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People keep asking about Love and Tentacles, but I'm sorry to say that comic is as good as dead. I might draw a picture once in a while because Frida can be fun to draw, but I don't even think about LaT most of the time, unlike my other comics which enter my head daily.

But people are apparently dying to know if Tom and Frida ever had kids, and if it could even be done. So I'll give you and explanation on that.

Tentaculas have reproductive tentacles around their waist (the thin pink ones that gets thick when they get aroused). Males and females rub them against each other  and release semen and eggs into water (in these modern times its usually a bathtub unless they're hippies). They are left to float around until the fertilized eggs hatch and the tiny young eats the un-fertilized eggs. Then they move on to swallowing each other, until only one is left. Sounds unpleasant, but that is why tentaculas in general are very healthy and handicaps are almost unheard of unless they get injured later in life. And of course it creeps Tom out that Frida ate her siblings at birth.

By some kind of movie magic humans and tentaculas can have children together, and Tom and Frida have a very tentacula-like child because otherwise it wouldn't be able to survive the whole process required for tentacula eggs to be fertilized in water, or live in water for months before starting a life on land.
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beastvamp Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this was posted a long time ago, but I just read it. (Looking for information on if you do commissions) This makes me sad. -sigh- So it goes. Just keep making the things in your head and I think I'll survive. 
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aPhysicist Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Sounds unpleasant, but that is why tentaculas in general are very healthy and handicaps are almost unheard of"

What sort of ugenics based nonsense is this? There are plenty of heredtary diseases, such as parkinsons, sickle-cell or huntingtons diseases, which only develop later in life. Not to mention heredetary mental disorders. You can't honestly believe that natural selection among infants could in anyway assure a healthy population in a species.

The reason nonmammals lay many eggs is to increase the chance of ancestry, and the survival of their offspring depends primarily on their individial adaptation to their environment, not necessarily on how "healthy" they are.

Quite frankly I'm shocked to read such a thing on your profile.
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zStars Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Oh for goodness' sakes. I think you may have read a little too far into that comment.
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sketchArtBrony Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Meh,I agree with him. I love to read fictional webcomics and stories based on real science or history. It makes all the more fun when authors use science,but twist it a little for Their stories. But that's just my opinion :)
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zStars Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
No, I totally get what you guys mean, and I agree. He just seemed...unnecessarily angry about it. Haha.
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sketchArtBrony Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah,I agree he did overreact a bit...
Thanks for being cool about it though :)
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merle Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Sometimes a story just loses its luster. Thank you for showing us what you have - and thank you for this info, too!

Maybe someday you'll feel the urge to come back and continue this, maybe you won't. Either way, you've brightened a lot of readers' days by writing/drawing this much, and I thank you for it!
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GURGLEGUY12345 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
So...what, did Tom HMHM into a tub of water that Frida laid her eggs in, or...what? How did it happen?
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mewtata Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. I kinda wonder if Tom would get protective over their kids; keep them from eating each other, so they end up with a million or so. On the other hand, maybe since they're part human there would be only a few in the first place.
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pipilo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for giving them a happy ending. Family portrait now pleeeeease?
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MagratGarlick Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My god I want to see that baby...and it's happy looking babyface just after eating one of its siblings.... :-3
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Kakareen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Could you at least do one final drawing of Tom and Frida with their hybrid child? It's your fault I'm asking, you put the idea in my head! ;)
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LilyPadPanda Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
So I guess those other tentacles are just for rapin' huh?
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hater12 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
So Frida does carry eggs?? I thought she had jizz too. :/
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zStars Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Some animals expel a "cloud" of little eggs in kind of a sperm-like fashion :)
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Natswash Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I recall it carries the eggs.
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Moonstar37 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
That is both fascinating and disturbing at the same time.
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shareyourworldwide Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Makes sence.
And it's cute in a "I'll eat everything in my way"-way :)
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Duo1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww they should have a cute daughter and how she is treated in school :]
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NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
arrgh... well played. That's some sweet uncanny right there. Just to imagine poor Tom having to watch how most of his children are eaten up and then having to love the remaining one... In his place I'd see if I can use another bathroom for that period.
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vajrasana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I imagine that kid would be ugly as hell
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GurkleSoundEffects Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
weird but cool explanation. :iconsweatdropplz:
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NekoMarik Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"By some kind of movie magic..." best explanation ever! :lmao:
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animefungirl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Awesome. Cool to hear about it and have some closure.
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KiKiKittyNinja Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly wish you had continued the series somewhere where we wouldn't have to pay money, but it's fine. I know you have to make money somehow. XD

I honestly wondered what happened with those two after the series was discontinued here on Deviart. Aw well. I did like the series while it lasted here, and I guess it's nice knowing they had a kid?
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Mew-Mew-adict Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hope that the biological process allows the tentacula kid to grow up very quickly, much like many animals in harsh conditions, to be the size of a teenager, but the mindset of a kid. It would be interesting!
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tiljix Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
That sounds kinda cool, actually. Alien-esque. Wait... are they aliens?
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sarani-chan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it's a morbid way of having kids to me, but when it's your natural process i say go ahead i guess :lol: at least they're healthier than humans that way. it's cool that you thought their reproduction through so well

it kind of sounds like you either pulled the ending out of your butt or just decided to indulge the general population, but it was nice of you to think of us XD
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Jsweethome Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I am so glad they are salmon, hearing the end of the story is such a satisfaction
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workinghikarikame Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
No more comic?! Noooooo....

I shall have to wait for other people's stuff then...sniff...
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lone-wolf1991 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
thank you i like it
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AzrielEver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
So would the baby be pink, have human skin color, or some odd mix of both?
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canadianfelicity Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
O-Oh......um.....T-That is something you don't learn everyday....*doesn't know what to say and is scarred for life*
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Katze-Love Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hm, well I'm glad we still have the other comics!
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venonpoison Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I can still picture Tom's face as Frida explain this to him xD
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Rikiwulf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well how bout that.
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ZEB31 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow that's actually pretty interesting. Care to draw the life cycle?
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wolvesrule1243 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it disturbing that I find this to be interesting XD
Very cool, bro.
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khazukiart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
First reaction: D:
Second reaction: D8
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NoChristmasJokesPlz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found this ridiculously interesting. XD Thank you for sharing!
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PalaceOfCheese Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
So is the tentacle sex we see for pleasure/bonding purposes only, in the same way that a human's clitoris is for pleasure but not reproduction?
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Siseja-sama Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..... that
is very very interesting
please tell us more such things
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Sinful-Suffering Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I can't picture Frida having the balls to eat her siblings, she's so cute and gentle. Also. I'm still not so sure how that works... Would Frida leave her eggs in the bathtub and Tom would, er... Put his stuff in with them? XD
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BeatrizAlbano Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I guess that means the Witch Hunter is as good as dead too. Well, you are always creating nice stuff to see, anyway, so it's all good. Still, making a family portrait for this three would be awasome.
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Molokh-Uziel Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Well, most of it makes sense as far as fantasy species go. I once came up with a fantasy species that has some very similar traits:
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The only thing that seemed off even for fantasy was the lack of mention of adding more nutrients to the water in a bathtub. When I wrote up the Hashrul, I assumed that larvae feed on the stuff found in the ocean. (I also found it hilarious to reverse the trope about universal beauty: usually it's the human-like elven girl that is found beautiful by anyone from ratmen to ogres; it's fun to have a non-humanoid creature that is found beautiful by humanoids.)

As for compatibility with humans, well, it's a stretch, given the huge anatomical differences, but wouldn't be exactly implausible for a more similar species. I mean, if not just regular hybridisation, but also the rather interesting phenomenon of hybridogenesis exists in real nature, a fictional race should probably be given a pass.
Actually, I have a semi-plausible write-up of a hybridogenesis-only species that superficially looks like the incubus/succubus mythic reproduction, but turns out to subvert the trope in several ways (particularly personality).
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Umbri-girl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
FINALLY. THANK YOU.
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harlequin2262 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
That's terrible. I loved Love and Tentacles. It's your best comic.
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DaniRaeOregon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, that was the comic that got me following you too ;n;
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Greed-kun Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
*walks away and throws up violently, before returning completely composed* I regret ever wondering...
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aurora-celest Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
The babies are just like sharks! There can be only one!

...

And the rest will be eaten.
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