I’ve been using the Major system on and off every since the first publication of “The Memory Book.”
I would like to update and use the Dominic system. But I find his suggestions are largely based on Anglo-specific people and also a bit dated. I found myself having to research Thomas Cromwell and Old Etonian. Kind of learning-before-learning.
So I’m struggling to come up with more relevant characters and actions.
If I post what I’ve done so far, am I violating Dominic’s copyright?
One thing that you can’t help but notice right off the bat is that Dominic is only using 10 letters/initials to build his list of individuals. This leaves out key letters like “W” (so William Shatner will never appear) and “R” (Roger, Robin, Randy, Rick …) and “F” (Fred, Franklin, etc.) so the pool of possible names is greatly reduced.
I was thinking of combining his system with the Major System to multiply the number of possible initials. Like
But maybe that’s just making things too confusing. I still have at least 15 initials I need to fill out (there’s some I’m still not happy with).
How have others dealt with modifying Dominic’s system, or is everyone else happy with it as is?
Thanks for your input,