Page 44: Blob of the Past, pt.3
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The space-buns totally freaked out when they saw my random scribbles! Their eyes lit right up and they made all kinds of weird sounds at each other that I didn't really understand... but I could tell they were just as excited as I was about meeting someone! They took me into their spaceship, I got to see a bunch of neat shiny stuff, and then they gave me a bunch of food! It was the best day ever, and I wanted every day to feel like that!


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I hung out with the buns all the time after that. Communication was a problem for awhile, but eventually I found out they were from the sky, and they were called Tconaras. For some reason the weird sounds they made started making sense to me real quick, the more I heard them... but I had no idea how to make those special noises back. I wouldn't learn how to actually talk to people until like... years later.


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The Zoincaillan language has innate magical properties that allow its meaning to be conveyed to all who hear it, even if they have not had prior exposure to it. However, speaking it is still a skill that must be learned.


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Yeah, that's why you hyoomans can tell what I've been saying this whole time! ... or at least, I really hope you can. Otherwise you're probably really confused right now!


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Anyway, the Tconaras were total newbies to the wastelands of Syndomera. Even though I couldn't talk yet, they relied on me to guide them around as they explored the place. I did my best to steer them clear of dangerous stuff... but sometimes, the dangerous stuff finds you.


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This is what I meant when I said a lot of other blobs aren't very nice... if you meet an ozecium here, it's almost always bad news. We can and will eat basically anything, but nothing's more delicious than another living thing. The moment we ran into another blob, they just wanted to eat everyone!


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We were all totally outmatched. There's not a lot of stuff that can hurt an ozecium, and I didn't have nearly enough biomass to absorb the other blob. But still...! There was no way I was gonna just let my friends get eaten alive... so I reached out to the other blob with my mind, and let my cells talk to the other blob's cells. I wanted to tell them about how nice the buns were, and all the amazing things I learned about the world... and that maybe we could even be friends too...


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...it was a really really bad idea! Remember how I said there's not a lot of stuff that can hurt an ozecium? Well, this is one of those things! The other blob's mind was so much bigger than mine... I started to lose myself, like, instantly. If I didn't do something quick, every instance of me in the area was gonna become part of that jerk, all at once! 


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As my thoughts got squashed one by one, I remember thinking back to that crazy mix of warm, tingly feelings I had when I first met my bun-friends. Then everything went all hazy... and when I woke up I was back at the ship with the Tconaras, and everyone was safe, somehow...