This is my 3000th post, and rather than have it go by without a passing glance, I will instead use it to help YOU, MY LOVELY FOLLOWERS, by giving you references for and tutorials on how to draw a whole lotta dicks.
Of course, wackiness ensues. Those fly researchers have a way better sense of humor than my current field. Especially in the way they name genes. Here are a few, with their explanations:
cheap date - flies are highly sensitive to alcohol amontillado - mutation prevents eggs from hatching (referencing “The Cask of Amontillado” … get it??) tinman - embryos have no heart hamlet - named for Hamlet’s “to be or not to be” soliloquy because it affects development of cells descended from the Drosophila IIB cells
Possibly the best, though, is “sonic hedgehog” - an inhibitor has been discovered and subsequently named robotnikinin.
Edit: Oh oh I forgot one! Ether-a-go-gois a gene that causes the flies to twitch like they’re go-go dancing when they’re exposed to ether.
Oh God, I love these names :D I wish genetists in our department or the one I’m in had such a sense of humor.
Lust: Something that I find attractive. Pride: Something that I like about myself. Sloth: Something that I dislike about myself. Envy: Something I wish I was better at. Gluttony: One of my favorite foods. Wrath: Something that gets me angry. Greed: Something I can’t get enough of.