The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors
halfshellvenus

Octobuddy-- The Shrinkening

First, Idol Survivor continues over at Dreamwidth, with the current voting round ending today (Friday). All eliminations are team-based, which makes things especially painful. My team lost a fantastic writer and friend last week, owing to a family crisis.

So, if you can, please go to the poll here and vote for me and ALL my teammates:
bsgsix
eeyore_grrl
gunwithoutmusic
halfshellvenus
impoetry
lawchicky819
megatronix
minikin25
wolfden


And if you aren't comfortable with that, then please read the entries and vote for the ones you like. Thank you!

Second... Boy, I thought the "Grow-it-yourself" Homeropus was slow to reach his full size, but it looks like the reverse process of returning to his original size was even slower!

Here's his full size, before I took him out of the water for good on Sept 29. It took him about 15-16 days to get this big:





But fully shrinking down to his original size has taken about 36 days. When I took the first 'growth' picture, I remember thinking that he'd started out being about 4 inches long. Over time, that idea seemed ridiculous, and I thought I must have imagined it. But take a look at the final photo:
 6 days of shrinkage         16 days of shrinkage (fat starfish phase)     19 days of shrinkage

GrowOctopus_6_day_shrinkage

28 days of shrinkage              36 days of shrinkage      36 days of shrinkage at exactly 4" tall!



And you know, if I were to put him back in the water... he would grow all over again! \o/

Tags: octobuddy, random
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