Monthly Archives: April 2017

Awful Symmetry 3: Ecology and Animal Behavior

Welcome to Awful Symmetry, my primer on speculative biology for beginners. If you were a member of my mailing list, you could have read this last month! Sign up to get more stuff ahead of the disgusting peasants. Beginning Previous Living things … Continue reading

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Awful Symmetry 2: Hungry Not Evil

This is the first chapter of a short introduction to speculative biology. It was seen first by subscribers, so, you know…subscribe. Beginning I read a book once in which a team of intrepid space archaeologists find themselves menaced by an … Continue reading

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Redundant English

I’m not feeling in a scifi mood today, so let’s play with languages! I was thinking about redundancy. There’s a certain amount of information in a given clause in English. What if we made sure that every word in the … Continue reading

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My Friend Sent me a new Razor

  This was his response This was my response: The tonnage of tauntage you put in my frontage increases my glummage and causes much umbrage! The woundage I suffered impelled me to rummage ‘mongst my emotional baggage, whose depths have … Continue reading

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Ways to fly

That was some good brainstorming @archipithecus and @exxos-von-steamboldt, but I think we have a ways to go with these flying stem-mammals.

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Switching Dinosaurs and Mammals

The Triassic was a battleground, in which dinosaurs and mammals warred to see who would inherit the niches left empty after the Permian extinction. At first, both sides seemed equally matched, with dinosaurs like Eoraptor (1) competing more less directly … Continue reading

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Draw the Rabbit Skull, Daddy

“Draw the rabbit skull, daddy,” she said. “We’ll be conservationists together,” she said. So I drew the rabbit skull. And so did she. “I can’t draw rabbit skulls, daddy. This is a dolly pretending to be a princess. She has blue … Continue reading

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Humans are not adorable

Something I feel would fit comfortably into the New Frontiers universe: http://viergacht.tumblr.com/post/159075455392/humans-are-adorable Text: Pft! Please. The alien who wrote that is obviously an fan-grub who has only seen pictures of humans on the ansible. Those of us who actually work … Continue reading

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