Tenticular Gesticulation

Being a blog about my inexplicable fascination with octopodes

NOTE: I am not a marine biologist, I am just an idiot with a blog

The Eighth Dimension

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I have posted work by Brian Kesinger here before, of Walking Your Octopus fame. Today, however, I was messaged by a half-dozen different poeple with this BoredPanda.com article within the space of a couple hours. I figured that was a sign that I was supposed to post new Kesigner artwork today. 

(BTW - if you are into Doctor Who, you might like to check out my Time Treadmill blog in which I am posting daily about my mission to watch the entirety of Doctor who - all 833 episodes and counting - while walking on a treadmill. So far I have lost nearly 35 lbs, and I am not even through the Second Doctor yet.)


Go Long!

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I had a meeting today with a retired NFL quarterback, which led me to google for related images. I have no idea who the artist is, but I love this drawing. 


Illumi – Not I

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I love it when completely random and urelated things in my life show up with tentacles. Like, I just don't expect to see it in my daily web comic routine, but here it is. (Side note: Sorry I am posting less frequently, it's not that I dig octopodes any less, it's that between life, work, and The Time Treadmill, I just don't seem to have as much time to look for awesome tenticular goodness.)

source: Bug Martini


Live Slow, Grow Big

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The wizards at the Monteray Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) capture a giant Haliphron Atlanticus on film, eating a jellyfish. This is only the third time in 27 years that a MBARI ROV has captured the Haliphron on camera.


Farewell, Bernie Wrightson

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Legendary artist Bernie Wrightson has passed away. I first discovered his work as a child reading Swamp Thing, and then as a teenager I fell in love with his seminal illustrated version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. He also did concept art for the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist, as seen here. Currently WrightsonArt.com / BernieWrigtson.com is under heavy load for obvious reasons, but it is well worth visiting and exploring.


The Red Sea Rules!

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When three different people send me the same video within a matter of hours, you know I'm going to post it here...


Kong vs Kraken!

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The new trailer for Kong: Skull Island just dropped, and it gave me a very pleasant surprise. Check it out at one minute and 51 seconds in. Blink, and you will miss all the lovely, lovely tentacles.


O.R.k. - Soul of an Octopus

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Available now for pre-order is Soul of an Octopus - the sophomore release by O.R.k.  It all sounds like noise to me, but if it's your kind of noise you should check it out. I gather that if you are the kind of person who likes this sort of thing, then you might like it.


No Valentine's Day Blind Date

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According to The Seattle PI, this year's annual Valentine's Day blind date for two giant Pacific octopodes will not take place -- for the second year in a row. Usually it is a romantic event where visotors to the Seattle Aquarium look on while a male and a female octopus are paired up in the hopes that they will mate. Last year the event was cancelled out of fear that the very large and aggressive male might just eat the much smaller female instead of mating with her. This year the cancellation is for a much happier reason:  Raspberry, the female selected for this year's event, was found to be already fertilized. So instead of being part of a sixteen-tentacled live sex show, she is going to be released into Puget Sound today at noon Pacific time. The release will be streamed live on the Seattle Aquarium's website if you want to watch.


Latest Posts

Dwellers in the Mirage
Friday, June 23, 2017 12:22 PM
Wonder Woman, Into the Depths!
Thursday, June 22, 2017 2:57 PM
Happy Summer Solstice!
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:56 AM
The Deadly Blonde Wench of Waikiki
Monday, June 19, 2017 8:52 AM
All Top
Sunday, June 18, 2017 10:11 AM
The Eighth Dimension
Friday, June 16, 2017 6:33 PM
Octopus Suckers Inspire New Water-Resistant Adhesive Patch
Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:51 PM
Go Long!
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:54 PM
Do You Like My Hat? (Part 27)
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 5:49 PM
Loch Ness Octopus
Monday, June 12, 2017 4:04 PM

Contact Me

Got some octopodal motion you want to point in my direction? Just gesticulate your tenticles towards me with one of these links:

- Ron Miles (a.k.a. Lokheed)

- ron@jamesaxler.com

You can also visit my other websites:

Shmoolok.com

JamesAxler.com