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measuring time between events

sarai
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 11:06:38 GMT

First of all, I really like aeon timeline and, since it is still evolving, I'm certain it'll become pretty close to perfect where complex (and fantasy) timelines are involved. It is really important for me to be able to quickly find how many days / weeks / etc separate two events. At the moment I've got a character who's pregnant and I want to quickly know how many weeks along at each event (which have already been accurately plotted down to hours and minutes). I'm stuck counting days same as I would be without aeon. (actually, I ended up plotting weekly events to work as a ruler of sorts but it's NOT the best approach because I've got a ton of events plotted and my workaround is hogging precious space on the timeline). Besides that, I don't usually give out exact dates when I'm writing, to the exception of referring to seasons and months. So my narrators and characters alike often say things like 'she'd been there for two weeks now' or 'it had been nearly si x months since' to help the readers get a sense of the chronology. This is something I do intensely so I can't stress enough how extremely important this feature is.

sarai
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 11:54:34 GMT

I wasn't quite sure how my wishlist could be done but devangelic commented to me elsewhere... "Yeah, that Wishlist would be useful for certain. Like a right click on first event sort of thing, calculate between events, with a drop down menu and choose the other event to be add to the equation."