David McLeod Posted January 8, 2015 Report Share Posted January 8, 2015 I hope that got your attention. Don't know, really, where to post this. Recently sent the Tsar (Roland, Himself) a message asking about links between CSU and Revolutions Universe (RU). (If you don't know what I'm talking about, you're on the wrong site. Try googling Robert Lewis Stevenson "Child's Garden of Verses." Or, maybe, "Nanny Boo Boo.") I've read CSU avidly. I've read RU, also avidly. Some very talented authors with wonderful imaginations (and who have a much greater ability to maintain continuity and to connect details than I; see below) have contributed to both. I recently sent the Tsar (Roland, Himself) a message impolitely challenging the apparent lack of linkage between CSU and RU. My question wasn't phrased well enough for him to respond*, but I've sort of figured it out. And applaud. RU, IMHO, is a "rework" and major expansion of a limited subset of the themes of CSU. I see a lot of similarities, including concern for the welfare of children and youngsters in positions of responsibility and authority, for example. It should be obvious to the untrained observer that the rework required some rule changes. And some personality changes. And some changes in the universe (reality) in which the events take place. Fine. It's legitimate, and it's double-plus-good. OTOH, I now read that three of the RU stories I'm struggling to follow (and I say that in a good way) are to merged into some sort of gestalt that I'm supposed to understand? The shining light at the end of the tunnel is not a train headed for us. At least, I hope not. Looking forward to seeing where this adventure takes us. I would enjoy comparing impressions with other readers, by the way. Respectfully (and rather hopefully), David McLeod *For those who don't know, I have a neurological disorder that affects not only muscle control, but also memory. It's a really convenient excuse, especially when I piss off someone. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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