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    Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children- time loops and parallel universes or lack-there-of

    The Universe created by Ransom Riggs in the series of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is one built on the manipulation of time where the secret residents of the world, peculiars, live in time loops where they live the same day over and over again in a particular spot. Peculiars are aware of this and and may go about the day however they’d like and the future beyond that fixed point would never be changed and the day is always reset so that each morning is the same. How might this contradict or relate to the belief that time is either linear or circular? Are these loops directly related to time or are they more like a parallel universe? Is the universe in this series a parallel universe in itself?

    • This sounds like it would hurt my head.Can't wait! – J.P. Shiel 4 years ago
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    • Also, a good time for something like this as we approach Tim Burton's upcoming adaptation. – J.P. Shiel 4 years ago
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    • This is a great topic; I wondered how time and universe applied, too, while reading it. It seems as though the world of Miss Peregrine's house exists in a cycle of the same, directly related to time. It became fragmented for me when it became easier to go between the worlds and incorporate facets in both, especially when the peculiar timeloop fails to reset and they have to find another. – Aine 4 years ago
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    • As it is clearly relevant: Edge of Tomorrow is a film with the same basic premis and may be worth looking at from a film standpoint – Cory MacRae 4 years ago
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    Wonderful examination of a wonderful movie. I think many people realize how different of a Disney movie Lilo and Stitch is on a more subconscious level where they don’t give it too much thought, but this analysis has genuinely made me acknowledge what I, and many others, knew about the movie and observed but couldn’t quite explain or distinguish what sets it apart from other Disney movies beyond the fact that it isn’t a princess story. Even that it’s an original story isn’t an often talked about or even realized fact and the mere incorporation of aliens is a subconscious observation that’s rarely fully realized and it’s popularity is often overlooked in my opinion.

    Lilo and Stitch: The Seven Standards of Disney

    I completely agree. You say it perfectly when you explain that this is a hyperbolic representation of dysfunctional relationships. As for the young men who viewed Gone Girl in a very narrow light of their own, they were obviously oblivious to the exaggerated craziness of the characters, using the character of Amy Dunne to say that women, as a gender, are crazy and guilty. This bleak understanding is just as ignorant as saying that it is the character of Nick who drove Amy to her peak of insanity, as a result of his cheating and game playing; therefore the weak and frankly lame understanding would be that women are only crazy as a result of men. Either way, without the openness to interpret beyond biased views, the sanity of women is doubted, or in simpler words this is a result of viewers who lack the ability to interpret beyond what they are willing to understand.

    What The Audience Got Wrong About "Gone Girl"

    So many characteristics of so many different villains! Wonderful way of exploring and exposing the way many classic, probably most, villains are relentlessly “evil” and why particular creators portray them that way. Also, considering those villains who do struggle with morality, as you pointed out Loki does, reminds me of Magneto who does too in the X-men comics/ movies. Would you consider that maybe those villains who have those internal struggles due to their sense of reality are also those who are struggling with their identity as a character, trying to figure out where they fit in the story around them? Such as Buddy in the Incredibles who initially tries to be a hero alongside Mr. Incredible but when rejected decides that since he can’t be the real good guy, he’ll be the “fake good guy” which ultimately makes him the villain creating the conflict that the Incredibles must overcome.

    Superhero Villains and their Struggle with Morality