reply to post by Exoviewer
You do realise that Earth rests on the back of turtles, right?
There was once a superstition that Earth rested on the back of one turtle, however advances in science has proved this to be an impossibility. This
enormous, circular plane we call Mother Earth has proved much too large for that, so now we know it rests on many turtles.
Over the aeons the flatness of Earth has pressed down over the heads and carapaces of these huge, reptilian beasts, deforming to the contours of their
horny shells. Being turtles, they don't move very quickly, but they do tend to wander a little. This causes ridges and chasms as the deformations
are left behind them. Their breath seeps up around the Earth, and provides our atmosphere. Occasionally, in the distant past, one would poke its
head right through the crust, see this beautiful Earth, and, possessing foreknowledge, would weep great tears, bitter with salt, at the thought of
what mankind would do to this sweet world.
When ill, these turtles eject their hot red vomit upwards, through the crust, causing volcanoes. Tragically, the sick turtles sometimes die. They
must be replaced or the area they support will collapse, so the turtles sometimes need to reproduce. During the act of procreation a turtle can become
a little agitated, moving more quickly, causing a rupture to the surface above it.
So remember, next time you have an earthquake, it's all the fault of the "procreating" turtles.
When you carefully examine the Earth's surface for turtle shapes, secure in the knowledge that the whole Earth has been moulded by turtles, I
guarantee your eyes will be opened and you will see traces of their fantastical forms everywhere.