Saturday, September 26, 2009

Silverfish


Silverfish are creepy. They make slugs look cuddly.
Who hasn't opened an old book or magazine and had a mummified one drop in their lap?
Their silvery sheen and Art Nouveau curves can't override their powers to freak people out.

13 comments:

Linda said...

I've always been creeped out by them until I saw this guy.

Namowal said...

Thanks, Linda.
My goal was to see if I could make a silverfish cute.
Interesting note- I've seen plush spiders, insects, centipedes, slugs and even horseshoe crabs(!) but I've never seen a plush silverfish- or even a plastic one. That tells you something.

Sally said...

Aren't they known for creeping in peoples' ears?

Namowal said...

Just the drunk ones.

Linda said...

Sally, why did you have to say a thing like that.

RHSteeleOH said...

Yes Sally.. why did you have to say that? Now my ears itch. Yikes!

Namowal said...

Sally, are you not ashamed?

stray said...

lol on the ashamed comment -- that tune from the phone animation!

silverfish the creepiest ... when I think of it on that old shelf paper we used to use....

karenladeeda said...

yeah, I don't know what it is about silverfish, but the are in the top tier of creepie grossness. potato bugs and flying termites gross me out as well.

Namowal said...

I hear other bugs are embarrassed by potato bugs and pretend like they don't notice them when they crawl by.

Namowal said...

One more thing-
Silverfish- or at least the thought of seeing an army of them- have been one of the reasons I've never wanted to try hallucinogens.

Anonymous said...

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs30/i/2008/103/7/3/Sammy_the_silverfish_2_by_WeirdBugLady.jpg
Plush one: still creepy. I like that they gave it beady red eyes...

Namowal said...

I agree the plush one is still kinda creepy! :)