Originally posted by CirqueDeTruth
Another thing - why are we trying to define their (whomever they may or may not be) phrases with our dictionary?
Ultimately I haven't found much to comment on. Creative writing exercise moreso than anything.
But just wanted to give a bit of clarity on this overall.
Why didn't the alien in question replace the term light with pudding pops and the word star with handbags?
Actually, why did it even transmit in English? why not alien bloops and beeps or whatever their language is like?
If your wanting to be understood, you speak their language, their understandings, and their references.
So yes, our dictionary is relevant to the conversation considering they supposedly contacted us and not visa versa...and since they seemed to get many
other things correct, and pretend to be clever, then they would know the difference between telekinesis and telepathy. Wisdom would suggest to use
improper wording on such matters would ultimately lead to confusion and disbelief.
As far as the story the ops is laying out.
I can't say its a "cool story". As its not really a story. At least in some other alien contact stories from here and elsewhere, they had
fabricated a whole high history, all sorts of interesting plots and such. This is just..here are 2 races I thought up..some attributes, and ya..so I
Tell me about the great galactic wars..the upcoming fleet of the Xenohar battleships from Andromeda that will turn the milky way into a warzone, or
how they are cracking open dimensions to bring forth some source creation force, etc...no story, no plot, nothing. So...ya. not gonna say its a cool
story..doesn't pass that mark.
I recommend ops read a bit more sci-fi for some ideas...
Alternatively, lets pretend for a moment that what he claims is true. Do not speak another word until you have tangable hard proof to support your
claims...else, your just doing some creative writing..and not very well at that.