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This Day in Fiction
Wiki chronicling events from science fiction or any genre for that matter
Tell me if this already exists, but I'd like a kind of
historical wiki chronicling the events of all fiction as
though it all actually happened. No attempt is made to
justify contradicting events.
Inevitably, all entries would end: "New York is
An entry might go something like
July 4th 1996
Earth's decimated air forces launch a coordinated strike
against marauding alien warships. US Airforce Captain
and satellite television technician David Levinson
navigate a downed alien fighter into
the enemy's mothership, and destroy it from within with
Meanwhile, the first cases of a deadly virus are reported
San Francisco, New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, Rome,
Kinshasa, Karachi, Bangkok and Peking. The spread is
attributed by the media to an underground army based in
Baltimore, operating under the name of The Army Of
In riot-struck Los Angeles, LAPD Sgt John Spartan is
convicted of the manslaughter of 30 hostages, held by
psychopathic master criminal Simon Phoenix. Both men
sentenced to 70 years in CryoPrison.
New York is destroyed.
They only go back as farr as 4,ooo,ooo bce though, I think it should start with HHGTTG's; The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
Why is it that I am never consulted on these things? [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 23 2013]
Grand Unified Timeline
A fairly massive timeline of fictional events. Visit at your own risk; TVTropes sucks down unwary visitors like a black hole. [Hive_Mind, Nov 25 2013]
||// New York is destroyed. //
||A happy ending, too. We will bun this.
||Hey, what about all those times Tokyo got
||(Blue Oyster Cult) "Ohhhhh, no - There goes Tokyo, go-go Godzilla !"
||This is very good and you, theleapard, should
this a little side project of yours. Easiest web page
to make in the world.
||Just checked and thisdayinfiction.com has been
purchased by somebody. Hope it's you.
||Anyway, we can look at the page and see how
stupidly optimistic people were in the past about
us being able to get our act together in this, the
past's future. Bases on the Moon by 1999? We
couldn't build the Golden Gate Bridge today much
less a base on the Moon.
||Obvious winner. Just tell me the URL and I'm there.
||There is something similar at least as far as science fiction movies. [link]
||One for literature and music would be good too.
||I may well start it up; could do with some tips on
||Also, if it's to be a collaborative effort (which it
must) rules about tense and style need to be
agreed upon. My preference is for each entry to
describe the events that occurred on that day,
without narrative or character embellishment
and without the consequences those events have
later. So no:
||Skateboarding school punk and budding rock
prodigy Marty McFly is flung 30 years into the past
by wacky silver-haired scientist Dr Emmet Brown.
After inadvertently meeting his mother in the
past, he must deflect her affections back upon his
father-to-be before his limbs lose their opacity.
||Otherwise you just end up with a compendium of
plots. It'll read like the descriptions on the backs
of DVDs. It needs to sound historical and matter-
of-fact. So, October 26th 1985 would be more like:
||California teen Marty McFly witnesses the murder
by Libyan terrorists of notorious plutonium dealer
and physicist Doctor Emmett Brown. He flees in a
modified DeLorean DMC-12, which, upon reaching
88mph, disintegrates in a ball of light and fire.
||This does exist, at least in part. See my link.