marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

considering tech

The adventures of the games of names. . . . I have a character named Caroline.  And while it's set in a fantasy world, the first thought that came to me was "Is that a medieval name?"

Hmmm -- not in depth research, but it appears not.  The earliest I can find is Georgian England.  Fine by me, the story could be set in a pseudo-Georgian era. . .

Which sends me off pondering tech.  Still using flintlocks and muskets.  Not yet the era of the clipper ship, even.  Tehcnology innovations were not yet fast and furious, but they were starting to pick up speed.  And there was an Academy of Science. ..

Fortunately, I can fudge over any issues with magic.  0:)
Tags: names, research, setting (whole story), world-building: magic (effects), world-building: technology

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