glowing squid

I feel like I should post more funny teaching stories here

Because I definitely have them.

For example, I have come to learn over the course of holding this position that Japanese school culture festivals are, in many ways, just as filled with zany hijinks as they are in your average anime.

Some highlights from my recent experiences with the mysterious beast known as the culture festival:

-Class 1-B presented a statistical report on this season’s fishing hauls. Sounds boring, right? Nope - it was presented via interpretive dabbing, with all of the class officers in glow-in-the-dark squid masks

-3-A, for their presentation, composed and performed an enka ballad about why our town is NOT famous

-Not to be outdone, 3-C crafted a loving, emotional video tribute to their three years of junior high school…narrated by the disembodied head of former US president John F. Kennedy projected on the gymnasium wall

-2-B made a ping-pong table. Their presentation consisted of walking onstage, saying “We made a ping-pong table” and sitting down.

-Students were allowed to order special lunches from the set festival menu up to two weeks in advance. The vice-principal was meant to pass out notices explaining how many of each item students might order. He failed to do so. A student ordered 28 muffins. The faculty watched in horror as he ate every single one.

But imagine...

Sad gryffindors trying to cheer up by telling themselves over and over again that they are brave and that they will get through it. That they will never give up and that they know that they can do it. Sitting in the common room and starring into the fire , reminding themselves that after every night comes a new dawn. They would snuggle themselves into the big, red, fluffy blanket that lie around during winter time and wait for the house elves to tell them that they do a good job. In return the elves would beam at them , get the some hot cocoa and scones and tell them what a kind soul they are. That they can cry, that they don’t have to be strong all the time even though that it what their house is known for.

Helpless hufflepuffs that are curled up in the herbology room close their eyes to inhale the soothing scent of flowers and herbs and spices. Magical plants that shower them in golden, flying drops and wipe away their tears. Fireflies would light up the dark in the room and the flowers would start to glow. The old plants would start to hum and to sing and make the pain of being at a loss go away. Hufflepuffs being comforted by they steady pulse of nature breathing in and out. Hufflepuffs showing their vulnerable side to magical flowers that would bury them in little, colourful pedals and tickle them to make them smile that beautiful smile again.

Clueless Ravenclaws . So when they have a block in their mind they accio their broom into their room and go for a flight just before the dawn. They are joined by testhrals and after the battle of hogwarts almost everyone can see them. They would be in the middle of the pack and be escorted to a safe place in the woods where they could sit down in silence and listen to the sounds of the forest. The creatures would lean into the pupils and comfort them with the presence. Ravenclaws being able to let go and fully relax and start thinking like a normal person again. The animals watching over them and making sure they get back safely.

Lonely Slytherins, when the pressure of making sure to always be the first and the best threatens to break them they sneak out of the castle at night and go down to the lake. They would sit in silence under the nightsky and stars and listen to the swapping of the waves. The merfolk would always watch them and when they deemed the time to be right they would swim to the students and take them by the hand, pull them into the water and swim with them. They would give them gillyweed and they could dive into the dark depths where mystical, magical creatures roamed and glowed and the squid would make sure that they are always safe and they would only be able to leave the lake when they were truly at ease and the voices in their heads were gone.


pomrania  asked:

Why are they in jars?

Well @pomrania,

I suppose it’s because I like jars. They’re my comfort zone. When I don’t know what to draw, I’ll draw jars (usually with figments in them!). 

They really are a safe place for me. I’ve often felt out of place in my life and when I can put a drawing in a jar it feels like I’m placing things where they belong. It makes me feel like I belong.  

And I just really love the way jars look!!

Anyway hope that answers your question!! And I hope you are all having a lovely night!!


Continuation of my Voltron mermaid au with deep sea squid Allura!

Pidge / Lance / Hunk / Keith / Shiro / Allura / Coran

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5 amazing Glow in the Dark Creatures.

I Recently read About these amazing glow in the dark creatures in the newspapers and thought it was worth sharing

1.  Saprobe Panellus Stipticus, Fungi:

Found in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, the bio-luminescence emitted by the Saprobe fungi that grows on decaying wood is called Foxfire (not firefox).Also called fairy fire, it emits green light.

2. Firefly Squid (Watasenia Scintillans):

Japan’s tiny “Firefly” squid emits a blue biol-luminescence. These emissions allow the firefly squid to communicate with other members of its species, warning them of predators and to lure fish into its bait.

3.  Glowworms:

Found in the Caverns of New Zealand and Australia, glowworms not only emit light to attract prey, but drop sticky silken thread from cave ceilings. This thread creates a cool visual effect similar to looking at the stars on a clear night.

4. Crystal Jelly ( Aequorea Victoria):

Found off the coast of North America, Crystal Jelly amits a green-blue glow with over 100 tiny, light-producing organs surrounding the body. It is collected for its luminiscent photo-proteins which are used as bio-markers in research studies on genes and to detect calcium.

5. Dinoflagellates

Found in both fresh and salt water, Dinoflagellates can produce a brilliant bio-luminescence. When they are disturbed, either naturally or by man-made waves(boats, swimmers, fishermen) the water surface lights up with a beautiful blue glow.

Pretty amazing-nature Huh?…

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anonymous asked:

hey carrie. just wondering if you knew of any teen wolf (any pairing) tentacle fics?

* indicates warnings for dubious consent

various pairings

  • The Migratory Patterns of Omegas by clio_jlh (Lydia/Erica, E, 9k) Erica and Stiles are convinced that they’re going to go down in history as the first-ever omegas at Beacon Hills High School to go unclaimed. But they also, deep down, have an alpha that they’re hoping will come to them when they go into heat. Both of these ideas about instinctive mating are pretty much entirely wrong. 
  • Stiles and the Neighborhood Friendly Tentacle Monster by vampireisthenewblack (Stiles/Other, E, 2k) Stiles gets friendly with a Tentacle Monster.
  • Hardwood* by the_rat_wins (Stiles/Nemeton, E, 4k) A tiny green tendril curls softly around his wrist where it’s resting against the wood. Stiles takes shallow breaths, trying not to move or get too excited, but—it’s working, he thinks. This is going to work.
  • Rose Quartz Means My Love Will Come For Me* by tryslora (Stiles/Danny, E, 2k) It was one spell. One spell. And now Stiles is bound to a tree, being fondled by vines, and waiting to see if his true love comes to rescue him. Fucking fairies. It’s all their fault!
  • What The Water Gave Me by seto_puppy (Jackson/Stiles, M, 1k) He officially hated witches. With their sleek hair and curling mouths and sharp, hawk-like eyes. And their zapping, gut writhing, leg splitting apart, tentacle making pain.
  • Rain by amorremanet (Jackson/Danny, G, 657 words) Yeah, well, what makes you think I’m going to fix them for you?” “Because I have it on good authority that you love grooming my tentacles for me.”


  • Ad Astra Per Tentaculum by morganoconnor (E, 12k) Space contains a multitude of different species, and Derek has seen and helped a lot of them in his time taking down branches of the slave-trade organization. But this is the first time he’s seen an Aloshrivnik. It’s not the tentacles that draw him in; it’s the goddamn eyes that stare at him without backing down. “Stiles,” it says to him. “My name is Stiles.”
  • stem of the bloom* by languistly (E, 5k) “I have to fuck that tree,” he tells Scott and Allison at lunch. The cafeteria is packed but Stiles doesn’t bother to keep his voice down. “Okay,” Scott says. “Wait, what?” He’s been a little slow lately, but that’s forgivable. True Alphahood, darkness in his heart. Those things build up. “The Nemeton,” Stiles says, rolling a tater tot around in ketchup. “I’m gonna put my dick in it.”
  • The Creepy Cave* by lolafiest (E, 4k) Stiles looks up. Slowly. “Holy shit,” he says. The tentacle is attached to more tentacles which are attached to a giant glowing squid thing. “That is not the droid we were looking for.”
  • When It All Comes Crashing by snarkasaurus (E, 19k) Once upon a time, a woman fell in love with a man that she thought was actually a man. Turns out, fucker was a shape shifter, and not just any shape shifter, but a chaos monster.Fast forward a few hundred years, and one Stiles Stilinski is minding his own damned business, helping his pack defeat an (the? He doesn’t know, he just knows they’re assholes) alpha pack, when this witch starts laughing at him. And suddenly he has tentacles.In which Stiles discovers he’s actually a baby chaos monster, sprouts tentacles, and then has to spend an indefinite amount of time with one rather surly alpha werewolf, learning how to control his form, defeat an alpha pack, and navigate the perils of loving someone who’s kind of afraid to be loved. All while sporting tentacles that have a mind of their own. Easy, right?
  • Let That Be A Lesson* by vampireisthenewblack (E, 3k) In which Derek finds Stiles in a compromising position.
  • I Was A Teenage Tentacle Alien by Green (E, 10k) Stiles and his family crash landed on Earth years ago and were forced to blend in. Now they’re being rescued but Stiles doesn’t want to leave — especially now that he’s started a relationship with Derek.
  • show me your back (and the secret it keeps) by Pandelion (E, 2k) He’s always hidden it. Them.
  • Octopussy Galore by eeyore990 (E, 2k)  The beginning sequence to the new James Bond flick opens more than the movie. It opens Derek’s eyes to a kink he had no idea he’d possessed.