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I know I've already got a couple of projects going on here that I'm publicizing (Ebb, The Golden Anvil and my Let's Plays) but here's one more. Of them I'd say Golden Anvil and this one are my two big passions to have finished in the next half year.

My current website project, for those who hate history or never found it interesting.

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  • I don't have the privilege to say that in my thread to people who give me a attitude or disagree with me. Then again, we don't HAVE to argue, I'm just sharing my opinions on history. IT happens all the time, I guess some one could tell you this isn't a blog. I won't argue with you over something so stupid. This is your thread, I respect that you are doing something with your time.

    PEACE

  • @DAISHI said: This will cater to them too :) it's just meant to present history in a slightly less linear fashion, with greater dynamics.

    Can you quick do a segment on nineteeth century Middle Eastern politics? I've got an essay due tomorrow. :D

    More seriously, this looks like it will be a nice resource. I look forward to seeing how it pans out.

  • Well the hope is if you don't know about a period or know very little, you can quickly click the period, do a little reading, and voila!

  • I had a fun idea a while back of writing a bunch of History that was completely wrong. For example, how Rock and Roll changed Gaileleo's rulings in Athens.

  • @DAISHI said: Make a book of that.

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    I love Richard Armour. His books are hilarious and completely mangle history, yet do it in such a way that if you know even a little bit about the time period, you can usually sort out the truth.

    And he's written many more. One of my favorite rhymes ever came out of his book on the Cold War in which he made fun of the idea that you could save yourself from a nuclear blast by hiding in a lead lined freezer.

    Move over lamb and leg of cow,
    My Geiger says the time is now.
    Now I lay me down to sleep,
    And if I die, at least I'll keep.

  • I always hated history as a kid. It seemed like too much memorization that wouldn't really do me any good in the future. I'm still not that big a history buff, but there is a kind of historical telling that does get me interested. That's when it gets into the minds of the people involved. How did they feel? What did they know? What did they want? Think like the movie Titanic but without the made-up Jack/Rose storyline, where it delved into the different kinds of people on board and how they saw things. Do something like that, and you'll have one heck of a history site.

  • @WarpSpeed said: I always hated history as a kid. It seemed like too much memorization that wouldn't really do me any good in the future. I'm still not that big a history buff, but there is a kind of historical telling that does get me interested. That's when it gets into the minds of the people involved. How did they feel? What did they know? What did they want? Think like the movie Titanic but without the made-up Jack/Rose storyline, where it delved into the different kinds of people on board and how they saw things. Do something like that, and you'll have one heck of a history site.

    This right here is something I'm going for, creating a narrative. The purpose of the site is to create a story. Why did people come to America in the first place? What was at risk, what were they giving up and what made America worth coming to?

    Also all the images in the site are going to be mapped so that if something looks interesting, you can click it, find more about it. And it's going to be designed around the hyperlink theory of learning. Think Wikipedia, where you can delve further and further into the minutiae of a topic if you so choose. Click the fur trade, then click about the tools, then click about how they were used, etc etc. So it will lean toward those looking for a general narrative but also have details. Right now I'm just forming the skeleton of the site so it's going to focus on broad details but it will get more specific over time.

    I told Alcoremortis this in another thread, but my bent is toward popular history, and having a background in writing I want to create a site that people can read, be interested in the narrative and yet still pick up historic details.

  • Good luck, I don't want to become a full cynic. Try to make it inspiring...thanks

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