While I can imagine you growing steadily tired of the questions related to interracial breeding, I think I might just indulge you with this one. You've mentioned on several occassions that it's possible from two parents from different species to give birth to offspring, but this carries little clarification as to the social significance of this act. Were the cultures of individual planets ready to accept interbreeding immediately after the Contact, or is there any bigotry persisting even now?
While randomly thinking about how dogs can't eat chocolate and other animals can't eat human food. It came to me that certain foods might be a problem to other sentient alien races. So are there any foods that one race can eat, but give bad reactions to others?
do other earth religions sand missionary to space like Mormons, christians, or *sigh* scientology? (it you thats still around) or just Rulerism
Essentially as long as your religion isn’t brazenly a sham (and sometimes if it is!) it’s always going to find followers somewhere. The only reason Rulerism is so popular is because it’s not really a set religion at all, it’s more a series of guidelines and a pact that says “Your Gods still exist, your ways are still valid, but all of your Gods are just different forms of The Ruler.”
Ok so we have Vodka. How about Rum? That was the drink of choice for earth explorers throughout our 15-17th centuries. How does that fare in space, or do you already have a similarly originated drink?
The sugar cane plant is involved in the making of the actual liquid, which is then stored in oak casks or barrels to ferment. This gives rum a distinct taste. Without these two plants, we can’t really have REAL rum!
Does everyone in the Universe sleep on ordinary flat beds, or are there species with such strange body shapes they need funny shaped beds? I guess excluding those who don't need beds at all, I mean some species probably stand up or hang.
is there differences between human and Nikitak Buddism
Essentially when the Nikitaks built a radio receiver large and high-tech enough to intercept signals from the far reaches of space, the first non-organic (ie, not a planet or other stellar body) signal they picked up was, in fact, a transmission of some of the religious texts of buddhism.
of course they didn’t initially know it was that, but they were aware it was in some kind of patterened code or language. since the texts were sent in several Earth languages they acted as a rosetta stone by which the Nikitaks were eventually able to decode their meaning. they didn’t realize until much later that the Buddha was an actual human from Earth, or that the transmissions were sent from another group of mortal beings. they just saw it as wisdom from the stars. so their interpretation of the texts is fairly similar, only it typically stars Nikitaks and Nikitichan animals and locations. they took most of the species/object/location names to be alternate words for things already existing on their own planet.
Consequently, a lot of Nikitaks make pilgrimages to Earth for the sake of their adopted religion. -icarus
This one's been eatin' at me a while - is Grey totally, completely blind, or does he see a big blur/fuzz/etc that he can't distinguish most things from? It just kinda clicked that he sees hallucinations despite not actually being able to see, hence the confusion. Or, am I just completely missing something?
hallucinations can come in the form of any of your senses. people get confused about that a lot for some reason, but hallucinations are not solely a visual thing. you can have auditory hallucinations (hearing voices, noises, music that isn’t there) tactile hallucinations (feeling things that aren’t there - bugs on/under the skin is a common example) olfactory hallucinations (smelling things that aren’t there) and although i haven’t heard of it, i imagine that just by logic there’d also have to be taste related hallucinations too.
essentially it’s not “oh no, something in my visual nerves/processing center of my brain went awry!” so much as it is “oh no, my senses are sensing things that are not there!” grey can’t see things, it’s true, so his hallucinations aren’t visual. but he can smell, feel and hear them. unfortunately since a comic is in a visual medium i can’t exactly draw a smell, know what i mean? so i tend to draw the hallucinations visually just to give people a frame of reference for what grey’s experiencing. you can always read the wiki article, though it’s rather long winded and chock full of medical jargon it does explain rather clearly that there’s more than just visual hallucinations :> -icarus
Did you have a lot of friends when you were little, and what games did you play back then?
The rules of “That’s Not How It Goes You Wuss” are fairly simple. Someone does something normal (like, say, walking down the stairs.) and the person to follow them goes “THAT’S NOT HOW IT GOES, YOU WUSS!” and then proceeds to attempt the same feat in a really self destructive manner (ie, rolling down the stairs or sliding down the banister on their feet).
I really can’t reccomend anyone play this game, it’s really just a race to see who gets injured in the most spectacularly stupid way.
Heya Hyo! Was looking for something different to try, so I was eyeing up the vodkas at my local liquor establishment. Cripes, that stuff is expensive! Has that changed at all since earth made contact? Or are the few earth brands I've seen you with still pretty pricey drinks?
Kyo are there any sentient species where the males carry the young like earth seahorses? I mean I guess you could instead think of it as 'the males produce eggs instead of sperm' it all depends on your perspective. Also what's more common in the galaxy- male dominated or female dominated or equal rights societies? Males being prettier/showier (fur or clothes) or females or both showing off? Do you think the spread of galactic society has changed any of these things?