Coping Strategies

A 4-post collection

Challenge #02675-G118: The Bad Old Ways

A human got tired of the crew saying that humans are insane, so they decide to show their crew what true human insanity looks like by taking them on a field trip to the nearby insane asylum. (Bonus points if Said asylum happens to be Arkham Asylum.) -- Cheshire

[AN: Punishing the mentally disabled for being mentally disabled is not the best way to deal with that sort of thing. Besides, insanity is a matter of perspective, as I keep stating in my stories. Your perfectly logical is my mentally deranged, as it were. More thoughts on this over here]

"Please stop calling me that," said Human Shay. "They'd lock insane people up and hurt them and stuff."

Companion Lree stopped walking and said, "They do this where you are from?" They were immediately concerned. Not just for Human Shay, but also for her fellow citizens back 'home'.

Human Shay fell quiet, as she was wont to do when someone asked her questions about her place of origin. Companion Lree read the mood and said, "You are free of them, now. You can speak without fear."

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Okay. Let's start to deal.

Beloved and I installed a new cat flap with a magnetic flap catch and pretty red handles for locks. The cats have to get used to the force necessary to dislodge the magnets, but that's relatively small beans.

I have money in my bank, and it's just enough to manage the budget and pay for my car's ransom. Next week is anyone's guess.

As always - anything you can buy from me [links to everything in the hamburger button, top right] will

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Challenge #02076-E252: Omniphobia

"You said it wouldn't be scary this time!"

"Technically I said it wouldn't be a monster. "

"It's a dragon!"

"I stand by my statement!" -- OohLookShiny

[AN: This is before they meet and rescue Marvin in Dirt's Worth]

Wraithvine mentally ticked 'dragon' off the list of beasts that ze could make hir phantom steed appear to be like. The problem was that Kobolds like the freshly-renamed Chrysanthemum were renowned for their craven cowardice and apparently terrified of every possible mount they could

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Challenge #02011-E187: Wrecked

Seeing as humans as tasked with mainly with protecting and defending a ship, regardless of their occupation and other roles they serve, how do the humans and their crew react when their ship is attacked? And if (when?) they fail?

How do humans cope with loss and failure when their more squishy Havenworlder friends need comforting the most? -- Anon Guest

The Sylph had learned what the Human phrase, "You go ahead, I'll catch up," really meant. And had had to use

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