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Challenge #03068-H160: We Agree With You

HAH! (Heavenworlders Against Humans!) stated as an small movement which mutated into an organisation that had only 3 "simple" demands/ goals

1 Rid Alliance space of humans

2 Restrict Greater (and lesser) Deregulations to their own space and strictly guard and monitor their borders

3 Return to the peace and safety that was pre Human Alliance.

the Alliance was at a loss as to what to do with this steadily growing absurdity, as Heavenworlders had never recorded instances of *rofanticising past civilizations.

*Rofanticise: the romanticised and fanticised way people look at past civilisations (living or dead), without taking into account the hardships, shortcomings, small mindedness, and general crappiness those ways of living or societies generally contained. see; 1940's/50's America, Hunter gatherer tribes, Ancient Rome, Ancient Norse, medieval Europe, Victorian England, and on and on and on.

(please note Rofanticise, Rofanticised and Rofanticising is a word group I came up with to describe this phenomenon, as simple romanticising and nostalgia did not adequately define what it is humans do, and i couldn't find any word that fit so i made one in urban dictionary to cover it.) -- Adam in Darwin

[AN: Rofanticise is a perfectly cromulent word. I fundorse it entirely]

"Back before things were ruined," they whine. "Back in my day..." or, "Things were better when..." Always beware those who long for an era they weren't an adult in. Those pining for a time long lost, when things were allegedly better because time has eroded many signs of the inherent flaws.

They don't actually miss the entire era. Just aspects of it. Chiefly, the aspect that they imagine would give them everything they believe they miss out on now. When they would take their rightful place by the alleged natural mechanics of the cosmos. Havenworlders against Humans is just the latest iteration of the phenomenon.

All civilisations have had things like it. Vocal groups protesting the loss of an advantage they never possessed, fighting to gain it 'back' without fully examining the downsides of everything they seek to restore[1]. Never at any time understanding that, in their goal era, there were those who longed for even simpler times, when things were easier for them. Hindsight may be twenty-twenty, but Nostalgia adds rose-coloured glasses.

The Havenworlders at Edge Trade Station were rowdy. Specifically, those who wanted to revoke Humanity's general acceptance into the Galactic Alliance and put Humans back onto the planets they had already 'infested'. It's language like that that lets a casual observer know that they're not welcoming all of the facts.

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Challenge #01572-D111: Sauce of the Issue

Someone re-introduces the 'tomato sauce sandwich' N.B. There is a difference between tomato sauce and tomato ketchup. -- Anon Guest

Security went on high alert whenever Shayde felt 'out of sorts'. The fact that there was a permanent Security Counsellor assigned near the Ambassador was merely an indicator that 'trouble-magnet' was her default state. This time, she was 'out of sorts' and displayed it by wandering aimlessly through the byways of Amalgam station.

Rael walked with her for one day during

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Challenge #01265-C170: Old Friends

When you were much younger there was a book, a show, a series that was Magic! You loved it, it lit up your life. Years later you find it again and the magic has gone and it's bland. But if you're lucky, you find it again. Sit down and re-visit and the Magic is still there. -- Knitnan

"I found it! It wasn't a dream!"

Uh oh... Mel sighed. "Let me guess. This is the thing you used to love once upon

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Nostalgia For Never Was

Remember all those sitcoms where people helped people out? The dream worlds like The Waltons or Leave It To Beaver? If a Neighbour was experiencing trouble, the whole neighbourhood pitched in to help.

I’m more convinced than every that it was just a dream. An impossible utopia that everyone pretends was real so they can say, “things were better when…”

In the real world, some busybody Neighbour would have reported the Cleavers to CPS because their kid

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