Cheers to @ROKU117 for the question and @Ember for loaning me her handwriting. Mmm, pink cursive.

A buddy on Discord didn't fail to link me this video a while ago, explaining how basically the Halo games are fucking impossible, and that an actual firefight would be a poignant moment of hilarity before the wayward bullets friendly-fired everyone to death.

Then a patron linked me to TV Tropes, always a favorite rabbit-hole of mine. Ring worlds, fascinating stuff.

Of course, whenever I think of objects falling from the sky to kill people, I always remember the tragically short-lived Dead Like Me.