Friday, November 2, 2012

Desert Ettin compared

This is an overview of the significant genes which distinguish the Desert Ettin from the Civet Norn. Another abstract of the ettin genome can be found at Alien's Creatures.

*The Desert Ettin does not have a fight or flight organ, or the genes associated with the fight or flight organ in norns, adrenalin does not increase their fear or anger. (Errata: Originally I had this as the Gonad organ.  Thank you, Grendel Man!)

*Anger and loneliness have no meaning to the Desert Ettin.  It decays instantaneously in their systems.

*The Desert Ettin's Central Nervous System is generally more sensitive to fluctuations in its drives. (Except hunger for starch).

*Genes associated with mating switch on at adult, not youth, as in norns.

*The Desert Ettin is born with more baby fat (glycogen, muscle tissue, adipose tissue), a higher concentration of antibody 1 and ettin nitrate, but without antibodies 3 - 7.

*The Desert Ettin does not have genes breaking down antigens 3 - 7 into antibodies and their side effects.  The Desert Ettin is only susceptible to antigens 0 - 2.

*The ettins possess neuroemitters making them crowded and fearful and giving them a shot of adrenalin in the presence of norns and grendels. Ettins have a more fearful response to grendels than norns do, but are even more scared of norns than they are of grendels!

Half life:

*Ettins have a higher half life of adipose tissue.
*The half life of arousal potential is almost doubled from Civets, up to 78 from 47.
**The half life of arousal potential in the Civets equates to 5.2 seconds, and the new value in the ettins is over 2.1 minutes.
*The unused chemicals 14, 44, 49, 50, 185 and 186 have had their half-lives set to 0.
*Alcohol's half-life is increased to 79 from 68.
**2.1 minutes instead of 28.1 seconds.
*The half lives of antigens 3- 7 and their corresponding antibodies have been set to 0.
*Coldness decays faster in ettins' bodies, in 8.6 seconds.
*The half-life of loneliness and anger has been set to 0, down from 64 and 65 respectively for the Civets.
*The half life of sex drive for the Ettins is almost doubled, up to 73 from 46.
**1.1 minutes, up from 5.2 seconds.

*Ettins are slightly more efficient at extracting amino acid and glucose from protein and starch.
*Ettins are slightly less efficient at converting glucose into glycogen.
*Fever toxin breaks down to cause stress and hotness.
*Antioxidant + CO and ATP Decoupler + Medicine One and ATP Decoupler + ATP and prostaglandin breakdown reactions are mutable, duplicable, and delete-able.
*After the youth life stage, stress reacts with the life chemical to deplete stress and shorten the lifespan.

*Ettins get more bored when they are disappointed.
*Ettins get crowded, not angry, when they are hit.
*Ettins do not get wounded when the hand slaps them, and suffer less fear and pain.
*Hitting others increases crowdedness (it decreases crowdedness for norns) and also increases fear.   Does nothing with anger.
*When they hit a wall, their reaction is to look at the wall, rather than retreat from the wall, as in norns.
*They do not recognise opposite sex tickles as creating arousal potential and reducing loneliness and crowdedness.
*They do not have the 'swearing lets off steam' gene.
*Doors and lifts give stimuli from babyhood.
*Getting a machine obliterates boredom and comfort and slightly reduces crowdedness.
*Being at home reduces fear and pain, as well as removing 'comfort' and making them slightly bored.
*Being hit has significantly less wounded attached to it.


*The Desert Ettin instinctively runs from norns when frightened.

*They know how to use lifts and dispensers from an earlier life stage.

*They run from grendels when crowded.

*They approach ettin home when scared.

*They instinctively get gadget when bored.

*They instinctively approach ettin home when tired.

*They instinctively drop gadgets when tired.

**These two probably work together.

*They instinctively both approach and run from grendels when afraid.

*They instinctively approach norns when crowded.

*They do not approach norn when lonely, or express themselves to norns when angry, or hit grendels when angry.

*They do not push lifts, machinery, buttons, toys or tools when bored.

Please find the full gene compare here.

If there are any errors or omissions, please let me know in the comments!


  1. Correction: Ettins are missing the Fight or Flight organ, not the Gonad. The Gonad controls breeding, and as such is present in all the creatures.

    1. Thanks for that - I must have gotten confused by the numbering. I've fixed it now in the main text.