The opening text for the Klagen, involving one trying to convince his colleague to not try to raise the dead, is darkly hilarious:
"When I was in high school my teacher told me that there are more people alive today than have ever lived. Don't worry: she lied, then got cancer. (Not my fault.) We live atop a mountain of corpses. The Earth is swimming in humans, above and below the ground, so when I see you trying to raise the dead, I'm torn. On the one hand, I recognize your despair. On the other hand, do you really want to spend the rest of the week fending off azombie apocalypse as the Earth vomits up her dead? AGAIN? Come on, man, think this through: every time you try this, we end up fighting zombies. I hate zombies. Just put the syringe down."
The Staunen stereotypes about the other catalysts are pretty calm... except for the stereotype about Neids.
"There is more to Heaven and Earth than your endless, insufferable whining. I have heard the song of the universe, and it's telling you to shut up."
Like most supernaturals, Geniuses have a list of laws they are supposed to follow and respect, each with its own name. The name for the law regarding their position toward Lemuria is hilariously concise and straightforward:
And then another entry below, titled "Really stupid Time Travel", states that "messing with yourself from a previous time travel jaunt is about the stupidest thing you can do without a death ray and a bottle of tequila."