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A Fable about Alien Motives

Water-based planet Earth is the only one under Sol's purview that radiates in the blue spectrum, which explains why the visiting aliens' extreme reaction was truly due to misapprehension.

Here's how it went about:

When they considered the evidence observed by way of the incredibly magnificence of their nanognomic technology, they were thrilled to crystalline phosphorescence from a conviction that they had discovered a rudimentary, though sentient, version of their own life form.

Driven by this ultimate satisfaction of not being alone in the vast universe, they spent much time and rare umber materials to create a device that would travel them here.

Then, late last year, they arrived and found oxygen and carbon dioxide and water! Which, to these methane-based Titans, are useless and even poisonous resources.

No wonder they browned out all life but bovines!

Moral: Randomly, flatus can occasion survival.