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Re: poll ideas quest 2015 (continent)

by chacham (Prior)
on Jun 29, 2015 at 14:09 UTC ( #1132464=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to poll ideas quest 2015

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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2015 (continent)
by Athanasius (Bishop) on Jun 30, 2015 at 07:14 UTC

      Those are good suggestions. Thank you for the links! Added Nonestica.

      Though originally unplanned for the poll idea, i ended up using Wikipedia to see if each entry is a continent or not. It seems difficult otherwise to determine what does and what does not fit. With that, i looked up Narnia, and found no mention of a continent. The closest mention is List of places in The Chronicles of Narnia which mentions a Continental Divide.

      Forgive me as i take this too seriously. :) Narnia and Boxen are described as worlds, both in description and focus. Technically, every world has a continent, right? If so, for every fictional world, we'd need to add an unnamed continent option. In some stories, however, the fact that it is a continent is integral, significant, or important to the story. I've chosen to use Wikipedia's mention of it to be the deciding factor. I have no objection to an actual poll listing them, however.

      Wikipedia lists Númenor as an "Island (or continent)", but other than the parenthetical option, it is treated as an island. Furthermore, it sunk. So, i'm not sure it would qualify anyway.

Re^2: poll ideas quest 2015 (continent)
by Happy-the-monk (Canon) on Jun 29, 2015 at 16:56 UTC
    • Avalonia
    • Baltica
    • Laurentia
    • Laurussia
    • Gondwana
    • Pangaea
    • Westeros
    • Essos
    • Sothoryos

    Cheers, Sören

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        But "is" refers to me and my preference, not (directly) to my favourite.

        Can I not say that my favourite music composer is JS Bach?

        If I say that my favourite composer was JS Bach, does that not mean simply that I have changed my mind? Surely it doesn't mean that I was contemporaneous to him, and he remained my favourite until I outlived him?

        Can I not say say that my favourite composer was Katy Perry, but now is JS Bach?

        Not being persnickety here; my favourite continent is Pangaea. Really!

        Remember: Ne dederis in spiritu molere illegitimi!
Re^2: poll ideas quest 2015 (continent)
by ambrus (Abbot) on Jun 29, 2015 at 16:39 UTC

      I did the search and found those. This specifically adds "fictional" (/me nervously shifts his eyes) continents, making it completely different.

      Furthermore, needlessly bringing up old polls is okay. :)

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