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She may think that Spiral Gave him something to hold onto after a handshake perhaps she is just trying imperfectly to emulate the gesture?

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She's not some doe-eyed simpleton. Besides, Spiral gave the diral blade to him beforehand, as she was getting ready to get her flight suit off.


I don't think she needs to be stupid, it actually makes some sense. For some cultural background there is this from the insider:

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There will certainly be an industry around the "red light districts" in which the mating encounters happen. Though I think the emphasis will usually be on an upscale experience, since everything is very official and sanctioned, and most of the clients will be of high social status. I imagine something like the Japanese hanamachi districts in which the courtesans were quartered: very ornate and expensive, and surrounded with much ceremony. It's possible that some mating rituals might involve the females bringing ritual gifts, but since neither party chooses his or her partner, I doubt such gifting has reached the industrial levels it has in Western society.


I can certainly imagine a preconceived cultural bias that makes her see Spiral freely letting Alex hold something of great importance to Spiral and assuming it's part of the greeting ritual. Combining it with her Loroi knowledge she might assume that if you want to show proper respect when meeting a human male (remember that to her being allowed access to a male is a special privilege) you should provide this kind of symbolic gift where he follows a ritual of holding it and then choosing to return it before she can proceed to touch him (very intimate act).

And to her Reed may have come off as greeting Alex in a more jarhead like 'wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am' way and she prefers to do it the dignified manner as she's not some security detail grunt.


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Considering the environment Perrein, I would think they'd need to be able to deal with all kinds of parasites, probably much more insidious than lice.


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Considering the environment Perrein, I would think they'd need to be able to deal with all kinds of parasites, probably much more insidious than lice.


Space Crabs.


She's likely being considerate, either for her own culture, or how she's perceiving Human culture with limited knowledge and only recent visual guidance.

Least it isn't shoes this time.


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I think Beryls already won this competition by finding some ration packs.

But shoes would have been very welcome on a chilly alien ship. Especially as the floor of the brig almost certainly isn’t carpeted.


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"Here, clean yourself up, for pity's sake."


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I'm not sure what kind of hygiene Alex was allowed to practice while in solitary confinement for days on end, but he probably could use a clean up by now.


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Honestly, the whole thing DOES have an air of some from of censorship ritual. That doesn't mean that it is, but that one could conceive of the possibility.


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I'm not sure what kind of hygiene Alex was allowed to practice while in solitary confinement for days on end, but he probably could use a clean up by now.


He was allowed to wash and relieve himself, as long he was "observed" during the process.


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icekatze wrote:
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Considering the environment Perrein, I would think they'd need to be able to deal with all kinds of parasites, probably much more insidious than lice.


Space Crabs.


Nah... Space Herpes. :lol:

(From The Ice Pirates, for those not in the know, though Googling for an image apparently space travel actually does trigger dormant herpes viruses in people... interesting.

Oh, short YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-me2inj1nNw :lol: )

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Ithekro wrote:
icekatze wrote:
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Considering the environment Perrein, I would think they'd need to be able to deal with all kinds of parasites, probably much more insidious than lice.


Space Crabs.


Nah... Space Herpes. :lol:

(From The Ice Pirates, for those not in the know, though Googling for an image apparently space travel actually does trigger dormant herpes viruses in people... interesting.

Oh, short YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-me2inj1nNw :lol: )

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That movie is great, needs to get more love.


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icekatze wrote:
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I'm not sure what kind of hygiene Alex was allowed to practice while in solitary confinement for days on end, but he probably could use a clean up by now.


This begs the question about his underwear, if he only got one set, what do he wear when it's in the cleaner? They managed to clean his coverall after all but he got a t-shirt and some briefs as well.


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icekatze wrote:
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I'm not sure what kind of hygiene Alex was allowed to practice while in solitary confinement for days on end, but he probably could use a clean up by now.


This begs the question about his underwear, if he only got one set, what do he wear when it's in the cleaner? They managed to clean his coverall after all but he got a t-shirt and some briefs as well.


Do i have to do the Fred quote from Big Hero 6 that Takashi says is both Awesome and disgusting?


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This begs the question about his underwear, if he only got one set, what do he wear when it's in the cleaner? They managed to clean his coverall after all but he got a t-shirt and some briefs as well.


Well.. The pilots have already lent him a spare flight suit..
Im sure they can extend that courtesy...


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This begs the question about his underwear, if he only got one set, what do he wear when it's in the cleaner? They managed to clean his coverall after all but he got a t-shirt and some briefs as well.

Assuming he didn't just go commando until his cosmo-nickers were returned from cleaning, maybe Beryl made another Fireblade-sized guess.

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Ha-chaa! Bedroom eyes! Poor Alex {lucky bastard}.. the hottie blue space-elf women are starting to scheme! :lol:

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Could the "You are in grave personal danger" have something to do with the current sleeptime ceremony? (I'm asking for a friend.)


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Could the "You are in grave personal danger" have something to do with the current sleeptime ceremony? (I'm asking for a friend.)

If it turns out that the Historians don't have the best grasp of Loroi behavior towards their males and their whole covert effort to contact Alex was a mistake, that would be quite something.

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Could the "You are in grave personal danger" have something to do with the current sleeptime ceremony? (I'm asking for a friend.)


Historian: We were in the nick of time. You were in great peril.
Alex: I don't think I was.
Historian: Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril.
Alex: Look, let me go back in there and face the peril.
Historian: No, it's too perilous.
Alex: Look, it's my duty as a captain to sample as much peril as I can.


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A lot of people would do a lot to be looked at like that.

Seems Spiral has an interest (or needs).


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Zarya wrote:
Could the "You are in grave personal danger" have something to do with the current sleeptime ceremony? (I'm asking for a friend.)


Historian: We were in the nick of time. You were in great peril.
Alex: I don't think I was.
Historian: Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril.
Alex: Look, let me go back in there and face the peril.
Historian: No, it's too perilous.
Alex: Look, it's my duty as a captain to sample as much peril as I can.


Alex needs to face the peril for his own self-respect.


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Historian now sounds like John Cleese in my head, lol.


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If Talon, Spiral, Beryl, and apparently now Cloud are getting into hijinks-mode so soon after unrestricted access to Alex, then just imagine how much of the soon-to-be-happening nonsense poor Reed must have had to shield Alex from to maintain his solitary confinement.

I wonder if humans carry a parasite equivalent to the one cats carry, that makes blue space-elves fond of them.

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I already mentioned that the construct might have completely misinterpreted the situation... Or just has a different definition of "grave personal danger", being an AI on an antedeluvian (in its 'eyes') device.

And, again, Tempo is conspicuously absent... Perhaps her presence would 'motivate' the others to be on their best behavior, but she may have a vested interest on seeing how this plays out when the others think themselves to be unsupervised? I'm pretty sure she relayed some last-minute instructions to Beryl.


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And, again, Tempo is conspicuously absent... Perhaps her presence would 'motivate' the others to be on their best behavior, but she may have a vested interest on seeing how this plays out when the others think themselves to be unsupervised?

Last we saw her, she was floating in the doorway, 'talking' to Fireblade. I don't think she is actively masking her presence, so the other Loroi should be aware that she is there, even if she can't be seen.


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Yes, and she was pressing her hand to her chest. That's (so far) a gesture distinctive to Tempo, and I'm not sure what it means. When we first saw it on Tempest's bridge, it went with a sort of apology for Alex's treatment. Maybe it is apologetic, or maybe it's some kind of duplicitous Mizol trick.

I gotta say, if humanity ever catches up with the Soia, they should sue for some kind of intellectual property rights violation. The b*stards even nicked off with the body language.

Edit: added italics


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