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- See also: Eloi language § English
TODO: Multiple rises and falls of civilization? Local temporal distortion fields? (The latter explains the dubious chronometer reading, which was originally addressed by Tepples in the "See also" above. What creates the distortion remains to be addressed. The former assumes the chronometer is not as far off as Tepples was suggesting. The two are not necessarily incompatible.)
TODO: In the film's Eloi language, <tor> appears to be a negation word according to these sample texts. We should be able to wild-mass-guess out some etymological* justification, possibly related to "tower"/"mountain"; nothing to do with that Tor of course. (The Vox devices could have been running Tor software at some point, but the Internet would have disappeared long before human descendants were self-identifying as "Eloi." A marginally better hypothesis involves the Tor/Forge imprint(?) of Macmillan Publishers, which currently focuses on science fiction. Might the possible reactions to its decision to discontinue DRM on e-books be relevant?)
(*Sloppy, but no sloppier than Greenberg and Ruhlen. I am aware of the discussion surrounding Eloi language#English, which says that drift invalidates the concept of Eloi "etymologies.")
The Time Machine (novel)
- See also subpage: /The Time Machine
TODO: Mention something about darkness and grues - expand on this later - No one knows exactly how much light is needed to injure/kill a grue either.
- /headscratcher hooks – one-liner headscratchers that may be good starting points for WMGs
- From wikipedia:Tor (rock formation): "A tor is a large, free-standing residual mass (rock outcrop) that rises abruptly from the surrounding smooth and gentle slopes of a rounded hill summit or ridge crest. In the South West of England, where the term originated, it is also a word used for the hills themselves..."