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Your Weekend Creature Comforts: Vogons

There is quite a plethora of alien races and species out there. From the worlds of Wookiepedia to the wonders of the Whoniverse, we’ve all met and loved many aliens from different imaginations. Sometimes I really wish there was a way to have more overlap. A way for species stuck in one world could become more believable by making appearances in others. I know that there are probably copyright laws and other barriers that prevent this from happening, but one of those species that I wish could break out of its current storyline in to others are The Vogons. That’s right, those poetry loving, slobbering monsters from Vogsphere in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy would fit in perfectly with a Star Trek episode, or better yet an encounter with the Tardis.

Vogons are just so hilarious how could you not want them showing their faces in more adventures? Unless of course you ended up face to face with one. I guess it’s better to just hear about them, or imagine them, and not their poetry. I particularly love their origin story. I am a believer in evolution after all, none of that creationist crap for me. But it has been said that the forces of evolution have feelings too, and they were so disgusted by their creation of the Vogons they refused to work on the species any further. So how did they not die off do you ask? Well they are just so goddamned stubborn they decided to keep on living on their own.



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Your Weekend Creature Comforts: The Babel Fish

Happy weekend my monster loving followers. Where are you headed this weekend for your break from the mindless workweek? Abroad? Into another world through a book? To another galaxy with your favorite movies? To another and better time with some addicting TV show? Or maybe you really are travelling to another state or country for a break and a real vacation. Depending on where you take yourself, you might be faced with a language barrier. Sometimes you might even face this challenge at work with whatever clientele you deal with. But one of my favorite tiny creatures can be the solution to all these problems: The Babel Fish.


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