time anomalies

Your band of heroes has encountered a time anomaly. By unanimous vote, they decide to send you, an ageless shapeshifter, a few years into the past to save the life of your favorite animator from a terminal disease. Two problems: you accidentally landed 600 years in the past, and you have no cure for the disease. Tell us about how you pass the next 600 years as you race to find a cure while going on cool adventures with history’s biggest names

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“March of 2024.” You said, looking out to Central City. The city you called home, but your home was eight years earlier. “God, I miss Central.”

“Yeah, I do too.” Jax said next to you. You and the team has just landed in Central City, looking for the time anomaly that brought all of us here. The city hadn’t changed that much, a few new buildings, some of them changed, but mostly it was your city.

You were a part of the Flash team before you were a time traveller. It felt weird. You knew that the Reverse Flash was here because of the newspapers that he brought back from the future. You knew that Barry was still here too. You knew that Iris was here. It feels like it has been forever since you’ve seen your friends. The people who were your family.

“We should go to STAR Labs,” you announced to everyone, turning away from the city that glowed underneath the morning sun. “We have the Flash here. If he isn’t too busy with whatever person he’s up against now then he might be able to tell us what’s going wrong.”


“Barry? Cisco? Caitlin? It’s me, (y/n)?” You announced in STAR Labs, walking in the cortex. Things had changes in here. They changed where all the desks were and all the computers and monitors were all updated to the highest level. It was what she remembered and completely different the entire time.

“Barry!” You said a little more forcefully, hoping that the man you called your best friend was here, because you would have no idea where he would be living now.

“Oh, hey, babe.” Barry greeted from behind you and Sara. You turned to face him and his lips were on yours. Your eyes went wide and you gently pushed Barry off of you. He went back with confusion in his eyes. “What’s wrong?” He took a look at the blonde next to you. “Why’s Sara here?”

“We’re from 2016, Barry. We were travelling and we could use your help.” Barry’s eyes widened in recognition and nodded his head, taking a step away from you and putting his hands behind his back. Why had he kissed you? Why did he call you ‘babe’? “Why did you kiss me?”

Barry looked taken aback then looked at you then Sara. “Are you allowed to know about your future?”

As you opened your mouth to say yes, Sara cut in. “No.”

You glared at Sara, and you wanted to know why your best friend just kissed you. Were you together? If you were, what happened to Barry’s thing for Iris? You were confused. Sara continued talking. “We’re gonna take you to the Waverider, okay?”

Barry nodded his head and we went on our way back to the Waverider.


“I just want to know what’s going on, Sara.” You told your captain in a hushed whisper. Barry, Nate, Jax, Ray, and Stein were all in the library and you and Sara were on their way now. You were venting to her because you wanted to know everything about Barry in 2024. “I know we’re together, but I want to know the details. I want to know when we got together and I-”

Sara cut you off. “Look, (y/n), you can’t know those details because once our mission is over and you go back to 2016, you’ll be anticipating every little thing. You don’t know how that will affect your relationship with Barry, or the other things that could ripple because of it.”

You groaned, walking into the library. “But, (y/n),” Sara said, stopping you. She leant into your ear and whispered ever so slightly. “I would look at his ring.”

Your head snapped to the small circle of men around the table in the library. You marched forward, going to stand in between Barry and Jax and you took a glance at Barry’s left hand. On his ring finger was a black ring, a wedding band. You gasped sofly, “Holy shit.”

“What?” Barry asked following your eyesight until it reached his ring. He quickly pulled his hand off the table and held his hands together, covering his ring up. “Oh no.”

“We’re married?” You asked, looking this older Barry in the eye. “Holy shit.”

requested by: @arsenalpluswil
*gifs are not mine* (REQUESTS ARE OPEN-READ IMAGINE RULES)

Berenstain/Berenstein Bears Theories:

- The government or a special company has created a machine that changed our world line/universe to another one similar to the original with a minor difference

-A time traveler (ex. John Titor) went back in time to when the books were written and tampered with the writing

- The universe naturally changed its world line to a different one

- Aliens have used advanced technology to change the world line

- All consciousness has been transfered from the original universe to the current one through natural or man made means

A Collection of Time-Related “WEIRDNESS” Associated with Gravity Falls

Hey guys! After this post gained some traction, I really have been sitting down and thinking about time anomalies and what they mean for Gravity Falls. As tricky as time travel business can be in a narrative, Gravity Falls has kind of taken the bull by the horns and not let go. I’m using this post as a sort of collection of these ‘time-related’ things, so as to try and formulate some more interesting theories behind it all.

SO. GRAVITY FALLS TIME RELATED THINGS. A LIST.

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alternate theory: neither Inside Jacobi nor Outside Jacobi had anything to do with aliens. this was a space/time anomaly along the lines of Minkowski’s segment in Am I Alone Now - both were the real Jacobi, split into two timelines (Jacobi is let in/Jacobi is left outside) which were suddenly existing simultaneously.

pumpkin-lith  asked:

*is greedy* Even numbers for the OCs in the Flowers&Tattoos AU please ? OwO

2. Who is the big spoon/ Who is the little spoon?

Mischief and Loudmouth are big, so they tend to be the big spoons.  Poke and Stick usually are the big spoons as well, but Anomaly and Poke sometimes switch out.

4. Who wakes the other one up with kisses?

They all do it, but Loudmouth is a big fan of lazy morning kisses.

6. Who would have really deep emotional thoughts at the middle of the night/ Who would have them in the middle of the day?

Ruckus is usually the one up late working on projects, so he has his best thoughts in the middle of the night.  Rabble is mostly whenever.

8. Who sleeps in their underwear (or naked)/ Who sleeps in their pajamas?

There’s usually at least boxers involved for everybody, but Loudmouth and Rabble get lazy about clothes sometimes.

10. Who likes sweet/ Who likes sour?

Anomaly likes both - but to extremes.  Rabble likes sweet things, and so does Loudmouth.  Ruckus likes sour stuff.

12. Who is smol/ Who is tol?

Rabble is so smol.  Mischief is tol.

14. Who kills the spiders?

Rabble is the resident spider-relocator.  He doesn’t kill them, just gets them out of the shop/apartment.

16. Who is scared of thunderstorms?

I don’t think any of them are scared, necessarily, but Killer gets twitchy about loud noises, and so does Loudmouth.

18. Who is a cat person/ Who is a dog person?

Loudmouth and Rabble feed and care for all the strays near the shop.

20. Who is dominant/ Who is submissive?

Stick has a filthy, filthy mouth, but Poke tends to be more dominant.  Killer doesn’t do it often, but when he does take a dominant role, he’s very good at it.  Loudmouth has a dominant streak as well.  Rabble tends to be more submissive, though he’s very curious and likes to experiment sometimes.  Anomaly can dom, but he prefers to be submissive.  Ruckus is a bit more dominant.  Mischief is a perfect switch - he’s willing to be whatever his partners need.

22. Who goes all out for Valentine’s Day?

Anomaly, bless his heart.

24. Who is the talker/ Who is the listener? 

Mischief tends to be the quietest, but Rabble is the chattiest - still a good listener, but he can talk anyone out of a bad mood.

26. Who likes to eat healthy/ Who loves junk food?

Stick and Poke and Mischief try to get everyone to eat decent food - Mischief grows a lot of herbs and vegetables in the greenhouse.  Killer and Anomaly are terrible about eating whatever’s easiest to heat up, if they remember to eat in general.  Loudmouth is good at making really tasty, healthy food.

28. Who is the book worm?

Anomaly.  Mischief too.

30. Who likes long walks on the beach?

Stick and Poke.  They’re adorable.

32. Who likes to have really long (deep) conversation?

They all have deep conversations.  Mischief tends to be the least talkative though, but he’s a really good listener, and asks all the right questions.

34. Who would wear “if lost return to…” t-shirt/ Who would wear “I am…” t-shirt?

Mischief has the “I am Mischief” shirt, the other three - especially Rabble and Loudmouth, have the “If lost, return to Mischief” shirts.  

36. Who is the social media addict?

Loudmouth has a fantastic instagram account, and a website/facebook for his art.  I think Ruckus would be the one running the facebook for the flower shop.  Anomaly is on everything.

38. Who likes to star gaze?

Ruckus!  

40. Who is the fun parent/ Who is the responsible parent?

Mischief is Responsible, and so are Stick and Poke.  Everyone else… not so much.

42. Who is the neat freak?

Poor Mischief suffers so much with his messy boyfriends.  Kller feels the same.  Everything needs to be in its proper place..

44. Who is active/ Who is lazy?

Loudmouth takes a lot of work to keep up the amount of muscle he has, and Killer tends to go-go-go till he crashes.  I don’t think any of them are lazy per se, just different levels/kinds of activity.  Stick and Poke can be a little lazier than the others at times.

46. Who has the longer food order?

I think it might be Rabble.  Anomaly’s coffee order though…

48. Who loses stuff?

Loudmouth and Rabble are disasters, but Rabble can find most things.  Ruckus is a mess, but he knows where all his projects are, at least.

50. Who is the hopeless romantic?

Rabble and Loudmouth are tied for it, I think.  Anomaly tries, but he’s a disaster at it.  Stick and Poke are just an old married couple.

Stanchez week day 3: domestic AU

@stanchez-sloppy-seconds has a wonderful cryptid AU here are some domestic headcanons for it

-When Stan first started disappearing for long periods of time, Ford’s first conclusion was that there was some sort of time anomaly, which explained where all the wrinkles were coming from. He nearly slammed his head into a table when he realized it was just his skin pruning from being in the water.
-Multiple times, Stan has built a pool in the backyard and filled it with lake water, but Ford’s “experiments” have all put them out of commission in one way or another.
-Stan now just has a large tub he puts in the golf cart so he can drive Rick back to the house.
-Stan loves taking his time fishing, but Rick has no patience for it, so he’ll literally chase large ones out of the deep and onto his hook so Stan will feel happy and call it a day.
-Rick’s skin is pretty cold and slimy, and he doesn’t much like it, so instead of actually cuddling, Stan will just idly pet his fins or a particularly rough patch of scales.
-Ford has asked several times to “properly study” Rick, but he’s been very firmly denied the opportunity by both Stanley and Rick.
-although, he knows more than he ever wanted to about Rick’s mating habits
-As a cryptid, it’s pretty hard for Rick to get drunk, so he’s resorted to brewing his own “beer” (drinking it has landed Stan in the hospital).
-There’s a running game where they both try to steal a (fake) gold chain from each other. The rules are: 1. you must wear it on your wrist 2. It can be stolen by any means of distraction necessary
-Stan now has scuba gear (don’t ask where he got it) to go visit Rick’s aquatic home (and watch his Old Person shows on a modified tv).
-“who is he” is a running joke between them. Whenever either set of grandkids asks about the other one, they’ll pretend to be oblivious until the kids give up. Even when the other one is in the room.
-they’ve been married 3 times, all in Vegas. One time with each of them dressing in drag, and one both as men. In the same place. The priest didn’t even bat an eye at the man who was clearly soaking wet and had fins poking out of his clothes.

Raven’s Choice was… Weird. It was pretty weird. Not in a good way? Like kind of a making things a mess needlessly sort of way?? Idk…

Like… What even happened in the first Gravity Rush anymore?? All of her motivation from then is gone & Boutoume now was totally empty then so how could Most Of It have even happened?? Why does time travel have to do these things to us??

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fig. 1: athenaeum astrologicum, exterior. note the covered ‘bridge’ between it and (what i presume is) the dzemael manor complex on its NW wall.

fig. 2: SW wall of the athenaeum astrologicum. note the position of those four very-well-lit windows.

fig. 3: the SW wall of the athenaeum astrologicum… from the interior. note that there are only two windows, whose shape and position do not match any of the windows as seen from the outside.

fig. 4: the NW wall of the athenaeum astrologicum, from the interior. note the utter lack of any indication that the covered 'bridge’ seen from the outside exists, where such should be there is instead a window to the outside, streaming sunlight in.

so–the athenaeum astrologicum: mild-mannered guildhall for healers, or space-time anomaly?

(answer is probably “the result of multiple teams working on the pillars zone with insufficient coordination between them, none of whom had seen their families for a week due to overtime crunch and all of whom had a battery of sadistic deadlines to meet.” but humor me, space-time anomalies are funnier).

Taggy thingy

Tagged by @straightarrowlife

Rules - copy this post into a new text post, remove my answers and put in your own. when you are done tag up to 10 people and also tag the person that tagged you…most importantly, have fun.”

a / age: 42
b / biggest fear: alien abduction. No, I don’t necessarily believe in that highly evolved aliens but it’s my biggest fear. I know it’s irrational. Shut up.
c / current time: 11:33 PM CST
d / drink you had last: water
f / favourite song: It changes a lot but No Woman No Cry is up there.
g / ghosts are real?: No, But I wonder if maybe some places have some sort of anomaly where time ripples and repeats itself and we interpret that as ghosts.
h / home area country: North Central Texas
i / in love with: karate, kids, puppies
j / jealous of: I don’t know. People that don’t worry about money? People with more self discipline than I have?
k / kink: am I supposed to have one? I’m kinda sheltered. I don’t know all this stuff. I haven’t even had sex since 1998. Or dated for that matter. #foreveralone #teamhermit
l / last time you cried? Wednesday night
m / middle name: Jane
n / number of siblings: 4.
o / one wish: win the lottery
p / person you last called/texted: Serena
q / questions you’re always asked: how much do you charge for daycare
r / reasons to smile: sunrise, sunset, breath, life
s / song last sang: “Three Little Birds" - Bob Marley
t/ time you woke up: 10:30 a.m. But I took a muscle relaxer last night so I slept a lot today.
u / underwear colour: purple
v / vacation destination: Any tropical island will do
w / worst habit: self deprecation
x / xrays you have had: the simpler question is what X-rays have I NOT had.
y / your favourite food: Mexican
z / zodiac sign: Libra

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Time
He is a time traveler, and he can eliminate the anomalies in time lines.


  • His magic is the materialization of paired small handguns, and everything connected with them (for example, some spell with bullets, etc.).  With them he removes these time anomalies that are happening in the universes. 


  • He is undersized (shorter than Undertale Sans) and his appearance absolutely fits his character and behaviors. He wears a hat and glasses on top of it. This is one of the most favorite Time’s things with which he never parted.There is also a long coat with the shallow pockets. Beneath the soft green sweater. As well carries a eye colored,yellow bandana. Usually he rolls his pants to his knees or even removes the trousers in shoes. And on his hands he wears gloves.



  • Time is very inconsiderate, overly talkative, sometimes he likes to prank those beings who he will meet and his character may be compared to the nature of the child. Also he not serious about his work on the elimination of anomalies, but usually handles this. However, if any serious threat appears from the outside, that would threaten the integrity of the time and his balance, then it will become much more serious and collect than acting normally. For him, the removal of anomalies - is a cyclical game that he does not get bored. Also he loves punning about time.



  • This character - Outcode. He does not have any alternative universe and most likely, it was not at all. It moves only during time but he has no specific place. Once Time removes the anomaly,time begins to run on the track. But all those characters, previously in contact with him, forget about time.Because of this he feels the loneliness some weight and therefore, He is trying not to make friends at work.



  • Several types of temporary anomalies: 
  1. -  Violation in the web of time - for example, at some points strange anomalies occur at the moment of the type of stop.
  2.  Time Trap - cyclicality of the time moment.

anonymous asked:

Timid, my eyes passing pages which once--/I witnessed the gracing of slick graphite's graze upon/Though, for only one more time, my friend/An anomaly existed, bled out and disappeared/Like water over paper, blood through a crack in the lacquer/Y'know, you and I have seen it before, once long ago//Do, please know, that I've missed you, though

Perhaps I’ve missed you too.

It’s A Great Idea (Who Are You To Judge?)

A Relativity Falls/Canon crossover fic. Massive, massive thanks to @scribefindegil for coming up with this with me, brainstorming, betaing and providing swing dance moves, and for the line Stan says about the sea. 

This fic is totally the product of our own shenanigans on the road trip. We just thought, what if Grunkle Stan and Grauntie Mabel actually had the chance to meet and make poor decisions together? This was the result.

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How could this happen to me? Stan thought, drumming his fingers against the shellacked wood of the table, which was tastefully decorated with light up plastic pineapples. How did I end up here?

A tricky question to answer, especially with alcohol blurring his memory of the past several hours. He’d barely even listened to Ford’s explanation about the “relative space-time anomaly” or why they were sailing into it. Whatever Ford’s plan had been it must have gone wrong somehow, because inside the storm the waters had gotten rough, a whirlpool had formed around them and they’d been pulled under and spat out on land. 

They’d landed in front of a building that, despite the neon color scheme, wasn’t very different from the Mystery Shack he knew. The railings were covered in gold glitter, and out front there was a two-headed deer in a blonde wig and makeup, but it was the same basic building. Had the steps that creaked and the roof that was built at an awkward angle that made it impossible to keep the “S” on the sign. It was just the people living in it that were different.

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Last night Sydney slept for ten hours with one ten-minute feeding in between. The last two mornings, however, she had been waking up earlier than usual. Had the time change not happened, this morning she would gave gotten up at 4:45! But with the time change she was up at 5:45 and went back to sleep for another hour at 6:30.

Most sleep training sites say earlier bedtimes equal sleeping in later…but Sydney has been pretty predictable and these early wake times seem like anomalies. I hope it’s a phase that does not last.

We installed her Angelcare monitor so now I will feel more confident in her sleep. While awake I would check on her maybe every 20 min and every couple hours when I was asleep. Hopefully now that will lessen as I need my sanity and sleep.

She has also entered a “talk non-stop at a very high volume” stage. I always feel anxious in public because I am afraid she is annoying everyone around us, but at least she’s not crying!

pumpkin-lith  asked:

*is greedy, Kris edition* Flowers&Tattoos OTPs, odd numbers please \O/ That way, I'll have the whole set. :)

1. Who is the early bird/ Who is the night owl? Mischief is an early bird, mostly. Not crazy early, but he doesn’t sleep past 8 unless he can’t untangle from the other 3. He’s got gardening to do dammit. Ruckus works at weird times, and tends to be up really late. Rabble cat naps, so tends to also be up at strange times. Anomaly will murder you if you wake him up too early, he does not go to bed early

3. Who hogs the cover/ Who loves to cuddle? oh god, all eight are cuddlers. Rabble, Loudmouth and Killer are the worst offenders, literally no one minds. If you are not careful Stick or Anomaly will steal those covers from right under your nose.

5. Who usually has nightmares? Anomaly, Killer, sometimes Loudmouth and Mischief.

7. Who sweats the small stuff? Not really anyone? its a pretty laid back group, Killer will occasionally.

9. Who makes the coffee (or tea)? Mischief, he makes good coffee. Don’t let Rabble have too much. Bad Idea. Stick for the tattoo parlor. It’s not as good as Mischief’s, but it is decent.

11. Who likes horror movies/ Who likes romance movies? Rabble is not good with jumpscares, shrieking is involved. Poke and Mischief and Killer like romances, as long as they are at least kind of realistic. Anomaly, Stick and Ruckus will watch horror movies together, and depending on the movie either treat it like MST3K or not leave the couch and sleep together that night.

13. Who is considered the scaredy cat? pffft have you met these guys? No scaredy cats here. Though, its amazing what people will think about Rabble and Killer before they know them. Don’t underestimate either of them.

15. Who is scared of the dark? Rabble doesn’t like to be alone in the dark, neither does Anomaly especially after a nightmare.

17. Who works/ Who stays at home? Trick question, home is above the shop for both of them. XD

19. Who loves to call the other one cute names? They tend to all use affectionate names for each other, whether its the alternate on their name like Rab’ika, or Lud’ika, or cyare, riddur, cyar’ika, Stick is the worst offender, though, and will use babe, love, and all of the above, plus anything else he can think of. 

21. Who has an obsession (over anything)? Loudmouth is obsessed with flowers, and will get them tattooed all over his skin. Rabble loves his knives. Killer will murder you if you take his organization away from him

23. Who asks who out on the first date? r2m have been together since they found each other in the orphanage, and they adopted Loudmouth in very young. Stick and Poke have been inseparable since they were 3. And Anomaly accidentally makes the first move, but he only got there just before Stick and Poke could make a move.

25. Who wears the other ones clothes? Rabble steals everyone’s hoodies.He doesn’t even have any that actually fit him properly because he just takes them from everyone else. Stick, Poke, Anomaly and Killer are all similarly sized and will wear each others clothes easily. Stick and Poke haven’t had a separate wardrobe in years.

27. Who takes a long shower/ Who sings in the shower? Mischief sings, literally only the other 3 have ever heard it. It’s generally something slow, not necessarily somber, but he doesn’t do pop songs or anything like that. Literally the entire other house takes forever have you seen all their hair??? Rabble and Loudmouth will take forever if they don’t have anywhere to be.

29. Who is the better cook? Mischief and Stick are generally the best. Stick makes the best breakfast you will ever have.

31. Who is more affectionate? All of them are so affectionate.

33. Who would wear “not guilty” t-shirt/ Who would wear “sin” t-shirt? Killer would wear the “not guilty” and Anomaly would wear the “sin” Everyone expects Stick to wear the sin shirt, but Poke does and will give you a feral smile if you ask about it.

35. Who goes overboard on the holidays? Ruckus and Anomaly if it’s Halloween, otherwise its Rabble and Loudmouth, they go all out on every holiday.

37. Height difference or age difference? Rabble is small compared to the other eight. Mischief is big. The rest are pretty evenly matched, Loudmouth might be a bit taller than the others. Stick and Poke are older than Anomaly and Killer, but not by an obscene amount.

39. Who buys cereal for the prize inside? Rabble. Depending on the prize. Anomaly as well.

41. Who cries during sad movies? Killer, Mischief and Stick. Anomaly, Rabble and Loudmouth get teary for sure.

43. Who wins the stuffed animals at the carnival for the other one? Anomaly, Ruckus and Loudmouth

45. Who is more likely to get drunk? Anomaly and Stick. 

47. Who has the more complex coffee order? Anomaly. Depending on how Stick is feeling, his can get a little complex.

49. Who is the driver/ Who is the passenger? Poke and Stick are both good, but Poke will over Stick, and Rabble and Loudmouth switch it up as well. 

(Ugh I hate that I can’t trim posts anymore TUMBLR WHY)

@whitejade said:

I definitely think that the “dead where you stand” line is re: you being the time anomaly. But I think that Sans does genuinely want to be friends with you, too. After all, in the genocide battle, he does say: “before all this i was secretly hoping we could be friends. i always thought the anomaly was doing this cause they were unhappy. and when they got what they wanted, they would stop all this.”

I also think he shared Papyrus’s belief that “everyone can be a good person, if they try,” and wanted to keep believing that – or at least honor his brother’s belief – until there was literally no time left for things to change. The reports tell him that if the player gets past him, that’s it, right? There are no more timelines, because Chara will destroy everything. There are no more resets to fix things. So I think it is a mixture of things that prevent him from acting until that last possible moment.

In runs where you’ve killed people, the story about Toriel and the promise might be a way to justify his inaction. It’s definitely the strangest in a pacifist run, where being a time anomaly seems like the only reason he’d want to kill you. Maybe he isn’t even referring to killing you himself, though. In a pacifist run, he might be hinting that if he wasn’t looking out for you, following you around and protecting you in some way, you would have been killed by the other monsters. If not for the promise, it’s possible he would have decided that the human wasn’t his problem.

Oh! And I’ve wanted to run this past you for a while, and it was brought up in the thread:

“Papyrus, who believes you can change for the better even as you kill him in genocide (or not, but it’s possible he means you can reset and try again), and who is aware of his brother’s strange time and space abilities.”

This is really interesting to me. It seems unlikely that he knows about resets, but it’s *possible,* because he does talk about Sans pranking you across time and space. And I wonder if that IS why Papyrus just lets you kill him. In his view, the possibility of infinite resets means the infinite possibility of people becoming better, doing the right thing, making the world a happier place. Instead of living in fear, he embraces those possibilities. That’s why he’ll always be friends with you, even if you kill lots of other people. Maybe he’s hoping that at some point, you’ll find your conscience and reset. (There’s an epilogue phonecall line where he asks if you’ve made people disappear, if you could please bring them back…) And maybe that’s what he’s hoping for with his last words, too.

Agh just the idea of it gives me feelings. Anyway!! Thank you so much for posting these discussions. They’re super interesting and I love reading this stuff and thinking about it.

Oh boy oh boy am I in favor of any theory that has Papyrus knowing more about things than he lets on.

I mean, alright, on one hand I like the idea that Papyrus DOESN’T know and he’s just that brave and kindhearted towards everybody. But on the other, he does seem to have some idea about what Sans can do and is past the point of thinking it’s weird. He clearly doesn’t have all the details about what Sans is up to, given the dog food and teleportation stuff that he can’t explain. But I like the reasoning you gave. And now with the revelation that Pap has Gaster Blasters too (maybe the bros are sharing the same ones? Sans might’ve taken them from his box instead of the dog), I’d be willing to bet that Pap is in on a lot more than we think.

I mean, if we’re thinking that Papyrus knows, consider the idea that that’s the reason he’s established the Flowey Fan Club even. I don’t want to diminish Papyrus being a rad friend and imply that he would only be someone’s friend in order to influence them- but if we consider Sans’ line “i thought the anomaly might just need some good friends to be happy…”, what if that’s what Papyrus was trying to do? Bring someone who’s lonely and frustrated some much needed support and tenderness.

But then, I don’t know if Papyrus knowing about the anomaly would coincide with him being manipulated and lied to at the end of the game. I guess in a pacifist ending, Flowey wouldn’t have shown any real first-hand evidence that he was a malicious person and Pap wouldn’t know not to trust him.

It’s clear at least that Papyrus doesn’t remember previous runs. Whereas I think it’s a little unclear whether Sans can remember and is just being dodgy, Papyrus sure doesn’t. He might know about the resets in theory, probably through Sans, but he can’t remember events, as evidenced by his deja vu talk after you start over. I don’t know where it fits in with his relationship to Sans- calling him out on being lazy, forcing him into a job, etc. I’d think if he knew about the resets and what Sans was up to, he might be a little more understanding and back off?

It’d be interesting to me if anomaly stuff was the entire reason the bros went out to Snowdin in the first place. Flowey goes to the Ruins. Who gets stationed right next to the Ruins door?

Aw man. I just don’t know. Honestly I think Papyrus is a harder character than Sans to pin down. Either way, he’s still a sugar cookie. He has no way of knowing whether you’ll restart the game when he dies, but he still chooses not to fight you.

And I remember reading some comment somewhere (probably the Steam Train playthrough haha) that Papyrus has probably prevented more Genocide runs and bad endings than Sans. There’s a lot of people the don’t want to even start a No Mercy run just because of having to kill Papyrus, specifically. So it would make sense to me if, while Sans typically chooses to hunt down the anomaly and frustrate them until they quit, Papyrus has chosen a different approach for the same end goal.