proposition for pokemon sworshy (or whatever tf abbreviation is being used): divergent starter evolution
in the game, when you’re about to reach the level where your starter would evolve (if it evolved by level like in most games), for some reason or another, your character must go on a quest to become knighted. this rite of passage can take place at one of three locations: a secluded lake buried deep in a forest, a windy bluff, and a dark cave. these areas are preserved solely for the usage of rites of passage and natural preservation, so you cannot catch pokemon there.
you are free to pick whichever location they choose, and each location has a different task required of your character, and a different obstacle coming between you and your success. regardless of what location you choose, you will encounter a strong pokemon (similar to a totem pokemon in theory, but it will not call for help or receive pre-battle boosts), defeat it, and gain access to both the completion of the task and an item. this item is an evolutionary item that will evolve the second stage of your starter, whatever it may be, into one of its three final forms. additionally, you will encounter, though not battle, a member of a minor legendary trio of the galar region. which one is dependent on the location chosen, and this will have impacts later on in the story (this will be the last legendary pokemon of the trio you will be able to capture, similar to how mesprit had different availability in sinnoh from uxie and azelf, except without all the useless running).
the lake quest grants you an incredibly smooth stone, tossed up from the bottom of the lake when a strong pokemon emerged to battle you. it shines almost like a pearl. the stone turns sobble’s first evolution into a poison-type, a lizard with large toes, bright colors, and winding limbs, reminiscent of a poison dart frog. when scorbunny’s first evolution is exposed to the stone, its ears grow to enormous lengths and are capable of spinning wildly, which help the newly-earned fire/water-type propel its way through the water. grookey’s final form as a result of this stone is a pure grass-type capable of climbing to enormous heights and disguising itself among all kinds of plant matter with its reflective fur.
at the bluff, you can find a large chunk of obsidian-like rock which seems very easy to shatter, but is very hard and shines brightly. this rock makes grookey’s final form part flying-type with webbed arms and sharp claws capable of gripping cliff faces. scorbunny’s first evolution becomes a ground-type that burrows into cliffs and makes its home in mountainside clefts. sobble’s final form, now a dragon-type, gains wings to carry it from bluff to bluff.
at the last location, the dark cave, you obtain a brightly-glowing shard of stone which, when put on an axis, points toward true north. this stone grants scorbunny a fire/rock-type final evolution with crystalline fur and very strong teeth. sobble’s final form as a result of the glowing stone gains the electric-type with patches of glowing skin capable of blinding enemies with a momentary flash. grookey’s first form will turn into a dark-type when exposed to the stone at this location, gaining a wiry form with a dark mask of fur around its eyes.
How do ou tell the difference between girl bees (other than queens) and drones?
The females (workers) are the typical honeybees that you see on flowers and all over the hives and stuff. They do all the work and make all the honey. Slim n short n kinda fuzzy n very cute. They can sting but really don’t want to because if they sting something with elastic skin (like people or animals etc) their stinger will get stuck and they will die.
The females (queens) are basically just workers that got special treatment as a wee larva and grew up a bit bigger with more developed egg-making bits. They are a bit thiccer and a bit longer and don’t die when they sting.
The males (drones) are bigger and fatter and fuzzier and louder and honestly have the good life (until they get kicked out in winter.) They have the most fuzz of any honey type bee and fly very slowly and loudly and cannot sting you at all. They don’t do anything for the colony besides spread those bee genes. (once. They pop off and literally pop. Audibly. Like you can hear them physically explode.)
The queen does all the egg laying in a hive, but in the absense of a queen, workers can also lay eggs that develop in to drones. This is also why they are technically female and not just “bug”. Just a fun fact.
you know, fans like to joke or exaggerate a lot when it comes to character interaction, especially in regards to relationships/shipping; i’ve seen a lot of “look at how they look at each other! so tender! they’re literally in love!”, or “oh my god he did that, he’s totally into him lol”. there’s usually this undercurrent, though, of “fans reading too much into it”. so it feels somehow incredibly validating to have liam o’brien say he’s picking up essek maybe flirting, when that has been what parts of the fandom have seen since at least the cat’s ire incident
Speaking from an outside perspective (read: someone who has yet to watch campaign 1), Matt bringing Allura into campaign 2 with the mindset “Eh, it’ll be fun” as a “little moment” contrasts so starkly to seeing her appearance absolutely overwhelm almost everything else from the episode.
Like… I find it funny how vastly he underestimated the fan response
I’m not even sure I want a romantic partner… I think a Partner of some kind would be more than enough to make me extraordinarily happy and content. Someone who would comfort me, someone whose hair I could brush and braid, someone I could bring gifts to, someone who would cook for me when I’m sick…
Not necessarily in a romantic sense, or even in the image of being friends, but in a way that feels loyal and exclusive, acts and words meant for one another and us only. A partnership and bond that is meant for us alone.
You and I against the world. You and I in our own corner of life where we are everything, where the little things make up the entire picture. And the two of us stand hand in hand in kind, and we sincerely believe in us.
Jerusalem’s third holiest mosque, al-Asqa, also caught on fire today and damaged the Haram ash-Sharif, a place where a pivotal event in the prophet Muhammad’s life is believed to have happened. This structure dates back to King Herod the Great’s time. This is truly a sad day for both this and the fire of Notre Dame to have occurred.
Long answer: honey is nectar that the honey bees gather from flowers and store in a special sort of “not a stomach” that they can empty in to honeycombs. Once it’s put in the honeycomb, they evaporate it down until it’s mostly just sugar and nutrients and special enzymes and stuff that are super good for you and the bees. The not a stomach is technically a stomach but it doesn’t do any digesting really and is mainly used for nectar storage or distributing the yummy gold stuff to fellow fuzzies.
you know theres something really cool that that pokemon villians and professors reflect some of the mechanics of pokemon
prof oak studies the bonds between humans and pokemon. this the first game so you pick your pokemon and learn how to bond with virtual pocket monsters. team rocket is all about stealing and selling pokemon for profit. there’s no bonding and they only see them as moneymakers and tools
prof elm studies pokemon breeding and eggs. eggs were introduced during this gen. also team rocket is trying to come back (the team is kinda like giovanni’s offspring) and silver (his child) is introduced
prof birch studies habitats and pokemon distribution. a ton of pokemon in hoenn are water types because they live on a tropical ocean-y setting. habitats come in with team aqua and magma with their battle of too much water or not enough of it.
prof rowan studies evolution. there were a lot of new evolutions for this region and almost all of them need and item or fit a specific requirement to evolve (dawn stone for gallade, trade while holding a magmarizer for magmortar, etc) team galactic wants to build a new universe with a newly evolved humanity and requires the red chains to capture the legendaries reach the evolution requirement.
i dont actually know anything about anyting past gen 4 srry
HelloOO just to let you know this summer I felt deep down into Kimetsu No Yaiba (first discovered the amazing animation, then catched up with this crazy good manga) and I’m going to start posting fanarts of it along with BNHA and OPM.
I just wanted to have chat and be very honest with you all.
I’m disappointed. I’m disappointed in many people, many fans, and many skaters. But I’ll get back to that later
I know that some of you think I hate NC, which couldn’t be further from the truth, because I’ve spoken out against the little hate he gets and explained that I don’t hate any skater.
Anyway, I found this post on twitter that encompasses all I’ve wanted to say and why I’m disappointed.
I agree with every ounce of this post. In the nicest way possible I’m going to say that I really hope he knows that he’s overscored. And if he doesn’t think that, I have to say that I’m extremely disappointed(same goes for Zhao but idw to talk about him)
I know the scores aren’t his fault, but to go out with his type of jumps, skating skills, and programs and still get skyrocketing scores but never see a change in his skating is disappointing. I’m extremely unbiased and I’ve given him the benefit of doubt before, but I can’t anymore.
He has SO much potential.
There are just so many things that need to change with his skating to get him to the next level.
I just don’t understand because I think he’s a smart person so I know he has to be able to see the disconnect between his skating and his scores. So seeing no improvement in edges, jump height, or knee bend is just disappointing when there are other skaters improving from year to year (or month to month) but still not seeing results in their scores.
He COULD actually earn his scores. I think he has the potential to.
But it’s like how his 3A is more consistent now. However, it doesn’t matter how many times you rotate if your knee bend is still stiff and you have a shallow running edge. And that’s been all season.
And I get it “why change it if the judges are rewarding it” but this is just a completely different level of complacency. It’s frustrating because I believe that he could one day be a full packaged skater.
And now with those two programs, Caravan, of which I was excited for only to see it be watered down, and LOA which is full of crossovers and little to no choreography.
I’m sorry, but he’s an adult and should take ownership of his skating and push himself to do more. If he can see what Hanyu, Fernandez, Rizzo, and Amoyz are doing with their programs and has the ability to praise them for their work, why are we not seeing the same push in his programs? I don’t see any innovation there.
Caravan was gimmicky with the choreography and still had little musicality and the FS was full of SEs, crossovers, and hand reach movements (I’m a dancer and not to sound like I’m on a high horse but I know choreography when I see it). Mind you he’s had great programs like Prince Igor and Corsaire. Hell, Nemesis was kind of a step in the right direction. Now, he’s just jumping around.
And with the artistry. I can tell that he has a unique voice. I can see the direction. But that choreography does nothing to show it off. And seeing it get watered down to nothing is frustersting.
So yes, I’m disappointed. I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed.
me anytime TMN are soft and sweet towards each other:
[A gif of Dani in the Dani Cam. There’s a red d20 in the upper left corner that says “REC” beside it in all caps, to indicate it’s recording. The battery display in the upper right corner is green and shows a full charge. Dani sits at her desk, one arm laying flat beside her laptop, the other bent at the elbow as she rests her chin against her fist. Her passive listening expression breaks into an emotional sigh, the corners of her mouth and eyes downturned, overcome with feelings. She drops her bent arm to the table in resignation.]
okay, so, i know i have not been super active on here with personal content, but i still would like to let you know what’s going on with my life at the moment:
it’s the second year of my masters degree in pharmaceutical technology and i’m doing a 6-month erasmus internship as a cosmetics formulator in a cormetics & toiletries company in vilnius, lithuania 🇱🇹
my internship project is to reformulate a whole anti acne line! whoo that’s objectively like, super cool
i’ve been here for a month, it’s really exciting and i’m actually loving it a lot! of course, i miss my family and my boyfriend, but this feels like home in a strange way.
i haven’t posted much original content because, well… i haven’t been studying, plain and simple; i’ve sort of left that stage in my life, for now: no pretty notes or aesthetic library sessions to photograph, and probably no more exams other than my thesis defence
(that’s not exactly true tbh, i’m studying lithuanian very informallyso i can stop being a disappointment to my father)
i’ll be here until march (apart from the last two weeks of december which i’ll spend back home) so i’ll experience all of the winter and the snow which is entirely new to me
uhh that’s it…? oh and i’m getting my second tattoo at the start of november! i’m hyped as hell!!
as for the future of this blog… i’d show you more of my daily life at the company, but you know, non-disclosure agreements and all that jazz. i might start posting original content a bit more consistently if i start dedicating myself to lithuanian and being a langblr, but for now rest assured that i’m doing fine, and you can always reach me here all the same, and i’m not really going anywhere! i’m getting closer and closer to my dream career, and i’m so happy you’ve been here to follow my journey 🖤