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Old Mar 12 2009, 04:21 PM   #9
eann
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Default Re: Precedent to Petaybee

Hi--no, we were not to our knowledge following any other world when we invented Petaybee. As for the reaction to the drilling seeming similar--well, nobody likes going to the dentist, and the dentist is drilling to help you--what if s/he were drilling into you just to remove valuable bits of you?
The "living earth" idea follows the whole Gaia religion thing--not exactly what we had in mind either. However, I did draw some inspiration from a PBS special on spirituality and environmental concerns. Someone was saying that if we considered the earth a nurturing relative we might treat it better, which made me think it would be interesting if the planet in question could make it perfectly clear to some of us at least that it was alive, felt things, and liked or disliked some types of human behavior.
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