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39 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 08 January 2009 11:49PM

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Comment author: grendelkhan 05 June 2012 08:23:39PM 1 point [-]

I'm surprised that none of the other commenters suggested "What if you just invert the human sense of pain, causing it to become a new form of pleasure, and then write stories about that?"

I think you'd get Crossed. It makes sense, at least through the first book (I haven't read the others), that the infection makes every experience pleasurable, and since painful or horrific experiences are more intense and memorable than good ones, it makes people into Reavers, pretty much.