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7th Oct '17 9:18:16 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Played with on Abed's InUniverse horror tale on the ''Series/{{Community}}'' Halloween episode "[[Recap/CommunityS3E05HorrorFictionInSevenSpookySteps Horror Fiction In Seven Spooky Steps]]", as well as showing (InUniverse and out) why the NecessaryWeasel exists: in his attempt at defying all of the typical Slasher film tropes (specifically those labeled under "TooDumbToLive"), Abed instead makes the story utterly boring by having the characters rationalize ''why'' they shouldn't be doing things that could trigger those tropes, then not doing those things... and then doing ''nothing else''. Understandably, everybody else on the study group acts disgusted after hearing it.

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* Played with on Abed's InUniverse horror tale on the ''Series/{{Community}}'' Halloween episode "[[Recap/CommunityS3E05HorrorFictionInSevenSpookySteps Horror Fiction In Seven Spooky Steps]]", as well as showing (InUniverse and out) why the NecessaryWeasel exists: in his attempt at defying all of the typical Slasher film tropes (specifically those labeled under "TooDumbToLive"), Abed instead makes the story utterly boring by having the characters rationalize ''why'' they shouldn't be doing things that could trigger those tropes, then not doing those things... and then doing ''nothing else''. Understandably, everybody else on the study group acts disgusted after hearing it. This also deconstructs the concept of the Rational Fic to begin with; there are valid reasons that "illogical" things can happen in stories, and the fact that a story is rational doesn't automatically make it ''good''.
30th Sep '17 3:17:15 AM Sophronius
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* ''FanFic/ScarsSamsara'': Rational!Scar kills his brother to attain immortality, [[MoralityPet adopts Simba]] and becomes the new ruler of the Pridelands, but the Kings of the Past take vengeance from beyond the grave.

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* ''FanFic/ScarsSamsara'': Rational!Scar kills his brother to attain immortality, [[MoralityPet adopts Simba]] and becomes the new ruler of the Pridelands, but the Kings of the Past take vengeance from beyond the grave. COMPLETE.
26th Sep '17 8:56:03 PM Ronfar
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* ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' by Creator/EliezerYudkowsky

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* ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' ''[[http://yudkowsky.net/other/fiction/the-sword-of-good The Sword of Good]]'' by Creator/EliezerYudkowsky
19th Sep '17 9:47:53 PM bobfrank
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* ''Literature/TheTalesOfPaulTwister'': A geek from modern-day Earth gets dropped into a StandardFantasySetting. He'd really prefer to live in the modern world, but he can't get home, so he starts trying to [[GivingRadioToTheRomans introduce the principles of modern technology]] into the world in which he finds himself. Except [[SubvertedTrope he can't really do that]] because, being a child of the modern world, [[RealityEnsues he has only the barest understanding of how technology actually works,]] so [[DoubleSubversion he gets actual scholars and craftsmen to work with him on developing the necessary principles.]] (Plus a bunch of epic fantasy stuff also going on which he gets dragged into the middle of.)
6th Sep '17 11:58:11 AM Sophronius
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12593545/1/Scar-s-Samsara Scar's Samsara]]'': Rational!Scar kills his brother to attain immortality, [[MoralityPet adopts Simba]] and becomes the new ruler of the Pridelands, but the Kings of the Past take vengeance from beyond the grave.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12593545/1/Scar-s-Samsara Scar's Samsara]]'': ''FanFic/ScarsSamsara'': Rational!Scar kills his brother to attain immortality, [[MoralityPet adopts Simba]] and becomes the new ruler of the Pridelands, but the Kings of the Past take vengeance from beyond the grave.



* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12593545/1/Scar-s-Samsara Scar's Samsara]]'': The first chapter of Scar's Samsara is a oneshot which follows a rational!Scar as the villain protagonist. Other chapters were later added to expand on the premise, but the first chapter can still be read as a stand-alone story.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12593545/1/Scar-s-Samsara Scar's Samsara]]'': ''FanFic/ScarsSamsara'': The first chapter of Scar's Samsara is a oneshot which follows a rational!Scar as the villain protagonist. Other chapters were later added to expand on the premise, but the first chapter can still be read as a stand-alone story.
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3rd Sep '17 7:46:00 AM jaimeastorga2000
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* ''The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant'' by Nick Bostrom, an allegorical polemic against death, and in favor of anti-aging research

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* ''The ''[[https://nickbostrom.com/fable/dragon.html The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant'' Dragon-Tyrant]]'' by Nick Bostrom, an allegorical polemic against death, and in favor of anti-aging research



* ''ThreeWorldsCollide'', a story about StarfishAliens and ethics in the future.

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* ''ThreeWorldsCollide'', ''Literature/ThreeWorldsCollide'' by Creator/EliezerYudkowsky, a story about StarfishAliens and ethics in the future.future.
* ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' by Creator/EliezerYudkowsky
1st Sep '17 3:40:20 PM mach_writer
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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12275245/1/Batman-Extinction-Burst Extinction Burst]]'': Characters lean more towards psychology than their fists to solve problems.
29th Aug '17 12:34:09 AM marcoasalazarm
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---> '''Annie:''' Ugh! Do these people ever die or what?!

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---> '''Annie:''' Ugh! [[EightDeadlyWords Do these people ever die or what?! what?!]]
29th Aug '17 12:20:25 AM bwburke94
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* ''Literature/{{Mother of Learning}}'': a young mage gets stuck in a time loop and focuses on figuring out what's going on rather than playing at being a hero.

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* ''Literature/{{Mother of Learning}}'': ''Literature/MotherOfLearning'': a young mage gets stuck in a time loop and focuses on figuring out what's going on rather than playing at being a hero.hero.
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Creator/{{Wildbow}}'s first web serial. A teenage girl discovers that she has superpowers, and sets out to become a superhero. Through a series of unfortunate circumstances and the application of logic and rationality, she and her friends become some of the most powerful super''villains'' in the world. And then things get dark. Celebrated for being one of the more well-thought out and rational superhero tales out there, where the characters who succeed are not necessarily the strongest, but the best at making the most of their powers.
* ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', Creator/{{Wildbow}}'s second web serial. A dark UrbanFantasy. The main character discovers upon the death of his grandmother that he has inherited the fortune, and bad karma, of a notable and hated family of demon summoners. Behind the Main/{{Masquerade}}, the world is dominated by human magical practitioners and supernatural "Others", who in order to gain and maintain power (and indeed survive) must play according to (and find loopholes in) the very specific magical laws of the universe.
* ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', Creator/{{Wildbow}}'s [[RuleOfThree third]] web serial. A GenreBusting {{Biopunk}} novel, set in Alternate History 1920s and focusing on the Lambs a group of biologically augmented adolescents, experimented on by the biotechnological Academy and working as its spies/investigators. Each member of the group has specialized enhancements, most of them related to their minds. Working as a team, they effectively combine their abilities and creativity to solve problems. The protagonist specializes in social engineering, and frequently uses real-world psychological tricks in the course of achieving objectives.



* ''Webcomic/{{Strong Female Protagonist}}'': Alison Green, a collegiate ex-superheroine, tries to discover just what she wants out of life after coming to the realization that superheroes can't really make a difference in the world.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Strong Female Protagonist}}'': ''Webcomic/StrongFemaleProtagonist'': Alison Green, a collegiate ex-superheroine, tries to discover just what she wants out of life after coming to the realization that superheroes can't really make a difference in the world.



* ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', Creator/{{Wildbow}}'s third web serial. A Main/{{GenreBusting}}/Main/{{Biopunk}} novel, set in Alternate History 1920s and focusing on the Lambs a group of biologically augmented adolescents, experimented on by the biotechnological Academy and working as its spies/investigators. Each member of the group has specialized enhancements, most of them related to their minds. Working as a team, they effecively combine their abilities and creativity to solve problems. The protagonist specializes in social engineering, and frequently uses real-world psychological tricks in the course of achieving objectives.
* ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', Creator/{{Wildbow}}'s second web serial. A dark Main/UrbanFantasy. The main character discovers upon the death of his grandmother that he has inherited the fortune, and bad karma, of a notable and hated family of demon summoners. Behind the Main/{{Masquerade}}, the world is dominated by human magical practitioners and supernatural "Others", who in order to gain and maintain power (and indeed survive) must play according to (and find loopholes in) the very specific magical laws of the universe.
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' by Creator/{{Wildbow}}. A teenage girl discovers that she has superpowers, and sets out to become a superhero. Through a series of unfortunate circumstances and the application of logic and rationality, she and her friends become some of the most powerful super''villians'' in the world. And then things get dark. Celebrated for being one of the more well-thought out and rational superhero tales out there, where the characters who succeed are not necessarily the strongest, but the best at making the most of their powers.
27th Aug '17 1:10:59 PM Sophronius
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12593545/1/Scar-s-Samsara Scar's Samsara]]'': The first chapter of Scar's Samsara is a oneshot which follows a rational!Scar as the villain protagonist. Other chapters were later added to expand on the premise, but the first chapter can still be read as a stand-alone story.
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