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Humans Are Weird

I saw a post about introverted humans in Space and thought of this scenario:

Can you imagine the aliens bringing human companions on board and all of them are boisterous and loud and spilling their pack-bonding everywhere, except one?

“Introvert,” the humans whisper, and the aliens are confused because sweet stars, is it ill? Is it deficient? Is it going to die? Worse: is it going to get them all killed?

But, no. It speaks. Quietly and only when necessary, but it performs the formal greeting of “Friend” when crossing paths with crewmates, and answers all questions. It attends all meetings and functions and engagements, but it sits off to the side, sometimes reading, sometimes participating, sometimes observing. This observing causes some alarm among the aliens because is it hunting? Are they safe?

It even hides in the ventilation shafts - “For peace and quiet,” it says, when asked.

Queries are posed to the other humans: “What is “introvert”? Is it remedial? Will it infect us?“

“No,” the humans respond. “It’s normal. It’s just a trait some humans have. You’re perfectly safe.”

So the aliens continue on but it’s no unknown fact that everyone has a set of eyes on the introvert.

Pirates aren’t uncommon in these nebulae. They take anything of value: momentos, tech, food, and crew. Humans are a popular trade item on black markets - as companions, as toys, as food - and are literally worth their weight in credits.

The crew is subdued quickly, and the roster produced. The aliens fear for their humans, all eleven of them. But wait. Where’s the introvert?

It’s missing, and the pirate captain sends out five of his biggest to recover it.

The five don’t even make it to the cargo bay doors before the lights shut off. Bad news for the pirates who have bio-luminescent markings on their hides, particularly around their bare heads.

The glare of a fired photon pistol is their only warning. The number of glares matches the number of pirates, no more, no less. And when the lights come back up, there’s the introvert, sliding out of the ventilation shaft to stand in a lake of bio-luminescent blood with a supernova burning in its eyes.

It smiles at them and murmurs, “Friends” in its usual quiet tone as it cuts the captain free.

There is nothing but stunned awe as each crewmate greets in reply, “Friend.”

No, there truly is nothing wrong with their introverted human whose designation is Danielle, and even if there were, no one would change it. They very much like Danielle the way she is.

sun in the signs: the luminescent qualities of the sign, its radiance, its regal, royal quality, its need to be worshiped 
aries sun qualities must be worshiped for their greatness and triumphs 
taurus sun worshiped for beauty, creativity, and conservation 
gemini sun worshiped for the mind and intellectual qualities 
cancer sun worshiped for its creativity, empathy, and quality of dream
leo sun worshiped for its essence, artistry, and presence 
virgo sun worshiped for its skill, quality of mind, and technical talents 
libra sun worshiped for its grace, beauty, and sociability 
scorpio sun worshiped for its mystique, power, and emotion 
sagittarius sun worshiped for its knowledge, experience, and philosophy 
capricorn sun worshiped for its success, glory, and talent 
aquarius sun worshiped for its individuality, self expression, and altruism 
pisces sun worshiped for its vision, empathy, and creativity 

moon in the signs: increases the intuitive qualities of the sign’s expression
an ultra intuitive moon in aries 
a time sensitive, nature intuitive taurus moon
a telepathic gemini moon
a clairvoyant cancer moon 
a creative manifesting leo moon 
an intuitive virgo moon 
an interpersonally psychic libra moon 
a crystal gazer scorpio moon 
a prophetic sagittarius moon 
a time sensitive capricorn moon 
a telepathic aquarius moon 
a psychic pisces 

mercury in the signs: increases the quality of mind and calculation
mercury in aries: turns rapid movement into rapid thought 
mercury in taurus: cerebral creativity 
mercury in gemini: clever and mercurial 
mercury in cancer: emotionally intelligent 
mercury in leo: broadway light mind
mercury in virgo: technical intelligence 
mercury in libra: interpersonal intelligence 
mercury in scorpio: calculated curiosity 
mercury in sagittarius: mental adventurer 
mercury in capricorn: calculates dream
mercury in aquarius: mentally unusual 
mercury in pisces: thinks a dream

venus in the signs: increases the fun and flowery qualities of the sun
a childlike aries venus 
a creative taurus venus 
a socially harmonic gemini venus 
a poetic cancer venus 
a ravishing, loving leo venus 
a gesturing virgo venus 
a dancing libra venus 
an empathic scorpio venus 
an interested (in people) sagittarius venus 
a noble hearted capricorn venus 
a playful aquarius venus 
an ultra affectionate venus pisces 

mars in the signs: increases the potency and raw aggression of the qualities
rapid cycling mars in aries 
bull headed mars in taurus 
silver tongued mars in gemini 
scathingly reactive mars in cancer 
dramatically self centred mars in leo 
hurtfully critical mars in virgo
passive aggressive mars in libra 
confrontational mars in scorpio 
blunt to the point of pain mars in sagittarius 
cold hearted solo minded ambition mars in capricorn 
unforgiving detachment mars in aquarius 
psychic wounding mars in pisces

-C.

Humanity is so beautiful

So I learned two cool things about humans: 
Humans have stripes!
Human skin is overlaid with what dermatologists call Blaschko’s Lines, a pattern of stripes covering the body from head to toe. The stripes run up and down your arms and legs and hug your torso. You cannot see them without special equipment as the difference between the stripe cells and the non-stripes are too subtle for human eyes to pick up. You will also notice them at if something irritates the skin, as rashes and moles can form along these invisible lines.

Humans are bio-luminescent!
We glow in the dark. Natural chemical reactions in our cells let out some energy in the form of visible light. Unfortunately this light is very weak, about 1000 times weaker than the eye can see. Scientists still don’t know if there are animals capable of seeing this light in humans. 

So, it gave me an idea, and I will be writing something on it, but I’m also eager to see where others would go with the idea: what if humans met a race that could see our stripes, or our glow, or both! 
My take on the idea will involve the aliens adoring these glowing stripy creatures. Humans, meanwhile, are really confused about why these aliens find us so much more attractive than the more colourful creatures out there. Their compliments would confuse us. We literally cannot see what makes us beautiful to them. 

Anyone who wants to write this, feel free to go other places; love, hate, disgust, confusion. Any reaction from the humans, or aliens, can make a good story. 

when we came to earth the heavens designed us a special gift, an invisible energy source that would offer us secret assistance 

aries received a finely crafted and exquisite sword. it glows a ruby scarlet and its honourable to her only. it is not sharp nor deadly, but it gives her the inner courage and assertion to fight her battles despite feeling like a child being constantly berated by the world

taurus received an invisible set of headphones. they are rose pink and soft and silky, and she can put these on whenever the chaos on the world reaches its peak, when it begins to disturb her inner world, when her raw senses become too overloaded, she can go into a place of silence inside, she can turn on autopilot 

gemini received a tiny, flittering pixie crafted from the mind of hermes, she flies beside the gemini mind with a notebook quickly ascribing the gemini’s thoughts before they disappear into outer space. the notebook is then given to one of gemini’s personalities who wasn’t busy at the time so it can be remembered in future

cancer received a luminescent, delicate sea shell to wear around her neck and caress her heart, the water within this shell contains the spiritual dwelling of her supportive ancestors and guides, each who whisper her words of guidance through the sea shell, each message instantly reaching the heart its touching 

leo received a crown that never breaks or crumbles, even when she feels like she will. the crown glows a butterscotch caramel, crafted with divine royalty in mind, so that even in her darkest moments she can wear her crown and be reminded of her magnificence

virgo received a microscope that adapts into a kaleidoscope, perfect for their mutable nature, a microscope with divine contacts that conceive the spiritual harmony in all things, the microscope that envisages the solution before the problem 

libra received a sweet bottle of perfume that smells of venus cake batter, but it’s not for her, its her air freshener, a cosmic spritzer that harmonises her environment and dispels social disharmony, an aroma of peace 

scorpio received a piece of their own soul wrapped in golden parchment. this was to be accessed and acknowledged in moments of crisis. for the reminder of her immortality even when she is screaming out that she wants to die 

sagittarius received a compass pointing in the direction of their personal truth. it spins and turns, sends her on crusades then spins back around again, it keeps everything interesting, its her secret atlas 

capricorn received an intricate bracelet that is made of the same substance as saturn’s rings, so when she goes to feel her heart with her pulse, she is reminded of her golden blood, the bracelet moves like clockwork, so she always ‘knows’ the time 

aquarius received a telescope that can teleport the mind. when she is staring up at the stars at night, as she so often does, her mind can transit into the cosmos so she can hear their voices up close 

pisces received the greatest gift of all, her very own vessel adorned in glittering fairy lights, a vessel that she can board at any moment to sail freely into the spiritual seas, leaving the material world completely behind 

-C.