History Literature / ThreeWorldsCollide

10th Jan '16 12:58:36 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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29th Sep '15 4:05:37 PM crazysamaritan
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Not An Example and adding context
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Inverted and played straight. The Babyeaters are elegant crystalline things, yet they based their entire culture on the slow, painful consumption of their own sentient offspring. However, the ''even worse'' "Super-Happies" are utterly disturbing blobs of tentacle and colour. * BewareTheNiceOnes: The wrath of the Superhappies is terrible indeed. Terrible and weird. * BlueAndOrangeMorality: The entire point of the story.
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Inverted and played straight. The Babyeaters are elegant crystalline things, yet they based their entire culture on the slow, painful consumption of their own sentient offspring. However, the ''even worse'' "Super-Happies" are utterly disturbing blobs of tentacle and colour. * BewareTheNiceOnes: The wrath of the Superhappies is terrible indeed. Terrible and weird. * BlueAndOrangeMorality: The entire point of the story.story is to feature three incompatible ethical systems and how those people would communicate and change each other.

* CultureClash: A fairly extreme one at that.
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* CultureClash: A fairly extreme one a clash between humans and two other Starfish Alien races; the babyeaters and the superhappies with each race having a morality at that.complete tangents to the other two with the baby eaters doing the obvious and the superhappies being completely hedonistic. Oh, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance plus future humans to most present humans, since they think rape is enjoyable for both parties.]]

* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Future social mores aren't like present ones, much like present ones aren't like those of several hundred years in the past. A particular example is future humans' views on [[SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes rape]], which are so divorced from modern mores that the latter are incomprehensible to the protagonists even after being explained. * EarnYourHappyEnding: The author made the ''readers'' earn it.
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Future social mores aren't like present 21st century ones, much like present ones 21st century mores aren't like those of several hundred years in the past. A particular example is future humans' views on [[SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes rape]], which are so divorced from modern 21st century mores that the latter are incomprehensible to the protagonists even after being explained. * EarnYourHappyEnding: The author made the ''readers'' earn it.it by demanding they invent a happy ending better than his within a deadline.
27th Jul '15 11:32:38 AM StFan
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''[[http://lesswrong.com/lw/y4/three_worlds_collide_08/ Three Worlds Collide]]'' is a [[RationalFic rational]] [[WebSerialNovel web novella]] by EliezerYudkowsky of the [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness semi-firm SF variety]]. As previously mentioned, it is a FirstContact story - it deals with the ethics and tactics associated with meeting StarfishAliens, among other things. To some extent it also reads like a thought experiment about game theory (it was, after all, written for [[LessWrong a blog about human rationality]]). Has many allusions to [[MemeticMutation modern Internet memes]] and current ideas in the [[{{Transhuman}} transhumanism]] community.
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''[[http://lesswrong.com/lw/y4/three_worlds_collide_08/ Three Worlds Collide]]'' is a [[RationalFic rational]] [[WebSerialNovel web novella]] by EliezerYudkowsky Creator/EliezerYudkowsky of the [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness semi-firm SF variety]]. As previously mentioned, it is a FirstContact story - -- it deals with the ethics and tactics associated with meeting StarfishAliens, among other things. To some extent it also reads like a thought experiment about game theory (it was, after all, written for [[LessWrong [[Blog/LessWrong a blog about human rationality]]). Has many allusions to [[MemeticMutation modern Internet memes]] and current ideas in the [[{{Transhuman}} transhumanism]] community.

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25th Mar '15 7:51:49 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: "The aliens will consider this one of their great historical works of literature, like {{Hamlet}} or [[FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]..." The Superhappies also have a ship officer with the rank "kiritsugu" which is the family name of a major character from ''LightNovel/FateZero'' who had a background role in [[FateStayNight Fate/stay night]].
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* ShoutOut: "The aliens will consider this one of their great historical works of literature, like {{Hamlet}} or [[FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]...VisualNovel/FateStayNight..." The Superhappies also have a ship officer with the rank "kiritsugu" which is the family name of a major character from ''LightNovel/FateZero'' who had a background role in [[FateStayNight Fate/stay night]].VisualNovel/FateStayNight.
24th Mar '15 7:12:53 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: "The aliens will consider this one of their great historical works of literature, like {{Hamlet}} or [[FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]..." The Superhappies also have a ship officer with the rank "kiritsugu" which is the family name of a major character from [[FateZero Fate/Zero]] who had a background role in [[FateStayNight Fate/stay night]].
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* ShoutOut: "The aliens will consider this one of their great historical works of literature, like {{Hamlet}} or [[FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]..." The Superhappies also have a ship officer with the rank "kiritsugu" which is the family name of a major character from [[FateZero Fate/Zero]] ''LightNovel/FateZero'' who had a background role in [[FateStayNight Fate/stay night]].
17th Mar '15 6:22:06 PM Steam_Lord
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* JustInTime: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed.]] [[spoiler:They kill ten billion people because of the unknown risk that the aliens might otherwise show up in time, which there is little real basis to think would happen. Waiting six hours would have saved them. This is the correct decision. Some of the ships that are evacuating as many people as they can don't leave in time and get fried by the supernova.]]
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* JustInTime: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed.]] [[spoiler:They [[spoiler:Some of the ships that are evacuating as many people as they can don't leave in time and get fried by the supernova. They kill ten billion people because of the unknown risk that the aliens might otherwise show up in time, which there is little real basis to think would happen. Waiting six hours would have saved them. This is The author presents this as the correct decision. Some of the ships that are evacuating as many people as they can don't leave in time and get fried by the supernova.decision.]]
15th Feb '15 10:32:00 AM Meneth
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* SophisticatedAsHell: The ship's Interpreter of the Market's Will. Everything they say.
15th Feb '15 10:00:56 AM Meneth
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* HeadDesk: By the captain when the first message from the Superhappies is shown.
28th Mar '14 8:45:47 AM RobinZimm
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Context.
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: The trope is discussed in the epilogue by the main cast, after they [[spoiler:trigger the supernova at Huygens]].
25th Mar '14 7:03:52 PM Fighteer
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: The epilogue. Heavily lampshaded.
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