Meta: General Narrative Discussion

Heheh, moon in Leo…

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Did we really need that letter @CJB? Now I’m depressed. Luckily, it’s a TV night & I think I’m going to con wifey into ice cream (who cares that it’s 10 of 10 pm?)!

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Don’t be depressed, fellow Ebie! :cjheart:

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I had mine after 11pm, it’s usually a good time for ice cream. :simon:

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Agh, my heart! :sob: @CJB you really know how to play with our feelings.

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Awkward question:

I’m assuming COVID-19 and those news events are not in-world, right? I’m not sure whether to remind @Eaves, Port, and Yuri to wash their hands or not. Are the various “me, but magic” people—our in-world personas—also stuck at home, or using Neithernor as an escape?

It seems like the easiest way to go about it is to keep it out of the in-world world, but I’m open to suggestions.

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That’s a great question. I’m lightly acknowledging it because it feels less immersive to pretend it isn’t happening. Eaves mentions the news, tells you all to stay safe, etc. I think it makes sense for it to be happening within the narrative, I just don’t know how much of that I will keep in the adapted book for this year because I’m not sure if we’ll be in a place where we want to have COVID-19 in our fantasy books a year from now. It’s a hard line to walk. I think that’s right for now, small nods to the current world to make it feel like we’re all in this together, fictional and non-fictional, but I’m flying by the seat of my pants right now in a lot of ways. :cjheart:

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They’re also in such a remote spot that they’d probably be impacted less. There would be less traffic to and from their location to transmit the virus. It doesn’t sound like the kind of area that gets a lot of tourists or travel.

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“Let me write this item number down real quick so I can share the PTSD with my nerd friends” - me on my way to break entertaining the idea of buying some of this for those exact reasons. :joy:

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