HI. I'M BEN, AND I'M AN "ALIEN."

I'll be your tour guide on this interplanetary journey through Erbedian culture, literature, art, philosophy, and everyday life.

I'm not entirely sure if I'm qualified for that, but I'm what you get.

SO LET'S BEGIN.


 
 
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You earthlings live over here on Earth.

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And then there's this huge flaming mass of gas called the sun in the middle.

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And we Erbedians live over here on planet Erbede on the other side of the sun.

And that over there is the Blue Moon, or "Ma'ru" if you prefer.

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We have another moon, too, but we don't talk about it because it's a 300+-year-old antiquated metal piece of junk some scientists launched that shouldn't exist. I wish it were smaller so we could pull it back to Erbede and trade it in for an upgraded version.

 
 

You'll probably notice that we don't have a cool satellite photo of Erbede to share across the Interplanetary Web (IP-W) like the beautiful photos you have of Earth. That's because we aren't into space exploration like you people are.

We know what's out there, and we don't want any more of it than we already have.

Trust me.

 
 
 

So here's the awkward truth. This website is basically a giant Public Service Announcement screaming:

Stay home.

Invasive species are the most dangerous force in the known universe, and we have enough humans here already, thank you.

 
 
 

In essence, we Erbedians, we "aliens" who inhabit a planet sharing your planet's rotation, are sharing our culture with you now, to curb your curiosity so you will leave us alone.

This is one of those, "Don't call me, I'll call you situations." You know, like when there's someone you hate, and in order to tell them you don't want to talk to them ever again, you have to talk to them? This is basically that but on an interplanetary scale.

 
 
 

That being said...

A council of important people decided we should go about this whole awkward confrontation in the least confrontational way possible. They decided on a two-pronged approach to the interplanetary communication issues at hand:

 

1. Send someone unintimidating.

They decided this because you people have the weirdest ideas about aliens. To alleviate some of your fears, they sent me.

I'm a comedian, and I'm super average. And short. And entertaining. And now I feel incredibly self-conscious about all of this.

 

2. Send literature.

Nothing illustrates a point like the well-aimed words of a book. So we pooled together some of our favorite literature from Erbede which will hopefully convey my PSA in a more artistic way than I've just shared it.

 

Over the years, we've studied Earth a little, and it came as no surprise to us that you also have invasive species.

We read about Asian carp, "White People," and a plethora of other similar disasters.

It seems you know plenty about the destructive power of invasive species - such things can cause entire economies to collapse, unnecessary wars, plagues, injustice, mass extinction, famine, etc., etc., etc.  You might be wondering why I'm making such a big deal out of this.

 
 

I'm making it a big deal because

we almost lost everything,

and your untimely arrival on our planet could make everything worse. (Again.)

 
 

Erbede is what you might call an intergalactic launching point or a cultural trade center. It's become the home of every known people-group, but it wasn't always that way. There used to be just two peoples. Then three, and those three made four, and another invaded making five.

Then the travelers came through portals. The Maseruy with their wars and treaties. At first everything was fine. They were wonderful architects, scholarly, respectful.

 
 

If only it had remained that way.

 

I'll give you a brief history.

On New Year's Eve just 603 years ago, our people witnessed the destruction of an entire planet and fought against the decimation of our own. Billions of people and creatures perished. All of Masera's civilizations were lost, and the dimension portals connecting our planet to all of the others - to Kadaun, Masera, and even Earth - were broken. 

In one night more than a third of Erbede's population, an assortment of interplanetary settlers and tourists, became refugees who would never see their home again. Many lost family, land, and everything they had ever worked for.

 

This event is called

The Great Conquest.

 
 

It was such a horrible catastrophe that it marked the beginning of a new era: the time "After Amesyth," which is the name we chose for our literature.

Two men are responsible for bringing about about The Great Conquest.

 
 
 
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Ayris Fulkert

Ayris had an Omyn capable of bridging portals to other planets.

King Ayris Fulkert, the rightful ruler of Amesyth, was a kind, jovial man who enjoyed getting into bar fights, exploring the Maseraen jungles, and smoking an Omyn pipe. Rumors claim Ayris was fierce in battle, but only because he so fiercely valued his soldiers and would do anything to protect them.

 
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Daaden Lasdon

Daaden had a heart of lead and a mind controlled by an ancient parasite.

Emperor Daaden Lasdon, who was once Ayris' second in command but turned against him after being infected with an ancient Parasite known as Lyfamuy thus becoming an evil warlord who invaded the country of Kinhaun on Erbede, established a nation ruled by said parasite and founded The Laboratory for Omyn Related studies (LORS) where the Omyn-Syncing Bomb was invented.

 
 

Oh, and there was King Luwus Megori, but he was more or less the collateral between the two guilty parties.

 
 

Basically, The Great Conquest was Emperor Daaden's fault because he initiated the whole catastrophe, and he was sadistic and the worst. But everyone blames King Ayris because he's the one who opened the portals that linked the known universe, making a bridge by which everything was made possible.

Philosophers speculate that if Ayris hadn't opened the floodgates, everything would be the way it was supposed to be.

You can read more about The Great Conquest, King Ayris, Emperor Daaden, King Luwus, and other invasive species in Jensine's novels and short stories.

 

I hope you now understand why we can't invite you over for tea on the porch. It's not anything against you or Earth (probably.) And we do genuinely hope you enjoy the content of the After Amesyth Series.

 
 

 

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Literature

 
 
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From an early age, Gum’ba’ya Ta’nu’na, aka Stupid Tuna, was an outcast due to his eccentric philosophies and his desire for meaningful friendships. After enduring years of ridicule, Tuna finally left his school to start a new life as a cartographer. One Descent, Tuna found himself making a choice his people would consider unimaginably stupid: he chose to save the life of a drowning stranger, and that choice changed everything.

 

The Stupid Tuna Chronicles

A Serial Fiction Novella


Free Download:


Coming soon!

 

 
GCO

Hey Earthlings!

If you love out-of-the-cosmos sci-fi adventures featuring unlikely heroes who grow to overcome their fears, weaknesses, and vices to learn the value of love and friendship while being confronted by a bigger than life, world-destroying villain in an epic battle of good and evil...

Gcallus Octevius is most certainly NOT the novel for you!

GCO is a sci-fi noir novel filled with mystery, tragedy, and a fair share of comedy. 

 

GCALLUS

Book 1 • Coming Soon


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The final English draft is currently being reviewed for accuracy by U//// Publishing.


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Lukus & I

Book II | Coming Thereafter

Draft 1 being reviewed for accuracy by the Somorrin Institute.

 

 
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My Cup of Tea

A Serial Fiction Novella

Excerpts coming soon


 

Your Cosmic Hosts:

 

Ben Diun Dun

Known as the Ualian "sit down" comedian, Ben Diun Dun has become an Erbedian phenomenon. From his sassy on-stage sketches to his side-splitting free-lance columns, he's spread laughter to millions as if it were a plague.

When Ben's not interacting with earthlings via the IP web, he enjoys traveling, contemplating modern art, and watching Amekrians hurt themselves as they play Lickler.
 

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Jensine Lynn

A Trajonyt born in Somorrah, raised in Amekra, and currently living in Kinhaun, Historical Fiction writer Jensine Lynn established her career with the launch of her first novel, Gcallus Octevius, the tale of an atypical protagonist who finds himself living on Floor 52 of LORS, Erbede's most prestigious laboratory.

Her works are currently being translated and cross-checked for accuracy by U//// Publishing and the Somorrin Institute.


Etchi Rekardo

Former Kinhaunin general under Emperor Daaden Lasdon, Erbedian Ambassador, Co-owner of U//// Publishing, and probabilities mathematician Etchi Rekardo translates all aaS content from its original Didenki and Erbedian text into vernacular American English. 

He resides on his privately owned island, Lotte Isle, with his wife, daughter, life-long friend Ta'nu'na, and many nieces and nephews.

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The After Amesyth Series was made possible by The Interplanetary Awareness Fellowship (IAF) via the Interplanetary Web.

 
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IAF seeks to incite cultural awareness and appreciation throughout the planets by spreading art, history, heritage, music, literature, technology, language, and pop culture from one globe to another. IAF received funding and technical assistance from:

U //// PUBLISHING, THE NEW SOMORRIN GOVERNMENT, THE INTERNATIONAL HUMANS WITH OMEINGS RECONCILIATION ASSOCIATION (IHORA), THE LABORATORY FOR OMYN AND RELATED STUDIES (LORS), LASDON LITERACY AND EDUCATORS' COMMITTEE, AND THE AMEKRIAN CIVIL RIGHTS FOUNDATION

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