Well! Where to begin. That Wacky Redhead has been nominated for a Best Timeline Turtledove each year since 2012, always against very stiff competition, and never winning. Although the former has held true this year, the latter - much to my delight - does not! I certainly couldn't have done it without your support, and I can't thank you all enough for your votes.
Could we get another hint?
With regards to the speculation about my next project, although I'd like to emphasize that I may not choose to work on that particular POD - I've long been nurturing a turn of the (20th) century POD of which I've grown inordinately fond - I will say your discussion has actually given me some fun ideas for possible directions in which to take that TL, should I ever write it.
A lot of writers like (or liked - I have no idea if the once-popular fad is still ongoing) to poll the forum for advice on which TL they should pursue next, although I don't believe I'll do so, because most of my other TL ideas are far more conventional. But once I'm done with TWR, I might discuss some of the concepts I'm developing in a bit more detail.
Thanks, Ogrebear! Thanks for coming along on the ride!Well done on the Turtledove Brainbin!
This timeline has been such a fun ride!
Thank you, Andrew! This one will go along very nicely with the other twoWell deserved, Brainbin! Congratulations on yet another Turtledove
You flatter me immensely, The Walkman, thank you!Congratulations, Brainbin! I'd like to think that Lucy herself would be proud of this.
Thank you, Unknown!First, congrats on the Turtledove, Brainbin.
A most intriguing question! I've not really covered diet at all ITTL, which is an unfortunate oversight - the 1970s, for example, were the decade when yogurt first came into vogue, and when the drip coffeemaker replaced the (old-style) percolator as the primary method of brewing coffee. Looking at the Scarsdale Diet, I can see if was in many ways similar to the later Atkins Diet, which precipitated the "low-carb" craze of the 2000s. (Remember when low-carb options were on every menu in every chain restaurant?), so I'm willing to say that something like it would emerge ITTL as well. Whether Dr. Tarnower would be the architect of such a diet, whether his relationship with Jean Harris would survive as long as it did IOTL, and whether Harris would kill him as she did IOTL are all variables which make it unlikely that the OTL events would be replicated ITTL. In addition, Baba Wawa enjoys much less political influence ITTL, both within the network (still NBC here) and without. Certainly, she wouldn't have any Democrat wrapped around her little finger, not with her affair with the Republican Senator Brooke being so widely known...Unknown said:Secondly, I have one question: Is there a Scarsdale Diet in TTL? I only ask because the man who wrote the Scarsdale Diet book, Dr. Herman Tarnower, was shot and killed by Jean Harris, his longtime girlfriend (and she served prison time for it).
Guess who became an advocate for Jean Harris to get leniency? None other than Barbara Walters (and that got Baba Wawa in trouble at ABC, since she was pestering the then-governor of New York, Mario Cuomo (the dad of the current governor, Andrew) over it, IIRC). In fact, when Jean Harris got out of prison, she interviewed Jean Harris (indeed, one of her Investigation Discovery series episodes was based on this case).