There once was a peculiar octopus. One who was very much intrigued by humans and was, for awhile, wise enough to only catch an glance at their daily activities from a considerable distance. But he became so intrigued that he was determined to get a closer look. But getting too close damaged him when he came next to a fisherman's boat.
As the fisherman turned the engines, the poor octopus caught one of his legs in the propellers, but managed to escape before more harm was caused.
The octopus now had only seven legs to swim with and he was greatly saddened by this. But this hasn't affected his want to examine the humans from a distance. One day, he noticed a young boy with a prosthetic leg made of wood! The octopus was amazed at how humans managed to survive even when something as valuable ad their legs is gone! The octopus thought to himself. "Why can't I have a prostetic leg myself?"
So he made another daring move. The octopus made his way to land, this time, avoiding humans and boats all together. He found a small warehouse with tools and wood. He's watched fishermen come into that very warehouse to make their fishing poles or a few other wooden made items. So he went inside, made his plans, and went to work. When he heard a noise of someone coming towards the warehouse, he would quickly evade them and make it into the ocean without being spotted. Soon, after a few weeks and many accidental cuts on his tentacles were made, he was finally finished with his new leg. Trying it on his stump where his old leg used to be, it fit perfectly! But when he made his way into the water, the leg refused to go down further than the surface and kept him from swimming further! He tried and tried to get it down, but it was no use. The octopus finally had to give up and take the leg off. There was no way he could survive with that leg on.
The octopus still has only seven legs today. But he gets along fine without his eighth. He still watches the humans time to time and greatly wishes to one day be in their presence. To join them in their fun activities.
He did meet his dream when he was caught and sent to an Aquarium. Where instead of being the beholder, he became the one to behold.
Made it at my friend's house for an art jam. It was fun!