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

Entries for February 2016


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I dig the fancy balloon octopus, but it's really the kid that makes the video for me.

The Art of Chiara Bautista

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Chiara Bautista is a spectacular artist. At first blush her work seems anime-inspired, and yet it is richly-detailed and completely her own thing. Here is a fantastic tentacled piece called Malamor ("bad love").

Let's Sink Another Drink

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The Elstwhen shop on Etsy has some pretty cool stuff, including this awesome Sapphire Sea Fire Kraken Chalice.

Remember: The chalice with the palace has the pellet with the poison, but the flagon with the dragon has the brew that is true.

There's No Place Like Home

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I love this piece. As near as I can tell, it is by a Canadian artist who went by the name Kikariz, but she closed her account on DeviantArt.

NOTE: If you are the artist, or know the artist, please let me know so that I can give proper credit. 


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Bow chicka bow wow! BBC Earth very helpfully put together an infographic to show exactly how octopodes do it. I am certain that if an octopus where to watch humans, their response would also be "You put your what where...?"

So, yeah.

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Last night this image floated across my Facebook stream, and my immediate comment was, "Well, there's tomorrow's post sorted." 

This morning I did a little research to find out who the artist is, and I'm glad I did. It led me to discover Erika Moen and Dar! A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary.


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Looking for that perfect garden decoration idea? Well look no further! I give you the Cactopus:

Happy Octopus Groundhog Day

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"If the octopus sees his shadow, folks, we have six more weeks of calimari..."


Happy Octopus Day? We actually aren't even sure what this means ... but Happy Groundhog Day anyhow, everyone! WATCH Punxsutawney live now: http://abc7ny.com/live/23376/

Posted by ABC7NY on Tuesday, February 2, 2016