I have a friend, not just any kind of friend but that special friend who looks at you and knows exactly what's up. The guy/girl you go to when you're in love, scared, confused. The brother from another mother. The sister you never had. That person we all have or should have.
The group's leader was Shockwave. He is a famous tactician type hero who has led many superhero assault teams in the past. He emits high frequency sound waves that can repel physical objects among other things. He is highly respected in the field.
Black holes are probably the strangest thing in existence. For many reasons, they don't seem to really make sense at all.
“As we have suggested to the supreme member body of the Milky Way Galaxy Tribunation. The expedition to the third planet has been plotted out to be 80,500 pc from Ailien. We have been monitoring the planetary life forms extensively and through an exhausted analysis, we have arrived at an irreproachable understanding of the planet’s current and projected future technological projected development. We have then, and within our functional collective parameters, have ascertained that the 3rd planet has not become dominant in its ability to travel beyond the perimeter of its own inclusive solar system. Moreover, we have amassed through initial and through a continued analysis, that an Ailien expedition would be needed to assist the carbon energy units some additional assistance as to transitioning within a higher echelon of vibrational development. And in so doing, into a higher level of consciousness and overall collective vibrational velocity. All in all, as in accordance with the collective fellowship of universal covenant of abiding members of the Milky Way Consortium of Contingent Planets. We therefore, as codified within our bylaws, and through the provisions and codex of planetary interventional conventions, are therefore authorized to engage in direct exploratory contact with the third planet and its carbon based self-contained inhabitants. Furthermore, we have, in accordance with mutually agreed interstellar protocol; have incorporated surveillance monitoring probes within the perimeter of the third planet; placing them directly within the interior of its surrounding dark matter field. Therefore, it is encouraged for this mission that we accept volunteers who therefore will immediately contact the field command of the Ailien bureau of interplanetary emancipation for further instructions of mission protocol and review.”
Knowledge is the first principle. Man exists as mind. To found one’s principles upon any other axiom denies personal existence. The self-awareness of the individual provides the essential absolute necessary for any comprehension of the nature of existence. Mind is the knower. The nature of knowledge is the definition of cognitive awareness. Definition is founded upon the principles of reason. The binary nature of definition provides a framework for the comprehension of reality. Any given bit of knowledge must be either affirmed or denied, and it cannot exist simultaneously affirmed and denied. The affirmation or denial of any proposed idea is considered a single Knowledge. The accumulation of knowledges in the mind is the awareness of our existence. We live in a world of ideas, each an abstract conception in and of itself defined by logic into a coherent superstructure structure of consummate sentience. Experience, however, is ultimately subjective. Due to the self-defining nature of knowledge, this does not mean it is untrue, but that the very premise of true and false are contained in the mind as human conceptions. You may speak gibberish, and you may build a house of straw, but one will soon find that it is becoming to model one’s definitions after the objective reality instead of demanding nature to bow down to your dictionary. In that knowledge is a matter of subjective experience, knowledge has no basis in objective reality. One can assume a house to be made of oak, but if so, then this house of oak was swept away on a gentle breeze. The physical matter of which the house was composed has no name outside of the mind of the knower, but the principles of weight and tensile strength will remain objective. The external world is an unknowable postulate from the vantage point of the human mind. All active stimulus is but the sensation of the brain; the reality of this sensation can neither be affirmed nor denied; only accepted or rejected as a knowledge. Not even the brain can truly be affirmed nor denied as real, but that the thoughts of sensory awareness are manifest. Thought is the substance of the mind, and the basis of knowledge. Definition applied to thought is idea. The nature of our sensory existence is the foundation of our belief in an external reality. We see the world and we hear it and when we eat it we taste it and feel it going into our bodies—but then we wake up and it was actually quite a dream, and certainly that which is dreamed is not a reality. However, in that the faculties of sense continue to operate even in states of unreal consciousness, the senses alone cannot provide the evidence for an external reality. It becomes necessary for us to observe a moment of silence for all the dead solipsists.
Fifteen years? Seems longer somehow. Fifteen years ago they appeared in the sky. From Zero, things hit One pretty quickly. Boom, they were just there, one minute we’re alone in the universe, well, at least some thought so anyway. Then the next minute, a couple of dozen ships are there in the sky. Floating up there, what are you supposed to do when that happens?