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State of the World; V5 Important Reading!
Topic Started: Jan 13 2012, 11:44 AM (1,431 Views)
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Hello, everyone. It seemed useful, in light of the approach of V5, to give some information on the world of SOTF, specifically on the ongoing continuity, in order to allow greater verisimilitude in posts and profiles. As such, the following is a non-narrative summary of important things in the world that you'll probably want to know:

  • The year in V5 is 2012. Pregame spans from near the start of the calendar year (conveniently enough, Seattle public schools start up again January 3rd, so that's the first day of Pregame IC) to the start of summer and the class trip.
  • For the most part, SOTF follows along with the real world. Disasters, terrorist attacks, recessions, fashion trends, film releases, etc. are all the same as IRL.
  • The president of the United States is the ideological equivalent/fictional stand in of Obama. President Bridges lost the 2008 election (he was on his first term from 2005-2008, replacing President Bush, who did not run for reelection in 2004 and has since faded from the political scene). For all intents and purposes, Bridges served Bush's second term exactly as Bush did, and the current president has followed along exactly in step with Obama.
  • SOTF itself did not resurface after 2008. While the broadcast nature had already been seriously limited by the time of V4, where it was aired only on certain obscure foreign channels, it was still widely and easily available online. Recordings of past seasons are still easy to get online from torrent sites and the like, and colleges have archives for research purposes, though the government makes token efforts to stop the distribution, shutting down sources that are found.
  • When no kidnapping occurred in 2009, SOTF was officially declared defeated. School security nationwide remains fairly tight, however. In the years since, the government and some families of SOTF victims began lawsuits against companies that profited from merchandise related to SOTF (t-shirts and the like). None of these lawsuits has yet reached its conclusion. SOTF is no longer a presence in merchandising in any form. Wearing an SOTF shirt is roughly equivalent to wearing a shirt mocking 9/11.
  • Nothing has been heard of STAR. Conspiracy theories about V4 abound on the parts of the internet that care, but mostly media coverage has dried up, aside from local memorials and a national acknowledgement every year.
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Is Danya known to be dead?
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Hiya, jerk! Please don't post until edits have been completed, as doing so causes confusion/messes up the queue.


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Probably. I need to consult with the rest of the staff, but it has almost certainly come out in some fashion.
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I assume it was left out for a reason, but I feel compelled to ask anyway... does this new President have an official name as of yet?
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You are alone and trapped in your own mind, the world around you is your lie.
Soon you will be nothing, you will never again hear sounds, never again see colours, never again be anyone.


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Funny you should mention that.

His name is President Oscar Chase McAllister.
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A few quick reminders, as I've seen these things come up incorrectly a lot in the past few days:

  • Students do not know Tracen Danya's first name, his relationship to the other Danya, etc. Those with a little familiarity with the past versions may realize that he's a lot younger than the previous announcer, but that's about all folks will know at this point.
  • The V3 escapees are still considered dead by the rest of the world, and nothing of the V3 escape has really become public knowledge (remember, a large part of what made the escape possible was that the cameras were down for large chunks of V3; the terrorists presumably removed any footage revealing that anything went amiss from the broadcast).


That's all! Just a quick reminder.
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