Wednesday, April 30, 2014


It has just suddenly occurred to me that a picture per blog entry might be too much.  So while I'm overloaded with flood runoff and silt, I'll forget the picture today and see if my hits go up.

What overloads you? Pictures? Weather? Weird alien neighbors?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Blinded By The Light

Made with I assure you all, 
I would never use one of those, uh, things. I'd
use the switch or something . . .                          

Herr D made this picture for some contest. She IS a looker, but must be a little out-sized. I must say, I understand the sentiment behind it. He titled it "Shut Off That Stupid Light," and some of those men have been shining lights into the water, making a nuisance of themselves. They came and picked up all those odd eggs in a boat, talking about some kind of a ring and insulting each other. I'm guessing they were drinking again--what I heard made no sense.

How do you react to public disturbances? This one I just kind of watched till it was over.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Dance Off Star

"This is a shot from round 27 of a local dance-off. Zobey makes a twisting thirty-foot 'jetais' toward the next glowing panel. Zobey is one of a three-armed, three-legged, three-eyed, three-gendered species. They always do well in these competitions--the name doesn't translate well, but it's essentially like 'Dance, Dance, Revolution' in a free-form, basketball-court-sized stadium.

The light bill per round could run a city block for a day."

I must say, Herr D did a very good likeness of this particular photo. I fuzzed it enough that he had to guess at color. Ironically he did better at color than shape of the skull--Herr D went for a more twisty shape instead of gnarled and knobbly. I'd have to put that down as artistic license, because it fits thematically. The calculations for electricity were to the nearest ten megawatts by my calculations, and the stadium and sport description were compared by he and I. Some panel numbers are differentiated by ultraviolet, which wouldn't show anyway with this medium.

I gotta know, are there any sports heroes that AREN'T celebrated on the net? It looks like they're pretty well covered. Is there anything you think should be all over the net that isn't? I'd like to see more emotional issue polls concerning art. How about you?

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dangerous Curves

Herr D made this background in hm3. He 
said that it was easy. --Hairy Deewon       

Weather patterns are a lot more varied than tides and silting. Rainbows are a good thing. Of course, if you saw an underwater rainbow, that would be bad--

References to your location.

Oh, come on! Check your specs. That wasn't specific at all. I'm preparing a question.
What's the worst time any of you had to deal with an exception or reversal? Like: 
Everyone likes strawberries, but you're allergic.
The group deserves to be in your cell phone plan, but one member is Amish.
It's Valentine's Day tomorrow, but the office party arranger just started a divorce.

Friday, April 25, 2014

What's Your Canvas?

Herr D made this on I gotta say,
I've always found things like that tiny dessert fork
irritating. --Hairy Deewon                                            

Herr D delivered a rant to me this morning, and I was somewhat surprised. He's usually of good humor. I'm still not even sure what he was mad about. . . . yeah, okay? Trawling through his artwork, I couldn't resist this one. Here's this guy, enthused about this new tattoo on his back, and the first emotional reaction is a disgusted face from a nearby woman seeing his chest. Clearly an example of beauty NOT being in the eyes of the person beholding the wrong thing. Sort of a Zen audience.

Does irrelevancy make any of you mad? I can't think of a single example. There's just so much of this world to be interested in, I have trouble imagining much irrelevance. Some of you probably have no idea how rich your conglomeration of cultures are or how incredibly varied your modes of expression are. Herr D has worked in seven different media with reasonable success. Speaking from experience, underwater species tend not to develop artistic painting, paper crafts, or do gourmet plating or food decoration--

Explicit reference to alien origin. Please reword.

Oh, yeah. Thanks, Shelob. Uh . . . obviously there couldn't be the same type of artwork developed by -uh- people . . .  if they lived underwater or inside solid matter. Obviously underwater species could not possibly have much in the way of paper, and intramatter species couldn't have fragile media, like the--

You are under explicit instructions not to discuss those particulars until further notice.

Stupid gag order. Right. Thanks, Shelob. I've always been a sculpt / carve kind of guy: how 'bout you all?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I Got An Niche

Herr D depicted his reaction to Playbeing.
In reality, it happened over the net. --And
I'm pretty sure he doesn't own a blue suit.

I've been reading about niche marketing in an attempt to understand more about why no one has been answering my questions. I can't provide any financial compensation at this time for participation, but perhaps I could address a theme of your choice?

I've been asking questions on the topics of my choice--what would YOU like me to talk about, ask about?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kicking And Screaming For A Better Tomorrow

Political cartoon by Herr D using heromachine.
He says is a good place for
making those. --Hairy Deewon                          

I have to say, as a relatively non-political animal, that the United States' version of democracy is pretty good for beginners. Government design isn't the easiest sort of thing, but you all are doing fairly well. All that squabbling obviously does become a bother sometimes . . . I'm not aware of any other system anywhere that allows an argument to be won by wasting everyone's time! Filibustering, when I first read about it, struck me as an idea your Dr. Seuss must have brought in as new business.

What struck you as the most pointless time-wasting argument you've ever heard? For me it's between whether a certain purple doll had an unpopular sexual orientation or whether a certain television show was racist for possibly not using quotas to determine ratios for their 'undead' extras.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Arboreal Gothic

Herr D titled this piece of his 'Apocalyptic Growth 
Of Man,' but I think 'Arboreal Gothic' makes a much
better title. He retains all rights to this parody. I've
obtained permission to reprint it.  I'm pretty sure the 
only mobile plant species that eat humanoids have
orange blooms, but hey--not bad!--Hairy Deewon

I've been reading about livestock practices and how people are outraged about how some animals suffer during being raised, housed, prepped for slaughter, slaughtered, etc. Okay, well, here's some questions: How much would prices go up if you built habitats, petting zoos, etc. for the animals and tended them in a less compact and artificially industrial fashion? I mean, that IS generally the reason humans compact and mechanize things, right? How much more expensive would it be to eat? How inconvenient would it be for any other reason? I mean, social conscience is nice and all, but if your own species' poor can't always afford to eat, don't you need to solve that problem first?

I know it sounds specist, but charity always starts at home. The reason is not that charity CAN'T start away from home--the reason is that charity starts at home or it isn't genuine.

Does anyone out there actually KNOW the answer to these questions?

Monday, April 21, 2014

World Wide Web

Herr D approximated this future scene from descript-
ions from me. They weren't true arachnids, because 
they had only partial exoskeletons layered with endo-
skeleton layers (lots lighter.) Universal Biologic has 
the originals. Oh--and there's no need to worry. Their
civilization doesn't happen for a few million years yet.

Ever think about the future? Some of us "have some pretty good ideas about the general scheme of things to come." The specifics, though, I can't get right. Do any of you do really well on the stock market, for example?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pretty Shells, But Not From Here . . .

I made this myself because Herr D said he needed a holiday.

Something very strange is going on. Some of those men came back? On a boat. They did some odd things and left. Later I found these really odd eggs on a mossier part of the bottom. I managed to send Herr D a picture, and he said they weren't fish eggs at all, but BIRD eggs. A bird that lays eggs to sink to the bottom of a waterway is rare enough I might have shared it with Universal Biologic when I worked for them.

Have you ever looked back on a job you once had from the point of view that you could do better now?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Name On The Moon

Herr D developed this harvest moon picture on He says it's prettier closer to
sunset.  --Hairy Deewon                                       .

Some of you must have thought about how many names you have for moon stuff. There's a harvest moon [illustrated above,] blood moon, blue moon, etc. There's a name for every phase of moon revolution and kind of eclipse. 
My research suggests that this level of detail is humanity's way of dealing with having only one moon. If there were six moons, for example, there would probably be fewer terms. I'm pretty sure about this because apparently Eskimos have lots of names for types of snow, car enthusiasts learn lots of make and model names, etc.
What are YOU focused on that few others are? I'm not finding one thing that I want to know more about than those around me. I'm finding I want to 'trade' knowledge about everything . . . is that common too?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Distant Diva

Herr D's attempt to represent Glubbie isn't  bad,
just doesn't do her legs justice. Her species also 
doesn't normally wear so much or swim 'upright.'

Celebrities exist everywhere, along with the paparazzi, backstage Thimbacas, [TRANSLATION ERROR: RECONFIGURE?] fans, industry flunkies, etc. A woman in the 1980's told me that she had no idea why she was attracted to Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, since she didn't like his kind of music and found his face less than handsome. I told her that I understood and that I like the look of blue hide even though it's a very unhealthy color for human skin to be. Somehow I don't think my sympathizing helped.

Do any of you find yourselves drawn to certain features or traits that you think make no sense?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I Thought 'On The Rocks' Meant 'In Trouble'

Herr D assures me that this is NOT a real
product. He designed this advertisement
on to make people think.
He says his motto is "Think and thrive."

Observing a large number of people feeling badly in the mornings got me asking questions again. I put on my EDGAR suit, slipped onto a boat, dried off, and went to speak to a group of people who seemed even worse than most I've seen recently. They talked to me quite openly.

My field research, interviews, and reading suggests to me that the term 'hung over' describes the way people hang over the edges of boats when feeling sick. I also learned that apparently the consumption of alcohol has a drying effect on human bein people and causes headaches, nausea, etc. This disturbs me greatly.

The use of various things to dry out people is the proper beginning for mummification or making shrunken heads or preparing dead tissue for forensic study. Since none of those are included in my goals, I'm going to have to encourage people to have fun by playing with water guns instead. Some very helpful online merchants have informed me that water guns are inexpensive, readily available, and are "great fun for everyone." When I returned and suggested this to the small group of men, one of them looked up and said, "the wetter the better." I was very pleased that my message was so well received. The men even seemed to enjoy a placebo effect, smiling more while they thought about doing the right thing.

How many of you have regretted not taking good advice from a stranger? How many of you have given advice, suspecting it would not be followed? (The men are back, drinking alcohol again.)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Whatta Ya In For, Thingamabob?

Herr D created this on hm3.
Not a great likeness of me ...

I'm afraid I may have gotten someone in trouble at the aquarium. I DID borrow a mop to clean up my exit route . . . maybe I forgot to put something back like I left it, or maybe they found where I erased the security footage of me coming in and out? I thought Shelob did a good job of smoothing things over. Anyhow, I can't be doing that again. Apparently they've been investigating where I've been, so I need to stay down here for a while. Uh . . . 
So, as a purely hypothetical question, what kind of brig would a taxonomically-confusing alien be put in for impersonating an octopus in an aquarium? And what charges would there be besides trespassing?

Brigs on boats. Jails on land. Translation error.

Oh! What kind of jail, then? (Thanks, Shelob.)

Monday, April 14, 2014

So Much For A Day Of Rest!

With Herr D's guidance, I did this one myself! I'd
say this is about what I saw. This one picture you 
may consider public domain. I'm sure any artist 
could do at least this well. --Hairy Deewon      .

On advice, I decided to do something restful while observing others on their day of rest. I've been incommunicado, therefore, for almost thirty hours while I hung out in an octopus tank at a local aquarium. My makeup didn't even run, which was nice, because it was a PAIN to put on! As near as I can tell, I got so tired doing method acting that I started having saccades after just a few hours.

Saccades is uncommon word. So is aquarium.

Oh, sorry. Saccades are involuntary muscle spasms of the eye, causing blurry vision and 'jiggling' scenery. An aquarium is a zoo for marine species. My question of the day is: How do you feel about people who come into a restful place and ruin the mood by running, shouting, etc.? They make me feel sad.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Show Me The Money

Herr D made these in hm3 from a sketch I sent him. 
The Andromeda Consortium Gold Standard  doesn't 
keep very well in this atmosphere and horribly in salt
water. Something in the sandwiching alloy. Not a bad
recreation considering he'd never seen the language!

Money worries are plaguing my favorite artist, and I can't help him or anyone else with them, I guess. I'd like to say that no other civilization has money problems, but that's not true. Of course, most civilizations that value family time CAN run their businesses well enough that they can afford to pay their employees enough to maintain a single-income family of sixteen . . . I suppose businesses aren't run very well here.

What are the best businesses you've ever seen run? I don't know what the pay is at Chick-Fil-A, but my research suggests that a restaurant chain that can turn a profit while closed on Sunday is impressive in some way!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Incompatible Tasks

Inspirational poster by Herr D, all rights 
reserved except for explicit permission from
Herr D except for use in counselors' offices.
Made on, best site EVER.

I can't say I like many inspirational posters. Too many of them are obvious or make references to things I don't know about. Occasionally I've seen religion-specific ones that I couldn't even agree with. This one, however, I get. 

As an 'undercover exchange student,' I had a rather nasty shock once. Understanding the concepts a class taught wasn't enough. Proving it wasn't enough. I failed a class because I couldn't memorize topics that the career professionals are not allowed to. In that particular situation, I could tutor upperclassmen but never become one. So that career was out. The truest irony was that I discovered my memory capacity problem too late to save any money or time or very much effort on my part.

The tendency to depend too much on academia is beginning to press on modern human society. There can't actually BE that many 'learning disabilities' if alternate learning methods are commonly accepted. There ARE things I wouldn't want to learn through apprenticeship--but those choices should still exist. I've looked around a little and have trouble believing that anyone out there thinks modern education is anywhere close to how it should be.

--uh . . . IMAGINE, if you will, that there's this culture out there that requires academics in winter and trade school in summer. They have the occasional student with intellectual or physical delays or maximums, sure, but if they fail stonework and plumbing and carpentry and installation, they learn to be janitors or roof repairthings so if their engineering firm needs them, they can leave their protractors and computers and fix the roof or clean up something so the firm can go on working. One trade is not truly better than another as long as both trades are needed. I make a lousy salesman, myself. My life would've been a lot easier, otherwise.

Name a trade you wish you were better at. Or make a suggestion about overhauling education. What ya got?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Extra Spins And Extra Salt, No Starch Or Soap, Please!

Outing 'toonified by Herr D, with laundromat
background made by the frabjous JR19579 on
 heromachine3. I'm pretty sure Herr D thought
I was kidding, at first.-Hairy Deewon              .

I was reading this website complaining about how expensive it is to entertain kids. Really, if you're not determined to do what everyone else is doing, and you've explained money to your kids, there ARE some low-cost alternatives to a few hundred bucks for a Chuck E. Cheese party or a thousand for an aquarium truck to take you to a marina ex-dolphin training park.

I'm sure many of you have great moments like mine of 'chase the fish,' or 'bubble-herding,' and remember getting in trouble for breaking coral with shards of aa, if you lived near tropical places. What was your favorite game that cost nothing when you were little?  

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Those Hallowed Behinds

Public domain, found everywhere.HD

With all the clear and insightful talk on mainstream media about how we shouldn't reward people based on their looks, and with all the messages about how peoples' self-images become damaged when compared constantly to examples of the extremely attractive, I AM SHOCKED AT THE CONTINUING PRESENCE OF THESE SIGNS. Observe the standard stick figure with the halo around it's behind!

I do understand that the posterior can be a beautiful thing, how could anyone NOT know that? All over the internet are references, pictures, and, from the titles, entire blogs on the subject! But the human race has got to stop constantly rewarding people for their appearances. 

Name alternative.

Nn? Oh, right. Shelob showed me a behaviorism text during the last high tide. It says that "behavior replacement is the best method of specific behavior elimination," or something like that. So . . . Gee. Reward people for treating you well? That should be simple enough.


Thank you, yes. What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you that you're sure they didn't enjoy? For me it was someone I didn't know saving my life. He did it by hitting me and yelling at me to get out. He was bleeding to death, couldn't move or feel half his body, and the structure was on fire. I was sore and injured from my feeble attempts to get him out, dizzy and nauseous because of the fire, and confused enough that I almost went further in instead of out.

I lived to regret another day because of him. He made the right choice--I wasn't going to be able to get him out, even with such broken materials around that I tried to use as levers. I required minimal medical attention, even as close as I came to dying . . . I think about him fairly often, wondering what made him able to do what he did. I get the idea most would have killed me by keeping me there. I was truly lucky that the one I tried to save saved me, and I hope that I can someday be so equitable to the universe at large.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"We All Wear Masks"

Herr D consented to remake this picture in
hm3, though he thought the original was a 
lot more REALISTIC.               haha--H.D. 

The Earth Dweller Growth-Analogue Repository suit or EDGAR suit is a great way to walk among you up there, but I had a bit of bad luck with one last year. I've heard a lot about gun control in my time here, but in America no one ever thinks twice about baseball bats! Will muggers never cease?

I must confess I'm a bit confused. Wouldn't tracker chips on firearms be less invasive? If the gun goes off or someone tries to tamper with them, they send a GPS signal straight to 911? It's my understanding that that might simplify any paperwork. Want to sell your gun? Whoever buys pays you for their background check. You sign over the title to the gun like you can a car. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining licensing and updating the records. A tracker chip would weigh, what, a centigram? Every decade or so when they might wear out, they would be 'pinged' and the active e-mail on record would send a notification for chip check and oh yeah--take it to be cleaned why don't you, and do you have a gun safe?

How does that sound?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Have A Corona

Picture of coronal glare blocking out stars. The
interference of light with light and other energy
is a very complicated thing.      EDIT: HAIRY  
HERR D, RIGHTS RESERVED.                        

I've been looking at the idea of being famous. It seems like a very destructive sort of thing. I'd like you to imagine a society where everyone is so smart that no one cares who has the new ideas. Because anyone can have an idea, and everyone can recognize an idea's value. Patents and copyrights exist for them too, because it takes work to develop ideas. The biggest advantage is that no good ideas are ignored because of who has them.

I've been talking to a friend who has had his ideas ignored, duplicated later, and credited to others. This doesn't just strike me as grossly unfair, it also strikes me as evidence of gross stupidity. How can anyone who hears an idea give it more or less credit based on who blurts it out? That seems even more ridiculous than basing your opinion about a person on their clothes. Joe Bloe could've just had an acoustic tile fall on him or gotten splashed by red paint aimed at someone next to him wearing fur. He could have been misinformed about how to dress--oh, just name it. Clothes can be changed easily, but people have a hard time changing themselves. And con men will always dress how you think they should.

How many of you have had your light overshadowed, eclipsed, inadvertently used to eclipse others? Has anything positive ever happened as a result of such "shallowness?"

That's a funny word, 'shallow.' People use it to mean an inability to 'go deep' into themselves and others. Where I'm from it means you're not hiding information from outsiders. You all call that transparency, which also seems backward to me.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

We Be Jammin'

Speculative cartoon by Herr D, rights reserved. **
As a reminder, all pix on this site, unless otherwise
stated, are for one-time use, here, for the purposes 
agreed upon by Herr D and Hairy Deewon. Single 
reprints for educational purposes may be requested
though PM on                              .

Normally the tides keep me on a schedule, but Herr D woke me early today to introduce me to late night radio. . . .Wait . . . . No, I'm sure he said that. 
When the world is rotated just right, and any bio-rhythms you may have have you feeling fuzzier than moonlight through a moderately silted riptide, some radio stations pull out their best, least commercial music, put a little more rasp in their voice and say more suggestive sweet nothings over the airwaves. Then, as obligated, they put on one of those commercials that sound really, really embarrassing. 
I am grateful to have that one mystery solved for me. I wondered how people advertised products that make people embarrassed. This way does sound like the most successful way, as long as no one is embarrassed about an inability to stay awake. I assume narcolepsy products will be advertised on those speed metal stations?
I sometimes miss my days with W-H-A-T radio out of the Hairbrush Nebula. Comment, if you will, on any job that you regret no longer having.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Minds That Fry

Herr D said this is how his job hunting is going.
Cartoon designed on

From what I can gather, a lot of hu- uh . . . a lot of people define themselves by their occupation. This seems very unwise to me. I understand that Colonel Sanders was an absolute disaster in business several times before KFC was created and made him rich. Further, the person I know best in this world is unemployed, and he is definitely not a nothing. I'd like to take a moment to thank him here, for the twenty hours of physical labor that I can't possibly pay him for and all the graphics he's done for me. If it wasn't for him, I couldn't be visible here, and I might've had to MOVE. Without being an IT guy or a sailor, he was all the help I needed. Not many people would help an alien they haven't even seen personally dig out his underwater radio modem, sample the sand, make test batches of various kinds of mortar, help design a screen, boat and drive to fetch supplies to fix my roof, AND buy me some aquarium tank algae to help fight the stagnation in my sitting room!

Acknowledge negative also?

Oh, yeah. Thanks, Shelob. Look, people, I KNOW it's inconvenient to keep your stinky garbage in your boats till you reach a garbage scow, but I don't vomit kelp on YOUR windows and electric meters. And I don't take any stagnant water I find and dump it your backyard swimming pools. AND I don't play fast and loose with destroying your retaining walls and condo foundations. Be a good neighbor, okay?

Question you wish answered.

[looks back over interpretive screen, confused] Right. 

How many of you have found out about a wrong person being hired for a job? You, someone instead of you, people you just know shouldn't have had the job they had, etc. Herr D told me that where he grew up, he occasionally was paid cash by new hires (hired instead of him) to teach them more about their jobs. The cash was apparently the difference between paying his bills on time or not, and it was because he was in situations like having two part-time jobs that didn't pay enough. Something Herr D and I have in common is that neither of us have had a job that could define us. Work is too boring and we master the various skills far too quickly. Also, HAVE ANY OF YOU EVER MET SOMEONE WHO WAS THE PERFECT FIT FOR A JOB? I don't mean they did well. I mean, someone who WAS the job. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sometimes We Just Need A Laugh

Cartoon by Herr D developed on
HM3. He says that object in front
is a bathroom sink.                         

Let me just say that springtime runoff on the western Atlantic coastal shelf near the Potomac shipyards ABSOLUTELY SUCKS. 

Location wise to publish?

What? Oh. The software will translate it. People have basements, properties with erosion, etc. I need to be clear here just in case the metaphor the software chooses gets some odd responses.

No responses logged. Recheck?

Uh, yeah, Shelob--why don't you crawl through that and make sure people can respond . . . 

ALL RIGHT! Today's question. That moment when things go badly? Do you tend to anger or sadness before you can laugh again? Personally I haven't noticed so much as a pattern for myself. Done both a lot. These days I think I've gotten faster at finding a more functional center or laughter, but I think knowing a bit more about my tendencies would be productive. So if you get too much earth water messing up your home, does it anger or depress you?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

In Case You Were Wondering . . .

Shelob pinged me to remind me that I haven't introduced my primary graphic artist. Herr D has a unique fit with my sense of humor, and has consented to compose, ghost-compose, 'de-realize' and assist in 'de-realizing' photos and allow me to find new contexts for his work from time to time. He has told me that he won't be insulted if I use more than his work, so other artists who want me to consider using their work for this blog should post a link to their galleries in comments here. This will be for credit only, but perhaps I can help make you a tenth of a percent more famous? I am not at this time accepting anything but stills in this manner.

So, to level the playing field, this is how Herr D convinced me to use his work:

[contact information redacted]Thank you for agreeing to stay in communication. I am very sorry things became more complicated communication-wise, but even employment with a federal contractor can be less than stable. My work based on our interaction has improved my general level of artistry, and so I would love it you could use it in your ongoing projects. I should say that you MUST AT ALL TIMES MAKE YOURSELF SEEM LIKE A HUMAN PRETENDING TO BE AN ALIEN PRETENDING TO BE A HUMAN. You should never allow your alien nature to seem like anything but playfulness. Specifically, it would actually be better if you pretend to just be a human that doesn't feel human. That way the authorities will dismiss everything you do and never interfere. If you would like to provide me with anything that might help me, my family, my friends, the rest of humanity, be it insight into us or how to avoid 'certain things you may have partial knowledge of,' please don't hesitate to tell me please just let me know. I don't require payment from you, though credit should always be given properly, as I don't wish to be connected with plagarism in any form. You are correct in that humans as a group react badly to new situations. Maybe you could start a blog? That would keep things individual and [remaining content redacted]

So, it was a GOOD idea of his, me starting this blog. Hopefully you all will help me complete my self-education, and maybe some of you will enjoy yourselves, or learn something, or get a tenth of a percent more famous along the way!

Have you assisted Herr D with employment?

Yyyy-ummmh . . .  I TRIED  to help him . . . I 'suggested' some responses to him in that one job interview. The interviewer seemed excited at first, but it turned out to be fear. I've no idea why.

Perhaps 'suggest' someone hire him?

You know that's unethical, Shelob. He asked for my help, not them. If people don't hire him, they're making a bad choice. Their companies should just do worse without him. I wish I could help him--obviously I'm not able to. Have you finished clearing the antennae? The silt's been REALLY B [Error: transmission interrupted]