Zanosuke Kurosaki wrote: adamiani wrote:
Zanosuke Kurosaki wrote:Aggie wakes up suddenly. Every single moment of every strip but the first couple has just been a very long, detailed (and unbeknownst to her, but knownst to us, 100% accurate and prophetic) dream she's been having. She has to live through all of it again, but this time with the vaguely annoying feeling that she's done this before.
Yeah. But by the twentieth or thirtieth run through, she gets really awesome at it.
I had a feeling I'd have to add in a clause of "She just gets the feeling she's done it before, but never actively remembers it." Stupid Groundhog Day Loops, giving people ideas that take away the impact of my sadistic thoughts...
Go with Vonnegut's Timequake
, then. Everyone remembers everything from the first time through, but that's at the 'mind' level--the brain still operates on the same biochemical processes it did the first time around. So everyone is a sort of robot trapped in their own body, watching history unfold again, KNOWING what's coming next, but completely unable to stop it.
So, Penny befriends Karen, knowing exactly where it will lead, as does Aggie. Karen mounts her whole plan, even though the entire Injustice Gang knows perfectly well that Meg's the only one to emerge mostly unscathed. People at the last party EAT THE POPSICLES that Cyndi tainted, knowing they're laced with laxatives. Stan and Brandi get increasingly close, even though they both know he's going to betray her at the debate--and he knows exactly what trap Cyndi has laid, but can't avert it. Penny, Sara and Aggie all know where Lisa's really getting the camera from, but are unable to speak up and avoid any complicating obligations that might arise.
Oh, and after years of their minds being able to let their bodies run on autopilot, suddenly they hit the point of the timequake and are 'in control' again, experiencing reality and uncertainty for the first time in years.
That, sir, is sadism on a massive scale.