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Challenge #03075-H152: Life Unlike Your Own

Edda Nebulae tries to chase down Healer Allie and had confronted her trying to get her to work only for Mx Nebulae alone. Now that the person has learned Allie's demand, in order to get better access to her healing ability, Edda decides to try to do what Allie has demanded and finds just how rewarding such actions can be. -- Anon Guest

At first, ze was offended by Allie's hubris. How dare that little junk doctor living in filth and feculence tell them what to do? Following outrage, came thought. Allie would not be moved by rage. She would not be moved by inconvenience. She would not be bought out. She refused to be owned. Though that did rub Edda up the wrong way, Allie was clearly determined. Determined enough to make engineering inconvenience, ironically, too much trouble to perform.

There was only one condition in the deal. Help more people than I have, Allie had said. So that was what Edda had to do. First, find out how many people Allie had helped. Simple data gathering. Edda gave that task to a minion and carried on building hir empire. There was only so much time left and some things were more important than others.

Then came the news. The minion returned. "Uhm. Mx? The Lucky Medik Allie has -uh- helped... more than you might think. It's.. five." Halfytch had never stammered or stumbled like this before. It had to be five of something large.

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Challenge #01796-D335: Freedom of Choice

Humans' ability to fight on a microscopic level is widely known throughout the Galactic Alliance. They call it their “Immune System.” But it comes as a shock to their allies that the humans readily seek out microscopic organisms to strengthen their Immune Systems. Probiotics. Apparently de-activated viruses known to be deadly. -- Anon Guest

Humans are toxic. Their skin contains microbiota that many Havenworlders find to be deadly. Some of their allegedly harmless skin diseases have become the accidental ruin of worlds.

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So I've been intermittent with taking my readings. I admit that. What I'm trying to do from this Saturday onwards is take a comprehensive reading of everything I can measure, and noting it down in a log.

For my "defaults", I'm using some measurements I already have. Mid-January, before I was going to go to Tucson and see my best band in the world. Which, because my memory from that time, I am calling the 15th of January, 2016.

On the 15th

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Another rant for another time #2: Vegetarians can do just as much harm as omnivores

I do like vegans and vegetarians. They have their reasons for their diet and lifestyle [Note to the right-wingers - veganism is a lifestyle choice; homosexuality is not. Learn the difference] ranging from “my body won’t let me eat meat” to “I think it’s morally wrong to eat anything that had a face”.

That’s fine.

I understand and accept you have your reasons and I am never so crass as to enforce

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