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Re: Fantasy Novelist's Exam
Posted By: macecard, on host
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 06:33:11
In Reply To: Re: Fantasy Novelist's Exam posted by The_Scotsman on Friday, September 16, 2005, at 22:41:53:

> > There's certainly reasons you can come up with to keep your civilization artificially stagnated at some technological point.
> On the other hand, it might make a very interesting novel to bring elves, dwarves, and other fantasy elements into the *modern* day.
> What kind of car would a wood-elf drive?
> Would the evil wizard be the head of some sort of multinational corporation bent on world domination?
> What would a twenty-first century halfling dwelling look like?
> Would dwarves overtake the elves as the world's foremost ship builders given their preeminance in metalworking?
> Where would men fit into a modern world that still had fantasy elements like those mentioned above?
> -The_Scots"Just a thought"man

I know this is an old old old post but I figure this is the still the best place to brooch this topic.

Just a thought, But have you consider how long the Romans, believed history to be? just because everyone and their mother beleive the legends of humans 100,000 years ago doesnt mean they are correct. did the Romans know that the history of civilisation wasnt that long?

What I am getting at is, Can i know write a novel where the characters believe that people have been around thousands of years but they are mistaken and civilsation has only been around for a more realistic 1000 years?

Everything in thsi exma slo seems a bit nit picky. and the question saying is there plate mail in your novel and then the question can a sword penetrate plate metal..... well it doesnt matter because it already had to take out plate mail due to this stupid exam?

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