I'm looking for stories where the POV is a non-human/non-standard character ignorant or new to human morals or culture meeting them for the first time. Stories like 'A Certain Droll Hivemind', "All Wo-rk and No Play", etc., some kinds of first contact stories, etc. Lack of human wanking and 'Humanity, Fuck You' and such preferred, but I'm not holding my breath. Stories where the 'non-human' character is an isekai don't count.
I don't know the works you mentioned, but maybe this one from r/HFY could work: The humans do not have a hive-mind. It switches between POV of human and alien and starts out with human POV. It is separated to multiple posts.
Artim Wrote: I don't know the works you mentioned, but maybe this one from r/HFY could work: The humans do not have a hive-mind. It switches between POV of human and alien and starts out with human POV. It is separated to multiple posts.
THANK YOU FOR THIS! This is so interesting and just like what I'm looking for!
My story, Crest of the Starbird has an alien lead, a member of an ancient race, who grew up among humanity. They struggle with the expectations of their native culture, and how it clashes with the pace and assumptions of humanity. I've only dipped my toe in that subplot for now, but it will be a larger part of the story as I continue.
It's not the focus of my story, but several of my POV protagonists are aliens who find themselves needing to get along with Humans and finding the task really difficult, so something you might want to check out in any case:
It starts as a transcript but quickly builds into more. Lots of back and forth between alien and human POVs.
Hopefully it's close to what you were looking for - I know I'm enjoying reading it.
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