Lit Is Star Wars actually real?

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  1. IG_2000 Force Ghost

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    Random thread of the day:

    One of the thoughts that I had about the nature of fiction is that all fictional stories are real somewhere. If the universe is infinite in scope, or if there are an infinite number of universes (see Quantum Physics and the multiverse theory), and assuming that the laws of physics AREN'T constant throughout all these universes, wouldn't all fiction have to be real in one place or another?

    One of the main themes of Stephen King's The Dark Tower is how "reality is a muscle and the mind is an IV" and that when you are creating a story, you are actually puncturing the fabric of reality and peering into that part of the multiverse that only you have access to. In a sense, Stephen King isn't creating the dark tower... he only writes what he sees.

    So, what I'm saying is...



































    STAR WARS IS REAL AND ALL RETCONS ARE IRRELEVANT BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL TAKING PLACE SOMEWHERE[face_party]
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  2. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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  3. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    But you can never know they are taking place due to quantum uncertainty, therefore it remains practically fiction!
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  4. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Counterargument: what's real, and is a thing real when it is incapable of being perceived?
  5. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Classical Platonic retort would be that only those that remain in the cave are unable to gain the wisdom to perceive the Forms, if you can perceive the Form of a Story, then you need not observe an actual story! :)

    Sheer playing aside though, an awful lot of high-level astrophysics seems to revolve around seeing things indirectly, by their effect on the things we can see!
  6. Exeter Force Ghost

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    Heinlein referred to the concept as "Pantheistic Solipsism" in Number of the Beast. It was a pretty silly idea in a pretty silly book.
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  7. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Is this thread actually real?
  8. Mia Mesharad Force Ghost

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    As a long-time DC comics reader, this thread amuses me and I approve.
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  9. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    That explains why you're entirely laid back about all matters continuity then! :)
  10. blackmyron Force Ghost

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  11. Mia Mesharad Force Ghost

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    It does? Because I'm generally much more persnickety about Star Wars canon. :p
    I just don't like grumbling until there's something to grumble about.
  12. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Better yet -- is it for real? ;)
  13. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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  14. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    If you're able to reconcile and make DC continuity still work for you after umpteen reboots, SW is hardly likely to prove a challenge!
  15. beccatoria Force Ghost

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    Unless you like one style of canon for one universe and another for another? She said, as a DC reader who's totally laid back about DC canon and totally paranoid about SW canon? ;)

    And if we're voting on reality, I was about to announce that clearly you are all part of my phaneron, but Force knows what creating you lot would say about my mind...
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  16. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Well.... There's always this...

    [IMG]

    More seriously, yeah, there is that essential difference in nature to be factored in. I mean, I was convinced Apocalypse and Crucible would finally break Sinny's continuity skills but no! Instead it's Star Wood that's actually doing that to him!
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  17. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Of course Star Wars is real! Everybody knows that!
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  18. Thrawn1786 Force Ghost

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    In an interview in Star Wars Insider, Brian Blessed said something along those lines about having a feeling somewhere Star Wars was real.
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  19. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    SOLO'S ALIVE!
  20. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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  21. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    ...from a certain point of view.
  22. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Everything is as real as you want it to be. [:D]
  23. Jedifirefly5 Jedi Master

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    Well metaphysics says if enough people believe something the result will manifest somehow. That being said, if there are galactic wide cultures out there, Star Wars is a common thing' ; archtypes and history bears out, freedoms turn into superpowers of industry followed by collapse, tyranny, and renewal. So in that capcity, yes thse themes have played in God's sand boxes since the dawn of time.
  24. Sarge Chosen One

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    Anybody else having Galaxy Quest flashbacks?
    "I'm not a total loser, I know it's just a TV show."
    "No, it's all real, I'm on the ship and I need your help!"
    "OH MY GOD, I KNEW IT WAS TRUE!"
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  25. Son of a Bith Force Ghost

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    [IMG]
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