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So Your Fantasy Creature Evolvedsquid's advice yaaaaay ?squidlifecrisis
So a lot of artists/writers like to use evolution as the explanation for their fantasy critters. Which for the record they aren't too bad at... it's just... I don't think most people realize there are options other than adaptation and sexual selection.
Here is a quick overview of some material that maybe wasn't covered in the non-major intro biology course you were forced to take:
+Evolution doesn't happen to individuals, it happens to populations. (Pokemon isn't quite accurate on that regard) Any change between the parent generation and the offspring is considered evolution, whether it's adaptive or not. There are lots of ways non-adaptive traits can be perpetuated across generations by chance.
+Adaptive evolution is when a trait or behavior is favored because it aids foraging (ability to find food), deterring predators, and/or increases fitness (number of offspring produced).
SQUID'S BOTTOM 8 WING SINS (A TUTORIAL)So like I said to the two people who aren't protesting the watch feed, I originally wrote this as a vicious rant, but it turns out I was redirecting anger from a RL thing. rrr.squidlifecrisis
But still. These are annoying as hell. If you see someone doing this junk, send them this. It may be their only chance of salvation.
SIN #8 INCORRECT FLIGHT FEATHER STACKING
There are few things that can be said with absolute confidence that are true of all birds, but this is one of them: the flight feathers always stack the same way.
This can be confusing to remember, so keep a hand of cards next to you while you draw:
SIN #7 NO FEATHER GROUPS
I'm so sick of seeing these homogenous walls of crap.
Feathers stack in a predictable, orderly manner, so just take thirty seconds and learn it. If the phrase "dorsal median primary co
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I am a mother of two children, Yumi and Riley.
I write a story about magic, corruption, and fate called Fantasy Violence.
Pronounciation of SLYKM: SLY-"K"-"M"
SLY: artist name
K: K for Kisame or Kassim
M: M for Marvin
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