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Jan 06 2012

Friday Cephalopod: 2400 meters down

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  1. 1
    foodmetaphors

    Can’t wait to see get rule thirty-foured.

  2. 2
    foodmetaphors

    And that’s what I get for not using the Preview button. (relurks)

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    Eurasian magpie

    A lovely translucent colour and graceful shape. I don’t know…somehow it seems wrong that a cephalopod should look like something out of Neuschwanstein.

  4. 4
    Glen Davidson

    Reminds me of the IDiots.

    Suckers!

    Glen Davidson

  5. 5
    saguhh00

    PRAISE THE LORD CTHULHU!!

    His prophecy is being fullfilled as described in the Pnakotic fragments!

    “I, the Great Cthulhu, exalted among the Old Ones, shall make a messenger in the likeness of the cephalod, translucent and white as if a jellyfish from the depths.”

    CTHULHU IS COMING!!

    PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!PRAISE HIM!

  6. 6
    The Lorax

    I saw that one already, it’s so cute! It looks like it’s looking up into the camera and wondering what it is. Ah~ I want to snuggle it!

  7. 7
    Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    He’s a happy looking little chap/she’s a happy looking little… chapette?

  8. 8
    Rey Fox

    You got scooped by Craig Ferguson on this one.

  9. 9
    Aquaria

    After all the talk about pink, this choice is rather ironic.

  10. 10
    marlorocci

    The bottom of the ocean appears to be “whites only”. The ocean is racist!

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    cicely

    It looks so wide-eyed and innocent. And cute.
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  13. 13
    cicely

    In the darkness of the Greater Deeps, no one see your camouflage.
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  14. 14
    cicely

    can see….

  15. 15
    Jamie

    It’s so cute! The way its tentacles are positioned makes it look like it’s hiding something under it or that it’s just nonchalantly watching the human with the camera.

  16. 16
    Foolish-Rain

    Wow! Beauty and brains.

  17. 17
    ogremeister

    Come closer…closer…just a little bit more……

  18. 18
    grumpypathdoc

    pj @#3

    Your reference to Neuschwanstein is a bit too cryptic for me. What does a pale, yet beautiful cephalapod have to do with “Mad” King Ludwig II. The slightly “crazy” eyes, maybe.

    Please elaborate.

  19. 19
    grumpypathdoc

    Jamie @ #15

    I think the photographer interrupted a deep sea poker game. The other players split and this little fella got left behind.

  20. 20
    Irène Delse, on dry land among seabirds

    “Paparazzi, even in the abyss? Where must I go to keep private my pale prettiness?”

  21. 21
    thunderbird5

    Hai Sweetie!

    (Pours a saucer of milk)

    Meanwhile @18 – I would say the ref to Neuschwanstein might be to those scalloped tentacled thingies popping out all over the shop which are looking somewhat like Ludvig’s Wagneresque towers n’ turrets job.

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    Eurasian magpie

    pj elaborates:

    The octopretty looks like it wouldn’t be out of place in Ludwig’s quintessential fairy-tale castle that has inspired all the further manifestations of fairy-taleness, including those in Disneyland(s). And that’s not something I’d expect from Cthulhu’s younger sibling. Where’s the menace? Where’s the awe? That up there is a princessy octopus.

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