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Hello, Alternative Historians. I am TheCrimsonOracle. Please call me Crim!
I'm a huge history nut with historical interests all over the place. My area of expertise is in late antiquity and the Dark Ages, though I am very familiar with Greek, early Roman, and the High Middle Ages. I am happy to help with any and all ATLs centered around these times and I will give fair, detailed critiques upon request. My grasp on history once gunpowder comes into play is a bit more spotty, but I am still more than happy to answer any and all questions about anything within my ability. Beyond that, I am available to help develop narratives, fact or grammar check as needed, or just shoot the breeze.
I'm not just an internet historian, I'm one in real life. I hold a BA in History with disciplinary honors in Medieval Studies. I'm preparing to begin work on my master's and, with a little bit of elbow grease and a whole hell of a lot of student debt, it's on to my PhD! I love history and it's given my life a lot of meaning. I hope to give back to it.
A butterfly effect causes Alexander the Great to live for ten more years, allowing him to conquer Arabia and the early Roman Republic, in addition to producing several more heirs. After his death, Alexander is deified and his dynasty continues to shape the known world for centuries.
The Roman Empire collapses during the crisis of the third century. Takes an in-depth look into why the Empire does not recover, how the successor and usurper states interact, what impact this has on the rise of Christianity, and how the Sassanid and Germanic populations fill this power vacuum.
Political Views: Posadism With Greco-Roman Characteristics
Hobbies: Writing, reading, video games, tabletop RPGs, lighting fires (accidental or on purpose), playing with chemicals of varying volatility, visiting burn treatment wards, doing SCIENCE, long walks on the beach, candlelight dinners, playing the saxophone on a bearskin rug by a fireplace, gun duels at high noon, outdrinking anyone in the old west, making breakfast, eating breakfast, staring at the side of my roommate's head and loudly slurping coffee while he eats breakfast, making eye contact with people when they're eating a banana, intensely hating the word 'comprised' and 'manhole' in colloquial conversation, hating the word 'moist' in any form of conversation, pretending to know things about computers, quoting Star Wars, breakdancing, beatboxing, boxbeating, botbeaxing, making up words, making up hobbies, filling résumés, doing taxes, rambling, being condescending towards people I don't like, being condescending towards people I do like, wondering who has crossed the fine line between 'liked' and 'pain in the ass,' wonder how some of you people play jumprope with that fine line, walking outside in thunderstorms and hoping to get struck by lightning just to break the monotony of life, timing words with thunder for added effect, stressing out over the differences between affect and effect, using an Oxford Comma and making exceptions.
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Medieval merchant republics
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