Human: "Excuse me?"
Alliance Member: "Yes?"
Human: "I .. um.... kinda... messed up again."
Alliance Member: "Oh it's you.... OH! You didn't, please not again!?"
Human: "I really thought I could do it this time." The human held their broken arm and looked over at the trees that looked as though something large had just ripped through several of the small branches and leaves.
Alliance Member: "HOW many times do we have to tell you? Stop trying to get to the very top the branches are too thin!"
Human: "I know.. just... I thought I could make it this time."
Alliance Member: Face-palm!
Posts made by Daniandshali
Human: "Excuse me?"
Learning the hard way
Militant vegans, for years after she managed to escape their world, attempt to kidnap Harro, and later their children, and their grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to "pay for crimes against their world". Each time they try, they're stopped rather firmly and placed into prison. Good thing Harro, and their family, are quite fierce about self-defense and have a lot of defenders. The militant vegans, within their cells, and the ones from their homeworlds, both refuse to accept their "heros" have committed crimes and are prison for it, and that each kidnap attempt is going to wind each kidnapper into the prisons as well. It's hard to rehab those with such closed minds.
A tour group of several havenworlders, other galactics, and a few deathworlders were visiting an Emu farm and getting to pet the birds which were quite happily pecking pellets from open hands, visiting the young chicks, and seeing the hatchery. Then the humans grin, as a galactic mentions how gentle these birds are, and the humans tell of the Emu War, where these birds actually defeated the humans who want to war with them.
The ship's human is a former deregger still recovering from the horrors they endured. They often awakened in the middle of the night shaking and afraid. The companion liaison decided to do something about it and got the human a gift. A weighted blanket, and a soft, cuddly, comfort item that they, even though they were an adult, could cling to when they started to get lost in their own head. This fierce protector that helped the ship, and was an incredibly brilliant engineer, sometimes needed another's protection after all.
RE: All DMs have been here.
The Story Teller's Rant! -- yes this is my poem, heh,
(SLs are Story Lines – the Lament of the Gamer)
I must admit I'm in distress.
Oh yes, oh yes, I'm a mess.
Though this fault is not my own.
It is, instead, what you've done.
You beg me for SLs quite strong,
And so I write all day long.
So many stories quite complete
So many that they must compete.
Yet, still moaning, you refuse.
Gaming time you misuse.
Blame me, you will in distaste,
The game, you say has gone to waste.
So enough I say, boredom comes.
Yet along my games I hum.
You gripe and refuse to play along.
So cry to another don't sing that song.
I don't care so go away!
Let me have fun, let me play!
SLs you want, I will be bold.
Write them yourself I'm done.
RE: have a care, Dear Caller
I have spent several years taking that kind of abuse in call centers. I've been called every name in the book, sworn at, threatened with physical violence, threatened with rape, threatened with lawsuits, I've had people scream so loud that I have had to take off my headsets and you can hear them clear across the call center floor, etc.
Then, instead of having a supervisor who's supportive and you can lean on them when you're mentally frazzled, you get to have that ONE -censored- of a supervisor who treats you just as badly as the customers are treating you.
And then people wonder why there's such a high damn turnover rate in call centers, and why so many call center workers end up needing therapy or end up with mental health issues.
RE: Follow uo to /"Engagement approval feast"
Here, this is the story of "Approval Feast"
RE: Lillicoon's New Friend?
@InterNutter If you know the name of the posting, all you have to do is hit google and do Internutter "posting name here' " and then hit enter And the posting comes up quickly for you. That's what I do for some of the older stories that I really enjoyed. This will cut down on how much time it takes you to search for the story by a lot.
Lillicoon's New Friend?
I can't help it Internutter, I gotta see! Mr. Sunshine introduces Jay to his one, and only, true friend outside the Pax Humanis organization, Ms. Lilicoon. Her hands have healed quite a lot now and she keeps in regular contact with Sunshine and even has permission to visit his home on occasion, of course she always makes sure to ask first in case he's busy. Now that he's got a new student, and to show him that there's hope for even ones like them, he decides to invite her to lunch and have her meet the young man currently under his wing.
The other story to this is "Challenge #02612-G055: Befriending Sunshine
internutter (69)in #fiction • last year Where she had lunch with sunshine. But it's giving me the "Error Akimet has flagged your posting as SPAM" again each time I try to do a steamit link