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Discussion in 'Literature' started by IG_2000, Jul 19, 2013.

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  1. IG_2000

    IG_2000 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    MIND BLOWN!!! :eek: :)
     
  3. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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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

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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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

    Exeter Jedi Master star 4

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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

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Is this thread actually real?
     
  8. Mia Mesharad

    Mia Mesharad Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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  11. Mia Mesharad

    Mia Mesharad Jedi Master star 4

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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

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  14. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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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

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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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!
     
  17. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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

    Thrawn1786 Jedi Master star 5

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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

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    SOLO'S ALIVE!
     
  20. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [​IMG]

    O-kayyy.
     
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  21. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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

    Jedifirefly5 Jedi Knight star 2

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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

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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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

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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