thread: 2012-11-26 : Positioning: Two Timelines

On 2012-11-27, Vincent wrote:

Evan: Yes!

Weeks: Not definitely, no.

Hey, everybody: you know how first Luke Skywalker lived on Tatooine with his aunt and uncle, then droids came, then stormtroopers, then he went to Mos Eisley with Ben Kenobi and met Han Solo, and then they went to the Death Star and rescued Princess Leia? That's a fictional timeline. Roleplaying games have them too.

Fictional timelines are wicked interesting. They have many bizarre features. For instance, when Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia swung across the bottomless shaft in the Death Star, (a) did Princess Leia kiss Luke Skywalker on the lips for luck? If so, (b) were they brother and sister when she did it? Answer: it depends! And that answer is wicked interesting.

But the wicked, interesting, and bizarre qualities of fictional timelines aren't really to the point here.

Admitting all the complications and nuances, does everybody see what I mean when I say that fictional positioning is at the crux of the two timelines?

If not, ask away. If you do see but you disagree, cool, please make a note of it and hold off until the time comes.

Warning: Unless you're new here, you've been perfectly happy with the idea of a fictional timeline when I've called it IIEE. Anybody still quibbling is going to have some explaining to do.


This makes TR go "Yeah, I think I see."

This makes J W go "Fortune in the middle/end coming up soon?"

This makes GcL go "Explaining"
Timeline TO the touch between the two things (IIEE) is distinct from timelines OF the touching things, but again, not sure if it matters and/or is it's a question vs. disagreement.

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