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    Written for the prompt: "A world where life is just wind stomachs and sandy joints, and the tide that can catch you unaware."

    "Note of the Translator : You will find here a transcription of the different markings our research team has been able to collect during their third expedition to the Surface. Those texts all date from the Pre-Hydropsam Era: they consisted, in their original form, of lines of varying depth and pattern inscribed in the layers of sand that cover our of area of investigation."

    This is a story about evolution.

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    Not that she was feeling rattled; no, it was more the unreality of what was happening: here she was, millions of miles from home, in ritual combat with an alien who she was finding increasingly fascinating—and okay, kind of hot?

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    Excerpt from the Abridged Transcripts of the 235th Interstellar Conference on Xenoarcheology and Xenoanthropology: Presentation on the Final-Era Religious Sects of the Toemma Star System: A New and Complete Translation of the First Stanza of the Void-Singers Religious Text

    Accessed with permissions from the Interstellar Society of Alien Studies, Earth Section

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    James Tiberius Kirk experiences substantial hardship throughout his existence. His challenges are compounded by his diverse xenology. He expresses these feelings through a series of letters to his mother.

    Greetings Mother.
    No.

    Dear Mom,
    So many times I’ve called out to you and you have never responded. These letters serve as an expression of my once desperate need for your guidance, your support, your love. My growth, despite your continued neglect, has manifested, undeterred by the chaos that is my life.

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    Bruce's PoV/Remix

    If speaking of the truth is too radical an abuse, then be charitable with your adversary, and at least tell half the truth.

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    An insect linguist discusses a case study in orchid linguistics and defends the concept of plant art, with an aside about wasp love poetry.

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    after seven years aboard a starship, jimin returns to earth to a marriage and a family on the brink of collapse. perhaps absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder.

    star trek! au

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    The Universal Translator is always there. Except when it isn't. Set early in the first season.

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    They have words for ‘certain,’ ‘speculation,’ ‘hope.’ They hardly ever use them. Verb tenses (indicated with sound tags, like English does with ‘ing’ or ‘ed’) mark off whether a thing didn’t happen, possibly happened, probably happened, was personally witnessed to have happened, reliably documented to have happened, logically must have happened, or is hoped to have happened. Future tense is not as elaborate, since none of that has happened. Although there are a fucking boatload of past tenses, at least it is consistent. No irregular verbs at all.

    This afternoon was all structural comparisons with Arcee. She says a sentence in English, then again in Cybertronix while I write it down. Then she checks the spelling. Then we would go through and gloss word by word.

    It rained recently.
    {Short term but undetermined time unit—past event} {Rain—certainty, logically must have happened} (evidence is implied)

    It might rain later.
    {Short term but undetermined time unit—future event} {Rain-possibility} {event calculated at non-zero}

    The rain was cold.
    {Short term but unspecified time unit—past event} {Rain-personally witnessed to have happened} {273.8 degrees kelvin}

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    “In our schoolfeeds we study a bunch of famous poets to get us cultured or whatever," Karkat explained. "Most of them are highbloods, which is bullshit. We don’t really get to hear about great lowblood poets of the past.”

    He spoke about Alternia as though it still existed. And something about that chafed against Dave’s heart.

     

    [If you recognize this story, it's because a very long time ago I posted it in a different account, under a different username, but then later I deleted all of my work for personal reasons. Now I'm at a different stage in my life and I want to revisit this piece. So here is my newly revised version.]

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    After an unpleasant, premature end to his pending engagement, Edward Brock travels to study at Miskatonic University in Arkham, Massachusetts. There he finds something highly unusual locked in his wardrobe.

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    The war doesn't end, and Krejjh gets captured a few days after deserting. A translator is called in.

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    Mikaela and Scorponok learn other couples also enjoy relaxing motorcycle trips through the desert.

    Written for the TF Rare Pairing Weekly Prompt Challenge: Mikaela/Scorponok - desert heat

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    The infirmary was a whirlwind of action. Arcee, Wheeljack, and the trainees were getting Ratchet’s space back into shape before he returned to duty. Carly had found a long, fluffy dust mop and was making enthusiastic use of it. Arcee and Epps were wiping down tables. June and Dr. Nomura were sorting cables by size and port compatibility. Wheeljack was doing something in cabinets. When Kim came in, he turned and pointed to her. “Good. I need a human.”

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    An expedition to Europa is about to land, and an alien forced from his home has nowhere to go.

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    Humans and Cardassians see a lot of things differently. But a good lover knows how to compromise. Set sometime in the first season.

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    Pain is always a subjective experience.

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    “Entirely unnecessary, I assure you,” Weyoun replied, keeping his gaze locked on Dukat even as two men began to search him. Something about it made Dukat feel uneasy -- almost as if he were the one being thoroughly patted down -- something in the Vorta’s almost imperceptible sway, back and forth, unblinking, like a coiled serpent. “Of course, I understand the need to be cautious. But the Dominion has no quarrel with Cardassia, and I can only hope that this show of goodwill demonstrates that.”

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    When Ex-Marine Dean Winchester gets dragged along with his scientist brother to an alien planet, he never imagined it could change everything he knew. Stuck in the midst of war, romance, and nature, Dean must figure out a way to keep everything he holds dear from turning to dust.

    (Shitty summary is shitty)

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    Language:
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