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New Poll - Hated Animals
This week's poll about the animals you hate was suggested by VawX. Non-exhaustive list, but it should cover the most common ones.

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How should translators deal with author self-censored curse words?
Replace word for a less harsh one (i.e., crap) - votes: 69 (1.7%)
Use the actual curse word (i.e., shit) - votes: 720 (18.3%)
Match how the author censored it (partly or fully censored) - votes: 2653 (67.3%)
Censor entire word (i.e., *bleep* or ****) - votes: 28 (0.7%)
Only censor part of the word (i.e., sh*t) - votes: 474 (12%)
There were 3944 total votes.
The poll ended: August 17th 2019

I didn't even think about copyright censoring...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
August 17th 12:19am
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» calstine on August 17th, 2019, 2:42am

Spider, obviously. *Is arachnophobic*


» VawX on August 17th, 2019, 3:34am

Mosquito in hot days are like the devils, but one annoying rat can be super annoying mmm...


» Rasparr on August 17th, 2019, 4:16am

Wasp. Those god-forsaken creatures just love building theirs nests into my bedroom's wooden ceiling and there's no way of stopping them from getting out right next to my desk. Stuff a hole? They'll make a new one. Second place goes to spiders, I hate how they look and move around. Outright disgusting. Third place is ticks. Nasty little guys.


» residentgrigo on August 17th, 2019, 4:51am

I don´t hate or fear any animal but flys are the biggest day to day problem listed. I had to choose them as mosquitos aren´t a problem in my geographic location.
Ticks, leeches and especially skunks can mess you up if we want to stay realistic (sharks aren´t a danger to humans) but I never had a bad encounter with any of them.

Edit: The ones complaining about bed bug should maybe reconsider their living arrangements and habbits. These aren´t a normal occurrence.


» HikaruYami on August 17th, 2019, 5:22am

Definitely wasp for me.

I guess 88.7% of people voting have never been stung by one.... Cockroaches are gross and mosquitoes are annoying as fuck, but some wasps are fucking psychopaths.


» Senrosj on August 18th, 2019, 9:57am

I don't remember if it was a wasp or a bee, but one of them went into my ear and on reflex I tried to swat it away... it stung me in the ear... and it has happened me twice...

Still, while I avoid them like the plague, I can kind of deal with them now. Flies on the other hand, are super annoying. Same with mosquitoes, though where I'm now there are barely any. What I used to do was sleep with my who body covered with a blanket/sheet, only leaving my mouse and nose outside so mosquitoes wouldn't annoy me at night.

I chose flies, because you can't hear mosquitoes until they are close to you. You can hear flies in small rooms and you will see them, as they are hyperactive little shits.


» HikaruYami on August 19th, 2019, 9:22am

I just can't compare annoyance to pain, at all. I crush mosquitoes and occasionally even flies (they're not always that fast, they just seem it when you're a kid and have slow-ass reflexes) with my bare hands. Try doing that with a wasp....


» Transdude1996 on August 17th, 2019, 5:37am

I'm getting on the wasp bandwagon as well. Those assholes leave their shit everywhere.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Currently residing the house and have already taken down a half-a-dozen abandoned nests


» patatromb on August 17th, 2019, 5:48am

The disgusting, horrible giant centipede is the most terrible animal I can think of. As it didn't made it into the list, I should go with the mosquito.


» vivant on August 17th, 2019, 7:16am

Hate: cockroach.
Terrible, disgusting, hard to kill with insect repellent (I can't just squish it like everybody else, can't stand the imagination of gooey and crushed cockroach)

On the other hand, I fear snake the most.
Two almost "intimate" encounter with snakes changed my whole life.

Imagine finding a snake inside your bedroom, crawling under the door, and the only thing that made me realize it was that the snake was stuck on the glue side of sellotape trash and it made sound. 🤢

The second encounter (hopefully the last one in my life) was finding a snake hanging on the doorknob outside my friend's bedroom (she was sleeping inside) and the snake was only 2 meters away from me and my bedroom.
I called my friend, she woke up, I told her not to come out, she stood on her bed, preparing for the worst. I tried to make the snake fall into the plastic bag I put under but it terribly failed and the snake slithered under the door and made its way inside my friend's bedroom.
We tried to use salt (some myth said snake fear salt), TOTAL FAILURE. 🤢
We tried to made it dizzy by spraying insect repellent (the only "weapon" we have), the snake got a little bit dizzy but we almost get ourselves intoxicated by spraying too much repellent inside a closed room.
I used triple hand gloves (double medical gloves and one thick garden gloves), caught the dizzy snake, put it inside the plastic bag, threw it to the garden outside far from the house.

Both of them happened inside the same house, where my friend and I used to rent.
The house was near paddy field so maybe the snake came from there......
Btw the battle versus snake all happened after midnight, maybe 1AM or 2AM.
I thank God for making me decide that I should sleep very late those nights.


» kurotaito on August 17th, 2019, 9:14am

The worms that you find in unclean faucets or other wet areas (i.e. maggots). They give me so much stress.

When I was younger, a bunch of them literally lived in one of those hard to clean blenders. Was cleaning it out one day, and came back with a trauma. Now every time I see one, I almost puke.

I might be a millennial, but when it comes to kitchen supplies, I am like my dad. Kitchen motto: "hard to clean, trash it."


» vigorousjammer on August 17th, 2019, 1:17pm

Cockroaches are the worst of the bunch.
There's others on here that come close, but most of the rest of them can be cool in the right context.
Certain types of snakes are pretty cool, certain types of spiders if you've got them secured in a habitat.
Both of those two can be pets.

I suppose the ones that are never cool would be:
ticks, bed bugs, wasps, mosquitos, flies, and cockroaches...
so my choice was really from those six... and the worst of the bunch, if you ask me, are those damn roaches! 😠
They're creepy, disgusting, and worst of all, difficult to kill! Even after you kill them, they still cause problems. Worst one, for sure. 🤢


» orochijes on August 17th, 2019, 1:41pm

Anything that sucks blood and carries disease is top of my list, first place going to whatever can reach me most easily. My most hated is mosquitoes followed by ticks.


» SentientCrab on August 17th, 2019, 2:56pm

Anyone who picked mosquitoes over bed bugs hasn't had to deal with bed bugs. They are a huge pain to get rid of. ~30 percent of people aren't even allergic to it so you might have them and not realize it and they can spread relatively easily. Mosquitoes may be more annoying in your daily life because you deal with them more often, but I be around a ton of mosquitoes then deal with a bed bug infestation.


» VawX on August 17th, 2019, 6:41pm

Well that's the thing, it's your own personal experience mmm...
If I live in a plantation or a farm, some of the pests might be my worst enemies, but here in my home, freakin mosquitos are just the worst mmm...


» dreamer00013 on August 18th, 2019, 11:51am

That I really didn't want to know. Eww.


» Morrelan on August 17th, 2019, 6:14pm

Dang I picked wasps but I didn't see the fly option. Fruit flies... 😔


» darkraiders on August 18th, 2019, 10:53am



» cloclo on August 18th, 2019, 12:55pm

Bed bugs never leave you even if you move out.
You're constantly checking out your bed, the weird sensations on your arms, legs...
The true nightmare.


» hkanz on August 18th, 2019, 6:30pm

Bedbugs!! Ticks are terrible too, but at least they don’t infest your house and you should be able to prevent disease by removing them quickly. Waiting with bated breath for the new Lyme disease vaccine to come on the market.


» Bog Initiate on August 19th, 2019, 7:21pm

I was about to vote for worms until I saw the ticks option.


» redlinks on August 20th, 2019, 5:56am

wasps, hornets, mosquitos, leeches, and ticks. I dislike them all equally. Also, gnats.


» Jendrej on August 20th, 2019, 1:25pm

I hate dogs. It should be legally allowed to kill stray dogs that bark at you or are on the path that you want to take.


» hkanz on August 23rd, 2019, 1:37pm

Yea, dogs are definitely not my favourite. My problem is more with dog owners though, since I’ve never seen a stray dog but I’ve been chased by aggressive guard dogs whose owners don’t confine them to their property. A girl was just killed in Detroit and the dog owner was charged with murder, which is what needs to happen every time when the owner has aggressive dogs, doesn’t confine them properly and they injure someone.


» Peep on November 6th, 2021, 7:56am

You are in most countries, at least the ones I lived in. If you feel you are threatened by a stray dog then you are allowed to defend yourself and kill it.
I heard some minister in India passed some retarded law that banned killing stray dogs recently though, India, Bangadesh, Burma etc all have stray dog problems, but I think India probably has the worst of those, like where somebody could legitimately be killed by a pack of dogs going home.
I hate stray/unattended dogs, that includes dogs owned, but where the owner just basically abandons them to free roam the area. They so often become violent because they decided you entered their territory even if they have owners. There was some schoolgirl that had her face mauled while going out in the morning, free roaming dogs should be put down due to the potential danger they present.

Mosquitoes, cockroaches, fleas, ticks and other irritating non-human animals.


» pyonk on August 21st, 2019, 5:43pm

Mosquitos coz they carry malaria and dengue fever here. They are the native animals here coz even though we bombed them every couple months with mosquito fogging, their population never decrease. I hate them so much they are annoying for someone like me who loves to sit down, stay still and read manga/novel. Mosquito electric racket and anti mosquito lotion are my intimate friend everyday.


» blackkittycat15 on August 21st, 2019, 7:04pm

Mosquitos since they come after you. Leeches and ticks are also pests but less common. Wasps and bees hurt more but I leave them alone they leave me alone. On the other hand I'm almost tempted to say raccoon because I have one tearing apart my garage night after night (I have an outside and cat food, but I can't stop feeding my pet so it's a headache).