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* TheDogBitesBack - A while ago, the Eye was basically a dumping ground for the Tha'Latta's criminals and it's facilities would make a gulag look like a vacation home. One of the races imprisoned there were the Lydians, who weren't too happy with their living conditions. They managed to get every single convicted alien of dozens of species to focus the entirety of their hatred at the Tha'Latta and instigated the biggest uprising in the Eye's history. The Tha'Latta were forced to vent the atmosphere of the prison to regain control and afterwards made prison life considerably better for the new inmates. This event was the reason why the Lydian Option exists.

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* TheDogBitesBack - A while ago, the Eye was basically a dumping ground for the Tha'Latta's criminals and it's facilities would make a gulag look like a vacation home. One of the races imprisoned there were the Lydians, who weren't too happy with their living conditions. They managed to get every single convicted alien of dozens of species to focus the entirety of their hatred at the Tha'Latta and instigated the biggest uprising in the Eye's history. The Tha'Latta were forced to vent the atmosphere of the prison to regain control and afterwards made prison life considerably better for the new inmates.inmates in order to prevent something like that from happening again. This event was the reason why the Lydian Option exists.


* TheDogBitesBack - A while ago, the Eye was basically a dumping ground for the Tha'Latta's criminals and it's facilities would make a gulag look like a vacation home. One of the races imprisoned there were the Lydians, who weren't too happy with their living conditions. They managed to get every single convicted alien of dozens of species to focus the entirety of their hatred at the Tha'Latta and instigated the biggest uprising in the Eye's history. The Tha'Latta were forced to vent the atmosphere of the prison to regain control and afterwards made prison life considerably better for the new inmates. This event was the reason why the Lydian Option exists.



* HellholePrison - The Eye, needless to say, is not a nice place to be; between the Tha'Latta wardens and hostile inmates, unless you are the meanest, toughest son of a bitch there is, you'd best make yourself as beneath notice as possible. And this is the Eye after things ''improved'' for the prison population, when is was little more than a kennel for criminals.

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* HellholePrison - The Eye, needless to say, is not a nice place to be; between the Tha'Latta wardens and hostile inmates, unless you are the meanest, toughest son of a bitch there is, you'd best make yourself as beneath notice as possible. And this is the Eye after things ''improved'' for the prison population, when is it was little more than a kennel for criminals.

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* BizarreAlienBiology - Most aliens on the Eye have some pretty strange physical features.


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* HellholePrison - The Eye, needless to say, is not a nice place to be; between the Tha'Latta wardens and hostile inmates, unless you are the meanest, toughest son of a bitch there is, you'd best make yourself as beneath notice as possible. And this is the Eye after things ''improved'' for the prison population, when is was little more than a kennel for criminals.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality - The Tha'Latta don't have a concept of "being a little bad;" to them any crime, big or small, is a sign of defectiveness and therefore must be punished accordingly.


* AlienCatnip - The blue fruit is a version of this.

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* AlienCatnip - The blue fruit is a version an inversion of this.this: it's highly addictive to ''humans''.

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[[http://www.meetmyminion.com/?p=363/ The Lydian Option]] is a webcomic about a small group of human prisoners in the Eye - a prison in a hollowed out asteroid run by the Tha'Latta, a species that views any infraction as proof of inherent defectiveness. Located in a backwater system, the Eye is far from human influence and houses a small group of human prisoners. When the prison is thrust into chaos, the humans attempt to escape, confronted by a variety of other species let loose and hostile to humanity.

[[http://www.meetmyminion.com/?p=363/ Read the comic here.]]

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* AlienCatnip - The blue fruit is a version of this.
* AliensAreBastards - Virtually all of the alien races in the Eye are hostile to humans, resentful over their recent victory in the Spiral War.
* TheDividual - The Cotyorites (Proxenus, Clearchus, and Nicarchus) appear together, look alike, and speak together.
* EnlightenedMysticRace - The Cotyorites, a philosopher race who are "not dangerous to anything but your time."
* ExtraEyes - The Carduchians have rows of tarantula-like eyes.
* EternalProhibition - Janta leaf, considered a "soft drug" and a minor infraction by humans, is punished by permanent imprisonment by the Tha'Latta.
* FantasticDrug - Both the Janta leaf and the highly addictive blue alien fruit are examples.
* FantasticFruitsAndVegetables - The cafeteria features alien-looking food of cross-nutritional value for multiple species.
* FantasticRacism - Hodges is a member of the Terran Brotherhood, and espouses beliefs in a conspiracy to use human genes in the creation of human-alien hybrids and the inferiority of aliens to human genetics.
* GreatEscape - The premise of the comic (that the humans are attempting to find a way to an escape shuttle).
* InstitutionalApparel - The magnetic cufflinks worn by each prisoner.
* TheOldConvict - Doyle plays this role as the "welcoming committee."
* PenalColony - The Eye is populated solely by prisoners and guards, with little intervention by the guards unless they're directly threatened.
* {{Prison}} - The comic is set in an asteroid prison.
* RayGun - Carried by pretty much everyone here.
* SpaceClouds - The Eye is visible as an asteroid in the middle of a nebula, and described as similar to looking at clouds on Earth.
* StunGuns - Used by the Tha'Latta to subdue prisoners.
* TranslatorMicrobes - The Tha'Latta implant translators into prisoners, loaded with the languages of all species in the Eye.
* WhatAreYouInFor - A "what are you in for" scene occurs when the human prisoners meet Hudson.
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