Re: Question on the Books within the Books
Posted by: Barefoot Andy
Date: August 21, 2007 03:04PM
bubblehobo, thanks, if he actually mentioned some stuff that didn't get into Tn1-4 in Thursday's world at metalevel 2 (We need terminology here, so...) it makes sense.
For meta-level ref:
ML0 - the world we live in, eat food, etc. at ML0, you can buy a book called The Eyre Affair by Jasper FForde (TN1ML0), a metafictional adventure of wit and innovation.
ML1 - the world within TN1ML0 (Nextian World). Dodos abound, SEBs lurk in grave yards. You could, until recently buy The Eyre Affair, a guns/ guts/ godawful book (TN1ML1).
ML2 - Things that happen within the books in TNML1. Most of Bookworld, the goings on in TN1ML1 that happen in her real world. The Jane Eyre that gets altered in TN1ML0 is at this level, as are the Emporer Zhark series.
ML3 - Things that happen within books within books within the TNML0 series. When Thursday1-4ML1 enters bookworld, this is the level she meets.
In theory, if Jasper wanted a scene where, say, Thursday interupted Gandalf within LOTR mythos, telling some hobbits a legend about ancient king Aragith, Aragith would be at this level.
ML4 - depth of meta as yet unplumbed, hopefully
Does this make any sense or have I finally gone mad?
Anyway, the point my brain wanted to make was that TN1ML1 would have a scene within a Thornfield Hall set, which represented ML3, but was constructed at ML2, passed through an imagino- transference device to be read at ML1, which would not actually be Thornfield Hall in Jane Eyre.
Thornfield Hall in Jane Eyre would be built, and exist at ML2.
The main fun in Thursday is the fun of ML1 and ML2 crossing over, and increasing MLs being connected, rather than increasingly disparate.
Right, I'm going to take my pills and have a nice lie down