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You know, I was thinking the other day about how screwy soap characters' ages are and how too much SORASing totally fucks everything up. I mean, it's turned into a big joke that Alice's granddaughter Julie has a grandson (Scott) who would now be well into his 40s. Or how Mike Horton was in his 20s in the 1970s and then in his 30s in the 1990s. Or how Philip & Will were born the same year, but Philip is at least a decade older. And let's not even get started on baby Elvis...

Anyway, what I'm planning on doing (and posting the results here in this thread) is an overview of DAYS's entire history but told from the point of view that no one ever jumped from age 5 to 15 in the span of 6 months. In other words, no one has ever been SORASed. For example, Hope Williams was born in 1974, making her 35 today. "But she married Bo in 1985" you say. Did she marry him when she was 10?! Nope. She still married when she was 19, but that would've been in 1993. The son Shawn-Douglas was born in 1987 -- Hope was 21. That means Shawn-D would've really been born in 1995. Consequently, Shawn-D is only 14 today. So, exactly how old would everyone *really* be today? More interestingly, who hasn't even been born yet?!

As I said, this is an on-going project and it'll take some research for accurate dates (and, in some instances, I've got to make an educated guess), but I think this will be interesting. For the most part, the early years of the show are only a foundation because (to the best of my knowledge) Mike Horton was the first character SORASed in the early 1970s. I already have some preliminary findings, which I'll post shortly.
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