17 Sep

And no, this is not a write-up on a wrestling match, folks! Actually, this is a bleak attempt at closing the book on an essay I began to write on July the 8th of this year but never got around to completing. So rather than spending another 2 hours trying to fit the pieces of research into a well-written story, I’m going to slack off here & do a half-assed job at getting it over with by pasting the facts here first, so that you can edjakate yourselves on the topic a little before I give you my synopsis & conclusions at the end of it all.


First of all, let me point out (if you haven’t noticed yet) that the DURGA has 10 arms & the SQUID has 10 tentacles.


In one corner, we have the DURGA…

In Hinduism, the Goddess Durga, "the inaccessible" or "the invincible", or Maa Durga (Mother Durga) "one who can redeem in situations of utmost distress", is a form of Devi, the supremely radiant goddess, depicted as having ten arms, riding a lion or a tiger, carrying weapons (including a lotus flower), maintaining a meditative smile, and practising mudras, or symbolic hand gestures. An embodiment of creative feminine force (Shakti), Durga exists in a state of dependence on the universe and nothing/nobody else (i.e. self-sufficiency) and fierce compassion. Durga is considered by Hindus to be an aspect of Kali, and the mother of Ganesha, and Kartikeya. She is thus considered the fiercer, demon-fighting form of Lord Shiva’s wife, Goddess Parvati. Durga manifests fearlessness and patience, and never loses her sense of humor, even during spiritual battles of epic proportion.
In the other corner, we have the SQUID…

Giant squid see the world somewhat differently than humans. To this end, a squid translator will give you a sense of how English text would look to a giant squid. Write or copy and paste some text in the box, then squidify. The translator will give best results with a few sentences or paragraphs, and everyday vocabulary (e.g. try translating an email) if you check out & The Squidifier (if you can find it).





TOKYO  —  A Japanese research team has succeeded in filming a giant squid live — possibly for the first time — and says the elusive creatures may be more plentiful than previously believed, a researcher said Friday. The research team, led by Tsunemi Kubodera, videotaped the giant squid at the surface as they captured it off the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo earlier this month. The squid, which measured about 24 feet long, died while it was being caught. • Click here to visit’s Natural Science Center. "We believe this is the first time anyone has successfully filmed a giant squid that was alive," said Kubodera, a researcher with Japan‘s National Science Museum. "Now that we know where to find them, we think we can be more successful at studying them in the future." Giant squid, formally called Architeuthis, are the world’s largest invertebrates. Because they live in the depths of the ocean, they have long been wrapped in mystery and embellished in the folklore of sea monsters, appearing in ancient Greek myths or attacking the submarine in Jules Verne’s "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."


Now that I have been studying both the DURGA & the SQUID for quite some time now (check out my TEN TENTACLES photo album), as the durga is one of my fave idols & the squid (of course) is one of nature’s biggest mysteries and one of my previously peeved nicknames up until now (hahaha), I have determined the most significant difference between the two of them as this:


The DURGA can & will redeem in the utmost situations of distress & even though

the SQUID is unique, it will die upon capture & impending captivity.


So here is my skill-testing Q of the day:

Which would you rather be if you had the choice – a durga or a squid?  





3 Responses to “The DURGA vs The SQUID”

  1. ♥ Bekkie September 18, 2009 at 8:24 pm #

    I like the Durga if it\’s the one with the cool mouth on it\’s bottom. It looks like a cousin of the Star Fish. Is it true? ♥

  2. Unknown September 21, 2009 at 1:18 am #

    My choice… the SQUID!! Some male squids can “cross dress” to look like a female in order to get close enough to mate with one. That would certainly improve my odds of getting laid!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Unknown September 21, 2009 at 1:28 am #

    Yup… I would want to be the SQUID!! For many reasons. The giant squids are intelligent creatures and it is no myth. Most of the giant squid are highly intelligent and at times very gentle… well, I am gentle. Marine biologists believe that giant squids have only one natural enemy – the sperm whale… I on the other hand, have many. The only thing that actually turns me off about being the SQUID, is the fact that the female giant squid, is larger in size than the male squid. That does not sit well with me. I like for her to be \’submissive\’ and I \’donminate\’. :o)

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