Dear Cordoba and Ketsuban:
Look, I just got finished watching a Three Stooges marathon with my son. So don't make me get all super mega-voltron Moe Howard all up in here on you two with the
"I don't wanna b/c he did it first". Caramba!
Why, I oughtta....!
Listen, the idea of a beautiful, lesbian, blue skinned people is valid and ought to take life.
It CAN WORK b/c, in nature, there exists beautiful, pebbly skinned reptiles that, while not "lesbians" per se, do recreate their own race without another sex. It's called "parthenogenesis". No, this is not some new Prog-rock band like Marillion.
Google it, and then you can chortle like Dr. Frankenstein as you write feverishly your new story.
About the whole chicken&egg "who did it first" argument. You both need a "time out".
When you read the phrase "big, desert planet", what's the first place you think of?
For me, it ought to be Tatooine, b/c I am a Star Wars terminal superfreak.
But I ALWAYS think of the planet from Dune, which is...(herp/derp)...Arrakis.
But, guess what. BOTH of these were inspired by/stolen from Edgar Rice Burroughs'
Barsoom, which is Mars. So...who did the idea first? Who cares! Who told a good story(z)?
ALL OF THEM!
I'm going to bed. Remember to brush your teeth!