audio podcast review of The Lazarus Project season one https://paullev.libsyn.com/review-of-the-lazarus-project-season-1 #timetravel
#WordWeavers NOV-29 If you could go back and change one thing about your earlier work, what would it be:
– #FindingMe: #TimeTravel is fun, but find an interesting main plot before you jackknife right into the writing
– #ArkanCotton: Short stories usually don't have time for extensive explanatory flashbacks and time compression is probably not the answer
Buena Vista Culture Club – Von Pixeln und interaktiven Zeitreisen (+English subtitles on the slides)
Slides & links at https://mprove.de/script/23/hawk/index.html
Who recognizes the image?
Let's also point out that buried in the plot of "The Invisible Boy" (1957) is a time-travel story. And to the future, not the usual past! The AI machine prognosticated that three centuries in the future, someone would retrieve an unstoppable robot from the Krell homeworld. It caused one of its keeper to build a time machine and retrieve the robot, bringing it back to the 21st century, as its agent in the world.
Excited to see 'Gezicht op de Pont de Saint-Cloud in Parijs' at #Rijksmuseum! This anonymous piece from 1850-1880 captures the timeless beauty of Paris. What era would you time travel to if you could?
#ArtAppreciation #TimeTravel #RijksmuseumArt
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#TimeTravelAuthors 29: Author Choice
VOLUME 2 of the Accidental Time Travelers Collective is now on pre-order for Kindle. (Coming out Dec 8) And I have a short story in this one too!
Volume 1 (which includes my first short story) is actually FREE until Friday. Find that link on Julie's post, just below this one on my timeline. So much #TimeTravel, get it ASAP.
Last day! Support authors by signing up for their newsletter and get a short story or book for free. Included is my #timetravel series prequel novelette, THE FELINE AFFAIR
With a little luck, one of the #TimeTravelAuthors might even oblige. (Don't hold your breath, though, most of us have more ideas than we know what to do with).
Gran guia sobre la ciència (o falta de) dels viatges en el temps a diferents pel·lícules:
Happy to participate in the #blogtour for Helipads in Heaven:
In Helipads in Heaven famous author Dillon Hershkop gets enlisted as the test subject for an experimental time travel endeavor. She must confront her past trauma in order to gauge inspiration for a new bestseller.
Get the book here: https://a.co/d/an04jv6
The Ars guide to time travel in the movies | Ars Technica
I honestly don’t fully grasp linear time. I got together with some old college friends from the ‘90s. We hadn’t all been together in decades. I *know* time has passed as we’ve raised kids and they’ve gotten older, grayer, wider. ;-)
The same chemistry was there. I don’t *feel* older. I’m healthier both physically and mentally than I have been in over 20 years.
In "Santo in the Treasure of Dracula," a Mexican wrestler uses a time machine to try to find out where Dracula buried his treasure, setting off a chain of events that resurrects Dracula.
Strip out the silliness, and there's a plot you can use in a #TimeTravel #TTRPG -- a slightly shady time traveler who isn't trying to change history, just collecting *information* that's profitable in the present. Until it goes wrong, of course, and PCs have to save the day.
That's the problem.
Next time, I would build the time machine out of a toilet. Less maintenance costs and the time flush would flow better. And when the flush tank is modified, an additional #bucket is no longer needed.
Unfortunately, I don't have time to build it.
I had tried it before with a time tub. But it takes too long to fill up and the time flush doesn't run fast enough. Even if there was enough space for the technical components.
It's Book Quote Wednesday and the word is ATTEMPT. From my story collection, a sad tale of time travelling war criminals who fall out with each other ... #timetravel #bookqw https://www.benjeapes.com/index.php/writing/jeapes-japes/
Here me read a longer extract at benjeapes.substack.com.
Deranged time travel idea:
There is the Past and the Present, there is no Future
The Present is in constant motion, the Past is in constant growth
Time is not a dimension, there is only entropy--the passage of energy
The point the traveller returns to becomes the Present, with everything and everyone past it ceasing to exist
Only the traveller is preserved, memory and all
review of The Lazarus Project, season one, on TNT https://paullevinson.blogspot.com/2023/11/the-lazarus-project-season-1-time.html #timetravel
@nitin Assuming no paradoxes, these two time-travel scenarios seem to have fundamentally different consequences:
1. Person A travels back in time and kills someone's ancestor. Person B *later* travels back in time and ensures the ancestor is safe, essentially undoing A's action.
2. Person X travels back in time and prevents the invention of time travel. Person Y would later *not* be able to undo Person X's action because there's no more time travel.
TV Show: Quantum Leap 1989 - 93
(entertaining, most episodes have a message, Sam & Al are awesome, Al’s wardrobe is awesome)
(what starts out as a story about trying prevent JFK’s assassination turns into much, much more as the 21st century protagonist makes a life for himself in the early 1960s)
What to do when you encounter your time-traveling future self
/Visitors from another timeline/dimension/world/hell are cloistered in someone's house for obvious reasons: they're humanoid tigers (or something that would make a convincing costume). Take them to the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival (or other party) so they can see humans safely. What could go wrong?/
Please boost so lots of #authors can participate!
You can do it! がんばって！
Here's a link to the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival: Go if you can. https://www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval/
Here's my first sentence and a link to my entry!
"Whilst Feliz could easily pass as a Kenyan woman cosplaying an elf with cyan-dyed skin—she'd bled copper—Buddy was a whole different can of worms."
Story entry: Robin: https://eldritch.cafe/@sfwrtr/111322097401870169
#fiction #fantasy #sf #sff #sciencefiction #timetravel #TimeTravelAuthors #writer #pennedpossibilities #wordweavers #writerscoffeeclub #writers #author #writingcommunity #writersOfMastodon #writingprompt #writever #RSstory #microfiction #shorts #ShortStory #flashfiction #tootfic #smallstory
Do you know who Jack the Ripper was? Do you know the story behind the Blair witch? Did you know it was essential the Titanic had to sink? Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci was the world's first aeronaut but his flight was kept secret? Find out in 'Time after Time,' a collection of four short #TimeTravel stories published today (25th Oct) https://books2read.com/tat
The Krononaut Moon Project has a new article up on @medium
The Krononaut Moon Experiments
advancing community time travel research 2.0
The piece lays out our efforts to establish a night in March dedicated to Time Travel every year. A pleasurable and edifying read for Krononauts and ordinary beings everywhere.
@fraser The #TimeTravel, if possible, will not change the past, it will create _different_ past. Like different branch in Git repository or other VCS. Here are few details: https://medium.com/@kote_isaev/why-time-travel-is-senseless-efa3e79101a1
This io9.com button just showed up on my office floor today. I got it from @annaleen when I saw @charliejane at a SF book reading. It reminded me to finish Annalee's book, "The Future of Another Timeline" about a brave group of people working to restore #abortion rights in the US. It was written WHILE it was still legal! One of the things I love about #SciFi & #TimeTravel stories is the "What if" scenerios.
I can't go back in time to change things, but what can I do now to change the future?
The leap involves a bank robbery, and a bit of family drama. (Also not as big a plot hole as last week, but still a small one.)
And, the rest of the team comes back to work, amid 3 years of life changes! 🙀
It's so good to catch up with everyone! 💖
Full review here: (copy and paste the link 😉)
I don't know if you believe this kind of thing, but I find this to be the best report of some sort of time travel, with pictures: https://www.reddit.com/r/Glitch_in_the_Matrix/comments/mr9w4p/a_friend_apparently_coming_from_the_future_gave/
I've been watching "The Wild, Wild West", which I remembered as being mostly adventure #Western with some #SciFi and a touch of #steampunk. Powerful explosives, robots, torpedoes, earthquake machines. I recalled the episode where Dr Loveless trapped West in a painting, but it turns out there's a lot more stuff irreconcilable to science that I'd forgotten, like a shrinking potion. Still viewed in a scientific light, however.¹
But I'm halfway through the second season, and have encountered two episodes that were more #fantasy. One a #HauntedHouse with some #TimeTravel, the other time travel by psychic power. I wonder how many more episodes are on the F end of #SFF?
 "Flying carpet" or "antigravity cloth"? The same basic concept can be viewed in different ways, with different tones.
(No spoilers. 😉)
So I saw the season 2 premiere of Quantum Leap! 😎
Good start! (Though several plot holes. 😜)
And not many answers yet as to why Ben is still leaping. 🤷♀️
I wrote a long form review here, at a forum: (with spoilers! 😉)
(Sorry about the non clickable link, but I don't want to overwhelm the forum server. Just copy/paste the URL! 😎 )
We're thrilled to share The Coffee Pot Book Club #EditorialReview of
💫Times of Turmoil by Anna Belfrage💫
"An amazing story that will have you flipping pages till dawn."
Have a look!
Can you ID this story?
I remember reading a sci-fi short when I was growing up about military scientists who create a computer.
As it is completed, a mysterious “alien” craft appears and starts threatening the computer.
Short story short, it turns out this is the computer itself that has time-travelled from the future to destroy itself, for reasons I can’t recall.
I’ve searched for the story a few times, including just now, and drawn a blank.
Season 2 of Loki starts tomorrow!!!!!! 😁😄😎👏😸😂😺
I'm so looking forward to this! (Though I might wait and binge the season when it's over. Not sure yet. 😉 )
Who else is looking forward to seeing Loki, Mobius, and Sylvie again?!? 😁
(I'll post the trailer next. 😎 )
It's Book Quote Wednesday and the word is HOLLOW. In a timestream that will shortly no longer have existed, two war criminals make their escape. #bookqw #timetravel #medicalethics https://www.benjeapes.com/index.php/writing/jeapes-japes/
Since such bubbles are apparently evidence of popular time traveler destinations, I have to wonder why the start of the 2020s is so attractive to temporal visitors. I'll guess it's something along the lines of "No way were people really that stupid then." [sees for themselves] "OMG, they really were that stupid! Amazing!"
September 12, 2023 - Day 255 - NewPlay Review
Total NewPlays: 276
Game: The Forgotten City
Release Date: Jul 28, 2021
Library Date: Sep 12, 2023
The Forgotten City is a first-person narrative-driven adventure involving time loops, and an ancient Roman city.
It's the third game in this month's Humble Bundle, and if you're a fan of narrative adventures (eg. Firewatch) or time travel gameplay, this might be the game for you.
It was a bit slow at first; I was 10 minutes in, and I was thinking it wasn't really a game for me.
...and that was three and a half hours ago.
The graphics are pretty good, the sound design is great, but the narrative is excellent.
However, I'm not going to write a longer review. The problem with this game, and it's highlighted upfront by the devs is that to say too much about it spoils the game for those who haven't played it.
Thus, please consider my three and three quarter hours of straight playtime, and having reached one of four endings my way of saying that The Forgotten City is:
Guys, guys, the nerdest gift was just given to me. A #ProfessorElemental verse, all about me saving him from a time vortex. My wife made me film a reaction video and I've edited it into a video to share since it's just so much silly fun:
#ChapHop #Reward #Rap #TimeTravel #ShortStory #Music
Here’s a list of things I’d be happy to chat about, in no particular order:
#Jaws & similar “scary animal/creature” movies
#DonRosa’s Duck comics
#HarleyQuinn (animated series)
Bookshops are awash with time-travel novels. Writer Nancy McCabe examines why there might be heightened interest in temporal displacement, parallel timelines and all that wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff, and suggests a few new reads. Got a favorite time-travel book? Comment below!
Forgot to say I’m a long-term #DoctorWho fan, since watching the first episode of The Ribos Operation in 1978 at a very young age. Favourite Doctor #DavidTennant then #TomBaker and #PaulMcGann (thanks #BigFinish for that last). Favourite companion #SarahJaneSmith. Favourite Classic Who story City of Death, and favourite New Who The Empty Child. I’m not a huge #scifi fan, not keen on hard scifi. But as a #storytelling engine Who works brilliantly. Historian me loves the #timeTravel. #introduction
Now let me tell you why the #DS9 episode Time's Orphan is bullshit:
So Molly goes #BackInTime, but when they retrieve her, she's ten years older.
They think about aiming for an earlier section of time to retrieve the original 8-year-old Molly, but Keiko says: "But this older Molly will cease to exist."
But by doing nothing, they are leaving their daughter alone for ten years.
And they are happy to condemn their daughter to that?
... that are rooted in and do something interesting with #TimeTravel.
Note: Doctor Who is not, for the most part, about time travel. Time travel is merely a contrivance to allow for a breadth of stories, so Who doesn't count here (though I could probably think of some specific episodes that do something interesting with time travel if I put my mind to it).
The same is true of Quantum Leap.
I guess The Time Traveler's Wife (Niffenegger) would fit to a degree, but it's not quite as time travel focused as I'm looking for.
Essentially, if I get introduced to some decent stories I'll be happy.
It's good to have a project you're working on for yourself. And learning to write better is a useful skill.
If you're looking for help with writing genre stories, the podcast writingexcuses.com has been enormously helpful to me. They have some episodes specifically about #TimeTravel.
Some years ago I was talking to Brandon Sanderson at a con, and he told me about the podcast he was starting. Their tag line is "Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart"
How many news editors will resist turning this into loud headlines? "This process inevitably transforms such a traversable ring wormhole into a time machine. We estimate the time scale of this process." #TimeTravel https://info.aps.org/l/640833/2023-07-06/2pvvt1/640833/1688668210U9ipEDf4/DE13288_min.pdf
“The hard part about time travel orgies is avoiding the embarrassment of getting turned on by seeing your own ass pumping up and down onto a willing soul. That’s why I never attend the same orgy twice. “ -#QBlueheart
Vintage clocks and gear collection collage. I love time travel stories...