things in the ocean

casual reminder that you shouldn’t fuck about with things in aussie tide pools or the ocean/beach region

half of them will probably kill you, some will definitely kill you, at least three i can think of can kill you before you know you’re dead


noticing an uptake in ig and fb photos of people doing stupid shit again, and it’s basic marine biology /common sense peeps


Specifically, don’t pick up tiny octopi, yeah they’re cute… but consider this: you won’t know if its a blue ringed octopus until it’s too late, and their beak is small so you won’t FEEL the bite… 

and the only way to survive a bite is immediate medical help where they try to keep you alive long enough for the toxin to flush out of your system, as the toxin does its best to shut everything down

like… just saying… you see picks of people picking up these little creatures all the time, and you’re screaming internally bc that could be a ProblemTM, and jesus why would you do that?

i mean, there’s also conefish that’ll fuck you up

stonefish chill around the place, step on one and you’ll know

lionfish are pretty but poisonous

eels and seasnakes can fuck you up

some corals have concerning defences, but again even a scratch from one if not treated right can get hella infected

stingrays are chill, unless scared (btw Steve Irwin SPECIFICALLY said not to blame the ray, he’d startled it, so please stop hating on the little guys)

Jellyfish are everywhere
>IRUKANJI/Box Jellyfish are really teeny tiny little cuties… they will cause you unending agony and can kill some people
>Do not go messing with them

Blue Bottles or Man’O’War are unmistakeable. Also jellyfish-like in the way they use tentacles

Basic Jellyfish

[As you may know from your op marine biology classes at high school, jellyfish tentacles are contact-activated (cn be circumvented by thick wetsuits). All along the tentacles are hundred of thousands of nematocysts… basically tiny little cells with what is basically minuscule harpoons in them. When one touches your bare swimmer leg, they fire and snatch you up, the more you move the more it wraps and activates. Which is why it hurts like hell, you shoud never try to remove one barehanded, peeing on it is a BAD IDEA (heat can stimulate more firing) and rubbing sand on it is also bad.]

>To remove jellyfish tentacles, if you cannot locate a lifeguard (who will have supplies for this type of first aid in the tower), wash the area with seawater -anything else will trigger more. Vinegar will remove most tentacles.
But make your first priority calling for an ambulance 000/additional medical aid, because some people can have EXTREME reactions to jellyfish stings (esp. irukanji), ad it can require CPR in some instances). 

Sharks - most are chill, but a few are desperate enough to come in to shore.
Don’t hunt them, don’t antagonise deliberately, they live in the damn ocean btw. A smack to the nose can ward them off in an emergency but mostly getting tf out of the water is the best bet.

>Other squid/octopi, they legit have tiny ass beaks that can damage you. Sure they look cute but do you want to risk it…

>We actually have quite a few fish that can fuck you up a bit?

>The crabs have amassed an army and are coming for us all someday soon, please do not antagonise them any further. they have a leviathan.


There are heaps of others, but like… if you really absolutely hav to bother tf out of sealife? And you’re in Aus… there are aquariums and (in Qld specifically) there’s the Mooloolabah Wharf Aquarium with touch pools of safe creatures…?

There are options outside of seaside roulette with your life?


And also, blue ringed octopi might flare before being touched but may be happy to be picked up and then flare… like… don’t risk it. I cannot underline how dangerous those murderous little beauties are. You will not know you are in danger, until you suddenly can’t move or breathe, and let’s hope you have someone with you to call 000… 


random post, please be safe.

riptides aren’t the only danger on the beach peeps

also, if you’re an aussie and can do a first aid course, it’s a good idea to have at least one person in the family/social circle able to respond to an emergency (esp. on the beach re: the above). so think about it.

anonymous asked:

I've recently made a new friend whom I am just fascinated by. I don't really know why, but he just intrigues me. I've found myself taking a liking to things he likes (his taste in music, his love of the ocean, etc), and I've also started to kind of look at the world from his perspective. I don't know. It's weird. I'm aware that I'm doing these things, but it bothers me because I feel like I'm not really being myself? But I can't stop it from happening either >.< Is this a common thing for INTPs?


First of all, I think if people worried less about being themselves and just did the things they enjoyed doing (within reason, obviously), then we would solve a lot of problems. People are so focused on finding themselves and being true to themselves that they all sort of get lost in the mix and never really enjoy themselves.

But that’s just my opinion. 

As for imitating your new friend, that’s very much an INTP thing. Remember that our inferior Fe has a weird way of showing itself, and sometimes it doesn’t show itself at all. So, when we meet someone that interests us, we treat them like we do any other subject that interests us. It’s hard for us to see people as different from the rest of the world, if that makes sense. We see an interesting person, and to us they are the same as an interesting subject.

So, what do we do when we’re interested in a subject? We begin learning all sorts of neat things about it. We become mini, overnight experts in the subject. We immerse ourselves in it, and learn it to bits, or at least until we tire of it.

Unfortunately, we have a habit of doing this with people, too. Which could be your problem. But when we are interested in people, we can imitate the things they do in order to better understand them. It’s an intellectual understanding, because we aren’t always good enough at wielding our emotions to use them to show approval of a person. So we do it through imitation. It’s one way that an INTP can learn more about different people. 

The thing is, people aren’t subjects, and it’s absolutely impossible to treat them this way. Goodness knows that we INTPs come close to it, but eventually a person will engage your emotions, even if you don’t mean for them too.

When you become as invested intellectually in a person as you are, you will also become emotionally invested. This isn’t a bad thing. It’s good to make friends. But this kind of close imitation leads to close friendships. I’m just telling you that this is what’s probably going to happen. And you might want to check and make sure that it’s not happened already. From what you say, it sounds like it might have.

But yes, this sounds like normal INTP behaviour to me. 

I hope this helps, and thanks for stopping by.

anonymous asked:

Armin x ocean

i’ll be honest with you, anon. this one hurts really bad.

armin’s dream for the ocean was one of my favorite things in snk, and i really feel robbed of it. the timeskip, among other things, cheapened the significance of this scene. armin was happy, but it felt so… empty. 

and i guess that’s a good thing in terms of the story… that even something they wanted so badly ended up being ultimately unfulfilling.

the one thing that really bothers me about it though is that i love eremin x ocean. i love how part of eren’s goals were apparently some of armin’s as well. something so simple and yet something everybody deserved–freedom from the walls. and armin helped eren see that.

but i hate how later we see eren say that he “forgot about the ocean in his own need of revenge”… where armin’s dream becomes a scapegoat for him to become irrational and to insubordinate against levi and hange. that he uses it to bring armin back when armin was ready to sacrifice it all so his friends, so humanity, could have a chance to live on.

so i guess it hurts… it hurts that eren doesn’t care, when part of armin’s love for the ocean is the idea of sharing the ocean with eren (and mikasa to an extent). and they get to the ocean and

he still wants revenge

5 Things About Me Meme

I was tagged by @silkyskykitten for this 5 things about me category thing, so here we go!

5 Things You’ll Find in My Bag:

-writing instruments

-my kindle



5 Things You’ll Find in My Bedroom:

-My computer

-Posters ranging from Kamen Rider to artworks from artist here on Tumblr

-my peace lily

-a circus tent containing my dog, Thomas

- a second desk

5 Things I’ve Always Wanted to Do in Life:
- Go to outer space
- Get involved in track day events, drift, time attack, auto-x, whatever
- Travel around the world
- Join a circus troupe
- Find out where my ancestors come from 

5 Things I’m Currently Into:

- space
- the ocean
- cars
- dogs
- robots

5 Things on My To-Do List:
- Find a career path that isn’t going to dead end
- get back in shape, maybe pick up a martial art again
- get the SHO back on the road
- learn to work with eva foam and other materials
- Take @mygearsarestartingtotremble on a cruise

5 Things People May Not Know About Me:
- I have played most popular American sports, ranging from tennis to wrestling I’m lucky that I inherited good genetics from my parents, but I did also inherit asthma, which always seems to be a looming threat to my athletic prowess

- Almost every alcohol causes a gag reflex due to a really bad experience with drinking that left me able to drink only certain things. cheap beer, sake, and wine seem to not affect me.

- While my family has owned computers since I was 2-3, I was uninterested in both the internet and computers. It was only when I was in my senior year of high school that I really started using them. As a result, my computer had only 512mb of ram, and a stunning 12 gigs of memory on a single core dinosaur for the longest time. 

-Though I never really divulge much here, or anywhere for that instance, I’m an extrovert and can be extremely chatty. A lot of times I end up talking too much, I think.

-I’m not really one for labels. When asked about my sexuality, I’ll usually say bi, or pan, but I don’t really like placing myself in categories since it feels limiting. I just do it for the sake of others. I obviously identify with being Black, because it’s my heritage and culture– one that I’m very proud of, mind you, but it’s the one box I cannot evade due to societal reasons, nor do I want to.

as far as tagging, I’ll tag @thatninja @beat-ignition @okamidensetsu @freyacrescentshangover @hornet-high-class @mygearsarestartingtotremble @the-entire-furry-fandom @zackmcdohl @fatal-fury-real-bant-hours @enricoraqtheterrible @babypissybullysassy @temashi @rorokranz @superrobotpilot. If I missed anyone, go ahead and do the thing, mayne!

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.