Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pointless Question #23

You're a member of a cold, emotionless species that is spreading across the universe in a wave of conquest for reasons that aren't adequately explained. If you're emotionless, why do you even care enough about galactic domination to get up in the morning?

13 comments:

*(#Nl2eo said...

WE DO NOT SLEEP

Mel said...

(1) You need the resources

(2) Your stockholders are getting antsy, 'cause your company is a military contractor and there's not enough war. So, you get your CEO elected VP, and begin to conquer the galaxy in the name of freedom and self-determination.

Joshua said...

Well, one must have hobbies, after all. Just as long as you don't get too invested in them.

Infophile said...

EXTERMINATE!

Dark Jaguar said...

Huh, I guess "want" counts as an emotion? If that's the case then it's a contradiction. If you're just defining emotions in the typical "happy sad angry" sort of way though, they may just be accomplishing their programmed objective.

Or if you are the borg, you eventually get the whole "obtain perfectio" thing going.

Bourgeois_Rage said...

We are looking for Love. Are you there, Love? No? Destroy this planet, there is no Love here. Next.

Mike said...

Because that's just what cold, emotionless beings do! Dude.

TheBrummell said...

My species, Ichtons, are incapable of empathy with other species, or indeed of other members of our own species who have a sufficiently different genotype. This qualifies as a lack of emotion from the point of view of any individual that does not share my genotype.

We're expanding across the galaxy because we need the resources. More planets, more protein digested (that means you, meatbag), means more offspring. The only purpose in existence is to maximize the population size of my own genotype, via unchecked reproduction.

Now, ambulatory protein-sack, please deposit yourself in my portable reduction vat. You're consumming valuable oxygen.

Graham said...

I am incapable of independent thought, as every move I make is in response to the telepathic commands of the Hive Queen.

In other words, ask her.

King of Ferrets said...

Because lust doesn't count as an emotion, and I needs me some hot alien chicks.

Undocumented Alien said...

You're conflating emotions with the desire to see social justice done. It's time to narrow the gap between haves and have nots by eating them all and using the resulting fertilizer to grow yams in Darfur.

It's only right. It's only fair.

David Amulet said...

The reason?

Only Xenu knows.

Akusai said...

Pointed Question #1:

Did BD die?