I AM SICK OF TIME TRAVEL, TIMELINES, AND PARALLEL WORLDS IN POPULAR FICTION AND DRAMA. Sick to fucking death of it. It ate mainstream comics and trapped both Marvel and DC in a cycle that will never end, and has made its way into TV too. Twin Peaks, the Flash, more. Why are we attracted to this idea? It's a reflection of a wish to avoid making choices, to avoid getting truly invested, that everything has an undo. It reinforces a destructive illusion in the backs of all our heads that everything is fine and can be fixed. That there is some still center that is always clean we can return to when a bad choice happens. When we make it. It's a result of a denial of how horrible things truly are necessary for us to function. And yet the cracks in our sanity are getting bigger. The zombies just as ubiquitous in movies and TV, something I'm sick of as well, arise from the same sense you're slowly being consumed and overwhelmed by something. See how edgier our moods are.
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
words & pictures from John Linton Roberson