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Old September 12 2013, 07:05 PM   #22
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Re: The Borg in Assimilation2

I don't understand how accepting that a work of fiction is, in fact, fictional constitutes "disregarding" it. All stories are equally unreal. So it doesn't diminish one story if it's not part of the same continuity as a different story. Sure, it makes it speculative and hypothetical compared to the other stories in the series -- an "imaginary story" in DC Comics parlance -- but the "real" stories are themselves speculative and hypothetical compared to reality, so what difference does it really make? They're all just things that might have been; some of them are simply built around different "mights" than others. (As Alan Moore wrote, "This is an imaginary story -- aren't they all?")
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