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RobinZ comments on Luminosity (Twilight Fanfic) Discussion Thread 3 - Less Wrong

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Comment author: RobinZ 23 March 2011 03:58:33PM 2 points [-]

Another plotbunny: statistical authorship tests. Any vampire whose writing career spans much more than a human lifespan...

Comment author: erratio 24 March 2011 07:00:28AM 1 point [-]

Also: vampire authors writing under different aliases would probably get bad reviews in their later works due to their being so obviously 'derivative' of their earlier stuff :p

Comment author: [deleted] 02 April 2011 05:23:46AM 0 points [-]

In Orlando, if I recall correctly, Virginia Woolf has it work out a little differently for her hero/ine: works rejected as derivative in one era have come back into fashion in a later period.

Comment author: Giriath 24 March 2011 05:19:26AM 0 points [-]

Couldn't this simply be resolved by false identities? I don't think there have been a lot of vampires with academic ambitions in the Twilight verse because of the relatively uncivilized state their previous diet put them in; most were nomads prior to the new regime. The Golden Empire has many resources to create as many false identities as they want for any vampires who gets interested in academics with the new diet change.

I also don't think it will take more than a human life time for the new regime to start directly influencing the human societies, or even publicly reveal themselves to all.

Comment author: RobinZ 24 March 2011 06:29:43AM *  0 points [-]

What I'm suggesting would be more like a vampire whose writing career started under one alias in 1710 and proceeded through a series of such in the time since then. I'm trying to think of what kind of people might be visiting the PRPR office, and someone who identified and was investigating an immortal might fall under that class.

Comment author: Giriath 24 March 2011 07:07:10AM 0 points [-]

Sure, if there were any such vampires, which I kind of doubt considering my previous point and also because that's probably the kind of thing the Volturi would notice and not appreciate.

Comment author: alethiophile 02 April 2011 04:36:01AM 0 points [-]

It's an interesting idea. I wonder if Carlisle has been publishing medical papers, or something. He's the vampire that has been vegetarian, and hence high-probability for writing in free time, longest (I think). When did the Denalis become vegetarian?