I often wish humans had descended from fish instead of apes. A lot of the worlds’ pollution would be eliminated if we could just dig canals and swim to work or school instead of paving roads for cars. We wouldn’t have to get haircuts, because fish don’t have hair. We wouldn’t have to build aircraft to fly over the ocean; we could visit our island friends anytime we wanted on our own power. The only real downside I can see is that we wouldn’t be able to eat tuna fish sandwiches.

As it is, the feature that brings us closest to fish is the webbing between our fingers and toes. I don’t know of a plastic surgeon who can increase the size of that webbing, but I bet it would be a useful procedure. Think of how easy it would be to scoop water with your hands if you had extra webbing.

Below is a sketch for the fish-man. His super powers are gills and the ability to eat krill like a whale. Also, he has the strength of at least ten fish (depending on the type of fish).

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I like how the fish-man still has the most essential features that separate us from fish: nipples and a belly button.

I also like that he seems to be waving his arms like he’s trying to be noticed.


Nipples and belly buttons are what make us human, not reason or logic or self-awareness. I know I’m bucking the scientific trend on that one, but I stand firm in my opinion.

It’s hard to get noticed that far down in the ocean. Lots of fish-men, not as many mermaids.

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