Subject: Oh, you might appreciate this.
Posted on: 2024-06-19 15:49:35 UTC

I started playing around with timeline-mapping various bits of unpublished fiction I have lying around, and figured out how to make GraphViz give me a multiversal timeline. It's a bit weirdly oriented, but it does show the links quite nicely:

A proper multiversal classification system would have to look at whether those various points where many one-story timelines branch off (there's one forming a little spider in the bottom middle) should be counted as full timelines, or whether a lot of those timelines would merge back down afterwards. Are "I had a sandwich" and "I skipped lunch" really different versions of me, or are they just variations which smooth out in the wash?


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