Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Trading Places

This is a post for all of those Sci-Fi/Fantasy buffs out there. I’m talking the people that love a good alternate universe plot.
What would you do if the person you loved had another version of them from an alternate universe? What about if they ended up switching places without you knowing it and you -gasp- loved them all the same? What happens when the original person returns?
This is something absolutely crazy to think about. Would you end up staying with the original person you developed a relationship with or would you stay with the alternate version who you also enjoyed spending time with?
I can’t even imagine what this would feel like. I’m not sure that I could stay with either of them. It just seems like too muddled of a situation to ever figure out what your true feelings are/were. If the “alternate version” ended up leaving, I’m sure I would be comparing what the “real version” does with my idealized view of the “alternate version.” That wouldn’t be fair to anyone. I really think I would just need to back away from the entire situation. 

There seems to be a lot of this trading places thing going on in pop culture lately. Granted, most of it isn't with alternate universes--but it's with twins. "The Lying Game" (books by Sara Shepard and TV show on ABC Family) features one twin taking the place of another. This also happened on the new fall show, "The Ringer." I'm actually really liking this trend. It's always interesting to see how people react to trying to be someone else. 

What about you... could you continue with your relationship? If so, with which one?

In Season 3 of “Fringe,” Peter is in love with who he thinks is Olivia, but it’s actually Olivia from an alternate universe. When the original Olivia returns, Peter is emotionally distraught, because he realizes that he’d enjoyed spending time with the alternate Olivia.To find out what Peter does, you can pre-order your copy of Fringe: The Complete Third Season on DVD here today:!
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  1. I can't decide how I feel about this. While I found it reasonable in Fringe, I'm typically unbelieving, thinking the idea a bit far-fetched. I have this idea that environment plays such a huge role on our personality that those close to us would immediately know if we were not ourselves. Then again, that could be wishful thinking. :)

  2. @Trisha

    I know! I would like to think my friends and family would be able to tell something was up, but you never know! They could just think that you are going through a change or something it wrong. Who knows. It is a good idea for a television show or movie, though!


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