okay so im sure I saw a post about mermaids having their own form of sign language bc sound doesn’t travel underwater, but what if they’ve just evolved without hearing at a certain point? in or out of the water, they have to sign to understand one another. (sorry 

and maybe a girl who’s deaf or hard of hearing is in a shipwreck, and while the others are shouting for help in a cold and soundless sea, the girl is frantically signing. she knows its useless, but her panic flies through her fingers as she falls deeper and deeper into the ocean. the mermaids watch, unmoved, as the rest of the sailors drown, but they recognize that her hands are making words, though they dont have the same language. 

when the girl wakes up, she finds herself on a tiny spit of land, waterlogged but alive, and surrounded by sharp-toothed fish people whose fins shimmer darkly beneath the surface. it takes a bit of doing, but once she realizes that they don’t want to eat her, the girl begins to learn their signs, and vice versa. they feed her and teach her to fish, and she teaches them jokes and sleight of hand.

what im saying is mermaids adopting a deaf or hoh girl as one of their own, and moving their colony closer to the surface in order to be near her and them being a weird fishy/human family and living in their own silent and lovely world

The Signs as 50% Off Quotes

Aries: “This is it. This is the year I get my penis back from that dolphin who stole it”
Taurus: “Why he touchin’ my man! WHERE HE GOIN’ WITH MAH MAN!” 
Gemini:   “Oh no. I got a flashback boner”
Cancer:  “Swim team nothing! I want that boy to be my bride!”
Leo:  *Booty Booty Booty Booty rockin’ everywhere* “Bitch you gonna be mine”
Virgo:  “I’m sinning tonight!”
Libra: “Painting sure is fun. You know what else is fun? Killing your best friend.”
Scorpio: “What’s up sluts! Guess who just got out of prison!”
Sagittarius: “THEY’RE MY OSTRICHES!”
Capricorn:  “Do not be alarmed! I’m about to be hilarious!”
Aquarius:  “USURPER!!”
Pisces: “The loser has to commit… Swimpuku.” 

the sign's cute af girlfriends
  • Aries: Kristen Stewart
  • Taurus: Hayley Atwell
  • Gemini: Lupita Nyong'o
  • Cancer: Lucy Liu
  • Leo: Julie Andrews (she's 79 but you're not complaining are you?)
  • Virgo: Laverne Cox
  • Libra: Angelina Jolie
  • Scorpio: Scarlett Johansson
  • Capricorn: Lea Seydoux
  • Sagittarius: Gillian Anderson
  • Aquarius: Natalie Dormer
  • Pisces: Nicki Minaj (god bless you, god bless you)
Things associated with the Signs

Aries - Healing scabs. Dirty nails from gardening. Sunlight through stained glass. Sunflower gardens. Cheap tobacco. Unfinished house plans for someday. 

Taurus - Sour candy. Horror movie marathons. Sand leftover from the beach. Frilled dresses. Forgotten iced coffee. Well kept secrets. 

 Gemini - Checker patterns. Banana milkshakes. The anticipation before a storm. Tapping fingers. Partial songs stuck in your head for weeks. 

 Cancer - Broken china. Neatly folded dish towels. The scent of bleach. Unused stationary. The calm after a panic attack. 

 Leo - The strain of muscle. Loud bass you can feel in your chest. Wet salt air. The warmth of a creeping blush. Feeling lonely in a room full of friends. Chai tea. 

 Virgo - The smell of home cooking. Liquid concealer to hide the dark circles under your eyes. Knowing smiles. Black coffee. Late night breakdowns. 

 Libra - Craft beer. Sunburnt skin. When you know you’re winning an argument. Strong cologne. Impulse vacations. 

 Scorpio - Once soft skin roughened by time. Jazz music. Camera shyness. Skeptical looks. Car rides to nowhere at 100mph 

 Sagittarius - That’s what she said jokes. Car grease. The hollow feeling you allow when you think no one is paying attention. Skull splitting hangovers.

 Capricorn - The dreamy state of a misremembered past. Breakfast for dinner. Paint in your hair. Watching the rain fall. Old brick buildings. 

 Aquarius - Mismatched socks. Nails bitten to nothing. Wanderlust. Boiling hot baths to forget. Watching people to guess their life stories. 

 Pisces - Too many rescued animals. Dream journals. Excessive drinking. Purple eyeshadow. The new flower buds in Spring.

The signs as inexplicable feelings

Aries: Onism (the frustration of being stuck in just one body that inhabits only one place at a time)

Taurus: Vemödalen (the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist) 

Gemini: Rubatosis (the unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat) 

Cancer: Chrysalism (the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm) 

Leo: Liberosis (the desire to care less about things.) 

Virgo: Altschmerz (weariness with the same old issues that you’ve always had – the same boring flaws and anxieties that you’ve been gnawing on for years.) 

Libra: Mauerbauertraurigkeit (the inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like.) 

Scorpio: Opia (the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable) 

Sagittarius: Nodus Tollens (the realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore) 

Capricorn: Jouska (a hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.) 

Aquarius: Exulansis (the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.) 

Pisces: Sonder (the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.) 

the signs when they find out that someone likes them
  • aries: will deny it until the end of time, gets embarrassed every time someone mentions that person
  • taurus: probably hates that person now
  • gemini: laughs and says, "but doesn't everyone?"
  • cancer: feels kind of conflicted because they don't like the person back but they don't want to hurt their feelings either??
  • leo: nods understandingly
  • virgo: "soOOOoo.......anyway"
  • libra: pretends to be touched and happy but kind of understands why
  • scorpio: probably immediately goes to that person and becomes friends w/ them
  • sagittarius: calls it a lie and when someone proves that it's true they'll pretend it never happened
  • capricorn: stalks that person on every single social media site they have an account on
  • aquarius: says "i know" and dismisses it but is actually p surprised and happy
  • pisces: is more in love w/ the IDEA of someone loving them than the actual person
The signs as 2010 era cartoons
  • Aries: Steven Universe
  • Taurus: Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja
  • Gemini: Adventure Time
  • Cancer: We Bare Bears
  • Leo: The Amazing world of Gumball
  • Virgo: Star vs. The Forces of Evil
  • Libra: Clarence
  • Scorpio: Rick and Morty
  • Sagittarius: Regular Show
  • Capricorn: Gravity Falls
  • Aquarius: Bojack Horseman
  • Pisces: Penn Zero Part Time Hero
  • looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll: sagittarius, aquarius, aries, capricorn, leo, gemini
  • looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you: cancer, pisces, virgo, taurus, libra, scorpio
  • looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll: pisces, libra, cancer, sagittarius, taurus, aquarius
  • looks like they could kill you and could actually kill you: gemini, leo, scorpio, capricorn, aries, taurus
  • could kill you by feeding you too many cinnamon rolls: gemini, sagittarius, libra, cancer, aquarius, virgo, pisces
The signs as Free characters

Aries: Momotaro Mikoshiba

Taurus: Aiichiro Nitori

Gemini: Kisumi Shigino

Cancer: Rin Matsuoka

Leo: Seijuro Mikoshiba

Virgo: Rei Ryugazaki

Libra: Goro Sasabe

Scorpio: Sousuke Yamazaki

Sagittarius: Nagisa Hazuki 

Capricorn: Gou Matsuoka

Aquarius: Haruka Nanase

Pisces: Makoto Tachibana

The signs as Greek mythology
  • Aries: Ares, god of war - the hero of all battles, known as "the bright and burning one", ruler of adrenalin, power, and determination.
  • Taurus: Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty - ruler of care, passion, beauty, and the enjoyment of the five senses.
  • Gemini: Mercury, Roman-adopted messenger of the gods - fast-paced, always thinking and planning, ruler of thought and wit.
  • Cancer: Artemis, goddess of the moon and the wild - ruler of motherhood, rhythm, and the unconscious mind.
  • Leo: Apollo, god of the sun - ruler of light, life, creativity, and joy, gives off positive energy and power.
  • Virgo: Hermes, (original) Greek messenger of the gods - ruler of health, critical thinking, purity, and practicality, most often associated with healing and care-giving.
  • Libra: Venus, Roman-adopted goddess of love and the muses - ruler of love, beauty, sweetness, harmony, and balance, including justice and peace.
  • Scorpio: Hades, god of the underworld - ruler of the unconscious, intuition, mystery, and endings and beginnings.
  • Sagittarius: Zeus, god of the sky and thunder - ruler of protection, energy, playfulness, and impulsiveness, known for outspoken independence.
  • Capricorn: Cronus, god of time - ruler of the passage of time, aging, adaptation, resourcefulness, and above all steady survival through life.
  • Aquarius: Uranus, god of the skies and heavens - ancient, one of the first Greek gods, ruler of foresight, inspiration, originality, and great vision.
  • Pisces: Poseidon, god of the sea - ruler of dreams, secrets, imagination, fluidity, and emotion.