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I already talked a bit about it over at my twitter, but I want to elaborate a bit because it's something a lot of people don't seem to understand.

I've developed a fear of cats. It's not a phobia because I can function perfectly normally in a room with a cat. It's presence doesn't bother me one bit. I'll even pet it, but I don't particularly enjoy touching it and if it tries to stand on my lap we're going to have a problem.

The thing is, it's the cat's claws I don't like. Even if a cat enjoys what you're doing to it, it'll bore it's claws into you out of pure bliss. Holding a cat usually involves pain too unless you face it away from you. I'm aware that not every moment with a cat is filled with pain, I've owned cats and lives with one at the moment after all (though it's not mine) and we get along just fine, but I've got more scars from cats than anything else (including the one I live with) and none of those cats were angry with me. They were just doing cat stuff.

Cats' unpredictability scares me. I'm not blind to cat language. I know what the different tail movements and facial expressions mean, but sometimes they just randomly attack. Heck, if you pet them the wrong way you get your hand bitten/clawed the shit out of without warning. That's probably the main reason why I'm afraid of cats.

I've been bitten by dogs, but I always know why because dogs always give warning (I've had friends who didn't understand dog language so they understandably felt dogs were unpredictable, but if you know dogs you always see an attack coming a mile away) and all my dog injuries were because I knew a dog was aggressive but took hold of it anyway to get control of it, yet no dog has ever broken my skin.
Of course there are dogs that haven't been treated well and are straight up psychotic, but even that you can tell and know to stay the fuck away from.

So yeah, it's not a case of "I met this one crazy cat and now I'm afraid of all cats" It's a fear that has developed steadily over time because of cats' nature. I don't hate cats. I don't want to hurt them because they're just doing their cat thing and lots of people love them for it, but I don't feel comfortable touching them. 

As long as they don't expect me to pet them, cats and I are cool.

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star3catcher Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Hey, did you ever get back to that one, "Ask the SATW characters" thing?
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openskyline Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love love love your fear about cat's journal.
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Celemiri Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Humon!  Your "Mother Gaia" comic just got featured on the "I Fucking Love Science" Facebook page!  I got stupid excited when I saw it. :D
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phoenixfeatherxlight Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
with already over 23.899 likes Pwease
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Meelis3 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Heres some long but somewhat interesting reading about Europe's borders...

General conception about Europe's borders is that mediterranian sea is southern border and uralic mountains eastern. But- i just happened to read article where it described various calculated geographical central points of Europe. There is no typo- central points.
For example, geographical central points have been placed to Poland (Suchowola, calculated using Portugal, Greece, Norway and Uralic mountains as extreme points), Lithuania (Purnuškės, 16km north of Vilnius, set in 1989 after recalculating Europe's borders), Hungary (Tallya, based on 1992 calculation, plus few other calculations) and also Estonia (if we include Europe's more distant islands as well, then Europe's geographical center would actually be in Mõnnuste village, Saaremaa- that actually would mean that Estonia is in dead center of Europe- central european XD). And Belarus. And Slovakia. And Ukraine. And Czech Republic. and probably few more who i dont know or have forgot to list. Note that im STILL talking about geographical central point of Europe
And interesting thing about it- all listed countries (ok, ok, most as some listed have most likely been miscalculated) can have legit claim of having europe's geographical central point- depends on how you define Europe's borders, though right now officially regognised are Hungary, Estonia and Belarus.
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makoshark04 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Hello Humon,

I like to recommend KUTSUZURE SENSEN by Hayami Rasenjin, a Russophile mangaka.
The premise of the story is apprentice to Baba Yaga fights for the Soviet Union during World War II. Her minder is female Jewish political commissar. It is filled with Russian folklore and mythology. In one chapter, the commissar is kidnapped by river spirit who decide to keep her as her pet. But the apprentice rescue her comrade, claiming she's hers. Very funny and entertaining and sometime educational. You'll enjoy it.
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ShaneDSE2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love your work!!!!!
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flumenlimia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  New member
I really like your webcomics about Nordic countries (and some other countries as well). Thanks to you, I can understand this part of the world better. :D
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Purplemarshmallow Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey could you vote for me please? I am slowly getting moved farther away from 1st place :(

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Thank you, Purplemarshmallow xxx
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