FWIW, I want to eventually reveal that they're actually among the most _beautiful_ beings in the universe, but sadly, the reaction is the same.


Two points. First: I am so, so, sorry... and not just for ripping off Douglas Adams (again)...

Second: I could've filled that whole page with pointless trivia like I've done in the previous documentary pages, with nonsense about how all the galactic federations and planetary unions ban Urigon females from battle (like a Geneva Conventions type of agreement) and how the Urigons evolved to necessitate such a deal in the first place. But eh, brevity is the soul of wit, if you can call this "wit". The Godling's Glossary* quote adds just enough meat to the whole thing, without weighting it down.

Also: that remaining one percent probably does not include the Urigons themselves. I kinda imagine Urigons reproducing like fish, in which the male and female just release their genetic material in proximity to one another, with as little eye contact as possible, and eventually little urigon tadpoles emerge out of the floorboards or something. The less said, the better. (I know I know, stop digging. Please refer back to Point One.)

*Sadly, it seems Mr. Krieger never finished his site update, and two thirds of the entries aren't present. You'll have to resort to The Wayback Machine to see everything. It's a shame; The Godling's Glossary is/was quite brilliant (if you can get past the libertarian** crap) and was one of those things, along with the DFC, that got me hooked on the internet.

**Let me try my hand at this:

Libertarianism, n.
A 19th Century frontier philosophy often touted by 21st Century techies who wouldn't last three days on a 19th Century frontier (Your ideology has died of dysentery). A magical fairy-tale land where no one pays taxes, police and soldiers work for free, and the roads pave themselves. Anarchy in a suit and tie. Social Darwinism at its finest: survival of the richest.


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