Author has written 11 stories for Star Wars, Pokémon, Kingdom Hearts, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Legend of Zelda, Star Wars Rebels, Rise of the Guardians, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Digimon.
Stories Currently in Development:
Twitch Syndrome- Thank you to everyone who's looked at it, and especially whomever recommended it on TvTropes! To have my story there is truly an honor and a privilege. I'm currently in the process of working things out so that it's worthy of that title. Thank you for all of your support!
Hours of the Night - A rewrite of Yu-Gi-Oh that will hopefully take all of the animes and mangas and work them together into a single cohesive storyline that stays true to the original spirit and concepts of the show. This is a long term project, and it'll probably be awhile before I get it released.
Worlds - Again, one of the ones that is probably going to take a bit as I get my headcanon down for this, and find a good voice to write it in.
I'm a bit of a procrastinator and a perfectionist when it comes to writing, so my updates are few and far between. Aside from that, my favourite parts of writing are the what-ifs and the hows, as well as the world-building. I like to try to figure out the characters and world, how they work and why the author wrote them the way that they did. For me, that's a very important tool in keeping a character actually in-character. I don't like writing overly dark things or romantic things if that isn't in the source material. All of my writing must have a purpose, or be part of the storyline. This helps me to bring this world to life, and better describe things.
I'd put this up in the Star Wars section, but it's more of an essay than a fic. If anyone knows a good site, or wants to post it elsewhere, please PM me first. If you want to make use of my deductions, then feel free to do so.
What Year is it in Star Wars?
Most hard-core Star Wars fans could tell you when events took place. They use the BBY/ABY numbering system, with 0 ABY being the Battle of Yavin 4 and the destruction of the Death Star. And when we are told that events took place “a long time ago”, synchronizing it to Earth time would seem to be nearly impossible, right?
Not exactly. It is in fact, easy to date Star Wars to precise dates. This is thanks to a collaborative effort between George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg. Steven Spielberg is known for a great many works, one of these being ET, the Extra-terrestrial. In that film, Spielberg made a nod to his friend’s Star Wars works by having a child dressed in a Yoda costume, whom ET recognized. Lucas repaid the favor by giving ET’s species a cameo appearance as members of the Galactic Senate in Phantom Menace. Additional materials also stated that the senator (named Grebleips, or Spielberg backwards) was planning an extragalactic expedition. In short, the ET expedition.
This is what is so important for pinning down precise dates. Using this information, and some minor extrapolation, we can now synchronize the BBY calendar and our own Earth Calendar.
ET was released in 1982, and the Phantom Menace was set during 32 BBY. An expedition is no easy thing to arrange, but we can guess that the expedition was in the final planning stages. Therefore, we can say that the expedition was launched no more than 1 year after the Phantom Menace. Taking travel time into consideration, again setting a limit of no more than one year for travel due to the relative availability of easy commuting between planets, we can say that ET takes place roughly 2 years after the events of the Phantom Menace.
ET is a bit easier to date due to the models of cars and products in the movie, but we can still give a fairly accurate estimate. For the purposes of this project, we will be using the film’s release date of 1982 to determine when it was set.
Now for the math. By Star Wars terms, ET takes place in 30 BBY, and by earth terms, in 1982. Or, in other words, 30 BBY = 1982 CE (or AD, if you prefer.)
From there, we can set a date for 0 BBY, by adding 30 to 1982. We come up with 2012 CE.
From this point on, we can proceed to date every single event in Star Wars canon that has a definitive date attached. Some events are set in our future, others, the distant past. One thing is certain, however. Somewhere in a galaxy far, far away, a long time ago isn’t so long ago anymore.
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