I'm Calling for an Invasion

Monday, April 22, 2013

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Take me to your leader.
("Alien Soap Close-up" by soapylovedeb)
The world is a scary place. I don't know if it's scarier now than it was in the past (depending on how far past you go), but right now there's a lot of terrifying stuff going around. Radicals bombing events you would never dream would be bombed. (Who wakes up one day and decides to take out a bunch of runners? Well... we know who now, don't we?) A school shooting seemingly every time you turn on the news. Fertilizer plants blowing sky-high, taking out human life and whole houses. Crazy weather and ice caps melting from climate change in a downward slide that seems so big and so out of control  you can hardly breathe for the crushing enormity of it all.


Things are scary.

You know what this world needs? An alien invasion. That would just be the icing on the cake. It seems there isn't a single thing we fear that isn't happening somewhere in some way. Droughts. Famine. Pandemics.  Self destruction through war and treachery and pure human fuckery. 

This would all be a lot easier if we could blame it on the aliens. And, no, I don't mean the "illegal aliens" on whom so many uber conservatives are so eager to blame all our troubles. I mean serious aliens. Green men from Mars (though, more likely, they'd be from somewhere much further away). Flying saucers. The Mother Ship. I might ask to hitch a ride.

And it would make me very happy if they looked like
the Yip Yip aliens from Sesame Street.  For the record.
("Yip-yip alien" by Dvortygirl)
I'm going to go write (fiction... presumably...) about aliens.  I leave you with this song.  It always makes me feel better.  Yip yip yip.