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2nd Jan '18 4:29:19 AM rthomas2
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One of the first authors to use aspects of rational thinking and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-classical_logic non-Aristotlian logic]] as the basis of their world-building and character interactions was Author/AEVanVogt, specifically in the ''Null-A'' series. One of those authors who built upon the success of Van Vogt's works to arguably create the genre known as 'rational fiction' was Creator/EliezerYudkowsky, who wrote the popular piece of Harry Potter fanfiction Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality and put his own views on the subject into [[http://yudkowsky.tumblr.com/writing The Abridged Guide to Intelligent Characters]]. A sizeable community of people who write or enjoy this type of fiction exists on {{Website/Reddit}}: https://www.reddit.com/r/rational. Because [[Fanfiction/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsofRationality HPMoR]] marked the emergence (or at least, codification) of the genre, the name uses Fic instead of fiction; some fans use the terms Rational Fiction, Rationalist Fic, and Rationalist Fiction interchangeably, though most use Fiction for published/non-derivative works, and Rationalist for works that not only aim for realistic intelligence, but try to teach principles of rationality.


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One of the first authors to use aspects of rational thinking and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-classical_logic non-Aristotlian logic]] as the basis of their world-building and character interactions was Author/AEVanVogt, specifically in the ''Null-A'' series. One of those authors who built upon the success of Van Vogt's works to arguably create the genre known as 'rational fiction' was Creator/EliezerYudkowsky, who wrote the popular piece of Harry Potter fanfiction Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality and put his own views on the subject into [[http://yudkowsky.tumblr.com/writing The Abridged Guide to Intelligent Characters]]. A sizeable community of people who write or enjoy this type of fiction exists on {{Website/Reddit}}: https://www.reddit.com/r/rational. Because [[Fanfiction/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsofRationality [[Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsofRationality HPMoR]] marked the emergence (or at least, codification) of the genre, the name uses Fic instead of fiction; some fans use the terms Rational Fiction, Rationalist Fic, and Rationalist Fiction interchangeably, though most use Fiction for published/non-derivative works, and Rationalist for works that not only aim for realistic intelligence, but try to teach principles of rationality.

2nd Jan '18 4:28:43 AM rthomas2
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One of the first authors to use aspects of rational thinking and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-classical_logic non-Aristotlian logic]] as the basis of their world-building and character interactions was Author/AEVanVogt, specifically in the ''Null-A'' series. One of those authors who built upon the success of Van Vogt's works to arguably create the genre known as 'rational fiction' was Creator/EliezerYudkowsky, who wrote the popular piece of Harry Potter fanfiction Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality and put his own views on the subject into [[http://yudkowsky.tumblr.com/writing The Abridged Guide to Intelligent Characters]]. A sizeable community of people who write or enjoy this type of fiction exists on {{Website/Reddit}}: https://www.reddit.com/r/rational. Because HPMoR marked the emergence (or at least, codification) of the genre, the name uses Fic instead of fiction; some fans use the terms Rational Fiction, Rationalist Fic, and Rationalist Fiction interchangeably, though most use Fiction for published/non-derivative works, and Rationalist for works that not only aim for realistic intelligence, but try to teach principles of rationality.


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One of the first authors to use aspects of rational thinking and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-classical_logic non-Aristotlian logic]] as the basis of their world-building and character interactions was Author/AEVanVogt, specifically in the ''Null-A'' series. One of those authors who built upon the success of Van Vogt's works to arguably create the genre known as 'rational fiction' was Creator/EliezerYudkowsky, who wrote the popular piece of Harry Potter fanfiction Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality and put his own views on the subject into [[http://yudkowsky.tumblr.com/writing The Abridged Guide to Intelligent Characters]]. A sizeable community of people who write or enjoy this type of fiction exists on {{Website/Reddit}}: https://www.reddit.com/r/rational. Because HPMoR [[Fanfiction/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsofRationality HPMoR]] marked the emergence (or at least, codification) of the genre, the name uses Fic instead of fiction; some fans use the terms Rational Fiction, Rationalist Fic, and Rationalist Fiction interchangeably, though most use Fiction for published/non-derivative works, and Rationalist for works that not only aim for realistic intelligence, but try to teach principles of rationality.

2nd Jan '18 4:27:03 AM rthomas2
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One of the first authors to use aspects of rational thinking and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-classical_logic non-Aristotlian logic]] as the basis of their world-building and character interactions was Author/AEVanVogt, specifically in the ''Null-A'' series. One of those authors who built upon the success of Van Vogt's works to arguably create the genre known as 'rational fiction' was Creator/EliezerYudkowsky, who wrote the popular piece of Harry Potter fanfiction Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality and put his own views on the subject into [[http://yudkowsky.tumblr.com/writing The Abridged Guide to Intelligent Characters]]. A sizeable community of people who write or enjoy this type of fiction exists on {{Website/Reddit}}: https://www.reddit.com/r/rational

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One of the first authors to use aspects of rational thinking and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-classical_logic non-Aristotlian logic]] as the basis of their world-building and character interactions was Author/AEVanVogt, specifically in the ''Null-A'' series. One of those authors who built upon the success of Van Vogt's works to arguably create the genre known as 'rational fiction' was Creator/EliezerYudkowsky, who wrote the popular piece of Harry Potter fanfiction Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality and put his own views on the subject into [[http://yudkowsky.tumblr.com/writing The Abridged Guide to Intelligent Characters]]. A sizeable community of people who write or enjoy this type of fiction exists on {{Website/Reddit}}: https://www.reddit.com/r/rational
com/r/rational. Because HPMoR marked the emergence (or at least, codification) of the genre, the name uses Fic instead of fiction; some fans use the terms Rational Fiction, Rationalist Fic, and Rationalist Fiction interchangeably, though most use Fiction for published/non-derivative works, and Rationalist for works that not only aim for realistic intelligence, but try to teach principles of rationality.

4th Dec '17 5:49:47 AM leidbag
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* ''WebOriginal/KeitAi'': The [[https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3206139/ original fiction version]] of ''Keit-Ai'' has been described by an anon in the [[https://warosu.org/lit/thread/S8863909#p8866015 Literature Board]] of Website/FourChan as an "underrated gem" of rationalfic.

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* ''WebOriginal/KeitAi'': The [[https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3206139/ original fiction version]] of ''Keit-Ai'' has been described by an anon in on the [[https://warosu.org/lit/thread/S8863909#p8866015 Literature Board]] of Website/FourChan as an "underrated gem" of rationalfic.
4th Dec '17 5:37:04 AM leidbag
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* ''WebOriginal/KeitAi'': The [[https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3206139/ original fiction version]] of ''Keit-Ai'' has been described by an anon in the [[https://warosu.org/lit/thread/S8863909#p8866015 Literature Board]] of Website/FourChan as an "underrated gem" of rationalfic.
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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