Main Watsonian Versus Doylist Discussion

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01:45:06 PM Apr 30th 2014
I just stumbled upon the following quote from Sir Pterry:

He [the Patrician]'s clearly lost weigh and got more austere. It must be the pressure.

and it occured to me that as a Watsonian perspective on the same issue he's talking about in the Doylist quote, it might serve as a better companion than the "alternate pasts" one?
08:42:03 PM Sep 24th 2011
Is the bit about German phrases specifically relating to Donald Duck comics necessarily? If it only applies to that fandom, I think it should be removed; if it applies to other German works, it should be shortened.
09:17:05 AM Aug 24th 2013
But why? It's interesting information that's directly relevant to the trope. It is a good example of the same trope being used under a different name.
11:11:11 PM Aug 3rd 2011
This has quite a clunky title— it's nowhere near clear what it means at a glance, and it's not reaalllly a "versus" trope where the two things are in opposition, they're just operating parallel to each other. I wish I had a more constructive suggestion about what to do with the title, but I do think it ought to change. Might be part of why this page has only seen 15 edits in the last year.
10:00:14 AM Feb 2nd 2012
"Watsonian or in-universe commentary takes the reality of a work as given, and thus restricts itself to making statements that are sensible within that reality. "

Should Wild Mass Guessing really be included as an example? I know that was the intention of the page when I made it, but that has slowly just turned into a mass of mostly unfunny fan-theories with shoutouts to unrelated other series.
01:07:54 PM Jan 5th 2011
El Goonish Shive NP 2010-01-27 seems like a pretty good example - do we want to start a quotes page?
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