thread: 2008-12-04 : Traits Before and After

On 2008-12-05, Meserach wrote:

Yes, that’s some good stuff.

What lies in that grey area between “before” and “after”?

If in the extreme “before” situation, I can only use a trait if I’ve already narrated its use, and in the extreme “after” situation, I can use any trait I like with the expectation it will be narrated in afterwards, up to and including using “quantum physics” to seduce the bartender or “matchstick model maker” to scale a cliff-face - is the intermediate situation where I can invoke traits only if they’re either already in the narration or in the plausible future penumbra of the current events?


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