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Nothing (B2e35y7e/S1c2ace3an) is a rule by wwei23, based off a rule called Ocean (B2e35y/S1c2ace3an) by -4 Heavpoot and DigitalCross.

Because danny said wwei23 contributed nothing, wwei23 decided to literally name the rule "Nothing".

## Patterns

Due to its similarity to Ocean, it inherits many patterns from it.

### Still lives

Nothing has a few known still lives, the block, the snake, and the aircraft carrier.

### Oscillators

There are a few known oscillators, not based on a replicator or gun. The beacon is extendible.

Beacon: can be extended by adding more blocks to the ends.

Whirlpool:

Fountain (DigitalCross)/No u (Majestas32)

### Spaceships

Nothing has some small spaceships, one infinitely extendible in width.

Jellyfish:

Replicator-based spaceship

### Infinite growth patterns

#### The replicator

This replicator has an unusual mechanism.

Like almost all replicators and self-stretching wicks, it first splits into 2 copies of itself. Each copy then starts the reaction again. Here, the paths diverge. A normal replicator: As the replicating replicator splits again, they collide in the middle. There is a replicator on each end, but nothing is left in the middle. A logarithmic replicator: [Needs explanation] A self stretching wick: As the replicating replicator splits again, they collide in the middle. This time, a replicator is left in the middle. It is in sync with the copies at the end. This replicator: As the replicating replicator splits again, they collide in the middle. This time, a replicator is created in the middle, but unlike the previous case, it is ONE ENTIRE STEP OUT OF SYNC WITH THE REPLICATORS AT THE END!!! One step behind, to be specific. So, what happens when a replicating replicator collides with its 1-step-out-of-sync neighbor? Nothing is left behind. Like before, there are replicators left at the end.

#### Guns

There is a self-synthesizing gun made of two replicators one cell apart.

#### Puffers

There exist a large variety of puffers, the ones listed below have either less than four replicator lanes, are clean rakes, or do not use the replicator.

The repship has a puffer tagalong:

This is a single-replicator-lane puffer that appeared out of an explosion:

#### Rakes

Repships can interact to form puffers, and those puffers can be used with more repships to form rakes.

This is one of the simplest of said rakes. It is period 32.

There is a significantly more complicated rake, however, its output is period 16.

## Reactions

### Between a repship and a jellyfish

#### Creates replicator perpendicular to repship

Replicators parallel to repships don't really work well together.