Month: February 2019

“Technically” Sentient: Chapter 13

This entry is part 13 of 20 in the series "Technically" Sentient

Faster-Than-Light travel was a bit of a misnomer, even if it was the term used for most means of interplanetary travel. While it was a commonly accepted name, it was also a commonly accepted fact that traveling faster than light was technically impossible. Accelerating any appreciable mass to the speed of light took so much…
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“Technically” Sentient: Chapter 12

This entry is part 12 of 20 in the series "Technically" Sentient

The path to the Indomitable Explorer was empty of . . . anyone, really. It would be relieving if Darren weren’t so damned heavy. She, Zarniac, and Tillantrius were all working together to guide the staggering oaf of a giant towards their ship. It wasn’t going well. He kept falling down, and when he fell…
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“Technically” Sentient: Chapter 11

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series "Technically" Sentient

Verdock spared Amonna one last glance, pitying her exhausted and battered form writhing with invisible rage, betrayal, and confusion inside the decontamination chamber, before he turned and walked away away. A heavy sigh escaped him, one clearly laden with regret. Security Drone ‘Machinator’ was waiting for him at the end of the hallway, optic sensor…
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They are Smol: Invasion of Earth: Chapter 5

This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

Really, all things considered, the first 24 hours were the worst. This is from both the perspective of the crew aboard The Three Stones but also all of Humanity; the dread weight of the problem just floating right above you hung around everyone’s neck, plunging them into the icy cold ocean of anxiety and despair.…
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“Technically” Sentient: Chapter 10

This entry is part 10 of 20 in the series "Technically" Sentient

Cas felt nothing. Which . . . was a surprise, because she certainly thought she should be feeling something. Then came a sort of fuzzy feeling, followed by a sensation of itching in places she was fairly certain didn’t exist. Her sensor feeds began trickling along again, slowly at first, slowly building up until her…
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They are Smol: Invasion of Earth – Chapter 4

This entry is part 4 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

First Contact Procedures, broadly, were meant to do three specific things:    (1) To ensure the safety and security of your home species    (2) To determine the intentions and capabilities of the discovered species    (3) To begin peaceful communications in a slow, deliberate way And since First Contact Procedures were the part of…
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