While working on my car in the garage, I found a gigantic black widow that was a little bigger than the size of a quarter. I was about to bring down the holy wrath of mjolnir itself down on her, when I had a moment of mercy. Instead, I captured her inside of a plastic cup and have decided to keep it as a pet. Now I know this is a foreboding foreshadowing of what my death will be, but I dunno, she just seemed to be so... nice. Anyway, I'm gonna find something to put her in and see what kind of food I can dredge up for her. I realized that this black widow is a literal-phor for the girls I've dated. So now I'm counter metaphoring it by trying to have a relationship with the metaphor that they're trying to represent. Hopefully I can nurture this relationship well. I mean if I can't even have a relationship with a black widow, then I am less nurturing than a male black widow who's purpose in life is to be used by the female counter part. I found a friend for her, captured it alive and then got it inside of the little housing thing I made for her. Here she is just chillin. This is the prototype Terrarium I made. If you look at the bottom where the tape is, I cut it all along where there's tape. I figured I could open it from the bottom and release insects and they would immediately fly upwards into her webbing. The flaw however was that she couldn't stick to the plastic and couldn't make a very effective web. She tried as you could see in the first picture, but failed. So I took a new bottle, cut off the top, threw some dirt in there with some twigs to simulate a terrarium. This is the beta terrarium. She immediately began making a new and much better web. The fly eventually was caught. I didn't have any clear bottles, but I'm going to move her just once more. I hope it's not too terribly inconvenient for her to move so many times in such short periods, but I'm as new to this as she is. And here she is sitting in her room (I gave her the justice hall). Enjoying the sunlight and shadows. She actually sits below the window, but I put her up there so I could get some light to photograph her. She caught the fly finally, now that she has an actual web.