Frost Kraken! I ran across this fantastic vision of an arctic celephopod while seeking out art for the blog post, “Blow Your Mind: The Mind of the Kraken.” The painting is by Racehl M. Bray and you can find the original right here, along with an entertaining write-up about this imagined creature. Here’s a taste:
Once known as the terror among the ice, the Frost Kraken of 1816 enveloped its prey with the snow white embrace of silken fur and would quickly dispatch a still-beating heart with its concealed obsidian beak. Explorers tell of the rare Frost Kraken ink which remained as warm as smouldering embers long after the beast’s own death. A single drop upon naked skin was said to cause a lasting sense of pleasure and euphoria so powerful that it was most certainly fatal to all but the most exceptional victims.
I cannot get over how much I adore this painting. I challenge anything in the universe to have more cuddle potential than a frost kraken.