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So, as you may have guessed, things haven't improved since july. I've been getting inceasingly severe symptoms that seem to fit hypothyroidism and recurrence of the prolactinoma, but lab results don't fit the symptoms at all. I keep getting weaker, achier, more tired and miserable every week, but plausible explanations just keep getting eliminated. I'm really starting to get seriously worried. I fear the worst. I don't even know if this is something I'll survive. I fear I'm just not somebody who gets to get a happy ending.

If I find out something more, especially if it's not something completely awful, I'll let you know. Until then... 
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Playing: Hearthstone
Jack Horner legendary by Osmatar
Jack Horner legendary
Jack Horner's card abilites got totally revamped because beta testers complained the old one was too situational. 

(I'm not sure what has driven me to create all of these, but I guess any creativity is better than no creativity.)

Picture credit: Jack Horner portrait edited from a photo by Michael Covel from Wikimedia Commons, Chickenosaurus art modified from my own old cockatrice piece.
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Jack Horner beta legendary by Osmatar
Jack Horner beta legendary
Jack Horner's original legendary card from the Sciencestone beta.

I actually made this card first but then thought the joke was rather old and stale, and the Battlecry isn't even something you'd find on a real card.

Picture credit: Jack Horner portrait edited from a photo by Michael Covel from Wikimedia Commons.
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Quill Knobs by Osmatar
Quill Knobs
According to JP fanboys, all scientists have this spell in their deck, and it's OP and needs to be nerfed. But it's never going away, ever! BWAHAHAHAHAA!

(Yeah, I felt I had to do this after mentioning it in the description of this other fake card... er, I mean absolutely real Sciencestone card!)
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So, as you may have guessed, things haven't improved since july. I've been getting inceasingly severe symptoms that seem to fit hypothyroidism and recurrence of the prolactinoma, but lab results don't fit the symptoms at all. I keep getting weaker, achier, more tired and miserable every week, but plausible explanations just keep getting eliminated. I'm really starting to get seriously worried. I fear the worst. I don't even know if this is something I'll survive. I fear I'm just not somebody who gets to get a happy ending.

If I find out something more, especially if it's not something completely awful, I'll let you know. Until then... 
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Playing: Hearthstone

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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Osmatar, can you please do a redraw of my Ike and Chok drawing? It would be so awesome to see a professional like you draw them!
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TheFullMetalDragon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wanted to say you seem pretty cool. Have a wonderful day, bye. :)
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question:

In a world where K/t never happened, would arboreal mammal clades like pangolins,carnivorans, and rodents still evolve? If not, can you give me advice to what kind of animal lineages would exist?
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
There's really no easy obvious answer to that question. What I mean by this is that it's not clear when many of the current eutherian clades diverged, and how much their evolution was affected by the K/T extinction. For instance pangolins: their ancestors apparently diverged from the rest of Ferae in the Late Cretaceous, but recognizable pangolins are much more recent. There's no telling how much of their evolution was due to changes that took place during and after the cataclysmic events at the K-T boundary. I think something like rodents and lagomorphs probably would have appeared anyway, same as the most primitive types of primates. Pholidotans with pangolin-like lifestyles might have evolved , but missing some trademark features such as the pinecone-like scales. Pretty much everyhting that's more recent than early Paleocene is anybody's guess really. My personal guess is that Miacoids only appeared because all previous predatory clades were extinct or severely reduced.
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. Got it. Can you tell me some groups of maastritchian mammals and where they would likely go? Would marsupials fare better without the K/t? Would cat or dog-like creatures evolve?
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015   Traditional Artist
Two big mammalian groups from the Maastrichtian actually went extinct during the Tertiary: Gondwanatheria and Multituberculata. The causes of these extinctions aren't fully clear, so it's possible that on a repeat run of evolution they would still mostly end up kicking the bucket even without the KT extinction event. After all, without the KT event the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum would probably have ended up being a major extinction event instead, though not quite as devastating.

One of the biggest and best preserved Maastrichtian mammals was Didelphodon, an opossum-sized metatherian that may have been a semiaquatic durophage. Zalambdalestes was a basal member of a clade that now contains rodents and lagomorphs, but it seems to have been an insectivore unlike its later relatives. Most Maastrichtian mammals are known from isolated teeth or jaw framgents, however, so e.g. we know that Purgatorius was closely related to the basalmost primates but not if it was a true primate or not.

The fact that Repenomamus could coexist with dinosaurs in the Early Creataceous suggests that maybe mammalian predators of similar size could and would evolve in a Dinosaur-dominated Tertiary. Whether they resembled cats or dogs even to the degree of the Thylacine or Thylacoleo is less clear though. Animals behaving like badgers and otters are probably a safer guess, maybe something like martens too. If more competitive forms of mammalian predators did appear, I would guess that would happen as the climate cooled in the Oligocene and Miocene.
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy birthday!! :)
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B4LD3R Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yo! Happy birthday! ;) Fun cake 
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Tektalox Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
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Henkyo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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