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TV Tropes Monday: Alien Geometries


 

 

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Want to freak out your audience? Throw them in a room where the walls close on them, the angles are just wrong somehow and add the the term, “non-euclidean geometries” into the mix. Welcome to Alien Geometries, where everybody enters by no minds leaves.

This trope is perfect to introduce a touch of the horrific, the weird or the fantastic. The perfect short hand for things getting weird.  A favorite of Lovecraftian horror, Alien Geometries illustrate the fact that the universe is far more complex that we can possibly imagine, and that those possibilities are scary indeed. They can also be a source of wonder, signalling to the audience that the setting doesn’t obey the rules of reality and that anything is possible.

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