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A Tasty Solution 

Saltwater Brewery created an answer to floating plastic six pack rings harming the ocean environment and its creatures. Their rings are edible and made from wheat and barley leftover from the beer making process. It’s a great way for the brewery to cut back on waste product and provides a snack for fish and other sea dwelling animals. If more companies recycled like this maybe we could cut down on the amount of garbage polluting our waters daily.

Kudos, Saltwater Brewery.

My god this is the cyberpunk dystopia the 80s warned us of

Cities so tight on security there are cameras everywhere. Police killing people indiscriminately for their own joy. Giant walls being build across vast deserts. The rich living in their towers of glass. The poor on the streets with nothing. Internet in glasses. Corporate powers rule the White House. Wild roving gangs killing the “outsiders” Legit resistence networks run by punks. Religious groups have their own police forces. The net is being pressured to exclude the poor. Both fictional and literal representations of America are fash. Marketing brands are quite literally called “OBEY”. Corporate interests literally cut across sacred lands and pollute and destroy everything they touch. Hackers have become freedom fighters. Masked “anonymous” groups attempt to rip out criminals yet become the enemy of the state. Marketing is big bright and neon and meant to move your attention somewhere profitable The government said “fuck the planet” and now green energy is looked down on and discouraged. Corporations are treated as people. Weapons have more rights than citizens.

An anonymous fear submitted to Deep Dark Fears - thanks! I’m just finishing up my new Deep Dark Fears book - and I’ll be posting the cover tomorrow night!

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Koffing are strange airborne chordates with a highly variable appearance. Body cavity is mostly hollow, occupied primarily by a large botryoidal mass of hydrogen-filled gas bladders and a cavernous pharynx densely latticed with mucous webbing for collecting atmospheric particulates. Feed exclusively on pollutants, only existing in the most crowded population centers where the air is foul enough to sustain them. They’d be valuable as natural filtration systems if the gaseous waste they produce constantly in massive quantities wasn’t as/even more toxic than the material they consume.

Cellulose exoskeleton like cartilage in flexibility & strength. Tumorous cellular composition, despite being a naturally brainless meat balloon it’s extremely common for their epidermal layer to grow hair, teeth, even functional mammalian eyes, though they are incapable of interpreting the visual data gathered. The unblinking, glassy gaze and impression of a readable facial expression created by the various surface lumps has led to the common misconception that they’re aware of their piteous existence and suffering. More than a few people have lost limbs or even died in blasts caused by deliberately puncturing koffing and weezing as to ‘put them out of their misery’. In reality it’s unsure whether or not they are even truly sentient. Those who don’t heavily anthropomorphize them usually see them as little more than very dangerous plastic bags.

Rarely a koffing may develop brain tissue within it’s visceral mass. Such individuals, while being more likely to develop into weezing, are no less prone to suddenly and violently exploding at the slightest stress.


Weezing are much more stable than their smaller juvenile form, but also much, much rarer. Weezing may form as the end result of the fusion of several koffing, or of a spontaneous growth spurt in older koffing. As the pokémon ages it’s genetic structure becomes increasingly unstable and more likely to ‘evolve’ into it’s adult form.

Reproduction is spore/pollen based.

The cancerous nature of their tissue, its constant growth and self-mending, means they’re capable of living indefinitely, given they avoid spontaneous combustion. A complete enough fragment of an exploded specimen (whether koff or weez) has the potential to develop into a clone koffing of it’s ‘parent’.

Pigmented dull shades of gray, purple, blue, or, in exceptionally rare instances, green. Eyes can be any color, but are usually brown.