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robling_t
robling_t
...What do you mean, I didn't warn you that there would be a quiz?
Inspired by a comment, this seems like a good opportunity for some Audience Participation:

Poll #1816275 It's time to play 'Guess Trevor's Real Age'!

I think Trevor was born...

a really, really, REALLY long time ago
2(28.6%)
'took personal offence at the "Building a henge, are we?" joke' - long ago
0(0.0%)
"Good Queen Bess, and let me tell you, her nickname is no longer... mmm. Anyway--" ago
0(0.0%)
"This revolt in the Colonies is never going to work" ago
0(0.0%)
"This revolt about whatever they've set up in France this week is never going to work" ago
1(14.3%)
"This Industrial Revolution thing is never going to work" ago
1(14.3%)
"This Industrial Revolution thing really isn't working out, is it" ago
1(14.3%)
"Sarajevo? Where IS that, anyway..." ago
2(28.6%)
"We're going to have to see that this Hitler thing doesn't work" ago
0(0.0%)
"If you remember being at Woodstock, you weren't" ago
0(0.0%)
"Tell me this Reagan thing isn't going to work" ago
0(0.0%)
"Sarajevo? Where IS that, anyway..." ago, IE he's lying about everything and he IS only the age he looks
0(0.0%)

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the_failed_poet From: the_failed_poet Date: February 3rd, 2012 06:28 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I'm just guessing. All I've got is something about mines in Wales and I'm not sure what century that's supposed to place Trevor in. I'd like to think that he's not just fucking with us. He doesn't seem the type to do it very well.
morgynleri_fic From: morgynleri_fic Date: February 3rd, 2012 07:16 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Mm. I got the impression he's seen both World Wars... and something about him makes me think Edwardian-era, possibly a hint of Victorian-era. But not older - there's particularly something that doesn't ring true for much earlier than Victorian-era. Something in his moral compass, I think, though what exactly I can't put my finger on without going and doing a full re-read of everything (and maybe not even then).
the_failed_poet From: the_failed_poet Date: February 4th, 2012 06:02 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Both World Wars, definitely. He has a fondness for Armistice Day, which is a WWI thing. Beyond that, I'm really not sure. There's something pre-1900s in the way he relates to people (i.e. very close male friends, but female sexual partners). And he's had several wives, which I'd also assume is pre-1900s, just because of how young he looks. People got married younger back in the day, so it wouldn't raise as many eyebrows. Those are just my thoughts.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: February 14th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Which means I'm doing something right, because that's exactly the remark that he resembles, as they say... :)
morgynleri_fic From: morgynleri_fic Date: February 14th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I think part of my guess for time period on him has to do with a deep and abiding interest in Renaissance and pre-Renaissance history - hence being damned sure he's not from anywhere that early - and a recent watching of Edwardian Farm, which is a pretty awesome mini-series about three people doing living history on a farm in early 1900s Britain.

Also, perhaps, helps that I was raised Quaker, and have an idea of their history, as well. :) And attitudes, though those change over time as well.
ashnistrike From: ashnistrike Date: February 11th, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Some time in the 1890s. Was of an age to be drafted into the Great War, refused to serve on account of being a Quaker, got thrown in jail for it, I think got turned in jail?

-Nameseeker
robling_t From: robling_t Date: February 14th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
...Well, yes, but you cheated. ;)
ashnistrike From: ashnistrike Date: February 14th, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
You may have mentioned this stuff to me in person, but I'm 90% sure it's in the text, too. At any rate, it's certainly in the 30-days meme answers. (T. saying that the real turning point was refusing to serve, and an oblique mention of the letter he wrote to his aunt explaining what had happened while he was locked up.)

-Nameseeker
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