ALIEN  (FROM  GREEK  "SOMETHING  OR  THE 
 OTHER")  -  AN ENTITY FAR ENOUGH REMOVED 
 FROM  YOU  THAT  YOU  DO  NOT  RECOGNIZE 
            YOURSELF IN IT...             
                                          
 (THIS IS NOT TRUE BY  THE  WAY  - YOU'LL 
     ALWAYS RECOGNIZE YOURSELF IN IT)     
                                          
                          
                                          
 AN ILLUSION OR CONSPIRACY TO  REMOVE YOU 
 FROM  YOURSELF... ON  THE OTHER  HAND, I 
 VERY  SURELY AM  THE  OUTSIDE  PEEKING 
                   IN...                  
                                          
 A  NOVICE   AT  LIZARDRY  MAYBE.  BUT  A 
            LIZARD NONETHELESS.           
                                          
                                    
                                          
 YOU CAN PERCIEVE YOURSELF  (THE  ENTITY) 
 AS A GENERALIZED MEMBER OF YOUR  SPEICES 
             (IF YOU HAVE ONE)