Q:"You do not look like any Pokemon I'v ever seen. Most like a Ponyta but no fire mane." I stand in front of him, not afraid to hide my true self, it was very possible he didn't even know what a shiny or a Pokemon was. But my curiosity was stronger than my judgement at this point. "What are you if not a Pokemon? Or a human for that matter."
Q:Hey Viral, I've been looking through your old uploads and pics and such and one caught my eye about you waiting for TARDIS, call me wrong but do you know The Doctor or are you a fan?
Q:*stages a Spanish inquisition in your ask box*
Care to explain that?
Q:Hmm, very good analysis and explanation about my question Viral, really got it answered with science. Tell me, you being this intelligent there has to be a school you've attended and be top of the class. May I ask how was your school life like?
Not by your standards anyway.
TheSOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act) bill has resurfaced and is once again trying to be passed.
The link attached will take you to a petition. Unless this petition reaches 100,000signatures by next week, this will happen:
- All websites containing media that refers to or is owned by a company that hasn’t given its permission for the media to be displayed can and will be shut down. This means sites such as Tumblr, Wattpad, Pinterist, fanfiction.com.
- People who post such media can and will be fined, with a maximum sentence of five years in prison. This includes, but is not limited to, people who own/post the following: fanfiction, fan art, roleplay blogs, fan blogs/accounts and movie streaming sites.
"The legislation would allow copyright holders and the Justice Department to seek court orders against websites associated with copyright infringement. SOPA, the House version, applies to both domestic and foreign websites, while PIPA targets foreign websites. If that court order is granted, the entire website would be taken down. Internet users who typed in the site’s URL address would receive an error message, and for all appearances, the site would never have existed. Importantly, the court does not need to hear a defense from the actual website before issuing its ruling. The entire website can be condemned without a trial or even a traditional court hearing."
This is not a joke.
This is real.
We need 100,000 signatures by next week. Make one of them yours, or all these things that make you happy will disappear.
Q:It's ok Viral, I'm not gonna pester you to say anything sensitive. So, other then the essence of love, what else do changelings eat as an alternative?
Let’s start with the basics. We all know that living organisms need energy to survive. It’s what our bodies run on. And we all know that our bodies synthesize these energies from what we consume. And we know the processes differentiate between flora and fauna.
We also know that certain species’ rely on their own diets to get the energy they need and fill their own niche to keep the planet balanced. Herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, insectivores, etc. Their bodies are attuned to process and take in nutrients from those specific diets. Anything else and they’re not getting what their body needs how they need it.
Changelings are no different. We consume as you do. We’re just adapted to take in and digest it in a different way.
Love is what I’d call a high-energy emotion. You’re always energetic and giddy when you’re in love, are you not? Our species has evolved to be able to gather and directly consume this energy with the aide of our magic. And that’s why you feel a little drained and down when you’ve been fed on too much. We’ve also developed a sense that can show us how much of that energy you have and therefore know where to cut off feeding.. though some ignore it… but that’s an entirely different matter.
So in short, love ‘energy’ is the food source our bodies are best at processing.
Now, to your question, there really isn’t an alternative in such a way that we could permanently live off of and be healthy. Eventually feeding on other things won’t keep up with our body’s needs.
But we can, on the other hoof, eat things for spare energy if a love source isn’t readily available. For a clue about what we could eat between love-feedings, just look at us.
We’re quite insectoid, yes? And insects usually require high-energy foods. Now tell me… what is the diet of most insects? Mostly plants and fruits high in sugar. We can be omnivorous, but a good dose of anything high in, preferably natural, sugars would be a good substitute if we find ourselves incapable of feeding on love. At least for a little while.
And sugars and energy are highly related. Adenosine triphosphate and all that.
And before it’s asked, yes, I know consuming love energy is not in any way like eating a fruit. It’s a more direct way of collecting and feeding off energy. I can’t really explain it with science since our magic is involved in the gathering process.
Further, before you also ask this, no I don’t know why we have that and a normal digestive system as well. Maybe it’s how we evolved and nature gave us a ‘backup’ in case our main diet cannot be reached… or maybe that’s -our- type of preferential omnivorism. Who knows?
And lastly, no, we couldn’t feed off of the second style of eating and survive as a species. Not until that system’s developed more thoroughly through natural evolution. For now, our niche is carved.
I hope that answered your question.. and didn’t hurt your brain too much.
Q:It's just what they say a lot as a way of saying "yes?", anywho, how has the count been doing?
I have never heard, in my life, ‘Oi’ used as ‘yes?’. I’ve heard it used as an attention getter like ‘Hey!’ or ‘Yo!’…. in a ‘you better watch yourself’ tone…. or as a for of ‘stop that!’ with an angrier tone…. or an expression of exasperation. You know… like a common mispelling-turned-into-own-word of the phrase ‘Oy vey’.
(Mod is definitely not British, has only been to England once as a child, and has said ‘oi’ most of their life… )
As for Count? I assume he’s doing well. I’ve been pretty busy of late so I haven’t been able to visit them……… *taps hooves together* I’ve been trying to visit my older brother instead since I’d found out where he’s been. *ears pin back* I don’t think I should reveal details on that one quite yet, though. It could cause problems.
Q:Wait a minute... You just said "Oi", does that mean you're British? Can we have some tea then good sir?
….. I didn’t know ‘Oi’ was exclusively British.
Q:Did you ever breed with the pony that Abeille had the soul of?
No…? If It’s who I think you mean…. no. Technically a breeder’s only meant to breed with hive-queens anyway. Hivehopping for genetic diversity and all that…. I kinda broke tradition by settling down with my mates…. but it’s not like it’s against any rules.. nor is it unheard of.
But back to your question….. as I said… if it’s who I think you mean… No. I don’t think I’d even happened upon that group at a time I could have…. and I’m not around that group anymore. No offense or dislike to them, but it got a little too hectic for my tastes, so I moved off to somewhere quieter.
Q:Viral! *hugs and rubs your head* I missed ya little guy, how ya been lately?
(Mod: I cannot count the vast amount of anatomy fails I have made with this image. But what the hell. It’s 10 am, I haven’t slept yet, and I’ve been in dire need of actually using tumblr.)