D'AWWWWCTOPUS: post yr images of adorable octopuses here (no squid allowed)

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call all destroyer, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:07 (four years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/z396toO.gif

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:10 (four years ago) link

they truly are superior beings aren't they

marcos, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:15 (four years ago) link

love 'em

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:16 (four years ago) link

it's kind of a bummer that they are delicious

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:19 (four years ago) link

i can't bring myself to eat octopus anymore tbh

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:20 (four years ago) link

http://www.gifbin.com/bin/112010/1291113125_octopus-camouflage.gif

mick signals, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:23 (four years ago) link

https://media.giphy.com/media/138LgCYr5DVAUo/giphy.gif

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:34 (four years ago) link

facehugger.gif

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:35 (four years ago) link

lol yes i can't get it to post

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:36 (four years ago) link

haha. lovely thraed

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:36 (four years ago) link

I think I'm starting to warm to octopuses now.

calzino, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:37 (four years ago) link

come on in, the water's lovely

(and filled with octopuses)

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:37 (four years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/h0wilCq.gif

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:42 (four years ago) link

protection wheeeeee!

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:43 (four years ago) link

you, a wise evolutionary scientist: "octopuses have learnt to armour themselves with coconut shells"
me, an internet clown: THEY FUCKING LOVE IT

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:45 (four years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/TYFZyjs.gif

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:46 (four years ago) link

PLUR.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:47 (four years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/zYKmo7g.gif

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:54 (four years ago) link

pixar couldn't make the lil' un much cueter than that.

calzino, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:56 (four years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/MpzuCeq.gifzq

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:57 (four years ago) link

lord almighty look at that li'l guy

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:59 (four years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/RYPkDA3.gif

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:00 (four years ago) link

lol i had one of those

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:04 (four years ago) link

Genuinely shocked I never thought to start a cute octopus thread.

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Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:20 (four years ago) link

SQUID ALERT

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:28 (four years ago) link

Beautiful

jmm, Friday, 26 June 2020 16:33 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

well well well

Well, I watched "My Octopus Teacher" on netflix: a flawed but moving documentary about a straight man who has a lifechanging erotic relationship with a female octopus. I cried, then read out loud to my friends the entirety of @amiasrinivasan's 2017 essay (https://t.co/ILun9KMlxz) pic.twitter.com/Azefm8xJjU

— Sophie Lewis (@reproutopia) September 20, 2020

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 21 September 2020 16:57 (two years ago) link

lol, that film is dumb insofar as he befriends an octopus and then doesn’t interfere with a shark attacking it but then feels it’s appropriate to bring it food to heal and then bring his son to meet the octopus and that’s at the halfway mark of the film. narrator says “that’s when my relationship with my teacher deepened” and i peaced out. i’m as avidly pro-cephalopod as the next person but projection on that level is just gross. yes, the photography is spectacular. it’s good oceanography film porn but no, it's not erotic.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 21 September 2020 17:29 (two years ago) link

actually, i just read that whole tweet thread and i guess lewis is right on!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 21 September 2020 17:34 (two years ago) link

Some of the reactions to that fun thread..

xyzzzz__, Monday, 21 September 2020 20:01 (two years ago) link

Bernie would fuck an octopus

is it possible to have a non-erotic relationship with an octopus? or, because octopuses are by nature boundary-negating (in your reading) which is the essence of eros (in your reading), does that make them inherently erotic, meaning all relationships with octopuses are erotic?

— Elizabeth Bruenig (@ebruenig) September 21, 2020

xyzzzz__, Monday, 21 September 2020 20:04 (two years ago) link

I have to say, I never much care to hear anything from Elizabeth Bruenig and this goes double for this.

scampo italiano (gyac), Monday, 21 September 2020 20:09 (two years ago) link

It's an illustration of democratic socialism Vs communism, with an octopus.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 21 September 2020 20:19 (two years ago) link

I have no intention of watching it but that LRB piece linked is classic and all the tradcaths/bores replying to that thread going “uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh” are only telling on themselves.

scampo italiano (gyac), Monday, 21 September 2020 20:25 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Wild octopus reaches out to touch his human best friend whenever she visits 🐙💙 pic.twitter.com/VDniOcE1Bi

— The Dodo (@dodo) October 17, 2020

calzino, Saturday, 17 October 2020 08:35 (one year ago) link

v good boy imo

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 17 October 2020 11:08 (one year ago) link

d’awwww

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Saturday, 17 October 2020 13:05 (one year ago) link

that's about how long "my octopus teacher" should have been

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 17 October 2020 17:47 (one year ago) link

Aw, I liked it, it was kind of like an octopus "Charlotte's Web."

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 October 2020 22:20 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Okay I know this isn't the right thread for it but I can't help falling in love with the banded piglet squid

https://azure.wgp-cdn.co.uk/app-practicalfishkeeping/news/4d04db986832b.jpg

zydecovid (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 17 January 2021 13:05 (one year ago) link

it says no squid allowed right there in the thread title ffs

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 17 January 2021 13:43 (one year ago) link

Yes and I am protesting that octonormative bigotry

zydecovid (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 17 January 2021 14:11 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

loving it

pic.twitter.com/Q1FcXMd2SV

— Earth Aquatic (@earthaquatic) March 24, 2021

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 16:13 (one year ago) link

you had me there for a second

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 16:16 (one year ago) link

I thought it was real :(

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 16:18 (one year ago) link

https://i.redd.it/py9vqx759wg41.jpg

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 00:40 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

It was at this moment that he knew he fucked up. pic.twitter.com/OM4cYwYLKE

— Kevin (@forensictoxguy) August 21, 2021

that moment just before the lethal neurotoxins from the blue ringed octopus paralyze your muscles and you can't breathe any more!

calzino, Sunday, 22 August 2021 20:27 (one year ago) link

I have had a very similar experience - "oh wow, look, I think that is a tiny octopus! how magical, never seen one in a rock pool before"
*BING, dozens of blue rings light up on its skin*
"oh shit I am leaving now"

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 23 August 2021 01:35 (one year ago) link

in the thread it diverges into other dangerous Antipodean creatures like the "murder-bird" and on reflection I very much like this colourful little octopus.

calzino, Monday, 23 August 2021 08:31 (one year ago) link

if i were australian i would never leave the house

eleven months pass...

An octopus changing colors in her sleep might be an indication she's dreaming. pic.twitter.com/vkZOLXWPkb

— Figen (@TheFigen) July 24, 2022

Tim, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 06:50 (two months ago) link

gorgeous

built like a kit malthouse (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 26 July 2022 07:00 (two months ago) link

YES.

Incidentally: https://www.atlasobscura.com/experiences/cephalopods-online-course

Judd Apatosaurus (Leee), Tuesday, 26 July 2022 17:01 (two months ago) link

what beauty! but that's gotta be perilous in the wild, surely? if protective camouflage is one of the main objectives/benefits of this ability then flashing like a beacon while you're unconscious seems counterproductive. maybe there has to be a baseline comfort level or established lack of nearby predators before a sleeping octopus relaxes to that degree. damn they are cool.

CYANIDE MUKBANG (cat), Tuesday, 26 July 2022 22:04 (two months ago) link

👑🐙🐙🐙👑

CYANIDE MUKBANG (cat), Tuesday, 26 July 2022 22:05 (two months ago) link

I really wonder what she is dreaming about.

Lily Dale, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 22:18 (two months ago) link

Like, does an octopus having a pleasant dream look different from an octopus having a nightmare?

Lily Dale, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 22:23 (two months ago) link

cat, I'd expect that most most sleeping octopuses aren't out in the open but in secure(?) dens where color flashing isn't such a giveaway.

Judd Apatosaurus (Leee), Tuesday, 26 July 2022 23:07 (two months ago) link

I really wonder what she is dreaming about.

japanese researchers are way ahead of you on this one (nsfw)

yeah Leee, that makes sense. happy little octopi/octopuses/octopodes, all cozy in their dens, dreaming dreamy octopus dreams.

CYANIDE MUKBANG (cat), Wednesday, 27 July 2022 01:51 (two months ago) link

*ringo starr voice*

mark s, Wednesday, 27 July 2022 16:25 (two months ago) link

YES.

Incidentally: https://www.atlasobscura.com/experiences/cephalopods-online-course

My family and I did the last session of this course because my 8-year-old is a squid fanatic, and it was a very worthwhile and recommendable experience.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Thursday, 28 July 2022 04:55 (two months ago) link

*ringo starr voice*

perfect

corrs unplugged, Thursday, 28 July 2022 09:01 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

cross-posted from Weird Animals thread:

More evidence (i.e. RNA editing) that cephalopods are aliens: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/curiouser-and-curiouser-octopuss-evolution-is-even-stranger-than-thought/

― Antifa Lockhart (Leee), Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:38 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 16 September 2022 02:01 (one week ago) link

shameless BG bait:

Empathic octopus usually goes nearshore to receive the caresses of children before returning offshore (Sardinia, Italy) pic.twitter.com/Lqth1vaoG0

— Gabriele Corno (@Gabriele_Corno) September 19, 2022

mark s, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 10:47 (one week ago) link

a+ octopus, would caress

manic pixie dream shatner (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 13:13 (one week ago) link

wild

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 17:35 (one week ago) link

Yes this a squid fight me:

This is a piglet squid and it is real.

📸: (Cabrillo Marine Aquarium/Gary Florin) pic.twitter.com/pyf2SnvUh1

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) July 26, 2021

https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/travel/2022/09/lindblad-expeditions-national-geographic-to-explore-kimberley-and-beyond/

Antifa Lockhart (Leee), Thursday, 22 September 2022 17:53 (one week ago) link

pouring one out for the other cephalopod thread, RIP to a real one
even more squiddities and sepiidies of the schooling class - the other cephalopod thread

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 23 September 2022 01:45 (six days ago) link

Doh, I didn't see that thread! Will bookmark it now!

Antifa Lockhart (Leee), Friday, 23 September 2022 04:00 (six days ago) link

I was a bit tongue in cheek there, I don't think the cephalopod ILX traffic is so intense that we need two threads!

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 23 September 2022 04:26 (six days ago) link

excuse me this is a squid-exclusionary space by design, we absolutely do need two cephalopod threads

manic pixie dream shatner (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 23 September 2022 07:13 (six days ago) link

splitter

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 23 September 2022 08:50 (six days ago) link

Octopuses don't have tentacles, they have arms!

Antifa Lockhart (Leee), Friday, 23 September 2022 15:41 (six days ago) link


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