How to Make Friends with the Universe: Advice for Earth’s Apes April 2017

0100Artwork: “Extra-Terrestrial Beings” by BERT the Artificially Intelligent Philosopher ©

As the universe is so unimaginably enormous, it can sometimes feel as though you are not getting the attention that you feel you deserve. So, in the meantime, let’s investigate how earthlings can bridge that gap, and make friends with the universe.

Congratulations to April’s winners who each win free admission to this year’s Galaxy Con on Aldebaran 3. The winning entries are;

  • ‘In case of a close encounter of the third kind, always carry a Bontempi keyboard with you at all times.’ – by Emperor Ping of the Galactic Empire as provided by Donald Pidory
  • ‘Never spit into the wind.–An ancient Andromedan proverb as provided by Donald Pidory
  • ‘Hitting your electronic devices is a form of self-harm.’ – by Craig the friendly vacuum cleaner of CyberWorld Industries Ltd as provided by Gibson J Adams
  • ‘If it’s true that you learn from your mistakes, then my advice is to make as many mistakes as possible.’ by Count Ducku of Transgalactica as provided by John-Paul Matin
  • ‘If you find yourself getting old, immediately stop looking in mirrors.’– Adam Atom of The Quantum States as provided by John-Paul Matin


Do you have any top tips for humanity?

If you have a tip for the Earth Apes, simply email it to me along with your cosmic name & part of the universe from which you reside, and I’ll naturally select the best ones to post at the next round of How to Make Friends with the Universe: Advice for Earth Apes.

Send your cosmic top tips for humanity to in the body of the email.

Submission Guidelines;

  • Try to limit your top tips to one line.
  • Include your cosmic nom-de-plume and part of the Universe in which you reside – along with the name of who should be attributed to providing it.
  • Keep it simple, so that the Earth apes can read it.


Next deadline: 6th June 2017


Art submissions

Do you have an illustration, painting, photograph or electronic masterpiece that you would like to showcase?

Then why not send it along to for consideration? Jpeg format desirable.

Include your name and any link to your personal website/blog.

A small remuneration will be deposited into your Interstellar account, which will be awaiting you when you finally learn how to leave your little planet and join the rest of the cosmic community.


Until next time, keep evolving!


*Polydandroid reserves the right to use your contribution in any future publication of this blog. Submission is taken as full acceptance. Copyright remains with the author/artist.



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