BUT they do, in fact, do an awful lot of getting off~
Harry startled visibly, shaking off his deer in the headlights look and huffing quietly. Louis took a final, lingering glance along his scant frame, except the puppy chub at his hips, and then kept washing his hands with a faint sneer. He expected words, biting and sarcastic, as usual. Instead, he was met with silence. Confused, Louis turned back to him as he dried his hands, ready with a scathing remark. It died on his tongue. Harry’s eyes were locked, very deliberately, on his crotch. His crotch, which was still unzipped, and therefore dick on display. Oh fuck.
“My eyes are up here, Styles,” Louis growled, cheeks flushing despite himself as he reached to do up his fly.
“Leave it.” It rasped from Harry’s throat, thick and shaky. Louis froze, fingers cupping himself.
December 2553. Less than a year after the end of the Covenant War, a string of violent incidents continues to threaten the tenuous peace in human-held space, culminating in the assassination of UNSC fleet admiral Graselyn Tuwa and the abduction of her family. It is a provocation so outrageous that the Office of Naval Intelligence must retaliate swiftly and ferociously—but only after its operatives identify her killer and rescue the hostages.
This mission will be the first for homicide-detective-turned-ONI-operative Veta Lopis and her young team of Spartan-IIIs, and something feels wrong from the start.
The obvious suspect is an infamous Brute who leads the Keepers of the One Freedom, an ex-Covenant splinter group in fierce opposition to the UNSC. But Lopis and her team soon realise that the truth is much more insidious than they could ever have imagined, and with Fred-104, Kelly-087, and Linda-058 of Blue Team for combat support, they must stop a plan hatched in the bowels of the secret research station Argent Moon - a plan so sinister it could destroy all those still reeling from thirty years of intergalactic conflict…
When it comes to the Halo universe, is there a reason why the species names like Sangheili, Unggoy, Lekgolo, etc. are capitalized, while "human" isn't?
It affects more science fiction franchises than just Halo, including two pillars of the genre…
Wookie, Duros, Zabrak, Twi’lek… human
Vulcan, Klingon, Ferengi, Bajoran… human
…and Hugo and Nebula award winners like Benti by Nnedi Okorafor who is a terrific author and I love her short stories and you should read Benti; it’s not that long and it’s such a fresh take on sci fi because of the protagonist’s/author’s perspective and please please please read it
I don’t have a definitive answer for you on why, but my initial thought is that it helps identify the New Word to the reader, the same way a non-English word might be italicized. It lets the reader know that this word means something outside the bounds of our everyday English speaking.
And, of course, that comes from the perspective of an English speaker in which nouns are not capitalized unless they are proper nouns, which is not true of all languages.