Amalgam Universe

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Challenge #03189-H280: Visual Aid

Sometimes, despite the CRC's best efforts, you have to be cruel to be kind. In this case, a person has been abusing themself and all therapies and medications are not helping much. So, instead, a non-sentient construct is made of the person so the person is forced to see, and hear, the pain inflicted as if to another person, and realize what it is they are doing, and find out WHY this is happening. -- Anon Guest

Humans are very strange. This is an agreed truth. Most species have biological or sociological reasons for doing what they do. Each Human comes pre-packaged with their own illogic and it can take a lot of effort to unriddle the gordian knot of what-ifs and becauses.

In the case of Deregger Rescues, it's even more difficult.

Human Zo was the quiet sort, but they were also self-destructive. Not taking care what she collided with and initiating verbal abuse against herself before anyone else could speak. She would work herself to exhaustion and drink herself into oblivion. It was becoming abundantly clear that none of the crew's appeals could reach her.

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Challenge #03188-H279: Calling it a Day

A human is having a very stressful day at work, one of their coworkers is small, fuzzy, and just got done with work. So the human asks if their coworker would sit with them and talk for a while to help alleviate the stress. -- Anon Guest

Life as a Human's Companion has all sorts of interesting angles. The best ones for the job are what they call "Tactilely Rewarding". Either soft and fluffy and pleasant to pet, or possessing smooth scales

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Challenge #03183-H274: That's Why a Duck

A geneticist looks into a way of splicing the good luck gene into bad-luckers. Using gene therapy as a way to try to turn around the lonely, painful, lives so many bad luckers are forced to exist within. -- Fighting Fit

The luck gene is a fickle, fickle beast. Some people get the worst luck whilst also being a living good luck charm for everyone around them. That's not the worst of it. Some are bad luck to a huge swathe of

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Challenge #03182-H273: Turnabout Refreshment

ryivhnn68 22 hours ago

There will be an equivalent to this happening somewhere where the humans are silently or otherwise freaking out when one of their new friends just goes ahead and chugs some industrial grade cleaner or fuel because it's a delicacy back where they're from XD

From the comments

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03129-h220-not-the-intended-use -- DaniAndShali

Human Zen had been trying to get the gluck off a part for an assembly. It was some pretty solid stuff, and necessitated

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Challenge #03181-H272: A Message in the Sands of Time

Log date (30/12/2142)

We are humanity, this may the last message you'll find. We are dying. It's been 7 months since the crimson star incident, a series of unfortunate events where several meteorological events wiping 70% of our technology across the solar system and a new pandemic killing four million in the first month. Thousand the months after. Those that survive are crippled, both mentally and physically. Thus we are initiating project Gemini. Humanity will split into two groups. The

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Challenge #03180-H271: Drab, Dull, and Dreary

The time the CRC got it wrong. The Humans were new to the Alliance and the CRC were trying to work things out. The room for the Human was grey, everything was so non-offensive it was nearly offensive by it. The Human felt themselves slowly going mad, they needed color, they needed vibrance! The CRC's assigned quarters for the Human liaison would need some serious fixes! -- DaniAndShali

So very many things changed upon being Ambassadored[1]. The cut of the work

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Challenge #03178-H269: Escape By Combi Van

They were beyond poor, living in a very overcrowded Deregger world. After escaping, they got a cushy job in the alliance due to their advanced skills in programming and engineering, something the bosses had barely paid for because they believed they owned everyone, therefore everyone owed them. Time made them rich, at least by Deregger standards. Now Time would help pay to get their family away from that place, then slowly be used to lay the foundations so all those that were

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Challenge #03177-H268: Attempting to Tip the Scales

Some of the highly militant vegans finds the Plant Life Colony Bubble and the few humans, also vegans, living in the food factory part of what's left of the colony. They insist that this can be fixed despite what the humans in the food factory try to explain, and learn the hard way WHY it can never be the way the humans had wished it to become.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-02932-h009-nature-s-not-nice -- Anon Guest

Determination is ordinarily an admirable trait.

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Challenge #03176-H267: Didn't Stand a Chance

She was a Lucker, a very strong one, but born in a Deregger polity. She was also very beautiful. As a beauty and a Lucker, she was forced against her will - purchased from her parents who were desperate for money - to marry the empire's CEO. However, using that luck, all his other wives and their children managed to escape into the gentle arms of the CRC. And within a few years, SHE ran the empire with him as his subordinate.

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Challenge #03173-H264: Error of their Ways

A Deregger empire decides to attack the Alliance and the CRC using every weapon they have at their disposal. They were determined to force the Alliance to start seeing things their way for once. They learn the hard way why that's a BAD idea. -- Lessons

War has changed. For one thing, it's a lot rarer. The field of defense has expanded itself to the point where offense is rendered next to moot. Nevertheless, there are those who insist on ignoring that

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Challenge #03172-H263: They Were Not Invited

The brutes arrange, and attend, a marriage.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-02828-g271-war-makes -- Anon Guest

It was one hell of a surprising wedding for the high society of Ladidah. Half the guests were heavily armed and on oath to keep the safeties on, "unless someone wants to flakk with us." That half was Bergeddin's Brutes, a rough, tough, order of space marines who activated when someone wanted the problem to no longer exist.

The other half was the high-class, high-ticket, high

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Challenge #03171-H262: Visiting Day

The Havenworlder writes their Human friend on occasion even knowing the kid cannot read well. And, as the child grew older, they sometimes visited to chat and the Havenworlder learned the safe hiking areas.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03094-h186-they-will-write-to-each-other -- Anon Guest

There is such a thing as an unequal relationship that is nevertheless wholesome and good. Such as the relationship between Poflid Leez, a fully-grown adult of her species, and Human Dru, aged four. A Havenworlder and a Deathworlder respectively,

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Challenge #03170-H261: Nothing Was Hurt

Human Lass has to mentally contend with the fact she's been eating the body parts of COGNISCENT beings and their pets, since she's been refusing all other foods, and the plants on this planet are almost all cogniscent. One has to imagine the mental collapse as she recognizes the pieces she had on her plate not long before, with the surgical procedures she just witnessed on the plant-beings.

Here's hoping therapists can heal a full mental collapse.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/

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Challenge #03169-H260: They Only Look Harmless

A researcher decides, out of curiosity, to see if it's just human adults that are dangerous, and how far back that 'dangerous' could be listed. Then they read the study of a human toddler named Pib, and research other human toddlers aboard other ships that employ adult humans. Let's just say the kill counts for the toddlers, and the description of what these kids did, caused the researcher to end up in therapy, terrified of human children.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/

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Challenge #03167-H258: It's Personal Protection

Humans get together to build an enormous, state-of-the-art, station with all the best defenses, and comforts, the universe has to offer. But it has a ton more classrooms than just for kids, and a lot of kitchens. What is the station? A huge cooking school where students, no matter who, or what, they are, can come, live in the dorms, and learn to prepare and serve foods from all over the alliance and beyond. -- Anon Guest

As far as space stations

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