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Cookie's Green Stripe Special


Employees of the Spaceport are issued a badge when they are hired. New employees generally have a red stripe across the bottom of their badge.

Some badges have prominent green stripes, and red-stripe employees assumed to mean these others have been promoted.

Instead, the green stripe represents a rite of passage, a stage in a person's emotional development and awareness of the universe around them.

A green stripe means an employee has encountered aliens and can be trusted to interact as acceptable representatives of humanity when interacting with aliens.

The green-stripe transition has been traumatic for some.

The Spaceport Crew Members celebrate this transition with a new badge and being sent to Blue's Bar for a very special meal.


History

The first human to realize that aliens were visiting the 'port had no support in adjusting to the new reality.

Once the staff realized that this would be a fairly common occurrence, they developed the badge system to differentiate who was aware of the aliens and who was not.

Cookie had been studying alien cuisine and its effect on humans. He recommended that all newly green-stripe employees be served a custom meal of truly alien origin as a celebration. He felt that turning the event from a trauma to a rite of passage would help the person adjust.

Eating this unique dish made special for each individual became both a celebration of their changed state and an opportunity to provide the occasionally needed chemical assistance during the transition. For example, Cookie has been known to add the medicinal black oil from Rigellian Lettuce seeds to salad dressings or sauces provided as part of this meal.


Execution

Once the employee is calmed down, they are issued a new badge and escorted to Blue's Bar. They are told to order Cookie's Green Badge special.

Blue asks them to touch a diagnostic cube that checks for potential allergic interactions and evaluates the person's overall biochemistry. Stress alters a human's chemistry in unpredictable ways and the cube can diagnose potential problems and suggest appropriate countermeasures.

The results are fed to Cookie via a direct link to his kitchen tracking system.

Cookie then prepares a customized meal using alien ingredients with necessary vitamin, mineral, and emotionally needed nutrients.

The meal is different for each individual, but often includes a vitamin boosting beverage that some have described as having the same effect as a stiff double shot of whiskey. While not intoxicating, the effect is often somewhat sedating.


Components and tools

Diagnostic cube - resembles a six-sided die, all black, with no markings.

Participants

Cookie, Blue, and the newly promoted employee

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Aug 27, 2022 05:40 by LexiCon (WordiGirl)

Interesting article! The touch about the allergen diagnostic cube was something I quite enjoyed because my siblings and I have quite a few allergies. Also, dealing with interdimensional and interplanetary cuisine, one may not know the properties in such foods and what effect they may have on humans. Very well-written and it seems you took a lot into consideration without making the article too long or boring. It was interesting and held me to the end. I'd like to know more about Cookie the character, however. He wasn't linked! Perhaps his article is not yet done? :)

Aug 28, 2022 00:44 by Deleyna Marr

His article isn't written yet. I'm still just beginning on this journey of moving everything to World Anvil and I have quite a few important characters to fill in. Cookie is a bit of a mystery in the story because he comes in before the first alien and becomes a fixture of the community. After they start realizing there are aliens among them, it still takes them a bit to start wondering about him.

Deleyna
Aug 28, 2022 00:45 by Deleyna Marr

Oh! And thanks so much for reading the article. It means a ton to me when someone reads!

Deleyna
Aug 29, 2022 11:10 by LexiCon (WordiGirl)

figured so! And I know how that is, moving things over XD God bless and much success! <3

Aug 30, 2022 14:38 by LexiCon (WordiGirl)
Sep 5, 2022 01:42 by Deleyna Marr

Oh fun! Thanks! I'll check it out!

Deleyna
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