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16th Feb '17 4:13:12 AM DoorIntoSummer
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* ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' dark fantasy web serial is about the struggles of a goblin to survive. It has a consistent and limited magic system that follows strict rules. The story also attempts to create a logical world using standard fantasy tropes.
8th Feb '17 9:40:39 PM marcoasalazarm
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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 traps (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 traps, then not doing those things... and then doing ''nothing else''.

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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 traps 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 traps, tropes, then not doing those things... and then doing ''nothing else''. Understandably, everybody else on the study group acts disgusted after hearing it.
---> '''Annie:''' Ugh! Do these people ever die or what?!
---> '''Abed:''' [`Spooky` voice] Eventually... once it had been... '''earrrrrrrrned!!'''
7th Feb '17 6:21:39 PM marcoasalazarm
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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 traps (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 traps, then not doing those things... and then doing ''nothing else''.

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* Played with on Abed's InUniverse horror tale on the ''Series/{{Community}}'' Halloween episode ''[[Recap/CommunityS3E05HorrorFictionInSevenSpookySteps "[[Recap/CommunityS3E05HorrorFictionInSevenSpookySteps Horror Fiction In Seven Spooky Steps]]'', Steps]]", as well as showing (InUniverse and out) why the NecessaryWeasel exists: in his attempt at defying all of the typical Slasher film traps (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 traps, then not doing those things... and then doing ''nothing else''.
7th Feb '17 5:52:20 PM marcoasalazarm
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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 traps, Abed instead makes the story utterly boring by having the characters rationalize ''why'' they shouldn't be doing things that could trigger those traps, then not doing those things... and then doing ''nothing else''.

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* Played with on Abed's InUniverse horror tale on the ''Series//{{Community}}'' ''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 traps, traps (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 traps, then not doing those things... and then doing ''nothing else''.
7th Feb '17 5:51:10 PM marcoasalazarm
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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 traps, Abed instead makes the story utterly boring by having the characters rationalize ''why'' they shouldn't be doing things that could trigger those traps, then not doing those things... and then doing ''nothing else''.

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* Played with on Abed's InUniverse horror tale on the ''Series//{{Community}}'' Halloween episode [[Recap/CommunityS3E05HorrorFictionInSevenSpookySteps ''[[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 traps, Abed instead makes the story utterly boring by having the characters rationalize ''why'' they shouldn't be doing things that could trigger those traps, then not doing those things... and then doing ''nothing else''.
7th Feb '17 5:50:35 PM marcoasalazarm
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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 traps, Abed instead makes the story utterly boring by having the characters rationalize ''why'' they shouldn't be doing things that could trigger those traps, then not doing those things... and then doing ''nothing else''.

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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 traps, Abed instead makes the story utterly boring by having the characters rationalize ''why'' they shouldn't be doing things that could trigger those traps, then not doing those things... and then doing ''nothing else''.
7th Feb '17 5:34:10 PM marcoasalazarm
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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 traps, Abed instead makes the story utterly boring by having the characters rationalize ''why'' they shouldn't be doing things that could trigger those traps, then not doing those things... and then doing ''nothing else''.
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13th Jan '17 12:13:32 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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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 {{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/ 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 {{Reddit}}: https://www.reddit.com/r/rational
18th Dec '16 9:57:16 AM RookEncounte
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** Parting the Clouds manages to stay much closer to the source material than ''The Reckoning'', and have rationalist characters (especially Cassie, but others too), while retaining the specific setup and world of Animorphs as originally laid out by the books. One of the better rationalist stories in that it shows actual downsides to rationalist thought (such as the Animorphs acquiring less morphs since Cassie reasonably believes there may be a limit to the number of morphs). Good at showing the internality of rationalism, and how a setting can have rational characters without needing to be overhauled or majorly altered.
** Also one of the few Rationalist Fics to have a character 'have' blind spots, recognize them, and realize that it will take extended time and effort to change them. Realistic about the power of unhelpful cognitions in a way many other stories gloss over.


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8th Oct '16 5:11:06 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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* ''FanFic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion'' is a take on Franchise/CodeGeass where many characters are smarter and more rational than normal.

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* ''FanFic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion'' ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion'' is a take on Franchise/CodeGeass where many characters are smarter and more rational than normal.
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