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Castile and Aragon? I thought they were never aligned? (!) BoArthur

Sorry, that was a mistake of mine I never corrected :) Doobieous

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Hey Barry! Ever noticed that according to the table, Montrei's official name is "República de Alta California"? And that the (dead) link to the flag seems to refer to AC too? Cheers, IJzeren Jan 00:49, 2 Jul 2005 (PDT)

Thanks for notifying me about that. Anyway they should be fixed. Doobieous 23:56 4 July 2005 (PST)
You're welcome. One thing: are you súre it should be "Repùlica"? ;) --IJzeren Jan 07:34, 5 Jul 2005 (PDT)
Sure am. b (previously /B/) before l softened to the point of becoming /w/ or in this case assimilating and beign absorbed into the preceeding /u/, so ù represents /u:/. Between vowels, it strengthened and became /v/: CAPUT > cabo /kaBo/ > cavo /kavo/. Doobieous

Re-Location

Hi. I wanted to have V.A.Howard move to San Francisco, largely because she has started a relationship with a Montreian <sp?> singer. Would she have trouble doing this? Zahir 08:10, 6 November 2005 (PST)

Depends. If she intends to marry in Montréi, she'd need to apply for the migrant visitor, and be employed there. If she just wants to come with him to visit, she had 30 days to stay before she'd get deported. If she marries her fiancee, then she can enter as a spouse and stay with her husband. Was she planning on becoming a citizen or just for an extended visit? -- Doobieous

Well, this brings up several points. V.A.Howard is a very successful self-employed novelist. She is just as much a celebrity as Anne Rice or Stephen King are *here*, but there's the added twist that the person with whom she's in a relationship--Angelita Diaz--is also a celebrity and another woman. I think she would prefer to stay for an extended visit, as in years, with an eye on becoming a citizen. Zahir 16:17, 6 November 2005 (PST)
That puts another spin on things, since I'm not sure how homosexuality would be seen in Montréi. It's rather progressive, but like many governments, I think it's rather conservative in many areas (I haven't really touched on that at all). She could gain citizenship through her career as a productive professional, since that's one of the other ways to do it. I imagine she'd end up in San Françisco, since like here it's a rather liberal minded city.-- Doobieous
Give it some thought, if you would? If she gets some trouble from an overly-conservative bureaucracy, what happens if she stays for a time, leaves, then comes back? Zahir 16:44, 6 November 2005 (PST)
To answer you, Zahir, montreiano authorities really aren't ones to make a big deal about sexuality, they simply don't recognize gay marriage. So, they're not likely to give Ms. Howard trouble over it. Since she is a celebrity they're even less likely to cause her trouble, since that would lead to bad press. She would have the opportunity to apply for a "migrant visitor" permit, because it's a hassle to have to reapply for the tourist visa everytime she comes for a visit. It allows regular visitors a way to travel back and forth much more easily than using a tourist visa Doobieous 23:35, 20 November 2005 (PST)

Establishment of Montreiano

I'm trying to come up with a good reason how Montreiano could overtake Castilian. My thought is that it became a source of pride and prestige for Montreianos after independence, but it also would've been the home language for a good many of those in leadership who descended from the original settlers. The Mission system wasn't set up until 1770, like here, but settlement began about 1620 (unorganized, but as support for the port since the Manila Galleons had to stop in Montréi). Most of the original settlers' home language would've been the base language that would become known as Montreiano, and I'm thinking many of those who had made their money there would'be also spoken it (giving it more prestige that way). What do you think? Doobieous 23:40, 20 November 2005 (PST)

Chumash Flag

Hey, I just noticed something, I was searching to see if the Chumash *there* (spelled Txumax) had a flag *here* and google pulled up the one on the FOIB site. I had no idea someone had created a flag (I don't recall creating it, if I did, wow, what a mind slip!). Who created the flag? It's quite nice, actually. Doobieous 15:39, 9 June 2006 (PDT)

That would be me a few years back. I based it on a sun glyph you had given a link to on conculture. Glad to see you approve --Marc Pasquin 17:34, 9 June 2006 (PDT)
Excellent Job, Marc! Doobieous 17:38, 9 June 2006 (PDT)

Steinbeck

Does he exist *there*? And if so, did he live in Montrei? I have a feeling that *there* he's probably an American, maybe a Texan (lòts of Germans in Tejas, after all), but I don't find a direct Montreiano equivalent too likely. Though of course we don't háve to do a straight-up doppelgänger of him--maybe make someone more inline with surrealism/magical realism? Juan Martin Velez Linares 15:57, 27 September 2015 (CDT)

Steinbeck may have existed *there*, but to see where he'd be, we'd have to be better versed in why he ended up in California *here*. I looked into Eugenio Roddenberry quite a bit before deciding his trajectory there. Sounds like you've got a good project to dive into, amigo! BoArthur 15:21, 27 September 2015 (PDT)
My research says that his family was originally from Massachussetts. To be honest, I thought for the longest time he was from New York (he just seemed like the New York type), so I'm personally leaning toward dumping him, his house, and his family in that general Northeast area. It seems like it would fit him.
On a side note, where should we put Jack London? His mother was originally from Ohio, but she moved to San Francisco after the death of her mother (London's grandmother). Would that death have been enough to drive her to a new life in a vèry unfamiliar land *there*? Or should I just keep her and her little boy Jack in boring old Ohio? (I should note this only really applies to pre-Klondike Gold Rush Jack London--the prospect of gold is almost certainly enough to draw him to faraway Alaska as much *there* as *here*.) Juan Martin Velez Linares 12:09, 15/2/2016 (CST)
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