Humans are Weird - Part 6
So I’m writing this right after an anon ask about if I’m continuing the series and they told me how much they liked it, so I’m assuming that other people too are enjoying this little thing. Anyways, enjoy this part!
The floor seemed to be vibrating. While a normal hum was common on a spaceship, the rhythmic vibrations seemed to shake each crewmember. Sil’keen, a young female Grangle, was currently begging Captain Zellnor to find the source of the racket.
“Please, Captain! Me and the other engineers are terrified! We’ve never heard a noise such as this, nor has the ship ever made such a strange vibration before!” She begged, clasping her furred paws together.
Captain Zellnor sighed, his scales a dark shade of orange. He was worried. “Yes. I’ll have-” he stopped as he eyed the crew. “Where are the humans?”
Xylion looked around frantically. Had the vibrations harmed the humans? He didn’t know much about them, but he knew enough about them to notice they were sensitive to certain things. What if this was one of them? What if- what if they were, dare he say it, dead?
Captain Zellnor looked to him. “Find them. Now.”
Xylion nodded, and hurried off towards their cabins as quickly as possible. As he neared Human Mason’s cabin, he felt the vibrations grow louder and he could hear the low beat of…something. Now, he was even more confused. What could that be?
When he reached the cabin door, he typed in the password and he watched as the door slid open. Immediately loud voices were slammed into him. The sound was terrifying. It was like being pushed back. Xylion felt his whole body begin to ache.
Human Jenny shook her head and touched a button on some weird device in the middle of the floor. “Mason, we are not listening to your stupid rap stuff anymore!”
“And your mix of Five Seconds of Summer, One Direction, and Megan Trainor is much better?” Human Isaac questioned, narrowing his eyes at her.
Human Jenny looked him dead in the eye as she pressed another button on the machine. The sound of a woman’s voice blasted out of it. She was singing something about ‘lips’ and ‘lying’, though Xylion couldn’t understand what it meant. Why did the two coincide?
“What are you doing?” He yelled, trying to make them hear him.
Human Fredrick glanced up. Hs mouth moved, but Xylion couldn’t hear him. Human Fredrick frowned before closing the book he was reading and walking over and pressing a button on it. The noise stopped.
“Hey!” Human Jenny cried, her eyes wide.
“Hey, Xylion. What’s up?” Human Fredrick asked, looking at him.
Xylion let out a breath. “What. The. Hell. Is. That?” He was so proud that he was using a human word.
Human Fredrick let out a nervous laugh. “Ah, that is music.”
“You do know what music is, right?” Human Isaac said, his eyes wide as he stared at him.
Xylion crossed his tentacles. “I know what music is, Human Isaac. That? That wasn’t music.”
Human Jenny stood up and crossed her arms. “That was music, Xylion. Good music.”
Xylion sighed. “Show me, then.”
Human Jenny smiled at him as she typed something into the machine. A song then began to play.
Xylion frowned at the lyrics. Why was this woman talking about gold and wanting to be like herself when she was already herself? It was confusing.
He shook his head. “I’m not into it.”
Human Jenny sighed. Human Isaac grinned. “Mason’s turn!”
Human Mason nodded, walking over to the machine and typing something in.
Xylion listened to the weird conversation between two men. That was definitely not music. He was about to state that when he heard a dude began to talk really fast. Did he say…Rap God? What in all of Galactia was rap? He knew what a god was, but a rap god?
He shook his head. “He doesn’t sound like the girl.”
“They’re different people, Xylion.” Human Isaac said, shaking his head in disappointment.
Human Isaac pointed at Human Fredrick. “It’s your turn.” He said, a wicked grin on his face.
Human Fredrick nodded as he typed something into it. Xylion listened to the sound of thunder and bells. He frowned. Was this music?
Suddenly, a voice began to sing. Xylion nodded. “This is actually pretty good. Just like back home.”
Human Isaac snickered. Xylion frowned. “What?”
He didn’t have to answer. Xylion heard it. The sound of sudden screaming. Instead of the smooth voice, he heard them yelling at him about ‘devils’ and ‘shoulder’s. Xylion almost screamed in fear.
Human Fredrick quickly turned it off. Human Isaac chuckled. “Alright, my turn, fellas.”
Xylion was terrified. What could Human Isaac be showing?
He immediately heard a voice talking. It was repeating ‘back’, and then it began talking about coffins. Xylion shook his head. “No, I don’t like it.”
Human Isaac sighed as he turned the music off. “You didn’t like any of that?”
“No! Who sung them?”
Human Jenny chuckled. "Mine was Me Too by Megan Trainor.”
“Mine was Rap God by Eminem.” Human Mason said, his voice showing no emotion, as the humans called it.
“Me, Myself, & Hyde by Ice Nine Kills.” Human Fredrick said, nodding to himself.
Human Isaac ran a hand through his curly hair. “Mine was Back from the Dead by Skillet.”
Xylion shook his head. “Those were all terrible.”
Human jenny shook her head. “You’re impossible to please, Xylion.”
Xylion shook his head, and then recalled something. “Say, why were you guys fighting over the songs? Don’t you all like them?”
Human Isaac laughed. “Puh-lease! Us humans are even harder to please than you, Xylion! No one likes the exact same music as someone else! There’s so much to choose from that it’s virtually impossible!”
“There’s more than just those songs?”
Human Jenny nodded. “Of course there is. Why wouldn’t there be?”
“You mean you don’t just have five different performers?”
“There’s thousands of bands and artists out there. I mean, I don’t even know all of them, and I am a music savvy.” Human Isaac said, shrugging.
Xylion nodded. “So you don’t even know all of your own music makers, and there are different ways to create music?”
HUman Fredrick nodded. “For example, Megan Trainor is classified as a pop singer slash songwriter, Eminem is classified as a hip hop slash rapper. Ice Nine Kills is classified as a Metalcore band. And Skillet is a Christian Rock band. There’s a lot more genres, like Country, Spanish, Punk, and Alternative, just to name a few. Music is very diverse on Earth.”
Xylion was about to answer when the sound of pounding feet was heard and Zellnor and Sil’keen appeared in the doorway. Xylion stood up and saluted his Captain. “Sir, it was just the humans listening to their music too loud.” He stated, looking to his superior.
Zellnor relaxed. “Thank goodness. Now, please listen to your music in a quieter volume, alright?”
The humans all nodded, and Human Fredrick typed something in, and a song began to play.
“What’s this one called?” Xylion asked.
The aliens listened to the song, and Xylion smiled. It was soothing, almost. It reminded him of his favorite performer back home.
Perhaps the humans weren’t very different from them after all.
I hope you enjoyed this little segment! Music taste. Such a different thing.
I think this is one of my more favorite parts, mainly because it gives me the chance to share some of my favorite songs with you all, while also creating a bride between the Aliens and Humans.
The next part should hopefully be up tomorrow, but I have *sigh* Summer school so I don’t know if I’ll be able to get it up. We’ll see.
Anyways, if you have any suggestions for another part, then go on ahead and either send me a message or comment them below!