Hi, sorry to bother you again. I’ve been adding pages about fictional characters to this category, but I’ve just noticed that it has the Realworld template attached. Asenath Waite was already there.
I’m just wondering if this is intentional, and if so, is it worth adding a category to cover fictional deceased characters? I’m not bothered either way, but I don’t want to compound my mistake if I’ve made one.
I guess we should have two different categories for real person from characters. The current category seems to be 50/50 at the moment. I leave to you to decide if you want it to be real life person or character.
(of course, the real person who got incorporated into the Mythos narrative can be in both categories.)
I was more along the ines of, for instance Lovecraft himself who was a character in Robert Bloch's stories, or in the Swamp thing comics. Many Necronomicon books also give him a fictionnal biography.
Alan Moore's Providence comics intentionnally blurred the lines between reallity and fiction and many of his character exist in the real world. (lovecraft's family, bloch, ashton Smith, Lord Dunsany, Robert Howard, among others)
Fair enough. I think that someone with greater knowledge on this (such as yourself) might be better placed to add the tags that I’ve missed at some point. However, I’d argue that blurring the lines between real-life individuals and story characters would mean that they need to have at least a paragraph or two explaining their fictional representation in the Mythos.