I posted this up over on FurAffinity, you can check it out there at http://www.furaffinity.net/view/19198084/
but I thought it might also benefit from some sharing right here! And possibly to a more appropriate audience, maybe. Either way!
This 'story' features only implied macro but I won't spoil it for you~INTERSTELLAR RELAY CHAT LOG
A WORK OF FICTION BY
TRICK THE FOX
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[20:52:17] AceFlyer16 F34therBrane HurricaneTheHawk BlackTal0n
[20:52:26] /pirv BlackTal0n
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[20:52:32] ### User BlackTal0n is BlackTal0n@6437-6dwxe-56sx.birdcast.com
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[20:52:46] TrickTheFox: Hey, you there?
[20:53:19] USER Fenix-Hawk has connected.
[20:53:31] BlackTal0n: Yeah, I'm here. How's it going, fox? You get my latest i-mail?
[20:53:42] TrickTheFox: Yeah, I sure did! That's a great picture of your feet there, I love your long sleek falcon toes... falcons, that's what you're called right?
[20:54:21] BlackTal0n: Indeed. You like that? Let me show you a closer pic.
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[20:56:03] TrickTheFox: Wow. Neat-o! Heh, cool. Now you're just teasing me. Wow. And there's like, a whole, uh, family of your kind? Bird things?
[20:56:23] BlackTal0n: Just birds, please. And yes, there are multiple species of us. There's other birds too with different kinds of sexy feet.
[20:56:30] TrickTheFox: Ha ha, no way. Really? Like, entire other species? That's so weird!
[20:56:34] BlackTal0n: Huh?
[20:56:56] TrickTheFox: I mean, no offence, it's just strange to me, you know, everyone here that are people are foxes. We're the only, uh, advanced race. That's pretty crazy that you have all those different kinds of varients of yourself.
[20:58:06] BlackTal0n: Variants of myself? No, they're not directly related, they are just different varieties of birds.
[20:58:16] TrickTheFox: That is so weirdd. How does that even work?
[20:58:34] USER Blitz-Eagle-Fastest has connected.
[20:58:46] BlackTal0n: Well, look at it from my perspective, I'm used to all kinds of diverse intelligence on my planet, birds of all types of feather, heh. So it's pretty weird to me to think that you're the only species that's intelligent on your world.
[20:59:17] TrickTheFox: Is that some kind of dig or something?
[21:00:08] BlackTal0n: No, really, it's just curious that none of the species alongside yours elevated to sapience.
[21:00:15] TrickTheFox: Huh... I guess. That means we're the best in the galaxy then, huh?
[21:02:11] BlackTal0n: *chuckles* Yeah, yeah. Of course. Alternately, it means my type has a breadth and depth that encompasses many differing intelligent species, that have all been raised up to a higher standing. I prefer to think of us as being superior in that aspect, that there are many different kinds of us that are tailored and better suited for different purposes, different environments. A wide range of diversity. In that way, I think your species is something of a one-trick-parrot, there are no variations in
[21:02:21] TrickTheFox: In what? I think your post got cut off.
[21:02:54] BlackTal0n: Oh, sorry. There are no variations in your abilities or strengths or weaknesses across various environments and situations. Perhaps this is why you are so less advanced technologically than us? After all, you are communicating through interstellar space with my help, not your primitive planet-based methods.
[21:03:41] TrickTheFox: Well... gosh. Way to make me feel backwards and primitive.
[21:05:18] BlackTal0n: Well you are.
[21:05:52] BlackTal0n: But, think of it this way, this highly-advanced falcon saw fit to send you that contact-probe, right? That makes you pretty special among your kind, doesn't it? And, after all, it does take time for those lesser species to develop and mature, you are just slower in your technological path than we are.
[21:06:16] TrickTheFox: Ha ha ha... yes, I know, make fun of the primitive planetary-bound species... whatever. But, yeah, I guess I see your point that I'm special in that way, huh?
[21:06:19] BlackTal0n: Yep.
[21:06:36] TrickTheFox: /me blushes. "Ha ha... just like your feet are to me! Unique and special and so close I feel like I could just pull them off the screen and rub and nuzzle and lick them..."
[21:06:42] BlackTal0n: Would you like to do that?
[21:06:49] TrickTheFox Ha ha ha, would I ever? ;-) *licks your toes*
[21:06:53] BlackTal0n: No, for real.
[21:07:50] USER AceFlyer16 has disconnected.
[21:07:52] TrickTheFox: Ha... that's funny... what?
[21:07:59] BlackTal0n: I mean it.
[21:08:12] TrickTheFox: I don't... what? Huh? How? How the fox would that even work? You're way the heck over like, I dunno, ten thousand light years away, it would take you forever to get here.
[21:08:35] BlackTal0n: Oh please. Do you forget what you're doing right now? We're talking over that distance in real-time right now. You think we're not capable of Faster Than Light travel?
[21:10:11] TrickTheFox: What are you saying, you guys have like, starships and stuff? Like on Star Fox?
[21:10:27] BlackTal0n: I'm not familiar with what that is, and, well, duh, obviously. We are a highly advanced technologically superior race after all.
[21:10:53] TrickTheFox: Yeah, yeah, I get it, I get it... but... wait, are you serious? You would come over here and... I mean, what the fox, our scientists haven't been able to find intelligent life in the universe -- uh, present company excepted, obviously! -- and now you say you want to come over and meet me and have first contact and stuff like you're going to the next door neighbour's house? Like it's no big deal?
[21:11:16] BlackTal0n: Well, it really isn't. We do it all the time, teleporting to other worlds and such. Really, you are so primitive-minded sometimes, my little foxy friend :>
[21:12:02] TrickTheFox: But... what... okay seriously though, you can just beam over here or whatever like the foxing Enterprise and... show up here?
[21:12:04] BlackTal0n: Yes.
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[21:23:04] BlackTal0n: You still there?
[21:28:19] BlackTal0n: Chirp?
[21:29:51] TrickTheFox: I... yes. I'm just taking this all in. You're really serious about this aren't you?
[21:30:21] BlackTal0n: *chuckles* I'm from a galaxy-spanning, technologically advanced race, you think I would joke about something like this?
[21:33:05] TrickTheFox: I just don't... I mean... that's a huge step for me... for my kind! What the fox. How are you even going to... you'd stand out and everything and... I don't even... what would happen to our civilization? I mean, don't you guys have some kind of... First Contact rules about not interfering with developing civilizations?
[21:33:24] BlackTal0n: I think that's well way out the window now.
[21:34:21] TrickTheFox: Er... okay, yes, I guess you're right. I mean... I just... I can't really... you would want to meet me? Just some random fox like that? I mean, I like you and all but I've never met an alien... er avian before.
[21:34:40] BlackTal0n: Relax, it'll be fine. I've already got it all set up for the teleporting with your coordinates.
[21:34:48] TrickTheFox: My coord... are you spying on me?
[21:35:06] BlackTal0n: Think about that for a second, fox.
[21:36:28] TrickTheFox: Oh gosh. Well don't I feel like a primitive now, huh? Jeez. And I thought webcams were cool...
[21:37:00] BlackTal0n: So what do you think? You live alone in your apartment, right? If it troubles you, I wouldn't leave, so you won't have to worry about p[eople saying you saw space invaders or something, okay?
[21:37:58] TrickTheFox: I... uh.
[21:38:23] TrickTheFox: I guess that's... okay. Wow. Um. Okay. I should... well wait a minute, I have to get dressed and stuff, I wasn't expecting intergalactic company today, okay?
[21:38:27] BlackTal0n chuckles.
[21:38:39] BlackTal0n: You'll get to see my feet in person. And my toes. And my talons. And see how shiny and sharp they are.
[21:41:06] TrickTheFox: Okay, okay. I get the idea. I... it's just a rush for me, okay? Um, give me about ten minutes, all right?
[21:41:13] TrickTheFox: Do I have to do anything?
[21:41:24] BlackTal0n: Nope. Just stand around and wait for me and I'll be there before you know it.
[21:41:34] TrickTheFox: Heh... yeah, that's what scares me.
[21:43:18] BlackTal0n: Come on, don't be such a scaredy fox. I'm your falcon buddy after all, right? I'm your best friend that showed you all the cool things my kind has. Trust me on this.
[21:43:44] TrickTheFox: All right, I'll trust you. You're a cool guy!
[21:44:25] BlackTal0n: Besides, I've never had a problem with matching my aspect ratio and scaling down to the local's size when visiting tiny worlds like yours. At least not yet. :>
[21:44:39] USER BlackTal0n has disconnected.
[21:44:40] TrickTheFox: Wait a second, what was that about aspect ratio and scaling down and tiny worldsdamnityoudisconnected
[21:44:40] ### ERROR: USER BlackTal0n is not connected.
[22:03:16] Status: Connection lost!
[22:03:16] Status: Client disconnected.
[22:03:18] Status: Attempting to reconnect...
[22:04:18] Status: Reconnection unsuccessful.
[22:04:19] USER TrickTheFox has been logged off.
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