If time repeats: Are you the same person that you were the first time if your experiences are different?
Absolutely not. I can think of so many things in my life that if they hadn’t happened or had happened differently I would be a very different person. And that’s just in twenty years. And I’m sure there are things that could’ve happened to me and didn’t that would have changed me. Your experiences don’t define who you are, but they do help to shape you
Ah, true – but is there a core to you – to your identity, your Self – which would remain unchanged?
Well, assuming that she was made what she is close to if not before or immediately after the Calendar Machine was activated she’d probably be more or less the same at her deepest core, everything else would be more and more prone to divergence the further you got from that time. From what it seems, parts of her personality are different each time but she has apparently retained her brilliance, she just hasn’t pursued academia as much in this time.
Actually, time loops back to the moment of Mayahuel’s attempted destruction of the Calendar Machine, by which point Brandi had long been part of the Chimera.
A significant portion of Homestuck deals with that question quite well. *cough*doomed timelines*cough* If you read both Homestuck and Wapsi Square, a lot of your philosophical questions will be put in new lights.
In time, she will have written the book. Maybe.
and that answers the question I posted back on Everybook, lol
Out of all of them, Brandi and Bud are probably the closest to being the same in each loop as anyone. The Chimara was created almost 10k years ago, where as the time loop is only going back to around 1,450 years (don’t remember the exact date). Thats over 8,000 years of experance before the time loop that would have shaped them. On top of that for most of the last 1,400 years the golum girls have been in storage, with the exception of Jin who could poit around to make sure everyone was where they needed to be.
That being said the only real difference they have had is over the last few years before the time loop. Although those experiances probably are very different from each other based on the changes to those around them, they are general the same person at thier core.
Crap, that was suppose to be a reply to Bryan.
Ah, time paradoxes. Gotta love them. The English language has no tenses for dealing with a question like Brandi’s. I don’t think any languages do, actually.
Esteemed philosopher Douglass Adams, there actually are ways to express this sort of thing. He explains it in one of his most famous writings.
Looped time is actually easier to deal with than pure time travel. In looped time, you only need 5: Original Past/Past-That-Was, Past-In-A-Prior-Loop, Past-In-This-Loop, Present, and Future.
In pure time travel, you get what Larry Niven called “Excendrin Headache No. sqrt(-1)”.
Past-In-A-Prior-Loop is entire “Past-Loop”? Otherwise, you would need two more, “Present-In-A-Prior-Loop” and “Future-In-A-Prior-Loop”. For yours to work as stated, one would have to assume that you have gotten past the time where it would otherwise have looped back/broken the loop. If you are still looping or will be looping for eternity, and this loop won’t be the last, you need three more, “Past/Present/Future-In-A-Coming-Loop”. In this case, “Future-In-This-Loop” and “Present-In-This-Loop” should be added, “Present” taken away, and “Future” should be referring to the future after looping ends (if this ever happens, that is)
Last tomorrow I will have saved that kitten, but next tomorrow I don’t think I will.
Poor girl doesn’t know write from wrong…
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