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Forum: The Side-Blotched Lizard
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I found something very interesting for males (as well as reptiles) on a certain site, called the Side-blotched lizard, which has three different male types.
To quote it:
"The Side-Blotched Lizard has three different male types who all use different tactics: The orange throated, blue throated, and yellow throated.
The orange throated is pumped with testosterone and his main focus is to have a huge territory and as many females as possible. Though he will protect the females, he doesn't form strong or long lasting bonds with any of them. He can beat the blue throated male to get his territory.
The blue throated male is smaller, has less testosterone in him, and only has a territory big enough for one female whom he forms a strong and/or long lasting bond with. Like the orange throated, he will protect her and try to fight off attackers until she's safe.
Lastly there's the yellow throated male, who's colors closely resembles the females' and has no territory of his own. He lives in the outskirts of the orange throated male's territory where he sneak-breeds with the females. Because the orange throated male doesn't spend much time with the females that only hang around for territory have have no problem with them mating with another male. The female who has bonded with a blue throated male however doesn't want to be unfaithful to him and will turn the yellow throated down.
So it's like a game of rock-paper-scissors. Orange beats blue, blue beats yellow, and yellow beats orange."

What color-throat are you? Or for you females out there, which would you prefer?
Forum: Side-Blotched Lizard
bboyboboy
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I found something very interesting for males (as well as reptiles) on a certain site, called the Side-blotched lizard, which has three different male types.
To quote it:
"The Side-Blotched Lizard has three different male types who all use different tactics: The orange throated, blue throated, and yellow throated.
The orange throated is pumped with testosterone and his main focus is to have a huge territory and as many females as possible. Though he will protect the females, he doesn't form strong or long lasting bonds with any of them. He can beat the blue throated male to get his territory.
The blue throated male is smaller, has less testosterone in him, and only has a territory big enough for one female whom he forms a strong and/or long lasting bond with. Like the orange throated, he will protect her and try to fight off attackers until she's safe.
Lastly there's the yellow throated male, who's colors closely resembles the females' and has no territory of his own. He lives in the outskirts of the orange throated male's territory where he sneak-breeds with the females. Because the orange throated male doesn't spend much time with the females that only hang around for territory have have no problem with them mating with another male. The female who has bonded with a blue throated male however doesn't want to be unfaithful to him and will turn the yellow throated down.
So it's like a game of rock-paper-scissors. Orange beats blue, blue beats yellow, and yellow beats orange."

What color-throat are you?
Forum: Short stories
bboyboboy
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Ah, it's a modern/present story. It's based on HighSchool of the Dead, which is a modern-zombie apocalypse to begin with. But your thinking of it being a mix is okay too.
Forum: Short stories
bboyboboy
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I wrote this one on Facebook... Haha! There are a few more chapters, but I'll just put up the first.
Inspired by HighSchool of the Dead.

~Third Person~

National Guard volunteer George Williams, led his team into the dark, bloody hallways of the school. After silently disposing of the enemy, they came to a certain classroom that had the door broken down, bodies of the dead were strewn across the room.
"Sir! Over here!" a fellow soldier called.
"What is it?" he asked,
"It's a journal. From some kid."
"Give it here."

George flipped open the journal, and came to the first page.

~~~

I do believe in life after death, you know, heaven. Born into a long line of Catholics and Christians, and all.
But this isn't what I meant.

Telling my story through this book, we will begin with a corny, overdone intro.

It all started at about 1300 hours, or whatever it's called, 1:00 PM.
They came in, they bit my friends, and they turned.
I'm long gone from here, dead, or alive, you probably don't care.
My name is William Tai, age 17, and this is what happened.

~William's POV~

I sat at my time-out desk, far from the rest of the class as my teacher, Ms. Joseph, explained to the class about some scientific theory, I dunno, I can care less.

I slowly unzipped my jacket, and propped my feet upon the desk. A cool breeze flew in the window, circulating within my open coat.
Then we heard screaming.

"Help meee~!" someone yelled, whoever it was, he/she was really banging on the door hard, until we heard a slam, and the person slid down from the door glass and fell silent.

The classroom was dead quiet. I slowly got up from my desk, my good friends, Suzu and Kim got up as well.
Suzu had a determined look on her face, as did I. Kim breathed steadily, but fearfully.

Thump. Thump. Thump. We heard banging on the door again. Ms. Joseph went to the door and opened it cautiously.
At that second, I bounded for the cabinet that teachers kept locked for confiscated items from students.
Snatching the keys from Ms. Joseph's desk, I unlocked the cabinet and flung it open.

An aluminum baseball bat, a long combat knife, and an iPod was what I found.
I grabbed the bat, and tossed Suzu the knife and I pocketed the iPod as the teacher finally opened the door.

Suddenly, a man came in, he smelled of rotting flesh, his skin was pale gray, and the man brought down Ms. Joseph and began tearing into her shoulder with his teeth.

The entire room screamed with fear as the teacher's cries for help penetrated their eardrums.
Without thinking, I stepped forward, brought my toe into the creature's face and it groaned as it flew off Ms. Joseph, who was already dead with a stupid look on her face.

I gripped the bat and swung it into the assailant's face. Blood splattered over the floor and it didn't move.
Kim and Suzu came with me into the hallway, faces filled with fear and awareness.

Ms. Joseph arose from the floor, groaning.
One of the students came to her.
"Oh Ms. Joseph! Thank God you're alright!" she said, relieved. The teacher responded by grabbing the student's face and bit into her neck.

The rest of the class panicked and ran out the door and into the hallway, trying to get out.
Over the commotion, I heard distinctive moaning from down the corridor. There were more.

"Guys! Come on!" I shouted, and both girls acknowledged. I ran out the emergency exit, and into the outside.
They were everywhere.

Students and teachers of all ages ran from the horrifying death that slowly but surely came for them.
Kim looked at me with worry. "Where do we go?" she asked as she sidestepped another one of them that lunged at her.
"First, we need weapons." Suzu suggested, she twirled the knife in her hand and she dodged one and stabbed it in the neck. "Shop class is a good place to find some nailguns we need."
Kim and I seconded it. I swung at another one's head and it fell to the ground cleanly.

The school eventually quieted down, with the occasional scream or gunshot. By the time we got to the Shop classroom, nearly everyone in school is either bitten, turned, or commited suicide.

...

I closed the door behind us, and opened the window, Suzu searched the backroom. She came out with a boxfull of nails, small gas canisters, and nailguns.

I grabbed some duct tape, a nailgun and some wood. I smiled to myself, fourteen years on the internet from the age of three finally payed off.

~Third Person, back to present~

George turned the page again. "This looks like a girl's handwriting, definitely different from William's..." he whispered to himself.

~1400 Hours~
~Suzu's POV~

William nabbed a gas-operated nailgun and some supplies and got to work on one of the benches, sawing wood in half, and wrapping tape around each part. His grin grew bigger with each passing minute.
Kim looked out the classroom window. They were still in the hallways, luckily, they didn't hear us.

I went over to William. "What the hell are you doing?"
He smiled again. "Relax, I saw this in an anime.." he said calmly as he hotglued a broken half of a pencil, and two small halves of an eraser to the top of the nailgun.

As he worked, I grabbed another gun and followed his example. Taking some duct tape and wood.

Kim looked fearfully into the hallway once more. "Uh... guys?" She said, "They're coming...!"

William winced. He began to work faster on another nailgun as I assisted him.
Banging on the door began to mount. It grew louder and moaning turned louder.
Kim ran to us. "Guys!! Hurry up!" She screamed.
William glared at her. "Kim! Get all the nails and spare gas tanks you can carry into Suzu's bag!" he screamed as he loaded the nailguns with a fresh set and handed one to me and Kim.

I readied my gun as the enemy finally broke down the door.

~Present time, Third Person~

"Are you done reading, George?" a soldier asked him.
George closed the book. "There's more, but we need to go."
"You think?! They're here!" another man in the hallway called.

George placed the journal into his backpack as he slung his rifle from his shoulder.
Blog: Weekly Update
bboyboboy
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Indeed, so close, yet so far.
However, i'm confident that you can pull through with flying colors. (And I'm sure the rest of your fanbase can agree.)
I absolutely can't wait for the final result of Miasmon, and what else of your work is to come. Best of luck to you, Psuedo.

(Personally, I'm anticipating the full release of Beast Signer. :D )
Blog: Weekly Update
bboyboboy
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Your new characters look very nice, indeed, and I do like the idea of not going for the generic "Pokemon story" route.
Anyway, about the characters: Cerise looks very cute and innocent, and her pink areas and the shortsleeve outfit compliment this.
Zaffre, though I really like his upper clothing, it's just his pants that bothers me, haha!

The characters definitely look like mental opposites, Zaffre, a strong, silent-looking, serious guy. While on the other hand, Cerise, a lively, playful, carefree girl.

And, I just have one question. Like Beast Signer, will we be taking a personality test to see what Protonculus we will have? Or perhaps we will have a group of Protonculus (Protonculi?) to choose from?
Forum: What type of bender would you be? (Avatar)
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Thank you for that, I will update the post in due time.
Forum: What are your top five favorite games?
bboyboboy
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Personally, I'm a sucker for strategy games and action packed games. So, here's my list.
1. Starcraft series (Played them since I was a child.)
2. Unreal Tournament series, particularly 2004 edition. (except for 3) (Plus, plenty of mods out there.)
3. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series. (I also like the game with the models/figures, I tend to have a lot of fun)
4. Supreme Commander
5. Red Alert series (Mods to this game made it even more fun.)
Forum: What type of bender would you be? (Avatar)
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Now, before I go into my personal choice of bending, I will introduce the four elements, within the words of Iroh, and I will go into them in detail. (Please note that no element is better than another.)

Earth: "...is the element of substance. The people of the Earth Kingdom are diverse and strong. They are persistent and enduring."
Based on the Hung Gar (Southern Praying Mantis for Toph) style of Kung-fu. Earthbending stresses the use of patience and waiting for the right time to strike, usually sensing vibrations in the ground to predict their opponent's next move. This type of bending makes up in it's lack of speed with a strong balance of offense and defense power. However, elevated distances above ground and a lack of direct connection to the earth itself or a nearby source of earth are a Earthbender's greatest weakness as they cannot bend processed earth (such as wood or metal, though Metal can be negated), this element's reliance on the lower body is also something to watch out for, intense damage to the lower body can hinder one's ability to Earthbend.
The unique sub-bending type to this element is Metalbending, and Sandbending.

Water: "...is the element of change. The people of the Water Tribes are capable of adapting to many things. They have a sense of community and love that holds them together through anything."
Based on the martial art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, specifically the Yang style. Waterbending is a tactical bending art, focusing on changing the tide of the battle, using their versatility to be able to have their defense become their offense, using their opponent's strength against themselves, in other words. Their bending is much more powerful at night. They can get water from anywhere, if there is any to begin with. (Sweat can be used as well) Waterbenders can also bend non-liquid water, such as ice or even water vapor. Waterbenders also utilize their emotional state, if one loses their temper, their power is amplified, but can also go out of control. A Waterbender's weakness is the lack of an external water source, obviously. Waterbenders almost completely rely on their arms, any great damage to the upper body can significantly hinder one's bending ability. The event of a lunar eclipse can also render a Waterbender powerless. Waterbenders also have the potential to control the movement of water within other living organisms, to take control of their body against their will, also known as Bloodbending.

Air: "...is the element of freedom. The Air Nomads detached themselves from worldly concerns, and they found peace and freedom. And they apparently had great senses of humor."
Based on the Ba Gua style of martial arts, along with a reference of Hsing Yi. Airbending can be used anywhere, and they rely on speed and maneuverability in open ground to evade and dodge their opponents attacks. Air is the most passive and spiritual of the four bending arts, as they never attack directly, instead on attacking from unexpected angles and utilizing patience to strike. Airbending can also amplify other elements' power as well. Airbending weaknesses include: A lack of fatal/offensive attacks, their pacifist nature contributes to this. Airbenders would be at a significant disadvantage when in tight, or enclosed spaces.

Fire: "...is the element of power. The people of the Fire Nation have desire and will, and the energy and drive to achieve what they want."
Based on the Northern Shaolin style of kung fu, but with a few techniques from Northern Seven Star Praying Mantis. Features quick, efficient strikes to overwhelm their opponent, and flexes their raw power and is usually meant to cause damage. Firebending can be used nearly anywhere, except areas dominated by water. This style of bending is significantly stronger during the daytime, particularly during Noon, and even more so during Sozin's Comet.
Firebending can be amplified by emotion, such as anger/rage, however, this is dangerous as it can go out of control. This could be negated by focusing on fire's symbolic nature of energy and life. Very skilled or selected few Firebenders can also generate lightning.
Firebending requires strict discipline, poor breath control, impatience, poor self-control, etc. can hinder bending ability. A lack of drive can also decrease the strength of fire, an "inner fire" or motivation, if you will. Fire also has a significant combat disadvantage, they have a lack of defensive skill, except for blocking and dodging. Extreme cold, or a solar eclipse can render a Firebender's abilities useless.

Now onto my personal choice.
Personally, I would be a Earthbender, being straightforward and counterattacking, while showing a balance between offense and defense is usually my cup of tea, the traits of a typical RPG tank, while also having the traits of a Thief/Rogue.
Forum: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
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My! Where to start? So many to choose...

Telepathy is definitely a good selection, for the reasons mentioned by Apsis.

But personally, I would choose shapeshifting, for some perverse intentions, I must admit, but I would also use it to just to mess with my friends' heads in my own way.
I could just transform into a tiger (or something equally or more terrifying), watch the intense panic, then I would shape back, and just walk it off, like nothing happened.
My main transformation(s) would be a tiger and possibly a dog, usually one of those breeds used for K-9 attack dogs.