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12:16:48 PM Oct 12th 2010
Exceptions (cases where profoundly alien beings are used as viewpoint characters. However, they tend to be limited in scope, since the nature of the protagonist usually takes center stage, and limits any plot elements that don't involve exploring how a hyper-intelligent tentacled crocodile would think. A common plot uses the Humans Through Alien Eyes trope; evidently we can't relate to strange beings unless we're involved.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHH, Floating parentheses!!!!
12:18:29 PM Oct 12th 2010
eh, just slap a closing parenthesis at the end of the article.
04:01:16 PM Dec 16th 2011
The Warhammer 40k entry sucks. There have been more books from the Eldar POV, and there is at least one graphic novel that only includes Orks. I'm too drunk, stoned and tired to do this properly. Please fix.
06:39:11 AM Aug 27th 2010
Alright, I see several listings claiming "aversions". How does that work? Do they know the writers of these works AREN'T human? Merely having non-human main characters doesn't avert a trope about the species of the writer.
07:54:04 AM Feb 11th 2012
This trope is about writers not knowing anything about evolution, anthropology, and psychology when designing their supposedly nonhuman intelligient creatures. In a hard science fiction setting this would halt willing suspension of disbelief.
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