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    Friendship is Card Games: Rainbow Dash Presents: Somewhere Only We Know

    It’s the Sunday after Thanksgiving in the States. And Black Friday, for that matter. So, let’s commemorate both with a tale of mistreated, overworked laborers and be grateful that most Equestrias aren’t like it.

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    Master of the Feast

    My apologies for a belated happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating it.

    I've been busy for the past few days.

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    Friendship is Card Games: Generations #1

    We’re not quite done with IDW yet. This week, we look at what may technically be part of G5. After all, what else do you get when you add G1 and G4?

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    Sovereign Pride: Imposing Sovereigns III Results

    Don’t worry, Flurry is volcano-safe. Mostly.

    Hello, one and all. Imposing Sovereigns III has produced numerous entries worthy of its lineage; selecting the top picks was by no means a simple matter. That’s why I got help. Below, the other judges introduce themselves before we move to the results.

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    Muddled Mixture

    Bit of a good news, bad news situation, and I'll lead with the more important stuff. B_25 is currently stuck on the other side of the U.S.-Canadian border than his usual and could use some help getting back.

    In happier news, the contest results are locked in, and we'll be announcing the winners soon.

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Skintinter · 2:47pm October 2nd

Firstly, judge volunteering for Imposing Sovereigns III is still open until the end of tomorrow, so feel free to comment here or in the main contest blog if you're interested. Now, on to what gave this blog its title:

If you go to question 24 of this quiz on the integumentary system, you may see a familiar term. See, one of mentioned chemicals, chromelanin, is my creation. (Seriously, that blog is the first hit on Google when you search for the term.)

I am not sure how to feel about this being my impact on culture (assuming it's not a complete coincidence,) but it's bizarre and delightful in equal measure. I won't demand whoever made the quiz to make themself known publicly, but if they see this and want to PM me, by all means, do so. Thanks to WanderingPony for alerting me to this unexpected development.

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For what it's worth, it's possible the person in question came up with the term independently. I had never read the blog entry in question until just now, and I imagined the term "chromelanin" a few months ago while idly speculating about humanoid biology in the Equestria Girls universe. (I didn't go into scientific details about genes and particles like you did, though. I only imagined several interacting and mixing forms of chromelanin not unlike printer ink.)

Entirely valid point! I've edited the blog to account for the fact that I am not actually the center of the universe.

Unrelated to the above but still strangely appropriate, I just learned that humans have stripes.


I am not actually the center of the universe.

Damn those two inches.

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