Alright. Here’s the second part of Day 2. I’m going to have fun with this one. Fo’ sho.
Day 2: Fusion, Part 2.
Yes, Final Fantasy fans, this is what you think it is.
Calm down, Dan. You aren’t as ancient as you think you are.
He’s probably disgruntled and hates his job, anyhow.
He might have lots of porn on his computer. This was ’98. I think that was bad back then?
You’d be surprised, Aya.
Please don’t foreshadow like that, Dan. I have bad memories of this place, anyhow.
Oh, GREAT! One of those characters!
I think he’s busy cybersexxin some seventeen year old.
Yes, quickly, minimize AIM and maximize SCIENCE.exe!
Oh, please no.
RETNAL BURN FEVER, BABY!
The plot thickens. What could this all be about?
Perhaps he’s heard about this?
You just had to ask this, didn’t you, Aya.
And now, presenting:
Klamp: Haha… You two have absolutely NO idea what the true mitochondria is like… DO YOU?! The mitochondria… possesses its own unique genetic code.
Aya: Its own…? Are you saying it’s a separate organism…?
Danny boy: …Kinda like a parasite or somethin’, huh?
Klamp: PARASITE?! That’s an interesting way of describing this most fascinating creature! WE cannot LIVE without the mitochondria…! Do you understand?! The mitochondria creates energy for us! Without it, we’re NOTHING! WE are HERE because the mitochondria ALLOWS us to be here…
Klamp: Our brain, for example… The brain functions due to the interation between axons and dendrites. This interaction is possible due to the energy the mitochondria provides.
Klamp: Did you know the mitochondria is capable of discharging 200,000 V of electricity? This not only pertains to electrical discharge, but also applies to heat energy as well.
Danny boy: Then the combustions from last night were…!!
Klamp: …For a human to burn and melt, 1600 degrees of heat must be generated. There are several hundred mitochondria present within a single cell… If all the mitochondria in the body begane functioning at the same time… a tremendous amount of energy would be generated and released. Melting a human into a puddle of fluid would be a simple task with so much energy…
Aya: So you’re saying that the “mitochondria” ignited these people?!
Danny boy: Professor, you may be right in that we need the mitochondria to live… But in the end, we’re just USING them for energy… right?
Klamp: Haha… You have NO idea. The mitochondria has control over an organism’s growth. Take this hand, for example. Before we’re born, the hand is merely a glob of flesh. But when cells between the fingers deteriorate, that’s when the fingers first form. When the cells which make up the body aren’t needed anymore, it receives a signal to die. This signal is initated by the mitochondria. When it is relayed, the genetic information in the nucleus is cut off and in essence, dies.
Klamp: The same can be said for “aging”. The mitochondria mutates 10 times faster than cells. Of course, this also applies to mutant forms of mitochondria as well. When too mant mutant mitochondria multiply, energy production level decreases… The decrease in energy production is associated with the “aging” process.
Klamp: So? Are you still stupid enough to say that WE are the higher species?
Danny boy: But you’re NOT saying that the mitochondria is doing all this “CONSCIOUSLY”, right?!
Klamp: When I said that the mitochondria could mutate 10 times faster than normal cells, I also meant that they could evolve at a rate 10 times faster… Since the beginning of creation, the mitochondria has been evolving at this rate. It’s no surprise if they possess a power beyond our cognition. No surprise at all…
Klamp: Let me tell you something. There was a scientist who tried to determine the mutation rate of the mitochondria. With this, the scientist wanted to establish a connection with human ancestry. In 1987, it was announced that the root of all humans can be traced to… a single woman in Africa. This finding was announced around the world. And with this, the mitochondrial theory spread like wildfire…
Klamp: … You know what they call the root of it all…? “Mitochondria Eve”. Splendid name… just incredible…!
This helped me pass..something in high school. Sure.
ogod, please still be there baby. Baby?
Don’t laugh at the computer nerd. He says more than Squall ever did. Dark angsty characters are HOT.
Yes, we spent ALL FREAKING DAY there with the science nerd.
Squashed his chances at the cybersexxin’.
What could this be about?
Baker: She had disappeared after last night’s incident and the concert was canceled, but people are still gathering at the stage. We must NOT let another massacre happen again! The concert is at the Central Park amphitheater.
Danny: Central Park?!
Aya: What is it, Daniel?
Daniel: Ben and Lorraine… They’re at that concert!
Baker: Daniel! We’re not through yet!
Awesome! Good job, Danny boy.
Let’s do this!
This is what happens when Danny boy gets angry!
I can totally do that in my car.
Let’s go get her, for Ben!
ogod, I hope I don’t die in there. I hear it’s scary at night.
Next update: Animal Abuse!
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