928: Mimic Octopus
Let's get this out of the way before it starts a flame war on here: according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary online that octopi, octopuses, and octopodes (only if you are English) are all the correct plural of octopus. It is a well put together video.
So, this comic is a reference to a typical fish and sea-life identification chart. Like this or the US Air Force ID chart parody. So, it's basically a parody of a parody referencing the mimic octopus which, as the name implies, is able to mimic other animals.
The Orson Scott Card novel Lost Boys is (from Publisher's Weekly): "A withdrawn eight-year-old in a troubled family invents imaginary friends who bear the names of missing children in this absorbing thriller." (The relevant section, if you are curious, is on Google Books.)
- Southeast Asian Sea Life
- Identification Chart
- [There are silhouettes of eight individual fish, a school of fish, a scuba diver, an anemone, a submarine, and an anchor, each labeled "Mimic Octopus." There is also a silhouette of an octopus, labeled "Two Mimic Octopuses."]