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It Takes Time For Time To Change launched as Delayed Ripple Effect: From YKTTW

Working Title: Delayed Ripple Effect: From YKTTW

Mark Z: Cut this:

This, of course, makes no sense at all. For one thing, the concept that it takes "time" for time to change would seem to leave us with a non sequitur. And if you repaired the timeline, wouldn't it take just as long for the "correction" to reach the present as the original disruption? On the other hand, this can be used to drive home the gravity of the situation and, more importantly, if the effect is seen visually it may look cool.

It makes as much sense as the idea of changing the past ever does. There is no physically or logically plausible way to change history after it happens, so the author has to invent one, and the mechanics of the process are whatever the author says they are. What makes no sense is when the mechanics flap around on a whim (see examples).

Isn't this San Dimas Time? —Document N