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22 November 2007 @ 09:30 am
FK Timelines  
My script-based Forever Knight timeline was one of my first useful contributions to the fandom, I think.  Not that the justly popular and praised previous costume-derived timeline (originated by Valerie and completed by Dorothy; on which mine is based) is not wonderful -- it is! -- but you know how tangled FK can be.  I believe we discover interesting possibilities by setting the costume-derived timeline next to a script-dependent timeline, and playing with the canonical wiggle-room.  (For example, the flashback costumes of "Partners of the Month" and "Fatal Mistake" postdate the scripts' dialogue and stage directions by decades -- even centuries. Not to mention "Dead of Night" and "Last Act"!)  In cases of conflict, my timeline gives precedence to the script's text; Valerie and Dorothy's timeline gives precedence to costuming and props.  My timeline also attempts events mentioned but unseen (eg. in UTV, Lacroix suggests he saw Nick during the War of 1812).  FK canon is a jumble, and we love it that way. :-)

Years later, when I was writing "In the Light of Day," I put that flashback research into a Crusades/Canon Alignment timeline, matching early Forever Knight story elements (c.1193-1203, Nick is born) with history (1192, Richard II's peace treaty with Saladin).

It's probably time and past to update the layout and presentation of the original timeline.  It predates the ancient days in which I was still hand-coding the site (kudos to Frederic for the two years he archived it for me, before I learned HTML).

Havochavocthecat on November 22nd, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh, all the timelines linked in one place! Thanks!
Amy R.: Fleur & Lacroixbrightknightie on November 23rd, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
You're welcome. :-) If you ever lose track, you might try my FK reference section.

BTW, G.I.P. ;-)
Havochavocthecat on November 24th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
Ooh, pretty icon!

Also, I have a friend who's writing FK/SGA (I'm a little insidious, you know, with the fic-enabling), and she says these will be very useful! I forwarded them on.
Amy R.: Nickbrightknightie on November 26th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
I'm all for more FK! I hope the references serve her well.

Please nudge your friend and suggest she consider possibly posting her FK/SGA on fkfic-l when she finishes it. "XOVER"! I'll nudge you for yours, you nudge her for hers . . . and eventually we'll get some FK/SGA home in the heart of FK. :-)
greerwatsongreerwatson on March 4th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
Timelines X 3
You might like to check out a third timeline, the one I recently added to the Forever Knight wiki: http://foreverknight.wikia.com/wiki/Flashback_timeline

This is based on both your script-based and the original costume-based timelines, which means that there were times when I had to make a decision. And one instance where I did something different, though with place rather than time. If you go to the Discussion page (click top right), then you'll find my reasons.