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About Breeding & Permababbies!
« on: November 11, 2020, 03:23:12 PM »


Now that your Phony is old enough, you may be experiencing an Empty Stable Syndrome because they're out all the time, doing constructive things and making a living. You may long for the time where they were big-eyed babbies, clueless and cute.
You are entertained by thoughts of a new babby that somewhat resembles your elder babby so that you can troll them by saying, "Look! I've replaced you with a younger and cuter version!"

We understand that. Let's put you on the path to having a new babbin that kinda looks like your old babbin.

❥ Breedings may be potentially obtained via events and event ceremonies
❥ Any combination of sexes (e.g M/F, F/F, M/M) is able to undergo gene-splicing to create Babbens, with M/F able to get it on for Newbabbens

❥ Each regular breeding involving BOTH parents of a regular strain (Earth/Unicorn/Pegasus) will have 3-4 Babbens, as determined by RNG on
- The maximum batch of 5 is only achievable through the official event ceremonies with RP requirements
❥ Regular breedings involving ONE parent of a rare strain (Flutter/Carousel/Mer/Alicorn) will have 2-3 Babbens, as determined by RNG on
- The max. batch of 4 is only achievable through the official event ceremonies with RP requirements - the rare DNA is too delicate to produce more!
❥ Regular breedings involving BOTH parents of a rare strain (Flutter/Carousel/Mer/Alicorn) will have 2-3 Babbens, as determined by RNG on
- The max. batch remains at 3 even through the official event ceremonies with RP requirements - all that delicate rare DNA! Breaking down...!!!

❥ The sexes, strains (e.g. Earth, Flutter), and inherited characteristics (e.g. colours, hair-types) and traits (including non-normative - e.g. Brush 'N' Grow, Twice-as-Fancy) of Babbens are primarily determined via RNG on, and then artist/colourist discretion.
- As part of ensuring balance (but largely 'cos Jun rolled 0 BnGs once but was too nice to let it stick), breedings involving traits not present on both parents and/or parents of different strains will likely have each strain/trait pass down to no more than 2/3 of a batch, nor less than 1 of each batch.
HOWEVER, when there is more than one non-normative trait involved in a breeding, there is NO GUARANTEE that any one trait will pass down - the more non-normative traits involved in a breeding, the less likely it is that all of the traits will be passed down.
- In the case of multi-generational breedings, there is a very rare possibility of a throwback to a previous generation at artist's discretion: this occurs most often with characteristics, but may also rarely happen with traits. However, it will almost never happen with strain, as it's all fun and games when your EarthxEarth Babben is a surprise Flutter, but we'll be facing lawsuits when your FlutterxFlutter Babben is a surprise Earth. In any case, throwbacks are a very rare occurrence at artist's discretion, so STRICTLY no requests!

❥ Babbies that result from propagation will either come out as Newbabbens or Blister Packs, collectively referred to as Babbens.
- Newbabbens only occur for M/F pairs who opt to get it on and undertake (a quick and easy) gestation and birth on the mare's part
- F/F, M/M, M/F pairs who opt for/are entered into gene-splicing, acquire Babbens via gene-splicing, and therefore obtain Blister Packs.
❥ Babbens may be considered your Phony's children, or merely half-clones or siblings, depending on your level of commitment-phobia.
❥ Babbens only grow from Newbabben/Blister Pack to Permababby unless specified.
- to become Old Enough, babbies will have to display the 5 Elements of Harmony and find their purpose in life.
...i.e., 6 complete RPs to gain their cutiemarks and grow to the unique lineart adult stage, as detailed below.

❥ Phony-parent owners may only keep ONE Babben each (and may opt not to keep any), and may gift or contest any others away.
- Phonyland heavily urges you to surrender a Babben or two for contesting away, especially if you are an event couple, as Babben contests are often a much-anticipated part of Phonyland events. Of course, if you'd rather not risk your precious babbens, by all means gift them to loved ones! We understand this protective instinct.
- If your generous hearts, however, heed our plea, the procedure is as such: you maintain FULL CONTROL over the contest, including writing up the contest itself, and judging. Phonyland will host your contest as a Phonyland event, but you will keep track of the entries and ultimately decide where your Babbens will go!


Re: Breeding & Permababbies
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2020, 03:28:23 PM »


:: Note about Babby Characteristics
❥ Unless specified, all Phonies are created with basically the same faculties unless deliberately manufactured otherwise - even your 'born' Newbabben is a techno-organic construct ultimately powered by nanites!
❥ Therefore, like all Phonies, Babbies have no unforeseen manufacturing variations (eg. characteristics such as blindness, deafness, synesthesia, deformed wings, etc. that have been asked about) unless they are reasonably passed down from previous generations which were deliberately manufactured as such - please keep this in mind when conceptualizing and RPing your Permababby!
❥ Of course, Phonies may do untoward things to themselves (like "spoil their eyes" or "play with toxic chemicals") and live with the consequences rather than opt for Phonyland's restorative nanite repair, but do note that non-genetic conditions will not pass on to future offspring

These are based on the animation and web-game's methods of earning cutie marks, so we're blaming all eccentricites on Hasbro...

NOTE: There is a Perma-growth cap of 2 growths per person per personal 12 month period.
(Each person's 12 month period begins with the drop-off of the growth, with the 2nd allowed growth submittable at any point of time within the 12 months. Once the 12 months are up, you may submit a new growth request to trigger the countdown again.
If you'd like to grow more than two Permababbies within 12 months, the Perma-growth RL$ package is an option (subject to our schedule) that does not count towards the Perma-growth cap. Elaboration here.)

5 RPs that can be as long or as short as you'd like involving any other (1 or more) Phony in the Directory (not owned by yourself, and in the fully optional best-case scenario, a different Phony for each RP) where your PermaBabby performs an act of...

...and Loyalty...

... respectively, which would in some mysterious way defined by Hasbro mean that they have mastered the Elements of Harmony and proven themselves a true Friend. Huh.
Finally, conclude your RP journey with one final RP, solo or otherwise and as long or short as you'd like, where your PermaBabby...

...finds its purpose in life!...

With these six RPs completed, your PermaBabby will miraculously grow into its Unique Lineart Adult Stage!
In about a week-to-3 months' time, depending on Jun's schedule. 8D;;


Just remember...
❥ Growing RPs must be in the context of Phonyland and My Little Phony canon to qualify as (a) growing RP(s). AU/non-canonical RPs will not be valid for growings.

❥ We understand that you have plans for your Babby and may be anxious as to how they grow up, and so, while ideally our vision of their growth should be determined at our discretion by their genetics/personality, we are happy for you to let us have a general idea of what you have in mind, and often accommodate suggestions. However, please be aware that Perma-growths are NOT meant to be a custom/semi-custom service!

❥ Specific requests for hair/pose/build can be very difficult to reconcile with your Phony's fake-B/C genetics, family gene distribution, and in cases even the very equinity of a Phony, making it increasingly hard to fit Perma-growths into our schedule. (e.g. skinny kid from squishy parents, all owners in clutch requesting hair inherited from one parent thus killing off the other parent's hair genes, hairstyles/poses that just don't work with Phony heads/bodies/physiology - Jun is sorry, he's just not that good! QAQ)
OK: "My Phony had short hair as a Babby but he grew his hair out." "My Phony keeps her hair short." "I sorta see pigtails but you don't have to do that if you don't want to." "I kinda like the thought of this (insert pics) but it's just a suggestion." You can see from these examples that you can pretty much get away with telling us exactly what you want as long as they are suggestions that you don't expect to be followed.
NOT OK: "Long to this specific point." "Short in this specific style." "I want him to stand in this specific pose." "His cutie mark is a supernova rainbow snowflake surrounded by opal hailstones over a Large Hadron Collider." "These specific requests are totally justified because ALL HIS LIFE HE HAS BEEN PREPARED FOR THIS MOMENT."

❥ Finally, please note: "throwbacks are a very rare occurrence at artist's discretion, so STRICTLY no requests!"

The problem with specific requests is that they may not work well for a variety of reasons, and we may not have the ability to go back and forth with you as to the reasons why they may not work. If they are suggestions, we can take them onboard or discard them as necessary for the Growth process! We love growing your Babbies, so do let us streamline this so we can grow MORE! FASTER! YOURS! Thank you for your cooperation, Phonyland LOVES YOU!

So you think you're a flake who'll crumble under the stress of six RPs?
Or you're simply too busy to ever sit down for more than three minutes of intensive typing?
Or your Permababby is just too cute and teeny for you to ever want to grow it up AMG?

But you still want your Permababby to be different from allll the other Permas?

Then this is the option for you! One single RP and your Permababby can have its very own one-of-a-kind CUTIE MARK!

All you have to do is execute 1 RP involving any other (1 or more) Phony in the Directory (not owned by yourself) with a mininum total of 500 words on your part where your Permababby

...finds its purpose in life!...

With this single RP completed, all of a sudden (read: when Maxx gets the time to do it)...


...and you'll never lose it at the next PTA meeting ever again!

Just remember...
❥ Yes! You can still RP your Permababby up to unique Adult lines via the formula in the previous section, minus the Purpose in Life RP! It will retain the Cutie Mark it has earned as a Babby.
❥ Just like growing RPs, the purpose-in-life RP must be in the context of Phonyland and My Little Phony canon to qualify. AU/non-canonical RPs will not be valid for Cutie Mark(s).
❥ Your Permababby's purpose in life should hopefully be related to its name in some way, though it is not strictly necessary. BUT the Cutie Mark must be related to its purpose in life.
❥ You can specify your Permababby's Cutie Mark, references and all, if desired, or you can leave it up to our interpretation. HOWEVER, please remember a Babby's rump does not have much space on it, so the Cutie Mark should be simple enough to fit comfortably on that teeny real estate, otherwise we will simplify provided Cutie Marks as necessary. Even so, please make sure that it isn't too general! (e.g. 1 lightning bolt - too general. Lightning bolt + stuff - okay. 2 lightning bolts - okay. Funny-looking lightning bolt - okay.)