lol rodents

RFA if MC had a rodent pet!

I was thinking about this a lot as I have a guinea pig that I love soooo much! Besides who doesn’t love little fluffy animals? This is my first imagine also :o

Yoosung
-He probably wouldn’t of noticed that you have gotten a hamster at first (damn Lolol)
-But then he’d be like “(Your/Name) the hamster is making noises in it’s wheel can you. …wait??!! Hamster?!
-Will turn to look at the little ball of fluff in confusion
-What?! When did this arrive!?
-Would low key want to name it after a lolol character
-He’d buy it all those extensions you can get for hamsters to a point you would need to step in and stop him
-Yoosung it doesn’t need the nightclub extension….
-BUT (YOUR/NAME) I PROMISED HIM/HER
-Would let it out in it’s ball and watch it for ages bumping into stuff

Zen
-Would come home to you hugging the little rabbit and would just pause for a moment watching
-It’s not like he’s allergic to rabbits but he’s a bit jealous of you showing all your love and attention to it
-That is until you dump the rabbit on his lap
-Just pet him/her she’s really sweet, Zen!!
-At first he’d be worried about the fluff on his clothes but once he’d started petting the rabbit he’d enjoy it
-So soft!!!!
-Will post selfies of him and the rabbit

Jumin
-You told him about your pet guinea pig before you moved in with him so when the guinea pig is there he’s worried Elizabeth would eat it or something
-He doesn’t really know much about them
-But he soon warms up to it when he sees how quiet and sweet it is
-Elizabeth is curious in the guinea pig but decides she’d rather adopt it than eat it
-Lots of blurry pictures of the two curled up together
-Will buy it the best hutch ever
-Will buy it treats and toys
-In the end as long as it makes you happy he doesn’t mind it

Jaehee
-She wouldn’t be keen on the little mouse when you first bought it
-Only agreed because you seemed so excited about it
-Will clean it’s cage out everyday so no dirt or fur will get anywhere
-Slowly takes to it as the mouse lives with her
-Does as much research on it as possible
-She doesn’t hold it much but she loves watching you play with it
-Thinks it’s cute but won’t say
-Will buy it a few treats now and then
-Like Jumin only happy with it if you are happy

Seven
-Knew you had a pet rat when he hacked into your profile
-He never really had time for a pet before so this is new to him
-Loves how intelligent the rat is and teaches it lots of tricks
-Will low key prank Yoosung with it
-Wants to get his own and name it Honey Buddha ( Why Seven why)
-Will dress the rats up
-(Your/Name) can the rats wear little suits and a dress for our wedding?
-Seven no….
-Or maybe space suits???
-Will let the rats sit with him while he hacks
-Refers to them as His Children

anonymous asked:

ls your opinion about all the electric rodents? both in-world (like did they have a common ancestor, any reason rodents would particularly benefit from electricity?) and irl (are they all just attenpts to band wagon pikachus success?)

WHO BOY I’m glad you asked son! We literally had a tutorial on this kind of topic the other day in my evolutionary biology class (I study Zoology at uni btw). To rephrase your first question, did the electric rodents share a common electric ancestor, or is it simply a convergent trait, i.e electricity has evolved independantly multiple times within the rodent pokemon?

Let me lead you first to a mammalian pokemon evolutionary tree I made a while back, based on irl mammal phylogenies (and my headcanons for what the various pokemon included are based on)

now, first thing I personally notice is that electric typing is actually quite rare amongst the mammal pokemon. Outside of the Rodent Order, it only occurs in seven pokemon lines, and as a trait is well scattered amongst taxa. Lets have a closer look at the order, Rodentia.

A whopping five out of the ten pokemon lines in this order have electricity, thats 50% of one order, and 41.6% of all mammalian pokemon! Electricity’s rarity may suggest that this is a costly, and difficult trait to evolve.

 The probability that electricity evolved independently so many times in just a small order is very low, so therefore it is likely that all rodent pokemon shared a common ancestor with electric typing (or perhaps, even the common ancestor of the squirrel pokemon, and the beaver and mice pokemon, which excludes the non electric chinchilla pokemon). The rest of the rodent pokemon without electric typing, such as rattata, would have lost their electricity, as it is far easier to lose a trait than to gain one. (also, note that the Raticate, Bibarel, Cinccino, and Watchog lines can all learn multiple electric TMs, such as Thunderbolt)

HOWEVER, this may not have to be the case. These kind of topics in biology and palaeontology are always hotly debated, and without genetic studies and a good fossil record it becomes really difficult. For example, for ages, most people thought that snakes and lizards evolved venom independantly - the venom composition and animal morphology is relatively different, and there are very few venomous lizards in comparison to the sneks, and also based on palaeontological evo trees, and genetic evidence too. However, recently, with more advanced molecular analysis, it has been found that in fact snakes, and venomous lizards DO share a common venomous ancestor, and now form their own group called the Toxicofera.

So back to our story. When you look at electric types as a whole. Out of the 24 electric pokemon lines, 12 are mammalian, meaning that 50% of all electric pokemon lines are mammals, with the other 50% divided amongst other taxa, such as birds, fish, reptiles, arthropods, and even more artificial objects (magnemite, voltorb, rotom etc.)

It seems that electricity as a trait is really concentrated in the mammals! Could this simply be a product of bias from the rodent order? (Or are mammals simply that numerous in Pokemon anyway?)Or did the ancestor of all mammalian pokemon have some sort of electric typing?  Perhaps mammalian hair promotes the independant evolution of electricity as a trait as it can form static electricity?  (it’s interesting that most normal pokemon are mammals, and most normal types can learn electric tms). Whether all mammals shared an electric ancestor, or they evolved it independently, and likewise for the rodents,  I believe that electricity could be a costly trait to have, and it is prevalent in rodents due to their naturally small body sizes and fast metabolisms.

Without genetics, molecular studies, and palaeontology however, we can never tell. Also like, this completely leaves out other typings as a factor. But like, this is Pokémon, so obviously none of it is real either! In regards to your second question, yeah lol, the electric rodents are definitely a marketing ploy, super band wagon style :P

Originally posted by ommanyte