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Worth reading
Thursday, 03 March 2016 at 12:15 pm
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From:ghoti
Date:March 3rd, 2016 12:44 pm (UTC)
28 minutes after journal entry, 01:44 pm (ghoti's time)
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Not following the link because DW, but, checking the Hamilton Meta. I know he's a racing driver, but is he doing something else too or is this to do with racing? Didn't he retire? What is meta about it?


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Date:March 3rd, 2016 12:51 pm (UTC)
36 minutes after journal entry, 01:51 pm (ghoti's time)
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I just realised - you don't mean Lewis Hamilton, do you? You mean Peter F Hamilton, local author, no?
And maybe you're not in fact interested in motor racing at all, I'm just confused.
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From:woodpijn
Date:March 3rd, 2016 02:54 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry, 03:54 pm (woodpijn's time)
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Hamilton is a new musical about American history that has been making waves recently.
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From:ghoti
Date:March 3rd, 2016 04:17 pm (UTC)
4 hours after journal entry, 05:17 pm (ghoti's time)
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Thank you, I hadn't heard of it.
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livredor: teeeeeeeeea
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Date:March 4th, 2016 11:13 am (UTC)
22 hours after journal entry, 12:13 pm (livredor's time)
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I used to be interested in motor racing, and then I happened to be watching the live broadcast of the race where Ayrton Senna crashed, and then I kind of stopped being interested. But it's ok, I wouldn't expect you to know either that I used to follow motor racing 20 years ago or that I don't any more.
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From:livredor
Date:March 3rd, 2016 03:45 pm (UTC)
3 hours after journal entry, 04:45 pm (livredor's time)
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I'm sorry for being cryptic and assuming everybody would recognize my references! Meta, in the context of fandom, means writing critical commentary about a show, rather than exploring it via fiction.

And Hamilton is a show that several bits of the internet I read are really, really excited about, it's a rap musical about the US Founding Fathers, particularly the one named Alexander Hamilton. Here's a description of the sorts of things people are excited about, by siderea who also doesn't do DW. Though rachelmanija also mirrors her stuff to LJ, if that would be more comfortable for you than reading on DW. Here's her post likewise about why Hamilton is so exciting. But please don't take this as criticism for not having heard of the musical, it's a new Broadway show that I only happened to come across cos people in my social media feeds were raving about it, and there's no reason why you'd know about it if you're not especially interested in American musical theatre.
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From:ghoti
Date:March 3rd, 2016 04:21 pm (UTC)
4 hours after journal entry, 05:21 pm (ghoti's time)
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I know what meta is, I just couldn't work out what it would mean in context of a person. I mean, if it were Peter F Hamilton, it would probably have been 'SF in Peterborough' or 'Peterborough as an SF setting' or something, and generally the same as for other fiction. I couldn't resolve 'Hamilton' as anything other than a specific person and I didn't even think of the right one.

It's OK to be cryptic - this kind of reference (and there's a better example in my flist atm which is based around a fiction of some sort with initials which are never expanded and is part of a series of posts labelled the same way) is a great way of building community, people who all speak the same language and have the same refernets. I happen to be outwith that community, as I am with the other, and I normally would have recognised that, realised that this post was simply not intended for me, and moved on, except that I thought I did understand the referent.
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