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14th Jul '17 6:45:02 PM cg12345
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** [[https://imgur.com/a/wpZ4w The United Federation of "Hold my Beer I Got This"]]
18th May '17 2:43:45 PM CapnAndy
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* This is a big part of why HumansAreSpecial in the ''Literature/TroyRising' trilogy. We built the most powerful mobile weapon in the galaxy by an order of magnitude, not because we had access to better science or more resources - in fact, we had the short end of the stick on both counts - but simply because we were the only ones crazy enough to dream it up. An alien visitor points out that humanity is the only species in the galaxy to have the saying "If it's crazy and it works, it's not crazy." All other sophonts just stop at "That's crazy."
13th May '17 7:37:27 AM Monolaf317
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A thread sometimes seen in Sci-fi, is that humans - all of us - are several cans short of a six pack. It could be the emotional drive that overrides [[StrawVulcan logic]], or more of a [[WhatAnIdiot "What were they thinking?!"]] when aliens watch us go about our day, but when looked at compared to all the races in space, Humanity is bonkers. This can be to our advantage, as a sane race would never even consider trying to sneak into the fortress dressed up as pizza delivery men. What really drives other races crazy is that [[CrazyEnoughToWork it sometimes works]].

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A thread sometimes seen in Sci-fi, is that humans - all of us - are several cans short of a six pack. It could be the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} emotional drive that overrides overrides]] [[StrawVulcan logic]], or more of a [[WhatAnIdiot "What were they thinking?!"]] when aliens watch us go about our day, but when looked at compared to all the races in space, Humanity is bonkers. This can be to our advantage, as a sane race would never even consider trying to sneak into the fortress dressed up as pizza delivery men. What really drives other races crazy is that [[CrazyEnoughToWork it sometimes works]].
26th Apr '17 7:51:51 PM PaulA
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* There are [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters several]] [[HumansAreWarriors ways]] [[HumansAreCthulhu to interpret]] ''The Damned'' by Creator/AlanDeanFoster, but in terms of tropes on this site this might be the best way to describe its portrayal of humanity. Humans evolved on a planet that shouldn't have been able to support life, in a way that shouldn't have produced a sentient species, and while as individuals we're usually decent, we display disturbing tendencies in our speech patterns and our art that are magnified when we're in large groups. We're also immune to MindReading, with [[TooSpicyForYogSogoth spectacular results]] any time it's tried.

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* There are [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters several]] [[HumansAreWarriors ways]] [[HumansAreCthulhu to interpret]] ''The Damned'' ''Literature/TheDamned'' by Creator/AlanDeanFoster, but in terms of tropes on this site this might be the best way to describe its portrayal of humanity. Humans evolved on a planet that shouldn't have been able to support life, in a way that shouldn't have produced a sentient species, and while as individuals we're usually decent, we display disturbing tendencies in our speech patterns and our art that are magnified when we're in large groups. We're also immune to MindReading, with [[TooSpicyForYogSogoth spectacular results]] any time it's tried.
18th Apr '17 6:24:57 AM thorgold
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-->Tyler Vernon: If it's crazy and it works...
-->Granadica: ...it's not crazy. You humans are the ''only'' sophonts in this galactic region to have that saying. Most people just go "that's crazy."

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-->Tyler Vernon: -->'''Tyler Vernon:''' If it's crazy and it works...
-->Granadica: ...-->'''Granadica:''' ...it's not crazy. You humans are the ''only'' sophonts in this galactic region to have that saying. Most people just go "that's crazy."
18th Apr '17 6:24:16 AM thorgold
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* Humanity in ''Literature/TroyRising'' comes off as this to other alien civilizations, often. As the only species that developed the concept of science-fiction prior to First Contact (other species were exposed to the galactic scene while still in pre-industrial states), humans have a rather... ''unique'' approach to all things space related, be it asteroid mining, space station construction, or intergalactic politics.
-->Tyler Vernon: If it's crazy and it works...
-->Granadica: ...it's not crazy. You humans are the ''only'' sophonts in this galactic region to have that saying. Most people just go "that's crazy."
1st Apr '17 6:08:28 AM Khathi
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** Ironically, it's based [[ScienceMarchesOn on the obsolete interpretation]] of pack dynamics. It turned out that all those carnivores we believed worked and hunted in packs [[NotSoDifferent are not much different]] from ourselves, and the pack is largely just an extended family, with the alpha male and female in most cases simply being the father and mother[[note]]or uncle/aunt, or, rarely, grandfather/grandmother[[/note]] of the rest of the pack. In the case when the packs were too large for that, they were found to generally consist of several extended families linked by kin [[NotSoDifferent in another word, a tribe]].
2nd Mar '17 11:49:59 AM OminousNominousNom
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** Explanation: [[spoiler: the Sun is about to go nova so humans '''ALL''' got on rocket ships to find a new sun, knowing how crazy that would be. Aliens find us mid-journey. They might regret that.]]

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** Explanation: [[spoiler: the Sun is about to go nova so humans '''ALL''' got on rocket ships to find a new sun, knowing how crazy that would be. Aliens find us mid-journey. They might deeply regret that.]]
3rd Feb '17 11:28:07 AM ZombieAladdin
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--> '''Shepard''': Maybe you're right. Maybe we can't win. But we will fight. We will sacrifice. And we will find a way! Because that's what humans do!\

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--> '''Shepard''': Maybe you're right. Maybe we can't win. But we will fight. We will sacrifice. And we will find a way! Because that's what humans do!\do!\\
19th Jan '17 4:56:17 PM SilentStranger
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* This is part of the underlying theme of GarthEnnis notoriously Gorn-filled series ''{{Crossed}}''. It's pointed out several times by different characters that as monstruous as the Crossed's behavior is (cannibalism, rape, infanticide, usually all three at the same time), they're still things that normal humans do all the time. What the Crossed virus does is seemingly removing the sane parts of the human psyche, leaving only the madness behind.
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