--- Padraic Brown skrzypszy:
> > I think that when the such times, such as Video
> > Games, novels, etc. are developped, there should
> > be a division of royalties, [...]
> Indeed. I think we'd some legal counsel on that
> sort of matter. I can ask a couple lawyer friends
> of mine, if this is a serious interest!
Well, asking certainly wouldn't hurt! I don't think it's going to
happen soon, but once it happens we better be prepared. Anyway, I'd
be interested to hear their opinion.
> > that I'm wanting to write an alt-history novel
> > based on that, about IB.
> Yay! I have long hoped someone would do this...
> Naturally, you have my 100% blessing and support
> in this endeavou; and whatever help or
> information I can offer, it is yours.
Seconded! Or did I already say that?
> > This is a temptation, I must admit. I think we
> > all do need to be open
> > and willing to accept other's influences. I
> > like the idea of allowing
> > regional 'caretaking' and Members-At-Large.
> I think we have been moving in that direction for
> a while. I think that any description of IB
> Membership ought to clarify different ways that
> Members can interact with the project.
Yep. There's nothing against membership-by-owning-a-country, but it
has become the standard more than it should have.
> A good example is Wesley Parish, the newest
> Member, whose interest is an alt-historical
> what-if based on an in-fictional interaction
> between the Portuguese and Aotearoa. Looks like a
> promising aspect to the project, and excellent
> material for some real world fiction!
Indeed. I hadn't even considered membership based on that premise,
but indeed! Welcome to Wesley, BTW.
> I think I agree more with Dan, in that even some
> of the more out-of-the-way factoids still have to
> be respected. It wasn't called "Quod Scripsi
> Scripsi" just because we fancied a Latin title!
Wait, I'm not saying we shouldn't respect them... I merely said that
we treat them somewhat lightlier than the really hard facts that are
part of somebody's written history etc. And that we shouldn't create
out-of-the-way factoids unless we really need them.
> [Part of the fun of being a new Member must
> surely be sifting through nearly a decade of
> inscrutable archives!!!]
How vile of you! ;))
But seriously, it's important to realise that being a new member is
not an easy thing these days. Don't forget that most of us had
several years to get acquainted with the stuff on an almost daily
base... Our corpus has grown to such proportions that we cannot
reasonably expect a new member to know more than 1/5 of what we have
done. Because of that, QSS will be very hard to control, and all this
makes us oldies guardians of QSS more than we used to be.
> I think that things written about a country by
> its caretaker, or accepted by its caretaker are
> Fact (thus, things written about Dûnein are Fact
> cos I says they are; and things that happen in
> Kemr that affect Dûnein are Fact cos it is part
> of a greater nation);
> things written about another country that one
> does not directly caretake, but that impinge on
> the history of one's own country are Fact
> (hence, the history of Brittany is so, cos it
> impinges on Dûnein's history and goes side by
Agreed as well.
> other straggling factoids are negotiable, like
> if I suggest that the Greek king be crowned
> Roman Emperor by the Patriarch.
Again, agreed. In fact, I think this sentence (including the
semicolons) ought to be included in the description of QSS.
But when I, as Russia's caretaker, write: "During the years 1949-1989
Russia ruled a number of satellite states: Estonia, Latvia, [...],
Uyguristan, Ezo", does this establish Uyguristan as a state, does it
give any decisive info about its past and/or its present? Even though
I picked Uyguristan merely because I needed a list and I fancied the
> > There's my thoughts on the subject, and thanks
> > again, Jan and Padraic for drawing this up.
> You're welcome! This was Master Jan's idea. I
> just contributed some of the bits.
You're being far too modest!
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