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I KNOW I WROTE THAT CAT POST BUT I CAN'T DIAGNOSE YOUR CAT'S BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS PLEASE TALK TO A VET I AM NOT A VET
MOONY IS AN AXOLOTL AND IT ALSO SAYS WHAT HE IS AT THE TOP OF THAT POST QUIT ASKIN ME WHAT HE IS
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You’re not the first person to ask me this but you ARE the person I’m finally gonna respond to. In 3000 words.
Hmm… well, I do really like the works of Fumito Ueda and Shu Takumi, though neither of them have done TERRIBLY much. (I’m still waiting for The Last Guardian, damnit!)
I also like Shu Takumi just as a human being because look. Look at him and his pomeranian.
He made that same pomeranian a major protagonist in one of his games and you can’t not love a man who does that.
If you can try to play with your cat for about 10 minutes a day that’s honestly going to be the best form of exercise, plus it has social interaction with you mixed in. All other forms of self-motivated exercise are going to depend on your cat’s… well, motivation.
Whether or not your cat takes to them kind of depends on the cat. My cat is the type to quickly get bored or frustrated, so I try to combat that by switching up the types of puzzles I give her and keeping them relatively easy.
Hmm, I know there’s been research done on that particular group of deer- they’re a species called sika deer (Cervus nippon), incidentally- but I don’t know if anyone has been studying the divergence of the Nara population from the rest of the population.
Sika deer are actually further split into twelve different subspecies spread across East Asia. I believe the subspecies found in Nara Park is C. n. nippon, which is found across most of Japan. The small size is normal even for deer in non-urban areas.
There are a few papers out there that look promising, but they’re either ancient and/or I can’t gain access to them. I bet that there’s a greater wealth of information in the Japanese-only scientific literature.
I would say that there certainly seems to be a sort of island/self-domestication effect on the Nara population; I’m surprised I can’t actually dig up more research on it.
(I pity the people who sit in the park all day selling the deer crackers.)
Further reading? (If you have access to this, tell me what it says.)
Torii, H., & Tatsuzawa, S. (2009). Sika deer in Nara Park: unique human-wildlife relations. In Sika Deer (pp. 347-363). Springer Japan.
Ahh, I started playing RE4 a long time ago and then got too scared to finish it. I am WEAK. I DON’T LIKE CHAINSAWS COMING AT ME. I know it’s a good game though as I’ve watched roommates playing through it.
…I was about to say I can’t handle zombies, but I DID somehow get through Amnesia and A Machine For Pigs, so. I mean I guess those weren’t zombies? IDK. I have footage of myself playing Amnesia and nearly crying somewhere.
I’ve wanted to play some of the Persona series for a while now because it’s so popular, but I have to admit I have some trepidation because I usually don’t enjoy JRPGs. But I hear it’s more of a visual novel type? I dunno. I just need to get my hands on a copy at some point.
I started playing 999 a while ago and I should PROBABLY finish it. I just remember not liking the style of writing, and since it was such a text-heavy game, I got irritated enough where I stopped playing. (I’m very picky about writing, eheh.)
I think I will pick it up again at some point since a lot of people seem to really enjoy it, though.
Thanks for the corrections- I’ll do that!