Talk:The Inviting to History

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So when referring to the film itself here i have used the present tense. I thought about this for a while, and i came to the conclusion that even though we generally have a past-tense policy, a film as a work of art is more of a concept than a tangible thing, so we should probably treat it the same way we would treat terraforming or warp (i.e. present tense, still existing as concepts regardless of what may eventually happen to humanity). The events the film describes of course are in the past, as is Julian's watching it.

(This seems to correspond with how Wikipedia treats works of art — even though some of the Chinese texts referred to on WP are thousands of years old, they still use 'is' when they speak of them.)

But let me know if my thinking is wrong  ♥ kine @ 06:42, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

No, that's correct. It's a grammar thing, not a style thing. Works of art (music, literature, etc.) are always spoken of in present-tense because. Canary 11:55, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
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