I want a sci-fi encounter where the alien species has nothing akin to “sleep”, and it’s baffling.
And I don’t mean that as in it’s a Science Officer or Medical personnel either, but like a rookie navigator or intern weapons operative who’s making their first inter-planetary trip and going to work WITH HUMANS not just via telecommunications or stuff but like IN THE FLESH and is so stoked.
They get this feeling a few weeks into their mission or what-have you that they’re missing a big piece of the puzzle like, there are a LOT of humans on this ship, but xe didn’t realize it before because “all humans look alike” but hey no that’s definitely not the same maintenance officer who was handling the proton cores six hours ago what the fuck. Xe gets time off to rest and eat and be social (which is so hard with humans because they’re pheromone detectors are so weak and nnnngh) and then goes back to work in time to see them switching??? why do you have two people do the same job what???
Why do you keep opening your mouth like that at me is this a dominance stance are you insulting me I’m so confused oh my gosh
It’s not in the fucking manual holy shit Xe is so screwed coffee and laughter and hygiene are all included what the fuck
but it’s gotta be simple and easy and not hard but how do you ask your superiors you’re the rookie gosh this is not working out.
Finally little Rookie Alien makes a human “friend”, and knows then they go off duty for food and such so knowing that human is off work Xe waits until they’re off work too and goes to their compartment number and the computer lets them in
"I apologize for disturbing you, Ensign, but I… Ensign?"
Ensign is sitting at their computer, lights blipping, there’s a half-finished maintenance report flashing on the screen and a communication device is tossed on the floor and the Rookie says their name again softly and NO RESPONSE AND
ANKDJNDLNAIND SOUND THE ALARM RED ALERT LOCK DOWN PROTOCOL THERE’S A MURDERER THE ENSIGN IS DEAD I REPEAT THEY- HOLY DECARBONATION VECTORS YOU’RE ALIVE IT’S A MIRACLE why are you displaying aggression markers at me there are security officers no do not shout i is small podling i make mistake…
And I just… no wonder Molly didn’t like them going back to Hogwarts, because every freaking year Ron’s hand swings round to “mortal peril” and she almost never gets an explanation for that.
"But mum, it’s so safe!"
"You were in mortal peril more times in your first year than your father was in fifteen years at the Ministry, I don’t think ‘but it’s safe’ is going to cut the mustard, Ronald."
Okay so, where I live (Canada, Newfoundland) we have the smallest ponies.
And the biggest dogs
Here’s a size comparison for the Newfoundland dog
That is a full grown dog and pony together LOOK AT THAT!
Now if you don’t think that’s the greatest shit ever I don’t know what is!
I’m moving…BYE MOM