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14th Oct '17 11:19:58 PM BattleMaster
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* There are [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters several]] [[HumansAreWarriors ways]] [[HumansAreCthulhu to interpret]] ''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.

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* There are [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters several]] [[HumansAreWarriors ways]] [[HumansAreCthulhu to interpret]] ''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 spectacular]] [[BrownNote results]] any time it's tried.
17th Sep '17 5:58:25 PM nombretomado
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* ArthurCClarke's [[http://www.baenebooks.com/chapters/0743498747/0743498747___1.htm "Rescue Party"]] comes to mind. "Are they trying to make an interstellar voyage with ''rockets''?!"

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* ArthurCClarke's Creator/ArthurCClarke's [[http://www.baenebooks.com/chapters/0743498747/0743498747___1.htm "Rescue Party"]] comes to mind. "Are they trying to make an interstellar voyage with ''rockets''?!"
12th Sep '17 2:09:01 AM Silverblade2
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--> '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker:''' Faced with the inescapable fact that human existence is mad, random and pointless, one in eight of them crack up and go stark slavering buggo! Who can blame them? In a world as psychotic as this... any other response would be ''crazy!''

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--> '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker:''' '''ComicBook/TheJoker:''' Faced with the inescapable fact that human existence is mad, random and pointless, one in eight of them crack up and go stark slavering buggo! Who can blame them? In a world as psychotic as this... any other response would be ''crazy!''
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]].
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