Here’s another time-travel anime recommendation! It’s about the Mad Scientist, aka a college student called Okabe Rintarou. But, he likes to go by the name Hououin Kyouma!
Yeah, he’s what’s called a chuunibyo (like Tanaka from Danganronpa). He’s convinced he’s been tailed by a secret organisation, who want his secret inventions. His latest invention he’s been working on with the “Supa Hakka” Daru, and his childhood friend Mayuri, is a time machine made from a microwave!
So far it had only managed to gellify bananas, but after girl genius Makise Kurisu, joins their group, the project really takes off. And a certain group of people start taking notice of it. There’s a deeper story behind the chain of events that follow after Makise joins the group and Okabe must use his microwave time machine to ensure that the worse doesn’t happen, and he can keep the people most precious people from a terrible fate.
This story is a slow-burn, and it takes a while for things to really pick up, but I promise if you stick with it while it’s establishing the characters and the science behind the time-travel elements, you won’t regret it. This story really shines in its later half, and it’s gut-wrenching and nerve-wracking to watch all of the struggles Okabe goes through. I really love this anime.
So in The Angels Take Manhattan, River says it would be impossible to land a Tardis in New York during the 1930s. “This city’s full of time distortions. It’d be impossible to land the Tardis here. Like trying to land a plane in a blizzard. Even I couldn’t do it.” Then, later, after the Ponds create a paradox that destroys (most of) the Weeping Angels, the Doctor says, “I can’t ever take the Tardis back there. The timelines are too scrambled.”
I mean, yes, there’s legitimate criticism of this on strictly logical grounds. Why don’t they just take a bus to New Jersey? But, you know, timey wimey. The time distortions are entangled with the Ponds’ timelines. Their biodata can’t be extricated from it. You can always gobbledegook your way out of time travel stories. The point is emotional: it’s a callback to Amy’s Choice, and Amy made her choice once and for all.
In The Return of Doctor Mysterio, River has just gone to meet her destiny in the Library. The Doctor, lost and grieving after living with her for 24 Earth years, does what we should have expected him to do: he scours the universe for a magic wishing stone that, when mounted in whatever jury-rigged timey-wimey monstrosity he’s cobbled together, will hopefully undo the time distortions created in The Angels Take Manhattan.
“It’s a time distortion equalizer thingy. There’s been a lot of disruption in New York—my fault actually—hopefully this will make it all calm down.”
“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.”
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Let’s talk Broadchurch timeline inconsistencies (not complaining just rambling)
One should NOT tempt me to talk about time-wimey stuff in Broadchurch - my feeble brain can’t resist to spill out all its crazy thoughts. @penfairy’s recent post and also @jalola298post have prompted me to go down the rabbit hole… I apologize for a rambly and lengthy post.
Okay let’s talk Broadchurch timeline inconsistencies… First of all I wanna say that this is one of my pet peeves about the
show and I have brooded for hours and hours over these inconsistencies while writing
fic… and yes, I am insane and totally pedantic about it so bear with me… this contains spoilers…
1. Pippa’s and Daisy’s age
Pippa was murdered in the night from April 14th
to 15th 2012 (that’s the date of the wedding the Gillespie’s went
to); she is 12 years old at that time (so her year of birth is either early 2000
or late 1999). In May of 2014 - the time
of the restaurant scene with Ricky - Pippa might have been 14.
Daisy’s age is stated as 15 years twice in the
series – during dinner at the Miller’s and during the restaurant scene when
Ricky shows up
The dinner happens much EARLIER in the series
than most people think (including myself until I figured it out) – the Miller
dinner is happening on the evening on Wed 7/24/13 – the reason why we know this
is when Jocelyn interrogates Susan Wright she gives a date for the break in at
the ECHO; therefore the dinner happens only 6 days into the investigations
(this also matches the reconstruction happening the day after in Ep 5 “one week
on Thursday”, exactly a week after Danny was murdered) (that also means that Ep
1- to beginning of Ep 5 spans only 8 days of the investigation)
The restaurant scene happens most likely end of
May (Joe’s trial start 5/14/14).
Now the only way Daisy can be 15 years old in
both July 2013 and May 2014 is if her birthday is in June. She would have just
turned 15 in June 2013 and about to turn 16 in June 2014. That puts her
birthdate sometime in June 1998. She would have been 13 in April of 2012.
So that makes the girls at best 1 year if not
almost 2 years apart.
That doesn’t match Hardy’s statement they were
the same age unless we are lenient and say that 12 and 13 are sort of close
enough in age to say it’s the same.
If we didn’t have Daisy’s age as 15 in July 2013
things could work out better, but they are close enough in age I guess to
justify Hardy’s statement of “same age”.
2. Beth’s Pregnancy
If Beth knew in mid-end July 2012 that she is pregnant,
the earliest she could have conceived is mid-end June; more likely she
conceived mid-end May, but let’s say it was mid-June 2012.
That puts her due date mid-end MARCH 2014. She
gives birth in mid-end May.
CHIBNALL!!!!!!! What were you thinking?
4. Tom’s and Danny’s age
Danny is born in May 2002; that means Beth was
pregnant in the later part of 2001
In the stand Ellie states that Tom is thirteen
years old; that would put his birth year either early 2001 or possibly late
A few moments later in the same scene, Ellie
says her and Beth were in the same NCT group (that’s a birthing class for those
who don’t know); if Tom is born early 2001 (anytime before May) Beth and Ellie
could not have been feasibly pregnant at the same time
Again – CHIBNALL!!!!!! (he clearly needs some
education about lengths of pregnancies)
3. Other inconsistencies
Claire states on the day of the plea statement
that she has been in Broadchurch for 7 months; counting from July 2012 seven
months down brings us to January, at best February of 2014.
There is NO way the plea hearing is happening in
January or February – it’s a beautiful late spring, early summer day; also Beth
is preparing for the birth of the baby which she probably wouldn’t much earlier
than maybe 2-4 weeks prior to due date. So, that then takes us maybe to mid-end
4. General timeline considerations
for each series and the overall story (and this is where it gets rambly under the cut)
LUKE DAVIS asks: What was Vastra and Jenny’s wedding like?
Victorian society reeled. Arthur Conan Doyle declined to attend but sent a hamper, George Bernard Shaw contemplated a new play, and a horse fainted. The Doctor enjoyed himself so much, he came four times, so wreaking havoc with the seating plan. A stern young woman from The Temperance League, attempted to disrupt the happy occasion, declaring it to be immoral, and got put in a headlock by Jenny. Surprisingly, Vastra was much more diplomatic about the interruption and just invited the young lady to dinner.
Fortunately, a video exists of the wedding, although the happy couple’s kiss has been edited from some copies, without the permission of the video makers. Vastra has made a list of the people responsible along with some suitable condiments.
I’ve heard this question a few times from multiple people that, “Game starts with a tornado vision, Max uses her powers for the first time in the bathroom, so if she didn’t use her powers before that how did they cause the tornado?”
In this what happens is, the effect (tornado) takes places before the cause (Max using her powers) for the reason that the cause will happen in the future.
As the 10th doctor said, “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.”
So the effect can take place before the cause, specially when time travel is involved.
❝ Oh my god! Are you shitting me!? ❞ Jolyne took a step back from the man in front of her. His name was what now!? He was so young! Had the enemy’s Stand really sent her this far back? What a pain in the ass.