Five-Hundred Word Challenge 1206: Rambling About Fish

So a long day lies ahead and there is much to do and now that that is out of the way I should probably start talking about fish.

Fish exist and in their existence they are doing things. They do the things that fish do and what they do involves the things that fish do.

What are the things that fish do?

Well, fish move about through the process of manipulating muscles so as to generate movement that allows them the kind of thrust they need so as to be able to move in a direction. Sometimes that thrust is used to not move very much due to various reasons, such as trying to not move with a current.

Fish are known to live in aqueous regions and this is due to those being the places where they function the most efficiently. Outside of water and on land, they don’t function as efficiently and so fish prefer to be immersed in liquid rather than immersed in non-liquid.

That said, there are times when they must leave what they prefer so as to be able to achieve some sort of goal.

A fish will eat and sometimes it will not eat. Sometimes they will mate so as to propagate their species. Sometimes this does not happen. There are a lot of things that may or may not happen in the life of a fish and so there could be many events that lead somewhere, or nowhere, or appear to lead somewhere and end up leading nowhere, or appear to lead nowhere and end up somewhere. This is probably not something that a fish thinks about, though I don’t have the mind of a fish so I cannot be certain.

Sometimes in the presence of a fish are other fish. When this happens the fish may or may not congregate. It likely depends on the type of fish and its behaviour and all those other things that I am not going to rattle off right now as there are a lot of things that can determine fish gathering.

Sometimes fish have to deal with predators. Predators may want to consume a fish and so the fish will need to avoid the predator in whatever way that it can. There are many techniques for avoiding a predator; one of which involves mutualism. Outside of that are a series of other options and some are more useful than others, though of course it depends quite a bit on the situation as well as what works best for whichever species of fish is currently at risk of having to directly interact with a predator that wants to eat the fish.

I don’t know what it is like to be a fish and I’m not sure I ever want to find out. However, if there is one thing that I can say with certainty, it is what I am about to say with a great deal of certainty:

If anything, a fish is something that exists.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 07:18:69

Just thought I’d ramble about fish for a bit.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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