fish with human teeth

Had a dream where I was sitting in a dark office and reality felt really altered and strange and there was just a fishtank illuminating the room and then this fuckin fish looked at me and grinned with human teeth and in this super deep voice said “you’ve been here awhile, better wake up before you forget how to” and I fuckin woke up in a cold sweat

Meal Provided for Human Delegates to the Conclave

“Humans primarily consume organic materials derived from dead plants or animals. They also consume some quantity of inorganic minerals. Translator Zeiat has informed us that they enjoy food which looks like different food. In this case, we have provided some inorganic minerals in the shape of a bird’s egg, which provides a pleasant counterpoint to the feathers that are the primary animal-derived component of the dish.“

Damien: Had a dream where I was sitting in a dark office and reality felt really altered and strange and there was just a fish tank illuminating the room and then this fuckin’ fish looked at me and grinned with human teeth and in this super deep voice said “You’ve been here awhile, better wake up before you forget how to” and I fuckin’ woke up in a cold sweat.

Robert: Dude I think you went to Hell.

taking a bath with Tommy Holland would include

Originally posted by quent1nn

  • him not being able to take his eyes off of your beautiful body
  • splashing each other a lot
  • making bubble hairdos and beards
  • “okay, who am i now? YOU SHALL NOT PASS!”
  • his knees poking under the water
  • washing each other’s hair
  • giving each other’s massage
  • him tickling you
  • resting the back of your head in  the crook of tommy’s neck
  • falling asleep holding each other
  • scooping bubbles and blowing them at each other
  • talking until you’re both really pruney
  • “did you know that fishes with human teeth have been discovered?”
  • “no way”
  • stolen kisses
  • him ATTEMPTING to braid your hair
  • “this is too complicated”
  • but at the end,he does a pretty good french braid
  • “did you know that kissing burns a lot of calories?”
  • “really? well let’s find out”
  • kissing till you’re out of breath
  • “yeah, i kinda feel a bit skinnier”
  • slipping on your splashed water when you get out of the bathtub
  • Jimin: Had a dream where I was sitting in a dark office and reality felt really altered and strange and there was just a fish tank illuminating the room and then this fuckin’ fish looked at me and grinned with human teeth and in this super deep voice said “You’ve been here awhile, better wake up before you forget how to” and I fuckin’ woke up in a cold sweat.
  • Hoseok: Dude I think you went to Hell.
The Voice of the Sea

I once met a selkie who claimed she could hear the voice of the sea, whispering secrets to her down in the liquid dark: that it was an angry voice, resentful of all things the land held out of its reach, and that each fresh wave was a kind of preliminary bite, the ocean slowly stretching out its jaws for the final gulp that would swallow the world. The selkie who told me this kept her skin buried in a hole beneath a lightning-struck tree, and ate nothing but raw fish even in human form. Her pointed teeth left little pinpricks all across my neck and shoulders, and her eyes were wild, perceptually darting around the room like those of a startled cat. Towards the end she kept suggesting that I take my skin off, like she did hers. “Have you ever tried, though?” she would say, tugging a little too insistently on my hair. “Who knows what you might turn into?”

Several years later I met another selkie, who had eyes like Baltic amber and who kept her skin hung neatly on a hook on the wall, and she claimed that the voice that whispered to her down in the heart of the sea wasn’t angry at all. It was gentle, she said, a voice that understood everything about you, because it had seen everything by this point, and had already forgiven all the flaws you spent so much time worrying about a thousand times over. The sea was a parent, and the waves were embraces, washing up tenderly on all its orphan shores. (She asked me to take my skin off too, the day before she disappeared. “I bet there’s something really interesting under there,” she said. I tried to explain to her that that wasn’t how humans worked, but I don’t think she really understood).

The ocean has never spoken to me, and so I’ve never known which of the selkies was right. But ever since then I’ve wondered if maybe we all swim in our own oceans, voiceless and nameless, straining to hear the sound of our own whispering hearts.

Seashells

There are so many possible AUs to pick from but I finally settled on Pirate!Genji and Mermaid!Mercy. Mercy’s tail is modeled after a lionfish, the colors and patterns I felt went better with her. I know, I know. Angelfish was staring me down, but lionfish is just as beautiful for Mercy. Trust me.


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Fish are weird.

The entire skeleton of a fish is decidedly strange.

But fish jaws are perhaps the weirdest

I knew fish jaws and fish teeth were odd - like there is a fish called a Pacu with astonishingly human looking teeth - and when cleaning up a large fish skeleton I was interested in what I would find in the way of jaws and teeth. 

What struck me was how dissimilar the skeleton of a fish is to its living form and how little resemblance it bears. I ended up with a tray full of flat, bristly-ended bones with no clear way they aligned next to one-another.

As a fish lives in water, the pressure and buoyancy of its habitat supports its body totally differently to the air and gravity upon land, so different structures of skeleton evolved to suit the different habitats. 

(This is probably also the reason fish flesh is much softer and nicer to eat than land animal flesh…I’d never thought of that…)

But the jaws, the jaws… 

I was at fist disappointed with the teeth of the fish I’d just cleaned up - I knew the bony circles couldn’t be its full dentition. Then, among the bones, I began to find the tiny pointed teeth. Lots of them. Every hollow circular socket held a tiny sharp pointed tooth. There are hundreds of sockets. 

There are also more than the conventional upper jaw and lower jaw. In total there are twelve different bones with tooth sockets on. 

There are also two other ‘teeth’ - just hard plates of enamel. - EDIT: I have been informed these are not in fact teeth, but inner ear bones. Fish are weird.

All in all, both fascinating and horrifying. I shall now lose a day to googling fish teeth and fish jaws to find out what exactly I have here, how it fits together, and how it all works. 

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Scishow: The Fish With Human Teeth:

A fish with eerily human-like teeth was caught in a New Jersey lake. And scientists have learned to speak Bird!

oh you have no idea how delighted i am that this fish’s teeth are still a surprise to people, oohhohohooohooo

i think it’s called a sheepshead or sth..there’s another one called a pacu (a type of piranha i think), but it only has one row of teeth. but. it’s still a fish with human-y teeth so…………..

mclannen-deactivated20140528  asked:

Random question: What do you imagine the anatomy of a mermaid to be? (Webbed fingers? Gills? Fins? Variations in tails? Inner anatomy?)

I like to imagine them to be something that evolved from early hominids, but adapted for underwater life, so bone structure somewhere between humans and fish. Maybe cartilage? Definitely webbed fingers, teeth, claws, gills. lots of crazy fins, feelers, maybe even tentacles, depending on the region they lived in. There might be shark, cephalopod, and other kinds of underwater creature variations. 

I love the romantic designs where they’re just beautiful men/women with fish tails, but if I want to convince myself a creature like that survives, it’s because they’ve adapted to seep-sea life, and probably look much more alien and frightening to us. Fun to think about!