Theoretical Dog GeneticsAs a kid I remember being confused by the logic of dog genetics presented in cartoons. When two dogs had puppies, the boys looked like the dad and the girls looked like the mom. I can only guess that this lack of originality was an attempt to cash in on the new character's resemblance to an older character that had already won people over, but where's the fun in that? Being the animal nerd that I am, I wanted a realistic guide to prevent such blandness.Theoretical Dog Genetics5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
How to use
Much of this has not yet been proven in studies with real dogs, so if you want to learn more about a real dog it is useful to research the specific breed or likely breeds that are in the dog's background.
Each locus is a spot which can hold two possible alleles out of any number present in the whole species. All together the alleles (genotype) give the final appearance (phenotype). To decide the appearance of offspring, give each parent a full list of genes to describe their appearance and "breed" them by randomly sele
No rest for a weary heart.Yesterday my mother asked me what INo rest for a weary heart.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
would name my children and I told her that
I did not want any. She scoffed at me
and shook her head, insisting
that once I found the
all of that would change.
And I thought back
to all the times when my palms
sweated and my throat ran dry
and my cheeks heated up just because
a girl walked by whose lips
were so pretty and pink that all I wanted
to do was taste them.
I replied, swallowing the acid
that was threatening to crawl out of
"it will take a lot more than that
to convince me."
Because despite the fact that
the mere thought of a man
with arms that could carry the weight of the
world holding me tight could
make my legs crumble beneath me,
I just don't know if it
would be the right choice.
I remember once
when I let it slip that I supported
those who loved all genders
my parents stared at me as if I
had admitted to murder. "It's wrong,"
my father had exclaimed and to me,
his words were a toxin more deadly
Hetalia - ANZACsThe young nation fumbled in the crimson mud for his rifle. The yelling got louder. Gunshots and screams filled his head. The flustered man looked up, now clutching his weapon so hard that his knuckles had turned white. The rain obscured his vision, but he could still see his target. A masked man. He lowered himself to the ground to try and steady his shaking arms. There was a small click as he readied to fire. He began to squeeze the trigger when he heard someone yell his name. He looked over his shoulder. One of the enemy soldiers was towering over him, the barrel of his own rifle pointed right at him. The young nation saw the soldier squeeze the trigger, and a sharp pain shot through his body...Hetalia - ANZACs6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Australia let out a yell. He sat upright, looked around, then sighed. It was a dream. The same one that he had to endure each year. The koala who had been sleeping peacefully looked up, then scurried across the sheets to his owner's side. Australia scooped him into a hug. The electroni
Jak 2: Bath Time part 5Jak 2: Bath Time!! part 5Jak 2: Bath Time part 56 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The sun was setting fast, and the street lights began to flicker to life. Smirking, fags bared, the figure moved silently through the streets, a wraith among the darkness. Maybe if he was lucky enough, hed catch him in his garage or maybe just walking through the streets. The mere thought of digging his claws into the flesh of that arrogant fool made him shiver with delight. Creeping through the streets, long, wild hair blowing gently in the wind, he looked around for any sign of his target. Hmm .maybe in his garage perhaps? He wondered to himself as his eyes darted around a final time, and then began to head to the destination, flexing his claws in anticipation.
Back at the undergrounds HQ
Ok here is how were going to do this. Torn had a map of the city splayed in front of everyone. Well lure him over to this area of the city. If we can cut off his escape routes here, hes as good as caught.&
SH.Encounter:Hidden Secret.Ch3SH.Encounter:Hidden Secret.Ch34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
What's written in -...- means a person talking.
I should apologize that my stories has a lot of grammar and spelling mistakes, but that's just something I can't control So I APOLOGIZE about it
Please don't get angry about it..!
SasuHina. Encounter: Hidden Secret. Ch3.
The more Hinata thought about it, the scarier it got Why would Uchiha Sasuke bother her with things like these? Why would he want to make Hinata fall for him?
It was useless anyway as Hinata was more attracted to the nature of the person, not to the appearance. And Hinata was really well informed about the kind of guys Sasuke was She had to work with a lot of them.
-Hime, would you please hurry up? Her thoughts interrupted Kurenai. Hinata was already for fifteen minutes taking a rest and drinking coffee. She was standing on the balcony and looking at the nice view from tenth floor.
-Yes, I will be right there. Hinata answered and smiled. She ha
Jak 2: bath Time Part 4Jak 2: Bath time!! Part 4Jak 2: bath Time Part 46 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Tess and Daxter were thoroughly bored. How come Torn and Ashelin got to see all the cool stuff? Daxter sighed, as Tess stroked the ottsels furry head. When do you think theyll be back? Tess asked Daxter as he lounged in her lap. Tess kept a hand on her communicator just in case they needed the two.
Eh who knows? They might be gone for a while, seeing as that was one creepy scream Daxters fur stood on end slightly at the memory of it. Besides! We have a lot more leeway with those two gone! he brightened up, ears sticking almost straight up. He then lowered them in a sigh,Who am I kidding. This has got to be the most boring Daxter slowed his voice as his eyes watched something outside. It was nearby the trap. Tess! Daxter hissed. He motioned over to her, but put a finger to his mouth to tell her to keep as quiet as she can. She nodded, and leaned over hi
Onlar YanLI$ BiliyorOnlar YanLI$ Biliyor7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Puslu soğuk hava
En sevdiğim mevsimdi
Aynada üzgün yüzüm
Buna birisi sebep diyor
Yaptığım birçok seyin
Hiçbir amacı yok
Buna o sebep diyor
Bir ben gerçeği biliyorum ve
Onlar yanlıs biliyor
Kimsenin suçu değil bu
Onun suçu değil bu
Kader oyunu değil bu
Bu benim suçum
Onlar Yanlış Biliyor
Baby Science! TG Caption ThisBaby Science! TG Caption This1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The school bell rang and class started. The students were there, but no teacher. The classroom was buzzing with idle conversation. That is until a large beefy man stomped into the room. “QUIET DOWN BABIES!!” He roared in a thick Russian accent, and the room filled with a deafening silence. “I am Kristoph, substitute teacher! Normal teacher is sick little man! Ooh I get sniffles I can not work.” He mocked. “PATHETIC!! I will teach now!” He yelled, splattering the front row with spit. He sat down at the teacher’s desk, the old chair groaned under his large build. He flipped through papers with his meaty fingers, and started muttering to himself. “Why font so small? Kristoph can’t read baby words.” He furrowed his brow and unsheathed his glasses.
Return of a heroThe sun was high in the pale blue skies above the city, the ocean creating a dark spot in his vision as he looked out over the rooftops.Return of a hero7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
All was calm, for the moment.
The eastern wall was getting repaired from the damage it had taken in the last attack and every citizen who was old enough to do so had volunteered to join the forces fighting off the marauders.
This was a city prepared for battle at anytime in the day now, ready to fight for their lives down to the very last man or woman. And still he hadnt heard anything about anyone ever complaining about not feeling safe here. This fact he wasnt so surprised by, but he didnt think it would be too long either before the first complaints would start coming.
Sig sighed heavily and turned away from the window.
He was alone in the throne room and at the moment it was exactly what he wanted; to be alone with his troubled thoughts.
He had been put to rule by a mere mistake, but he also knew he wouldnt have been chosen
If This Were YouIf This Were You (Happy Family)If This Were You5 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
And I've got to smile
When the camera clicks
And I know we are a picture of a happy family.
But everything's not what you think:
Behind the make-up and fake-up there's break-up,
So when the camera turns away
All Hell breaks loose!
And I have to duck
When my mother's china
Misses my head by a very small amount of inches.
There's a reason behind this mess:
You see my sister kissed another mister,
Who was already thirty-five
Father's not proud!
My brother's just as bad
As he viciously kicks me
And leaves me thinking that my ribs are broken.
But mother and father won't help:
My bro's a big guy so they'll standby and not try,
To stop him from hurting me
Even though I scream!
That's all my dad does
He never says kind things
His whole vocabulary seems to be ****.
But I never say anything back:
So when he roars that I'm a boar and a whore,
I'm just so used to it
That I don't care!
I've never seen mother sm
ImposterWhat are you doing here?Imposter5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I said I didn't want you around anymore.
Things are so much better without you, you know.
I feel happy when you're not around.
I feel whole.
Why do you have to show your face, and ruin all of that?
Answer me, dammit.
I'm tired of you showing up, unannounced.
All you ever do is cause trouble.
You cast me to the side, and flaunt yourself as the real me.
I want you to stop doing that, please.
If you care about me at all, you'll go away.
You'll stay away.
Stop telling people you're ME.
Stop telling people YOU'RE happy the way YOU are.
I know you're not.
I know the real you.
I AM the real you.
So, just get the fuck out of here.
Fantasy NamesBesonna - OathkeeperFantasy Names5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Las'ta - Wild fox
Zarayn - Lightning Bringer
Arean - Gold rider
Laskaean - Wild dragon rider
Lasly - Wild wolf
Rahmai - Beast slayer
Syllue - Faerie riddle
Ariat'rah - Gold fire beast
Siianna - Cat lady
Thasyl - Healing faerie
Firemar - Dark honor
Veryr - Peace bringer
Kaon - Dragon keeper
Kaavel - Dragon sword
Throrah - Lore beast
Naruilsi - Ancient noble cat
Naruilka - Ancient noble dragon
Nafiravel - Ancient dark sword
Ahalita - Sly shadow fox
Alirah - Shadow beast
Firrah - Dark beast
Firrahmai - Dark beast slayer
Kamai - Dragon slayer
Dethmaiyn - Eternal death bringer
Veronna - Peace keeper
OverloadOverloadOverload12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
By Kaycee Ronin
This's probably the longest one shot I've ever written, but I must say I'm proud of it. Be prepared for full and unbridled angst ahead. I really love tormenting Jak. ^^ And on that note, Jak, Daxter, Torn, Vin, Kor, and all other characters of Jak II: Renegade belong to Sony and Naughty Dog. I wish I owned them, but I'm just a poor college student who gets a kick out of taking her frustrations out on fictional game characters.
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The rounded object sitting on the table had a slight shine to it, awkward in it's shape, and even stranger in function. Daxter had hopped from his usual spot to the table to peer at it more closely. The metallic object was almost as big as the fuzzy ottsel studying it. "This...is Vin's new invention?" The blond haired elf standing on one side of the table peered at the odd contraption from over his furry friend's head.
Across from him, the taller elf, Torn folded his arms. "It's a bomb designed t
You Went AwayEveryone has a breaking point. Most people just never have to face it.You Went Away11 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"This is a big one. The pumping station has been taken over by the metal heads, they're swarming the place, trying to send the city into a drought and break the defences when they crack and go out there to get water."
Torn's voice was huskier than ever, the strain of the lack of water showing on him. Dust coated everyone's mouths, settling like a heavy cloak.
Daxter leapt from Jak's shoulder to the table, shaking as he landed, dislodging dust into the air again. "How many constitutes a swarm?"
"More than three hundred. And not the usual crawlers. Combat metal heads."
"Combat metal heads!" Daxter grabbed Torn's shirt. "Three hundred combat metal heads?!"
"A rough estimate. Krew's man went out yesterday and did a survey."
"Sig?" Jak cut in.
"Yeah. He was messed up trying to get to the pump valve." Torn drew his knife and examined it. "Way we figure, you're worth about three of him, so it shouldn't be a problem for you
Ohyes.Ohyes.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The trees are screaming,
And the ligers are pooping out skittles with the old zebra talking in an English accent,
The pink giraffes with the sombreros are row-boating to the chimpanzees,
And the lady bugs with the mustaches,
And toaster strudels are kicking the narwhals with baby traffic cones singing lollipop with a train,
And the UFO with the Christmas mistletoe is trying to gum the eyebrows that are eating the socks with big hairy Sasquatches,
And party poppers that are tanning with tinfoil,
And s'mores that are licking the gravel that have bedazzled underwear,
And swimsuit models attacking killers bees with superman,
And the island that hails the teddy bear that kills llamas,
And nyan's with gingerbread houses,
And fiddles with the paint that defeats the evil muffin,
And chews the man in the moon with pumpkin pie howling with some neon flying cars,
And heading to Narnia with my cookie that Kory sent there last year.
Behind the MaskBehind the Mask4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In the darkness a subtle dawn can be seen.
Seeking to bring light,
into this world that is unclean.
The world will begin anew.
Just as he had planned it to.
What a new truthful world this will be...
The world he wished to see.
With his underlings not having a clue,
that something bigger will ensue.
He hides so easily among them.
Behind his mask,
there is a hidden task.
He watches them hunt after the ones they need.
They brush him off paying him no heed.
He so good, that hes' misunderstood.
Strongest of his clan,
this odd uncanny man.
Leader once and leader still,
can make anyone do his will.
Looking in his eyes is something you will regret.
But don't worry he's not done hiding...No, not yet.
He will stay until the time is right.
When he needs to come out, when he needs to fight.
When the underlings can no longer be used.
But for now he is waiting...quite amused.
Who knew it would be so fun playing dumb,
he thought, toying with the ring that was placed on his thumb
He'll have to deal wi
RyRy: Snow DayRyRy: Snow Day5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rylie glanced at the snow-covered surroundings. She was walking through a dense forest, but the previous snowstorms had blanketed the area completely. Her squad members were wearing white outer coats over their protective gear to camouflage with the environment.
Rylie smiled as she saw Nicky struggling to trudge smoothly in the spread of snow. His hands flailed clumsily with every step he took.
"Nicky, stop doing that. You look like a good shot target." Dawn said when she glanced behind her shoulders. The redhead was leading the way, followed by Nicky and Rylie.
"I hate the snow." Nicky muttered under his breath, and glanced at a smiling Rylie.
"But it's a beautiful day." The small blonde replied back gently. "You should be glad the snowstorm's over.
Nicky scoffed. "I will be glad when we get out of here."
"Stop complaining, Nicky." A voice buzzed through the squad's ear pieces. It was Zack's voice. The leader was at the headquarters, watching over their steps from an aerial view. "We
ForgivenessLET NOT the sun go downForgiveness6 years ago in Emotional More Like This
on an angry heart...
FrUK - Sleepless DreamerArthur was painstakingly wide awake, for which he could only come to two logical reasons. One, due to the fact that for the past two nights he'd been crawling to bed in the early hours and falling into a slumber mainly fuelled by sleep deprivation his brain was now addled and his usual strict 10PM sleeping schedule was out of sync with his newly adjusted body clock. Or two, that that shameless blonde flirt, the frog, was plaguing his every thought and denying him the ability to drift off into happy oblivion for the next nine or so hours.FrUK - Sleepless Dreamer4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sitting upright in his bed and resting his chin on his drawn up knees England scowled fruitlessly at the patterned sheets covering his mattress. This bed held too many memories for the newly appointed couple and all those scenes were now fore front in his consciousness: their first kiss, their first time being intimate with each other, it had all happened right where Arthur now desperately tried to rest his head for some shut eye.
Punching his pillows
On AyalaBeneath the trees, betwixt the stately pines,On Ayala4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
the Lady and her beastly Lord see all.
The wealdkin loose their tongues and raise their heads
to lift the forest heart with secret songs.
And in their verdant halls, the twain hold court,
attended by the eagle, fox, and hart,
accepting tribute, as is their just due.
A force of heroes, sleeping at their feet,
lie cold and white, until the time shall come
to rise again and fly beyond the mists
in service to the King Returned. But now
a time more yet must pass before they wake,
and life shall slumber still within their veins
until the Lord and Lady call them back
to take their place in wicked earth again.
Then those twain shall rule the city and the wold,
and stone and steel and murder be laid low,
for where the gods of Life should choose to tread,
no grief can fall nor human psyche know
the sting of death. The night will be here soon
when maid and beast will dance beneath the moon.
angerI write in my notebook,anger3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
when I'm angry or upset.
it helps me to get rid of my anger,
before the sun has set.
for if the sun sets on your anger,
days turn into years.
anger can turn into hate,
and hate turn into fears
fears about what, you will do,
next time you see that guy.
whether you'll just walk away,
or yell at him and cry.
so make sure to resolve,
your anger and hate,
or, when you get there,
it may be too late.