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Challenge #03148-H239: You and Your Hobbies

Humans live in a somewhat rustic colony, though they have contact with their Alliance friends and live happy lives. Some Havenworlders come down to study what life is like on worlds that have decided to eschew most technology, save for the very large, highly advanced, hospital kept well out of sight thanks to the treeline, though easy to access if needed.

Today, several individuals are making homemade soap and decided to show their Havenworlder tourists how such a thing was made in the historical past, from making the lye, to adding the fats and scents. -- Anon Guest

Everybody knows, on an intellectual level, that Humans are weird. Now and again, people need an empirical reminder of this fact. Such as: There are entire colonies dedicated to doing things "the old-fashioned way." This flies in the face of the concept of civilisation, where the primary goal was to get as far away as possible from the old-fashioned ways.

Many go there for holidays. A rare few -call them 'enthusiasts'- live there full time. They're happier earning their daily bread via the sweat of their brow. Though they do accept some modern conveniences. Such as a state-of-the-art medical facility with fast-flight ambulances and rapid comms devices to call them.

Rodd had come to visit a retired Human on his holidays. Done with exploring the universe, Human Gaz had commissioned a little cottage to get away from it all, and then they did. It was quite a thing to take a shuttle down to the planetary spaceport, and then a horse and buggy to Gaz's village. Gaz had advised him against the goat carts. In their words, "Those vicious little buggers'll have your hand off."

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Challenge #02911-G354: You Raided the Wrong Planet

A backwater, mudball of a planet that’s home to the galaxies 3rd best interstellar circus comes under attack! -- LatinoThor45

Five hundred years has changed a lot of things. Thousands of years in deep-time colonies has changed so very, very much more. The nature of Circus has evolved. There is no animal exploitation. The trained creatures present are holograms. Artificial intelligences carefully monitored by the CRC and the AI Alliance. They were not that smart, and carefully made to be so.

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Challenge #02901-G344: Vocal Gymnastics

The human spoke in a half-whisper as they were going through the jungle trying to skirt the edges of a hostile camp. Normally, they'd be 'kick backside and take names' but they were carrying a wounded havenworlder with them and could not risk their friend. Damnit, if only the life pod's transmitters had worked! No use for it, they knew where the rescue ship would be, but the hostiles were not going to make it easy.

Their friend then noticed the voice

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Challenge #02855-G298: You Don't Have to Learn -- Escla

Humans love music. They love to make it, they love to have it. It punctuates their lives, helps them focus, lifts their mood, and even lulls them to sleep. It permeates their cultures and can even entertain multitudes.

It can also be highly invasive, annoying, and a form of psychological warfare, and Humans know this. Especially Human Jo, who has been captured by enemy forces and is now one among many bargaining chips

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Challenge #02781-G224: Dear Employee...

If you really want to make a politician sweat write them a handwritten letter. I do this, (a) It's rare, and they are obliged to answer. But first of course they have to find someone who can read longhand, neat, correctly spelt, longhand. Which of course forces them to focus on the contents. -- Nonny the Mouse.

[AN: I'm sure I did something to this point somewhere before...]

People want to make politicians think. The problem with this is that the politicians

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