AND FREEZE. Don't forget freeze! I do that too. Locking eyes. His 8, my 4. He's in perfect position to just fucking stare right at me. Those 8 legs just holding him still meanwhile I can fall over if I'm not careful because I'm only using two legs to secure my stance. His stance is superior to mine. He is more prepared than I am. I have to think quick, I have to make changes, I have to mix it up to stand a chance. Otherwise I'm in his web, slowly losing the fight. Until he walks up to me, looks me in the eye while I'm too weak to fight back, and kills me.
You don't understand the complexity of the nightmares I have at night. You don't get spiders. You just think they're cute. I know who they really are. That's why I'm AFRAID of them.