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If you're reading an original novel set in an original universe/culture, how long can you read before you need explanations/exposition on how things work?
|Start explaining things in the first chapter. I need to know how things work before I can focus on a story.|
|I can go a few chapters before I need to know at least the basic rules of the universe, but I don't mind some mystery.|
|As long as the story and characters are interesting, I'm not going to be caring about backstory and explanations.|
|I don't like exposition at all unless it makes sense for characters to be talking/thinking about it. But if it's in character and it flows, it doesn't really matter when I get it.|
|Have as little exposition as possible. I like to see authors show-not-tell 99% of the time.|
|I love exposition, as long as it doesn't go on for pages! Occasional explanations, as long as they aren't jarring to the tone of the prose, are little nuggets of awesome geekery.|
|It really depends on the quality of the prose, the kind of universe, and what kind of POV you're using. I can't choose.|
|Other. I'll explain in the comments.|
ACTA in a Nutshell –
What is ACTA? ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.
Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”
What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.
Essential ACTA Resources -
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