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Tangent, a small question, why were the templates changed so that the title header (X line) are not super imposed.
EDIT: I think I'll try Swablu next.
edited 29th Dec '10 2:17:53 PM by Scardoll
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Aggron waste material and shed armor are iron rich. There, metallic iron is somewhat reneweable. Also, Aron and Lairon starving before adulthood and cannibalism.
For Skorupi, I'd suggest changing the mentions of arms to pedipalps/mouth pieces. They are positioned next to the mouth, and in real scorpions are that. Nothing else, good entry.
Edited the Skorupi article. Pedipalps are the "arms", right?
The large text markup was disabled. Apparently it's back now, but smaller?
No not working.
edited 29th Dec '10 2:51:10 PM by Marioguy128
[[large:Does this work, then?]]
I see it does not. Pity...
By the way, I should have my Dialga article up at some point on New Year's Eve; I meant to wrap it up sooner, but Christmas happened and I was busy with my wonderful gifts.
edited 29th Dec '10 2:52:21 PM by SullenFrog
I will gift thee with Kyogre on New Years Morn, since mom is a stickler for bedtimes and I'm only 14.
I see Sableye as being some kind of status Pokémon, so to speak: you've got to be rolling in money to be able to afford feeding one.
edited 30th Dec '10 8:59:42 AM by Hashil
Hashil, you seem to have accidentally your sentence.
May depend on what exactly you feed it.
Feeding my pokemon is always a strange process..
^ You could always be cheap and just rely on the magical regenerative properties of a PC Box to keep your 'mons nourished, though I can't imagine that they would be that thrilled about it.
↑...But you are still hungry.
Bah, let's not drudge up the box thing just now... ._.
Oh, were you going to do any social structure stuff, Silent? (Impressive new avatar, btw.)
I think someone else was supposed to be in charge of the Bare Bones and Reverence would pretty it up. I'll do it if no one else wants to.
The whole resource thing@ Ahhh, yeah I guess that makes sense. I always thought it was weird considering that humans need those things too, and it seems it would be impossible for it to be enough to go around to both humans and Pokemon.
Im probably overthinking it, considering that the Pokemon World has a shaky relationship with logic even at the best of times, but still.
Does anyone mind if I write the article on the clamperl line?
↑↑Overthinking is our surname.
And yeah, I was expecting people to come up with the barebones on Tropius social structure before peeking in. I only have some minor stuff for debate. Considering that the Pokédex entries indicate that they spend their time eating fruit (Ruby) and eat always the same kind of fruit (D/P, B/W?), they probably spend the majority of their time on their own. They probably maintain a foraging area from youth, which may be shared with other Tropius even when they wont get to see each other too often. As they certainly allow other Pokémon species to feed from their fruit, Tropius may have understanding of long scale natural cycles, and they probably expect their natural fruit to grow at a certain time of the year (with a relatuvely high time of precision) depending on when do they allow others to feed on their own fruit.
I'm going to go on a limb by taking the Tropius v/s Grovyle episode (gods, one of the few good things of the anime is that Grass v/s Grass has the best battles) and propose that during the mating/breeding time the males remain largely stationary, releasing pollen and maintaining other Pokémon species relatively close as a means to "ornament" their territory. As per the femaled, I'd guess that they fly around and evaluate potential mates without making contact, guiding themselves by anemotaxis and visual examination of close landmarks such as tall trees. This because they need to make sure their fruit is still protected and available for a long time after mating. Unless I'm missing something.
Also, perhaps I'm overthingking their capabilities of optimization but given 1.- the shape of their leaves and 2.- their standard tropical habitat, I'm going to out on the other limb and do some zen levitation by suggesting that Tropius mark and share territory in a north-south fashion in order to minimize the opportunity cost of absorbing sunlight while they go watching their territory.
EDIT: yeah. Cool avatar. There's one even better which is the same but with better colours (and more visible fangs) but I can find it. A kiss and/or a handshake to the one who directs me to it!
edited 29th Dec '10 11:27:50 PM by SilentReverence
Not claimed to my knowledge. Go ahead!
Hmm... I suspect their fruit probably has a shorter-term production cycle, like berries.
Well Silent, that was some pretty rockin' ideas you got going on there. I don't think you need the Bare Bones anymore, perhaps just a little bit of reformatting and losing the first-person references might make it a pretty good stand-alone Social Structure section for the article. But it's your call, so do what you gotta do.
↑Hmmm... it is not yet as solid as I'd like. But thanks. First, yeah, "twice a year" sounds so ridiculous for a fruit growing off a superpowered flying sauropod living in a world of rockmelting huggable badgers. Maybe it is a Magcargo-like typo and the actual rate is "twice a month", yeah, maybe that makes more sense.
And on second thought, I no longer think it would be make sense for the females to be the roaming ones during the mating season. But then again, blame the anime. Maybe that particular Tropius was overprotective. Will we make a mention to Tropius getting along pretty fine with the Chikorita line? (Grass type sauropods as well and you know where am I going...)
I'll be gone for a couple of hours. Any opinions on this subject? I'd so like if we have an entry ready for release tomorrow.
Also, I know that the recommendation comes from a bit close ☤ in a not-as-much-as-self way but it kind of baffles me that for all the good work we have been doing, we seem to be a bit more encased on TV Tropes than we should. I mean, even at full genericity, Googling us indicates me that not even The Vole Of Pits has linked to us yet. Granted, I wouldn't know if we actually want that... Still, I hope I'm not sounding eager but I think we are doing a good job and we should be exposing ourselves a bit more. Anyone with the magical hands to design a userbar, badge or something similar?
edited 30th Dec '10 11:30:54 AM by SilentReverence
Actually, I did see a small mention on FF.net here. (I had to search Bing to find it, though. )
I'm pretty handy with POV-Ray, for graphics. I am not too familiar with userbar traditions, though.
A sprint to finish Tropius would be nice. I can't focus too much for the next couple hours, but should be good a little later.
edited 30th Dec '10 11:30:58 AM by Tangent128
Here's Clamperl, criticism is welcome.
Clamperl are small, pearl-like parasitic creatures that spent the entirety of their life in this morph within the safety of their glassy, pink egg. They are usually found in the bodies of Giant Clams, Shellder, or Cloyster.
Huntail, the more masculine of the two adult morphs, are moderately sized predatorily hunters, as the name implies. It's tail resembles a small fish, which it uses to lure in prey. It is a light blue in color, and are covered with white spots with orange borders.
Gorebyss, the more feminine of the two adult morphs and largest morph in the line, take a more slender, agile build than their masculine parallel. Instead of a mouth, Gorebyss employ a slender proboscis to eat. They are vivid pink in color.
At a glance, the baby-faced pearl and clam-like shell that make up a Clamperl appear to be the same creature the same creature. However, they're actually two separate entities, with the "pearl" being a parasite living off the host body. When a Clamperl egg is lain in the host body, it resembles little more than a large, pink pearl covered in a thick, sticky substance. Upon Hatching, the newborn Clamperl will break the bottom of the outer egg shell and begin spreading out root-like veins throughout the host's body. The Clamperl then takes control the nervous system and takes over the host's body. Because the host brain(or equivalent of the brain) and sensory organs are left unaltered, the host is aware of the entire process. After taking control, the Clamperl dedicates the rest of its time in this stage gathering nutrients, often at the expense of the host. Clamperl with only move on to their adult stage once they've come in contact with a Deep Sea Tooth or Deep Sea Scale, a method of evolution that baffles biologists to this day.
Huntail hunt by hiding in coral reef, only showing there fish shaped tails. There, they can wait for hours at a time until an unsuspecting victim tries to eat the bait, and becomes the Huntail's next meal. Huntail have been shown to be incredibly aggressive, and even sadistic with little to no warning. The will often toy with doomed prey and attack non-threatening or entities entirely on a whim, leave the corpse to float away. Huntail swallow there prey whole, and can even expand their jaws for larger prey, their teeth are purely for self defense.
Gorebyss are slightly larger than their counterparts, but have a similar hunting strategy. They will also hide in reef until prey swims past, at which point they will lunge out with pinpoint precision and stab the unsuspecting meal with its long, pointed proboscis, where a Gorebyss will inject its prey with a corrosive acid that liquifies if innards, allowing the Gorebyss to drink the remain. The body of a Gorebyss is incredibly narrow and its movement has been described as "hypnotic".
Clamperls are found everywhere that one could find a giant clam, Shellder, etc. However, they are often found in areas with high populations of Huntail and Gorebyss, which are found in temperate saltwater seas worldwide.
Clamperls live off the nutrients in a host's body, and never have to go out of their way to find a meal. Huntail are entirely carnivorous, preferring to eat small fish and crustaceans, However, they have been seen eating drifting bodies of Azurill, Spheal, and even human. If a Huntail smell blood, they will instinctively search out its source, hoping for an easy meal. Gorebyss are carnivorous, but in times of famine will eat algae and seaweed growing between rocks.
Clamperl are, for all intents and purposes, harmless, and are extremely apathetic towards humans. Huntail, as stated before, are extremely aggressive and will attack a human without warning. A Huntails bite is strong enough to tear a grown man's hand off, and the blood from the wound will continue to attract more Huntail. Gorebyss are considerably less dangerous, but by no stretch of the word harmless. They have never been seen eating human, but when the fell threatened will attack with their lethal acidic injection.
During spawning season (mid-spring to early-summer), male Huntail and Gorebyss will release a pheromone that will be carried through the water until it reaches a female. No courting is involved and females will instinctively go for the nearest male.
After conception the female will lay 2-3 eggs in host bodies, and them leave their offspring to their own devices.
None of the three morphs have any kind of social structure to speak of, and infighting between Huntail for hunting space is common.
edited 30th Dec '10 9:02:40 PM by Scroolly
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