alright alright alright, @space-australians asked for some humans are space orcs re: adrenaline and tonight you shall receive because it’s 1:15 in the morning and my brain clearly does not believe in sleep!!!
After some time of observation, the Intergalactic Fleet happily welcomed the Terrans. While their uncontrollable pack-bonding instincts had caused some… incidents… they were mostly a boon. In dire straits, the flimsy little two-legged things proved themselves capable of surviving in any inhospitable climate and either pulling their comrades out of danger or summoning help for the danger even while suffering from their own grievous injuries.
So when Medical Chief Sylatn-Dra’xxort got to share an important dinner with a human called Commander Geralt O’Brien - a rarity, because the Fleet was generally segregated by breathing requirements and her people favored chlorine - she was very excited to pick his brain on how his species could go from “let’s put a knife on this cleaning bot and name it and promote it” to a facsimile of the Terran folk hero “Terminator” in a manner of seconds.
Thanks to the airflow manipulation technologies of the bird-like Aarkorysh people, Commander O’Brien’s voice was only slightly warped as he responded to her questions. “Well, obviously you know humans are full of hormones. When things get dire, say because of a tunnel collapse for example, there’s a hormone called adrenaline that gets released.”
Sylatn-Draxxort listened intently to O’Brien’s explanation of how this ‘adrenaline’ was in many ways a biological equivalent of a starship’s emergency lockdown mode. Terran psychologists called this state “Fight or Flight Mode” and while in such a state, a human might even be able to shrug off pain that would kill other organisms as their body was flooded with a veritable cocktail of substances that blocked pain while providing additional blood sugar to perform feats of strength that impressed even Golretzi soldiers.
“Now the problem with adrenaline is that it’s really only good for you in short bursts,” O’Brien continued, and took a sip from his glass of red liquid - another human curiosity, their fondness for substances toxic to other species with similar biology. “If a human is under that kind of stress for too long they start producing adrenaline and other stress hormones even when they’re out of danger. At that point, the constant elevated heartrate and stuff ends up becoming a medical issue.”
He smiled to himself while Sylatn-Draxxort took a few bites of her own meal. “Although on the other end of the spectrum you get adrenaline junkies who seek out that kind of reaction.”
The Medical Chief turned a few of her eyes back to look at the dark-skinned commander, who sounded fond. “Excuse me?”
“Yeah, we call them adrenaline junkies. These are the people who do a lot of base jumping and crazy ski jumps and stuff.”
“Yes, I recently read about a Sergeant injuring herself ‘skiing’ on Pyrhatsdis…”
O’Brien made a face of discomfort before laughing. “Yeah, I read that too. If I remember correctly, she got out with just a little concussion and some scrapes. I’ve had worse skiing injuries than that, though it was partly just because I didn’t do the straps right.”
“And people seek out the sorts of situations that cause this physiological reaction, even though too much of said reaction causes damage to your circulatory system?”
“I know, right?”
Sylatn-Draxxort reached out one of her many arms to take a sip of the cool mercury brew she was fond of while she considered how to respond to this politely. “How strange,” she said softly.
there were no flights leaving florida to the bahamas today
dan was spotted at the hotel at playlist just a couple hours ago
there is a party for playlist in orlando and it’s in a place called the bahamas
dan has been spotted there alone but it may be because phil decided to stay behind to upload the video and come later
someone tracked dan’s ip address and apparently he tweeted from a resort in orlando called the bahamas
one of the rooms in the hotel is called “the bahamas”
according to many youtubers on social media the annual playlist live party is being held in some bahama named place (dodie spoke a lot about it on her sc story
dan tweeted about this and he took pictures of his passport, which was clearly stamped at the bahamas
people say that there’s a place at universal that makes these fake stamps, there have been no matches
the stamp actually matches up to official bahamas stamps (as in the ones at the airport lol)
we also got a picture of his return flight info. it clearly says “3 days”, but he must’ve only been there for a couple hours. there have been theories that dan wrote that, but his handwriting is much messier.
he may have went there to work on a film
dan and phil have started following film producers who work on tv shows and make web videos. this may be related to the work that dan and phil were working on in march.
dan has said that he stayed in the bahamas for two hours
Genre/words: Angst, Future Smut/Mature scenes, Arranged Marriage! AU / 10k words
Summary: He is the successor of his family’s business empire, and you are the female heir of yours. After the trouble his older brother had created in the past, he now must face certain requirements needed for the sake of the family’s future and to save his rights of inheritance, and you become his only way out. Everything might seem so simple, just the way they are supposed to. But everything isn’t always what it seems, is it?
I’m still upset that mnet made the voting only for Koreans. You want the group to succeed internationally, don’t you? So why not give international fans the chance to vote?
I mean, they’ll succeed regardless, and I’ll still support them no matter who gets in, but still.
It’s so frustrating to just sit and watch my boys suffer and not be able to help them at all. 3 of my favorites were already eliminated, and while I doubt that if I could vote it would have helped much, it will at least make me feel a bit better knowing that I did everything I could…
It makes me enjoy the show a lot less than I wanted. I still enjoy it, but it would have been so much easier to watch if I could actually support my boys…