To add a pic to my post, here is me and my friend having our turn riding in a flatmate's dinghy in the canal at our university. It was fun and vaguely surreal but I was freaking out the whole time because I did not want to capsize into that water! o_O
I love being out on the water. I've never capsized a boat accidentally. That water doesn't look too bad compared to some ponds I've seen.
I love to swim but I get a little edgy in deep/open water. Minor case of Thalassophobia, I think. It wasn't too bad in the area we were floating around in, but there are plenty of burger wrappings and beer cans bobbing around in there. Plus, I'd seen how many drunken students had stumbled over the bridge there. I wasn't prepared to find out whether or not they had cast their puke overboard.
Urgh! Yeah, the lack of power one has on the ocean is scary. But, it's really the unreadable and mysterious depth that gets me. As you said, krakens and such! D=
Oh! Also! I got curious a while back about the "Maltese tiger" in your sig and did an image search. It would be so cool if that sub-breed of tigers existed! I love tigers and blue stuff is always nice, so a combination of the two would be awesome!
Aren't black tigers just white tigers have have more stripes than normal fur? xD Have any been seen in the wild? (Also, you seen that Willem Defoe movie where he goes searching for the last Tasmanian tiger? It's weird and kinda melancholy, but good!
So-called black tigers are due to pseudo-melanism. Pseudo-melanistic tigers have thick stripes so close together that the tawny background is barely visible between stripes." So yeah, more strips than non-strips. But they're amazing looking, and super beautiful. There have been black tigers seen in the wild, yes. Don't know what movie you're talking about.
Figured i'd add a picture of me on here. It's been long enough.