Hobbies

A 7-post collection

Challenge #02751-G194: You and Your Hobbies

The human got a job at a rather busy space station as an IT person and as a structural engineer. They did a lot of work with computers and with keeping up maintenance on this place. But when they signed the contract, they had an unusual clause, one that, it was discovered, they always asked for no matter what place they worked. Their quarters must be at least twice to three times the size of normal crew quarters. This was not too big a problem, but curiosity got the better one of one of the haven-worlders on staff who came to visit. Inside it was like they stepped back in time. A large loom in one area with a half-finished rug on it, a floor harp sitting by a very unusual, if small, canopy bed, wooden bowls and cups, a fake fire burning in an artificial fireplace, and there was the human, sitting by illumination of a fake candle, just bright enough to read by, writing a letter using an old-fashioned dip-quill and ink bottle. -- DaniAndShali

Humans are strange. They have their odd little ways about things in general and what particulars they have in peculiarity. Other cogniscents would have things the other way around, but that's Humans for you.

One such example was Human Bee. They worked mostly as a technician with assorted computers and some structural engineering when necessary, but their particular peculiarity was a set of personal quarters twice the size of the standard residence for a singular Human. Speculation, naturally, abounded. Humans had concealed family and friends in the fear that their discovery would lead to retribution, or through some desire to help their pack-mates escape a terrible existence.

A Human protecting a fellow Human and pack-mate from even imagined retribution would not reveal the presence of such until they were close to death, and despite repeated assurances, would continue such practices for as long as they could. The most famous example was the Trent Twins' Two-For-One Sale, which continued for the better portion of a decade before their discovery as two beings instead of one. Therefore, the crew of Distant Star Station suspected that Human Bee might be concealing a pack-mate in their quarters. The next problem was how to broach the subject.

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Challenge #02525-F335: Useful Obsession

Almost everyone has a collection of some sort. Some collect books, some do baseball cards, and others like stamps. Me? I love seeds. Every planet I've been to, and every ship I've been assigned to, one of the things I've always insisted upon as part of my contract as a bodyguard, or whatever, is this. In addition to my pay, I get ten packages of seeds. And they must be diverse packages, no duplicates. To ensure this, I give them a list

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Challenge #02386-F196: Please Ask

When you have an interest, you have something to enjoy in the humdrum of daily life. -- Anon Guest

Welcome to Podunk Station. Mind the legos. This is a natural result of leaving three to five Humans largely alone for long periods of time. Though their daily duties are many, Humans are naturally lazy and figured out how to streamline the humdrum necessities of daily existence... and then sought out new ways to keep busy during their non-active hours.

Fortunately, some of

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Challenge #02382-F192: It's Just a Hobby

Captain: "You have nothing to worry about. Our only human crewmember is one of the nicest, sweetest humans you will ever meet."

Human: "I found my knives! Now, WHO THE HEY HID THEM FROM ME IN THE FIRST PLACE!?!?" -- Anon Guest

Rule Eleven: Never go anywhere without a knife. -- Leeroy Jethro Gibbs, historical Terran hero.

Civilisation in general holds certain truths to be self-evident. Such as the ability to make and safely use sharp things as one of the stages

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Challenge #02220-F030: Revelations

With so many deathworlders in the crew, there was bound to be at least one personal chamber decorated in horror and all things creepy. That was not surprising in the least. The surprising part is that this is the room of a class 5 havenworlder. -- Anon Guest

They called him Floofy, and they adored him. He was agreebly the softest, prettiest, cutest member of the team. As a Class 5 Havenworlder, though, Floofy was very delicate. His species preferred to let

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Challenge #01877-E053: Working With the Dead

Sometimes the person you admire or love has a passion or hobby that they would really love to get stuff for. -- Anon Guest

Hobbyists are easy to buy for. Well. Most of them are. Gardeners will love you for getting a big bag of manure. Leatherworkers - the less said about the gross stuff that Leatherworkers would thank you for, the better. Especially if they do their own tanning. Arts and crafts people will be grateful for infinite art supplies.

But

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Challenge #01305-C210: Where the Weirdoes Go

"I just want to collect arcade tokens, why does that bring out the weirdos?" -- SeaDragon1012

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"Maybe it's because this entire place is weird? I swear I've seen that same Polybius cabinet in four different places."

"Haha, maybe it's a TARDIS, haha," Carol droned. "It's a games con. Of course someone's going to have a Polybius cabinet. It's like the

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