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GoingFTL
GoingFTL
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4/10/2017
In 291 days, the 50-second clip will be shown, in Paris. The beginning of an industry that will not end. What, exactly, will happen then, in the world of Fallen London?
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Anne Auclair
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4/10/2017
Come again?

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Barse
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4/10/2017
I believe GoingFTL is referring to this event.
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GoingFTL
GoingFTL
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4/10/2017
Yes, I am.
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Henry 0th
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4/10/2017
So which master will end up in charge of the silver screen.


Mr. pages will end up censoring/collecting every film he can find. It will at least have the positive effect of preventing the loss of most of the works on the silent age of film. Although he doesn't seem to have that much interest in forming monopolies.
Fires could make a claim as the film is an oil product. If he wants it because its cool and high tech he's definitely ruthless enough to fight for his claim.
I guess mirrors could make a claim.


The devils will definitely get involved all over the place. There are plenty of people that will sell their souls to get into film and many devils will make damn fine actors.


More importantly when will their be a blemmigan movie star.
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Anne Auclair
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4/10/2017
Because film relies so much on light, the most natural Master would probably be the late Candles. Fires took all of Candles' domain that have to do with light, correct?

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PSGarak
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4/10/2017
Something which gives the appearance of reality but in fact is actually a false representation of a reality that occurred somewhere else? Sounds to me like the domain of Mirrors. Plus it's called the Silver Screen, and mirrors are also silvered.

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ProfessorDetective
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4/10/2017
The Cinema comes to the Neath. If this doesn't become an Exceptional Story, I will be very disappointed.
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GoingFTL
GoingFTL
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4/11/2017
Let's hope someone from Failbetter sees this.. February, maybe? But what exactly could it be about?
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al2o3cr
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4/11/2017
It's all fun and games until a reel of film starts circulating that appears to have nothing but two minutes of a well, motionless.


  • SEVEN DAYS
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    GoingFTL
    GoingFTL
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    4/11/2017
    What'll happen in seven days? We can recover from death, we can recover from insanity, and even being sent to an eternity of torment isn't that bad, as someone might pay for your freedom.
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    ProfessorDetective
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    4/11/2017
    Querry: What would happen if you filmed Irrigo?
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    ProfessorDetective
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    4/11/2017
    Related Querry: What would happen if you photographed the Correspondents?
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    PSGarak
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    4/11/2017
    ProfessorDetective wrote:
    Querry: What would happen if you filmed Irrigo?

    Have you see the movie Men in Black? I bet it's like that flashy thing they had, except the light isn't red.

    ProfessorDetective wrote:
    Related Querry: What would happen if you photographed the Correspondents?

    Early cinemas already have a tendency for the projectors to overheat and melt the film. The only difference is that now the screen being projected onto will also catch fire. And possibly the audience members, if they're paying attention. And the rest of the theater, too. So really, they're actually pretty similar to Surface cinemas of that time period.

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    Optimatum
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    4/11/2017
    I suspect that filming the Correspondence would just lead to the film catching fire, before you got as far as actually playing the movie.

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    Anne Auclair
    Anne Auclair
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    4/11/2017
    PSGarak wrote:
    ProfessorDetective wrote:
    Querry: What would happen if you filmed Irrigo?

    Have you see the movie Men in Black? I bet it's like that flashy thing they had, except the light isn't red.

    But this is early black and white cinema we're talking about. You wouldn't really *see* Irrigo, because everything would just be shades of grey.
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    Anne Auclair
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    4/11/2017
    PSGarak wrote:
    Something which gives the appearance of reality but in fact is actually a false representation of a reality that occurred somewhere else? Sounds to me like the domain of Mirrors. Plus it's called the Silver Screen, and mirrors are also silvered.

    Oh yeah! I wonder what the Fingerkings would make of it...

    Another thing to consider, early films were silent and so you had dialogue conveyed through writing. This brings Pages into the mix. Masters regularly fight over areas of shared interest or ambiguous ownership. Consider the war being waged between Wines and Spices over the honeyed roads into Parabola. Then there was the battle between Mr Wines and Mr Cups over the creator of some rather fantastic toys. Lastly, consider the ruthless campaign Mr Fires waged to take control of London's dirigibles, which indicates that the most appropriate Master does not always receive ownership rights:

    The Duchess wrote:
    "Why was it so insistent on controlling the dirigibles? They're awful things, of course, but really more in the remit of Mr Cups or Mr Veils. But it did want those dirigibles so. It spent quite a lot of capital and spilled an amount of blood to grasp them."

    So the arrival of film could touch off a three way battle between Fires, Mirrors, and Pages over who should control and thus profit off this new invention.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
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    4/11/2017
    Let us not forget Mr Wines, whose domains include Entertainment and Music (played to accompany the silent films).

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    PSGarak
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    4/11/2017
    Now I'm wondering if the Masters' names are meaningful or just incidental. They are, after all, beings that value bargaining and trades. Perhaps they fight and haggle over the different industries, and then adopt names or identities based on what stakes they have managed to claim. If so, cinema would be an open fight among all of them, with similarity to existing industries merely being a bargaining chip.

    On the opposite end of the spectrum, it's entirely possible the division of responsibilities has the weight of Law. Some contracts in the Neath are binding in a much more significant sense than the agreements usually made by mortals. In that case, it might matter how the idea of cinema is expressed in the Correspondence.

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    suinicide
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    4/11/2017
    They seem to change their names depending on the most popular trades in their jurisdictions. I believe Mr. Barley and Mr. Granite were shown as examples.

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