of intelligent life

So, I got tagged by @overwatchheroesimagines, so let’s do this.

1. What is your biggest fear?

Death.

2. Would you rather live in the heat or the cold?

I have no godamn clue cuz my state basically has both.

3. Which Hogwart’s house would you belong in?

Slytherin. I’m clever, cunning, and resourceful.

4. What country do you want to visit someday?

Germany or Australia.

5. Would you rather go into the future or the past?

I’d like the past, especially the 50’s/60’s. Good times!

6. Who’s your favorite actor/actress?

NOLAN NORTHHHH! (He plays Merasmus from TF2 and Richtofen from CoD Zombies)

7. Do you believe in intelligent life on other planets?

Eh, I don’t wanna stir up controversy.

8. What is one thing you can’t live without?

(tf2)

9. Would you explore an ancient ruin if you could?

For history, yes.

10. Describe a perfect day.

There is no perfect day.

11. What was the last movie you saw?

Suicide Squad!!!

Now, I nominate:
@shaman-howl, @rainboloser, @robot-scout, @juggergirl, @nightmare-neptune!

Was tagged by my brother @sergeantbelinski !!

1. What is your biggest fear?
- Abandonment

2. Would you rather live in the heat or the cold?
- Make it cold, I’d just dress warmer or set myself on fire if it gets serious

3. Which Hogwart’s house would you belong in?
-  I’m Hufflepuff

4. What country do you want to visit someday?
- Canada, specifically British Columbia, to see what all the fuss is about

5. Would you rather go into the future or the past?
- Past. 90s. Fuck yeah.

6. Who’s your favorite actor/actress?
- Tommy Wiseau

7. Do you believe in intelligent life on other planets?
- Of course, dude

8. What is one thing you can’t live without?
- Casper, my love! <3

9. Would you explore an ancient ruin if you could?
- Fuck yeah they got coins in there

10. Describe a perfect day.
- Gray outside but not depressingly so, probably a small amount of rain, all of it just enough to slow the world down a bit while I relax indoors

11. What was the last movie you saw?
- Star Trek Beyond

i tag @otomegod @deng-xiaopig @hermitarcanahacker @killa2 @sir-neep-scooter @pyrruby @ben-alexander-kishin @vompire @maski @angelchaolol @pekonyamas @deseda @anodvne @soleilmybae @munsaido @shydecidueye @monmouthghost @lethargicmedicine @homp @opeo

@everyone because there are a trillion of you lovely beans <3

So just do the prompt if you want to, fuck capitalism

Okay so here’s one of those rare gems of moments where retail is actually kind of okay. 

I’m gonna start by revealing the well-kept secret that I live in Ohio… in case all the buckeye references flew by you. And Ohio… is obsessed with space travel. I mean- it makes sense. We’ve got a couple astronauts in our history, there’s the National Aeronautics and Space Museum in Dayton, and on those quiet summer nights, where the sky is clear and the stars are twinkling in the distance, it is hard to not look up at the darkness and wonder if there is intelligent life out there. (Not here.)

Anyhow, all the fourth graders have a big space-related project around this time of year and this means that we, as craft retailers, have to be problem solvers. The number one problem is ‘oh gods, please tell me that you’re going to put a primer down on that styrofoam before you spray paint it.’

Because- you guessed it- everyone is making a damn solar system model. 

That is to say… their parents are making the solar system model. 

I was just finishing up explaining the use of a styrofoam primer and which spray paints are safe to use with styro to the mother of one ten-year-old when the mother of another ten-year-old rounds the corner looking desperate. 

“Is this a good paint for cardboard?”

It’s not. So I round her back to where her son and daughter are waiting and explain them what will work. She needs green, and there are three different kinds of greens. The mom holds them up and has her daughter choose. 

“Which one do you want for your face?”

I freeze because putting acrylic on your skin is a great way to get a rash. “Hold on, you’re not putting this on your skin, are you?”

“No, gosh no. We’re painting a box and putting the box on her head.”

Okay, I’m curious. “Can you explain what you’re making?”

The daughter chimes in. “We have to do a project for school and I’m gonna dress up like a alien!”

Instantly, I love this child. Not just because she considers dressing up as an alien to be an acceptable school project, but because she’s not leaving it to her mom to do all the work. 

So we talk for a minute about project stuff and she tells me that her brother is going to be the first man on Mars. Her brother is five. Her brother concurs- he is going to be the first man on Mars. Their mom tells me about the Neil Armstrong museum nearby. Like… this is a family of people excited about the future of space travel.

“Did you hear about those new planets,” I asked. 

The little girl starts jumping up and down. “Yes! Yes! Yes!”

Mom: “Can you remember what they said about the new planets?”

“They said…. they said that they can… uhhh… sustain life! There might be aliens!”

Mom: “Now, they said they can sustain life, but I think they also said that it isn’t very advanced life.”

The little girl looks off into space- contemplating this new information. She is formulating a very important thought. 

Very softly: “We get to be the aliens this time.”

I hate small talk. I wanna talk about atoms, death, aliens, sex, magic, intellect, the meaning of life, faraway galaxies, music that makes you feel different, memories, the lies you’ve told, your flaws, your favourite scents, your childhood, what keeps you up at night, your insecurities and fears. I like people with depth, who speak with emotion from a twisted mind. I don’t want to know ‘what’s up’.

All life on Earth uses oxygen, iron, and phosphorous - very reactive elements by galactic standards. It turns out we are the “acid blooded aliens” from the standpoint of another intelligent life form. Write about this from an aliens perspective.

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NASA fires back at Anonymous after the collective claims NASA is going to reveal alien life

  • Earlier this week, a viral video from an Anonymous-associated YouTube account falsely claimed that NASA is about to unveil intelligent alien life found in outer space.
  • Though we were skeptical of it from the very beginning, a NASA scientist just formally debunked the myth once and for all.
  • “Contrary to some reports, there’s no pending announcement from NASA regarding extraterrestrial life,” Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, tweeted on June 27. Read more (6/28/17)

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