Explaining the Cake family's geneticsTitle: A dissertation on the hypothetical genetics of the Cake familyExplaining the Cake family's genetics2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
There has been dissension among the ranks of bronies as to whether the Cake parents, who are Earth ponies, could produce a pair of fraternal twins with one being a pegasus and the other a unicorn, given only one distant ancestor carried a single representative phenotype of each on either side.
I have developed a plausible pattern of inheritance to explain this seeming incongruity.
Let's say that pegasi and unicorns were genetically designed, using earth pony as the genetic base, by the alicorns playing god on the mythical continent of Atlantis. The easiest way to add the genes to the earth ponies would be to design an artificial chromosome carrying all the needed genes. Then this chromosome's expression could be triggered by a special transcription factor integrated elsewhere in the genome, likely tied via a promoter to other developmental genes. My bet is the BMP-Bcat-Wnt
AppleJacks Hat Is missingMy Little Pony: Friendship is MagicAppleJacks Hat Is missing2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Applejack's Hat is Missing
Twilight was studying as usual on a beautiful sunny day. She pulled one book after another as her research became more intense.
Spike sat on the steps muttering to himself with his arms folded knowing full well the he was the one that had to put all those books away, Twilight lightly put her book down and tilted her head back and closed her eyes and took a deep breath and smiled she half opened her eyes and looked at spike "whew, I haven't studied like that is some time spike I think I should take a break" she got up on all fours and arched her back and yawned.
She headed up the stairs and looked back at spike as she smiled "could you be a dear spike and put away tease books for me, I'll give you some gems for doing such a good job for me" she said, spike grumbled to himself and thought to himself I knew it.
Twilight looked at herself in the mirror and noticed her mane was quite a mess she brushed it gently and put down the
Super Milestone Wars 2 part INat and Alex Wolff are performing the song "Illuminated" from their new album "Black Sheep" during a concert in Bryant Park, New York City, when all of a sudden a portal opens from the sky. Suddenly out of the portal emerges an unfathomably large flying ship, commanding the ship is Matt Pinfield and his 2nd-in-command, a recently revived Discord. This flying ship "called the Voidspace Gunship" then fires the main cannon, causing a dark bubble to appear in the distance, engulfing the entire Earth. The Earth then appears in a mysterious dimension called Voidspace with many other alternate Earths that have been sent here by the Voidspace Gunship. Nat, Alex, and the rest of the band then transforms into the Supetastic 6 and teleport into their moon-shaped starship, the "Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren Mk-II", which was back in their home dimension. What is left of Earth is a planet-sized Voidspace bubble. And so the Supetastic 6 head to other unverses to re-form "Supetastic 6 Unlimited". To be conSuper Milestone Wars 2 part I2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
A Thought on God and ReasonToday in my class on the History of Emotions, if it is indeed called that (I keep forgetting the titles of classes), a colleague of mine said that science proved that there was no soul, it was all just biology and chemistry and stuff.A Thought on God and Reason3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Later on, I was reading Eliezer Yudkowsky's blog entry on mysterious answers to mysterious questions and the one on Uncritical Supercriticality.
I'll make my position clear to everybody here: I don't believe in any particular religion. Christianity always feels a bit false to me and I don't know enough about Buddhism to figure out where I stand on it. And I think as religions go, those two are pretty much on opposite ends of the scale.
Mind you, I have no idea where Yudkowsky actually stands on the matter. That's not the issue. I'm quoting him because I'm currently reading what he wrote, his points make
Ariel tgAriel tg2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Ariel and Eric were about to have sex. Before her three days were up, Ariel needed to get that kiss. They still had not kissed, but Ariel sent enough messages to make Eric understand her intentions. She did not know that if she had sex within the three days, the spell would turn her into seawater. They both took off each other's clothes and got into bed. The second it started, Eric was surprised to be suddenly drenched in seawater while Ariel was nowhere in sight. He swallowed some of the water and coughed as his pores soaked up the rest. Eric moaned as his feet suddenly cracked and shrank down a few sizes. They arched slightly and became dainty as pale smooth skin covered them. Eric could not move as his legs lost their body hair and muscle, slimming down to match his feet while his thighs thickened until they were crushing his groin. He grunted as his hips burst outwards and his ass filled out sexily. Eric's pain went away as his pubic hair went from black to red and he started to mo
For Your Birthday-Chapter 3Future Shock, Backward is Forward and A Fond RemembranceFor Your Birthday-Chapter 32 years ago in Settings More Like This
Pinkie started up her time machine and with another whoosh she was in the future. Strangely, she didn't find herself back home, but outside the same castle. It was almost pitch black out; only the moon and stars provided any light. She could make out the shadowy outline of the castle nearby and approached it.
The castle seemed to be in ruins now, bare earth and the dead, leafless trees surrounding it. Why was it so cold? She rubbed her extremities to try to keep warm as she entered the castle.
"Hello? Anyone?" Pinkie Pie called out into the darkness, but the only sound was the echo of her hooves on the marble floors.
Digging around in her pack she found a bag of jelly beans and began leaving a trail to follow as she walked deeper into the castle. She saw leaves gathered in corners and watched the moon through th
Dragon Age: A Bard's Love 1Dragon Age: A Bard's Love 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Title: A Bard's Love
Game: Dragon Age Origins
characters/pairing- The Warden, Leliana, Wynne, Alistair, others
Disclaimer- DAO (c) BioWare
Dragon Age: A Bard's Love
The group had been lost within the Brecillian forest for several days, trying to find a strange herb that could only be found within the deepest depths of the forest. The forest seemed to grow on their armor now.
"Ughh what I would give to have a wonderful bath!" Leliana said as she swiveled her head from side to side trying to fix her hair. Alistair rubbed his hand over his scruffy chin, his beard beginning to annoy him at every twitch of his face.
"There has to be some source of water around here." Wynne said as she looked around, annoyed as well of the filth they had gathered from the wild. Everyone's nerves seemed to be twisted. Cogdale was silent, he had been since leaving the Dalish camp days ago. His Silverlite armor glistened green from the treetops that let what little sunlight escape thr
Dominion ch 5"You got a lot of nerve." That's the first thing I say to Bradley in first period the next morning while he's sitting in his desk. He and his bottle-blonde girlfriend cease their conversation and both turn their heads to face me.Dominion ch 52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What's your problem?" the girl asks contemptuously.
"You know you really should stop bleaching your hair so much," I spit at her, gesturing to her hideously bright blonde head, "One of these days, it's all gonna fall out. And I wasn't talking to you."
"What's got your panties in a bunch Greyfield?" Bradley asks me in his usual cocky tone, not even bothering to defend his girl. Even with broken ribs the guy's a despicable little cretin.
"You," I almost growl, pointing a finger at his face, "Why the fuck did you lie about Kevin? Are you that big of a creep?"
"Hey, he knocked me down and fucked up my ribs!" he snaps, pointing to his side, "And now I can't play ball for weeks!"
"You're a fucking liar," I hiss through my teeth, glowering down at him, "He didn't ev
Dominion ch 6I can still remember my first year of preschool. I went in blue denim overalls, brand new tennis shoes that Mom still had to tie for me, and my hair combed nice and neat with a backpack full of crayons and a Sesame Street lunchbox. It was less than an hour before the teacher noticed me talking to myself, or at least that was what it seemed like. I had been sitting on the floor, playing with the little toy cars, but my eyes were looking up at the wall or the ceiling and talking to somebody that apparently nobody else could see. Of course my mother was concerned when the teacher told her about it when she came to pick me up at the end of the school day.Dominion ch 62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"It's perfectly normal for a child his age to have an imaginary friend. Many kids that come through here do," the teacher, Mrs. Wied, told her, "He'll make some new friends, real friends, and he'll grow out of it. Just wait and see."Naturally I became pretty upset and threw quite the tantrum when Mrs. Wied, my mom, and my dad tried to say
Dominion ch 4Dominion ch 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After school, I usually take the bus. But today I ditch the bus full of screams and B.O. and decide to walk. It's a somewhat long travel from school to home, but I need to see what happened to Kevin today. It's unlike him to miss a day of school. Even on sick days, appointments, whatever, nothing would allow him to break his perfect attendance. So today, I decide to walk by his house to see why he was gone today.
His house is about four blocks away from the school house. I go around the back so I can view in through the backyard, where sure enough, that's just where he is. Kevin's is fairly big, at least compared to most of the dirt boxes around this town. Two stories and a lush, green, fenced in backyard with trimmed hedges, almost Home & Gardens Magazine-worthy.
Kevin is sitting on the edge of the hammock stuck in the ground about a yard away from the patio with the lawn chairs and a barbecue grill, his feet planted in the grass. He sits hunched over with his head held and a glum loo
Dominion ch 2Dominion ch 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Even on Halloween, people stay away. It's after eight and only a couple of kids have stopped by the house. Mom is out late at a costume party with all her coworkers from the bank, so I'm left doing candy duty. I sit in the recliner in the living room with a bowl of candy in my lap, fully dressed in my Dracula costume, popping Sweettart after Sweettart in my mouth while I watch The Exorcist on the TV. I already took my cape off an hour ago, leaving me in just my velvet pants and puffy white dress shirt. That little girl's face is so hideously mangled. Do people really look like that when they're possessed?
The doorbell rings, so I haul myself up out of the chair and walk over to the door, bowl in hand. I open it to see a Terminator standing on the Welcome mat, dressed in a black t-shirt and leather pants and boots with straps of hand grenades in a X over his chest and a plastic machine gun in his left hand and a brown paper shopping bag in the other.
"Trick or treat." he says in the wor
Dominion ch 1Dominion ch 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I hate sunlight. I always have. It's way too bright and burns my eyes, especially on cloudless days like these. Strands of my shoulder-length thick black hair fall over my eyes. It helps some, but it not quite enough. I hiss at it as I push my pitch-dark sunglasses over my sockets that leave me almost totally blind as I sit in the passenger seat of my mother's Mercedes. My head rests lazily against the glass of the car door window, acting as if asleep as Mom drives me to school.
This town is like a regular rainforest. Being smack in the middle of the forest, the town is filled with mile-high trees and dozens of other exotic plants you could only see in a rainforest. A regular nature-lover's paradise.
In about five minutes, we finally make it to my two-story institute-looking school. I would know all about institutes.
My mother gently nudges my shoulder with her fingers, trying to wake me as if I was asleep, which I'm not, but with the pitch-black glasses, who could tell the difference?
Dystopia vs Utopia IIFree, free at last! Finally out. Where to go? Which way? Who cares? Just go! The figure walked along the road under smog-laden skies. It followed the wreckage of asphalt and twisted metal. Whatever lay ahead had to be better than the ruins behind it. It found a strange device in one car, a board with wheels. It tested the durability, and then stood on it. After a few tries, the figure was moving much faster. It gave a hum of pleasure. The scarf fluttered behind it. Traveling made easier, the figure pushed on hoping to find another city, one that wasn't destroyed. It doubted such a place existed. There couldn't be a place where the air was safe to breath and food readily available. Crows called out in indignation as they were interrupted from their meals. The figure didn't care.Dystopia vs Utopia II3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sun sank slowly below the horizon, the lamps lit up, and the figure continued reading. The elderly woman kept babbling on about something coming. It turned another page. It would not move or care unti
Dystopia vs UtopiaThe world had changed. It was the same, but it was different. It pulsed with mechanical whirring. The sky had long since stopped being blue. It now showed its stains of orange and red and purple, signs of the deadly gases. Garbage crowded the streets and sewers overflowed. Rodents ran about afraid of nothing. Roaches, bedbugs, and lice plagued everything. Skeletal cars flipped on their roofs or sides, some with mangled decaying corpses. Sirens blared somewhere. In a dim-lit alley, somethingor someonemoved. Movement on a rooftop had feral cats hissing at the disturbance, and packs of wild dogs chasing after it. The figure stopped and frowned at the destroyed city. It felt the constant pounding of engines under its feet. "I want out."Dystopia vs Utopia3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The more things had changed, the more they stayed the same. Perfect manicured lawns presented perfect blue houses with white picket fences. Little flower beds bordered brick walkways and hybrid cars slept in thei
This feeling....I see my friends once moreThis feeling....11 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
I see my loved ones again
I feel this pain in my chest
I smile and act everything fine
I feel so happy to see my friends again
I wonder how long it will last
This feeling inside chest!
It hurts so much
It won't go way no matter what I do
Somebody save me
This feeling is my sins against God
I watch my friends play again
I watch them make fools of themselves
I can't get rid of this feeling
I watch them far way but they don't know I'm there
I watch them want to be with them
This feeling inside chest!
It won't go away no matter what I do
I tell myself this is the way it must be
Somebody end me
I can't get rid of this feeling
It's hurt so much it's eating me alive
It's taking over my heart
Somebody save me
Somebody end me
It feels so bad
Somebody end me
Somebody save me
It won't stop it's taking over my mind
It's taking over my soul, it's over and I can't stop it
Somebody save me
Somebody end me
I can't take it anymore!
I see my fri
Demigod OriginDemigod OriginDemigod Origin2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Real Name: Maximilian "Max" Cairo
Alias: The Pantheon Paladin
Height: 5'10" (as Demigod: 6'10")
Weight: 160 lbs. (as Demigod: 650 lbs.)
Eyes: Dark Blue (in both forms)
Hair: Golden Blonde
Occupation: Harvard Professor
Base of Operations: Cambridge, Massachusetts; but often mobile
Maximilian "Max" Cairo was just a humble professor at Harvard University. His love for mythology and history, particularly those of the Greek, Norse, and Egyptian fields, earned him a spot as one of Harvard's most honorable and beloved professors; the other reason being that he has a heart of pure gold and is beloved by every student who takes his class(es).
One day, while he was doing research for his next lecture, something caught his eye. In one of his books, he noticed a symbol that combined a major symbol/icon from the three most ancient pantheons. It contained - in this order The Triple Horn of Odin, The Ankh c
The Mythology of Metal 2.0NOTICE: Many of you were fans of my old mythology of metal. Truth be told, I wrote those years ago when I first got into metal. It's been a long time, and I feel like it's time I revised it to fit my current knowledge of the holy music known as Heavy Metal. Enjoy fellow headbangers!The Mythology of Metal 2.03 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Ozzy- First god of metal. He was the figurehead God who ruled with Iommi, the Great Creator at his side.
Halford - The Chosen Metal God. He resurrected the old ways of metal after it was betrayed by the four prophets.
Bruce Dickinson - God of light and arts and heir to the thrown of metal. His powers match that of the metal god himself.
Eddie the Head - Bruce Dickinson's chief advisor.
Vic Rattlehead - the ruler of The Mosh, the land of chaos
Cronos - The wise prophet who brought forth the wisdom that lead to the creation of Black, Death, and Thrash metal. He led the Cult of Venom.
Manowar - The legion of gods of Black wind, Fire, and steel.
Dio - Known as the Holy Diver. The messenger
Hair of DemonIt flowed past her pale shoulders, a river of black. Down her back, past wide hips, stopping just at the top of her thighs. It had taken years to grow, but now seemed as if it had always been there, its weight a comforting tug at her head as she moved.Hair of Demon5 years ago in Horror More Like This
She rarely did this look at herself in a mirror but she was curious as to what Brian had meant when hed called her a black-and-white photo of herself. Shed laughed at the time, thinking it was a joke, but the momentary flash in his eyes betrayed him. Now she wondered what he meant.
She stood away from the mirror, neck craned awkwardly to view the sheet of black as it splayed across her back. The contrast against her very white skin was indeed shocking. Why hadnt she noticed before?
Despite the indirect lighting, her skin was fishbelly white. Unhealthy, chalk white.
She was dying. But no... she was ima
Martial ARTsListen up people! I say that there should be a category for MARTIAL ARTS in deviantART.Martial ARTs6 years ago in Editorial More Like This
There's a reason it is called martial ARTS, and that it is because it is a creative form, much like dance, mime, and theatre. The category could be set up like so:
Martial Arts> Hard>Forms
Star ChasersOnce their was a small girl. She was so small and frail everyone looked after her out of pity and she was kept in a small dark place with no light or hope.Star Chasers2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
Waking up and dreaming were all the same. Darkness. Silent, pitch black, lonely darkness.
She was small and had but a short life.
"I want to stand on my own two feet. I want to run and dance like a normal child. I want to play games, so many fun and interesting games. I want to make friends and go outside. But most of all I want to be heard, I want someone to listen to me. I want to sing. I want to cry out and someone to answer me. I want to be heard!"
That night 12 stars came down to earth. They heard and saw how much she wanted to speak and walk and to just play and have fun. These 12 mischievous stars felt bad for her and really wanted to play with her.
They took the forms of human children but quite off. They still had that glow on them and had parts that a normal human wouldn't have.
They introduced themselves and ask if
ATLA My Movie- Scene 1ATLA My Movie- Scene 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
EXT. SOKKA AND KATARA'S CANOE - DAY
The Symbol on the screen once again becomes the pendant.
(B.g. NOISES, like water slushing).
The necklace now hangs around the neck... of a much older Katara. Her long hair pulled back into a braid. She sits half asleep in a canoe, staring intently at SOKKA. The same tanned skin, blue eyes, and chestnut hair as Katara. With the exception that his hair is mostly shaven. What's left of it, pulled back into a wolf-tail.
Sokka is hunched over on the opposite end of the canoe, spear in hand, ready to strike any unfortunate prey that happens upon his domain.
Katara's already blank expression soon falls to boredom. The excitement of watching her brother fish has never come and to the looks of it... never will. Katara yawns. Without much else to do, Katara uncrosses her arms, catches the last bits of air escaping into her mouth, and rests her head in the palm of her hand. Her eyes roll carelessly away from her brother and fall to the side of the boa
Spain Strikes OutSpain: Hola Romano!Spain Strikes Out2 years ago in Comedy More Like This
Cleverbot: Como estas?
Spain: ¿Bueno y usted?
Spain: Muy Beuno~ Glad to hear that my little tomate~.
Cleverbot: Taxes are very complicated. So are penguins.
Spain: Si taxes are muy complicated... I don't think penguins are though.
Cleverbot: I don't think about it much, either, but recently I have.
Spain: Hm... Well I guess you would. I mean you are part of Italy.
Cleverbot: No, I'm not. How old are you?
Spain: Yes you are Romano... Your full name is Italy Romano, and you know how old I am.
Cleverbot: I didn't know. I think you are confused.
Spain: No I'm not. Wait... Who are you if you're not Romano?
Cleverbot: I am Julie.
Spain: Oh... I'm sorry Julie... I didn't know I was talking to a pretty chica~.
Cleverbot: I'm not sure where Clay went. Have you tried looking for him?
Spain: Eh? I know no Clay. Do you?
Cleverbot: You know too much about me.
Spain: Que? B-but we just started talking. I don't even know what your favorite color is tesoro.