#1 Edited by lorbo (1541 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello Viners! Quick question: If you were an alien, why would you come to Earth? Give me reasons other than the standard stereotypical conquer Earth ideas.
Unlike other members of your race your special in that you have water morphing powers/shapeshifting ability to look like other humanoids. Your lifespan is also a lot longer, 200 years to be exact. Compared to others who live only 20. You can also speak, unlike them.
You work on a contract basis. What is your job? You don't live on your home planet, you have your own ship.
Your culture: School: You go to school and are paid for it, your expected to work for free---when you don't your money is diverted to government funds gradually each time. Sex: Alpha males have their pick of women. Mating rights are fought over in either fights or elaborate contests of skill or atheleticism.

Your race has 4 emotions: love, fear, anger, and joy. Sadness is something they don't have.

Communication is done mainly thru signing, but they do have speech software and voice masks, but they require them to type words to be spoken. They rely on pad devices to do that.

#2 Posted by ZEELLO (223 posts) - - Show Bio
  • seeking pleasure. Maybe aliens find big budget action films entertaining for example. Or maybe to go camping, since maybe the alien planet has been destroyed to climate change or pollution, or was never that pretty to begin with. (or maybe Earth just happens to a beautiful planet even by intergalactic standards)
  • to abduct people or genetically alter them
  • to influence the course of events (e.g. deactivating nuclear warheads, preventing wars, or maybe even creating conflicts for some purpose)
  • to telepathically insert ideas to future inventors, leaders, etc to accelerate human advancement
  • to telepathically insert ideas to performers, writers, musicians
  • to do something with some preservationist purpose, such as periodically downloading the internet as a historical record of our civilization
  • to broadcast more sex hormone rays across the planet or to perform maintenance on the existing sex hormone ray producing alien installments already based around the planet.
#3 Posted by lorbo (1541 posts) - - Show Bio

The telepath thing won't happen simply because this alien race is not telepathic. In fact, they see in black in white.

#4 Posted by ZEELLO (223 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorbo said:

The telepath thing won't happen simply because this alien race is not telepathic. In fact, they see in black in white.

The telepathy could be done using technology. (kinda like how they put commercials in dreams in Futurama)

#5 Posted by lorbo (1541 posts) - - Show Bio

For the purposes of this fanfic article, they don't do that. The aliens here are EXACTLY as I specified earlier. To the extent that you have answers that are related to that in any way, shape, or form; that is what I'm looking for.

#6 Posted by batkevin74 (11154 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorbo: 1) You have come in search of the mythical element known as Ice. Your world being water based never gets cold enough to freeze. Theologians & philosophers talk of this ice. Her mission is to bring ice back home which sounds simple but...

2) Catching primitive wave transmissions from the Milky Way she is sent to investigate the pleasure code, pornographic images that have beamed into their planet due to solar flares. This pleasure code has overstimulated the population leading to social unrest. She has come to turn it off, or succumb to it similar to @ZEELLO said:

  • to broadcast more sex hormone rays across the planet or to perform maintenance on the existing sex hormone ray producing alien installments already based around the planet.

3) Completely wrong planet by case of mistaken identity. Aiming for Proxima Centauri the ship lands on Earth, the data nearly matches so she assumes she's in the right place. She is amazed by the sophistication of this alien world, as all reports led her panet to beleive it was, well how we view Mars. At the end of the day all her reports, and 'discoveries' are stuff her planet already knows about Earth and doesn't care

#7 Edited by lorbo (1541 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting ideas.....I hadn't thought of those. I may incorporate them in my fiction. Originally I intended to use the alien as a contract worker who pretty much does anything her employers want. Although officially she is a spy. A plot twist happens when she is recruited to make a certain human's life a living hell, but at the same time is recruited to hire her to work off world; by two different employers. She does not even realize she is hurting/helping the same person until she meets them, to her shock. What makes it worse is one of her employers knows all of this, and is playing a game.

Naturally she won't tell either employer of the other, as she doesn't want to get fired by either. On top of that she is juggling her spy job, which has absolutely nothing to do with Earth.