FURTHER RESEARCH - CROSSOVERS

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FURTHER RESEARCH - CROSSOVERS

Postby Mr. Administrator on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:37 pm

MANY REQUESTS FOR RESEARCH WERE ADDRESSED TO US IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS. NONE CAME WITH GRANT MONEY, BUT WE OBLIGED NEVERTHELESS.

OUR RESEARCH ON CROSSOVERS HAS YIELDED THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS.

A CROSSOVER UNIVERSE IS A NEW UNIVERSE. CREATING ONE FOR GULLIVER AND LONG JOHN, FOR EXAMPLE, WOULD SPIN OFF NEW INSTANCES OF THOSE CHARACTERS, NOT REFICTIONALIZE THE ONES WHO ARE HERE. THEREFORE, A SHARED WORLD IS RULED OUT.

A WORLD WITH A BRIDGE TO ANOTHER WORLD IS ALSO TOO UNSTABLE. ANYTHING LARGE ENOUGH FOR A PERSON TO PASS THROUGH SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGES THE STABILITY OF THE METAVERSE. IT IS TOO MUCH TO RISK.

HOWEVER, IF THE CONNECTION IS SMALL ENOUGH THAT, SAY, ONLY EMR SIGNALS MAY PASS THROUGH IT, THERE ARE FEWER RISKS. UNDER THE RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS MIGHT ALLOW FOR A SORT OF TRANS-STORY TELEGRAPH. THE TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYED WOULD NEED TO BE JUSTIFIABLE IN THE WORLD OF EACH CHARACTER.

HOWEVER, THESE "RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCES" ARE EXTREMELY DEMANDING. THE STORY WOULD HAVE TO BE OF UNIMPEACHABLE QUALITY TO BE A MORE STABLE OPTION THAN A STORY WHICH DOES NOT INVOLVE ANY CONNECTION.

SIMPLY PUT--IF IT DOES NOT MAKE US LAUGH OR CRY, AND IT INVOLVES A CONNECTION, IT IS UNLIKELY TO BE ACCEPTABLE. AS ALWAYS, THE QUALITY OF THE STORY IS PARAMOUNT.

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Re: FURTHER RESEARCH - CROSSOVERS

Postby Dryunya on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:46 pm

Mr. Administrator wrote:SIMPLY PUT--IF IT DOES NOT MAKE US LAUGH OR CRY, AND IT INVOLVES A CONNECTION, IT IS UNLIKELY TO BE ACCEPTABLE. AS ALWAYS, THE QUALITY OF THE STORY IS PARAMOUNT.

Uh...
We need to make Mr. Administrator cry? :shock:

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Re: FURTHER RESEARCH - CROSSOVERS

Postby Genndy Oda C.O.G. on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:56 pm

Or laugh.
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Re: FURTHER RESEARCH - CROSSOVERS

Postby Dryunya on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:29 am

But yeah. Thanks for the info, Mr. A.

I feel like an ass for making a promise to LJS I won't be able to keep. :cry:
(Even though I technically didn't make a promise... But you know. :( )
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Re: FURTHER RESEARCH - CROSSOVERS

Postby narrativedilettante on Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:22 am

Morgan did say that if Long John Silver could somehow contact Gulliver, that could be helpful. I say we try to make it happen.
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Re: FURTHER RESEARCH - CROSSOVERS

Postby Genndy Oda C.O.G. on Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:43 am

Perhaps it ought to be done in the same way that LJS first contacted us: Messages in Bottles.
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Re: FURTHER RESEARCH - CROSSOVERS

Postby Dryunya on Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:51 pm

narrativedilettante wrote:Morgan did say that if Long John Silver could somehow contact Gulliver, that could be helpful. I say we try to make it happen.

Butbutbut how can it be helpful, if their universes don't interconnect?
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Re: FURTHER RESEARCH - CROSSOVERS

Postby narrativedilettante on Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:56 pm

Dryunya wrote:
narrativedilettante wrote:Morgan did say that if Long John Silver could somehow contact Gulliver, that could be helpful. I say we try to make it happen.

Butbutbut how can it be helpful, if their universes don't interconnect?


I think just by providing some closure to Silver, letting him say goodbye to his friend.
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Re: FURTHER RESEARCH - CROSSOVERS

Postby H22 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:06 pm

Mr. Administrator wrote:MANY REQUESTS FOR RESEARCH WERE ADDRESSED TO US IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS. NONE CAME WITH GRANT MONEY, BUT WE OBLIGED NEVERTHELESS.

OUR RESEARCH ON CROSSOVERS HAS YIELDED THE FOLLOWING.

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Re: FURTHER RESEARCH - CROSSOVERS

Postby Scarab on Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:02 pm

narrativedilettante wrote:
Dryunya wrote:
narrativedilettante wrote:Morgan did say that if Long John Silver could somehow contact Gulliver, that could be helpful. I say we try to make it happen.

Butbutbut how can it be helpful, if their universes don't interconnect?


I think just by providing some closure to Silver, letting him say goodbye to his friend.


Well we had ideas for that originally, right? I seem to recall one possible variation of the reficitonalisation stories was to provide the characters with the ability to send a single, last message back to the real world.

He isn't saying this is impossible, just that it would be HARD. And we've done hard before. :D
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Re: FURTHER RESEARCH - CROSSOVERS

Postby Dryunya on Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:07 pm

Oh oh oh, I had an idea today!
How about crossoves through the Void?
I'll ask him now.

UPD: Nope. Even puppies can't make him change that. :cry:
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