With Humility and Grace (alien colonies)

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With Humility and Grace (alien colonies)

Post by eric_marsh » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:09 am

The Terrill are an elegant people. Some even likened them to gods. They were ambassadors for a better way of life, their every action a demonstration of the advantages of existence without conflict.

Some said that Jesus was a Terrill but they said that this is not the case. But they held Jesus's actions as examples to guide the lives of good galactic citizens.

It took generations, but with the Terrill guiding us we became a more gentle and better people. After a millennium, when their fleet arrived, we accepted the rule of our new masters with humility and grace.
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Re: With Humility and Grace

Post by Jmsbrtms » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:16 am

I support our new Terrill overlords.

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Re: With Humility and Grace

Post by munsi » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:44 am

good for us, i knew we had it in us to fade from history with greater dignity than the universe has ever seen!

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Re: With Humility and Grace

Post by tbaker2500 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:17 am

Did the Terrill change once they became our masters? If not, then they wouldn't really be our masters. If they did, they're damn good liars. Hmm.
Good story.
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Re: With Humility and Grace

Post by eric_marsh » Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:34 pm

My take is that we were suckered, like a bunch of small town rubes hustled by a couple of slick city fellers.
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Re: With Humility and Grace

Post by tbaker2500 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:05 pm

No, no Eric! If you want to be an Respected Author, you have pretend there is a deep philosophical underpinning which you won't reveal, since it's important for the reader to gain enlightenment on his own.
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Post by eric_marsh » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:36 pm

Darn - well there goes my Respected Author credentials.
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Re: With Humility and Grace (alien colonies)

Post by eric_marsh » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:34 am

bump for alien colonies
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Re: With Humility and Grace (alien colonies)

Post by The_Hol-Man » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:57 pm

I like this one! Mind if I take a crack at it for the Dribblecast?

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Re: With Humility and Grace (alien colonies)

Post by eric_marsh » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:41 am

Go for it!
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. - Horace Walpole
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Re: With Humility and Grace (alien colonies)

Post by The_Hol-Man » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:37 pm

Thanks! Hope to do it justice!

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Re: With Humility and Grace (alien colonies)

Post by Suomy Nona » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:46 am

I like this one.

I would have liked to have heard it read; however, I never did check out the dribblecast. By the time I stopped procrastinating and made time to check it out, it was already gone.

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