It turns out this invasion is totally awesome! Just like the movies! Lots of rope-swinging, awesome kung-fu fights, brilliant scientific developments, and a chance to discover that, deep down, I've got what it takes to be a hero! The only person who's actually died so far has been my aging mentor, but only after he explained that I was to inherit his legacy.
It's a surprising pleasure to find that your unrealistic expectations were totally right! Who needs growth when you can have exhilarting safety?