Posted by Tali Urulu III, Editor-in-Chief of the Seiber Islands Historical Journal on June 05, 2000 at 23:25:17:
In Reply to: Re: Dang it! I was thinking of doing that!! posted by Kathy Fleming on June 05, 2000 at 16:05:29:
Although I have no desire to staunch the flow of creative juices of those preceding me on this thread, I must express my concern with their implicit assumption that the "characters" on TOTGM are purely fictional.
As any schoolboy (at least in the Seiber Islands) knows, Jake Cutter is not just the hero on a tragically short-lived American television series in the early 1980's, he was a national hero of at least two Pacific island nations: the Marivellas and the Seiber Islands. Although the truth about Jake Cutter's later life was for many years virtually unknown outside the Marivellas and the Seiber Islands, it is now available to the entire world on the Internet Edition of the Seiber Islands Historical Journal.
Given the information now available to all of you about Jake Cutter's life "after TOTGM", I suggest that the term "fan fiction" in this context be replaced by the more correct "alternate history". Of course, I trust that none of my comments discourage your efforts at writing an "alternate history" of Jake Cutter. In fact, I find such works quite entertaining and occasionally useful in more serious historical research.
Before setting your thoughts to paper (or trying to sell any "reunion" scripts to an American television network), I suggest you visit the Seiber Islands Historical Journal and get the real history of Jake Cutter, Princess Koji, Bon Chance Louie, and the rest of those made famous by TOTGM.
(By the way, if any of you have any information on what happened to Sarah Stickney White after she was released by the East Germans in 1956, I would appreciate your e-mailing it to me.)
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