Open Post: Hosted By Lucas, The World’s First “Cute” Spider

December 2, 2017 / Posted by:

Bored Panda has introduced the world to the work of animator Joshua Slice. He put together this short clip of a “cute” spider named Lucas. (That’s also the name of Joshua’s nephew who did the voice acting.) Slice is obviously talented, cuz’ this is Pixar-level work. But this jury’s still out on “cute.

“This is an animation test of a character I’ve been working on,” Slice writes. “I’m responsible for the design, modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, and rendering.”

Yeah, well, it’s still an arachnid. And the only thing scarier than an arachnid is a reptile. Let’s test for “cute.” If you woke up in bed to find Lucas crawling up your chest towards your face, would you go “dawww” and pet it? Or would you scream, throw the covers off (hoping it died of suffocation in your bedspread), and call 911? The latter, right? And you “dawww” people, don’t give me the “but they eat other bugs” riff. There are few things more terrifying than realizing that you’re sharing the shower with a GIANT daddy longlegs. Revulsion. Ick. Creep. NO.

Pic: Air.tv (via Bored Panda)

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