I GET TO GO RUN AROUND IN THE GODDAMN MOUNTAINS BY MYSELF FOR TWO DAYS I FEEL FUCKING AMAZING
Fig. 81. Lunar landscape. 1881.
Illustration by Alberto Vargas, 1944
A deep sea octopus making shapes.
Octopods like this have long, fleshy spikes known as cirri lining their arms. It’s thought they’re used to create a current which draws copepods to the mouth.
There are a whole bunch of deep sea octopods with mantle fins and cirri, all belonging to a suborder called cirrata. Few are as colourful as this one, though!
"For this freedom
I have given all I had
For this darkness
I gave my light
For this wisdom
I have lost my innocence
Take my petals
And cover me with the night”