Wyatt Posted September 11, 2015 Report Share Posted September 11, 2015 (title stolen from one of my favorite YouTube channels, How It Should Have Ended)Let's start a sort of speculation game. It has not yet been revealed how the UNIT, Changing Connection (CC) folks, and possibly others have gotten to the Revolutions Universe (RU). Yet, in the case of the UNIT, they arrived with a large, stocked, underground base. The majority of stuff was old, as the base was originally found over in the original Clan Short Universe (CSU). Yet some of it was recent, such as the helicopters and Logan's workstation. Chang and Juan had been reverted back from Klingon to augmented human. Their mental powers still functioned, but were more difficult to use. It appears that the CC folks retained their abilities as well, but also more difficult to use. Let us begin the game with the one hint Roland has offered.from New Beginnings Ch.7: (expand if you have already read or don't care about spoilers)They had no luck in trying to contact anyone from the universe they knew, The Doctor, the Mikyvis, no one. They couldn't even feel the other UNIT members. They were truly cut off, and nothing that anyone could think of helped. He'd even gone so far as asking for ideas from the Chipmunks, Daileass, Haden, Barrett, and everyone else. Nothing seemed to be able to get them any closer to finding a way home than what they had already come up with. Logan wasn't ready to accept defeat yet, but it was starting to look like they might be stuck here.Then his mind reeled for a moment. His other self, lovingly called 'Big Logan' by the others, had found something very disturbing as he looked in on their home dimension while he worked on ways to get them home. As much as it disturbed him, he was going to have to keep this from everyone. Going home was not what he had thought. In reality he wasn't sure what home really was anymore. This changed everything! He wouldn't stop looking, but now things took on dimensions that he had never even thought of as a possibility. Well that is what you get for thinking you knew something. The Universe would just thumb it's nose at you and let fly with the cosmic boogers.With that as the kickoff point, let me begin the game with an in-context scenario, taking place a couple weeks after the quote from Roland (this is me writing, and probably will bear little relationship to what Roland eventually does write):- - - - - - - - - - -No one knew why Logan had called them together. Most of the UNIT had already arrived, consisting primarily of those who had appeared from another universe. The core UNIT members had appeared with their base in UTAH, others weeks prior while on a rescue mission to Montana. Also present were Brett and his gifted wards from yet another universe, who had appeared in California two days after the core UNIT folks. Curiously, another UNIT team as well as a few non-UNIT augment kids had appeared at essentially the same time and place as Brett's group. Unfortunately a few of the interdimensional refugees were not able to be at this meeting. Logan would fill them in later.Logan raised his hand and begin speaking. "Okay guys, let's get started." He paused for a moment, and shimmered. Then an ethereal form split off from him, continuing to shimmer. The new form appeared to be Logan as well, and the room became pin-drop silent. Adam spoke up, "Is that you, um, Big Logan? I've never actually seen you before.""Yes, it is both I and we who are I."Chang stage whispered, "I wonder if he comes with fortune cookies." Everyone had a quick laugh or at least a smile, including both Logans. It was not just the joke itself, but who had told it, making the line especially funny.The non-shimmering Logan looked at Brett and some of the others not likely to know about the second form. "Guys, I'm not an augment like most of the other UNIT members. However I am classified as a "perfected human", the result of centuries of guided breeding. The shimmering guy is me too, and he is known as Big Logan. I..We, whatever, decided to split when I was a child. I got *very* bored. He normally wanders the Astral Realms and thinks Big Thoughts, while I stay on Earth and get real shit done." Big Logan stuck out his tongue at his other self, and everyone giggled.Brett inquired, "Astral Realms? You mean like heaven?""Nice place, but I've only been outside the gates. You-all can expect to be there one day." answered Big Logan. "But more than just heaven. I have been privileged to visit many planes and other universes. The higher races can travel by body, but I can only travel in astral form, normally invisible. Once appearing in this place, however, I have been mostly cut off from the mutliverse. It is as if this universe and a few others have been isolated from the rest. I don't know why, or how."Logan cut in, "The metaphysics of it all can be discussed at a later date. You all know Adam and both of I and others have all been working to find a way to get back home." He paused, needing to bolster his emotions for what needed to be said. Adam could see that Logan was on the verge of crying, and stood up, walking to Logan to take his hand. He didn't know what was about to be said, but he did know that it was extremely important. Logan smiled at Adam, acknowledging the support of his mate."There is a .. problem," Logan continued to the group. "You see, we had been working on finding ways to get back home. If we were brought here, transported here, moved here, a way would be found. However, Big Logan has discovered that this initial assumption was false. None of those things happened."Juan was a master tactician, always aware of his situation. Part of this was to not only listen to what was said, but what was unstated. He suddenly became almost enraged. He stood, shouting, "So help me God, Logan, either Logan -- if all this has been some sort of super-advanced mindscape, I'm going to cut off your fucking scrotum, chop up your testicles and plant the pieces throughout the planet! Let's see if one of them can grow up with a soul!!"Even though this possibility had occurred to Adam as well, Logan had the right to explain, and Juan was out of line. Summoning his command voice, "Juan, stand down. Allow Logan to continue." Juan calmed slightly, and took his seat.Logan closed his eyes, and sighed quietly. "Juan, how I wish that was it. That we could fix, and I'd happily give up my balls if that is what it took to do it. But no, this is not a mindscape. We are in a very real place, a very real universe, and I assure you no illusion of any sort is involved." Logan closed his eyes, pausing. He did not know how to say it. He did not want to say it.Big Logan spoke up, "What I discovered, and has my other me at almost an emotional collapse -- We were not brought here. We were not transported here. We were not somehow moved here." With a pause to make sure everyone's thoughts could catch up with his words, "We were copied here,."- - - - - - - - - - -Now the game can begin. What happened? Who/what did the copying? Why? Feel free to add your speculation. Even author(s), editors, archivists, etc., who may actually know how it started can play. You just have to lie. I'll start, with what will likely be the next post. Just my luck I keep typing and my computer crashes. <shudder> Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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