I’m writing this author’s note from my phone, which is difficult and also irritating. Thanks for reading. We’ll see you next week when Henri’s Sidestory begins.
That made me giggle.
Aww. The giant bird monsters need hugs! *hugs giant bird monsters from space* There, there, giant bird monsters.
Actually, giving it some thought, they’re actually “giant psychic extraterrestrial bird monsters with six eyes who fly around in a technically small spaceship and possibly play musical instruments which may or may not appear and sound similar to violins.”
Fiah are a surprisingly huggy species. They’re extremely gregarious, so touching and close proximity are comforting things for them, and they don’t have any of the awkward complicating factors that Humans do (i.e. sex organs, sex drives, age-old deep-seated religious influence telling them their bodies are bad, etc).
They also like to hug when they fight, and by “hug” I mean “grab with their huge wing-arms and crush using their horrifying upper body strength.” Haalha’s Protectors (police) are notorious for this; if you misbehave, they literally just pick you up and sort of aggressively hug (constrict) you until you’re all cuddled out (barely conscious because it’s getting increasingly hard to breathe).
Makes sense; it’s clear to me that what criminals really need are hugs. Nice, big, feathery hugs.
indubitably. I love cuddly alien monsters, they are a lot better than the scary ones.
The Fiah are much better than the titular aliens from the aliens franchise. For a start, Face-huggers are a metaphor for rape. ‘Nuff said, yeah?
Merde! I wish I hadn’t read that. I just bought a T-shirt with a face-hugger and the words “Free Hugs”. I thought it was amusing, but now that I know the metaphor I doubt I’ll be able to wear it. :/
I’m with Lumiere; this is friggin’ adorable.
Also, that’s pretty cool, subduing-by-constriction. If you don’t get incidental injuries (cracked ribs etc.) it’s a relatively nonviolent/nonharmful way to bring someone under control. Human police have used air chokes (chokes that put pressure on airways, as opposed to restricting blood flow or hitting pressure points) to the same purpose, but they’ve had to stop. Unfortunately, air-choking humans sometimes leaves them with cracked windpipes, which won’t kill them immediately but can strangle them to death overnight as the windpipe swells up. If fiah don’t have that kind of vulnerability, this fits into the whole fiah distaste for violence very neatly.
Makes sense! If their hugs are so dangerous, the fact that they’re trusting one another in their arms says a lot.
i love it!
Hugs of Legal Enforcement!
I want to see his hatchling desperately. I wonder what the
“incubation” time is on their eggs?
Hm. The humans really need to show the aliens music
Hiiiiiii I’ve recently posted on your Facebook Page my fanart (non-commerical). I drew Ethma, and maybe next time I’ll add Endi to my drawing list too :3
Anyway, please take a look on your Facebook Page ok?
I saw it! Very cute! Thanks!
Yayyyyy ^^ <3
I’m gonna call bear hugs diabolic hugs now… I am good at bear hugs XD
Fiah was spell checked into diabolical…
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