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Sep 10th 2010 at 1:58:55 PM

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Seedot Line

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

Seedot
Nuzleaf
Shiftry

Physical Descriptions

  • Seedot: A short, round Pokemon that toddles around on two tiny, tiny, feet. The color of the skin is brown, and the bony cap ridge is grey. This Pokemon’s appearance has been compared to that of an acorn
  • Nuzleaf: A Bipedal Pokemon that comes up to about three feet tall. (one meter) Nuzleaf has a leaf-like protrusion from its head that it can use for attacks. Nuzleaf has a nose that it can use for rooting in the ground that will continue to grow as the Pokémon grows into a Shiftry
  • Shiftry: Large bipedal Pokemon that grows to about four feet tall. (1.3 meters). They weigh nearly 150 pounds. Shiftry are able to masterfully support all their weight on two small keratin “stilts”. Shiftry has a long pointed nose for rooting in the ground.

Notable Biology

  • Seedot's bony ridge would seem to be evolutionarily disadvantageous, the small nub looks as though it could be grabbed by roving pidgey. However, it seems that the Seedot uses the nub as a sensory organ for things such as temperature and wind speed, and pressure applied to it severely agitates young Seedot and may cause them to use an attack.
  • Nuzleaf has a complicated set of muscles that it can use to control the “leaf” on its head. By spinning the leaf quickly, it can generate fast winds. Female Nuzleaf have mammary glands and have been seen nursing Seedot. Nuzleaf seem to have some sort of psychic ability that overwhelms all of an enemy's senses, much like a flashbang.
  • Shiftry are famous for their scary faces. It's not uncommon to see children with Shiftry masks around Halloween. The large “leaf-fans” are skin with cartilage frames inside. They are known as fans because Shiftry is known to knock down small trees with the wind-force generated from them. It is unknown how Shiftry manage to balance themselves, biologists are still baffled. Shiftry maintain the psychic ability that Nuzleaf have, and in fact, are much more skilled at it.

Habitat

The whole line lives in forests. Seedot tend to live on the forest floor. They burrow under the ground with their feet. Nuzleaf tend to live in the trees to avoid predators that prowl the floors. Shiftry live wherever they please in the forest, they tend to keep to trees from which they can jump out and surprise other creatures, whether they be Pokémon or people.

Diet

Seedot are completely photosynthetic. Nuzleaf, now having mouths, tend to eat of smaller Pokemon. The leaf on their heads is sharp and can be used to dice food before they put it in their small mouths.

Shiftry are apex predators. They attack and eat whatever they want. They tend to go for larger creatures and can take out flyers with wind attacks and psionic disruptory blasts. Pidgeot flying overhead tend to be killed in large numbers.

Hazards

'Seedot – young trainers are taught not to approach Seedot. Seedot are used as bait by Nuzleaf which is to be addressed in Nuzleaf's section. Also, touching a Seedot's head-stem may lead to it using bide which after a time might cause the Seedot to physically attack your child.

Nuzleaf – Nuzleaf are very devious Pokemon. Nuzleaf have been seen in captivity training young Seedot to pretend to be stuck in the floor. Nuzleaf hide nearby – and when a pidgey or another predator tries to take advantage of the poor Seedot, the Nuzleaf attack visciously. If a trainer is in the forest and sees a Seedot, it's advised that he not approach without some Pokemon protection.

Shiftry – when a trainer encounters a Shiftry, it is generally advised that the trainer run. Encountering a wild Shiftry is very rare and very dangerous. Shiftry are almost always violent Pokemon and they don't like you.

Social Structure

Nuzleaf move in bands. They move in pods that are normally around 5 pokémon, but in larger forests has been observed to be as high as 15. Seedot normally live with these pods of Nuzleaf, and the Nuzleaf all act as parents to the Seedot that join.

Shiftry are, contrastingly amazingly territorial. Most forests have one, if any, Shiftry in them. If a Nuzleaf were to evolve in a forest that already has a Shiftry in it, The two fully evolved pokémon would battle to the death.

Courting and Childrearing

Nuzleaf, during the spring, are in heat and the males attract mates by swinging around the “leaf” on their heads. The Nuzleaf then have eggs that are put underground. The eggs hatch and Seedot crawl their way back up to the surface. When Seedot reach the surface, they tend to meet with pods of Nuzleaf and join.

Shiftry in the wild almost never mate, but it has been established that in captivity at certain facilities, they can mate and produce a Seedot.

edited 10th Sep '10 2:29:36 PM by Pseudonym

<(-_-<)(>-_-)> "FUSION HA"
Montblanc SON, I AM DISAPPOINT
SON, I AM DISAPPOINT
Sep 10th 2010 at 6:28:57 PM

^It might be a good idea to tie Shiftry in with the tengu mythology, like maybe about how they're viewed as protective spirits a lot of times.

Tangent128 from Virginia Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Sep 10th 2010 at 10:44:19 PM

^^ May want to put in the Pokédex numbers...

On that note, the index is back up to date. Napalm, did you have suggestions on the Chars?

edited 10th Sep '10 10:45:00 PM by Tangent128

Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?
SilentReverence adopting kitteh from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
Sep 10th 2010 at 11:38:38 PM

...No one the binomial names for Zigzagoon and Linoone? I'm leaving tomorrow morning....

Fanfic Recs orwellianretcon'd: cutlocked for committee or for Google?
CaptainNapalm Totally Not a Schoolboy from a closet.
Totally Not a Schoolboy
Sep 10th 2010 at 11:50:48 PM

You saw nothing!

edited 10th Sep '10 11:52:43 PM by CaptainNapalm

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CaptainNapalm Totally Not a Schoolboy from a closet.
Totally Not a Schoolboy
Sep 10th 2010 at 11:52:16 PM

^^^ Hmm, I would suggest that their flames be powered by gas (simply because napalm-like substances are much harder to generate naturally, and the lightest and most common element in the universe happens to also be flammable, also it helps a bit to keep Charizard aloft with their gimpy wings). You might also want to consider using vaguer descriptions for the type of creatures that (e.g. Cervid-like creatures rather than plain "deer", which leaves it up to viewer interpretation to determine if one is referring to actual deer or to Stantler and whatever that Bambi-thing from Isshu is going to be called). Also, the hazards section should be significantly buffed, e.g. go into depth as to just what happens when your upset Charizard roasts/claws/dive-bombs you. Also, do the earlier morphs breed at all in the wild? They are fertile you know. Other than that, my mind's a blank at the moment...

edited 10th Sep '10 11:52:59 PM by CaptainNapalm

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Tangent128 from Virginia Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Sep 11th 2010 at 9:57:17 AM

^^^ Wait... what does /r/ing mean?

Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?
CaptainNapalm Totally Not a Schoolboy from a closet.
Totally Not a Schoolboy
Sep 11th 2010 at 9:58:40 AM

^ Apparently /r/ is an imageboard that functions as the internet's equivalent of the Trouble Center...

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Tangent128 from Virginia Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Sep 11th 2010 at 10:23:12 AM

So, were they asked or were we asked about the Latin?

Hmm... is having high dissolved hydrogen concentrations believable for Char* tissue?

edited 11th Sep '10 10:25:27 AM by Tangent128

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CaptainNapalm Totally Not a Schoolboy from a closet.
Totally Not a Schoolboy
Sep 11th 2010 at 10:24:27 AM

They were asked, and apparently weren't terribly helpful...

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rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Sep 11th 2010 at 12:38:35 PM

Suggestions welcome.

Shinx Line

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Shinx [403]
  • Luxio [404]
  • Luxray [405]

Notable Biology

The Shinx line is a species of social feline Pokemon that serve as one of the Sinnoh region's top predators. The first form, Shinx, is a small feline Pokemon with a blue front, black back, and a yellow tail tip. Male Shinx have a higher mane, whereas the females have all blue feet. On its forelegs are yellow rings that are actually electricity glands similar to the electric rodents. Shinx and its evolutions gain electricity through muscle contractions in their forelegs as they walk. In a way, it could be considered an organic version of a pedometer. Since Shinx are young and weaker than their evolved forms, when they are confronted by a threat, they can make their fur glow bright enough to temporarily blind them so they can get away.

After about a year, Shnix will evolve into Luxio. Luxio are bigger than Shinx, with an average size of nearly 3 feet at the shoulder. They also have a black mane on their heads, and sport two electric glands on their forelegs. At this stage, male Luxio are kicked out of their prides to prevent competition and inbreeding, and form bachelor prides with each other. Luxio communicate through cries and electrical impulses generated through their claws. [[Trainer's Note: If a Luxio gets declawed, that can serve as the equivalent of a human being rendered mute.]] With a charge of 100 V, even a light scratch from their claws can either render an opponent unconscious or kill them outright. Luxio can also wrap their tails around each other and create even stronger electrical charges.

After three years, Luxio will evolve into Luxray. Luxray stand at an average height of 4'7" at the shoulder, and are nearly completely covered in black fur. Luxray have three electric glands on their forelegs, and are even more powerful than Luxio in terms of claw voltage. They also have the unique ability to see through any object by using X-rays emitted from their eyes, which is signified by their eyes glowing gold, giving it the nickname of the Gleam Eyes Pokemon. This ability not only allows it to find prey hiding behind rocks or inside trees, but also allows it to find missing Shinx cubs. Due to the Shinx line's popularity as a symbol of courage, a popular movie series involves a male Shinx who is the heir to the throne of a Pokemon kingdom, only to be chased off by his evil uncle. There have been legal battles with another company who claims they stole the idea from their own series, which has a similar premise involving a pure white Shinx.

Pokepaleontologists have found fossils and in some cases frozen corpses of the Shinx line that were far larger than modern specimens. Dubbing this species "Cave Shinx" due to their regular abode, this species was fairly common in Sinnoh during the last Ice Age. Following the arrival of the Holocene epoch, it is believed they became extinct due to the thinning of the numbers of Mammoswine and competition from the smaller, but more adaptable modern Shinx line. Humans may also have played a part.

Habitat

Shinx and its evolutions live primarily in Sinnoh's plains and grasslands. There are also smaller populations living within Kanto and Johto, though they are very rare. During the winter, the Shinx line will find caves to live in while they wait for the spring to come.

Diet

Shinx and its evolutions are carnivorous, living off a completely carnivorous diet. Shinx, once they are old enough to be weaned, will hunt small Pokemon such as Starly and Bidoof, wheras Luxio and Luxray will hunt a variety of Pokemon including Staravia, Bibarel, Stantler, Tauros, and Miltank. Their main method of killing involves chasing down their prey and either killing it by touching it with their electrified claws, or by a electrified bite, commonly known as a Thunder Fang, to the neck or back of the skull.

Hazards

As a general rule, the Shinx line should be considered very dangerous, especially in the case of the latter two forms. Shinx are the least dangerous, especially since they prefer to run from threats rather than face them head-on. However, they are capable of using Spark when threatened, and have a fairly nasty bite. They can also cause minor electric shocks if touched, and the flash can attract other members of its pride if they are close enough. [[Trainer's Note: If you see a wild Shinx, make sure its evolutions are not around before you attempt to catch it. One woman once found a bunch of Shinx cubs and started playing with them. Their mother Luxray wasn't pleased, killed her, and actually started to eat the woman in front of her children, who were with her at the time.]]

As mentioned in the Biology section, the voltage from a Luxio's claws can easily kill a human. They are also fairly territorial, and will actually fight even harder if they perceive their opponent as being of the same gender, a trait which is also true of Shinx and Luxray.

Due to Luxray's X-ray vision, it is more or less impossible to attempt to hide. Your only recourse would be to either fight it with a Ground Pokemon, or attempt to run where it couldn't follow you, a hard task due to Luxray's X-ray vision. [[Trainer's Note: Remember, treat your Shinx well, and you'll have a loyal partner. If you don't, the eventual Luxray or Luxio will end up killing you if it ever gets the chance.]]

Courting and Childrearing

Though all members of the Shinx line are capable of breeding, in the wild breeding is done by Luxray and Luxio. The breding season for Luxio and Luxray takes place from mid-spring to early summer. After mating, the female will lay 2-6 eggs which hatch within four months. [[Trainer's Note: During this time, the female will segregate herself from the rest of the pride. This period is when a Luxray is at its most irritable and dangerous.]] The cubs are fed off of their mother's milk for the first few months until they are capable of eating solid food. After that, the Shinx will learn from their mother and the rest of the pride how to hunt for themselves before the males are chased off after evolving into Luxio.

Social Structure

Shinx and its evolutions live in prides of up to 20 individuals. One or more male Luxray serve as the leader, with exclusive mating rights with all the females and first choice on the spoils of a kill. There are also Luxio and Luxray that lack a pride and wander on their own or with a bachelor pride. Shinx that wander too far from their prides are either caught by trainers or killed by predators. If a new male takes over, he will kill every Shinx which is not his own in order to protect his bloodline.

edited 11th Sep '10 7:53:36 PM by rmctagg09

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
Pseudonym I like it here. from The Keebler Tree
I like it here.
Sep 11th 2010 at 2:24:48 PM

err Leonid isn't a word. Feline is. or Leonine. Otherwise, good.

edited 11th Sep '10 2:35:13 PM by Pseudonym

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CaptainNapalm Totally Not a Schoolboy from a closet.
Totally Not a Schoolboy
Sep 11th 2010 at 3:30:07 PM

^^ The part about the Luxray eating the sap that it mauled might be just a little TMI (though considering how they're souped-up lions, some mention of occasional man-eating practices is probably warranted). Also, any mention of the aforementioned movie series' inspiration? Other than that, it looks pretty good...

edited 11th Sep '10 3:31:23 PM by CaptainNapalm

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rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Sep 11th 2010 at 7:41:09 PM

^ I remember reading that incident in one of the Darwin Awards, so I decided to add it in. As for Kimba, the series is mentioned in the sentence after the Lion King Shout-Out.

EDIT: I also added a paragraph about the Shinx analogue to the cave lion.

edited 11th Sep '10 7:54:29 PM by rmctagg09

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
Pykrete NOT THE BEES from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
Sep 11th 2010 at 8:13:58 PM

Regarding Charmander, the problem with flammable gas is twofold.

First, the necessary volume is way too large — the only reason propane works is because it's liquid at reasonable pressure and you can hold a ton of it. For most gases you'd need your Charmander holding a rather impressive gas pressure for any reasonable amount of fuel, enough to basically make them volus.

Second, it doesn't project well. Gas burns too darn fast to really get any distance, and can't be focused over long distance. If you want a ranged attack, it basically has to be liquid/solid.

I dunno, say it has a second stomach that decomposes its share of food instead of digesting it, creating a methane-rich slurry to yak up. Say it refrains from cooking prey so it can extract unspent natural oils for its fuel.

edited 11th Sep '10 8:15:06 PM by Pykrete

Sep 11th 2010 at 8:20:18 PM

A Wizard Did It. Pretty much all Pokemon have at least one aspect to their biology that is completely impossible, and you're writing in a world where that is probably well known and accepted. Don't get too caught up in it, focus on interesting things.

Also, speaking of TMI, glad to see most people aren't going too 'in depth' in the 'breeding' section. We don't need to encourage people to get detailed about that.

rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Sep 11th 2010 at 9:23:23 PM

^^ Pykrete, have you ever watched Dragons A Fantasy Made Real?

edited 11th Sep '10 9:23:36 PM by rmctagg09

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
CaptainNapalm Totally Not a Schoolboy from a closet.
Totally Not a Schoolboy
Sep 11th 2010 at 9:24:01 PM

^ That's actually where I was getting my idea...

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Pykrete NOT THE BEES from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
Sep 11th 2010 at 10:06:37 PM

^^ No, but we got bored in calculus several years ago and talked about that instead of rotating reference frames. It was a weird day.

Sep 11th 2010 at 10:11:02 PM

I was just about to do Kangaskhan, playing to my strengths, but it's already been done... and the existing entry is pretty damn small and poor. Yeah, I think I'll just make my own from scratch.

CaptainNapalm Totally Not a Schoolboy from a closet.
Totally Not a Schoolboy
Sep 11th 2010 at 10:13:30 PM

^ Why don't ya first PM the OP for the Kangaskhan article and make a few suggestions or ask if you can assume control? I sincerely doubt that most Tropers would approve of someone abruptly assuming control of a topic without prior knowledge (plus it would be a indexing nightmare)...

edited 11th Sep '10 10:13:49 PM by CaptainNapalm

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Sep 11th 2010 at 10:46:21 PM

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Kangaskhan

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Kangaskhan [115]

Physical Description

A fairly large bipedal Pokemon, growing up to 2.2m (7'3") and weighing on average 80kg. (176.4lbs) It short fur that is primarily brown, with a paler cream coloured belly and ears. It has armour-like build-ups of skin on its legs, shoulders and tail, visible fangs, and a dark, strong growth of bone on its skull. It also has a large leathery pouch on its belly, that virtually always contains a younger specimen.

Notable Biology

Kangaskhan are mainly noted for two things: their great strength and ferocity, and how they seemingly always have a baby in their pouch- see below for details on their child-rearing nature.

Their legs being primarily focused on stability to protect their young, to the point where they sleep standing up to avoid crushing them, Kangaskhan fight almost entirely with their fists and jaws, and their highly developed arms give them a wide variety of ways in which to use them. Some specimens have even been seen showing techniques that allow them to fight Ghost types in ways that bypass their usual immunity to brute force.

The pouch is considerably larger than the space required to hold one baby, and has been observed carrying other things in it, including additional baby Kangaskhan, other Pokemon, and even young human children. [[Trainer's Note: It is not recommended to attempt to hitch a ride in a Kangaskhan pouch, particularly if you are too large]] They are also noted to keep other useful or interesting objects in the pouch, and there have been documented examples of Kangaskhan carrying a startling variety of objects in it.

All known Kangaskhan are female.

Habitat

Mainly a plains-dwelling Pokemon, Kangaskhan were once found worldwide but due to hunting and habitat loss their numbers had declined. During the middle of the 20th century there was a strong movement to protect and preserve these Pokemon, and they can now be found in plentiful numbers in most Safari Zones, free for trainers to catch.

The exception to this is the Southern Island, where due to ideal environments and a lack of predators, thriving wild populations have flourished, and numbers have actually increased since settlement of the area.

Diet

Despite their strong jaws and large fangs, Kangaskhan are primarily herbivorous and subsist on grasses and small plants, and sometimes fruit, leaves and berries depending on the environment. They are capable of eating meat and fish but only do so in times of desperation, where they are also known to steal from campers and picknickers they have chased away. (see Hazards)

Hazards

Being powerful, muscular and surprisingly fast, Kangaskhan fear few predators- any they cannot merely intimidate or fight off, they usually run from. In addition to their speed they are capable of passing virtually any obstacle, being strong swimmers, climbers and able to destroy anything in their way.

It has been heavily noted that Kangaskhan are incredibly protective of their children, and will become quickly enraged if any perceived threat gets close to them. When the children are allowed to wander and play outside the pouch, the parent or another Kangaskhan is always watching close by, and thus should not be approached under any circumstances.

In lean times, particularly hungry Kangaskhan have been known to threaten and chase away picknicking and camping humans to steal their food supplies, and possibly also to protect their children.

When training Kangaskhan, it is very important for the trainer to gain the trust of their Pokemon, as even if it will take orders in battle it may become hostile when approaching the child. Well trained Kangaskhan usually recognise their trainer and fellow party members as part of their mob, and it is a sign of great trust if the Kangaskhan allows its trainer to hold and take care of the baby.

Courting and Childrearing

One of the most peculiar features of the Kangaskhan is how they almost always have a baby in their pouch. This is a feature mostly unique to Pokemon biology (though the Chansey line has something similar with their eggs) but is a result of their breeding process- Kangaskhan are fast breeders, which has allowed them to thrive in captivity and in suitable environments.

Being all female, Kangaskhan have to seek mates from any other Pokemon in their egg group. They do not breed at any set time but usually as soon as their latest child is about to leave the pouch, and thus spend very little time without an infant in their pouch. They usually do not associate with the fathers at all after mating and raise their young communally- it's not uncommon for Kangaskhan to adopt the children of a sick, old or dead member of their mob, and carry two infants in their pouch for a time. Some Kangaskhan are seen with infants shortly after being hatched- close observation shows that these are often sisters they have taken off their mother's hands, or even underdeveloped twin sisters born from the same egg, in a strange fluke of biology.

While protective of their young, Kangaskhan also make efforts to teach them fighting and survival while they are in the pouch. In battle, young Kangaskhan often mimic the movements of their parents, learning fighting moves to use out on their own, and when the parent is sure of safety they will let the child out of the pouch for a few hours at a time. In large mobs there have been observed behaviours of Kangaskhan adults forming a closed circle while the children play together in the middle.

Social Structure

Kangaskhan are social creatures and travel in mobs of up to thirty individuals or more, not counting children. They are nomadic rather than territorial, and their response to a threat of any kind (predatorial, environmental, human) is simply to move on. There is often a good deal of trust between Kangaskhan mob members, who will help each other take care of the young and gang up on threats in battle. This often makes well-trained Kangaskhan strong team players in competitive battling, as they consider their Trainer and fellow Pokemon as part of their mob.

Very occasionally Kangaskhan will adopt or befriend other Pokemon (and in a few cases, even humans) as part of the mob, usually orphaned smaller Pokemon or males of other species that breed with multiple members of the mob, though the latter rarely stay for long.

While usually social, when food is scarce or conditions are particularly harsh, mobs have been known to disperse, leaving individuals living solitary with only their young to take care of. The few remaining wild Kangaskhan are likely to be found this way, but it is rarely seen in the well-looked after Safari Zone populations.

...yeah, sorry about that hijack but I got a sudden burst of inspiration. You don't get in the way of my bursts of inspiration. That could be hazardous.

{Link to the older article for historical purposes - Tangent}

edited 20th Sep '10 7:42:24 PM by Tangent128

CaptainNapalm Totally Not a Schoolboy from a closet.
Totally Not a Schoolboy
Sep 11th 2010 at 10:53:23 PM

^ You talked this over with the original article's OP, I hope...

EDIT: That said, it does look very well fleshed out...

edited 11th Sep '10 11:05:15 PM by CaptainNapalm

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Sep 11th 2010 at 11:05:48 PM

^ Uh no, sorry, I just got a bunch of ideas all of a sudden and decided to write them down before I forgot them.

I just saw the original Kangashkan entry and I just found it very threadbare compared to the ideas I had. Besides, I know a fair bit about kangaroos and you'd be surprised how well Kangaskhan fit that. (btw, visit the Wikipedia article on kangaroos sometime, they are weird)

Whether you want to change the entry, combine them or something else, it's up to the OP entirely.

CaptainNapalm Totally Not a Schoolboy from a closet.
Totally Not a Schoolboy
Sep 11th 2010 at 11:08:24 PM

^ It's really not up to me, it's up to this person... You should probably shoot her a nice little PM expressing your interest in helping to buff that entry...

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