Epic Gamer Disease

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  1. crumchy

    crumchy pet food taster Silver Donator

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    Name: Epic Gamer Disease, (no official taxon)


    Description: The epic gamer disease is perpetuated by a bacteria that crafts a fragile neural link between it and ocular neurons from within the stomach and intestines, and much like gut bacteria with food, it causes its host to crave and become addicted to blue light in the same way they would food.


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    Behavior: The bacteria’s main instinct is to perform its main function of reproduction and infection, which can be done via the digestion system, but other than that it’s just a bacteria and is incapable of making complex decisions.


    Tamability: Being a bacteria and not having a brain, it is impossible to tame the Epic Gamer Disease, and there is very little reason to weaponize it as its negative effects aren’t deadly.


    Where is it found?: The Epic Gamer Disease has not been released to the public yet and can only be found contained in petri dishes in Titan laboratories underneath Renaize facilities.


    Rarity: Manmade and as such is unable to be found in the wild.


    Diet/Method of gaining nutrients and energy: The Epic Gamer Disease bacteria has a chloroplast and mitochondria and as such can photosynthesize and produce energy from breaking down chemical compounds in the gut.


    Products?: No physical products other than its firing of dopamine up the nervous system if it detects blue light.


    Reproduction: The Epic Gamer Disease undergoes mitosis in order to reproduce and as such reproduces asexually.


    Size: Microscopic.


    Weight: Microscopic. Barely weighs anything.


    Lifespan: Each bacteria has a lifespan of about 12 hours.


    Abilities: After entering its hosts digestive system, the Epic Gamer Disease will craft neurological links between its hosts brain as well as the visual nerves within the primary visual cortex of the eye, which acts as an on-off switch regarding whether or not the cortex is perceiving blue light, such as from screens or harsh light. When “on,” the bacteria will shoot neurotransmitters up to the brain which cause it to rapidly produce the neurotransmitter of Dopamine and spread it throughout the brain, causing the host to feel great euphoria in the presence of blue light. When not in the presence of blue light, the Epic Gamer Disease lies dormant.


    Flaws: Extremely vulnerable to all sorts of antibiotics, its effects only last while in the gut and if the reproduction of Epic Gamer Disease in the gut is stopped then its effect of producing more dopamine in the presence of blue light ceases. There has to be nutrients in the gut for it to perform its main function otherwise the Epic Gamer Disease dies out, so the Epic Gamer Disease cannot survive within corpses. The Epic Gamer Disease is benign to species with abnormal brain structure as well as an absence of eyes.
     
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  2. Skid

    Skid God Incarnate Staff Member Community Monitor Diamond Donator

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    is this another joke app crumchy
     
  3. crumchy

    crumchy pet food taster Silver Donator

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    no
     
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    Good concept, but there's a glaring issue:
    How are the bacteria photosynthesizing if they're in your intestines?
    There's no light in there.
     
  5. crumchy

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    While the bacteria can photosynthesize because it has a chloroplast it only does so in extremely niche situations, such as in a last-ditch attempt to survive on a corpse in hopes that the corpse comes in contact with something that can be infected. Think of it as a leftover organelle from a distant bacteria ancestor. Its main source of fuel is from its mitochondria and the bacteria itself breaking down nutrients in the intestine, like e. coli.
     
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