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''[[https://runningwithratsblog.wordpress.com/ Running with Rats]]'' is a {{Web Serial|Novel}} DieselPunk fantasy story about an escaped slave named Alix [[MonochromaticEyes Black-Eyes]] working with a band of rebels called the Rat Runners and figuring out who she is. It updates twice a month (second and fourth Fridays).

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''[[https://runningwithratsblog.wordpress.''[[https://runningwithrats.com/ Running with Rats]]'' is a {{Web Serial|Novel}} DieselPunk fantasy story about an escaped slave named Alix [[MonochromaticEyes Black-Eyes]] working with a band of rebels called the Rat Runners and figuring out who she is. It updates twice a month (second and fourth Fridays).


* AbsurdAltitude: [[https://runningwithratsblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/the-aeronauts-dream-pt-9/ One of the dreams]] features a maze of FloatingPlatforms connected by rickety bridges in an endless sky with [[EvilTowerOfOminousness the Committee of Progress Building]] towering over the center.

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* AbsurdAltitude: [[https://runningwithratsblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/the-aeronauts-dream-pt-9/ One of the dreams]] features a maze of FloatingPlatforms connected by [[RopeBridge rickety bridges bridges]] in an endless sky with [[EvilTowerOfOminousness the Committee of Progress Building]] towering over the center.


* AbsurdAltitude: One of the dreams features a maze of FloatingPlatforms connected by rickety bridges in an endless sky with [[EvilTowerOfOminousness the Committee of Progress Building]] towering over the center.

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* AbsurdAltitude: [[https://runningwithratsblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/the-aeronauts-dream-pt-9/ One of the dreams dreams]] features a maze of FloatingPlatforms connected by rickety bridges in an endless sky with [[EvilTowerOfOminousness the Committee of Progress Building]] towering over the center.



* EvilTowerOfOminousness: It's not clear that it functions this way in the physical city (the building is apparently only about four stories tall), but the Committee of Progress Building functions thus in one of the dreams that the Runners have to infiltrate.

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* EvilTowerOfOminousness: It's not clear that it functions this way in the physical city (the building is apparently only about four stories tall), but the Committee of Progress Building functions thus in [[https://runningwithratsblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/the-aeronauts-dream-pt-9/ one of the dreams that the Runners have to infiltrate.]]

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* AbsurdAltitude: One of the dreams features a maze of FloatingPlatforms connected by rickety bridges in an endless sky with [[EvilTowerOfOminousness the Committee of Progress Building]] towering over the center.


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* EvilTowerOfOminousness: It's not clear that it functions this way in the physical city (the building is apparently only about four stories tall), but the Committee of Progress Building functions thus in one of the dreams that the Runners have to infiltrate.


''[[https://runningwithratsblog.wordpress.com/ Running with Rats]]'' is a {{Web Serial|Novel}} DieselPunk fantasy story about an escaped slave named Alix [[MonochromaticEyes Black-Eyes]] working with a band of rebels called the Rat Runners and figuring out who she is.

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''[[https://runningwithratsblog.wordpress.com/ Running with Rats]]'' is a {{Web Serial|Novel}} DieselPunk fantasy story about an escaped slave named Alix [[MonochromaticEyes Black-Eyes]] working with a band of rebels called the Rat Runners and figuring out who she is.
is. It updates twice a month (second and fourth Fridays).

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* BlackTieInfiltration: In Arc Two, the Rat Runners infiltrate a benefit party.


* AppliedPhlebotinum: Lio is a valuable substance harvested from [[DreamLand the dreams of humans]] that can be used to make [[{{Magitek}} tools]] and people.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Lio is a valuable substance harvested from [[DreamLand the dreams of humans]] that can be used to make [[{{Magitek}} tools]] and or clothes ... or people.


* VoluntaryShapeshifting: It's revealed early on that [[spoiler:Alix]] is a shapeshifter.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: It's revealed early on that [[spoiler:Alix]] is a shapeshifter.shapeshifter.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Unsurprisingly, given that the thoughtforms are held as slaves, they are claimed to lack real emotions as well.
-->They said that thoughtforms weren’t really people. They looked like people, sure, and acted like people. But a ray gun made out of lio could shoot real plasma rays, even if the inside was a black box that shouldn’t work by any world’s rules. In the same way, they said, a thoughtform could have ‘real’ feelings, but they weren’t the same kind of feelings everyone else had- they were just part of the illusion, there to make thoughtforms more like humans. They didn’t have souls, so any emotions they had were meaningless- hollow as a mannequin’s head.


''Running with Rats'' is a {{Web Serial|Novel}} DieselPunk fantasy story about an escaped slave named Alix [[MonochromaticEyes Black-Eyes]] working with a band of rebels called the Rat Runners and figuring out who she is.

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''Running ''[[https://runningwithratsblog.wordpress.com/ Running with Rats'' Rats]]'' is a {{Web Serial|Novel}} DieselPunk fantasy story about an escaped slave named Alix [[MonochromaticEyes Black-Eyes]] working with a band of rebels called the Rat Runners and figuring out who she is.


* VoluntaryShapeshifting: It is strongly implied that [[spoiler:Alix]] is a shapeshifter.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: It is strongly implied It's revealed early on that [[spoiler:Alix]] is a shapeshifter.


''Running with Rats'' is a {{Web Serial|Novel}} DieselPunk fantasy story about an escaped slave named Alix Black-Eyes working with a band of rebels called the Rat Runners and figuring out who she is.

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''Running with Rats'' is a {{Web Serial|Novel}} DieselPunk fantasy story about an escaped slave named Alix Black-Eyes [[MonochromaticEyes Black-Eyes]] working with a band of rebels called the Rat Runners and figuring out who she is.


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* MonochromaticEyes: Alix's eyes are uniformly black.

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''Running with Rats'' is a {{Web Serial|Novel}} DieselPunk fantasy story about an escaped slave named Alix Black-Eyes working with a band of rebels called the Rat Runners and figuring out who she is.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Lio is a valuable substance harvested from [[DreamLand the dreams of humans]] that can be used to make [[{{Magitek}} tools]] and people.
* DreamLand: The Rat Runners harvest lio by traveling through dream lands to find and grab it.
* FantasticRacism: Thoughtforms - people made out of lio - are generally [[BornIntoSlavery created to be slaves]] and [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman assumed to lack any 'real' feelings]]. As you can imagine, [[ColdBloodedTorture they are not treated well.]]
* {{Magitek}}: Among the uses of lio is creating technological items like {{ray gun}}s.
* SlaveLiberation: One of the goals of the Rat Runners.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: It is strongly implied that [[spoiler:Alix]] is a shapeshifter.

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