i’ve been binging on “humans are weird/space orc” posts and i love them all and on the topic of humans being terrifying predators -
human response - especially among the youngsters of today with their extreme nihilism - to a problem is smash it/hit it/destroy it/kill it
“human steve the machine isn’t working” steve looks at i for a minute, fiddles with a cable “idk man, just hit it, it should work”
*sees a spider* SMASH “HUMAN why did you kill the spider??? it did nothing wrong??????” “don’t tell amy she’s a nature-fan, but i don’t like spiders in my room and i’m not gonna show it out politely”
alien overhears a conversation between two humans “the whole thing’s like broken five ways to hell” “throw it out the window.” “… yeah. sounds fair”
“what if i just…. whoosh” “if you just what, human lily?” “just whoosh. into the sun. would that be rad or what.” alien stares in mild horror at the species with no sense of self-preservation that still is somehow alive and thriving on a death world that gives them so many opportunities to be killed. which they seem to have a fascination with.