You know one thing I absolutely love about Digimon? It’s how it always seems to absorb any, and I mean literally any kind of popular trending topic and belief of our world, and always puts it at the service of its world building.
1) Back in 1999, the hot topic was the prophecy of Nostradamus and the arrival of the Beast of the Apocalypse. I can’t count the amount of films and TV shows I watched at the time that focused on the end of the millenium. Even the comet announced chaos to the world apparently lol. Everything seemed to bring either the end of the world or the spiritual end of an era. Digimon Adventure showed up short after this, either it was a funny coincidence or it was all intentional.
But Digimon did create the prophecy of the Chosen Children, they turned the Beast of the Apocalypse into Vandemon (and they even mention the 666 thing XD). The issue also takes place on the summer of 1999 as soon as July ends, more or less as Nostradamus announces it in his poems. Apocalymon is the literal embodyment of the Apocalypse. In the first film Hosoda created - if you pause at the right frames - you can even see verses of a Psalm asking for God’s help against evil (it’s written on the computer screen from which Agumon’s egg shows up).
It goes so unnecessarily extrait’s amusing.
2) In 2000, the trending topic switched to the problem of the Y2K bug. An issue related to the limitations of the architecture our previous computers used to be built. This affected a decent number of digital systems wordwide and the only reason it didn’t get more serious was that many people fought hard to solve it in time.
It was an actual problem, but of course the internet didn’t resist the urge to turn it into an urban legend. I remember some claiming time would literally stop for us once the calendars went from 31-12-99 to 01-01-00, our digital devices would go crazy, and we people would have to go through a dark age without technology. The Mayan prophecy thing pales in comparison to those times.
Well, and what did Digimon do? They created Our WarGame and Diaboromon is supposed to be the embodyment of the Y2K bug. The digimon is set free on the internet and it brings chaos to every and any digital system worldwide.
3) Zero Two has also done something similar to this, apparently. In 2001, people theorized that technology would develop to a degree it would allow for our digital devices to be connected to each other through radio microwave frequencies and for free. The internet would be literally everywhere so to speak.
Obviously this never actually happened the way people once hoped and dreamed of (our wireless connections work a bit different), but it’s interesting that in the world of Digimon Adventure 02 this is more or less the working principle of the D-Terminals. The Chosen Children are constantly able to message each other even inter-dimensions. (they completely retconned this in tri for obvious reasons; I suppose now it’s just common wireless technology, but you get the picture)
4) And NOW it seems to me that Digimon Adventure tri is making use of Amit Goswami’s theory of Quantum Consciousness, something that has been particularly popular among new agers and some occultists even.
Long story short, the selling point of the theory is that your mind can affect the environment around you, albeit not always willingly. Some call it pseudo science, some call the new science, that’s not really the discussion here. But basically it’s this idea that your mind can change and influence things around you or accidentaly even affect the cosmos according to the nature of your thoughts.
Some have taken advantage of this to fuel that old dogmatic belief that, if you have either good or bad thoughts, you create and attract either positive or negative things to you. Skeptics call this rubbish, defending the universe doesn’t really care about your existence, or that in nature there is no such thing as good and bad to begin with, those being nothing but human adjectives. But that’s beside the point.
The idea itself is so compatible with the concept Adventure has presented in the form of fantasy it’s funny.
It’s particularly convenient to explain the Dark Ocean and the Dream World of Digimon Adventure 02! So much it’s natural that Digimon Adventure tri is now willingly taking advantage of it and putting it at the service of its mechanics. It’s basically Science fiction at its best.
Ken says something very interesting at the end of 02: he realises the Dark Ocean isn’t just some creepy parallel universe he was sucked into. He implies the Dark Ocean is made of the negative thoughts of humankind itself. It’s as if those thoughts keep converging in one place and are given matter.
This apparently is what the ocean and its beings are all about and… well, no wonder it gives me so many Freud vibes, libido impulses included, but I digress. Poor Hikari…
But hey, think about it. If this is true, this means the Dream World where Daisuke fought BelialVamdemon should work under a similar principle.
Daisuke’s wish and determination to win allow for Vmon to evolve into different evolutions at the same time, against all common logic. It defies normal physics. This could mean that universe in particular brings form to strong and happy thoughts in particular.
I can see why tri wouldn’t resist the urge to take advantage of the theory. Especially if it brings logic to the existence of these and many of the other implied Parallels Worlds that form the multi-universe of this series.
Well, I can only guess this is what the Quantum Sea the Homeostasis speak of is all about. Obviously, I may be completely wrong here.
But add the belief that Light and Darkness are the foundations of the cosmos (Yin and Yang) and you have the Homeostasis as this mystical being in charge of making sure this flow of energy works in perfect ballance and in perfect harmony, so the multi-universe doesn’t get compromised and the Digital World / Human World don’t fall.
This town would never be enough for you. You’re meant for spotlights and cheering crowds and a city full of people who love you. The entire world will love you. I won’t let you give that up for a tiny town full of small-minded people who wouldn’t love you the way you deserve.
So this happened today—-I’m still crying, and I felt the need to share this with you all today! I reached a goal on Twitter and I’m in stunned that he called it stunning! His like and Retweet has made me scream and literally cry! I can die happy—kinda LOL
THANK YOU RAY CHASE FOR MAKING MY ENTIRE MONTH SO MUCH BETTER!!!!
holy macaroni! when i first started this adventure, back in july 2015, i never thought i would be here for 2 years, let alone have 2,000+ followers! i really wouldn’t be here today without all of you lovely people who make my dash so worth it! it’s been a ride. during those two years, i passed my tests to apply for my program, i was accepted into my program, i did my first semester of student teaching, i finished my first year in my program, and i’m about to start my second, and final, year of the program! it’s crazy to think how long y'all have been with me. you’ve seen my ups and downs, my twists and turns, you’ve stuck through my craziness. i want to thank all of you for being here. i’ve made some amazing friends, hopefully friendships that’ll last a lifetime. i’ve found partners that i would never trade for the world. ned has been on so many adventures and that’s all thanks to you guys.
now, without further ado, and in no particular order, thank you everyone on this list. you have been in my life one way or another over the past 2 years, some of you 4 years at this point tbh:
Can I just say that I have never been more happy in my life? Hamilton brought me and my wife closer – it got us through one of the worst traumas of our lives, and it brought me here. Where I get love and support for just being my dorky ass self and drawing my little doodles of these amazing and wonderful characters.
Thank you guys, all of you, so much for being so sweet and supportive of my fun little hobby and continuing to encourage me. You guys are all beautiful and amazing and just
thank you. For showing me personally that being myself is okay. That me and my wife are #goals, you guys are goals, all of you beautiful wonderful people akdhlgs;
I just get so emotional thinking about it I love you all so much ;___; Thank you for being here and existing and being you. <3
Listen…. it’s captain swan. No matter in which episode they get married. What matters is that THEY ARE ACTUALLY GETTING MARRIED. LIKE FOR REAL. BECOMING HUSBAND AND WIFE. THE LOST GIRL AND THE LOST BOY WHO FOUND THEIR HOME IN EACH OTHER ARE GETTING MARRIED. It’s gonna be beautifulandso soemotionaland I’m probably gonna die because too many feels. I repeat, no matter what they planned for the wedding, no matter if it’s in a musical episode, it’s gonna be amazing either way.