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    • CommentAuthorCaBil
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
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    or how Antiques Roadshow inspired a comic

    Every alternative history has the decision point, an axis where everything changes and things start evolving in different directions.

    It's just that I got the one I needed for Zephyr Dray from Antiques Roadshow on PBS.

    It is always interesting to see what kind of bits of history or otherwise shows up on that show. One time they had the original stop motion marionettes of the Rudoph the Red Nosed Reindeer TV specials.

    What was interesting was what someone showed a unused wedding certificate. Davy Crockett's unused wedding certificate, which he and his bride not-to-be both filled out, and later she got cold feet and bolted. He later married and became the person legends turned him into.

    But what if that wedding had taken place, what if the name of Davy Crockett belong to modestly successful but otherwise unremarkable yeoman farmer?

    Could the migration into the Ohio river valley, Kentucky and Tennesse have happened without the men that lead the path and blazed the trails across the Appalachian Mountains? Daniel Boone for instance blazed the trail of the Great Wagon Road through the Cumberland Gap. What if those early trailblazers simply didn't do so?

    Just finished the Serenity Adventure. 21.5K words, but it is pre-first draft, it is the word vomit edition, now I have to turn it into something people will recognize as English.