The Review of Arcadia Snips by Sarratum

9 years ago | Robert Rodgers (Member)

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm immensely happy when my story receives *any* attention, especially to the tune of four out of five stars--so I'm certainly not complaining. But I *have* to ask:

"The story bills itself as an accurate account of history and mathematics, and so far after fifteen chapters I’ve yet to see anything remotely ‘accurate’ to the world we live in pertaining to physical sciences and the like."

You didn't realize that the claim to absolute historical accuracy (including the claim that the book was more a history lecture than a fictitious narrative) was a /joke/?

(Also, the flight of the dirigible at the beginning of the story--sailing on the winds like a ship--is actually based on a real event and invention--Solomon Andrews, the inventor of the first airship dirigible -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Andrews_%28airship%29 -- in Snips' universe, people designed powered airships before they designed unpowered ones)

(Anyway, absolutely no hard feelings--I just had to ask, because when I first read your review, I thought *you* were joking--either way, thank you for the review!)

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  1. Sarratum (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Robert,

    I had NO idea it was a joke. LOL

    Well, that sheds some light on a few things. As for the airship, I was more referring to the fact that it was a flying pig in the middle of the city. But I thought that was horrendously funny and well done!

    Edit -- well, I thought maybe it -was- a joke until one of the reviewers thought math geeks and historical buffs could become obsessed with it, and then I thought perhaps it wasn't.

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  2. Robert Rodgers (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Eroo? Review disappeared?

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