That's just awkward wording on my part. Most of us are just historians who take a deeper interest in what could've happened. Outcomes that very nearly almost happened in history that the general public isn't aware of (nothing that a Google search won't find though). Then some of us like to predict history ahead of time. We write about it. Anything from timelines of the rise of the Confederate States of America to essays on the South China Sea War of 2019. As long as there's some base in the trends of today. It's interesting as a historian and challenging as a writer so I enjoy it. It all started for me after I read The Divide by William Overgard. It explored the scenario of President Roosevelt losing the election to Burton Wheeler and, after the surrender of France and Britain to the Nazis, President Wheeler's surrender of the United States to Germany and Japan and then the execution of him and other gov't officials and the patriot underground fighting to free America years later. After that I started looking at really broad stuff like what would've happened if the Roman Empire just never fell. What would they have been like in the early 1900s? Then I started crafting my own timelines and scenarios and needed a place to share em' and get feed back and hammer out some the stuff thats just too implausible etc. So there's that. Keeps me in good form, in terms of writing, when school is out. But even when I'm not writing anything, there're lots of good reads.Tons of interesting stuff. One of my favorite timelines was of the five term Presidency of Richard M. Nixon (22 Amendment had never passed).