[WikiEN-l] Trivia and popular culture sections
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Tue Feb 28 10:02:53 UTC 2006
"Ilmari Karonen" <nospam at vyznev.net> wrote in
message news:44040F85.8040508 at vyznev.net...
> Rob wrote:
>> On 2/27/06, Matt R <matt_crypto at yahoo.co.uk>
>>>* "In White Wolf Game Studio's World of Darkness role-playing universe,
>>>was a leading member of the mage faction known as the Virtual Adepts." --
>> The latter two are obvious dumps, but I'm going to quibble about the
>> one. If a real historical figure plays a significant role in a fictional
>> work, that's probably worth at least a small note. Not the more
>> important/famous figures (Hitler, Einstein, Lincoln) who show up in
>> with regularity, but less famous people like Turing probably have only
>> popped up a few times.
> However, I feel that really depends on what the appearance is like. If
> the character in the game was patterned on the real person, even to the
> extent that reading about the character might shed light on what the
> real person was like, then it might well merit a mention. But the way I
> read that note, it sounds like the character shares little more than a
> name and a loose historical analogy with the real Alan Turing.
A very quick trip to Clusty reveals that it was indeed the real Alan Turing
in an alternate history:
http://blogs.kwc.org/memorylane/symposium/resources/time.html -- see the
entry for "2/17/1945 A.D."
Alas I am having difficulty figuring out where to place these references: in
[[Alan Turing]] or some sub-article of [[Mage: The Ascension]]?
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