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    Of Rajahs and Hornbills: A timeline of Brooke Sarawak

    Ah! That film has been brought here a few times over years. While I'm sure the directors and producers have been working on it without knowledge of this thread at all (I believe a movie proposal was made by Hollywood as early as the 1920s), it is amusing to consider them eying this thread for...
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    Malê Rising

    IT'S SPAAAAAACE.
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    Malê Rising

    Several hours of distraction and back-reading, and the list is now updated! Reading the installment, what Raymie experienced was a tragedy, and no one should've butted their way into his works like George did. I'm also reminded of another installment regarding the Shelterers in West Africa, and...
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    Malê Rising

    Speaking of which, I now have to update the list for the new chapter. To the editing link!
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    Malê Rising

    Yay! It's so nice to return to a familiar place.
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    The Darling of the World - A Persian TL

    Ahh, Syrian Fire; turning Iranians into crispy tenders since the 300s.
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    King Theodore's Corsica

    Hello, foreshadowing... Are there any complaints from the Jewish community over this new king?
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    Saga of Fróði Ævarsson: The Norse Prophet

    Even with Óðrism on the rise, there is no stopping cultural exchange and Christian syncretism. XD
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    Of Rajahs and Hornbills: A timeline of Brooke Sarawak

    Madagascar is a French stronghold, though not for long. The Franco-Hova Wars occurred just as IOTL, and the island's monarchy is abolished though most of the princely families are still around. Despite repeated invasion attempts by the Cape Colony and Natal, Madagascar is protected by a small...
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    Of Rajahs and Hornbills: A timeline of Brooke Sarawak

    Lil' update since it has been two months since my last post here. The latest installment (the 1906 global roundup) is currently being written, but a combination of COVID fatigue, new distractions, and the challenge of summarizing the complexity of an entire planet - and one that has entire...
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    Moonlight in a Jar: An Al-Andalus Timeline

    Yes! Yes! This is exactly what I thought of the issue, as well as the complexities of approaching it. Paintings such like the View of Constantinople might be seen as a-OK to an Andalusi or an Algravian due to it's style of emphasizing environments instead of people, but absolutely forbidden in...
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    Moonlight in a Jar: An Al-Andalus Timeline

    You remind me of something that I read about this issue a long time ago; in My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk, the Ottoman miniaturists were completely against the use of perspective and highlighting, as well as signatures. From their view, doing these things not only places importance and realism...
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    Moonlight in a Jar: An Al-Andalus Timeline

    I'm surprised no one has brought up the very relaxed attitude toward statuary and imagery in Al-Andalus, which could easily be seen as going against the religious prohibition of graven images. Then again, it's not like OTL caliphates and empires were straight-laced on that front. :rolleyes...
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    Of Rajahs and Hornbills: A timeline of Brooke Sarawak

    As a silent observer of the back-and-forth talks, I'll only say this: all nations have at least some skeletons in their closets, and some nations have bigger closets (and skeleton piles) than others. But just because one nation has a comparatively larger closet full of skeletons does not absolve...
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    Moonlight in a Jar: An Al-Andalus Timeline

    Since everything else I have sought to say, has already been said by everyone else, I'll only offer 2 questions: 1) Despite modern hesitance to such a concept, I wonder if the split of Sunni Islam will lead to divergences in Islamic worship across the Med. The OTL Sunni-Shia split was...
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