On Mermaids:

But what if mermaids only appeared humanoid at the surface?
What if, the deeper they dove, the more fish-like they became?

The light doesn’t penetrate as deeply as they swim lower in the ocean, so they adapt; eyes growing smaller, gills larger, scales along their backs emerge and spread out along their limbs, glowing softly at first, then more radiant as the darkness becomes more encompassing.

Mermaids at the bottom of the sea are hardly maids at all, but more like the creatures in dark fantasies that haunt children’s nightmares, with numerous limbs and sharp teeth. Pale and translucent skin, or else pitch black to blend in with their surroundings.

Maybe when they die at those depths, they rise to the surface and don’t change back to their human forms.
They wash up on shore as massive beasts, and humans cower in fear, afraid of the unknown things that lurk in the waters.

Stories of giant squids and colossal whales spread throughout mankind, and soon mermaids are more of a myth than anything, since the surface is a dangerous place now, and the hidden depths of the ocean are safer.

Over time their forms became less intimidating, as they still need the light to survive, but are shy of the ever present human gaze. Many take lesser forms; species of fish that can enjoy the warmth of the sun without becoming conspicuous.

And as time goes on, mermaids that once took humanoid forms no longer exist, but the variety of their species remains rich and diverse.

Some remain at the deepest of depths, introverted and peaceful with the silence of nothing. Others prefer the surface, where the light is constant and the colours vibrant, but grow smaller to avoid predation.

And then some, still fond of humans and more connected with their past selves, find they need air to survive, and breach surface frequently, living in relative peace along side us.

Maybe dolphins are these such creatures, sharing in human intelligence and mannerisms but no longer able to transform; a skill long lost to the ages.

The ocean is a mysterious world we know very little about, so why not?

The weirdest thing i can think of happening to me is when the furry girl at my school was going up the stairs really slow while I was behind her and she just turned her head and said “you can go around me you know.” And i was like, “um, or I could go up the stairs like a normal person?” I wasn’t even too close to her or anything, I was taking my time too, but she said “or you could have a nice attitude like a normal person.” To which I said, “you were the one with the attitude first” like a fucking baby

And I walked around her until I got to the top of the stairs. As I turned to open the door to the hall, she had completely stopped and was staring at me. And i was like?? Ok?

And then..she barked. She barked at me.

I was so taken aback that I just kept walking with my friend and we joked about it on our way to class.

Later on I was telling my other friends about it, one of them was like “dude she cursed you”

And I was like “what?”

And she kept saying the furry girl cursed me, which I found funny and told another friend about. He looked me dead in the eyes and said “no, dude, she cursed you. She barks at people to curse them. She literally told me she liked to kill animals to consume their form. You’re fucked.”

And I was like oh shit wow ok. But we all forgot about it later on until a couple days ago when the furry girl was on the same set of stairs taking her time and I was in front of her. She walked around me and for a split second we made eye contact and she just..smiled at me in an all-knowing way. I dunno how to feel about it but every time i see her she looks at me no matter what for a good ten seconds before leaving.

halloween aesthetic
  • warm fall clothes and blankets: taurus, CANCER, SCORPIO, PISCES
  • pumpkin everything: gemini, scorpio, LIBRA, sagittarius, aquarius
  • trick-or-treating: aries, leo, SAGITTARIUS, aquarius, pisces
  • costumes and parties: GEMINI, LIBRA, scorpio, sagittarius, aquarius
  • halloween decorating: VIRGO, libra, capricorn
  • piles of leaves: cancer, virgo, AQUARIUS
  • spooky-themed baking: TAURUS, gemini, CANCER, scorpio, Capricorn, PISCES
  • warm evening wind whistling through open windows: CANCER, capricorn
  • cemetery visits at 3 am: aries, LEO, AQUARIUS
  • scary movie marathons: ARIES, TAURUS, scorpio, sagittarius, capricorn, aquarius, pisces
  • pumpkin-carving: taurus, cancer, LEO, VIRGO, sagittarius, PISCES
  • ouija boards, bloody mary and other scary interactive shit: ARIES, taurus, gemini, virgo, SCORPIO, sagittarius, CAPRICORN, AQUARIUS
  • tumblr preparing for it a year in advance: gemini, leo, aquarius
  • sPOOKY SCsRY SKelLETOOONSSSS~: aries, taurus, cancer, gemini, leo, virgo, PISCES
  • ghosts, demons, witches, werewolves, vampires and other various dangerous mythical creatures: aries, GEMINI, leo, scorpio, capricorn
  • haunted houses: leo, virgo, scorpio, SAGITTARIUS, aquarius, pisces
  • the day after, november 1st, basically christmas: taurus, gemini, SAGITTARIUS, CAPRICORN