Great Auk posts:
I've been a titanian hulder for a long time now, and I've been wondering how people outside of our little subculture see us. I guess it must be weird for many people that some would be willing to live as nomads on Titan's surface, and I bet all the nanotech stuffed into our morphs makes some people pretty nervous, but aside from that I wanted to get a broader view of how people all over the system see us and hopefully clear up some misunderstandings. Please note that while we are members of the Titanian Commonwealth and involve ourselves in the Plurality I'm not here to wax politics, so lets keep that stuff out of things.
Me, I love being a hulder. Titan might seem like an oil-covered wasteland to you, but I think it's beautiful in a way you won't find anywhere else this side of a pandora gate, and maybe neither on the other side. I'm always surrounded by my friends and family, always moving around with our faithful caribou herds and doing good, honest work for the people of the Commonwealth while we're at it. If we find a good spot, we sometimes create ice sculptures to show our appreciation for this life we live, and I hear a lot of people really enjoy those.
Also, and that's probably just me due to way I lived before I became a hulder, but living like this seems, in it's own way, like a strange reflection of what human life was like in ancient times. Now, i know there might be a lot of things wrong with this comparison, but in some regards our life style does feel like that sometimes, and I mean that in a good way. Now, I doubt the good people on Profunda are going to create Titan-adapted versions of mammoths and saber-toothed-lions any time soon (the closest thing we have to predators are people sleeved in Ariel morphs, thoug sometimes they do get ideas and go after our caribou), I won't deny that something like that would be pretty cool. If anyone from Profunda reads this, you got my vote.
I gotta admit, I spend so much time as a hulder that I feel weird when I use most other morphs. Despite the way they look hulder are actually biomorphs, but whenever I resleeve in another biomorph after a long time in my hulder morph I actually need to get used to eating again. Thankfully you can't forget how to breathe. I still have my original morph for when I need to head somewhere on Titan or nearby where it's too warm for hulders (because otherwise I'd have to wear a vac-suit with the cooling turned all-the way up, and that would be awkward)
Your friendly neighbourhood biotech lover and space nomad