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Octopodes. An extinction happens on earth and humanity is wiped out. Octopodes take over the seas. They build cities and societies and develop sign languages and sciences. 

They develop technologies, and eventually the first wet suit that allows them to explore the mysterious world of land more in depth than ever before. 

There are rumors, stories of an ancient, dry-land civilization inhabited by air breathing creatures who build cities and had languages just like the octopodes.

And then one day technology comes far enough, that they finally find the ruins. 

This belongs on my world building blog but I wanted to put it here so more people would see it because octopodes





An Octopus unscrewing a lid from the inside.

Octopuses are going to kill us all someday

I had a biology teacher that told us this story about an octopus at an aquarium in Australia. The staff were concerned because their population of crustaceans kept disappearing. No bodies or anything. So they checked the video feed to find out what’s up.

Across from the the crustacean tank was a small octopus tank. This little fucker squeezed out of a tiny hole at the top of his tank, walk across the hall, and get into the crustacean tank. He would then hunt and eat. After he was done, he crawled back out and get back in his tank

Here’s the kicker: security guards patrolled the area. The staff realized that the octopus had memorized the security’s routine. It would escape and be back between the guards’ round.

An octopus in Germany was annoyed by a bright light shining into his tank, so he climbed up over the rim and squirted water at it to short it

Fuckin’ octopuses, man. 

I for one welcome our cephalopod overlords. 



Is it okay to be autistic and not identify as disabled?

short answer:


long answer:

autism is a developmental disability, but if you are not comfortable defining yourself as disabled or being part of the disabled community, or do not personally feel disabled, or don’t consider yourself disabled, that’s up to you.

when I thought I just had tourette’s (another developmental disability), phobias, and depression, I never considered myself disabled. sure, I didn’t feel like I could drive, and I had some issues, but overall I felt like my life was typical. and that was okay.

now that I’ve figured out more stuff and my symptoms of pretty much everything are getting worse, I consider myself disabled. I connect to the disability community and need aid.

while I would have generally been described as disabled previously, that wasn’t really how I felt. now that I am more aware of my issues that I had at that time, I would label my past self as disabled; but at the time, that wasn’t me. I wouldn’t have connected well to the disabled community. I wouldn’t have felt comfortable defining myself as disabled.

part of my current acceptance of the label is that I am more aware of myself, and part of it is that I fit in more. I’ve reached a point where I say “I have serious issues that hurt my ability to function in life. I am disabled.” that’s my personal criteria for my own disability. others vary—some won’t label themselves disabled despite various disorders or injuries, while others will label themselves disabled if they have something generally considered minor (say, a typical anxiety disorder or unipolar depression, without more stigmatized symptoms like psychosis, or asthma).

it is up to you to determine whether you consider yourself disabled or not. while you would be welcome in some disability communities and have every right to claim the identity of “disabled”, if you do not, that is your choice. you should not be shamed for it and you should not have the label forced on you. it is your identity, after all.

Thank you! I’m really glad to get that affirmation from people :)



Is it okay to be autistic and not identify as disabled?

I think a lot of autistic’s feel this way. Some call themselves disabled but some don’t. It really is your choice but autism is a disability. Though some people feel as if the pro’s of autism over comes(probably not the right word) the con’s so they don’t identify as disabled. Autism is a disability but if you don’t feel disabled then you don’t have to call yourself disabled. I doubt it will angry anyone.

Thanks. I just wanted to make sure there wasn’t some kind of issue with how I felt. For me it’s just that I’ve always been this way, and the way autism manifests for me doesn’t make living in an allistic world TOO difficult. It’s all just more or less normal for me.

The only thing was that it was nice when I figured out I was autistic because it just helped to explain some things about myself I had no way to describe before.


Protesters march to the Ferguson Police Department.

Saturday, August 30th.

I’m really annoyed that I can’t get a diagnosis because I am hyper verbal and have no trouble understanding social cues

Anonymous asked
Do other autistic people cease being able to understand what's being said to them halfway through a conversation? Like half a sentence is normal and for the rest, the other person may as well be speaking another language?