Quotes / Fish People

"It's beginning to look a lot like Fishmen
Everywhere I go.
From the minute I got to town
And started to look around
I thought these ill-bred people's gill-slits showed."

"He looked like Peter Lorre, but then everyone in Innsmouth looks like Peter Lorre, even my landlady."
"Only the End of the World Again" by Neil Gaiman

"The imagizer blurred, then resolved into the hideous green face of a frog-like humanoid. His body was swollen with thick layers of blubber, frilly gills puffed from the sides of his neck, and he wore a bright red watchcap on his head.
"'Allo?" said the frog-man in a thick French accent. "Zis ees Deep Sea Nine. Who ees eet?"
"Captain Proton of the Space Rangers. What on Earth are you?"
"Don' you mean: Vaat een Sea are you? Two-thirds of zees planet ees covered een water, you soil-centered eediot!" The creature hawked into a black spittoon. "I am an aquanaut! Why do you theenk I 'ave thees outrageous accent, you silly Queen of Rocket Men?"
Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space

"Their skin is greyish, hairless and cold, like that of a dead porpoise. Their faces are noseless and flattened; their mouths are lipless and wide, with several rows of sharklike teeth. The Sharks have webbed fingers and feet that are more flipper than anything else, and also boast sharklike fins at their calves and forearms. Out of water, their voices are hoarse whispers, and they are accompanied by an acrid scent. Their eyes are a dead, nonreflective black."

Webbed claws drag you from your bed, pull you out the window. You try to scream, but a suction-cupped palm smothers your mouth. They pull you into icy waters. They pull you beyond light. They pull you down to the crushing depths where titanic pressure pulps you into something more edible.
Normally, the sea keeps its carnivorous secrets, but even the ocean mouth can't hold back the vicious punchline all of the time. And so, the Deep Ones emerge. They are native to the cold depths of every ocean. They rarely see the sun, build their cities among the thermal vents, in those alien environments that do not require solar energy. And now they rise, the infernal fish-frogs.
The Buzzing, The Secret World

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