Thursday, 2 October 2008
The Alien, having monitored a great quantity of earth televisual transmissions, had seen more nature documentaries than he could easily recall. Accordingly he had come to the conclusion that the main occupation of humanity was watchmen of wildlife--observing and monitoring the other forms of life on his planet. Wildlife just weren't interested in humanity the way humanity were interested in wildlife. In fact, unless man were about to provide food or posed a threat, wildlife wasn't interested in man at all. This seemed to the Alien to be the proper position. By comparison mankind's obsessive monitoring of wildlife seemed to the Alien creepy, a little unhinged, the actions of a communal stalker.