FernWithy (fernwithy) wrote,

Why I'm slow to start writing, I think

Me: I love Coco. I love fanfic. I want to know why neither Hector nor Imelda has parents in the land of the dead. I have a great idea for a past story.

Me (2): That would have been in the era of the Mexican Revolution. And that was slightly different from state to state. So where is Santa Cecilia supposed to be?

Interwebz: Oaxaca

Me (2): Oh, lord, before I start writing I have to figure out what was happening in every town in Oaxaca throughout the 1910s, during the revolution. Oh, and also, YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION, you bad neighbor.

:starts reading:

It occurs to me that I might be able to fudge a detail or two about a FICTIONAL TOWN, in a confusing era as observed by children who'd rather be playing guitars, but, um...
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