Wilful Ignorance

A 8-post collection

Challenge #03331-I043: Overhead Lesson

Several families get together and the infants are happily playing. One Knomira sees several children waving their hands at each other, all of them are pre-verbal and only speaking "scribble", but it's like the parents know exactly what the kids want, and sign back as well as say aloud what the kids want and answering them. The Knomira, of course, throws a massive temper tantrum because these parents taught their pre-verbal children how to sign for basic needs instead of being "normal children" like hers and just crying and letting her figure it out. -- Anon Guest

The worst state of mind to exist in is the pure and solid belief that one knows everything. Especially everything that is right and correct. From such a high stance of morality, the rest of the world around them is simply made to be offensive and irritating.

Case in point, a very firmly Mrs Paumpateur out walking her children in their double stroller. This stroller was a work of art, just one millidu[1] below the maximum legal length, breadth and height for such things. The two children within, however, are definitely too large to be riding in it. She is currently steering it along the vehicle path simply because she can.

The playground she's headed towards is easily within running distance, but Mrs Paumpateur has installed safety locks on the harnesses. Even now, her precious young are squealing and struggling against their bonds.

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Challenge #03320-I032: The Thing About Patterns

The militant Viggins did as they said they would, and tried again, and again, to "make the perfect vegan world". And they failed again, and again, and again. After all, what was a home without PETS? And they failed time and time again. But each time alternatives were suggested, such as using bots instead of actual animals for pets, replica animals that didn't need food or water, simply recharged their batteries on sunlight, these suggestions were turned down. And each time, there

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Challenge #03276-BONUS002: Guilty of Air Pollution

A human knomira is burning a ton of incense in their room to "purify the air of toxins" because "bad smells carry miasma and miasma is illness!" They learn why that is NOT allowed aboard ships, or enclosed spaces like space stations. -- Anon Guest

Some people should never be trusted with a Travel Multipass. Even if they did have the finances to get one. Dumei was one of them. Worse, they were one of those people who thought 'extra perks' meant

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Challenge #03116-H207: I've Been Eating WHAT?

Heh, so it was requested it be made a prompt, who am I to say no? :-)

[Submitted picture which is now transcribed below:]

ryivhnn682: Lass deliberately sabotaged their own ship? o_O

bkf482: I can see it, they deliberately crashed their ship, but it wasn't damaged enough where they couldn't have just left. So they deliberately sabotaged their ship so it would look like their ship had been hurt a lot worse in the crash forcing them to stay there despite

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Challenge #03078-H170: The Inherent Hazards of Knomiras

Common sense is not that common, this most people know.

When you lack even that basic knowledge, it's sad how things can go.

They were listening to the instructions of the flight attendants as they had boarded their flight from the station. It was the usual routine safety instructions that all flights normally gave, and the usual "Here is what we do for this type of emergency" thing. Except, this time, a person scoffed, rolling their eyes, refusing to listen to a

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Challenge #02102-E278: Faint Praise

"Now look, you 'orrible little bastard, this is the last time I'm going to tell you: no more low gravity rugby in the cargo holds!" -- Anon Guest

"It's not like there's a lot of room to play it anywhere else," protested Human Dave.

"That," said Freighter Captain Jokk, "is not the problem, here. The problem here is you destabilizing my cargo hold with your horseplay."

"How can it be unstable? It's nul-grav. There's no balance to be had in zero gee.

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Challenge #02065-E241: Once Upon a Crusade

"There's no such thing as an elephant."

"Then you have some very big wolves on this planet." -- Anon Guest

"Just think about it for a psalm," said Sir Thakkis. "A beast as large as a peasant's hut, walking on legs as thick as trees, with a nose like a serpent and ears like cloaks? It's too ridiculous to live. And, Frog, I have to remind you that we are on a holy quest and your heretical words have no place."


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Challenge #01994-E170: Look Up

One of the last astronomers left on the planet after the Great Protectionism Act (the one that isolated the entire populous from anyone or anything beyond their home planet) goes on a quest to shut off all non-emergency service related power on the planet in order to show the people the beauty and worth of the the night sky. -- Anon Guest

With every great rise of knowledge and understanding, there is an equal and opposite fall into wilful ignorance. This is

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