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The only thing to fear is the evil versions of ourselves.

Postby Yebra » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:44 pm

With real progress happening on the Ender's Game film and a new season of Arrested Development in the works, things are on a real up lately. There is only one possible explanation for this - someone (I'm not pointing fingers) flipped a coin, rolled a die or watched a radioactive isotope decay, causing a split in the timeline and creating the 'good' universe in which we now live.

This is, on the face of it, good for us. On the other hand, the existence of a 'good' universe implies the existence of the 'evil' universe, where as we speak, our evil duplicates are cutting out their felt goatees, viewing this universe with envious eyes, and are slowly and surely drawing their plans against us. It's inevitable that, given time, they'll try to cross over to this universe, steal our identities and watch those things we like. The only uncertainty is how prepared we are to deal with this, let's use this thread to brainstorms ways we can defend ourselves. Anyone got any ideas?
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Re: The only thing to fear is the evil versions of ourselves

Postby Dr. Mobius » Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:45 pm

What if we launch a preemptive strike and invade their universe first? At least, that's how it usually works on Star Trek. Though, being the good guys, they tend to shy away from aggressive terms like "preemptive strike" and "invade" for more benign phrases like "scientific experiment" and "accidentally stumble across".
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Re: The only thing to fear is the evil versions of ourselves

Postby Bean_wannabe » Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:19 pm

An evil version of me would probably be very similar, with the addition of the mandatory goatee. As such, We'd probably get on pretty well.
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Postby VelvetElvis » Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:40 pm

The evil version of me is still weakend by puppies.
Yay, I'm a llama again!

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Re: The only thing to fear is the evil versions of ourselves

Postby EvilCaspian » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:13 pm

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Postby Bean_wannabe » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:49 pm

IT'S BEGINNING! MAN THE BATTLEMENTS!

The battlements were included when we upgraded the board, right?
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Re: The only thing to fear is the evil versions of ourselves

Postby Luet » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:35 pm

I've been binge watching Fringe all day, so this thread couldn't be more appropriate. What with "Walternate" and "Fauxlivia" being the evil versions of the characters. I wonder what my evil version would be called? Meanomi?
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:07 pm

I would actually be pretty afraid of an evil version of myself.
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Postby buckshot » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:51 pm

Great! My wife and kids are shure Hellboy was modeled from me ( not kidding here) how could there be a evil side?

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Re: The only thing to fear is the evil versions of ourselves

Postby Claire » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:53 am

GREAT THREAD.

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Postby Yebra » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:08 am

Is there a chance if we strike pre-emptively it'll turn out that actually we were living in the evil universe and are in fact the real monsters?
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Re: The only thing to fear is the evil versions of ourselves

Postby Mich » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:36 am

Great! My wife and kids are shure Hellboy was modeled from me ( not kidding here) how could there be a evil side?
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Postby LilBee91 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:55 am

Is there a chance if we strike pre-emptively it'll turn out that actually we were living in the evil universe and are in fact the real monsters?
I say it matters not! As long as we survive, we can define what good is. And good is saving yourself via pre-emptive strike against the evil ones.

My evil self probably wouldn't be that scary. A wee bit diabolical perhaps, but more bark than bite.
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Re: The only thing to fear is the evil versions of ourselves

Postby starlooker » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:07 pm

Those of you who don't think your evil selves will actually be that evil have obviously not watched enough parallel-universe television. Dude. The nicer YOU are, the more sadistically evil your evil self is!

Real life me: Compassionate, kind, empathic, listens to and helps people for a living

Evil self me: Sadistic, gets inside people's heads and convinces them to do her bidding and then laughs when their worlds fall apart, controlling, listens to and exploits people for the good of the evil empire and pure pleasure. Delights in betrayal. Also, wears dominatrix gear. And has a secret dungeon and not in the fun way (except, you know, for my evil self's fun).
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Postby Bean_wannabe » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:14 pm

The nicer YOU are, the more sadistically evil your evil self is!
So our best defence is to be almost as horrible as the mid-point between the dimensions, so we're still the good dimension but our counterparts will only be slightly worse?
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Re: The only thing to fear is the evil versions of ourselves

Postby starlooker » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:33 pm

Possibly.
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Re: The only thing to fear is the evil versions of ourselves

Postby LilBee91 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:34 pm

The nicer YOU are, the more sadistically evil your evil self is!
So our best defence is to be almost as horrible as the mid-point between the dimensions, so we're still the good dimension but our counterparts will only be slightly worse?
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Re: The only thing to fear is the evil versions of ourselves

Postby Dr. Mobius » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:36 am

The nicer YOU are, the more sadistically evil your evil self is!
So our best defence is to be almost as horrible as the mid-point between the dimensions, so we're still the good dimension but our counterparts will only be slightly worse?
Wouldn't that mean Hitler was the second coming of Christ in the mirror universe? Er... no wait, that wouldn't work because Jesus would've been an ancient Hitler over there. :?
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Re: The only thing to fear is the evil versions of ourselves

Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:42 pm

Most days, I'm convinced this world's version of me is the evil version of me. If I get worse, I'm frightened.


This reminds me of my coworker's theory that there are many versions of us and if we meet one of the others, we explode. In that case, problem solved!
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Postby Bean_wannabe » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:33 am

You have a strange definition of 'problem solved'. Just think of the mess!
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Re: The only thing to fear is the evil versions of ourselves

Postby LilBee91 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:40 pm

You have a strange definition of 'problem solved'. Just think of the mess!
Yes, there would be a mess. But would anyone be left to see it or have to clean it up? And a mess that does not have to be cleaned up really is not a mess at all.
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