Author Topic: Wow!  (Read 169 times)

Gloucester

  • Not Defeated by the Dark Night of the Soul
  • ****
  • Posts: 1983
  • Gender: Male
Wow!
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:32:25 PM »


More Wows welcome!
Tomorrow is precious, don't ruin it by fouling up today.

xSilverPhinx

  • Non Dvcor
  • Global Moderator
  • Guardian of Reason
  • *****
  • Posts: 9966
  • Gender: Female
  • I Spy With My Googly Eyes...
Re: Wow!
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 02:45:27 PM »
Yes, truly amazing creatures! A relatively large portion of their brain is devoted to visual processing compared to other mollusks, which could facilitate such an amazing ability to blend into their surroundings. 
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


Gloucester

  • Not Defeated by the Dark Night of the Soul
  • ****
  • Posts: 1983
  • Gender: Male
Re: Wow!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 02:51:56 PM »
Yes, truly amazing creatures! A relatively large portion of their brain is devoted to visual processing compared to other mollusks, which could facilitate such an amazing ability to blend into their surroundings.
Not so much that, or even the colour mimicking - it is the texture mimicking that got me!
Tomorrow is precious, don't ruin it by fouling up today.

Father Bruno

  • Deranged Psychopathic Twinkle Toes
  • Has an Invisible Dragon in Their Garage
  • *****
  • Posts: 3896
  • Gender: Male
  • Save water. Shower together!
Re: Wow!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 03:39:29 PM »
Very cool indeed, it's like "WoW" backwards...and some thoughts on the octopus.

Then the creeping murderer, the octopus, steals out, slowly, softly, moving like a gray mist, pretending now to be a bit of weed, now a rock, now a lump of decaying meat while its evil goat eyes watch coldly. It oozes and flows toward a feeding crab, and as it comes close its yellow eyes burn and its body turns rosy with the pulsing color of anticipation and rage. Then suddenly it runs lightly on the tips of its arms, as ferociously as a charging cat. It leaps savagely on the crab, there is a puff of black fluid, and the struggling mass is obscured in the sepia cloud while the octopus murders the crab. On the exposed rocks out of water, the barnacles”
― John Steinbeck, Cannery Row
"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
Galatians 4:16

Arturo

  • Formerly known as Apathy
  • Doesn't Believe the Universe Was Made for Them
  • ****
  • Posts: 1387
  • Gender: Male
  • Atheist, Humanist, and Champion
    • You two dig up, dig up dinosaurs?
Re: Wow!
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 06:35:10 PM »
But, uh...well there it is.


Father Bruno

  • Deranged Psychopathic Twinkle Toes
  • Has an Invisible Dragon in Their Garage
  • *****
  • Posts: 3896
  • Gender: Male
  • Save water. Shower together!
Re: Wow!
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 06:40:12 AM »
Good one Arturo, Wow...
"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
Galatians 4:16

Arturo

  • Formerly known as Apathy
  • Doesn't Believe the Universe Was Made for Them
  • ****
  • Posts: 1387
  • Gender: Male
  • Atheist, Humanist, and Champion
    • You two dig up, dig up dinosaurs?
Re: Wow!
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 11:02:15 AM »
If you notice at the end, there is another turtle.
But, uh...well there it is.


Dragonia

  • Was God's Anointed But Took a Shower
  • *
  • Posts: 226
  • Gender: Female
Re: Wow!
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 02:05:33 PM »
The octopus is totally amazing....
That tortoise is hilarious. ;D
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~ Plato (?)