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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
((I’m still a bit hesitant about returning to this blog. Arceus is a fairly inflexible character. While it’s fun and interesting to be the god of Pokemon, there are only so many ways I can draw him without absorbing all my time. This is why I’ve moved to ask-hypno. I wanted to stay in the ask-blog community, but it’s not quite the same as Arceus. There will be no baking tips or questions about my children and the world, but… it’s an easier character to draw a lot, and I’m restraining myself a bit on how much I draw so I don’t get sick of this. For the time being, however, I will be on ask-hypno alone. I love you.))
I’m not joking, no. You deserve to know why I’m leaving.
I haven’t been handling this blog as gracefully as I wanted to. I wanted to update regularly, have nice art, post only picture responses, and be a kind individual.
This has all fallen through the cracks created by my daily life. I create so many new projects daily that I’ve neglected the one thing that has gotten so much attention. Regardless of the attention I’m getting here (I love every one of my followers and peers in the Ask Blog community in a multitude of ways) after looking over my massive list of priorities, this blog was not one of them.
I have invested far too much time in something that has no significance to my life whatsoever. This is something I should save for when I’m older, out of college, and have more time. That might never happen, though. This whole endeavor will be discarded, and the free time and energy I need to run a blog like this may not exist any more.
If I do come back, it would be more than five years later from now. Someone else will come and play the role, or the ask-blog craze will die off in a year or two. It won’t matter any more, it doesn’t matter now.
I’ll deactivate the entire blog in a week. Everything will be gone permanently. If you like pictures/recipes/posts from the blog, you have my permission to save them. Repost as you like, don’t claim them as your own.
((But then the question is, how do they mutate to the exact same coloration each time? We can argue that it’s only that way in the games for simplicity, but they went out of their way to make over 4 million different spot combinations for Spinda.))
I think I’m going with the single coloration difference for sake of simplicity. Biologically, it just doesn’t make sense.
well, i tend to think of shiny pokemon as.... like a disease, but not an actual illness, just a discoloring? as if maybe something just went wrong when they were born/their egg was laid? Personally, i think maybe mew would have some information on it.
I was speculating if it was a genetic mutation such as albinism, seeing as polymorph discoloration is usually an evolutionary adaptation and most shiny Pokemon, well….
Saimeo here. On the subject of genetics, do you find it an.. abomination or distasteful that my trainer dabbles in these things? Such as mixing different pokemon genes and such? After all, supposedly you're god. [/snicker]
I have no problem with trainers that dabble in breeding! As long as it’s a consensual act among all parties and the resulting offspring is properly cared for, there’s no objection from my end.
Mr. Arceus, what if being shiny comes from two genes and no one?
And that Pokemon needs to have both genes in order to pass it or exhibit it…? Hmmm…. I’m not sure what to think of that theory. I don’t know enough about biology to really understand all of this, to be honest!
I think when we live in a world that has pokemon such as meowth and diglett, or the famous skitty and wailord, capable of viable reproduction, genetics are going to be a little bit more difficult to plot out than using simple Punnet squares.
You can say that again. I secretly wish things like this would happen.
Well this may seem odd but mind anon jumping in on the shiny thing? Honestly I think that the shiny trait is dominate just extremely rare to find (Like certain disorders are in real life) while the much more common normal coloring is recessive. Hence why two shiny Pokemon can breed but you can still have it result in a normal color and you can't get a say green umbreon from a shiny and normal one.
Hmmmm, anyone else have any followup on this comment?
Hey Arceus! I've noticed you mentioning that you have another/main blog. I want to start my own poke-ask blog, would you recommend making a secondary blog or setting up a new blog on a different email? Thanks! c:
New blog on a different email! If you have a secondary account, you can’t send asks from that blog specifically.