Some brief but interesting background info about the cites where the following English models come from, as knowledge is also beautiful…
Doncaster is in Yorkshire, an was founded about 1,900 years ago, beside a Roman fort. Candy factories opened in the 1800s, an a castle is nearby. In fact the famous chocolate biscuit-bar Kit-Kat was invented locally.
London is the capital of the United Kingdom, as was founded in 43 A.D as an international trading city - which it still is today, 2000 years later. It became the capital of England after the anglo-saxons reclaimed it in 927.
Kent is a county founded by the Jute anglo-saxon tribe and the Cantuci - a Celtic tribe from over 3000 years ago. Queen Anne Boleyn was born here. Kent is known as the garden county an has castle an a major seaport. Link
Liverpool was the worlds first truly international city, as its docks catered for global shipping on a grand scale. The Beatles pop-band originated here as did other bands. Two premiership football clubs are based here.
Sheffield is where modern steel production was founded in the 1800s, with stainless steel being invented here in 1771. Silverware is still made here. In this city originated famous bands like the Human League an Def Leppard.
Bath is a quaint city, which was named after a volcanic spring that was harnessed into a giant public bath house in 60 AD by the Roman empire. This city is considered very picturesque with quaint buildings an streets.
Essex was founded by the eastern Saxons over 1600 years ago. It is the home of Fords European research center, an the band Depeche Mode. The county has a modern city feel to it in the west an countryside to the east.
The “Newcastle” part of the hometown derives from it being the location of a ‘new castle’ in the 12th century. The “Lyme” section refers to the Forest of Lyme that covered the area with lime trees in the medieval period.
What if we’re the only species that get freaked out by the “uncanny,” what if that’s just a mammal thing and with the idea that inanimate objects that look like us “could” spontaneously come to life and try to kill us is something that only we even so much as think of.
A group of alien crew mates find this out the hard way by buying human Jane what they think is a nice gift; an old “china human shaped doll” with jet black hair, scarlet red lips, pale china face and paler glass eyes.
Granted it is “preloved” possibly was a child’s, it’s a little dirty and chipped, some kind of squiggle has been drawn on it’s face but human Jane so holds close her Earth “art pieces”. They believe this object resembling a innocent human young, though battered ,would make a good addition to her small collection.
They take it back to the ship with them and place " the thoughtful gift” on her cabinet by her bed in her quarters, this way she will see the “lovely” gift as soon as she enters her room. They all hide round the door in the room opposite to watch her gleeful surprise, human Jane likes surprises so they don’t wish to spoil it by just handing it to her.
After serval minuets Jane appears and makes her way to her room. The aliens huddle closer in anticipation of watching her reaction of joy. Jane walks into the room. She freezes. They huddle closer waiting for the signs of joy.
However serval minuets seem to go past. Jane doesn’t move a inch. She doesn’t even seem to be breathing. Wide eyed she is stands staring the doll straight in the eyes. Some how she seems to be even stiller than even the doll it’s self.
The aliens look at each other perplexed… Is this what these “dolls” are suppose to do? They could of swear they have seen human infants play happily with such things in the past! Does she not know what it is? Can she not see it is a toy human shaped ornamental model? Wait have they accidently given her a gift to signify insult or threat? …Do humans even have those? Maybe this doll was made to practise the odd human “ Stair at each other” contest or “Mr Summon says” game? ….Maybe she is so over joyed they “broke” her?
One of them gets fed up of waiting and decides to move it closer to Jane so she can get a better look, it at least might make her snap out of what he hopes is a joyful trance and get her to just take the silly thing.
To all of their shock the doll has merely twitched before Jane bolts out the door, lobbing her clip board device as hard as she can towards the human toy as she goes, she vanishes down the hall, her ear piecing scream still audible even when she’s long vanished and hallways away.
The group of witnessing aliens simply stand, completely and utterly perplexed…..
Character A is constantly getting compliments on their seemingly always perfect makeup and hair skills. Little do their admirers know, Character A is just a clever shape shifter who can’t tell an eyeliner brush from a beauty blender.