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Subj: One way off looking at it...
Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 01:21:44 pm EDT (Viewed 119 times)
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Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 12:46:20 pm EDT (Viewed 133 times)

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A few writers decide to change something so that becomes fact. How often do editors make a wide-sweeping degree like this?

However, in this case I would say it seems to be something of a rule or at least the new status quo. Several writers have approached it this way, but Bendis is the one writing this and he appears to be one of if not Marvel's top writer at the moment. His stories typically have the highest profile. He has used this in several of his stories. So I would say this is the highest.

Oh, and I thought of another example. Hickman is using Kang in his current Avengers. From what Kang said in #5 it sounds like he has been screwing with the timeline to try and get a desired outcome and prevent something from occurring. If whatever he did created an alternate timeline then his changes would and would not take place. Instead it sounded like every change he makes the timeline instead of diverging alters to still have the outcome he does not want. And Kang is someone who would know.

I think writers may have changed it to make time-travel meaningful. Otherwise, you can always claim it is just an alternate timeline. Nothing you do matters. I like it better this way.

Whenever time is explained, who explains it? Is it usually a narrator, or is it usually a character?

Maybe it's a mix of both. But whenever it's a character, there's always the chance that the character might simply be mistaken.

What I'm doing here is the No-Prize thing: rationalizing what probably was, in reality, clumsy editing.

Let's say Reed Richards explained time lines a certain way, back in the Bronze Age. Let's say nowadays he gives a different explanation. Why would this be? Maybe because he only knew a little back then, and knows a lot more today. He's had time to gather more data.

I'm actually not a fan of multiple time lines. But they're clearly a part of the Marvel mythos. That being the case, I prefer the more restrained version currently in vogue. Creating a universe by selecting corn flakes just seems absurd. Admittedly, creating a universe by decimating the United States via H-Bombs is only mildly less absurd. But I'll take what I can get.

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