There is a fundamental reason why we look at the sky with wonder and longing—for the same reason that we stand, hour after hour, gazing at the distant swell of the open ocean. There is something like an ancient wisdom, encoded and tucked away in our DNA, that knows its point of origin as surely as a salmon knows its creek. Intellectually, we may not want to return there, but the genes know, and long for their origins—their home in the salty depths. But if the seas are our immediate source, the penultimate source is certainly the heavens… The spectacular truth is—and this is something that your DNA has known all along—the very atoms of your body—the iron, calcium, phosphorus, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and on and on—were initially forged in long-dead stars. This is why, when you stand outside under a moonless, country sky, you feel some ineffable tugging at your innards. We are star stuff. Keep looking up.
—  Jerry Waxman
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Here’s a clearer version of my ADHD info graphic
Happy ADHD awareness month everyone!!

why do we need more animal stripes genes we have tiger, okapi, peregrine, stripes, thylacine, it didn’t fill a void trhat was missing

usually i think the gene complaints are unfounded but i hate animal pattern genes because they never look good with anything and its just something else to add to my “don’t show me dragons with this please” on dragon wanted threeads that people will ignore :) :) :)

im sorry FR i love you but PLEASE release a decent treasure gene that isn’t based around animal patterns i’m BEGGING you

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Hello there anon! Welcome to the shifter madness, we are glad that you are enjoying it! (>‿◠)✌
We thought that the animal form is something that they inherit, like a gene, and like the eye color can be passed down from generation to generation. One can inherit its animal form from its parents or its grandparents, even if it’s less probable. We already kind of explained it [here] but we made a family tree for Phara to explain it even better! ✍(◔◡◔)

Phara have coguar’s genes on her mother side and jackal’s genes on her father side. But she ended up being a peregrine falcon due to the fact that her grandfather is a peregrine falcon itself, so she inherited his genes from him. Ana, instead, got his animal form directly from her mother (like it happens most of the time, the animal form is inherited by the parents)

Genji and Hanzo, for example, inherit their animal forms directly from their parents. Hanzo from his father, Genji from his mother.

For the same reasons the Torbjorn triplets are all different animals. Two got their form from their parents and the third from his grandmother ✿

The existence of Savannah has now completely obsoleted Okapi on all my dragons because it does the exact same thing but looks sliiiightly better. Okapi remains a terrible gene, unfortunately, and doesn’t even match with sav/safari now because of the damn thylacine-style gradient under the stripes that covers up savannah.

I don’t know why they didn’t make the new genes complement okapi instead of clash on the same parts of a dragon’s legs. This was a perfect opportunity to make a cool gene trio but they ignored it. As usual. Thanks staff. I guess as a consolation, we can have dragons with okapi-looking legs but also wider tert options now? Idk.

In DNA class today we were studying genes, and I did a punnet square based on Sonic’s family (Underground) and predicted through the method I was taught his Father’s fur color, then did the same for any children by Sonic with Amy and concluded thus-

All of Sonic and Amy’s kids would likely follow the ‘blue’ color wheel, with most of them coming out purple, IF Blue is truly a dominant trait, which I think it is.

here’s how I did it.

Mother - purple- Br.

B = Blue - dominant

r = Red - recessive

Punnet square shows B r - BB(sonic), rr(Sonia), Br (other two children.) (I would assume Manic is a hererozygous due to maybe a gene that skipped a generation or far back in the gene pool. For this, it would be more complicated, and so I ruled him as Br for now. Since you need Blue and Yellow to make him, it’s still a combination of Dominant Blue gene. Much like Purple.)

According to this, the father HAD TO BE Br as well. Making him most likely a color on the blue color spectrum as well.

Blue color wheel -  Blue mixed with red makes purple, blue mixed withyellow makes green and yellow mixed with red makes orange. Purple, green and orange are considered secondary colors because they are created by mixing only two primary colors.

Red color wheel -  red-orange, red-violet, yellow-green, yellow-orange, blue-green and blue-violet

According to this data, we can deduce Sonic to be BB, homozygous Blue.

In conclusion, since red is recessive, we can deduce Amy to be a light pigment of red, deducing her to be rr.

punnet square BB and rr make Br’s all around, which would give Sonic and Amy’s children a possibility of being cyan, green, magenta, and violet.

This is just a rough estimate, but look at your fan kids and see if this matches XD

Silver wouldn’t be a direct descendant of Sonic or Amy either, one of Amy’s children would have to marry lighter and lighter to get him, ironically enough, lol!

(btw, since Amy is pink, she could be incomplete dominance by a Red and White colored parents, meaning she could be Rw and therefore, Silver a possibility, but in hindsight, it would take another ‘w’ allele in order for that to work, and that may take a few generations to express.)

Isn’t this interesting? Science side! Help me out here!

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