Hello. I'm new to TONMO (it's fun in all caps),but I've been interested in cephalopods for most of my remembered life. Unfortunately, I am not in a position to be able to own any, but that shall not deter me from enthusiastically participating in the community. Being a unique person who has suddenly discovered a whole website of people with many of my own psychological characteristics, I'm somewhat overwhelmed. To keep this post moving, here's a list of random things that greatly interest me: -Hans Larsson-style reverse engineering of ancestral cephalopod characteristics -Metasepia pfefferi (obviously) -The possibility of creating a mathematical formula for determining the weight of a Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni specimen from the LRL -Teaching octopuses to play chess -Biological reasons for the lack of freshwater and terrestrial cephalopods -Tool use in Amphioctopus marginatus -Gliding capabilities of the Ommastrephidae -The eyes of Nautiloids (and everything else about them) -Cultural depictions of Cephalopods (less Cthulhu, more Kraken) I realize that, among my own people, these may be fairly standard interests, but I don't mind that. After poking around the website a bit, you people seem pretty great. Not to mention the fact that my childhood hero, Dr. Steve O'Shea, is here. I can't wait to get started.