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13-04-2015, 09:38 PM
Writing a H:FY story... need some help.
I need another name for "humans" that other races would use.

And no.

Do not say "terrans". Not going use that. That's the Jenna Jameson vagina of all HFY stories - overused, worn out, and abused.

I need something fresh.

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13-04-2015, 09:40 PM (This post was last modified: 13-04-2015 09:54 PM by pablo.)
RE: Writing a H:FY story... need some help.
Inhabitants
Dominant indigenous inhabitants/life
The bipeds
Meatsacks
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13-04-2015, 09:45 PM
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Aliens

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13-04-2015, 09:50 PM
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(13-04-2015 09:38 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  I need another name for "humans" that other races would use.

And no.

Do not say "terrans". Not going use that. That's the Jenna Jameson vagina of all HFY stories - overused, worn out, and abused.

I need something fresh.

Nicknames are as much dictated by the name maker as the named. So some background or additional info about the other races they are interacting with might shed more light on it.

Is it meant to be derogatory? Affectionate? Neutral? Is it an official designation, or a casual shorthand?

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13-04-2015, 09:51 PM
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13-04-2015, 09:54 PM
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Earthlings?

Um... so these aliens inexplicably speak English I take it? Oh wait... other races... You're talking about human races? Human races who colonise the stars?

You want a special word for those who come from Earth as opposed to humans who come from another world?

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13-04-2015, 09:55 PM
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Brutals.

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13-04-2015, 11:23 PM
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People.

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13-04-2015, 11:26 PM
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(13-04-2015 11:23 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  People.

Most of us living here don't call each other that.
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14-04-2015, 12:11 AM
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Too bad "Ugly bags of mostly water" is already taken

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