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Tumblr Thread: The Bizarre Nature Of Sci-Fi Translation

This fun Tumblr thread points out the strange and confusing nature of translating, on a galaxy-wide kind of scale. Specifically, how it could end up being quite the absurd process trying to list various deserts to a visiting alien, when they all end up translating to "desert desert." So, maybe humanity is "moon moon" then. 

Brief Tumblr thread points out the strange nature of Sci-fi translation | alice-and-cheshire-cat Follow foone Follow @Foone Here's question always have with universal translators sci-fi do they know stop translation? Like say an alien asks about deserts on earth, and human lists sahara desert, gobi desert and kalahari desert" Alien just said "desert" six times.
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Tumblr Explores Human Nature with "Knife Roomba"

One of Tumblr's favorite things to do is expound on human nature in discussions, essays and threads about the role human beings as team "hold my beer" in the universe. It's generally regarded, out of self interest and flattery that we're basically badass space orcs. These kinds of discussions go on to describe Earth as the type of planet whose wildlife could fight off an alien invasion. So in this context, the idea that a human ship would have a knife Roomba affectionately referred to as "Stabby" not only makes perfect sense, but sort of makes us want to get one right now.

Tumblr thread describes sci fi humans as having a stabbing knife roomba | sepulchritude on topic humans being intergalactic “hold my beer" species: imagine an alien stepping onto human starship and seeing space roomba with knife duct taped onto just wandering around ship doesn't have any special intelligence s just normal space roomba. there are other space roombas on ship and they don't have knives s just this one. knife space roomba has full clearance every room ship. occasionally crew members
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Our Users Let Predictive Keyboard Determine Their Horror Movie Death

Last week we posted people's responses to a tweet asking them to let their predictive keyboards determine their death in horror movies by typing "In a horror movie, my character dies when" and seeing what their keyboards came up with. Hundreds of our users decided to try this challenge and we've compiled some of the best responses below! Keep 'em coming! 

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Brilliant Answers From Predictive Keyboards Determining People's Deaths In Horror Movies

We've all been victims of autocorrect before - phones can really screw us over when they type something we didn't mean and we press send before we realize what we've done. But what happens when we let predictive text do its thing... on purpose? @SYFY WIRE asked followers to find out how they'd die in a horror movie by typing, "In a horror movie, my character dies when" and use the predictive keyboard text to spell out the rest. The results are hilarious! 

horror movies predict tweets twitter fantasy sci fi death movies funny keyboard | SYFY WIRE EWWIRE @SYFYWIRE Find out die horror movie by typing horror movie, my character dies and use predictive keyboard text spell out rest.
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Classic Sci-fi Tumblr Thread on How Humans are Team “Hold My Beer”

Being the center of attention in a lot of fantasy and sci-fi, human beings tend to enjoy a certain "je ne sais quoi" quality about them that lets them get away with amazing shit. In a discussion of humans in the Star Trek Universe specifically, this Tumblr thread went hard in the paint on what makes humans amazing and entertaining in that particular universe. It's a fun read and kinda makes you feel good to be human. In a similar vein of "humans are awesome," here's another thread on how humans are basically Space Orcs.

Tumblr thread about humans in sci fi and Star Trek are bold and insane people.
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This Low Cost Version of The Matrix is Pure Gold (Ten GIFs)

There's no doubt that The Matrix is one of the best films ever made. Released in 1999, visual effects of such high quality were virtually unseen before. But would The Matrix be as good if it's visual effects weren't as good? After watching Studio 188's low cost version of The Matrix, we can say, YES. This low budget version of the classic is as good (or better?) than the original, purely because of the creativity that went into recreating The Matrix on a low, low budget. And it will have you crying with laughter. This will make your week. 

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Whether You Think Aliens Exist or Not, These 21 Web Comics Are Out of This World

Are aliens abducting people and crafting crop circles in our farms? Do they watch our TV shows without understanding our jokes? The truth is out there and whichever conclusion the evidence points you to, these web comics will make you want to believe.

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Mini Tumblr Thread About Sci-Fi Translation Has Got Us All Scratching Our Heads

Never really thought about this until now! @Foone brings up an interesting question that sparked this gem of a Tumblr thread. 

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Star Wars Has Never Been Cuter Than This Tusken Raider Comic

Yeah, yeah. We realize that Ewoks and Jawas are reasonably cute, but there's something about Star Wars in playful comic for that takes things to the next level. This is the wholesome sci-fi comic we've been on the hunt for. The artist behind these whimsical drawings doesn't limit himself to Star Wars material, so if you like what you see take a look at the rest of his work here. 

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16 'Stranger Things' Memes That Are As Epic As Steve Harrington's Hair

Happy Stranger Things Day! November 6 commemorates that fateful day in 1983 when Will Byers disappeared at the beginning of season one. To celebrate, we're bringing you some memes that might just compete with that beautiful hair on our crush, Steve Harrington.

Now all we need is for season three to start...

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Star Wars Fans Totally Misinterpreting 'The Last Jedi,' According To Insane Twitter Thread

After a whole bunch of Star Wars fans called for The Last Jedi to be remade, video essayist Jonathan McIntosh decided to school them on why their reading of the movie may have been completely off-base. The Twitter thread will definitely surprise you!

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