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 Thursday, November 11 2010 @ 04:39 AM UTC  
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/me points upwards.

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Est. 2108


So it's at least 2108, I'm guessing. But yes, I would like an Official Date for when the Island is set...


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 Thursday, November 11 2010 @ 05:31 AM UTC  
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That's the establishment date for the Enquirer, Improbable Island's newspaper. Quid Pro Quo, the island was first. So, especially since we land on the island approximately ten years after the last communication with any teams sent to it, and it was about ten years for the island to become ..Improbable...after it was found again after the EMPs...

CMJ's corrupted photos were dated for 70 years in the future.

Add 70 to 2010, and you get 2080. Just around twenty years before the Enquirer is begun. And just about the same year SkynetThe Improbability Drive gained awareness.

So Improbable Island is sometime in the decade 2190-2199.


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 Thursday, November 11 2010 @ 11:59 AM UTC  



 
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 Thursday, November 11 2010 @ 12:02 PM UTC  
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Add 70 to 2010, and you get 2080. Just around twenty years before the Enquirer is begun. And just about the same year SkynetThe Improbability Drive gained awareness.

So Improbable Island is sometime in the decade 2190-2199.





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 Thursday, November 11 2010 @ 02:14 PM UTC  
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Holy goddamn jeebus cripes CMJ is amazing at writing.


 
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 Thursday, November 11 2010 @ 02:37 PM UTC  
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Holy goddamn jeebus cripes CMJ is amazing at writing.



Well, yeah. And that was done in the middle of doing lots of other stuff. Just think what we're in for with Emily as full-time writer.


 
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 Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 06:21 AM UTC  
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So to assist with the chronology here - That article on the Watcher puts the EMP at April 3, 2075. Now, the Museum has correspondence from Sept 14, 2074 stating that they think that they might know where a working computer exists, which theoretically results in the re-discovery of Improbable Island. The Military was alerted to the existence of the Island on June 11, 2075.
The Improbability Drive became active as we know it in 2072. (Journals of David Abraham).

This creates a... Somewhat confused timeline.

205X - Joseph Hawton is sent to the island.
2058 - The Watcher is born.
2072 (February 11) - David Abraham is sent to join Professor Hawton
2072 (March 7) - The Improbability Drive is created.
2072 (July 21) - The Watcher goes into a coma.
2074 (Sept 14th) - Oxford University begins internal talks about the possibility of a working computer on the island.
2075 (April 2) - The Watcher awakens from her coma.
2075 (April 3) - The EMP hits, knocking out all computers worldwide.
2075 (June 11) - Oxford sends a letter to the department of defense about the island.

They do not mention the existence of a computer on the island when contacting the government, and a safe assumption is that the computer in the Museum is the one in question.


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 Friday, November 19 2010 @ 05:48 PM UTC  
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O.o

That was a beautiful start to my day. I love getting the chills.


 
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 Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 03:38 PM UTC  
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*curls up in fetal position and sucks thumb*

this can't be happening. Please no.


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 Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 03:47 PM UTC  
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*curls up in fetal position and sucks thumb*
this can't be happening. Please no.

Well, it obviously isn't happening at the moment, is it, CMJ?


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 Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 03:50 PM UTC  
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Well, it obviously isn't happening at the moment, is it, CMJ?




uh - CMJ - you there?


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 Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 03:53 PM UTC  
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Quote by: Ashtu]Well, it obviously isn't happening at the moment, is it, CMJ?[/p]


....or is it?

*cue Vincent Price laughing maniacally*

Also....love how this came into play. That's all.


 
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 Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 03:59 PM UTC  
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Well, it obviously isn't happening at the moment, is it, CMJ?

uh - CMJ - you there?


Hello? CMJ?


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tehdave
 Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 04:04 PM UTC  
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AWESOME. JUST GOTTA SAY THAT.

Wonder how this'll continue...


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 Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 04:10 PM UTC  
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AWESOME. JUST GOTTA SAY THAT.

Wonder how this'll continue...



I spent several minutes going "...WTF?!?!" and then I read this thread, grinned, and went "ooooooh, CMJ. You sly devil."


 
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 Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 04:15 PM UTC  
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Well, it obviously isn't happening at the moment, is it, CMJ?

uh - CMJ - you there?

Hello? CMJ?


Dan??


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 Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 04:15 PM UTC  
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AWESOME. JUST GOTTA SAY THAT.

Wonder how this'll continue...



I spent several minutes going "...WTF?!?!" and then I read this thread, grinned, and went "ooooooh, CMJ. You sly devil."



You didn't happen to nab a copy of the text did you? I'd love to save a copy locally somewhere. Shoot me an email from the link in my profile-thing here if you have it. Big Grin


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 Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 04:22 PM UTC  
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I'll admit, I hadn't made the link to this thread until just now, but I second the call for text. I have three of the five pieces (parts one, two, and four) if anyone's interested...


 
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 Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 04:27 PM UTC  
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I'm a little confused. Why all the activity in this thread all of a sudden?


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 Wednesday, January 19 2011 @ 04:29 PM UTC  
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Drat. I didn't think to save it.

So there's something running around the Island now that makes naked, level 1 characters on high ranks beg and pray they meet the Magpie instead?

Sweet.


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