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Pokemon Biology: Species and Evolution

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Pokemon Biology: Species and Evolution

Take a Pokémon evolution at face value: Zubat starts out as an eyeless, legless bat. Then, when it evolves into Golbat, it regains its eyes and diminutive legs. Finally, after being raised with loving care, it evolves into Crobat, a bat Pokémon with a significantly reduced mouth and four wings. What gives? While they may appear to be similar, Pokémon species really are different species. The process of Evolution in Pokémon is not biological evolution, nor is it a normal metamorphosis into another stage of life or development, it is the complete transformation of one individual into another species. To start with, let’s get our terminology correct. Evolution with an upper-case e will from here on out refer to Pokémon Evolution. This Evolution, as many have pointed out, is a rapid metamorphosis. Meanwhile, evolution with a lower-case e will from here on out refer to biological evolution; generational changes in a population as determined by natural selection. Which is not to say
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TDG Prologue 2 - Angel

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TDG Prologue 2 - Angel

"In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed." I Corinthians 15:52 "And the trumpet shall be blown, so all those that are in the heavens and all those that are in the earth shall swoon, except him whom Allah will ; then it shall be blown again, then they shall stand up awaiting." Quran, 39.68. "The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up." Revelation 8:7 On this day, October 30th 1961, an angel stood on a hill overlooking Megiddo. It did not notice the dew on the grass, the ants, and worms beneath the earth, nor the sheep grazing around it. Its only thought was of the trumpet in its hands, a beautiful work somewhere between bronze and gold yet surpassing either metal with its glow. The angel was given this trumpet only a short while
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TDG Prologue 1 - Coins

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TDG Prologue 1 - Coins

In the year 1961 Stan Freberg released his musical comedy album Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America Volume One: The Early Years. In one scene the crew of Christopher Columbus argued with their captain over the shape of the earth. They believed it was a flat sort of disc, to which Columbus disagreed. Their argument occurred in musical act titled “It’s a Round, Round World”. Little did Mr. Freberg (nor Christopher Columbus) know, there were people who whole-heartedly sided with the crew of Santa Maria. The Flat-Earth movement posits that certain models of Earth’s shape, making it like a flat disc with a defined edge, are correct and everything that came after was designed to suppress the intellectual minds of the modern era. At least, some do. Others believe in a more cylindrical shape, or a half-sphere, or a spherical snowball on which the flat disc of earth lies atop. Flat-Earthers have always been splintered and argumentative. They are also wrong. Almost anyone can
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Deleting the TDG short-stories tomorrow

Deleting the TDG short-stories tomorrow

Exactly what the title says. I've been working on my writing and have decided to re-write the TDG Prologues (1,2, and 3). I can see the irony. The guy who constantly goes back and re-draws his old art is doing the same for his writing. But listen, the old versions of the stories are terrible and you should dislike them just as much as I do. Especially the first one. Regardless of their quality, they do a bad job of setting up the world and forming a cohesive story. Right now they're three stories with little to no connections between them. I want them to be three pieces of a greater whole. The reason I'm waiting until tomorrow is because, if, for who knows why, someone wants to save them they can. I won't judge. I save all drafts of my work anyways, so they're not going to disappear forever. They won't be gone forever. In a few weeks or a month they'll all be back up, better, and probably with some cover-art to accompany them. Also holy shit Eclipse's writing submission
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Goodbye Old Deviantart

Goodbye Old Deviantart

I've known ye for 8 long years now, but all things must come to an end. I suppose the option of user choice is far out-weighed by the prospect of more money and more clicks. Who cares about listening to the people who use your site when the shareholders are so much louder? Who cares about fixing bugs when you can make a new website with new bugs that you can ignore? Who cares about subtlety and visibility when the chart says that bigger thumbnails and infinite scrolling are so much better at raking in all the attention you can? Who cares about old users? New users are obviously more profitable and they just love the chic modern design that ev
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The New 20's

The New 20's

happy 20′s, I’ll see you flappers at Gatsby’s place after I smuggle some-a this booze out of the ol’ speakeasy
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