A 6-post collection

Challenge #01429-C334: Two Bad Days For Interspecies Communication

A story of language, of cuttlefish and swans, and of oblivious humans. (Well, two stories. Your choice whether they count as one prompt or two) -- RecklessPrudence

[AN: Welp, we have successfully eliminated the gap count before Cashmas. Huzzah]


It was quite a turn of fate for the captive cuttlefish. They had long since given up on trying to communicate with the air-breathers.

Then one of them noticed them chatting and tried to communicate with their ineffectual tentacles.

"Hey. You. I. Feed. Warm."

The cuttlefish stopped their smalltalk and watched.

"Rock. Up. Vegetable. Breed."

Obviously, they were trying. Using a collection of signs that they had seen, but without context. It was gibberish.

Then they improvised. "Your mother smells of elderberries and your father fucked a sea-urchin."

Of all the ill-chosen movements that might have opened a door to communications, that human chose the absolutely worst one.

The cuttlefish were so incensed that they forgot about the giant leap that had just happened. They would much rather find a way to escape the tank and throttle this insolent air breather.


Most humans, it is widely acknowledged by the swans, are stupid.

A very few of them have bothered to learn Swan, and the rest don't know what they're saying.

Most of the time, a swan will see a human trying to start a fight and, since it's nesting season, swankind are quick to oblige.

Only a precious few know enough Swan to say 'hello' or 'I am friend'. But you can not tell them from the stupid humans, my cygnets. I am sorry, but all humans look alike.

Be wary of them always, my children. Those who are our friends will show themselves.

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Bargains! Bargains! Bargains!

I got $50 birthday money to spend irresponsibly, yesterday.

So of fucking course this morning, I made a beeline for the places that sell iTunes cards. I wanted an entire $50 card, not one in instalments.

And I'm kinda glad I did, because Target sold me a $50 card for $40 :D

I feel like a massive thief, now. But I'm still loving it.

And I still have $10 to spend irresponsibly.

I wonder if I can put a deposit on Steamworld

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Random CoraSpine stuffs

First off, the SPG world has too many characters to fit everyone into a verbatim recast.

Though some fit easier than most…

Something to remember, though, for all its modern trappings, Coraline is still a Faerie tale. That’s Fae with an E. On purpose. Because those suckers are *VICIOUS*

My mother said I never should 
Play with the faeries in the wood 
If I did, she would say 
You naughty child to disobey 
Your hair won’t grow,

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askenjonine: kierstiel: 221becquerel: zchr: what if you woke up with amnesia and all you could remember was your tumblr password and...





what if you woke up with amnesia and all you could remember was your tumblr password and you had to discover who you were based off your posts

“wow I sure had a thing for boats”

#’wait am i a gay man’


I had a weirdly rich fantasy life.

…and I’m almost aggressively feminist.

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Time for a New System

No system is perfect. Communism collapses because people like being in power and refuse to give it up for the finishing steps. Capitalism as we know it is about to collapse because people in power etc. etc., and we are genetically geared to want all the marbles and only share with our personal genes.

We seriously need a new system before it all falls over into barbarism, a new dark age, war, pestilence, dogs and cats living together and all that end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it

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