For those who haven't caught their own shiny Pokemon before and are discouraged, give the SOS method a shot. I've played Pokemon for a total of six years so far, and I've caught 4 shinies during that time, 2 of those being a shiny Grubbin and shiny Rockruff that I've caught about 4 days apart this month. You WILL get a shiny this way if you are patient. Good luck! :D
It all started with an inception. A united wake up call to a group of veteran game developers gathered under the banner of a simple vision: create fun and meaningful game experience again. We don’t ask for much. We don’t need much. We want to share with you the fruit of our passion. Introducing our “precioooousss”, EDEN – Renaissance:
News of cataclysm is spreading all around the world… Something is cooking. Governments are meeting each other, cities are in turmoil, and people can feel the tension around them everyday, expecting more bad news…
What could cause all this fuss worldwide? Planet warming is not at this critical stage yet. Something seems to be at the origin of it… something not yet discovered but yet feels so familiar…
Meanwhile, on the other side of the planet… studies are being done on a strange crystal formation at the heart of the icy earth. A young and motivated boy is working hard to uncover more knowledge and secret from this apparently simple rock. But what started as a mere rock referencing tedious task became much more for our young archeologist, Ran
Adventurous can be a dangerous trait when couple with curiosity…
Ran seems like he is getting closer to the truth of the crystal And maybe uncover deeper secret within the Earth?
Time is tight. But so is the mission. Ran can smell the reward… and yet cannot see it.
uh, uh.. it doesn't sound very good, does it? I don’t know, don’t look at me… and now.. without signal, without the professor, alone in the dark… with only shadows surrounding him... what is going to happen? Ran's journey is about to begin! Follow us, we will tell you all about it! To be continued…
The first geological time period of the Paleozoic Era, lasting over 55 million years. It spans from the end of the Ediacaran Period (~541mya) to the beginning of the Ordovician (~485mya).
The Cambrian Explosion really jump started life on Earth, before this most organisms were unicellular and simple. While more complex, multicellular organisms gradually increased in popularity in the beginning of the Cambrian. It was not until this period that mineralized organisms became common. After the Cambrian Explosion, the first representatives of modern phyla appeared.
Creatures such as the first trilobites appeared, as well as other arthropods. Trilobites were once believed to be quite abundant, however, they weren't as common as originally thought... Their heavy armor with the combination of calcium carbonate made for easy fossilization (compared to the exoskeletons of other arthropods). Other creatures such as the anomalocaridids, Hallucigenia, Wiwaxia, etc... In the oceans, life was indeed booming. The land was desolate. The continents would've been dry and bare with no color; no vegetation whatsoever.
"The Terrorists now were professional terrorists, not nobles and guards officers, but university students who lived in a world of passionate idealism and passionate hate... The young men, on fire with the idea of personal sacrifice, despised liberalism; socialism----the redistribution of wealth and the end of Czardom----was their direct aim."
Excerpt from the book I've been reading. There's some strange parallels between the socialism movements inside our universities today as there were in 19th century Russia. Terrorism, bombings, and setting things on fire were the norm in Petrograd, Russia. All they needed was a strong leader.
The Ediacaran Period starts directly after the end of the Cryogenian Period (~635mya) to the beginning of the Cambrian Period (~541mya). This period also marks the end of the Proterozoic Eon and the start of the Phanerozoic Eon. During this period, time itself was quite different...the days were 21 hours long, there were 13 months, and approximately 400 days in a year.
The life of this time share almost no similarities to modern organisms, the creatures from this time were also quite different than the ones to appear in the Cambrian period during the Cambrian Explosion. Aside from bacteria and algae, the Ediacara biota include things such as worms, soft-bodied arthropod relatives, and cnidarians. The others, however, are more difficult to understand and may have belong to a young, but now extinct phylum. If so, then this is perhaps the only time a rank so high up on the taxonomic hierarchy to go completely extinct. The Ediacaran period suffered from the first mass extinction.
Opinions have varied among paleontologists on dinosaur incubation times for years. It was originally thought that dinosaurs, being more closely related to birds, had similar incubation periods. Surprisingly, it turns out that dinosaur embryos took twice as long to hatch as bird eggs of similar size!
Using teeth from rare fossil embryos discovered within fossilized eggs that were close to hatching, scientists counted daily growth markers in the teeth -- estimating that tooth growth accounted for approximately 40% of incubation time. Using the early, sheep-sized dinosaur from Mongolia, Protoceratops, they estimated that the incubation period would be at least 80 days -- nearly 3 months. Using the 30 foot long hadrosaur known as Hypacrosaurus they estimated it had an incubation period of around 170 days -- almost 6 months! And many dinosaur species dwarfed Hypacrosaurus and possibly had even longer incubation periods... (It's worth mentioning that even with these discoveries, scientists have learned almost nothing regarding dinosaur embryos, but it has given us a big insight to the potential behaviors of these animals.)
These long incubation periods raise all sorts of questions about parental care and the potential in migrations. Also, such long incubation periods meant slower reproduction rates; definitely something not good when an asteroid the size of Mount Everest is screaming towards Earth...
Well... i rarely write these kind of things so... Anyways. 2016 is coming to an end, with 2017 just around the corner, waiting to drag you in a dark place. I started my account here in 2012 but i never went to the forum until mid 2016. First place i went were the Xbox boards. There's was nothing really except request for multiplayer games. Then i visited Classic Gaming board. A lot of good thing happened there. Started as a rookie and now i'm their Retro Christmas Tree Designer :) I had a lot of good moment on their board and this is just the beginning.
I owe some thanks to the Classic Gaming crew: Chimaira For being the sheperd that lead the horde that we are :) Bruce For his experience of neoforum... And his humor :) C Falcon For being the first one (i think?) that introduced himself and guided me. Iscariot and Retro I don't remember having anything personal with you guys but you seem to be some good guy with a lot of knowledge in classic games
And all the others that i have missed but who contribute to make this place a better place.
Happy new year to everyone out here, i wish happiness and health to all of you. :) I'm on my way to celebrate new year so don't expect me here until 2 january.
I also need to fetch some idea for the next Retro Christmas Tree.....