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𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚏𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝚊 𝚋𝚘𝚡 𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚊 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚝 𝚏𝚒𝚎𝚕𝚍, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚒𝚝𝚜 𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚛 𝚒𝚜 𝚞𝚗𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠𝚗. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚓𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚊𝚕 𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚕𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚗𝚘 𝚒𝚗𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚛'𝚜 𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚠𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚎 𝚒𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚊 𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚍. 𝚁𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚍𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚖𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚒𝚝 𝚊𝚟𝚊𝚒𝚕𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚒𝚝𝚕𝚎 '𝚂𝚗𝚊𝚒𝚕 𝙹𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚊𝚕'.
𝙸𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚎𝚡𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚕𝚢 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚒𝚝 𝚜𝚎𝚎𝚖𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎: 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚊 𝚜𝚗𝚊𝚒𝚕 (𝚊𝚛𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚎𝚘𝚕𝚘𝚐𝚒𝚜𝚝s 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚏𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚜 𝚠𝚎𝚕𝚕)
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Guess what, guess what! I've finally found a use for Mom's dusty empty book! Which is this one, obviously. I don't know why I'm writing this, but maybe people in the future will find this and read it when they're bored! Okay, anyways back to the really important topic. I found a snail!! I was watering some plants and then suddenly she popped out of the water hose! She's really small, the size of my palm. I think she's aquatic, so I filled the bathtub up and put her inside. She's still inside her shell, but she's shown signs of movement! I'm not sure if Mom is okay with her yet so I'll have to ask.
So, mom said yes! Probably because she wants me to show responsibility? She said I can keep it until we find a suitable pond for her. Anyways, I came back and the Snail was crawling around the bathtub! Though when I opened the door, she went back into her shell. I guess she's not okay with all the new things, huh? I think I'm going to name her Rebecca! I don't really know the snail's gender but for now I'll call her 'she'. If she turns out to be a guy, I guess I'll call him Reggae! I don't have anything to feed her, but Mom says that snails like cucumbers. We don't have cucumbers, but we have zucchini! I cut it up and plonked some into the tub gently. I hope she likes them.
Rebecca left the zucchini untouched. Aren't they literally the same thing? I'm going to try something different today. The garden snails like to eat weeds, but I think Rebecca is aquatic so they probably have different diet choices. Do snails eat meat? I can't imagine her eating that, she's too small. Maybe I can get some algae or pond weeds from the Pond. The ducks won't like it, though. But also! Rebecca came out of her shell! I was washing my face and she popped her head out! And then started moving around! It must be a shock for her, but I can't put her in the Pond yet because she's too small. Also, I noticed, she has a crack on her shell. It doesn't look to bad, it's like a lightning scar, but I'm a bit scared that the shell might break or something. Mom says that its probably because she got banged up on her travels through the water pipe, which is possibly true. I'll write later, I gotta do sum chores now!
I got the pondweed!! It's leaving a huge mess in my room so I had to clean it up before mom could see it. I stacked them up and put them in the tub. I said hi to Rebecca and she went back into her shell. Sad. The good thing about sea snails is that they don't leave snail slime all over the place! Because it's in water, so they probably dissolve. I'm going to leave the pondweed in her tub and leave. I always turn off the lights because a) I don't want to get scolded and b) I think Rebecca likes it. She mostly moves around in the dark and she always moves slower in the light. Though, she's not just in the dark! The windows face the sunrise so they're incredibly bright, it's like a smaller light.
✩Entry 2.2: Rebecca did not eat the pondweed. It stank up the tub instead. Made the water sorta green brown. Rebecca doesn't seem to mind, she was vibing in there. It makes me happy that she's happy, but Mom's going to have a row with me if she sees I stank up the bath. Okay, that sounds wrong. Anyways, I took most of the weed out, but I left one (1) weed in the bath to see if she'd like it. Then I threw out some of the green brown water and put more clean water in it. Rebecca hid in her shell but now she's just vibing. You go, silly little snail girl!
✩Entry 3: Today great character development happened! So I went into the bathroom today to check if she ate the pondweed. She didn't, but she didn't hide in her shell either! I said hello to her and she sorta waved her eyes at me, I think. I asked her how her day was doing and she didn't do anything. And then she continued to move around the bathtub. It made me happy inside! Can't wait until she finally trusts me.
✩Entry 3.1: Some more cool stuff happened! Alright, so after checking up on Rebecca, I went to the library to read up on snails. I know they have a huge section about them because I think they make up a huge part of our history? I don't know, I didn't pay attention in school. Anyways, I got there and get a book. I can't bring it home, which is really inconvenient. Though if I were the librarian I wouldn't trust me either because the last time I borrowed a book it was covered in mud. Rebecca is a Bladder snail, I think. She has sorta the same shell color and stuff. Her shell is sorta different, a bit less pointy. Maybe she's some hybrid. Then I had to come back home because it was late and mom doesn't usually let me stay outside past six but I think she's glad that I atleast go outside now. But, but but the really cool thing happen
I'm stupid. Snails are mollusks.
So, according to the stuff written in the book which I only remember this evening, snails do eat zucchini! Rebecca was holding out on me!! And Bladder snails are supposed to be a species that eat a lot!! Hm, can't blame her exactly. She still definitely doesn't trust where she is now. But a great thing I found out is that Bladder snails eat leftover fish slash shrimp food! It's a great thing I have some fishfood from the Duck pond, right? I had to crush them a little bit because I wasn't sure if Rebecca could chew it (Probably not because she doesn't have any teeth). I came back like an hour later and it was mostly gone! Except for some wafting pink things. At first I wasn't sure if she would eat them because they were specifically made for Flower Head Eels but hey!! How convenient!! It's a good thing bobo kept this junk.
Mom said that I shouldn't feed Rebecca too much, maybe because it would make her fat? Can Snails get fat? What does Mom know even, she's never taken care of a snail. But neither have I, so I don't think I get any say in this argument. I'll listen what she says. Oh! And another thing, I got to pet Rebecca! I was cleaning out the wafting thingys and she popped her head out. I was like 'Hi' and then at first I was going to stroke her shell but then she didn't go back into her shell! So I got to pet her!! She felt very smooth, kinda like softer plastic. After that she continued crawling around the tub. A great experience!!
✩Entry 5: Some interesting stuff this morning. Rebecca crawled out of the bathtub again and she's crawling across my floor. She stayed out for a few moments before going back into the tub. She left some slime but that's nothing a mop can't clean up! The slime is sorta brown, it's like one of Mom's face scrub thingy. Ohh, maybe people use this slime to make those things? That's why they're called Snail slime things? You learn something new everyday!
✩Entry 5.1: Went to the library again. On the way mom yelled at me to keep Rebecca in a different place because she was living in my bathtub, and you can imagine the issues with that. I have to go and shower in Mom's bathroom instead. I don't mind, but Mom sure does. I was thinking that I could put her in the empty pen! We used to keep Honey there. There's a pond and a shelter, and there's a fence around it too. I think Rebecca would like it. Anyways, I found out snails are
It's been decided, I'm going to call her She/They. I asked her about it and she tilted her head again. She's so small. I let her crawl around the house so she could explore! I even let her go outside and I showed her the pen too. She didn't mind it, I think. I'll bring her out for a few more times in the following week so she'll get more accustomed to the outside. Mom said three days and no more which sucks. Adaptation takes time!! Well, unless you're superhuman (I think)
I'm cleaning out the pen today. Rebecca followed me downstairs, even though she is sorta slow. But she caught up in the end so that's alright! No one'd touched the pen for a while so there were a lot of weeds sprouting here and there. I had to wear boots because some plants have those really spiky seeds that latch onto your feet and you have to pull them out individually. Rebecca stayed outside the pen, just crawling around and onto some of the garden plants. She stayed away from the Duck pond which is very smart. Anyways, I started by yanking out the weeds and putting them into a bucket. That took a long time. It took like five bucketfuls to rid half of the pen! They're nasty. And then after that I went to have a break and then continued. My hands hurt and so do my knees. And that's only the first thing I have to do. Sigh.
Had to take a second bath. Those weeds are nasty. Even when I wore protective gear and boots, those dumb seeds still somehow got stuck on them. So cleaning out the pen took even longer because I had to peel each one out. But, on the plus side, I can collect the seeds and keep them in a jar so I can pour it out on people I don't like. Hm, that doesn't sound so bad actually. Now to convince Mom to let me keep them.
Mom shut down my plans with no hesitation. Meanie. I kept the jar anyways, it's under my bed. But on the brighter side!! I finished cleaning the pen properly! No weeds or glass pieces or trash in sight!! It's a bit muddy cuz the pond overflows a bit so we're going to have to fix that a bit. I let Rebecca into it and she went exploring in it. She plonked herself into the pool and crawled around in it. It's a good thing none of the fish eat snails. But I do hope Rebecca's unknown diet doesn't include fishes. Because then Mom'd have another row with me if her glasseyed pondfishies go missing.
Taking quite a while for Rebecca to grow fully accustomed to the pen. I'm sorta afraid that she might crawl underneath the fencing and make an escape but she doesn't seem to want to! A great thing!! But if she does wanna leave, I'm not going to stop her. That'd be mean. Maybe I should put a dog toy in her pen. She's as big as my forearm so she's quite small but maybe she'd like it?
Woke up and Rebecca looked hungry! So I put some food in a bowl and I watched her move to it. Then I left her alone so she could eat in privacy. And then after she finished (which was like two minutes, maybe four?) I sat outside and ate a sandwich. I gave her the lettuce part because I don't like the lettuce part. Plus, it was brownish and bitter. Rebecca seemed to like it! I'm gonna go to the library again and maybe I'll bring Rebecca along. And then after I'm going to try to give her zucchinis again.
The library was fun. I was carrying Rebecca the whole time when we were inside and I asked the librarian if I could let Rebecca onto the library grounds. She was very skeptical and then said that I could find a book and sit outside in the garden. Jokes on her, I like the garden!! It has very nice stepping stones. So I took the book and started reading, this time about those water conditions and species preferences and stuff. Rebecca crawled around the hedges and almost tried a dip in the fountain. A nearby person caught her and was like 'Yo! Your snail!!' and I was like 'Oh crickets, I can't take my eyes off her!' But a cool thing was that Rebecca hid in her shell immediately when the person snatched her up and only popped up when she was near me!! Maybe she trusts me now!
Rebecca crawled up onto my head as we returned home. Mom instantly told me to take a bath. Again. To be fair, I was a bit covered in snail slime. But I didn't smell!! Anyways, I read that snails are pretty tough little things and they aren't too picky about their environment (have I mentioned this already? I feel like I have. Deja vu? Meh) so the pond, and the pen, is a suitable place for her to stay!! Filled her bowl with food again for dinner, less than this morning though. It's gone now.
I've got not much to write about today. But I fed Rebecca some lettuce and fish food before eating breakfast myself. She didn't run away, thankfully. But she does like to crawl on top of the fence posts and she does that again and again. Sorta funny, she's a climbing snail! Maybe I should bring Rebecca to the Duck Pond when I feed them.Those Ducks have the spirit of the devil inside of them. You throw some food at them and they charge right at you like you're a walking hot dog! But Ducks don't eat snails, right?
I was correct. Those ducks are VILE and I resent them with every inch in my body. Not enough inches!! It will never be enough inches!! I was holding Rebecca and pointing out Mom's fishes and explaining them to her and they suddenly starting chasing us and poking their long necks towards us!! I could handle one but the whole squad?? No!! I had to run!! I almost fell over!! (but imagine how stereotypical that would be) I had to run into the carrot shed and hide there until mom came out to water the plants!! It felt like hours but mom said it was just twelve minutes and I was fine. The next time those ducks are coming near me, I'm going to throw my shoe at them. But that might not be such a good idea, I'd have to run away with only one shoe. Rebecca didn't mind, she didn't even hide in her shell!! She must like life-threatening adventure.
I had to hang the clothes near the pond and those Ducks, like I said before, are NASTY. I would describe them in a more vulgar way but then Mom would snatch this book off my hands and that would be the end of my marvelous snail journal writing montage (what does montage mean? I'll have to look in the dictionary later). So, back to my regular hate for those Ducks, I was pinning the clothes onto the clothesline and they were side-eying me with their nasty demon eyes. And then I picked up the washingbowl (which I carried the clothes in) and they started CHASING ME. I ALMOST DIED. Those ducks are good for nothing!! Even if they scare away thieves!!
STARTLING update!! Rebecca and the Ducks are friends??? I came out to feed her and they were sorta just hanging around?? And one poked its beak into the pen and sorta petted Rebecca's shell? And she wasn't attacked?? I shooed them away. One bit my ankles. Still nasty. I petted her head gently and she was like 'murrrr' and I put some fishfood into the dish and left. I told Mom that one of her ducks bit my ankles and she was like 'stop being so agressive to the Ducks' ?? ME? AGRESSIVE? ME WHO ADOPTS SNAILS AND PICKS YELLOW FLOWERS?? Couldn't be me, could never be me!!
On second thought I realize I called the ducks nasty so I might not be so innocent (they started it).
Rebecca's grown a bit bigger, she's the size of a medium dog now. But that's not the main reason I'm writing today. Dad's coming back home today!! He's back from sailing a big ship around the world and he's gonna stay with us for three months!! That's wonderful, excellent news! Now all we need is Bobo and there'll be all four of us again! Hm, five of us maybe since Rebecca is a part of this now. I wonder if Dad'll like Rebecca. He seemed to love Honey and Dorae so he should be overjoyed to see her. Plus, Rebecca is an extremely well-behaved lil' snail. She doesn't run off into the sun or leap onto people. But then again, Dad might not be so happy to see that I took up the empty pen for a medium snail. Well, I'm betting on Happy Dad, can't wait till' he comes home!!
Mom says we can pick dad up from the port this afternoon!! We're gonna catch a carriage there and wait till the ship docks. I don't wanna leave Rebecca at home, someone might steal her or the Ducks might be mean to her. So I'm gonna bring her along. Just like the Library, our whole town loves Snails so she'll be allowed at the Port. Plus, she's extremely well behaved so she'll just sit in my lap the whole ride. Mom says I should maybe bring her in a big bowl with some water in it but I'm a bit worried it might spill on the ride. Well, we just have to see how it goes!
Almost gonna go!! Mom's getting ready and I'm going as I am. No point looking dapper if I'm just gonna stay in the carriage. I've decided to hold Rebecca the whole time. That way she won't get lost or jump out the carriage! I'm gonna bring a bottle of water too so that if she gets too dried out, I'll just lean over the side of the road and pour it on her. I'm not sure if she'll need it cuz she was able to stay moist when we were at the library for a long time. I'm gonna comb my hair, get Rebecca and wait for Mom. I think it'll take five more minutes (Mom takes a long time to get ready)
Dad was really mean to Rebecca. So first of all, we had to wait some more because the Ship had been delayed, so I spent the whole time talking to Rebecca. I talked to her about Peacocks, they're so pretty and their feathers look like eyes. I'm surprised no one's made a Peacock God/Goddessona or some peacock fantasy species in their books. Like, the more eyes a Peacock's tail has, the stronger the chara is. Anyways, getting sidetracked. So when dad showed up, he had to get in the back with me (and Rebecca) and he saw her and was like '??? What the heck is that' EXCUSE YOU DAD THAT IS YOUR NEW DAUGHTER THAT'S WHAT. Rebecca spit water at him and I don't think she likes him at all. They're gonna have to learn how to bond.
Dad was like 'show me how you kept your snail' and so I did, in explicit detail. I didn't show him the snail journal (obviously!!) because that's personal. A joural is something like a diary, isn't it? So I showed him Rebecca's pen and he was like 'you used Honey's old pen for this?? Tiny old banana looking creature thing??' and I was like 'Dad she's not around anymore.' I miss her too, but Rebecca needed a house and the pen was the safest option! Rebecca was eating some lettuce I put in her bowl and when Dad showed up, she immediately stopped and started crawling towards him. 'oh that's wonderful!' I thought 'they're going to bond and have a mutual agreement!'
Rebecca spat into his face. Again.
Maybe she has some
Dad was poking around Rebecca's pen this morning and I was worried that they were gonna have a fight. I ate my breakfast and gave Rebecca some (it was a cheese sandwich, I didn't give her the cheese part). Turns out dad was just trying to find if the Pen needed some refurbishing and new painting since it has been a long while since it was built. Rebecca was chilling in her pond and she crawled out when I came out. Dad came over to ask me about how long I had her and she immediately turned to him. I don't know how she can go from 'Yay!' to 'Aw heck nah, Ptoo' in three miliseconds. I quickly grabbed her and petted her so that she wouldn't spit on him. She enjoyed the pets and stayed civil. At least we went through one morning without her spitting on Dad. Great!
I told dad we were going to the library and he went 'We??' He really needs to get used to having a snail. So anyways, Rebecca and I went to the library and picked out another book (we finished the last one) I think it was called Snail Food by S.V. Min. What a weird name. I spent like three minutes guessing what the name could be. Simon Victor Min? Sally Vesuvivus Min? San Viven Min? If I had that name, I'd be bullied a lot. If you say all the initials at once is sounds like Sevumin. Like a pill. Author name aside, it was a pretty interesting book. All the pictures were hand-drawn (the author is a horrible artist)!! I don't think lady librarian knows it exists cuz I showed it to her and she was like '?? What is that'. There was this pretty pressed flower at the back too, I took it. The library doesn't have bookmarks, so this one must be someone else's!! I could put it in the Lost and Found but I'm worried that it might get ripped so I took it home!! Rebecca tried to eat it.
Rebecca tried to eat it again. I showed it to Mom and she asked me where I found it. The right thing to do is to tell the truth, 'I took it from a book in the library because I was afraid that it would get ripped plus it was the owner's fault for leaving it in the book'. I lied. I said I found it in the trash. She was like why would they throw that away? Fast forward, I showed dad and he was like 'cool cool'. That's the only thing he says when I show him literally anything. Cool cool. I could show him the picture of a really hot person and he'd be like 'cool, cool'. Like dad that's the opposite of cool!! Anyways he was hanging around the shed and taking out tools and stuff. He only does this when he wants to fix something. Hmmm suspicious.
Hilarious stuff happened. Or not so hilarious, Dad almost died. Anyways. It's really late and my wrist hurts from writing such tiny words in this really big journal but eh, this is worth it. (I mean I could write this tomorrow but where's the fun in that!!) So anyways, Dad told me to bring Rebecca inside cuz the radio station said that there'd be a thunderstorm tonight. The Radio station is run by a bunch of dunderheads and I don't believe them. Most of the time when they say something's gonna happen, the opposite happens. I believe it's going to snow (whaat? in the middle of Summer? yeah, it has the same odds aas the Radio Station being correct). I don't believe him but I let Rebecca sleep in the Bathub. But that's not the funny stuff. Dad got chased by the DUCKS. YOU HEARD ME. THE DEVILISH DUCKS MWHAHAHA. He doesn't like them either!! The Ducks left him alone but his screaming was kinda funny.
I'm going to the library again today. Wow, that seems to be my schedule these days. Feed Rebecca, do chores, go to library, come home, feed Rebecca, take a bath and sleep. Man, I sound like I have no life. I do!! Anyways, I brought Rebecca outside to feed her (because surely mom wouldn't approve of her eating in my tub, again) and Dad was already up. No surprise, they both wake up really early. Must be a parent thing. Anyways, turns out he was fixing Rebecca's pen! He was making sure that it was still livable and making sure that Rebecca wouldn't escape and hurt herself. I was grateful!! Rebecca was not. She spit on him again.
I found that weird book by S.V Min again! It was in the same spot too. It's like no one can see it! Weirdddd. It's like I'm a protagonist in some kind of fantasy atmosphere and this is the start to some magic secret library storyline and it turns out in the end Rebecca is a secret Deity who's gonna thank me for my kindness with some powers and prophecy. Sounds crazy! Anyways I read more about Snail's
Nothing else interesting happened today. Rebecca is back in her pen and I fed her some more fish food. Maybe I should buy more of that, Rebecca eats a lot. The Trader's gonna come around in a few days so I'll get some for her then! I'll check my allowance later and I should have enough to buy atleast two? Dad finished the Pen when we came back. He's a tough dude, he can finish a lot of things in a day. There was this one day where the main fence broke and Dad fixed it in like four hours!! Mostly because I did all the work, hehe.
Well, I lied a bit on the past entry. I didn't do all the work, but I did 90% of it!! Dad did the rest, he just hammered down the wooden boards and I was the one running around and getting all the wood and nails and tools. But something interesting happened!! After I stepped out of the shower, I saw Dad and Rebecca talking! (Well, more of a one-sided conversation but still a conversation nontheless!!) I don't know what they're talking about but I hope they're working out their hate. I also sawy Rebecca spit on him again.
Okay, something really suspicious is happening today. Rebecca and Dad aren't... fighting?? They're simply existing together?? No spitting?? I patted Rebecca's shell and she was like 'Mrr?' and I asked her what happened. She crawled away and went inside the pond. I asked Dad the same thing but he was like 'nothing happened, why do you ask?'. I don't think wars get resolved overnight. Whatever, I'm gonna go to the library soon. I'm not gonna bring Rebecca today cuz she seems pretty content with sitting in her pond. I wonder how that'd feel like, to be a snail sitting in a pond.