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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #105 on: November 28, 2009, 03:03:49 PM »
The Goddess is down with that!

Mmmmm, crepes.

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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #106 on: November 29, 2009, 05:16:36 PM »
The Goddess is down with that!

Mmmmm, crepes.

No No, Junior's Blintzes!!!!
More filling!!! Sticks to everything!!

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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #107 on: November 30, 2009, 03:57:05 PM »
Veselka also does awesome blintzes, but I'm a crepes girl.  And a cupcake girl.  And a pie girl.  Mmmmm, food.  And I'm going to stop this off-topic chatter in this thread and direct it here instead. :D
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #108 on: November 30, 2009, 05:05:25 PM »
Well here is an accuall question on the timeline, and maybe someone can help me with the answer,


in the epilogue of FLF
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #109 on: November 30, 2009, 05:08:01 PM »
Veselka also does awesome blintzes, but I'm a crepes girl.  And a cupcake girl.  And a pie girl.  Mmmmm, food.  And I'm going to stop this off-topic chatter in this thread and direct it here instead. :D

Sorry. got sidetracked. Carry on! As you were!
I got kinda lost here once we got into a lot of physics.

Are we saying that the extent of time on Alera is not equivalent to the extent of time on Earth or are we saying that they are roughly equivalent? Or that it doesn't matter since it's fiction and only loosely based on hard science allowing the readers a degree of faith?
I thought that's what the discussion was about? Maybe not? Got confused even though I was trying to follow the discussion.

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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #110 on: November 30, 2009, 05:27:40 PM »
Well here is an accuall question on the timeline, and maybe someone can help me with the answer,


in the epilogue of FLF
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At the time of the Epilogue, it had only been 6 months since "Third Calderon"
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #111 on: November 30, 2009, 05:42:20 PM »
Well here is an accuall question on the timeline, and maybe someone can help me with the answer,


in the epilogue of FLF
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #112 on: November 30, 2009, 07:47:35 PM »
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #113 on: November 30, 2009, 09:05:08 PM »
Depends on how their calendar is structured.  In April, I'll refer to something that happened last October as "Last Year," and that's six months.  Especially if something momentous has happened since then, like the end of a freaking war that led them to restructure their entire system of recording time!

Remember, people don't think in precise measurements when they speak.  Grant fictional characters the same leeway. :D

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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #114 on: November 30, 2009, 09:47:45 PM »
Maybe we're just different Pris, because If something happened 6 months ago I accually refer to it as 6 months ago, It accually has to be close to and I mean 10-12 months before I refer to something as LAST YEAR, Which could also be the source of my confusion
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #115 on: December 01, 2009, 08:12:51 AM »
I tend to refer to stuff by season, last spring, last winter etc. and let the years sort themselves.
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #116 on: December 01, 2009, 11:43:29 AM »
See? You both just proved that it's an individual thing. Would you argue it if your friend said "last year" in April when referring to October? No, you'd understand what they meant.
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #117 on: December 01, 2009, 02:13:35 PM »
As I said Sheck, I Guess that because of how we say things is different it could also be because of my confusion
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #118 on: December 01, 2009, 02:19:28 PM »
As I said Sheck, I Guess that because of how we say things is different it could also be because of my confusion

Yup, perfectly reasonable. Which is why I always try to think of how others might be reading things. Not always successful, to be sure, but it does help a good bit.
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #119 on: December 01, 2009, 11:21:11 PM »
Im looking through the epiogue and Im not seeing this refernce to Last Year you guys are talking about, where is it?  I see several references to how it was six months ago
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  The only reference to "last year" is "Last year we were marching with legions saving the Realm"  which has been true since CF.
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