A 10-post collection

Challenge #03619-I331: Pointless Action

[AN: Peakd is playing up for me at the moment, so have the whole thing]

Multiple Deregger polities attempt to sue the owners of Respite Station to try to forcefully get it shut down. And scream bloody murder when they fail. Then they try violent attacks to "prove their point." And are shocked, then scream bloody murder, when they fail. -- Lessons

Dereggers love the word 'free' so long as it doesn't factor in the price tag or the bill. Dereggers are free to work, free to spend, free to run up debts, and free to die anywhere they please[1]. They should never be free to leave despite the number of patriotic posters and stickers stating that as an option.

Which means that they absolutely HATE Respite Station with a fire comparable to a blue star.

The mighty forces of Greater Deregulation Lower South-Southwest have amassed to pursue justice. Translated for Galactics, they missed their "permanently indentured servants" and were willing to take them back by force.

They had the biggest ships, with the biggest guns, the heftiest missiles, and the biggest badaboom that Deregger Industry could provide. They had the capacity to "pacify" entire continents into a flat plane of glass.

Too bad for them that they were attacking a space station.

Fission and fusion weapons are almost useless in space. Any space station with an atom of sense will have shielding upon shielding as a defence against the normal radiation present. Some of the smarter ones have ways to absorb such for their own power. Therefore, setting off nukes had no effect whatsoever. The worst that happened was that the automatic stabilisers fired.

As for impact weapons... there's the Hungry Caterpillar.

Technology in the Alliance has largely rendered traditional battle methods moot.

If the attackers were dumb enough to try ramming Respite Station, their mighty fleet would have been literally taken apart. Chunk by Hungry Caterpillar'd chunk.

They did, however, try exhausting their batteries by blasting the station with plasma. Which had the same effect as the nukes - none.

Once the mighty fleet of Greater Deregulation Lower South-Southwest was dead in the water, the Alliance helpfully offered aid an assistance. Including free shelter, free food, free medical care, and free air.

They were very upset about that, but also had few alternatives. As one might expect, the CEO's aboard were glad to be repatriated, but the crew graciously refused.

Respite Station expects the second attempted attack any day now.

  1. Considering the extreme measures of Deregger lawkeepers, most workers die in a hail of bullets caused by said lawkeepers 'restraining' a perpetrator who was busy resisting arrest.

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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 #03080-H172: Defeating Monsters

There was a sign on the door. It read "Warning! Deathworlder story time! Humans inside!" Faintly, through the budget soundproofing, a cogniscent with good hearing could make out the wailing cry of an alarmed human larva. One with even better hearing would be able to make out the voices of other young humans, saying "It's OK, it's OK, it's not real, it's just a story. Right, Miss? It's not real, right???" -- Anon Guest

Fairy tales do not exist to tell children

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Challenge #02961-H038: Submitted For Your Approval... not all art is safe for all viewers. -- Anon Guest

[AN: Video link leads to the stage performance video of Shia LeBouff by Rob Cantor. Contains simulated, stylistic violence and references to same]

Media Flagging and Filtering is a never-ending job. What's "okay" for one culture is scandalously salacious for another. Even the face can be offensive if that face belongs to a certain gender[1]. There's a lot of churn in the "exposed

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Challenge #02822-G265: Comedy vs Offensensitivity

"Although your jokes are funny, please never say them again.” Upon hearing this the person suddenly began to laugh, just like how he began he stop. “Never.” The person formed a cheeky grin “though Jokes usually make people laugh, some don’t. But always have the same principal: leave you different than you first started.” “Jokes are supposed to make you laugh-“ the person wave their finger in front of my face “jokes like that is like eating ice cream: eat too

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Challenge #02747-G190: Just Get the Bleeper App

A: cak-likna!

B: did you just swear?

A: I don’t know I say something random when I’m in pain

B: try not to say that again

A: wait it was a swear word?! -- Anon Guest

Offensensitivity is a peculiar thing. What offends one group might be perfectly normal. It is wise for travellers to check to see what's taboo in areas they are planning to visit for extended lengths of time. It's always wise to find out what's rude

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Challenge #02544-F354: High Offensensitivity Rating

There was a cosplay event, the hotel didn't 'bother' catering for food or drink separately. Lunch Break! -- Anon Guest

Among the many mistakes the organisers made was to hold a high-nerditry event in an extremely non-nerdy city. On the other hand, the place was usefully central to all available modes of transport. The conservative citizens were busy holding protests near the main convention entrance and the hotel complex wished to deny to everyone else that they were holding host to weirdos

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Challenge #02348-F158: Adjustment Phase

A human gets scared and jumpy around anyone who is angry, and yes, I mean anyone. -- Anon Guest

Humans have a reputation. It isn't necessarily bad to be seen as one of the biggest, toughest, roughest marshmallows in the universe, but it's still a reputation. Being a Human and having a reputation for being both a savage warrior and a sweetly nurturing protector does certain things to a crowd. Ange rather liked it. It meant that people didn't get too close.

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Challenge #02230-F040: Radical Prototype

"I fail to see how crew members taking the offensensitivity warning I attached to myself as a joke or challenge is in any way my fault." -- Anon Guest

Human Kari tapped at the small pin. It was shaped like a fan, and mostly silver. The borders were thick and black and there was an ornamental scroll that had the words, Accidentally Offensive embossed into it. Presumably, those within range to read it would also be subject to Human Kari's... more colourful

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