The following is a series of texts that Spinette and I participated in. All words have been copied with the consent of the texters.
S = Spinette
A = Arachnid
S: Hello. You look wonderful today. [May I stress this was a texting conversation.]
A: Thank you.
S: You’re welcome.
S: How do I look?
S: Does that mean I’m sick?
A: No, it’s a color.
S: Oh… But I’m not usually green. Are you?
A: I’m normally blue.
S: That’s too bad… What the use of being blue?
A: It’s bright.
S: Oh. Well, you didn’t answer my question.
A: What’s the question?
***Seven minutes later***
S: I don’t feel like answering.
A: Was it, “What’s the use of being blue?”. If so, I said it’s bright. If it was, “How do I look?”, I said green. And if it was if you are sick, I said no. And no, I’m not usually green.
S: Then what are you? Purple?
S: Oh. I’d say you are rather smooth.
A: Okay. Which form of smooth?
S: Smooth. Like smooth.
A: As in “not rough”, or sunglasses smooth?
S: Like “your skin is smooth”. Neh.
A: So “not rough”?
A: As I thought.
S: You say I look green. Do you like the color green? I like turtles, but not the color green.
A: Depends on the shade. Bye.
S: I would never want to look like a turtle. Bye.