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There was a spider in my room, one of those big-but-thin ones, and it turns out she was dragging along a little sac of eggs! She'd been carrying it along for a few days now. :D
I'll have to put her outside, though... If those eggs hatch, the amount of spiderlings will be overwhelming. I'll put her in a little shed I guess - there she can still be dry, and she may find a mosquito or two to eat.
I've always been fascinated by the first contact scenario of aliens. In nearly every depiction of it, including the golden records we sent to space, we say “we come in peace”. But does that give the right signal? If we know the word 'peace', we know the word 'war', which means we have actually encountered war in some way. That says a lot about humanity. It sounds like “I'm not a crook”, which is easy to interpret as a red flag saying you really are a crook. Because why else say such a thing?
Overanthropomorphisation in fiction
I recently played Detroit: Become Human. It started out great, but then the story fell apart. The androids were portrayed as entirely human, and again it turned into yet another racism story. In reality, the androids just wouldn't internally function like humans, and would therefore have completely different needs and values. It could have been an interesting take on sentience outside of humanity, but of course, it had to be ruined by anthropocentric beliefs.
For years now, I've been searching for a non-remake, non-sequel, non-reboot, non-prequel movie that's at least half-decent. I'm just no longer excited for upcoming movies, because I feel like they are getting bland and corporate, desperately trying to emulate Marvel's success. The worst thing, to me, is that almost everyone seems to love these kinds of movies, considering the tremendous praise they get. I guess I'll just have to wait for this trend to finally die.