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2nd Aug '17 5:25:26 PM thatother1dude
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** And the Homeworld Gems, who do not live on Earth, have it far worse. Peridot, having not spent any length of time on Earth before, displays this even more flagrantly, asking if a towel, a comb, a toothbrush, and several other bathroom accouterments were weapons. As Gems name themselves in a different fashion from humans, Peridot seems to initially believe that Steven is "a Steven" and asks if Stevens have supplanted humans as Earth's dominant species. Steven (unaware of the implications, and apparently under the impression that Peridot was referring to the fact that he is a HalfHumanHybrid) gives a short list of humans he knows. Aquamarine takes this list as ''varieties'' of human, including "Mydad", "Themailman", and "Onionithink", and doesn't understand that asking various humans if they are "Mydad" is not going to accomplish much (at one point exasperatedly saying that she's not looking for "Yourdad" when such a thing is suggested).

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** And the Homeworld Gems, who do not live on Earth, have it far worse. Peridot, having not spent any length of time on Earth before, displays this even more flagrantly, asking if a towel, a comb, a toothbrush, and several other bathroom accouterments were weapons. As Gems name themselves in a different fashion from humans, Peridot seems to initially believe that Steven is "a Steven" and asks if Stevens have supplanted humans as Earth's dominant species. Steven (unaware of the implications, and apparently under the impression that Peridot was referring to the fact that he is a HalfHumanHybrid) gives a short list of humans he knows. Aquamarine takes this list as ''varieties'' of human, including "Mydad", "Themailman", and "Onionithink", and doesn't understand that [[WhosOnFirst asking various humans if they are "Mydad" "Mydad"]] is not going to accomplish much (at one point exasperatedly saying that she's not looking for "Yourdad" when such a thing is suggested).
9th Jul '17 9:56:50 AM Sharlee
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** In ''The Last Adventure Of Constance Verity'' (same author), a spider-like alien whose stiff-skinned species conveys emotion via scents is ''horrified'' by humans' flexible facial features, and assumes that smiling or sneering must be physically painful to them.
26th Jun '17 12:09:09 PM zarpaulus
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** Liara T'Soni, one of the recruitable party members, finds humans to be quite odd and strange at first, with their short lifespans clashing with her own (she's the oldest person on the ship, aside from Wrex, despite being twenty something by asari standards).

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** Liara T'Soni, one of the recruitable party members, finds humans to be quite odd and strange at first, with their short lifespans clashing with her own (she's (at 106 she's the oldest person on the ship, aside from Wrex, despite being twenty something by asari standards).



* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', you get not [[StarfishAliens one]], not [[PettingZooPeople two]], but ''[[RidiculouslyHumanRobots three]]'' distinct outsider viewpoints of human culture. Not to mention those times when its outsider POV vs. human culture ''and Sam'', or outsider POV vs. human culture ''and Florence''.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', you get not [[StarfishAliens one]], not [[PettingZooPeople [[UpliftedAnimal two]], but ''[[RidiculouslyHumanRobots three]]'' distinct outsider viewpoints of human culture. Not to mention those times when its outsider POV vs. human culture ''and Sam'', or outsider POV vs. human culture ''and Florence''.
27th May '17 6:49:23 PM HiddenWindshield
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* In Stanislaw Lem's Kyberiad, Robots view humans (and biological lifeforms in general) as weird and ofthen fear them. One of the "Fables for robots" includes a rather amusing explanation of human reproduction.

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* In Stanislaw Lem's Kyberiad, Robots view humans (and biological lifeforms in general) as weird and ofthen often fear them. One of the "Fables for robots" includes a rather amusing explanation of human reproduction.
27th May '17 6:30:50 PM HiddenWindshield
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** The short story "Nothing for Nothing" has a group of ethical aliens who insist that any transaction must result in equal benefit to both parties, or it cannot be made. They have never conceived of art before meeting humans, and are having great difficulty coming up with something of equal value to give the (prehistoric, cave-dwelling) humans. Finally one of them offers a bow and arrow, and they're amazed at how quickly the humans grasp the idea. As they're leaving, they make a note to come back in 25,000 years or so to see how the humans are doing. One of them says "If they don't come looking for us before then," which is treated as a great joke. The story concludes that 20,000 years later it didn't seem so funny.

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** The short story "Nothing for Nothing" has a group of ethical aliens who insist that any transaction must result in equal benefit to both parties, or it cannot be made. They have never conceived of art before meeting humans, and are having great difficulty coming up with something of equal value to give the (prehistoric, cave-dwelling) humans.humans in trade for it. Finally one of them offers a bow and arrow, and they're amazed at how quickly the humans grasp the idea. As they're leaving, they make a note to come back in 25,000 years or so to see how the humans are doing. One of them says "If they don't come looking for us before then," which is treated as a great joke. The story concludes that 20,000 years later it didn't seem so funny.
22nd May '17 9:33:09 PM TFSyndicate
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* Considering that ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' visit a lot of different alien planets, you should expect this trope come into play from time to time. In many cases, the aliens view Earth (or Ee-arth if you will) as an primitive, undeveloped planet whose cultures are built around their junk.

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* Considering that ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' visit a lot of different alien planets, you should expect this trope come into play from time to time. In many cases, the aliens view Earth (or Ee-arth if you will) as an a primitive, undeveloped planet whose cultures are built around their junk.
22nd May '17 9:29:56 PM TFSyndicate
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* Considering that ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' visit a lot of different alien planets, you should expect this trope come into play from time to time. In many cases, the aliens view Earth (or Ee-arth if you will) as an primitive, undeveloped planet whose cultures are built around their junk.
5th May '17 9:52:26 PM HeroicJay
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** Peridot, having not spent any length of time on Earth before, displays this even more flagrantly, asking if a towel, a comb, a toothbrush, and several other bathroom accouterments were weapons.

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** And the Homeworld Gems, who do not live on Earth, have it far worse. Peridot, having not spent any length of time on Earth before, displays this even more flagrantly, asking if a towel, a comb, a toothbrush, and several other bathroom accouterments were weapons. As Gems name themselves in a different fashion from humans, Peridot seems to initially believe that Steven is "a Steven" and asks if Stevens have supplanted humans as Earth's dominant species. Steven (unaware of the implications, and apparently under the impression that Peridot was referring to the fact that he is a HalfHumanHybrid) gives a short list of humans he knows. Aquamarine takes this list as ''varieties'' of human, including "Mydad", "Themailman", and "Onionithink", and doesn't understand that asking various humans if they are "Mydad" is not going to accomplish much (at one point exasperatedly saying that she's not looking for "Yourdad" when such a thing is suggested).
1st May '17 10:20:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fanfic/BlackCrayons'': [[Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries Ironhide, and later Bumblebee]], have initial trouble with how the crayon drawings are supposed to represent reality.

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* ''Fanfic/BlackCrayons'': [[Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries Ironhide, and later Bumblebee]], have initial trouble with how the crayon drawings are supposed to represent reality.



* In ''TransformersAnimated'', Optimus Prime makes the mistake of asking how new humans are manufactured. [[TheUnReveal We don't actually hear the answer]] Sari whispers into Prime's ear, but judging from his [[{{Squick}} shocked expression]], it seems safe to assume she [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Sariprime.jpg told him the truth]]. Bulkhead and Bumblebee also saw Sari with a robot dog and thought ''she'' was the pet.

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* In ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', Optimus Prime makes the mistake of asking how new humans are manufactured. [[TheUnReveal We don't actually hear the answer]] Sari whispers into Prime's ear, but judging from his [[{{Squick}} shocked expression]], it seems safe to assume she [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Sariprime.jpg told him the truth]]. Bulkhead and Bumblebee also saw Sari with a robot dog and thought ''she'' was the pet.
23rd Apr '17 10:14:17 AM nombretomado
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* In the strategy game ''SwordOfTheStars'', the lizard-like Tarkas find humans disturbing in an uncanny valley-like fashion. We come across as androgynous and childlike, even cute, to the point that they find fighting us in boarding action difficult. Sort of like we would find it hard to shoot a race resembling 10-year olds in the face.

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* In the strategy game ''SwordOfTheStars'', ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', the lizard-like Tarkas find humans disturbing in an uncanny valley-like fashion. We come across as androgynous and childlike, even cute, to the point that they find fighting us in boarding action difficult. Sort of like we would find it hard to shoot a race resembling 10-year olds in the face.
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