‘action that feels consistently Big, set in a world that's similarly vast yet densely packed … Putting together a setting that's diverse regardless of that scope and making it feel believably inhabited is a herculean task’
—kVin on Fate/Grand Order: Babylonia #anime trailer, with GIF:
They mention works ‘having a well-defined sense of place and creating the illusion that the world exists beyond the camera’.
I love works like that! This looks rad! Check that trailer!
Meanwhile the fractal nature of real life means that nonfiction brims with the possibility of someone or something very surprising entering into the story.
A WW2 story might have to refer to modulo arithmetic.
A journalistic piece on Hong Kong might allude to bond underwriters.
That this sense of "a world that exists beyond the camera/page" exists in nonfiction is an obvious tautology 😆 but important.