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SportsGenius SportsGenius 30 May 2020
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The original XFL lasts another season

Can you imagine the original XFL going into a second season in 2002 instead of folding after only one season in 2001?

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SportsGenius SportsGenius 30 May 2020
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The USFL lasts another season.

Can you imagine what the USFL would've look liked in 1986 had the season been played as the league would've switched to a fall season that year?

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Amedras Amedras 9 December 2011
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How I Do It: Stereotypes Are Always Wrong

Every week or so, I have a moment of realizing just how enormous my workload is. The most recent one was the (re)discovery of the word Españolada - basically, the assumption that all of Spain is Andalusia - and the realization that this is orders of magnitude more wrong in my ATL.

Not only is all of Spain not Andalusia, none of it is - not even Seville, the revived and united al-Andalus. Some visible features (the white towns) are still there; other, less familiar but much more important parts, are missing. (Without a Reconquista, al-Andalus doesn't get partitioned into latifundia staffed by jornaleros, which changes the class dynamics of things considerably.) And from that realization, of course, it's butterflies all the way down.

  • The Black Leg…
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Amedras Amedras 5 December 2011
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The Despotate of AH Tropes Wiki

Dear Diary, I never thought I'd pull it off, but I somehow managed to have become #1 in terms of Achievement Points. In honor of this, I am now officially proclaiming myself Despot of the AHTropes Wiki, adding it to my official title back on AH.com, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth.

Furthermore, Amedras now claims the right to refer to himself with the despotic "We."

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Amedras Amedras 3 December 2011
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How I Do It: Butterfly Nets

Butterflies have a one-century grace period in Ixbiliada.

A Point of Divergence in 1081 is just this side of plausible for the survival of al-Andalus (at least in its native form, rather than as an extension of a Berber empire.) It also has some unfortunate side effects, like butterflying a number of recognizable names out of existence - St. Dominic, Averroes, the Rambam, you get the idea - and by rights this should make the world completely unrecognizable. (Which is especially serious because it means that the more important works of the Convivencia period - the Mishneh Torah, the Guide to the Perplexed, the Incoherence of the Incoherence, etc. - can't be assumed.)

My rule of thumb is, thus, that (within Iberia itself, at least) there's a 100-…

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Amedras Amedras 26 November 2011
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Dear Penthouse Forum...

I never thought it would happen to me, but I seem to have been become an admin somehow.

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