Originally Posted by drnarayanan
Of course Valerie , may I know why you are so impressed with Baleen whales ? Any striking features have you noticed in them ? Or is it becoz of their anatomical beauty ?
There we go! We have to explain our crushes, now.
I'm not even sure of the reason why I like baleen whales so much. Anatomical beauty? Many animals have it! Special feature? Invertebrates beat vertebrates in that area.
Maybe because they just physically look like me
. They are heavy, they are big, they are strong... but basically defenseless. No fangs, no claws, no venom, no horns, no shell. And they cannot leave the sea, or their weight will kill them. They cannot even bite, because they have no teeth at all. They live hidden, with only their backs above the water and their true faces are virtually unknown to common people. We have to go under water to see them fully. And yet we know not much about them, they have been massacred for... their body fat! Just like I was somehow when I was a child (socially massacred because of my body fat). They can endure extremely cold waters just like I can endure canadian harsh winters. But they can easily suffer from dehydration in summer, just like myself, who hardly stands canicules.
All of it to tell you that it's probably just some sort of self-identification. And you know what? If I'm right, I'd be ready to bet that HyeanaSean's crush for hyeanas must be some sort of self-identification to hyeanas as well. Am I right?