reply to post by silo13
Nice to know you're thinking of us while in the tub - I'm not going to dwell on that too deeply, though...
That sounds like a good idea to me to take the story direction after the universe has been saved - the "new" reality will have changed from the "old"
reality slightly - i.e. the Buzzards will not have invaded our space (or have
they?) and the Earth will be back in the same old orbit and
condition she will have always occupied. and some other minor differences here and there. A "prequel" could either be told from the perspective of the
"old", or the "new" reality, or the learning by our intrepid adventurers of the differences between the two.
I've been back tracking, trying to get the time lines straight in my head. the very first post in the story, the opening post by Masqua, was posted on
18 March 2009. According to Luder's work, the story at that point was set in 2320.
Neno was found wandering in the woods of Vandalia in 2273, believed to be about 2 years old, and so presumed to have been born in 2271. His "birth
date" was assigned according to the day he was found, which was 23 July 2273, so he was assigned the birth date of 23 July 2271.
In reality, according to Silo's post here
, he was born in December, 2012
in Oregon. Since that occurred around the time of the Christmas Story, we can presume he was born in the latter part of December, 2012.
Further, I'm assuming "current" story time is October, 2322 (we've been writing on it for 2 1/2 years now), so neno is just short of 51 years old
biologically, but having been born in reality in 2012, is he REALLY just short of 310 years old? No wonder he snaps, crackles, and pops when he wakes
Don't confuse the "current" story time with the time the story is actually In at the moment - I think we're quite a ways in the past, in order to stop
the Big Rip before it starts, so we'll be considerably farther "ago" than the current 2322.
Also, according to that post by Silo, neno's original name given by her was "Luna" (given before he was even born), because she saw the moon rising. A
nice traditional American Indian naming convention, that! Not only that, but "Looney" seems to fit him!
How old is Silo13? Biologically? Chronologiacally? I always have had the impression she's quite a bit younger than he is... can you imagine the mental
strain produced by having a mother half your age?
ETA: Also, according to that post by Silo, "someone" had cleared the snow on the pathways at the cabin - she thought Cim was there, but it's more
likely to have been ErnieBen who cleared it, as he is Cim's "handyman". Who IS this enigmatic man who "cleared the way" for neno's birth, then had a
hand in the formation of just who neno came to be in later years?
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