One moment, the foobs were in a teal-and-lavender monstrosity of a wedding, and the next they were propelled back into the past. But it was a different version of the past. What happened?
Well, this is interesting; Mike is a better person for his experience, that's for sure. He knows that Elly deserves to be knee-deep in sewage for the stunt she pulled but he simply doesn't have it in him to care to nail her. I should have remembered that you said none of the ones who were affected wanted to waste their time exacting any vengeance that isn't cutting her out of their lives. (Also, nice Vonnegut reference.)
Well, this is interesting; Mike is a better person for his experience, that's for sure. He knows that Elly deserves to be knee-deep in sewage for the stunt she pulled but he simply doesn't have it in him to care to nail her. I should have remembered that you said none of the ones who were affected wanted to waste their time exacting any vengeance that isn't cutting her out of their lives.I think that Mike was tempted to take the vengeful route but then decided to let it go and focus on moving forward.Also, nice Vonnegut reference.Thanks--I couldn't resist. :)
OK. Deanna's hair I can understand, but what about her breasts? Those are not the breasts of a Patterson woman. They actually look like how a normal woman would look, which is not normal in the Patterson universe.
Those are not the breasts of a Patterson woman. They actually look like how a normal woman would look, which is not normal in the Patterson universe.Hee--sorry about that. ;)
I find myself agreeing with howard,; that's the bustline of an evil career woman or ambitious pop star;)
Interesting contrast. Deanna is all relaxed, sitting near the back of the couch cushion, while Mike is literally on the edge of his seat.
To be fair, Lynn never portrayed being a career woman period as evil. It's if a character was a career woman who either had no desire to have children, had more than two children, or actually actively ENJOYED children that the aura of evilness kicked in.In other words, anything un-Elly was evil.
Though I wonder, do people generally think of this "Time Warp" as a physical or a psychic event? Let's think about this. When the bubble burst everything became as it would have been if it had never happened, and people gained the memories and experiences they were meant to have had. In other words, for all intents and purposes, the retcon was retconned. In practical terms, it's as though people were going about their normal lives when they suddenly received an extra set of memories covering the last 1.5 years. Now surely, most would assume that these memories of being back in time were less real than their memories of being in the present. Especially since most people must have fallen back into their younger mindset, not remembering their proper lives while they were rewound. I'm assuming that only Elly's family "woke up" to the truth of things, being so close to the source of the problem, because otherwise everyone would have raised a fuss and Elly's dream world would have been in chaos. So no one would've noticed that anything was wrong until the moment the warp ended. It seems to me then that many would believe the "warp" to have been a psychological episode, some kind of supremely vivid flashback, especially since their experiences wouldn't have been different enough for them to realize they weren't doing things exactly as they had the first time. An epic, communal mass delusion. It would be fantastic, but far more believable than thinking they had actually traveled in time. But then again, what about the children? If all the adults vanished, the world would have been left to the young. And I doubt there were enough babysitters to go around. Their "side" memories would indeed be different. Imagine a world where every adult vanishes. There must have been many, many kids winding up in orphanages, on the streets, babies left alone in homes... probably lots of tragedies, the end of government, planes falling out of the skies, nuclear reactors unattended, kids wandering the streets in tribes all "Lord of the Flies"... Elly would have damn near made an apocalypse! The young would have their own tales to tell, and it would be a far different story than a trip down memory lane. There would be traumatic memories of harsh struggles, loneliness, depression and even death, haunting them for years to come... not so much a "time warp" as a trip through a Stephen King novel. Compared to that, the adults got off damn easy. Of course, if young people have a different set of "side" memories, this could be what convinces the adults that they were having more than a dream shoved into their heads. Other theories could involve parallel universes, sharing experiences with other selves in alternate timelines and such. Or there could still be those who insist that the whole thing was nothing more than a huge psychic episode. Because after all, here they all are now, safe and sound in the present, and they can just as clearly remember the year passing in a mundane fashion. Given the state of things, surely it would be easier to dismiss the "warp" as a weird dream, whether it involved reliving one's childhood for a while or living without one's parents... which would have a pretty profound impact on the newer generation in any case. It'd be their Woodstock. So another consequence of all of this might be a widening of the gap between old and young, who, by having these memories of being on their own for so long (1.5 years being longer for a child than for an adult) would be more readily independent than their parents may expect. Real or not real, everyone would agree that the whole experience granted everyone knowledge and perspective that could redefine their lives for better or for worse (ha). And I'm not even going to touch the borderliners, who would be "vanished" into the past as Elly's personal timeline progressed... Am I overthinking this?
o/` Just repeat to yourself 'It's just a strip, I should really just relax,' ;)
Joe England, I think your various theories could be some of what the scientists who disagree have been floating. You can just imagine them on a "What the heck WAS that" panel. :)
o/` Just repeat to yourself 'It's just a strip, I should really just relax,'MST3K for the win. Joel and the bots made everything better. :)
o/` Just repeat to yourself 'It's just a strip, I should really just relax,';)Hey, now that Lost is over, we need something to obsess about!--not Bridget
Re: Deanna's looksThis may not be what a Patterson woman looks like, but it's more that it's not what a Patterson woman dresses like.Where's the shapeless, formless outfit? Or the mom jeans? Why isn't her hair in a sensible bun or cut in a nondescript anti-hussy way?You'd think Deanna might actually represent a real woman!
Too bad Michael decided not to become an author. He'd have one hell of a science fiction story.
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