My contribution to the whole "humans in space" thing
So I’ve seen quite a few “humans in space” posts where the humans saved the ships crew from space pirates by being protective of their nonhuman comrades they bonded to, underestimated due to size and deceptive vulnerability, ability to read each others body language, etc.
But I don’t think I’ve seen one where the human is on the side of the pirates? Heck if I had to choose between joining the “galactic federation of keeping law and order in an interstellar fight against space crime” or ragged, mischief making, plundering space pirates who just want to have fun and go wherever they please I would choose the space pirates! Greedy humans with their happy go lucky, hold my beer attitude, “betcha we can outwarp those space-cops” would be fantastic space pirates.