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SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« on: November 10, 2018, 05:29:38 PM »
Maybe the listener is Julian reincarnated!  :o

(but seriously, I'm assuming this has been addressed in the last 20 years... I just never really thought about it enough to ask)

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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 05:37:20 PM »
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 05:39:52 PM »
Back in the day someone on the old forums said it was the homeless guy who told Nicolas some details in Fatal Tragedy but I'm not sure if JP ever heard or confirmed that idea.
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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 06:20:24 AM »
He went on to become the Count of Tuscany.
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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 06:25:52 AM »
Those were the best of times.
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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 07:49:05 AM »
Back in the day someone on the old forums said it was the homeless guy who told Nicolas some details in Fatal Tragedy but I'm not sure if JP ever heard or confirmed that idea.

This is what I've always known, where "known" stands for "read it sometime somewhere and it looked official so I went with that".

After all, story wise it makes sense for Julian to want to help uncover the mystery of his death.
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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2018, 10:47:04 AM »
Those were the best of times.

Those were... the BLURST of times?!

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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2018, 02:25:10 PM »
Would Julian even be alive? Or wait, he’s reincarnated as the old man?
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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2018, 03:32:21 PM »
Would Julian even be alive? Or wait, he’s reincarnated as the old man?

No.

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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2018, 04:21:15 PM »
Back in the day someone on the old forums said it was the homeless guy who told Nicolas some details in Fatal Tragedy but I'm not sure if JP ever heard or confirmed that idea.

This is what I've always known, where "known" stands for "read it sometime somewhere and it looked official so I went with that".


Yep, same here.
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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2018, 05:01:31 PM »
But that doesn't make any sense. Nicholas is going back to where the murder had only just happened. Jullian's re-incarnation would've only been a newborn.

That is, unless he just stole the body of some already existing old guy, which is kind of a dick move but whatever.

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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2018, 07:01:17 PM »
Maybe Julian reincarnated into Nicholas' wife, who also happens to be the Hypnotherapist's sister?

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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2018, 10:00:16 PM »
I was just thinking that.

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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2018, 03:00:52 AM »
I always thought Julian reincarnated into John John Kennedy.

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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2018, 06:29:20 AM »
But that doesn't make any sense. Nicholas is going back to where the murder had only just happened.
(edit: grammar)

Or is he? I was under the impression that in the context of Fatal Tragedy, Nicholas is between therapy sessions and is asking around in the present day to find out more about the things he sees whilst being regressed.

I hadn't considered the idea that the older man referred to in this song could be Julian reincarnated, but that idea seems to make a lot of sense for me for reasons already suggested in this thread.

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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2018, 07:08:47 AM »
But that doesn't make any sense.
Yeah, but NONE of this makes any sense.
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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2018, 07:13:15 AM »
But that doesn't make any sense. Nicholas is going back to where the murder had only just happened. Jullian's re-incarnation would've only been a newborn.

That is, unless he just stole the body of some already existing old guy, which is kind of a dick move but whatever.

(edit: grammar)

Can you re-phrase? I don't get what you mean.
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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2018, 09:37:18 AM »
Maybe the listener is Julian reincarnated!  :o

(but seriously, I'm assuming this has been addressed in the last 20 years... I just never really thought about it enough to ask)

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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2018, 10:12:24 AM »
But that doesn't make any sense.
Yeah, but NONE of this makes any sense.

What it really doesn't make any sense is that tragic ending..
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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2018, 11:17:27 AM »
I'm pretty sure he became a king somewhere.

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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2018, 11:30:52 AM »
But that doesn't make any sense.
Yeah, but NONE of this makes any sense.

What it really doesn't make any sense is that tragic ending..
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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2018, 04:44:08 PM »
But that doesn't make any sense. Nicholas is going back to where the murder had only just happened. Jullian's re-incarnation would've only been a newborn.

That is, unless he just stole the body of some already existing old guy, which is kind of a dick move but whatever.

(edit: grammar)

Can you re-phrase? I don't get what you mean.

In the context of the song, Jullian had only just died, so his re-incarnation wouldn't have had time to age.


That is, unless I'm wrong about the setting of the song, which wouldn't surprise me.

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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2018, 06:15:58 PM »
But that doesn't make any sense. Nicholas is going back to where the murder had only just happened. Jullian's re-incarnation would've only been a newborn.

That is, unless he just stole the body of some already existing old guy, which is kind of a dick move but whatever.

(edit: grammar)

Can you re-phrase? I don't get what you mean.

In the context of the song, Jullian had only just died, so his re-incarnation wouldn't have had time to age.


That is, unless I'm wrong about the setting of the song, which wouldn't surprise me.

The flashback portions of the album took place roundabouts 1928, while the modern day portion takes place around 1999. Plenty of time for an old dude to be born in there somewhere. We don't get his specific age, so the old dude could be anywhere from 60-71 years old. All we know is that he's older than Nicholas.

So could be. Thematically it would make some sense. There's only 6 characters with actual speaking parts in the album, 3 in the past and 3 in the future. We all know DT loves stuff like that (and also it's just good writing). Or maybe Julien just didn't reincarnate. The rules of reincarnation aren't really firmly established in-universe. He could be in Heaven, Hell, dead, or a snail (that's he could be a snail, not could be in a snail). Who knows?

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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2018, 08:53:37 PM »
But that doesn't make any sense. Nicholas is going back to where the murder had only just happened. Jullian's re-incarnation would've only been a newborn.

That is, unless he just stole the body of some already existing old guy, which is kind of a dick move but whatever.

(edit: grammar)

Can you re-phrase? I don't get what you mean.

In the context of the song, Jullian had only just died, so his re-incarnation wouldn't have had time to age.


That is, unless I'm wrong about the setting of the song, which wouldn't surprise me.

The flashback portions of the album took place roundabouts 1928, while the modern day portion takes place around 1999. Plenty of time for an old dude to be born in there somewhere. We don't get his specific age, so the old dude could be anywhere from 60-71 years old. All we know is that he's older than Nicholas.

So could be. Thematically it would make some sense. There's only 6 characters with actual speaking parts in the album, 3 in the past and 3 in the future. We all know DT loves stuff like that (and also it's just good writing). Or maybe Julien just didn't reincarnate. The rules of reincarnation aren't really firmly established in-universe. He could be in Heaven, Hell, dead, or a snail (that's he could be a snail, not could be in a snail). Who knows?

Oh, I thought Fatal Tragedy took place in the flashback time.

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Re: SFAM: Whatever became of Julian?
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2018, 05:50:43 AM »
The way I always interpreted the story was that the old man in Fatal Tragedy is Julian reincarnated.

For a while, I also toyed with the idea in my head that the Hypnotherapist isn't just a version of Edward, but is in fact literally just an older Edward. He'd be like 95, but I didn't say it was a perfect theory. Just a fun one to think about. :lol
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