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Talk:Kanyakumari, India

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Can somebody get some screen caps for Kanyakumari - especially of Chandra's burial (um, is that what you call it when you scatter ashes?) ... No rush ... thanks! - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:11, 3 December 2006 (EST)

Visitors vs. Residents

I'm not sure we have any reason to believe the Sureshes ever lived in Kanyakumari. Mohinder's mother's house is back in Chennai ... they don't bother to label it, but he visits her after he's returned to the University, so his last location is Chennai, and they're generally pretty good about popping up the screen location when it changes. Because of the temple and the religious significance of Kanyakumari, it wouldn't be unusual for a non-resident to have a funeral there. Chennai and Kanyakumari are about 680km apart, so it would be a pretty hefty commute to the University.--Hardvice (talk) 17:32, 18 January 2007 (EST)

Thanks for the clarification - I wasn't quite sure, to be honest. I'll make the necessary changes. ... So we're correct in saying that nobody from the show actually resides in Kanyakumari? Well, um, except Chandra's ashes, but I guess those are as sea now. :) - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:38, 18 January 2007 (EST)
I'm a little concerned about a lot of the "Home" information. Unless we've been given a location for that character we cannot assume their home is someplace. Like some of the police and firefighters from Texas who currently have Odessa as their home? I don't think there's any evidence that they actually live there, despite working there. The police are at the diner for instance when Charlie is killed and that diner is in Midland. Edit: Ok, I see now they're basically part of the same area. But still, we can't assume they live there. (Admin 17:42, 18 January 2007 (EST))
Yeah, I stopped adding homes in the middle of the minor characters for just that reason. There are a few others I skipped when I just couldn't be sure (like Paulette Hawkins).--Hardvice (talk) 17:58, 18 January 2007 (EST)
If somebody works in a particular city, I think it's pretty safe to assume that they're not living too far away. Midland/Odessa is a great example - they're basically the same area. And then we have about 4 or 5 different locations grouped into Las Vegas, NV - there's Vegas, Primm, Lake Mead, the desert, and possibly Carson City. With the exception of Carson City, the others are all pretty close to Vegas. I think it's okay to name one's "home" by the closest major city, though they might actually live at a different address. (When I lived in Maryland, for example, it was easier to just say "I live in D.C.") Waiting until exact cities are named would also cause a problem for our places - for instance (and I might be wrong with my example), are we completely sure that Primatech is in Odessa? It could be a differnt city. But it's close enough that I think it's fine.

That said, if there are any specific people whose homes should be questioned, let's talk about them. (I just took "Odessa" off as the train wreck victim's home because he could have come from anywhere.) ... Phew this is a mouthful! Nobody ever accused me of being short on words... :) - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:01, 18 January 2007 (EST)

My personal opinion is that we should strip out "home" information from anyone we don't know definitively lives in a particular location. I'd personally rather have no information than incorrect information. I also wouldn't assume that if they work somewhere then they don't live too far away. I've met police that work pretty far from where they actually live. Just my opinion. (Admin 18:16, 18 January 2007 (EST))
Because of the screen text, we can be reasonably sure of the location of (most) of the places. Mr. Bennet's first scene at the Paper Co. is labeled "Primatech Paper Co. Odessa, TX", for example. If it were the real world, I'd say the residency on the police in Texas would be a safe guess, too, since county sheriff's departments here have a residency requirement that famously leads to staff shortages. But yeah, like most of the other character information, we're better off saying nothing if we can't be sure.--Hardvice (talk) 18:28, 18 January 2007 (EST)
Well, I've learned from sad experience that there's no point in beating a dead horse. Maybe I have a broader definition of "home", but that's fine. I do agree that there are certain characters that we can't be sure of (like Eden's driver) - but I think, in general, it's okay to call a city "home" if you work there. But I'll stop flogging my deceased equine now. :) - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:57, 18 January 2007 (EST)