/a/ was once a giant ocean, filled with all kinds of fucking fish you could imagine.
Moot let out a huge net, as big as to cover the entire oce/a/n. In one fell swoop he lifted the net with his mighty arms and pulled out every living thing, successfully separating the fish from the water.
He declared that the water was to be a place where water could be water, and the net was a place where fish could be fish.
But Moot left the net suspended over the oce/a/n. The fish started to struggle and squirm, and one by one some fish started falling back into the oce/a/n.
Moot saw that his net had failed to keep all the fish out, but the larger fish, like the VN Whales and the Shark-a-boos could not pass through the net as hard as they tried.
In the end, the net is still there holding fish and /a/ still has fish in it.