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  1. Summary

    In the Origin (1859), Charles Darwin noted four key aspects in the relationship between evolution and extinction. Raul summarized the third aspect as such:


    Species extinction is usually, though not always, caused by the failure of a species in competition with other species. That is, causes of extinction are generally biological, not physical. (Raul, 1995)


    In other words, the arrival of an evolved human species was always subsequently followed by the extinction of their less evolved kin.
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  1. Public Bookmark 8

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    There were a lot of things Byleth didn’t understand.

    His quiet heart. His uneasiness to the names given to him. His hidden incredulity to people. His frequent visits to the tavern. His sensations when Dimitri was around. His purpose as to why he was alive.

    Byleth doesn’t know that it all stems from a wretched past and the twists of fate he has yet to discover, but he doesn’t stop moving forward until he has the answers.

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    22 Jul 2020

  2. Rec 52

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    “They’re staring at me,” Jeritza hisses.

    A quick glance at the corner confirms that the child from earlier is, indeed, staring at him, with the same unsettling intensity as earlier. “Your turn,” Byleth says, nudging his fork in Jeritza’s direction. “Say hello.”

    “What? No.”

    “We all said hello. It’s only fair.”

    “I am not saying hello,” Jeritza says, voice approaching the level of tetchy that Byleth so loves to hear, if only because teasing him to this point is endlessly entertaining.

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    28 Jun 2020

  3. Rec *

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    The Gusu Lan. With their perfectly masked scents and robes that sit high and tight against any possible mating marks? They are always unknown, and their intervention can only be met with shamefaced apologies by those who could be as controlled as they-- but are not. They stride into chaos as pillars of unblemished white, and the world is cowed before them.

    Yes, the Gusu Lan are made of stone; they are the envy of all. Still, there are things that Lan Qiren’s teachings cannot prepare a heart for, and they are all wrapped up in an infuriatingly cocky boy named Wei Ying. Heavens help us all.

    “Ha, everyone acts like it’s such a secret, but you’re an alpha Lan Zhan, I could tell right away. It’s lucky you are-- otherwise, you’d already be hopelessly in love with me, you know. Hey, what’s with that face?”

    *Basically it's canon MDZS/The Untamed but with A/B/O because I am pure and unrepentant trash. (Also because this idea wouldn't go away).*
    *Continues past canon, slowburn with long payoff because we've earned it*

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    06 Jun 2020

  4. Rec 90

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    "I've hit on a lot of men, today," Shinobu tells him, in utter deadpan. She's obviously fishing for a reaction and he ponders on whether to give it, only to decide that he feels as lifeless as her tone would suggest.

    "You can reach?" Giyū asks, instead, and it's a true testament to her exhaustion that she only rolls her eyes at him, when she would ordinarily faux-cheerfully force him into a spar so she could spitefully bash him on the head.

    [Or: the modern AU where the demon slayers are kendo practitioners and the Pillars are representatives of their respective dojos at the National Kendo Club + Giyū, Shinobu and Obanai are the only seniors of a dying high school kendo club and need to trick the wide-eyed freshmen into joining, stat]

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    16 May 2020

  5. Rec 36

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    It’d been small things—lingering sidelong glances, the heat that sparked up his skin whenever Yuri brushed their fingers together, Byleth’s unconscious decision to sit perhaps a bit closer to Yuri than necessary. The tension built up until it felt like static in the air every time they locked eyes, even when Byleth was up in the tech booth and Yuri was onstage. It was simply impossible to miss the intensity in those violet eyes.

    And then they fucked in the tech booth after rehearsal.

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    20 Apr 2020