thread: 2012-12-07 : Positioning: Legitimacy and Occult Co-ownership

On 2012-12-12, Ben Lehman wrote:

Huh. So this just occurred to me.

When we say someone "owns" something or "has authority over it" what it really means is "one of the factors in our assessment of credibility wrt that thing is that you said it / you confirmed it."

So when Bob says "I have authority over my character Bobnar" what we mean is "when considering Bobnar's actions in the fiction, 'what Bob said' is one of the things we consider."



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