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theoldaquarian · 4 hours ago
It was a beautiful day, the cloudless sky looked in its mirror and found the waves had subsided enough for proper self-admiration. There were little sounds of plish-plosh, plish-plosh as Aziraphale made his way across the surface of the ocean in a state of dudgeon, like an angry beetle striding across a vast pond.
A voice drifted westward from a small atoll, a voice like succulent fruit after months of dried beef and stale bread, like a fitful night’s sleep after days of watching. A voice like honey from the wildest of flowers.
“Excuse me!” Aziraphale called out, waving his arms at the figure lying on the sandy strip of the atoll before him. “Hello, yes, I really must insist you stop that singing, our crew are so, erm, enthralled by your performance they’ve almost run the ship aground twice now.”
Plodding forward across the water, Aziraphale could see the figure was almost entirely obscured by an immense amount of shiny and oddly dark red hair. They did not appear to be clothed underneath all the hair, but where there should have been legs (and other matters between them), there was only a long, scaly tail that looped into the water.
The singing stopped.
“Angel?!” the mop of hair inquired.
“Oh no no no,” Aziraphale said. “What the devil are you doing here, Crowley, trying to get decent people drowned?”
“Lovely to see you too, Aziraphale.”
“Crowley, I’ve been stuck inside that dreadful-smelling ship for weeks on end, I’m not in the mood for your laughing off attempted murder!”
Crowley picked a small bit of seaweed from his hair in apparent irritation.
“M’not trying to drown anyone, angel--what good would that even do? You off a bunch of good people and Heaven’s got that many more. Much better to entice them a little.”
“Good luck with that,” Aziraphale said waspishly.
Crowley grinned. “Why’ve they got an angel on board, anyway?”
Aziraphale tapped his foot on the water and tried not to look at the uncanny junction of skin and scales on Crowley’s belly, which was strangely distracting.
“There’s an awful lot of superstition about these waters. My superiors don’t approve of that sort of thing, especially not when it turns out that sailors are being diverted from their honest business by--by ersatz mermaids posing seductively on sand bars!”
Crowley raised an eyebrow. 
“So you do think I look seductive.”
Aziraphale sniffed. “Well, I assume that’s the intent.”
“M’not a mermaid, you know, I haven’t got the fin-thingies figured out,” Crowley said, withdrawing his tail from the water to demonstrate its lack of aquatic appendages and wiggling a little. “D’you want a drink, angel? I’ve got some spiced rum and an unopened coconut...”
The open ocean, Aziraphale reflected, was a strange thing. Wandering endlessly between two wobbling disks of sea and sky could make the most unerring of angels a little disoriented, so surely it was no cause for concern that watching Crowley slithering on the rim of the atoll made him feel a bit light-headed. Perhaps he was suffering from heatstroke.
“You alright?”
“Perfectly,” Aziraphale lied. “I suppose I’ll take a drink if you’ll tell me where you learned to sing like that.”
Crowley’s face broke into a worrisome grin and he snapped his fingers. Two frosty glasses of what Aziraphale would later learn to identify as pina colada appeared in their hands, complete with exorbitant dollops of whipped cream.
“It’s this thing doing the singing,” Crowley said, holding up a conch shell. When he tapped it, the enchanting voice began to play from its interior. “I tried doing my own singing, but my high range isn’t spectacular, and I think I just frightened the crabs.”
“So you made this?”
“Yeah--took ages to set the spell properly, had to bring this thing back to my office for a week to let the hex sink in.”
“May I?” Aziraphale asked, setting down his pina colada.
Crowley passed him the shell. Aziraphale gazed at it in wonder, in awe, in delight. Then he threw it as hard as he could into the sea.
“Are you fucking--angel, that must be ten leagues off!”
“Oh dear,” Aziraphale said, picking up his glass. “How clumsy of me.”
Crowley lunged for him, but apparently forgot that he didn’t have any legs, and flopped onto the sand with all the grace of a fish abandoned by the tide.
“You wait until I get that shell back, angel! It’ll be Odysseus Two Point Oh for your stupid boat!”
“Lovely, dear, I look forward to the concert,” Aziraphale replied, and he sipped on his drink as he walked back over the waves.
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silly-innocence · 6 hours ago
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Happy Mother’s Day!
Im sorry I’m a liiittle late! But here’s a sharkboy Oliver with his sharkmaid mama for mermay! ♡
~A short break from the current mermay story!~
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magnonette · 8 hours ago
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Today's theme was Safe
I didn't have much ideas so I just made it like this 😅
On another note, I can't be sure if I'll be able to make all the future themes as I am proud to announce that I found a job! 🥳🥳🥳🎉🎉🎉
After 2 fucking years of searching I finally got something (even if it's just for 2 weeks for now 😅)
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lightneverfades · 10 hours ago
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Merman!Loki and Kid! Tony
Goddamnit so I messed up the angle lol but I don’t want to erase and do it again haha 😆 So just imagine these are two scenes haha, like a movie in slow motion or something, then it’s absolutely (cough) fine! Right, right? Haha! 😆 ✨
PS- I had to make Tony’s t-shirt geeky! 💞
PPS- In my earlier post, I accidentally miswrote the part where it says “Einstein’s Theory of Relativity...” Guh, I was so sleepy lol so I messed up haha! XD) So fixed it now haha! 😆
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badlydrawntransformers · 14 hours ago
guess what I finally finished
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phosphorescence7991 · 14 hours ago
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Get it? vampire squid :)
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rachelillustrates · a day ago
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Happy Mother’s Day to all loving Moms of any gender, kind, and of all realms 🌷
As for this, Sunday Gnomedays with Mermay day 9, prompt “Coffee” – so, a Gnome giving a coffee-fruit-and-leaf crown to an older Merperson, since the ocean is original parent to us all!
(And since parents deserve ALL the coffee.)
Further catchup above:
7 ~ “Dragon,”  friends who swim together stay together!
8 ~ “Horn,” which I took in a trumpet direction, featuring an Orca Merperson, again in the style of “Tock the Gnome” (as is the previous). Betting that that design on the banner is something akin to the Merfolk royal crest 🤔💙
Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi
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girly0128 · a day ago
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This is MerMay prompt number nine! It’s a kid with a superhero cape and his mom on the sidelines with an invisible cape because all moms are superheroes! Happy Mother’s Day!
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hoziersgf · a day ago
what died didn’t stay dead
Grief is a tricky thing. Charlotte knows this, and yet. / Five treatises on loss from the girl who was never supposed to be a mermaid. Canon compliant. Complete.
rating: K
characters: charlotte w., lewis m., gracie w., cleo s., max h., annette w.
words: 1k+
status: complete
read it on here!
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lisosa · a day ago
Basculin, My love...
But... which one???
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llamasimlish · a day ago
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31 Days of Merfolk - MerMay 2021
Day 9 - Mother's Day
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kankriliciousart · a day ago
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Happy mother's day to every mother out there whether you be a furry baby mother or a human child mother! This is a present for my mom! She really likes mythical beings and mermaids and it's Mermay, so you know I had to draw a mermaid!!!
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leedles-art · a day ago
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Mermay day 2!
Prompt: Purple
I hope you like it! I know I’m slow with uploading but aren’t I always? Lol
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ask-lightheim · a day ago
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Happy Mother’s Day! 💕
another combo of MerMay with Mother’s Day celebrating Della, the best stepmother for Aeric
Moms can come in all forms, and today we celebrate them for all the wonderful things they do for us 💕
support me on Ko-Fi!
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