the multiversity

Analog (a portal Ford oneshot)

Rating: K

Word count: 776

Based on a haunting idea @embulalia and I chatted about earlier- on infinite Fords and infinite universes. At some point, a few of them have to run into each other. Anyways, I wrote this in one manic sitting, so it’s definitely rough, haha. 

It all began with a crinkled note, covertly slipped into the side pocket of his rations pack when he wasn’t paying attention. The handwriting was cursive- loopy and neat- and identifiably his own.

You’re not the only Ford trapped in the multiverse, it read. I can help you. Below the message, a set of coordinates that definitely specified a place within the local star system. (Possibly even the vagabond filled, war-torn desert planet he stood on at this very moment, if he were unlucky.)

Only thirty-five and still incredibly naive to the insurmountable horrors of the multiverse, this particular Stanford Pines quickly calibrated the hodgepodge navigation device he’d obtained a year ago from an (incredibly) illegal black market, and began his journey to the coordinates listed on the note.

Four trips on passenger freighters, two favors, and one stowaway experience in a cargo hold later, he finally found himself in an abandoned lunar spaceport just outside the Nebulzar Empire. The entire complex was so silent that it might as well have been exposed to the vacuum of space. Nevertheless, Ford kept a wary eye on the wall of glass panes separating the inner, breathable atmosphere from the small moon’s sub-zero temperatures and lack of oxygen. Call him overreactive, but there was something inherently suspicious about recently abandoned establishments like these. He glanced down at the handheld navigational computer, an uneasy frown etched onto his face.

Something about this entire situation suddenly didn’t feel right. The author of the note claimed he was another Ford, and here to help, but where was he? How did he deliver the message to him in the first place? Out of every location he could have selected to meet at, why here? As he reflected on these unanswered questions, Ford began to observe the empty walkways around him through a more calculating lens. His nerves began to tingle as he realized- if this were even remotely possible- that his surroundings were becoming even more silent. His mind harked back to research studies he’d heard of back on Earth… of sound proof rooms so quiet that one might begin hallucinating after only minutes held inside.

The silence was suffocating. He MUST focus on another variable, quick. Ford’s eyes locked on the first noteworthy sight available, namely the twinkling cosmos beyond the frosted glass.

Gaseous. Powerful.

Infinite and intimidating.

Wholly chaotic. And then…

Ford panicked, ripping a knife from his back pocket and brandishing it towards thin air. His weapon-holding hand shook as he swiveled around on shaky legs, ready to defend himself from the first speck of life that dared enter his line of sight. For just a split second, he could’ve sworn he saw a glimmer of yellow reflected in that window, heard that dreaded laughter echoing from just around the corner. Or was it all inside his mind? Simple delusion? Heh. Probably. It’s not as if he’d grown any more sane since his brother pushed him through the portal.

Just as he started to rationalize that his mind was simply growing restless and capitalizing upon the unnerving environment- just as he prepared to release his hold on the knife, he heard it.


Heavy ones. The subject would definitely be wearing boots. His grip on the leather handle tightened.

Because of the unique acoustic nature of his surroundings, the sound seemed to be originating from everywhere at once, preventing him from knowing which direction he should keep watch over. The foot falls became louder and closer… Ford’s heart was beating so fast he began to feel lightheaded. The approaching figure halted, plunging the spaceport back into utter silence. Slowly and shakily, he exhaled, watching the steam from his breath hover into the air, oddly stagnate.

A hand grabbed onto his shoulder suddenly, jolting his heart rate back to infinity. Six fingers. Ford whipped his head around and saw his (salt-and-pepper haired) double, who began to ask “was it you who planted that note in my-”

He never had a chance to finish his query. As quickly as they made contact with each other, the fabric of this dimension began to fizz and blur. The two Fords screamed as some unknown force sucked every nearby fragment of matter into the same space they both occupied. It was almost as if a black hole opened up precisely where they stood, the immense weight of the universe pulling them under the event horizon and stretching their molecules to near-impossible lengths.

Just a moment more, and this reality- and every creature who possessed the poor fortune to inhabit it at the time- ceased to exist.

A dimension away, a deceitfully conniving demon laughed.

A/N: Essentially, the idea is that Bill tricked a few Fords wandering the multiverse to bump into each other. And thanks to the Journal, we all know what happens to people who run into themselves. May do a few other things with this concept later, who knows. Specifically, with the Fords who figure out Bill’s tricks and band together to protect each other.

anonymous asked:

Thanks for answering my ask. And I'm so sorry that I made a mistake -- I wrote this: Considering how your tsum tsum Steve and Tony are. and I meant to write Considering how your cute tsum tsum Steve and Tony are. Because I really liked tsum tsum Stony you did for the multiverse Stony comic! I wonder what baby tsum tsum look like!

WAAAAH THANK YOU! I honestly didn’t know my Multiverse SteveTonies are ok but I’m glad you like it! I definitely will draw more superfamily tsums!

I’m disappointed.

We’re only getting “absolutely thrilled”?   Where is our “over the moon” by the “embarrassment of riches” over being “spoiled for choice” of future Cumberspawn to choose from who could more than likely end up on bank notes and text books in the magical multiverse of our present trajectory of the peripatetic life that is the ancestral dynamic of the Cumbersome Family?

image credit: Noblecrumpet

Asmodeus, Lord of the Ninth

The ultimate ruler of Baator. He manipulates events and people like pieces on a chessboard spanning the multiverse. His plots and machinations take centuries to come to fruition. Through careful planning, however, he always gets his way. He maintained his position during and after the Reckoning of Hell, and succeeded in tightening the social structure of the nine layers, all while universally expanding the breadth of evil throughout the multiverse. He is said to have invented the concept of punishment after the gods’ creations would not obey them. He convinced the gods to sign the Pact Primeval, which agreed that corrupt souls would be sent to his realm for eternal punishment so he could extract the souls’ energy as an alternative to ascending to godhood. 

The gods agreed. But soon they realized fewer and fewer souls were entering their afterlifes. After confronting Asmodeus, they found he was intentionally corrupting souls so they would be sent to Baator. But the other gods had signed the Pact Primeval, and there was nothing they could do to stop him. He’s basically the most profane combination of a lawyer, businessman, and politician.

well II like the multiverse theory bc it means theres a universe where i went to japan and met aoi and got married to him and had his babies

Big Bang May Have Created a Mirror Universe Where Time Runs Backwards

Why does time seem to move forward? It’s a riddle that’s puzzled physicists for well over a century, and they’ve come up with numerous theories to explain time’s arrow. The latest, though, suggests that while time moves forward in our universe, it may run backwards in another, mirror universe that was created on the “other side” of the Big Bang.

Two leading theories propose to explain the direction of time by way of the relatively uniform conditions of the Big Bang. At the very start, what is now the universe was homogeneously hot, so much so that matter didn’t really exist. It was all just a superheated soup. But as the universe expanded and cooled, stars, galaxies, planets, and other celestial bodies formed, birthing the universe’s irregular structure and raising its entropy.

One theory, proposed in 2004 by Sean Carroll, now a professor at Cal Tech, and Jennifer Chen, then his graduate student, says that time moves forward because of the contrast in entropy between then and now, with an emphasis on the fact that the future universe will so much more disordered than the past. That movement toward high entropy gives time its direction.

The new theory says a low entropy early universe is inevitable because of gravity, and ultimately that’s what gives time its arrow. To test the idea, the theory’s proponents assembled a simple model with nothing more than 1,000 particles and the physics of Newtonian gravity. Here’s Lee Billings, reporting for Scientific American:

“The system’s complexity is at its lowest when all the particles come together in a densely packed cloud, a state of minimum size and maximum uniformity roughly analogous to the big bang. The team’s analysis showed that essentially every configuration of particles, regardless of their number and scale, would evolve into this low-complexity state. Thus, the sheer force of gravity sets the stage for the system’s expansion and the origin of time’s arrow, all without any delicate fine-tuning to first establish a low-entropy initial condition.”

But here’s the twist: The expansion after the simulated Big Bang didn’t just happen in one direction, but two. The simple Big Bang they modeled produced two universes, one a mirror of the other. In one universe, time appears to run forwards. In the other, time runs backwards, at least from our perspective.

Here’s Billings again, interviewing lead author Julian Barbour from the University of Oxford:

“If they were complicated enough, both sides could sustain observers who would perceive time going in opposite directions. Any intelligent beings there would define their arrow of time as moving away from this central state. They would think we now live in their deepest past.”




the hypothetical set of multiple possible universes (including the historical universe we consistently experience) that together comprise everything that exists and can exist: the entirety of space, time, matter and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them. An infinite realm of being or potential being of which the universe is regarded as a part or instance.

Etymology: based on universe, from Latin multi, combining form of multus, ”much, many” + verse, from versus, “turned”.

[Henryk Waniek]

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  • Me:In Ridley Scott's Academy Award nominated film "The Martian" (2015) astronaut Mark Watney references both the Marvel and DC universes on several accounts. Mark references "flying around like Iron Man" during the climax of the film upon getting rescued by the Ares 4 crew. Does this imply that the MCU takes place in the same universe that The Martian takes place in? Or is this a different universe where the MCU never gets pursued, instead only the comics exist. If the MCU does exist within the realms of Mark's reality then what is the explanation behind Dr. Beck? Does the Ares crew just acknowledge the fact that he looks exactly like Bucky Barnes or was there a different actor to portray Bucky in the movie? Does this explain the multiverse theory or something larger? Can two universes exist side by side with only minor changes in one but not the other?