time-is-a-machine

Why Slowpphire matters

Note: the following theory is the brain child of an anon on /sug/. I do not claim responsibility for this theory, only for this explanation and a minor modification of its framing

I’m sure by now a lot of you have seen Slowpphire the adorable pink sapphire whose grasp of the future seems a few minutes out date. Between her quirky defect, her top-notch character design and her tentative shipping with Pink!Lars she’s taken the fandom by storm, and leaving a trail of destruction in her wake the FEMA seems disinterested in attending to.

Fans were hasty to catch on to Slowpphire’s defective future vision and nickname her based on the assumption that her sight is out of sync by a matter of minutes. But first glances can be deceiving, and Slowpphire’s ability may not be what it seems.

Seeing the future from a few minutes ago is a disability as far as Sapphires go, but if Sapphires were designed for short term prediction alone they would not be valuable enough to be considered Upper Crust. If this Sapphire is considered a defective outcast on par with pair of conjoined twins, a mixed-gem fusion containing a pearl and whatever that monstrous gem centipede is, it suggests that her defect is far more debilitating than a syncing issue. Slowpphire doesn’t have future vision, she has Past Vision!

As far as super powers go, postcognition generally stands on the power tier beneath such classics as talking to fish, detachable arms, and having giant sticky grapes for hair. The ability to see the past is useless to those of us who are confined to the present, and though homeworld has access to at least two forms Faster Than Light travel and a time machine it’s pretty clear from where I’m standing that gems try to avoid fucking with the timeline.

However, even useless superpowers can be handy if used correctly, and Slowpphire is no exception. You see, hindsight can’t tell you what comes next, but it can tell you what happened, and in all of Steven Universe the greatest remaining mystery to both the viewers and Steven is a question of what happened. Pink Sapphire can show us what happened to Pink Diamond!

Yes, I said show. Any old enough gem can tell Steven what happened, but words are limited, memories unreliable and the crystal gems have proved themselves deceitful when it comes to sheltering Steven. Slowpphire and Slowpphire alone can show Steven what happened that night, all she needs to do is pass her vision on to him, something we’ve seen Garnet do twice in the past, and he can open his eyes and watch as a diamond falls before him

Ok, I’ve been thinking about the last CU book, and it got me thinking about an AU that could be possible!

You know how George and Harold go in the time machine to go save Sulu and Crackers? Well, let’s say that they did, and unlike most time travel cliches, them doing this actually has positive repercussions?

They go back to their time after saving Sulu and Crackers and reuniting them with their babies, and everything seems normal. Same old Piqua, same old school, same old Krupp, same old life.

But then… someone snaps their fingers. And an all-too-familiar smile crosses their principal’s face. A smile George and Harold thought they’d never see again.

“George…”

“Yeah, Harold?”

“I never thought I’d be so happy to say this, but…”

“Here we go again.”

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anonymous asked:

I am an INTJ, do you ever feel as if you can see the future in many situations, for example in relationships or movies, you see exactly whats going to happen and it happens?

Yes. I have a giant time machine for a cerebral cortex, that was fused with the energy of the universe. I can see through time, space, and most of humanity’s stupidity. Keyword, most. There’s just so much, you can never see all of it coming.
-INTJ

My top 5 musical theatre (just to narrow it down from ALL theatre ever) time machine ranking from 1st priority down:

  1. The OBC of Hello, Dolly!
  2. The 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls
  3. The OBC of Kiss of the Spiderwoman
  4. The OBC of Sweeney Todd
  5. The OBC of Grey Gardens
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FAVORITE THINGS: victor von doom doing a mental risk/reward analysis like “you know what? when this girl was fourteen she covered me in squirrels. have i rodent-proofed my shit since then? yes. am i in the mood to get covered in fucking squirrels again? literally never. god knows what new powers she’s found since puberty. let the little devil-imp take the goddamn time machine. fuck it. who cares. she’ll probably just end up using it to go back in time and tell herself to never come here. that’s how 90% of all time travel ends. another 5% ends with me as undisputed ruler of the entire earth. i’m not even giving her the good time machine. it’s the janky one. joke’s on her, the a/c doesn’t even work and the tapedeck is broken. doom, as ever, is the real winner here.”

In the distant future dogs have evolved to replace the now-extinct human race as the dominant species on Earth. You (a human) emerge from your time machine to find yourself in a world where ancient humans are worshiped as gods in canine religion due to thousands of years of mythology.

Reasons why other people want a time machine I could meet Shakespeare and discuss his plays with him! I could watch Leonardo Da Vinci paint Mona Lisa! I could go back to the roaring twenties and throw amazing parties, like in The Great Gatsby!

Reasons why I want a time machine: I would go back to the 18th century and make the founding fathers read all the fanfiction to see how they would react

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s dressing room is literally a bedroom, albeit a very small one. The kinetic 28-year-old star and composer of In the Heights, the new pan-Latino pop opera that celebrates the Inwood-Washington Heights neighborhood Mr. Miranda grew up in, has outfitted his room at stage right like an 8-year-old boy’s, with items that speak to his own affinities, not his characters’. There are Transformers sheets for the bunk bed that’s above his dressing table, a television set and PlayStation 2, and a G.I. Joe Cobra Commander poster on the door. The stuffed monkey next to his pillow isn’t a transitional object, he said. It’s a prize from a claw machine in Times Square. “I’m only good at two things,” Mr. Miranda said, “writing music and the claw. And I’m unbelievably good at the claw.” He proffered his guest book, which has been signed by his parents, his grammar school music teacher and his director, Thomas Kail, who wrote, “You are all hype.”

Besides the bunk bed, the other notable feature of this closetlike room is its grass cloth walls, put there, as the bed was, for Joel Grey when he played Amos Hart in Chicago in 1996.

[Sources: Setting the Stage, Offstage on The New York Times; pic by Tony Cenicola, HQ version from LinMiranda.com]

anonymous asked:

Time Travel Yoi au: Yuri visits Russia and while skating on a frozen lake in winter, the ice breaks and he falls into water. However, this lake is a time travel "machine" and thus Yuri goes to imperial 19th Century Imperial Russia. There Yuri meets Victor Nikiforov, a famous ice skater of aristocratic descent and is attracted by him. So, Yuri finds himself torn between his wish to return to present and his feelings for Victor.

i love this au omg

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Sebastian Stan playing table football in The Covenant