Inspired by various tumblr posts about humans being the weird ones in alien relations.
what about boredom? Like how would aliens deal with the humans being bored, and their little ways of coping with it… Like tapping fingers on a desk, foot jiggling, pen clicking, whistling, humming, making a tune by banging a spoon against their cheek while waiting for food to be ready.
humans have so many weird things they do just to keep occupied, even for just a few seconds of boredom. how would another species perceive that?
🌧 Clear Skies or Rain? 🌕 Sun or Moon? 🔥 Snow or Fire? 🐉 Dragons or Aliens? 🦐 Shrimp or Keith? 🐝 Bees or Ladybugs? 🎧 Concerts or Plays? 😇 Fluff or Angst? 🐳 Whales or Dolphins? 🎨 Art or Writing? 🍪 Cookies or Candy? 📱Android or Apple? 💰Cops or Robbers? 🐺 Werewolves or Vampires?
😈 What’s the evilest thing you’ve ever done? 👻 If you died, who would you haunt first? 🔮 If you could, would you see the time and date of your death? 🌉 If you could go anywhere right now, all expenses paid, where would you go? ❄️ If you had elemental powers, which ones would you want and why? 🦊 If you were an animal, which one would you be and why? ☘️ Do you believe in luck? ⚔️ If you could meet any fictional character in person, who would it be? 👽 Do you believe in life outside of our universe?
Boredom is different nowadays. It’s about super-saturation, distraction, restlessness. I am often bored but it’s not for lack of options: a thousand TV channels, the bounty of Netflix, countless net radio stations, innumerable unlistened-to albums, unwatched DVDs and unread books, the maze-like archive of YouTube. Today’s boredom is not hungry, a response to deprivation; it is a loss of cultural appetite, in response to the surfeit of claims on your attention and time.
Simon Reynolds, Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past