Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities

Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities

Lyn Gala / Sep 23, 2019

Assimilation Love and Other Human Oddities Ondry and Liam have settled into a good life but their trading is still tied up with humans and humans are always messy When political changes at the human base lead Ondry to attempt a difficult tra

  • Title: Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities
  • Author: Lyn Gala
  • ISBN: 9781623005870
  • Page: 476
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  • Ondry and Liam have settled into a good life, but their trading is still tied up with humans, and humans are always messy When political changes at the human base lead Ondry to attempt a difficult trade, the pair find themselves entangled in human affairs Liam wants to help the people he left and the worlds being torn apart He also wants to serve Ondry with not only theOndry and Liam have settled into a good life, but their trading is still tied up with humans, and humans are always messy When political changes at the human base lead Ondry to attempt a difficult trade, the pair find themselves entangled in human affairs Liam wants to help the people he left and the worlds being torn apart He also wants to serve Ondry with not only the pleasures of the nest but also by bringing human profits.Ondry has no hope of understanding human psychology in general, he only knows that he will hold onto his palteia with the last breath in his body, and he d like to keep his status and his wealth too Unfortunately, new humans bring new conflicts and he is not sure how to protect Liam He does know one thing that humans seem to constantly forget that the peaceful Rownt are predators and when their families are threatened, Rownt become deadly killers Liam is his family, and Ondry will protect him with his last breath assuming that he can recognize the dangers in time to do so.

    The Importance of Assimilation in Adaptation Verywell Mind Assimilation plays an important role in how we learn about the world around us In early childhood, children are constantly assimilating new information and Assimilation tubule Memory Alpha FANDOM powered by Wikia Assimilation tubules, also known as injection tubules, were a pair of flexible needle like devices that extended from the wrists or fingers of Borg drones They were the first step in the assimilation process Once they penetrated the skin, they released a series of Borg nanoprobes, the Assimilation Memory Alpha FANDOM powered by Wikia Assimilation was the process by which the Borg added new members and new technology to the Collective Borg assimilation was predatory every species the Borg encountered was assessed to determine whether its biological and or technological distinctiveness was Assimilation culturelle Wikipdia L assimilation culturelle est une forme d acculturation, situation socio historique au cours de laquelle un individu ou un groupe abandonne totalement sa culture d origine, volontairement ou de manire contrainte, pour adopter les valeurs, la langue et les pratiques culturelles d un nouveau groupe en s y conformant de manire plus ou moins profonde et complte. Acculturation Acculturation is a process of social, psychological, and cultural change that stems from the balancing of two cultures while adapting to the prevailing culture of the society Individuals of a differing culture try to incorporate themselves into the new prevalent culture by participating in aspects of the prevalent culture, such as their traditions, but still hold onto their original Examples of Assimilation and Accommodation What is The concepts of assimilation and accommodation relate to Piaget s theories of child development and through the course of his research he produced several examples of assimilation and accommodation to illustrate the theories he was expounding. Borg The Borg are a fictional alien group that appear as recurring antagonists in the Star Trek franchise The Borg are cybernetic organisms, linked in a hive mind called the Collective The Borg co opt the technology and knowledge of other alien species to the Collective through the process of assimilation forcibly transforming individual beings into drones by injecting nanoprobes into Tom Brokaw blew it on assimilation But we can get it When immigrants from Central and South America were concentrated in places like Texas, California and New York, you didn t see nearly the panic about assimilation that you do today. Chinese Assimilation in Thailand vs Malaysia Thai Law Forum Feb , Chantavanich, Supang, From Siamese Chinese to Chinese Thai Political Conditions and Identity Shifts among the Chinese in Thailand, in Suryadinata, Leo ed , Ethnic Chinese as Southeast Asians, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, . Biological Absorption Superpower Wiki FANDOM powered Also Called Biological Assimilation Biomass Absorption Assimilation Tissue Absorption Assimilation Capabilities The user can absorb biological mass matter, while removing it from the source, into their body and use it in various ways, gaining some form of advantage, either by enhancing themselves, gaining the drained power, knowledge, skills, etc using it as power source etc either

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        Lynsey Lyn Gala started writing in the back of her science notebook in third grade and hasn t stopped since Westerns starring men with shady pasts gave way to science fiction with questionable protagonists which eventually gave in to any story with a morally ambiguous character Even the purest heroes have pain and loss and darkness in their hearts, and that s where she likes to find her stories Her characters seek to better themselves and find the happy ending or happier anyway , but it s writing the struggle that inspires her muse When she isn t writing, Lyn Gala teaches in New Mexico.She first cut her teeth on fanfic gen, slash, het, and femslash She prefers to focus on plot mysteries and monsters and disasters, oh my, but sex can and does happen Some of her stories focus on power exchange, bondage or bdsm In her worlds, tops and bottoms are all mature, consenting adults In fact, stories where they aren t squick her badly, so don t expect to find abuse stories in her journal.


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    1. Brilliant!You've all heard the term 'Death by Chocolate', right? Well, this was 'Death by Ondry'.I cannot express how much I love Ondry. He may be my #1 most loved character out of any book I have read, ever. He is pretty much the most perfect specimen of male and he's not even human! I'm seriously thinking of having T-shirts made that say 'I ♥ Ondry' on them. I love him that much.Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities is not your standard romance. Sure, there are romantic elements and y [...]


    2. Before Reading:Tears of joy because this solidified my enjoyment of this author's words.After Reading: The world buildinge connectionLiam and Ondry. Yes. *happy sigh*Check out our unicorn group review on BMBR of Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities - dudes it was 5 hearts unanimously across the board!!!!!5 Hearts - I had to really think about my feelings on this one.This story will not work for everyone. Warning, this story is not for everyone! You want gushy, mushy love scenes and copio [...]


    3. Gala's Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities returns to the world of Ondry and his palteia Liam. It sinks us into the Rownt culture, where logic, status, and trade are valued above all else, and there's no word for war. Gala's writing, the depth or her linguistic research, and the world she creates are magical.The Rownt had preserved nature on most of the planet, so they found no special beauty in an unspoiled landscape the way humans did.This book is not about kink, and there is no sex i [...]


    4. I suspect that just like Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts, Assimilation will be added to the list of books I’ve read and reread so many times my Kindle sighs and asks me why I have nothing better to do with my life. Well, my Kindle can suck it. Liam and Ondry have such trust in each other, value each other so highly -- how could you possibly not want to experience that over and over again?Ondry:When Ondry would lie in bed at night and Liam would stroke his neck until his skin tingle [...]


    5. I have this vision of a genre called M/M Fiction, where you could take out the romance/sex, and the book would stand alone, but which has a distinctly M/M feel in syntax, characters, structure etc and is not at all the same thing as Gay Fiction.¹ And look, here is Lyn Gala striding boldy forward in my new genre, with a first contact novel which stands alone perfectly happily if you took out the mind-melting tailsex and ilsil: not that we want to do that!I super-enjoyed the hell out of this.¹ T [...]


    6. i didn't enjoy this one as much as the first. i thought it was most interesting when liam was bartering. naturally, the bulk of the book is liam and ondry explaining things to one another and a new character, who was interesting for a hot second until she (view spoiler)[turned out to be special forces who couldn't hit a stationary target menacing them from a few feet away, ran out of ammo, said "I'M OUT OF AMMO!!" and flung her gun at the thing, and then miraculously produced both a brand new gu [...]



    7. Palteia.I've been struggling with what to say about this book for several days now. Gone through several revisions, some were downright terse. In short, I loved it. Adored it, really, but I don't think it will resonate with everyone. There are romantic moments between Liam and Ondry that are divine especially when Ondry was drawing love symbols on Liam's neck with his fingers. *sigh*However, I wouldn't necessarily categorize it as a romance novel. It's tagged science fiction and space opera, bot [...]


    8. To anyone keeping track of this, the new cover is now outloose-id/assimilation- and we are on track for a September 23 release date. Now what do I do with all the "short story" bits that didn't make it into the book. I've asked for my editor's opinion on that one, BTW.


    9. Wow, I can’t even find words to sum up how I feel about this book. This books is an art. The intricacies, delicacy and the amount of details on linguistics of this book, it just blew me away. So the journey of Liam and Ondry continues here as they tried to trade with a human captain who’s sent to Prarownt as the first contact linguist and Ondry is struggling a bit with the other Rownts who will neither accept or deny his Ka status at a mere 200 years of age. (Which is considered still a youn [...]


    10. I love Ondry. Not just as the perfect mate, someone for whom care and protection of his partner is his driving force, beyond even making a profit. But also as an alien, whose thoughts and motivations are not identical to human processes. He's not just a tall man with a purple skin. He's similar enough to be wholly engaging (and lovable) and different enough to be intriguing. I really enjoyed getting both his and Liam's POVs in this installment.You have to read the first book first. (Note that th [...]


    11. Think I preferred this one over the first because we get a better look at Ondry and Rownt society. I really enjoy the world building even if the gerontocracy sets me on edge. Plus, Ondry's an absolute sweetheart, I'd let him tail me. And, I still want a pillow nest. Favorite quote: "I like how you smell, but if you do not, I also like it when your smell is so faint that it is something for only me.”


    12. Lovely. It's probably impossible that I could adore this as much as Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts, which is literally one of my favorite, most reread books, but this sequel contained more of Gala's fascinating exploration of cultural difference through a focus on linguistics, and on how our words, and at times our lack of words, reflect both our priorities and our limitations. It was wonderful to have access to Ondry's perspective and get more insight into the Rownt way of looking [...]


    13. Wow.Just, WOW!I don't have words that will do this one justice. 5 Freakin’ Stars My Friends!What an amazing book. I honestly could not put it down once I started. I thought I loved Liam and Ondry after reading Claimings, Tails and Other Alien Artifacts, but reading about them as an established pair in Claimings #2 was an experience that was so much more than just loving a couple of characters. Their dynamic has matured and everything I “pretty much understood” in Claimings became crystal c [...]


    14. I've said it before, will continue to do so, and say it again here: external conflict with which characters must deal is so much more interesting, real and satisfying than manufactured, unnecessary, and transparent conflict between characters in an attempt to create tension in a story.Gala once again achieves this as she did in book one, Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts.My buy-in is practically immediate and much deeper when characters are permitted to share themselves in this style i [...]


    15. 4.5 StarsNow if every D/s book I read (which isn't many) was like this, I would wholly embrace the genre. This strips things bare and shows what I assume, or would like, as an ideal representation. Perhaps since it wasn't a human/human relationship with traditional reciprocating sex, this probably made the extra difference. Hands down Ondry was the best part of this book. He may not truly grasp the human concept of love, but he knows loyalty and faithfulness. Towards Liam, he is generous, consid [...]


    16. *****3.5*****I love the relationship between Ondry and Liam. Ondry being all growly and possessive pushes my buttons and TAIL SEX is still awesome. I also really like seeing humans through Ondry's eyes and him trying to understand how people can be so illogical. It did drag a little every time Liam starting explaining Rownt language and culture and stuff. I didn't feel it so much in the first one but it got a little too much for me in this one. Still an enjoyable read and I was happy to see this [...]



    17. 4 stars! Considering the fact that I’m normally not into alien m/m stories, falling in love with Liam and Ondry came as quite a surprise to me. I read the first installment and when I finished it, I knew that I had to learn more about the Rownt and Liam’s future with Ondry. I love the fact that human habits and culture are described from the Rownt’s point of view and I have to admit that it made me laugh countless times. We are truly bizarre in most of what we do! Human logic was a truly t [...]


    18. Re read- Oct 2017 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️July 2015 - Amazing just amazing! No one compares to Ondry and Liam.Review:Such an amazing book! I was absolutely glued! Liam and Ondry are such a sweet and special couple. I expected this book to be a little slow, just a relationship building type story, you know daily life routine but there was so much happening that I literally could not put the book down, case in point, I'm writing this review at 4am. It was quite funny as well, hea [...]


    19. I don't really know how to describe this book. I had my doubts about the first one in the series and that made me read the second. It didn't impress me any. It felt too off and maybe it was just me, but I think I'm done with this genre, for now.There aren't many feelings or things that can make me read any other installment in the future. Liam and Ondry's relationship is very strange, being two different non physically compatible species and all.


    20. 3.5 starsHaving left Liam and Ondry hale and hearty in Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts, I was on a bit of a fence about reading this. Sometimes reading a sequel takes you away from where you imagine the characters to be. Thanks to Ms Gala though I did not end up somewhere completely different. Liam and Ondry’s life is like I imagined and more and I liked the more.The story gets a little bit technical at times but that is part of the whole Rownt culture, wouldn’t feel as if I am i [...]


    21. This really isn't going to be much of a review as I've decided at this point simply to say that I am still enjoying this series tremendously and have already jumped into book #3 which for now is the final installment of this series. Hopefully there will be more one day the no too distant future.Once I get done with book #3 I will do a review that with any luck will adequately express how much I enjoyed this series and the company of my lovely friends here on GR who joined me for this buddy read. [...]



    22. MORE ONDRY!!! AND LIAM!!!As in the first book, the world building/cultural study was fascinating, and we learned even more about the differences between humans and the Rownt. I loved watching Ondry process human interactions; it was interesting to see what another species thought of human behavior. I do wish it had been balanced with more romance, though. What we got was wonderful, but I wanted more. I'm greedy like that ;)I highlighted so much and want to share all the things. Instead, here are [...]


    23. A Dominant/submissive relationship without ever mentioning BDSM and set in an alien world is the kind of book I love. The concept of Palteia is extremely alluring for submissives who yearn for the D/s lifestyle. This is the second book in this series and it can be read independent of the first book. There are a few events which happen in the first book which is referenced in this one, however, and a reader who is familiar with sci-fi/fantasy themes will have no problems catching up to speed quic [...]


    24. I don't think I liked this as much as I did the first but it was still very, very good. It is a fascinating world and the growth in the characters is a beautiful thing to watch.Is it over? I am confused because it ended like there could be more but I thought the series was complete?



    25. Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities picks up soon after the ending of the first book, Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts (which is required reading if you want to actually get this book).Liam is now settling into his role as palteia to Ondry, and is finding himself safe and at home for probably the first time in his life. Speaking for Ondry in trade, seeking both profit and pleasure for his chilta, Liam is really starting to come into his own. He is stronger now, than he was be [...]


    26. Re-read August 2017This series is so amazing, I could read about Liam and Ondry all day.--------------------------------4.5 starsOndry is an alien, a Rownt. Liam is human and his palteia. This is kind of like a submissive, except a palteia is highly valued in the Rownt culture.In this Liam is still very happy als Ondry's palteia. But the military still hasn't let go of Liam completely and they try to trick him into coming back. Ondry must protect his palteia at all costI absolutely love Ondry. I [...]


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