octopus rings

10

1. Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus)
2. Blue-ringed Octopus (genus Hapalochlaena)
3. Blanket Octopus (genus Tremoctopus)
4. Mimic Octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus)
5. Dumbo Octopus (genus Grimpoteuthis)
6. Caribbean Reef Octopus (Octopus briareus)
7. Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)
8. Larger Pacific Striped Octopus (Octopus sp)
9. Casper Octopus (species unidentified)
10. Caribbean Two-spot Octopus (Octopus hummelincki)

I dreamt that I was on a roadtrip and stopped on an island for lunch. There was an animal shelter there, so I decided to drop in and see the animals.

I expected cats and dogs. Maybe a bird or a Guinea pig or two. Instead, there were bizarre otter hybrids, honey badgers, Tasmanian devils, blue-ringed octopi, a banana spider, and all kinds of lizards and insects. I asked the woman at the front desk why everything there was super dangerous and if many people ended up adopting from this shelter, but she didn’t seem to understand what I was asking. Then the blue-ringed octopus mind-melded with me like the voidfish and I was really torn about whether or not that meant it was safe to interact with.


I couldn’t resist going again with Floof Wars. Here we see what fugly Australian animals love doing most – plotting to kill every other living thing in Australia. To explain who these critters are:

Cassowary – Massive, eternally pissed-off bird keen to disembowel you with its raptor-claws.  

Funnel Web Spider –  Deadly toxic spider with fangs as big as Dracula.

Inland Taipan - Quite simply the most venomous snake on the planet.

Redback Spider – Enjoys cosy warm house interiors, and killing you.

Tiger Snake – Aggressive deadly snake eager to pwn you.

Blue Ringed Octopus – a painless little sting that results in a quick vomiting death.

King Brown Snake – get bitten and you’re dead in a hour.

Australian Salt Water Crocodile – Doesn’t wait for swimmers, comes looking for you on land.

Box Jellyfish - Been stung? Prepare to die in agony within 5 minutes.

Dingo – always thinking about eating babies.

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Greater blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata) by Elias Levy

What are the weirdest possible Faunus traits?

so far in my fanfic I’ve had

  • a Blue-ringed Octopus Faunus with iridescent pigments in their skin, 
  • a Snake Faunus with a detachable jaw, 
  • a Monkey Faunus with hands for feet, 
  • an Insect Faunus with antenna and an exoskeleton
  • an Owl Faunus with a neck that can turn 180
  • a Porcupine Faunus with quills for hair
  • I’m sorely tempted to find a way to work in a Sea Cucumber Faunus who can vomit up most of their organs .

Anyone got anything else they’d like to contribute?
Let’s cross the line between Furry and Lovecraftian

The Blue-Ringed Octopus is a tiny and extremely venomous cephalopod found in the tropical waters of the pacific. Each individual carries enough venom to kill over two dozen people within minutes. There is no anti-venom. However, they are not aggressive and will flash their brilliant blue rings when threatened, as a warning of their toxicity - photo taken at Wainilu, Rinca Island, Indonesia


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