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User Info: CloverKitten

CloverKitten
1 month ago#11
AtticusFinch posted...
Contingency
That's explicitly forward-looking.

User Info: AtticusFinch

AtticusFinch
1 month ago#12
CloverKitten posted...
AtticusFinch posted...
Contingency
That's explicitly forward-looking.

A past that never happened could be referred to as such, like referring to an alternate timeline as something that could have happened dsespite the branch off being in the past.

User Info: CloverKitten

CloverKitten
1 month ago#13
AtticusFinch posted...
A past that never happened could be referred to as such, like referring to an alternate timeline as something that could have happened dsespite the branch off being in the past.
But it's only called such after being accounted for as a future possibility and the point where it was a possibility has come and gone.

It's not a word used to describe something off the wall that was never accounted for before it could've happened. So even when trying to use it as a past possibility, it's dependent on having first been treated as a future possibility.
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User Info: AtticusFinch

AtticusFinch
1 month ago#14
CloverKitten posted...
AtticusFinch posted...
A past that never happened could be referred to as such, like referring to an alternate timeline as something that could have happened dsespite the branch off being in the past.
But it's only called such after being accounted for as a future possibility and the point where it was a possibility has come and gone.

It's not a word used to describe something off the wall that was never accounted for before it could've happened. So even when trying to use it as a past possibility, it's dependent on having first been treated as a future possibility.

But OP trying to find something that isn’t actually predictable, like he wants to explore a possibility that could have happened. If you have plan for scenario A but a back up in case scenario B, the back up is your contingency plan.

User Info: AtticusFinch

AtticusFinch
4 weeks ago#15
Scenario might also work lol

The Pirate V Ninja Scenario
The Pirate V Ninja Contingency
Op you left us in the dark...

User Info: dib153

dib153
4 weeks ago#16
It was about the premise of For Honor, knights vs vikings vs samurai. Common perception is that they were sequentially existent, when in reality samurai were around both before and after either of the others while vikings and samurai had a 100 year overlap

Obviously they never met blades....but they COULD have
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