Posted by 💤☁️ new lethal: narcolepsy ☁️💤

🌾 honey | g1
fringe (#32043)

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2019-12-17 19:18:07

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hi everyone! i'd like to preface this by saying that i am a professional-diagnosed narcoleptic, my mom has narcolepsy, and my grandfather has narcolepsy. (it runs in my family lol) just in case anybody was going to try to teach me about it-- i promise i know lol! also unless you are professionally diagnosed, please do not comment saying you have narcolepsy just because you're tired a lot. it's really disrespectful and offensive to those of us who suffer dramatically from this disorder. thank you <3

to start off, let me explain what narcolepsy is. using mayo clinic's description since it's very helpful and probably better written than i could do:

"Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep. People with narcolepsy often find it difficult to stay awake for long periods of time, regardless of the circumstances. Narcolepsy can cause serious disruptions in your daily routine. Sometimes, narcolepsy can be accompanied by a sudden loss of muscle tone (cataplexy), which can be triggered by strong emotion. Narcolepsy that occurs with cataplexy is called type 1 narcolepsy. Narcolepsy that occurs without cataplexy is known as type 2 narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a chronic condition for which there's no cure. However, medications and lifestyle changes can help you manage the symptoms. Support from others — family, friends, employers, teachers — can help you cope with narcolepsy."

in-game effects
narcolepsy is not lethal in humans or domesticated animals because of our advanced medicine and ability to keep pets safe from natural predators. however, an animal with narcolepsy in the wild would be very much at risk of injury or death. while the cub is still too young to leave the nest, there is no risk of harm, so a cub with the narcoleptic mutation would not die until 6 months (when cub normal stage starts on lioden.)

stat decreases
strength, speed, and stamina would be drastically lowered, as physical activity can be extremely difficult for those with narcolepsy. any kind of strong emotion or physical exertion can trigger sudden drowsiness. (this part doesn't apply to lioden, but even laughing can trigger a sleep attack in a narcoleptic!)

cub health notifications
upon birth: "Cub does not seem as active as their siblings. That's alright, perhaps they will liven up eventually."
2 months: "Cub sleeps twice as much as the other cubs their age. When Cub plays, they can only do so for a very short period of time before getting tired."
4 months: "Cub's mother is very worried about the future of her cub. Cub is lagging behind all the others and shows little interest in training or sparring with their siblings. Cub constantly complains about being tired, and sometimes is too exhausted to stay standing."
6 months: "Cub followed the other cubs on an adventure but did not return home. Cub fell asleep in an unsafe location and was killed by a predator."

unique mutation art
a cub with the narcolepsy mutation would have its own art, as well as just one stage, like other lethals. my first idea for the pose would be a cub lying down, similar to cleft palate, and either sleeping or dozing off (drooping eyelids.) my second idea for the pose would be a cub lying down and yawning, or yawning and stretching out its front legs like a cat does.

i am working on a mockup and will be adding it once it is complete!

This suggestion has 416 supports and 26 NO supports.

Edited on 17/12/19 @ 19:45:14 by 🌾 ho-ho-honey | g1 fringe (#32043)

🐀 Ken | [2nd Gen
Leonid] (#181564)

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Posted on
2019-12-17 19:20:02
support, i think it’s a neat idea!

the nudar spots
🧡🌻 (#102356)

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Posted on
2019-12-17 19:25:34
Sounds really nice :D It'd be an adorbs lineart too, I'd love to have this lethal for people who dislike graphic mutation/obvious pain. As someone who feels kind of bad seeing the other lethals bar a few this one would be perfect and its really realistic too. A+

monsume (pito) (#175785)

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Posted on
2019-12-17 19:36:01
this is a super cute idea :o

Lover~ (#183150)

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Posted on
2019-12-18 00:02:31
support, this would be an iteresting mutation to have!

sarcasm✨ (#115832)

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Posted on
2019-12-18 09:01:44

springflight {pie
breeder} (#84713)

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Posted on
2019-12-18 09:07:48
DEF supported!!! like i said in chat, if this wasn't a lethal then possibly as an adult they could have two different poses that change when you reload the page a could go from sleepy to sleeping!!

Filow (#64664)

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Posted on
2019-12-20 08:52:40
Cool idea! Maybe it could be like Deaf mutation? The lion would die randonmly between (for example, of course) 6 months to six years? Just a suggestion!

Nomu (#169279)

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Posted on
2019-12-22 13:38:50
This is such a cool idea! Definitely supporting ^-^

To Fall To
Earth|Hibiscus RSR (#51565)

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Posted on
2019-12-26 19:34:49
My only thing is I wouldn't make the lethality definitely at 6mo. I'd set between 6 mo and 2 yrs, about the time a lion would be regularly patrolling and hunting and no longer in the safety of the inner pride

Leto [Project] (#191108)

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Posted on
2020-01-07 17:18:08
Support! As someone who suffers from Narcolepsy, I'd like to see it represented in-game. I imagine this might also help raise awareness about the condition!

Casper (#196564)

King of the Jungle
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Posted on
2020-03-18 19:55:24
I really like this idea! I like the idea of it being more like Deafness where the lion can progress into adulthood. I think having adult lions with mutations / disabilities adds a lot of character to the pride, I would love to see some wholesome narcolepsy flavor text like what appears with Deaf lions

Kitkat <3 (#51341)

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Posted on
2020-03-25 20:29:14
Ooh, that's a really great idea! I agree that it shouldn't be guaranteed death at 6 months, but other than that, full support!

aloiria [2.2K g1
uneven] (#168423)

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Posted on
2020-04-02 15:02:08
I support. I actually do agree for it to be a lethal.

Having it as a lethal means it gets its own unique lineart, and im all for that. If it was similar to deaf where no changes to the lineart is made, it wouldn’t feel as impactful as the condition is. There could be separate lineart made for after 6M, but that’d take a ton of time.

(Im no expert, just going off of what is being said on the thread)

Constellation (#171733)

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Posted on
2020-04-19 01:15:30
Total support! This is such a great idea

Tawny_Tea [8/20 GB] (#199833)

Dreamboat of Ladies
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Posted on
2020-04-21 20:03:50
sounds interesting!