He should not have meddled with God’s Creation!
(once again) Coats‘s rule of storytelling #19: Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.
Aphelion again (seriously, read this damn comic)
I wanted the hive minds to be the good guys
Star Trek’s technobabble (they wrote “TECH,” by the way, not “SCIENCE”)
Sarah Talks to the coffee
Steven Pinker, my hero, and “the purity bias,” which is Dan-speak for the way our insular cortices process disgust, and make us feel as if things or ideas have been contaminated with evil in the same way a water supply might be contaminated by fecal matter. Look it up.
Assuming things have agency
Every rock and tree and creature has a voice, has a spirit, has a na~ame
What Lovecraft was getting at
Cthulhu does not care about us
Yeah, Bruce Willis! You’re an alpha male. You can solve our problems by blowing them up!
It’s called the Lunar Module. It’s for lunaring.