Continuing with my Humans are Space Orc’s thoughts, I was thinking about how children might interact with Aliens, especially small children who have yet to learn to speak in full sentences and then this monstrosity of an idea came to me;
Explaining everyday things to aliens would really be a trip. I just spent the last 40 minutes talking to my cat like she was actually responding and pretending I was doing something important. How do you even explain that? Like I’m an alpha predator that spends its time cooing at a smaller predator that I have adopted into my home and treat as a species equivalent to a child. How the fuck do you explain something like that??
I know a lot of the time we are considered space orcs or Australians
I love them
But like? Cats are weird, they are self domesticated and aren’t usually even considered ‘domesticated’ because most of the time they just walk into houses and the humans are like WELP ok. (How I got the cat currently on my lap)
But I laugh because some times these traits that are described in the tag sort of make me think of a cat and how you know cats can just be weird and humans don’t really know how to explain them???
So like imagine our humans just Being like cats to aliens. Like we just show up on ships or planets and we just start surviving.
The aliens just sort of…. allow it. It is for study purposes! Why go to a human territory when there is a human right there?
And humans as we are, we have this cool ability of assimilation. You know when you are learning a language and the best way you do is to go to a place and just surround yourself? Sort of force your brain to learn the language to survive? And if not we learn the social cues well enough to at least know what is going on.
But we also aren’t usually bad like residents. We are curious and adventurous. We like learning things and watching things work. We start to mimic their language and understand what noise means what and what a certain emotion looks like to them.
We are excellent hunters. We start figuring out how to kill what and what tastes good.
He happily learn their culture and get excited and bond with individuals.
We sort of just adopt into the culture.
We can still be dangerous and destructive but over all we are very independent in our actions and if we seek out others or go on our own it is in our own accord.
Some humans are shy, some are loud and talkative, some like interaction, some don’t.
It happens on ships and planets aliens don’t know how but sometimes you just Acquire a human.
They have weird behaviors you don’t always understand, sometimes they know and will tell you sometimes you have to look it up
Yourself but they don’t really understand you and are eager to learn or just don’t care. Sometimes your human is gone or they stay for as long as they live.
They are amazing crew mates and good friends, they come from their weird death planet and love to explore, sometimes you have to keep them on watch. Because they have no concern for safety. Sometimes they like to sit on the ship and watch controls.
Some are fluffy, or completely naked, or big or small, they have many different 'races’ as the planet has called. The are strange creatures from their strange planet that can some how fit with with almost anyone in the universe, happy to just be accepted, some get assigned…. and the few crews that wake up to a distress call and squire a human…. or if on a crash a human lands on your planet…