mermaid hunt

i know everyone loves all those “uwu soft flower crown princess” mermaids, but please consider:
- mermaids who aren’t ‘conventionally attractive’
- mermaids with huge fangs or no noses
- mermaids with multicolour skin who blend into the reefs
- mermaids with rough/rocky dark skin with barnacles on them that help them blend into the stone to ambush prey
- mermaids with wispy tails and tons of flowy fins to blend in with the swaying vegetation
- mermaids who are bald or have poisonous tendrils on their head
- completely white, blind mermaids who live in the unfathomably deep waters, their skin never seeing sunlight
- inky black mermaids with bioluminescent scales [and/or] fins who attract prey with their glow
- mermaids who are feral and feared, with spikes on their backs and razor sharp claws
- mermaids with gills on their faces
- mermaids covered in jewelry that’s fallen into the waters, so much so that you can hardly see their bodies
- mermaids that claim sunken ships, and kill anyone/thing that enters their territory
- mermaids swiming in clusters of their kind, or isolated mermaids that live/hunt alone
- mermaids that live in the walls of trenches, in the seemingly endless cave systems

- mermaids that vary in size, (giant whale mermaids, tiny shrimp mermaids)

literally any kind of mermaid that isn’t your average disney stereotype.

(also pls feel free to add your own!)

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formyths  asked:

it's almost mermay again??? anyway how about sailfish/marlin merms

Right? And now it’s over haha but have a sailfish merm












What are merpeople?

In legend and folklore, merfolk are creatures from the sea. They have the upper body of a human being and the tail of a fish. There are several kinds of merfolk, depending on their place of origin. Nowadays merfolk are usually described as beautiful creatures, though there are stories of monstrous ones. Some have webbed hands.
Many tales of folklore tell about merfolk, especially mermaids, using beauty and song to lure people to their deaths.

Where do they come from?

Merpeople have been sighted and stories of them have been recorded near (Ancient) Greece, Britain, Schotland, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Poland, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Central Afrika, Southern Afrika, the Caribbean, North America, Brazil, Philippines, Java, Israel, Zimbabwe.

Where do they live?

Merfolk live in bodies of water. Oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, etc. They mostly live in natural bodies of water. Where exactly depends on where they come from. We will cover different types of merfolk in another post.

What items are associated with merfolk?

In art, mermaids are often shown with a mirror and a comb. They are also sometimes depicted playing a harp and blowing conch horns. Folklore says that these items are very special to a mermaid, and if you steal it they lose their free will. Men have hunted mermaids by trying to find their special items and forcing them into marriage. If the mermaid ever gets back her special item she will go back to the sea, sometimes abandoning both husband and children. There are some tales that tell of mermaids taking their children with them.

Are all tales of mermaids old?

The last known sighting was in Zimbabwe, in Februari in 2012. There still are sightings of merpeople, and many believers. One of the last ones I know about is of a couple of fresh water merpeople attacking people trying to cross the river they were living in.

Do all merfolk lure people to their deaths?

No. Not all merfolk care about human beings. Some of them hate or distrust us, others are fascinated and want to help us. There are even tales of merfolk being unable to not help someone in need, even if it means endangering themselves.

@scriptorsapiens and I have been chatting about a hijack mermaid!AU and it’s been so much fun. 

There’s a LOT going on in this AU… But BASICALLY..  
Pitch hunts mermaids and he is hell bent on proving their existence to the world, he catches Jack from the Arctic and brings him home. Jack manages to escape and suddenly he finds himself lost in some part of the ocean he’s never seen before.
That’s when he meets Hiccup and Toothless. While bonding there’s an attack from a boat above and Toothless is taken by Pitch.
Any sea creature that isn’t a mermaid is worthless to Pitch so he sells them to his partner in crime Drago. Who owns Seaworld.
So now Hiccup and Jack have to break into Seaworld without being seen to save Toothless who has been put on display there.

browntiger15  asked:

In mermaid au, why is Keith an outcast???

ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ boi i’ll tell u wHY

The quick and easy answer is Keith is hot headed and can never follow the rules.

The deeper answer which explain more of the au is that humans are the big bads. They are constantly hunting mermaids for sport more than anything else and they probably make up reasons to hunt mermaids. As such they are banned from interacting with humans at all. Keith himself grew up with the same idea and that his mom is dead. boi u can guess his shoCK when he found out his mom was actually a regular old human. While he hasn’t ever told anyone he started seeing the side of the humans and defending them so much and the second he was caught interacting with a human he was practically banished from his pod (?) but with connections in the pod allows him to still follow, he’s just not allowed within the main group ever again.

And while this question doesn’t really warrant a picture i wanted something cute to balance out the darker ideas of the au sO

ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ  ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ  ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ  ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ  ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

Melody (TLM2) - Headcanons

Requested by: @cocopeppa


- Has recently turned twenty one.

- Chopped off her hair so it barely brushes past her ears, along with some cute bangs.

- Melody currently lives in Atlantis where she helps out her aunt, Queen Attina, with all the royal duties.

- Atlantis has become the only protected place from folk who hunt down mermaids because they fear Attina’s power of the sea. This means that Atlantis is a bit overpopulated, but Melody’s aunt has been handling the situation quite well.

- Melody has always been disgusted with the idea of the Isle, but she and Attila don’t have any power when it comes to such.

- She had really wanted to meet the group of VKs but didn’t want to leave her aunt with all of the stress. After two years of the group announcing their decision to be good, Melody grinning at the sight of them on TV, (after the whole ‘Uma disaster’) Ben had reached out to Queen Attina asking for help to track Uma down.

- Attina quickly told Melody, who had volunteered immediately.

- When Mal, Carlos, Evie and Jay (Along with Ben and Lonnie) had arrived to meet Melody and Attina, (they had met on a pier, where Attina had magically transformed the gang into mermaids) she was super thrilled.

- Evie was starstruck at how she was actually face to face with real mermaids, not to mention actually being turned into one, she kept complementing Melody and Attina’s hair, tails, etc.

- They had searched for hours throughout the sea, but although they couldn’t find the blue haired girl, it was an incredible adventure. They had talked and talked about life on the Isle, Auradon, and in the sea. During their search they had even encountered a ship of pirates that were on the hunt for mermaids, whearas they tricked them into crashing their ship onto a lodge of sharp rocks. (They had survived, piling up onto the rocks, but were soaked and very pissed off)

- Now that Melody has officially befriended the gang, she has a reason to visit the land and experience just what’s going on up there.