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timelines:glossary_look_to_the_west [2018/10/26 10:01]
max_sinister [Humanities, social and economic sciences]
timelines:glossary_look_to_the_west [2019/03/29 15:13] (current)
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 ==== Popular culture ==== ==== Popular culture ====
  
-__Alternate history:__ **"​Speculative romance"​**. More or less the OTL alternate history genre, but with a few twists. It's a broader category, and can include plots such as aliens landing on Earth in the present day (Speculative romance is often considered the most ‘realist’ school of the three parachtonic romance branches, focusing on how strange events change the world as it actually is (or was), not how the author wants it to be to make a point, as is often the case in scientific romance (science fiction).+__Alternate history:__ **"​Speculative romance"​**. More or less the OTL alternate history genre, but with a few twists. It's a broader category, and can include plots such as aliens landing on Earth in the present day (Speculative romance is often considered the most ‘realist’ school of the three parachtonic romance branches, focusing on how strange events change the world as it actually is (or was), not how the author wants it to be to make a point, as is often the case in scientific romance (science fiction).
  
 __Comic books:__ **"​Sequents"​**,​ singular "a sequent"​. Nobody is quite sure if this is an abbreviation for '​sequential art' (see above) or a mistaken back-formation from less educated people assuming that '​sequence'​ was the plural form (i.e. thinking it was //​sequents//​) and therefore 'a sequent'​ is the singular. __Comic books:__ **"​Sequents"​**,​ singular "a sequent"​. Nobody is quite sure if this is an abbreviation for '​sequential art' (see above) or a mistaken back-formation from less educated people assuming that '​sequence'​ was the plural form (i.e. thinking it was //​sequents//​) and therefore 'a sequent'​ is the singular.
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 __Trick photography:​__ **"​Asimconic hoaxes"​**. __Trick photography:​__ **"​Asimconic hoaxes"​**.
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 ==== Geography, placenames and demonyms ==== ==== Geography, placenames and demonyms ====
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