Soupspoon wrote:Stupidest part of BttF. Rest of it "makes sense", but a time traveller inserted into their own (pre)history should either exist (where they land) or not exist (because they never came back in this branch). Fading away, as a handy guage at how much you're failing to still exist (yet still giving enough existence to decide to do something that will 'unfade' you).
I have to disagree you there,
the dumbest part of Back to the Future is claiming no one can predict a lightning strike.
Soupspoon wrote:Future-changes back at HQ, as observed, can be explained by the camera crossing between original and (perhaps several) subsequent interfered-with timelines, to witness what branch of the future is currently active given the actions of the traveller. Unless people notice them happening.
the audience as subject to the influences of time shifts is a real wild idea.
Applying a strict logic memories, even those of the time traveler, shouldn't be exempt from changes to the time line. That's a lot to think through, and including the audience in that framework is even more ambitious.
... it's weird that I can't think of any terminology that specifies when a show has content that is dreamed or imagined by a character. That kind of seems significant, like the difference between 1st and 3rd person narrative in text.
Anthology movies should be more of a thing. There was some buzz going around about a potential Lord of the Rings streaming/tv series, and while tv/streaming adaptations have been incomprehensibly good in places, I'd so much rather have a Middle Earth anthology with a bunch of 3 to 20 minute clips from a bunch of directors of whatever they think is interesting.
aw dang it, I was the last one to post here and i feel obligated to edit and not double post.
anyway, i'm gettin' over a flu bug and have some low-grade rebound insomnia, and
I'm stuck thinking about this small segment on Last Week Tonight which featured a sort of viral clip of an Info Wars hack trying to get a reaction from a young woman wearing an anime school girl outfit, but John Oliver calls her basically "sassy Pop-eye". It's just real weird to me that was the immediate point of reference. Does John Oliver not know it's an anime thing? Does Last Week Tonight assume it's audience won't appreciate references to anime?
It's also just real weird that Japanese school uniforms were modeled after British naval uniforms, and that action cartoons have popularized that among American nerd people.
I can't come up with a better punchline, but Donald Duck's sailor suit is closer to the anime costume than what Pop-eye wears.
What reads as "a sailor suit"?