Planet Earth (4,540,000,000BC - present) is a planet and biochemist. Known for its later work among hominids, Earth has worked for 4 billion years in biochemical engineering. Earth has been a major character in film, television and literature.
Early Life and Engineering Begginings
Planet Earth was concieved normally - born out of a cloud of dust and gas around the birth of a star - and had an uneventful early life. However, its position in the solar system soon marked Earth out for a more glorious future than its close, but less fortunate, siblings Mars and Venus. A mere billion years had passed when Earth started to exibit interest in biochemical engineering.
Early failures did nothing to dissuade it, and soon it was developing simple, hardy life forms - works that would outlast many of its later, grander but ultimately frailer creations. These simple organisms were criticised at the time as "childs-play", but their simplicity of design has led later critics to be more favourable.
Enlivened by its early attempts, Earth became more and more expressive and creative, and its skill in the field led from sucess to sucess - in another short billion years Earth had developed the structures for photosynthesis. From there, things moved fast for the young Earth, and only 1,000,000,000 years ago today, it had finished what is still heralded as its greatest - and certianly most inventive - creation. Mulitcellular life.
As soon as Earth entered the arena of multicellular developers, it was clear that it could hold its own not just in a galaxial, but a universal stage. Working primarily in the seas, where its work could flourish more unimpeded by the complexities of gravity and the challenges of breathing, Earth began experimenting with larger and larger animals, soon mastering the use of zygotes to maximise efficient developement and low-risk evolution.
Its first simple animals were developed 600,000,000 years ago - to clamourous praise from old and new critics alike - and this achievment was only overshadowed by the developement of complex animals, only 50 million years later.
At this point in its career, Earth was the target of several critical essays claiming that it not only was its 'evolution' is based upon the work of another creator, but - far more damning - that it was receaving outside help in its own developement from this other entity. These claims were quickly debunked, but the residue has hung over Earths career, and in recent millenia there have even been a growing number of organisations who take these essays as fundamental truths.
However, Earth continue showing little discouragement, and soon flew in the face of not only its old critics, but many of its loyal fans. Around 475,000,000BC, Earth started moving life onto land.
Earths first decision to take life out of the sea, and onto land, was almost universally damned. It was called a betrayer of its roots, and was accused of following popular conventions - something it had eschewed since its begginings. At first, only plants were given this opportunity, and it took a few hundred millenia for it to pull back enough of its fan-base to start dabbling in more challenging aspects of land-life. But, by 300,000,000BC, Earth was ready to unveil its range of land-ready, land-reproducing reptiles.
After land had been conquered, Earth went through a rough-patch - continuing to develop life, and never ceasing in its work, but receiving mixed or even critical reviews. It was not until 150,000,000 years later that Earth achieved the sorts of commercial success that it had enjoyed in its early days - with the developement of airborn animals.
Soon after that success, Earth came out with another - one that is recognised by many as one of its over-aweing achievements, and generally accepted as some of the best work of its career to date. Flowers. It enlivened all with a renewed sense of beauty and accomplishment, and though Earth produced little over the next few hundred millenia, flowers was such a success that it remained constantly in the spotlight.
In recent years, Earth developed a much more experimental range of life - and in 200,000BC, it stumbled upon one of its most controversial creations yet - sentience. The creation has led to much discussion, and there is a strong divide between those who say it was a good thing, and those who say it was bad. One thing that is sure however, is that in recent years Earth has found itself at odds with its creations. Earth claims that its original manuscript for sentience has been mis-adapted, and mis-read so many times that it is now entirely divorced from what it once called its own. It is beleived that the humans, the bearers of this gift, are in some degree to blame for Earths recent coldness and disinterest in further developement.
Friends claim that, mainly due to 'rising stess levels', Earth will be retiring, at least temporarily, from the creative stage. Life can expect a cessation of benifits for at least a few millenia. Benifits included a temperate climate, and the ozone layer.
Apart from its close circle of companions, Earth is not known to have ever had any but the sleightest relationship. It is beleived, however, that there may have been one fling, a few billion years ago, with Theia.
There has been much discusion over the true relationship between the two, but expert geographers and mathematicians have recently come to the agreement that it is likely that they are closely related. It is posited by many that a brief and early fling in Earth's early life, an explosive relationship with the mysterious Theia, led to the birth of the Moon. It is suggested that a premature delivery may explain why the Moon has felt the need to stay close to its parent body.
Venus has never fully recovered from a violent accident in its youth. It is not known whether this was abuse, or a genuine accident, and both Earth and Venus have reamined notably quiet on the subject.
Earth and Mars have had a turbulent, but never entirely alien relationship. They are known to drift closer together from time to time, but it is beleived that they have never quite regained the connectedness that they shared as dust in the developing solar system.
Though they have drifted apart, Earth continues to receive the benevolent interest of Sun. It is known that Sun aided the developement of Earth from a cloud of dust into the veritable menagerie it is today, and that Earth is still thankfull for its early influence. It is known, however, that Sun plans to "take the lot of the buggers down with me" when it finally dies. This has no doubt left a strain on the relationship.