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The year is 2013, Senator Sarah Palin has won the un-winnable election in the USA.  She won in a disputable landslide victory, disputable, as most states had problems with their computerised voting systems.  Still, according to the US registry, they are upholding their decision that Senator Palin is now the President of The USA.

China is still headed by Hu Jintao, who is in his last year of Presidency.  He is looking to change his countries constitution, so he may be able to succeed for another 5 years.

Russia is in the grips of yet another cultural revolution, this time at the hands of their own people.  An uprising of unprecedented pressure is causing trouble throughout the government.  Which is in turn causing disruption around their borders, as their neighbors (such as Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Georgia) are still harboring anger from Russia’s 40 odd years of Annexation.

France and Germany are still reeling from bringing Greece out of its inevitable financial crisis.  Germany threatening to invade on several occasions, although it is all talk.

Imagine if you will the idealic surrounds of a small island in the Pacific Ocean that is not only the home for a large American Military Base, but is also one of the regions most visited tourist destinations.
It is a very quiet idyllic island; nothing really happens there, the base is there set up for reconnaissance missions through out the pacific, and heading as far across to the Middle East.

In June of 2013 the US Military base on the island is attacked by a little known terrorist group of the region, known as El Hummah.  The group originally hailing from the eastern most part of the Middle East, Moving part of their operaions to the Pacific island, to have more advanced coverage of the area.
Fortunately the attack did not cause much damage, although three American soldiers have been taken hostage, their where abouts are currently unknown.

The well known American tourist destination has been put under temporary lock down, and the American military are currently investigating the where abouts of the three American soldiers.  With sweeping investigations and arrests across the island, the Soldiers are no where to be found.

The first question is, where do we start looking?


First hypo is looking at being an 8pm Australian Eastern Standard Time start tonight.

Apologies to all…

Welcome to Quixotic Reasoning, or Quix Reason for short.

The Blog of fully-interactive hypothetical reasoning and play.
For those who don’t know what a hypothetical is; it is a made up situation, in which a person (or persons) make decisions which have an effect on the story.  This is not like a role-playing game, I am not a computer, I am a human being, so there is no mathematical reasoning behind my decisions.  I am not creating new worlds, I am dealing with ours.  Most importantly any retribution that would apply in our world (based on past/present laws/morals/mindsets), will most definitely apply in these stories.

This blog has come about, as I have been trying to write and put together a comedy show, based on the hypothetical format.  Basically instead of having people who are experts in their field, I wanted to replace them with improvisers.  The improvisers would be given characters, in which they would have to stick to for the duration of the show, and would be placed in a hypothetical situation, in which they would act out in their characters.  They would be given about 24-48 hours to round their characters out to workable personalities.

I have always marveled at a well written hypothetical.  Watching Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypothetical when I was younger, always had me hooked.  I loved seeing this man putting people of power in quandaries, and watching them squirm.  My two favourites are “The First Casualty”, and “Should you you tell The President”.

I would still like to work with this concept in a live format at some point in time, but in the mean time…

I thought maybe I might find a way to either stir up debate, or help people from different area’s bring different kinds of understanding to others.

I will drop the first Hypothetical on Sunday 28th February 6pm Australian Est. St., and invite as many people as possible to add a comment and their thoughts (please feel free to spread the word).
Please be warned, this is a situation of first in, best dressed.  These will follow a strict format, and once someones input has been considered, I will run with it, and move the Hypothetical on( I will delete late and irrelevant posts).

Thanks for checking it out, and I hope to have you all logging on at 6pm on Sunday.