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Sedusa

GPO
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Most of my friends think it's funny... But even the ones who think it's funny I've caught correcting people on the plural of the word octopus and giving up eating cephalopods. :smile:
 

corw314

Colossal Squid
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Family members and most friends are amazed and want one.

Work people :bonk: think I'm insane. Can't figure out why I'm sooo obscessed with these creatures!!!!!

They don't know what they're missing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

cthulhu77

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Mar 15, 2003
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All of my friends love the critters...one of their favourite things to do is go out at low tide and look for them...when I have a tank set up, it gets more positive attention than anything else in the whole house!

greg
 

GPO87

Sepia elegans
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Jan 6, 2005
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Ok, Most of them just laugh at me. I'm like beyond just interested, if you get me talking about octopus and squid I get so excited and start talking like 10000 words a second. (slight exageration) I did that in science class one day, apparently it was funny, but my friends then started asking questions about squid and octopus, that got me even more excited.!!!!
 

Jean

Colossal Squid
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Most think I'm weird but are happy to pander to that weirdness.......they think it's a harmless obsession..... little do they know the truth :twisted:


J
 
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Apr 3, 2003
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Most of my friends point me to news and websites about octos. Two or three will even come to TONMOcon. But last week I mentioned TONMO to a colleague and friend. She looked at me like I had tentacles! She had no idea I was interested in octos at all. :bonk: Who knew that there are so many other things - work, music, boys - to talk about?

Melissa
 

Clem

Architeuthis
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My friends and family are a patient, loving lot, so they're used to it. Most seem to find it mildly endearing when I excitedly tell them about the latest amazing discoveries. I do enjoy telling people about the big teuthids, as quite a few people think that giant squids are fignewtons of Jules Verne's imagination. To a man/woman, they all find the colossal squid particularly disturbing.

Clem
 

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