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15th Jan 2018, 12:03 AM in 14. Robots
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)
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Seabiscuit 15th Jan 2018, 12:03 AM edit delete
Anyone remember this old ass scene? Haha.

So, a bit of a heads up that there'll more than likely be missed pages coming up.D:

My dear grandma had a bit of an incident recently where her knee replacement got badly infected and she needed surgery. She's fine! Still in the hospital, but fine.

Hoooowever, she's gonna need some kinda shot or something daily when she gets home, for six weeks. And her insurance won't cover a nurse coming in every day for the entire six weeks.

So, everyone in the family is gonna be taking turns staying with her for a few days each to help her out with that. Myself included of course! I don't yet know what my particular "schedule" will be, though. We'll see, huh? I might even miss Friday. I don't know yet. We'll see.D:


Chippewa Ghost 15th Jan 2018, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Hope your grandma gets better...

unlike Felix and Jeff
Seabiscuit 17th Jan 2018, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
Ah, thanks! She's very stubborn, so I have no doubt in her ability to get back on her feet (haha). Really, I think her cat is suffering the most- That thing is used to clinging to her like saran wrap 24/7, I can't even imagine what she's doing alone all day.

bizarremoon 15th Jan 2018, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
Being able to peer into universes close to our own sounds like a skill worth having. I'd like to be able to do that.
Seabiscuit 17th Jan 2018, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
Man, I'd LOVE to do it if I could control it, for sure!
hykez87 15th Jan 2018, 12:36 AM edit delete reply
Getting a glimpse of the multiverse that's based on every possible outcome of every choice you made is not very assuring and scary.

Though, at least its not the dark multiverse that he's seeing.
Seabiscuit 17th Jan 2018, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
Imagine seeing the better end of a choice you didn't make, too... haha.D:

But, yeah, could be worse, could be living it!
Hindbodes 15th Jan 2018, 5:56 AM edit delete reply
I have a perky remark to make about the situation Ben's in but I can't make it for fear of people thinking I'm talking about the author note... Brevity.
Seabiscuit 17th Jan 2018, 9:17 PM edit delete reply
Haha, oh, but I'm curious.
Hindbodes 17th Jan 2018, 9:51 PM edit delete reply
"Oh shit!"
Stever 15th Jan 2018, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
Oh dear. Hope your Grandma is doing better. I suppose it's best to have family taking turns than having a stranger come in.

I really like the idea of how universes that are too different from ours are farther away, but the ones that are closer are easier to see for people that are sensitive to that.
Seabiscuit 17th Jan 2018, 9:17 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! Yeah, I'm sure she'd prefer that, too.D:

Aw, thanks, I liked adding that little tidbit~
MST3KFan 15th Jan 2018, 1:42 PM edit delete reply
Well,maybe this 'power' can be used to help prevent the tragedies that happened in another reality?

It would be funny though to see the genderbend universe Jeff all asks about. XD
Seabiscuit 17th Jan 2018, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
Maybe it can be helpful for *something*... I'd hope. D:

-snerk- Would be a funny AU~
Chris the Blue 15th Jan 2018, 1:42 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Jeff knows exactly what questions to ask. I know i'd ask that. Also that power just feels more and more depressingly unhelpful the more I hear about it. Guess it helped once at least.

And hey, Grandma care is super important. Don't gotta worry yourself over any missed pages.
Seabiscuit 18th Jan 2018, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
Yes indeedy, Jeff is asking the real questions here
It doesn't seem too useful...Except in rare spots, maybe. Bah.D:

Haha, aw, thanks~ ;^;
Miaubol 16th Jan 2018, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
panel 3-
so that means.. the world in this universe will go under than O.O

oh yes, I remember that old ass scene..

hope your grandma will be doing well.
maybe go for a once a week schedule for now, real life comes first :)
Seabiscuit 18th Jan 2018, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
Haha, well, in -that- case she means how it already ended once.:D

Thanks! Yeah, might have to. D:
I'm hoping she'll at least be able to go home soon, she's going stir crazy there.
ChilPhil 16th Jan 2018, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
I like how Jeff raises his hand and asks his important question :)

It's nice your family is pitching in and creating a schedule for taking care of grandma.
Seabiscuit 18th Jan 2018, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
Hehe, Jeff... Jeff asks the importantest questions.:)

Ah, yeah! I'm glad we're all conveniently in the same state to help her out, gosh.D:
MadJak91 17th Jan 2018, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
Close but how close?
In the end, there is nothing saying the option has to happen no matter how close. Different universe.
Or maybe not?
You can still arrive to the same point from a different universe even if far away if along the way some points merged or the universes took very similar paths.
If things are predetermined that way using AUs then... SORRY! YOU ARE JUST THERE FOR THE RIDE ANYWAY!!
Seabiscuit 18th Jan 2018, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
Haha, all fun thoughts~~
Well- It's indeed possible to do something vastly different than what happens in another AU. Like Benny boy right now in another AU decides to just kill Felix and Jeff for fun. He could. It's just that doing that would drive the AU further away and make it unseeable in the future... If that makes sense.<:

Two universes could become similar again over time, too, but something Jeff/Felix dying in one, and not being alive in ours, separates them for the forseeable future.D:
MadJak91 19th Jan 2018, 2:08 PM edit delete reply
Ooh! Let's see then...

I wanted to ask about your logic behind the AU system but you answered in advance so that is cool when you get specifications like that without hassle, LMAO :D

I guess they really are going for the best possible universe by eliminating unfavorable ones until you have a couple of good ones to choose from. Hm.
Does this mean Ben's ability never was about seeing the future but just past or present (parallel) possibilities? Or does he like exist outside the AUs in some way? A person who is kinda in charge of creating them by his decisions and discarded paths.
I am just not sure if anything is predetermined or still moving on the same timeline just with multiple universes and the ultimate outcome (or outcomes) is unknown to everyone who has something to do with the system.
Does that make sense? :D
Seabiscuit 19th Jan 2018, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
-SNERK- I guess that worked out well, hahahah.:D

Yup! Benny boy can only see the present in other timelines. Often, it doesn't 100% match up with his own universe, giving the impression he's sometimes seeing the past or future, when he's not. He doesn't exist outside of anything, he's stuck inside like everyone else, haha~~

Hmm~~ I think I get it :D
Things aren't reeeeally pre-determined, in that changes can happen and no one is "trapped", but for sure Benny boy's ability can throw a wrench into the works depending on things
MadJak91 21st Jan 2018, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
Which means... Multiple Bens can work towards their goal. If one Ben can change the timeline then every other universe Ben can as well at the very same time but with different results.
Basically, they are all throwing around wrenches AT THIS VERY MOMENT D:
Sounds like something utterly dangerous...
Seabiscuit 26th Jan 2018, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, it's true, all the Bens could be doing crazy shit just for the sake of causing change. But, chances are, the various Benny boys won't, since Benny boy is rather chill all things considered.

Buuut, if by chance, all the Benjamins *did* decide to cause some crazy differences (for example, one Benny boy becomes the new Red Plague Doctor, one moves away from Fort Haven, one opts to blow up the world, etc etc etc), it wouldn't cause any like... 'damage' to the multiverse or anything, but it would cause a lot of splits.

So like, as a result, our Benny boy (and many others really) would just have a lot less timelines to catch glimpses of; I suppose they wouldn't have a problem with that, though, huh?:D

Benny boy can see timelines that are "destined" to split and become further away, but only briefly... Ah, if that makes sense? Like for example, when he saw Jeff and Felix dying. That was the only glimpse he'd ever see of that timeline, because after that point, it moved too far away, since our Felix and Jeff are alive (for now?!).
MadJak91 28th Jan 2018, 4:08 PM edit delete reply
Red Doctor == Ben from another AU
Nah. I do not have any proof. That is just my guess for now.

So if I visualize it, it is like there is a dot (very first point/universe) and that dot casts a few lines (splits) that travel and create new dots (universes). These dots also cast more lines (some may overlap or end up in a previous dot). In case some Ben messes up his universe too much, the dot casts tons of lines in all directions creating tons of universes.

A multigraph basically. A very complicated multigraph.
AugustaCaesar 18th Jan 2018, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
Get well, Grandmama!!!!!

Jeff raising his hand is too classic for words. XD

I remember that old-ass scene! ;) Will Benny spill?
Seabiscuit 19th Jan 2018, 9:21 PM edit delete reply
Haha, thanks!

Always nice having Jeff on hand for comedy relief.<3

Well, nothing to spill, he already has.:D