I almost never make a big deal of people’s research errors in fic, but it is satisfying to point out places where someone’s calling out another writer on research errors and their call-out is itself incorrect. FFA had a thread lately where posters were making fun of writers who had Steve Rogers never have seen a color photograph of Bucky and who had young Steve and Bucky think about buying a house in the suburbs, because don’t you know color photography was already around in the 30s and 40s and the suburbs didn’t exist until the 50s…
- Leo: Andrew Jackson, in the main foyer of his White House, had a big block of cheese.
- Toby: Hmmm.
- Leo: I am making a mental list of those who are snickering, and even as I speak I'm preparing appropriate retribution. [beat] The block of cheese was huge -- over two tons. And it was there for any and all who might be hungry.
- Toby: Leo, wouldn't this time be better spent plotting a war against a country that can't possibly defend itself against us?