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27th Jul '16 9:33:24 PM intastiel
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** Lovecraft again: It is highly suggested that sometimes Nyarlahotep manifests in a form that is so alien to the creature viewing it that it goes insane, ''and that each one of his forms can do that to some creature.'' Since Nyarlahotep commonly manifests as a human, it stands to reason that there is some creature to which humans are so alien that viewing one would make them go insane.
* MarkTwain's short story "Some Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls" involves a group of animals who set out on a scientific expedition, defining the works of Man as best they can. For example, a speeding car becomes first the Vernal Equinox, then later the Transit of Venus. http://books.google.ca/books?id=Fga1suDGzVsC

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** Lovecraft again: It Each one of Nyarlahotep's forms is highly suggested so alien and terrible that sometimes at least some creature in the universe would go insane upon viewing it. Nyarlahotep manifests in a form that is so alien to the creature viewing it that it goes insane, ''and that each one of his forms can do that to some creature.'' Since Nyarlahotep commonly often manifests as a human, it stands to reason that there is some creature to which humans are so alien that viewing one would make them go insane.
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* MarkTwain's Creator/MarkTwain's short story "Some Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls" involves a group of animals who set out on a scientific expedition, defining the works of Man as best they can. For example, a speeding car becomes first the Vernal Equinox, then later the Transit of Venus. http://books.google.ca/books?id=Fga1suDGzVsC



* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1470 SCP-1470]], the Psychic Jumping Spider who was happy enough to socialize with people, then realized that the ones he was communicating with were not other psychic jumping spiders who just preferred not to be seen, but those vague huge background shapes he'd been mostly ignoring. The writer started off wanting to write creepy stuff about a psychic spider, but...
--> [then] it switched completely to a story about how incredibly mind fuckingly large we are in comparison to tiny milimeter sized jumping spiders. For me the subtext is all about how when he finally sees the doctor for who she is he flips his tiny spider wig like a sailor spotting Cthulu.

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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has Wiki/SCPFoundation:
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[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1470 SCP-1470]], the Psychic Jumping Spider who was happy enough to socialize with people, then realized that the ones he was communicating with were not other psychic jumping spiders who just preferred not to be seen, but those vague huge background shapes he'd been mostly ignoring. The writer started off wanting to write creepy stuff about a psychic spider, but...
--> ---> [then] it switched completely to a story about how incredibly mind fuckingly large we are in comparison to tiny milimeter sized jumping spiders. For me the subtext is all about how when he finally sees the doctor for who she is he flips his tiny spider wig like a sailor spotting Cthulu.Cthulhu.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-717 SCP-717]] contains a breach to AnotherDimension, whose denizens are {{Living Shadow}}s [[EvilIsDeathlyCold colder than liquid nitrogen]], who have to possess a [[DemonicDummy mannequin]] in a dark room to communicate via Ouija board. [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-561991#post-1562418 To them]], though, humans are as deadly as they are to us; our world is a hellish maelstrom of deadly heat and light; and their "incursion" was a desperate attempt to contain the breach.
26th Jul '16 5:30:09 PM Umbramatic
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* A study indicates [[https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160725135357.htm this trope is true for at least European badgers]] and likely other small suburban carnivores as well.
23rd Jul '16 5:01:03 PM Sharlee
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23rd Jul '16 5:00:28 PM Sharlee
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23rd Jul '16 5:00:16 PM Sharlee
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* Also worth considering is how we deal with ''endangered'' wildlife species: observing them from a distance much of the time, snooping around their nests when their offspring are at their most helpless, laying out food in hard times only to tranquilize, medically examine, and attach tracking devices or ID bands to them when they least expect it. Or even haul them away to breeding facilities. Sure, ''we'' know it's for their own good, but they don't. Even when we're ''on the animals' side'', we're TheGreys.

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* Also worth considering is how we deal with ''endangered'' wildlife species: observing them from a distance much of the time, snooping around their nests when their offspring are at their most helpless, laying out food in hard times only to turn around and tranquilize, medically examine, and attach tracking devices or ID bands to them when they least expect it. Or even haul them away to breeding facilities. Sure, ''we'' know it's for their own good, but they don't. Even when we're ''on the animals' side'', we're TheGreys.TheGreys to them.
23rd Jul '16 4:59:14 PM Sharlee
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* Also worth considering is how we deal with ''endangered'' wildlife species: observing them from a distance much of the time, snooping around their nests when their offspring are at their most helpless, laying out food in hard times only to tranquilize, medically examine, and attach tracking devices or ID bands to them when they least expect it. Or even haul them away to breeding facilities. Sure, ''we'' know it's for their own good, but they don't. Even when we're ''on the animals' side'', we're TheGreys.
6th Jul '16 2:52:14 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:359:[[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nemo_1.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:359:[[BlackSpeech Iä! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh]] [[PunctuationShaker Scu'ba Di'ver]] [[Creator/HPLovecraft Syd'ney wgah'nagl fhtagn!]][[note]]In his house at Sydney, dead Scuba Diver waits dreaming.[[/note]]]]

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[[quoteright:359:[[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo [[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nemo_1.org/pmwiki/pub/images/humans_are_cthulhu.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:359:[[BlackSpeech [[caption-width-right:350:[[BlackSpeech Iä! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh]] [[PunctuationShaker Scu'ba Di'ver]] [[Creator/HPLovecraft Syd'ney wgah'nagl fhtagn!]][[note]]In his house at Sydney, dead Scuba Diver waits dreaming.[[/note]]]]
6th Jul '16 6:17:34 AM Monolaf317
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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'': Our heroes are AnthropomorphicFood. Humans (obviously) eat food. Do the math.
1st Jul '16 7:17:11 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Another example involving the ComicBook/XMen; the Spineless Ones, the extra-dimensional race that their enemy Mojo belongs to, view humans as devils, because by ''complete'' coincidence, humans resemble the depictions of devils in their mythology. This doesn't mean that all of them are ''afraid'' of humans, however. Mojo himself (the race's ruler and also their biggest movie producer) had many of his genetically engineered slaves designed to resemble these devils (one of whom became the hero Longshot, and led a [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters slave rebellion]]) and when he discovered the "naturally occurring devils" on Earth, he tried to conquer it. (Though he never succeeds, he's always able to use the footage of his battles with the mutant heroes for a new blockbuster.)

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* Another example involving the ComicBook/XMen; the Spineless Ones, the extra-dimensional race that their enemy Mojo belongs to, view humans as devils, because by ''complete'' coincidence, coincidence (or so they thought), humans resemble the depictions of devils in their mythology. This doesn't mean that all of them are ''afraid'' of humans, however. Mojo himself (the race's ruler and also their biggest movie producer) had many of his genetically engineered slaves designed to resemble these devils (one of whom became the hero Longshot, and led a [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters slave rebellion]]) and when he discovered the "naturally occurring devils" on Earth, he tried to conquer it. (Though Though he never succeeds, he's always able to use the footage of his battles with the mutant heroes for a new blockbuster.) blockbuster. [[spoiler:(It's eventually revealed that this was ''not'' a coincidence; a scientist who invented most of their technology altered it so they'd have nightmares of humans, along with planting seeds of rebellion in the clones.)]]
25th Jun '16 2:11:50 PM EricNeoMatrix
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** PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' - the fish at the aquarium, along with several of the characters, consider [[Creator/SigourneyWeaver Sigourney Weaver]] a wise sage/goddess because of a recording of her voice welcoming people to the aquarium.

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** PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' - the fish at the aquarium, along with several of the characters, consider [[Creator/SigourneyWeaver Sigourney Weaver]] a wise sage/goddess because of a recording of her voice welcoming people to the aquarium. At one point, Dory and Hank are thrown into the "Touch Area", where kids are sprawling through the aquarium picking all kinds of marine life, which is treated like it's the end of the world. However, the humans are otherwise played un-monstrously.
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