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posted Dec 28 2017, 06:05 PM //
the ocean was particularly chilly this time of year, but that only helped to deter any pesky humans from exploring the beach and chasing off any wildlife. luckily for roam, she could study wildlife up close and personal without drawing too much attention in a wide number of shapes.
aquatic life was still something relatively new to roam. fins and gills? pretty complicated. it took a while to even learn how to shape bird wings correctly, she had no clue where to even begin learning how to shape functioning gills. lucky for roam, common seals were a pretty frequent occurrence along the quieter parts of the bay. after doing some real life and online studying, roam finally felt comfortable enough to try shifting into one.
it was still an uncomfortable shape to be in and swimming and especially land travel would take some practice. but that was why she was here, to study how the locals did it. the seals looked at her curiously as she swam not-so-gracefully through the water. she watched back, marveling at their effortless agility, like silver bullets darting through the water.
suibhne hope this is okay!
posted Jan 3 2018, 09:56 AM //
The seals weren’t the only ones taking advantage of this quieter part of the bay today. Below the playful herd, a siren picked his way over the sea floor, gathering up various mollusks for later meals. A bag of woven seaweed, half-filled with his findings already, bumped lightly at his side as he moved, drifting here and there.
Every now and then, one or two of the seals ventured his way, curious or seeking a new playmate for the moment, but it wasn’t until the whole herd started reacting to something that Suibhne really paused to watch them.
Even without his familiarity with this group, it wouldn’t have been hard to pick out the new presence in their midst. The other seals darted by, watching the newcomer with interest. For a moment, Siv thought she might have been injured in some way, given how awkwardly this one swam, but he didn’t see any obvious wounds, and a sick seal would have been far less active, he imagined.
Curious now, the siren swam upward with a flick of his tail, approaching slowly so as not to startle the strange seal off.
Just fine! Sorry mine's not great
posted Jan 4 2018, 02:58 PM //
the seals watched her with as much curiosity as she watched them. their spines flexed in smooth waves, and off they shot. it was so different from what she was used to, propelling oneself forward rather than using the sheer force of limbs on earth. she copied the movement, fanning out her flippers for extra push, and suddenly she was moving.
one of the seals swam up to her, fish in mouth. the animal offered it to her, letting go and nudging it towards her. it must think she needed help. how kind. roam took the gift—it seemed rude to decline—and swallowed it down. she surfaced for air then attempted to follow.
she hadn't gotten far when a different face surfaced from below. she turned her head, jerking in surprise at the human-like face. her eyes slid downward, seeing the fish tail. a mermaid, roam assumed. or perhaps a siren? she didn't know the physical differences between the two, if there were any.
she returned to her practicing, keeping a wary eye fixed on the creature. it would certainly be nice to get some tips from him, if he proved to be agreeable...