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Yeah, no, it doesn’t. Those are all acronyms from Earth time, and the history has largely been lost. So no, this isn’t right.
Yes, but what about modern words like "lit" or "woke" or "yeet"???
ThePlaintiffReturns said: No
Minion, not gonna lie, I came this close || to making exactly the same thread yesterday, about the razor-thin line between IC and OOC in Starmourn. Not 'rofl' so much but consider that "FT Died because of lag" would get you zapped in Achaea, but shouldn't here, because of course my character is talking about lag in his mindsim or BEAST suit.But let me bore you with an anecdote from my amateur fiction:I was writing a scene in which two of the Controllers are considering how to deal with a peasant uprising. As I was writing in my zone and the words are spilling effortlessly onto the page, the Controllers are thinking of ramping things up by sending in the Zone Security Force.Controller 1: "They leave us no choice, Marcus."Controller 2: "This hasn't been done in three hundred years."Controller 1: "They started this. I'm officially recommending that we use the Force."In character? One-hundred percent. Fourth-wall shattering? Immersion breaking? Two-hundred percent.TL;DR: Anything that jars unnecessarily shouldn't be in the game, whether or not it's technically IC. And in this regard, the reader is never wrong.
Think of it this way. Do you, in your daily life, use thousand year old slang? I'm gonna guess not (with the exception of a few words that transitioned from slang and have gone through numerous linguistic changes). We don't talk like we did a few hundred years ago even. Using modern slang in Starmourn makes no sense.
Switch Tempest out for Midsummer and you got a deal, schweethaht.
Kestrel said:So I'm not going to address this topic as if there's an invisible line in the sand..It's common sense. You know where that line is drawn.
little out of a context but..
As soon as I read the gist of this I had a Peter Griffin
style flashback of terrible things that went wrong because someone made
the "common sense" assumption before implementing something upon the general public.
I agree many are blatantly obnoxious about being OOC, but
equally many are blatantly obnoxious about trying to be OOC hall monitors for
I think ultimately the games energy for IC will
be there, but it’s not there yet and talking about it early on helps.
Ziazapojira said:I wish the designers would have considered how interesting it could be to have selected known records from the past and people using those as their cultural Bibles.Imagine if we had been told we only have complete copies of:Terminator 2LionheartBattlefield EarthPlan 9 From Outer SpaceCasablancaDr. StrangeloveThe A-Team, Third SeasonMoby DickPlato's RepublicOrwell's 1984Shakespere's The Tempestetc.