It’s one thing to write about vanquishing giant spiders; it is a whole other thing to confront one of those terrifying suckers in your home. J.K. Rowling found out as much this week, when this many-legged beast blocked her exit, leaving her to call for help from her doctor/hero husband Neil Murray.
I am a strong, independent woman. Also, thanks very much to my husband for dealing with this so I could go through the door it was blocking. pic.twitter.com/nytaftNcIw
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 18, 2017
“I am a strong, independent woman. Also, thanks very much to my husband for dealing with this so I could go through the door it was blocking.” We can relate. That thing is freaking huge, and if we were J.K. we’d call for help too.
Of course, if you’re J.K. Rowling and you share a picture of a giant spider with your legions of fans, you have to expect a variety of replies. And Twitter didn’t let her down.
There were those who remembered Aragog
Did he call you “friend of Hagrid” before he tried to eat you?
— Chanti Burnette (@chantiburnette) September 18, 2017
I found Aragog in the kitchen the other day 🙂 pic.twitter.com/MNK7WGNWWL
— spacefrog29 (@Spacefrog29) September 18, 2017
There were those who had to share their own run-ins
I almost pitched cans, shoes and tools at it, but I was to scared he would fall and he would come for me, I would run trough a door😱😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/9XPCStcTOT
— JS (@JS_1974_) September 18, 2017
— Anne McKevitt (@Anne_McKevitt) September 18, 2017
Edinburgh ! Here is one in the flat I was renting during fringe pic.twitter.com/CCaVjUuLQP
— Tiffany Stevenson (@tiffstevenson) September 18, 2017
There were those who really got where Ron was coming from
SAME. Hahaha! pic.twitter.com/zSQjIYiL61
— April Ann (@AprilDeGuzman) September 18, 2017
— Erika (@asdfgjklERI) September 18, 2017
I’m a strong independent man, and neither my boyfriend or I would be able to handle that monstrosity without screaming like babies pic.twitter.com/OoQqBBCEQ0
— Austin Lee Matthews (@amtraxVA) September 18, 2017
There were those who just wanted to be friends
Poor, misunderstood spiders…….they just want to be your friend! 😂 pic.twitter.com/e58ZrtWyQn
— kirsty ❄️ (@twistedsista74) September 18, 2017
There was Ariana Grande
arania exumai ✨ https://t.co/K9oUwuDsC7
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 18, 2017
Then there was us
— Jared Halpern (@JaredEHalpern) September 18, 2017