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The ancient beliefs of our fellow birds
Cover our wings in red
But why do we judge them?
By what right can we judge?

After all, do we not wage war against others
Based on just as abstract ideas?
Why does space have borders?
It is not as if they can enforced.
 

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Brothers in wing
Sadly float dead
Unable to sing
Of those who bled

The Saiiban must learn
Though space is a wonder
There are those who burn
To tear it asunder
 

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How sad to see such bloodshed in the skies.
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For nothing but the difference in a word.
 
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Red in Beak and Claw

Red in beak and claw
We tear apart
the carcass of the past
to build the present
And whether we fly or fail,
The universe doesn’t care
It spins around regardless


We live and then die
It’s a question of time
And of means and mode and meaning
We must eat or be eaten
In our race against time
to eat our way past entropy

Planets and stars
must be ours
Lest others grow strong
And deny us our sustenance
Red in beak and claw
Taking what must be ours
For others will use it against us

Is this how it must be?
A galaxy of greed?
A life of wreckage and war and gore?
Some try to sing
In harmony
But a discordant song still rises.

As so as we fill in the blanks
In our galaxy maps
We find peace and profit and pillaging and plunder
And so the shape of the song
Lies unknown and still undecided

Raise then your voice
Let us sing as we go forth
Whether to war or warning or welcome

Red in Beak and Claw
But wings spread in song
Ready to meet each unknown harmony.


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The ancient beliefs of our fellow birds
Cover our wings in red
But why do we judge them?
By what right can we judge?

After all, do we not wage war against others
Based on just as abstract ideas?
Why does space have borders?
It is not as if they can enforced.

We do not judge them
by their purported ideals
but by their actions
murder, murder, murder.

Brothers in wing
Sadly float dead
Unable to sing
Of those who bled

The Saiiban must learn
Though space is a wonder
There are those who burn
To tear it asunder

To burn with a desire to destroy
rather than to burn with a desire to learn
when beholding the vastness of the cosmos
Incomprehension.

How sad to see such bloodshed in the skies.
For what does bird condemn their fellow bird?
For creeds dreamt up and tales that hypnotise,
For nothing but the difference in a word.

The difference of a word
can change a whole song's meaning
from life to death

---

Hope you all had a good vacation. I apologize for the delay but between getting back into the swing of teaching after winter break and also being distracted by the occasional insurrection and treason in the highly functioning democracy I live in, it's been a distracting sort of time to try and focus on writing. Nonetheless, things seem to be settling down, for which I am grateful.

You may be wondering about the existence of both an Ix'Idar Star Collective and a Ix'idar Swarm. I created the swarm by copying the collective ( a stock race) and changing them into, well, a swarm. In this game, amusingly enough, not only do both exist, but they border each other.

My personal head canon is that the swarm is a mutation of the collective.
 

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Our wings are red
For beings of all races stain them
Why can there be no peace?
Are all beings so violent?

What is peace to all beings?
Is it nothing more than the absence of war?
Does it not exist on its own?
 

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Personnel head cannons are always the go-to cannon choice for me. :D Too bad we don't seem to have the :rofl: smilie anymore.
I'm glad to see you are continuing.
 

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Two hives we see, one preys, one speaks
But each of them brings us to fear
The bloodied claws and bloodied beaks
That recently were all too near

If conflict there must be in space
The Saiiban should be well prepared
To valiantly protect their race
When war at last will be declared
 
Wild, Wide, Weird Galaxy

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Wild, Wide, Weird Galaxy


it’s really
quite frustrating
you build models
physics, astronomy, biology
the universe laughs

start again
ok, how can it be
that here
on some frozen planet
there is an ocean of water?
and here, it snows metal?
and here the rocks are so thirsty
so as to drink an entire ocean?


now, how is it possible?
how can such a wild, wide galaxy exist?
oceans that
should not be,
and oceans that should be,
but aren’t
spinning around just like ours
in this fragile egg
where land meets water
in a way that is
so frighteningly similar
to the worlds
of other species
who, might, any day cast
a covetous gaze
on them
and try to take them away

and honestly,
what even is this
the inspiring beauty
of purple rainfall
spinning in the same
weird, wild galaxy
as a frozen hell
of burning ice
as well as this
barren ball of rock
so dusty we thought
it was a gas giant
and here there is life
where we would experience
death by ammonia
an embarrassment of discoveries

now, try again
how should it
honestly be possible
really
this one, you have to see
the weirdest thing yet
meaningless tragedy
an entire history,
a song, no a symphony
wiped completely
from the cosmos
in an epic, meaningless moment
of stupidity
blinded by what
hate? ignorance? fear?
to play a game you can only lose?
all that is left
are the silent echoes
of radioactive remains
so many atomic half lives
winding down to nothing
after consuming that which birthed them

such a wild, wide, weird galaxy
that has such things in it
an endless infinity
of surprisewondertragedy
our voices try
to sing the song
Of it
capture the harmony
but grow silent
and echo
like radioactive dust, like stars, like life.



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Our wings are red
For beings of all races stain them
Why can there be no peace?
Are all beings so violent?

What is peace to all beings?
Is it nothing more than the absence of war?
Does it not exist on its own?

This is our conundrum
is peace simply an absence
of war, its own form of death?
Or does it live?

Personnel head cannons are always the go-to cannon choice for me. :D Too bad we don't seem to have the :rofl: smilie anymore.
I'm glad to see you are continuing.

I'm so happy someone is replying and isn't feeling obligated to reply in verse I am going to break with tradition.

To be clear, I deeply appreciate the rest of you and your commitment to our little tradition. I just worry about folks not replying because they are not sure what to write.

Two hives we see, one preys, one speaks
But each of them brings us to fear
The bloodied claws and bloodied beaks
That recently were all too near

If conflict there must be in space
The Saiiban should be well prepared
To valiantly protect their race
When war at last will be declared

An uneasy peace
lies heavy over us all
waiting like death

It feels like tension's growing in the air.
One hopes the Saiiban won't be driven to despair!

To despair would be
to accept that all has ended
it's own form of death.
 

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Science shows us scores,
Of things we treat as true
But when we open brand-new doors
We must begin anew
 

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As it is said
A house that never changes is a dead house
So is is true
A theory never questioned is a dead one

The universe shows us its infinite mystery
So we must attend to its wild inconsistency!
 
The Potential in an Egg

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The Potential in an Egg


Little egg
What to say to you?
What manner of bird
do you hold inside you?

When you crack your egg
And spread your wings
I will be beside you
You will come of age
Spread your wings and fly
Just as our own people do

Gaze up at the stars
Rise into the galaxy
Blend into the atmosphere
Get pulled into the unknown future
Of what lies in store for you

Little egg
What potential lies within you?
So many possibilities
Infinite variables
As we fly into
the undiscovered country
Of our unknown future

Little egg
An entire world
Lies within you
Changing, changeable
Does the harmony change
When I sing to you?
Every note
Alters the narrative
Rewriting history into your future

Will you rise into the stars
And take them with you?
Will you fly far and fast?
And discover new unknown eggs just like you?

Little egg, little world
What to say to you?
What manner of future
do you hold inside you?


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Science shows us scores,
Of things we treat as true
But when we open brand-new doors
We must begin anew

Every new discovery we make builds anew
and destroys the old so we must renew
science is truly a wonder to behold
it creates an understanding and then forces us to remold.


As it is said
A house that never changes is a dead house
So is is true
A theory never questioned is a dead one

The universe shows us its infinite mystery
So we must attend to its wild inconsistency!

We also sing that
stillness is only found in
the cold nothing of death
to live is to change, to change is to live
to embrace life is to embrace
the unknown of living it.

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I wanted to thank those of you who voted for this AAR for the ACA's. It's nice to win 1st place two quarters in a row. :)

I should also remind you all to go vote in the 2020 Yearly AARland Year-end AwAARds the deadline was extended, so you all have almost two weeks. :)
 
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It is a wonder to behold
Whole worlds we warp with willful wings.
Once dear Sabak served as our mold
Now we've become fair nature's kings
 

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In times past it was said
That the beating of a butterfly’s wings
Was strong enough to shape the world anew

Now we know instead
Although the idea was a truthful thing
The act fell to the Saiiban to do!
 
A Sample of Life

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A Sample of Life



We wish to be the very best
Like no one ever has
To gather these specimens will be quite the test
But it will be worth it, for science is our cause

We shall travel across the stars
Visit planets near and far
We will teach our scientists to understand
The power that’s inside

Scientific Samples!
We must gather them all
It shall be you and me, our very destiny
Science shall pull us through
If we read our instruments true
We must gather them all!
These scientific samples
A sample of life
Will set a fine example
Of the infinite possibilities
Of the multiplicity of life!

Scientific Samples!


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It is a wonder to behold
Whole worlds we warp with willful wings.
Once dear Sabak served as our mold
Now we've become fair nature's kings

And yet, can one rule
over that which nurtures you?
Recursive symbiosis

In times past it was said
That the beating of a butterfly’s wings
Was strong enough to shape the world anew

Now we know instead
Although the idea was a truthful thing
The act fell to the Saiiban to do!

So much power, in our wings
and yet we are but one butterfly
in a house made of hyperlane strings

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