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    2020 has been a good year for dogs... More adoptions, more time spent with their humans.
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    We're a deathworld. They wouldn't invade us because our planet's so hostile to them they wouldn't survive it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecrusher Doc View Post
    2020 has been a good year for dogs... More adoptions, more time spent with their humans.
    Which means that 2021 may well be a bad year for dogs. The Dogs Trust (then called the National Canine Defence League) came up with "A dog is for life, not just for Christmas" in 1978 for a reason. They even revisited the slogan for the Lockdown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintRidley View Post
    We're a deathworld. They wouldn't invade us because our planet's so hostile to them they wouldn't survive it.
    Guys... maybe we are the dystopia...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard_Lizard View Post
    Guys... maybe we are the dystopia...
    "Maybe"?

    Gee, aren't you the optimist.


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    To be fair they're more likely to rebel against the cats sitting on them than the humans.
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    The war against the cats was lost long ago. If they fits, they sits. That is simply the way now.
    Let me posit a more terrifying scenario. The cats *directing* the Roombas. Beware the Roomba/Cat Alliance. They will overrun us with their adorable mechs in a day.

    On the upside once it's over the cats will realise they already were our bosses and life continues as normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblizz View Post
    "Maybe"?

    Gee, aren't you the optimist.

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    Ehh I'm all out of cynicism as of a couple of months ago. Really didn't plan for this much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berenger View Post
    My god that's amazing.
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    But Mommy, I want a real space alien invasion. Now I'm sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    But Mommy, I want a real space alien invasion. Now I'm sad.
    It's ok, maybe we'll get one next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard_Lizard View Post
    It's ok, maybe we'll get one next year.
    A year means a very long time.
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    But Mommy, I want a real space alien invasion. Now I'm sad.
    Okay, let me clarify something here.

    Do you want Space Aliens, or do you want a space alien invasion?

    There's a really, really important difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Muse View Post
    Okay, let me clarify something here.

    Do you want Space Aliens, or do you want a space alien invasion?

    There's a really, really important difference.
    Do I join the Genestealer cult or get eaten by it? These are the questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Muse View Post
    Okay, let me clarify something here.

    Do you want Space Aliens, or do you want a space alien invasion?

    There's a really, really important difference.
    Space Alien Invasion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    Space Alien Invasion.
    If I was an evil alien species looking for colonies this is exactly how I would do it. Repeat virus breakouts until the civilizations collapse and the species declines below being a military threat, then conquer the remaining few million to stick in zoos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tvtyrant View Post
    If I was an evil alien species looking for colonies this is exactly how I would do it. Repeat virus breakouts until the civilizations collapse and the species declines below being a military threat, then conquer the remaining few million to stick in zoos.
    Nah that sounds way too unrealistic... wait. wait. Dammit. Don't worry we have the lizard people to defend us, General Zark Muckerberg, Queen Elizardbeth, and of course me will unite to fight off the aliens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tvtyrant View Post
    Do I join the Genestealer cult or get eaten by it? These are the questions.
    I mean, I think the thought process with Genestealer cult is "both."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Muse View Post
    I mean, I think the thought process with Genestealer cult is "both."
    I fanfiction that away. I rather like the idea of human zergs as an alternative good ending to the Emperor coming back; Hive Cult Imperium being uncorruptable by Chaos and having built in SM alternatives in pureblood genestealers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tvtyrant View Post
    I fanfiction that away. I rather like the idea of human zergs as an alternative good ending to the Emperor coming back; Hive Cult Imperium being uncorruptable by Chaos and having built in SM alternatives in pureblood genestealers.
    Oh, I agree, I'm just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Muse View Post
    Oh, I agree, I'm just saying.
    I know the Hive Fleet comes and eats everyone, I just like the Genestealers as a separate thing. It actually gives a legit alternative (which is why it is of course vorboten.) Be an individual who might succumb to any number of things or become part of a hive mind that consumes your identity?

    Edit: I also have a fascination for Hiveminds, especially if it leaves individual personalities. It's either completely utopian or dystopian, never portrayed inbetween.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard_Lizard View Post
    They're waiting for a gap month without anything else in it. However it looks like no months are free up until March, next year.
    Oh man, "next year". Someone's gonna be surprised when the clock turns from 12:59 to 12:60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyndmyr View Post
    Oh man, "next year". Someone's gonna be surprised when the clock turns from 12:59 to 12:60.
    Actually considering it is currently March 187th, I would not be surprised at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard_Lizard View Post
    Guys... maybe we are the dystopia...
    Ah, f**k, where did I read this? Basically, there is an interesting SF story, where humans are the premier source for mercenaries because no other species managed to eff up that planet in such a way and is as aggressive and treacherous about anything they do.

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    Humans as the ideal space mercenaries -- I recall something like that in the book Killbird by Zach Hughes. But I suspect that idea is not unique to that one author.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecrusher Doc View Post
    Humans as the ideal space mercenaries -- I recall something like that in the book Killbird by Zach Hughes. But I suspect that idea is not unique to that one author.
    There's a tumblr post about this. Kinda. Less 'mercenary', more... super soldiers.

    (it's rather long, but it's worth the read I think)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalfTangible View Post
    There's a tumblr post about this. Kinda. Less 'mercenary', more... super soldiers.
    There's truth to that.

    I had to deal with all of that on sorta-kinda a professional level. When growing up, my country still had mandatory conscription, so I was trained as a field medic. I had the misfortune that after decades of peace, my country entered into a war, providing logistics and medical service to their allies, so it was off to the front. After my tour of duty, besides a regular civilian job in advertisement/IT, I volunteered for technical rescue service, which is basically the support unit for more specialized services like fire fighters and such. Beyond that, I got my hunting license, a thing that is quite hard in my country because you need to be half an animal doctor in the first place....

    Itīs a case of "you have to have witnessed it to believe it". In a sense, humans are anything but fragile. The level of damage and hurt a human body can sustain and still be alive ist simply just astonishing. Couple that with a brain that is capable of at least trying to solve the drawbacks of permanent injury.

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    I think they will do that the day we get the cure for corona :D
    we will be like "ok its gonne be fine" and one day later we will be like " oh $#@!"

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    Forget the Aliens; I'm surprised the earth's core is still magnetised with a year like this ongoing.
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    probably the day we get some sort of cure or vaccine for COVID ! we will be like ok we are good now ! and the aliens will be like are you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalfTangible View Post
    There's a tumblr post about this. Kinda. Less 'mercenary', more... super soldiers.

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    Thanks! I love it! it reminds me of the hitchhikers guide where the alien invasion was eaten by a small dog because of a difference in scale.
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