- The Question
- — profsample (@profsample)Tue, Oct 25 2011 19:07:15What counts as alien? Answer in a Twitter Essay of exactly 140 characters. Verb, noun, adjective, your call. But think a new think. #ENGH451
- The Responses
- — younginthepark (@younginthepark)Tue, Oct 25 2011 19:28:27Alien is that which exists outside of our boundaries either literally or symbolically. Bonus alien pts if they have icky tentacles. #ENGH451
- — Aparkerd (@Aparkerd)Tue, Oct 25 2011 19:54:25Alien is something foreign that I cannot relate to in any way. There are no commonalities between us and it that we can understand #engh451
- — Canoegirl42 (@Canoegirl42)Tue, Oct 25 2011 20:29:20#engh451 to be alien: uncomfortable, foreign, out of touch, distant unwanted, coming in from the cold and feeling the warm hurt your fingers
- — younginthepark (@younginthepark)Tue, Oct 25 2011 20:44:39
- — steponmythroat (@steponmythroat)Tue, Oct 25 2011 20:37:50#engh451 alien: something or someone totally foreign and impossibly hard to relate to. tends to be negative. also tends to be inhuman/scary.
- — sparklingangela (@sparklingangela)Tue, Oct 25 2011 21:11:06Alien: Taking what is outside of human comprehension and trying to familiarize it in whatever means possible. It's how we're wired #ENGH451
- — jake_shapiro (@jake_shapiro)Tue, Oct 25 2011 21:19:40Simply put, an "alien" is any foreigner, human or extraterrestrial. To racist conservatives, Mexicans & Oankali are the same thing. #ENGH451
- — DesertFox0613 (@DesertFox0613)Tue, Oct 25 2011 21:22:58Something "Alien" is anything that is unfamiliar or unnatural. Alien can mean anything outside of humankind's sphere of experience #ENGH451
- — angrymurmurs (@angrymurmurs)Tue, Oct 25 2011 21:24:59#ENGH451 Alien is the unknown, the 'other'. Something that cannot be properly conceived of, ever, and gives discomfort because of this fact.
- — drewthorson (@drewthorson)Tue, Oct 25 2011 22:12:52
- — TortolaTailspin (@TortolaTailspin)Wed, Oct 26 2011 00:39:07Alien: Is something you already know that you don't know/realize yet, or something intriguing that you don't want to/or refuse know #ENGH451
- — cat_eats (@cat_eats)Wed, Oct 26 2011 01:39:38Frightening and unknown, but not unknowable. Unfamiliar, strange, seemingly inconceivable, temporarily unaccepted, but no less real #engh451
- — 13ferrets (@13ferrets)Wed, Oct 26 2011 01:59:07Alien: Distant, strange, and unknown. Existing outside one's comfort zone. Unnervingly different from whatever norms we hold dear. #ENGH451
- — CC_SciFi (@CC_SciFi)Wed, Oct 26 2011 03:18:11Anything new, the 'unknown', or something that hasn't previously been experienced, through any of the senses, is considered 'alien' #ENGH451
- — claresulli (@claresulli)Wed, Oct 26 2011 14:38:00Alien is something foreign, unfamiliar; It's different in some way as in genetic makeup, physical appearance, or thought processes. #engh451
- — ashmesexie (@ashmesexie)Wed, Oct 26 2011 15:29:06An alien is something foreign and something that hasn't been totally understood yet...aliens are often characters in sci-fic novels #ENGH451
- — TheGolden_Apple (@TheGolden_Apple)Wed, Oct 26 2011 15:34:36Those who possess traits or ideas we cannot relate to. We fear and reject what we can't understand. Aliens, Atheists,+Trannys alike.#ENGH451
- — sarahmackay33 (@sarahmackay33)Wed, Oct 26 2011 18:21:53An alien is unknown, foreign, something changed and usually feared, something outside of the ordinary, unreal, causing unease #ENGH451
- — ZekeHayden (@ZekeHayden)Wed, Oct 26 2011 18:22:30alien- estranged from a perceived reality. Alien- amorphous body, fixed, smelly, hostile, oozing, pleasant, intelligent, conniving #ENGH451
- — Matt_Christov (@Matt_Christov)Wed, Oct 26 2011 19:07:43Alien-an outward symbol of human's repressed fear of anything considered to be deviant from socially accepted conventionalities. #engh451
What counts as "alien"?
Students in #ENGH451 write a Twitter essay of exactly 140 characters, describing in their own words what "alien" means.
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