Kyle Reese has traveled backwards in time, not to save Sarah Connor, but to help her rewrite the faulty utility function of Skynet. Together, it's possible that they might avert Judgment Day and save the world from nuclear Armageddon - and hopefully create a utopia ruled over by an AI god in the process. Fully completed. Diverges wildly from canon. read more >>>>
Six years after her coronation, Elsa rules over Arendelle, using the power of ice to improve the lives of her citizens. read more >>>>
Man had created god, and put her in a box.
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Zorian, a mage in training, only wanted to finish his education in peace. Now he struggles to find answers as he finds himself repeatedly reliving the same month. 'Groundhog's day' style setup in a fantasy world. read more >>>>
The year is 1934, and Superman has arrived in Metropolis. Features Lex Luthor as the villain protagonist as he comes to grips with the arrival of an alien god. Occasional point-of-view chapters/sections featuring Lois Lane. Takes place outside any established comics continuity. Complete. read more >>>>
Peter could make coins disappear by snapping his fingers.
It seemed to follow some rules. One snap of the fingers made one coin vanish. The first test he'd done, after discovering this ability, was to set coins out in front of him and repeatedly snap his fingers to watch what order they were vanished in. Higher denomination coins went first. Coins that were closer to him went first. After getting out a ruler, Peter found that "close" was mostly determined by how far away the coin was from his heart. He tested snapping upside down, and on his back, but that didn't seem to matter. He tested to see what happened when a higher denomination coin was more distant than a lower denomination, and eventually found out what governed it; a penny would be vanished if it was more than five times closer than a nickel, and a nickel would be vanished if it was five times closer than a quarter. read more >>>>
The presence of a foreign soul may have unexpected side effects on a growing child. I am Lord Volde...Harry Potter. I'm Harry Potter. In which Harry is insane, Hermione is a Dark Lady-in-training, Ginny is a minion, and Ron is confused. read more >>>>
Luminosity is an AU reworking of the Twilight story where Bella is a rational self-knowledge junkie. Inspired by "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality". Requires no knowledge of or affection for Twilight canon. read more >>>>
A single-/dual-point-of-departure spinoff from Less Wrong's brilliant story "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality", branching away in Chapter 81. Hermione is sent to Azkaban, but Harry is not about to give up. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like his enemy is about to leave things alone either. read more >>>>
I broke my fixation on the woefully empty bottle of beer to glance down at my phone as it dinged, notifying me about an email. I sighed. Debt collectors and spam. That's all I ever got anymore. At least the latter allowed me the pleasure of pressing the fun little trashcan icon.
Would you like to change..., the preview of the subject read. Hell, yeah. I would give anything to change everything right now. My girlfriend was gone on some escapade with her not-so-secret lover, my student loan debt was three times what I made in a year, pre-taxes, the eviction notice was still taped to the door... I hadn't been too broke to buy beer since college, but here I was. Same old. read more >>>>
[WP] The apocalypse has continued for years now, but you've never noticed.
Bob was playing xbox and eating pizza. There were very few people on servers these days for some reason, and most of them were noobs, but it just made it extra fun to crush their teams. read more >>>>
This is a “Six Years Later” epilogue to Harry Potter and the Methods of
Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky that I wrote a while and back and am just now
getting around to posting here (it was previously posted on /r/hpmor). It
contains ending spoilers for that story, and for six other books that have not
been (and will not be) written. As should be clear from the title, it is not
meant to be taken entirely seriously.
“And I’m betrothed to Hermione Granger, and Bellatrix Black, and Luna
Lovegood, and oh yes, Draco Malfoy too…” read more >>>>
Enter the world of Pokémon from a rational perspective. Instead of starting his journey in ignorance, Red has spent his years studying the creatures so central to his world... and he doesn't quite agree with all the information in his books. No time for rookie mistakes here: he's on a quest to discover the true nature of Pokémon, and maybe even find out where they really come from.
Hello all, and welcome to Pokemon: TOoS. This fiction is mostly based on the
gameverse rather than the anime, the greatest distinction being that the vast
majority of pokemon have roughly animal-level intelligence. It’s inspired by
rationalist fiction, primarily Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality,
and much of the science mentioned, especially the psychology, is based on real
research and experimental results. That said, I could no more rationally
explain how a pokeball would “actually” work than I could build one! read more >>>>
The chilling yet beautiful tale of coming too close to heaven.
I was always the black sheep of my family. read more >>>>
Note: This story contains major spoilers for Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. If you haven’t read to at least chapter 94, turn back now. I don’t own the rights to Harry Potter, nor the rights to Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality.
The blood had been washed away. The terrace was immaculate, likely cleaned
more deeply than it had been in hundreds of years. Yet it was still easy for
Harry to find the exact spot, the junction of tiles where she’d drawn her
last-for-now breath. He crouched down and placed a hand on it. Some part of
his brain, the part that had internalized a hundred stories, had expected that
the tile would still be warm to the touch, and when his fingertips found only
cool stone the rational part of his brain had said a quiet I told you so.
Hermione would probably have an empty grave somewhere, and the Headmaster
would no doubt hold a funeral, but Harry wanted to say goodbye on his own
terms. Not a final goodbye, just “see you in a bit”. And for tha read more >>>>