Magnificent isn’t she? The octopus is very interesting creature. Many scientists still wonder how this creature is so intelligent. Many people spectate that the octopus might actually being an alien. It has a brain between the eyes. The body of the octopus is actually what many consider the head. It’s eight arms have enough neurons that each one has a mind of its own. The octopus is capable of hunting multiple prey and has learned how to camouflage itself against predators. The octopus is also be able to regenerate its limbs after two weeks should one of them be torn off.
All this is really interesting I’m sure but it’s not the real reason I chose the octopus. For the longest time I thought I had to pick a mythical creature. Something that represented power to people. For awhile of finding myself, that creature was a dragon (cliche I know). The dragon has fire breath, wings, four legs with claws, and has an intimidating look all on its own. I felt that this was my brand for some time. A brand of power is what I felt I needed. Being an outcast as a kid growing up, not really having friends, and consider weird, I felt power and intimidation is what I needed to be taken seriously. Through maturity, I realize that this wasn’t the case. I wasn’t looking to intimidate people. I was looking to inspire and entertain. I was looking to lure people in with my creativity. I wanted to be able to adapt and last for the future to come. The octopus was a perfect fit.
The octopus is able to adapt to its environment, very intelligent, graceful, and can withhold its own. Though dolphins, sharks, and eels are predators of the octopus, the octopus itself will turn on its predator in order to survive. That’s right! The octopus will actually find a way to attack and eat a shark even though it is its predator. This fact alone is the reason why I chose the octopus. A creature that would actually attack its predators to become the predator itself was fascinating. Adaptive, cunning, and fearless, I chose the octopus to be my brand, to be my symbol. However I didn’t stop there. I decided to take it a step further.
Breaker of chains and a god of chaos, entered Cthulhu. Cthulhu is a creature from the mind of H.P. Lovecraft. He has an octopus head, dragon-like wings, claws, and andromorphic body. He is truly a monster to bring chaos to the world. He can speak to the weak minded, control mankind, have humans kill for his pleasure, and bring the world into a state of chaos.
Why chose Cthulhu to be your brand logo? A creature that shows strength and also show a resemblance to an octopus is an opportunity that I could not pass up. I understand completely that Cthulhu is a free character. He isn’t copyrighted and is free to use in movies, stories, and in artwork. In a way Cthulhu combines my past and my hopeful future into one. In the past, I was a dragon. In my present, I am an octopus. In my future, I will be the best of both worlds.
I’m not saying that my writing will bring people to chaos and send the world into a downward spiral. I’m saying that my brand will be strong and I will do everything I can for it to survive and thrive. We all want to be remembered for things that we work hard on and even more so we want others to be touched by our work. We may write for ourselves but we also write for others who can’t find the words that weigh in their heart. It is our job as writers to share what we know, what we imagine, and truths that we have learned through this life. It is by our experiences that we can help others who may have gone through the same experiences.
The octopus is an amazing creature. Cthulhu is a powerful god. I am Octavis Ochoa and I look forward to touching the hearts and minds of all. I’m aiming for people’s fandom and to have them get lost in my world of imagination.
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