Re: Forthcoming Sonic story survey

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Date: Sun, 26 Feb 1995 16:04:08 -0500 (EST)

I've been doing a little thinking about this story, and there's one major
detail that the authors are gonna hafta deal with.

In most worlds of fiction, the fiction itself is not a part of that world.
Confused? Think of it this way: In the world of Dana Scully and Fox Muldar,
what TV show comes on the Fox network Fridays at 9PM? Certainly not the
'X-Files'! And do you think that Calvin and Hobbes are laughing at the
antics of a young boy and his imaginary pet tiger when they read the news-
paper funnies?

Now, it is possible to get both the 'real' world and the 'ficticious' world
to exist simultaniously. For example, in a series of stories that I'm
currently writing, a genius doctor/biologist develops a fixation with the
comic book and cartoon series 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', spends
most his life trying to create the foursome himself, and eventually succeeds.
And so, in the world of this story, TMNT exists both in real life and in

Now how is the Sonic story going to deal with these issues?

If you say that the Sonic world is real, and therefore does not exist in
fiction, then how did this mailing list come about? There would no video
games and comic books to talk about. Could it be that some of us heard about
transmissions from deep space, possibly a whole other universe (detailing
the fights between Robotnik and the Freedom Fighters), over on
alt.conspiracy.paranoia (or whatever its called) that the government is
trying to deny exist, and so we put together a mailing list intending to
get to the bottom of these transmissions?

Now let's say that the comic books and video games do exist, and that this
mailing list was the result of them (all true so far). So where does
the actual planet of Mobius fit into all this? Going into the hypothetical
world of multiple universes here, I guess you could say that if there's
an infinite number of universes, then SOMEWHERE there actually exists a
Sonic the Hedgehog and an evil Dr. Robotnik, and all of the other things
given in the stories. But what are the odds of hearing about this
particular universe, let alone finding it? One in a google-plex, at least?
Such a situation may be outside even the limits of 'artistic license'.

ponder, ponder, ponder...


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