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Funny HP meme

I'm sure a lot of you have seen this but I just saw it today and found it quite funny..

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  • Time travel is complicated.

    Like a day before the first time I saw this meme, I got into a HEATED debate with a co-worker about this very topic. I tried to state my argument, which is that in Buckbeak's case, he'd never *actually* died, so no one was saving him -- they weren't changing history, they were just doing what they'd already done. But in the case of Harry's parents, they couldn't go back in time and change anything, because if they had, it would have already been changed. So maybe someone DID try to save Harry's parents with a timeturner, but something went terribly wrong, and in the end they died anyway, so the timeturner travel didn't work, so everything stayed the same (and of course it did - because if they could have changed it, then it would have been changed).

    Which just goes to show that I am a huge dork and spend entirely too much time thinking about Harry Potter and time travel.

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  • I also debated MYSELF on this very issue.  I came to the same conclusion as you though. Smile The funniest thing I think about this meme is I can hear Dumbledore's voice saying it which makes it super amusing to me..

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    Time travel is complicated.

    Like a day before the first time I saw this meme, I got into a HEATED debate with a co-worker about this very topic. I tried to state my argument, which is that in Buckbeak's case, he'd never *actually* died, so no one was saving him -- they weren't changing history, they were just doing what they'd already done. But in the case of Harry's parents, they couldn't go back in time and change anything, because if they had, it would have already been changed. So maybe someone DID try to save Harry's parents with a timeturner, but something went terribly wrong, and in the end they died anyway, so the timeturner travel didn't work, so everything stayed the same (and of course it did - because if they could have changed it, then it would have been changed).

    Which just goes to show that I am a huge dork and spend entirely too much time thinking about Harry Potter and time travel.

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    Time travel clicked into place for me when I read the Time Traveler's Wife, and it totally made me "get" this.  If you think of it not as playing a tape, then rewinding it and playing it again - but as one continuous tape that YOU can jump to a different place in, but never actually gets rewound and continues moving forward no matter where you are on the tape, it makes sense.  Buckbeak never died in the first place - if H & H hadn't gone back in time, he would have died.  But they did.  So at the moment the executioner came out of the house, "future" H&H were there.

    This works for me on Outlander too, by the way :)  Whenever someone proposes a different, Back-to-the-Future-esque theory of time travel I will seriously get stabby about how my way is the "real" way... you know, in reality.  Where time travel exists.  Wink

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    you know, in reality.  Where time travel exists.  Wink
     

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    With Outlander, I tend to think of time as circular.  Where the rings meet and touch are where the gates exist, like the stone dance in Scotland that Claire accidentally travels through.  Each ring is about 200 years in diameter.  It just makes it easier to visualize in my head.  Your mileage may vary. 


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  • Love this discussion. :) I spend entirely too much time thinking about time travel. I even have a time travel shelf on Goodreads. Embarrassed

    While I'm not a fan of multiple-timelines (e.g. Back to the Future), would that even work in this case? I forget but I thought the time-turner only works backwards. So someone would have to go back, save Harry's parents, and then live out Harry's whole lifetime in realtime? (like Detective Inspector Shipton in the "Blink" episode of Dr.Who)

    On a side note, my favorite application of time-travel is actually in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure when they need the keys and say, "In the future, we'll travel back in time and put them behind this sign. See? Here they are!"
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    image bnlchic03:

    Time travel is complicated.

    Like a day before the first time I saw this meme, I got into a HEATED debate with a co-worker about this very topic. I tried to state my argument, which is that in Buckbeak's case, he'd never *actually* died, so no one was saving him -- they weren't changing history, they were just doing what they'd already done. But in the case of Harry's parents, they couldn't go back in time and change anything, because if they had, it would have already been changed. So maybe someone DID try to save Harry's parents with a timeturner, but something went terribly wrong, and in the end they died anyway, so the timeturner travel didn't work, so everything stayed the same (and of course it did - because if they could have changed it, then it would have been changed).

    Which just goes to show that I am a huge dork and spend entirely too much time thinking about Harry Potter and time travel.

    Yes

    Time travel clicked into place for me when I read the Time Traveler's Wife, and it totally made me "get" this.  If you think of it not as playing a tape, then rewinding it and playing it again - but as one continuous tape that YOU can jump to a different place in, but never actually gets rewound and continues moving forward no matter where you are on the tape, it makes sense.  Buckbeak never died in the first place - if H & H hadn't gone back in time, he would have died.  But they did.  So at the moment the executioner came out of the house, "future" H&H were there.

    This works for me on Outlander too, by the way :)  Whenever someone proposes a different, Back-to-the-Future-esque theory of time travel I will seriously get stabby about how my way is the "real" way... you know, in reality.  Where time travel exists.  Wink

    I see time travel in pretty much the same way. You can't change it, you can just live it out.

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    image bnlchic03:

    Time travel is complicated.

    Like a day before the first time I saw this meme, I got into a HEATED debate with a co-worker about this very topic. I tried to state my argument, which is that in Buckbeak's case, he'd never *actually* died, so no one was saving him -- they weren't changing history, they were just doing what they'd already done. But in the case of Harry's parents, they couldn't go back in time and change anything, because if they had, it would have already been changed. So maybe someone DID try to save Harry's parents with a timeturner, but something went terribly wrong, and in the end they died anyway, so the timeturner travel didn't work, so everything stayed the same (and of course it did - because if they could have changed it, then it would have been changed).

    Which just goes to show that I am a huge dork and spend entirely too much time thinking about Harry Potter and time travel.

    Yes

    Time travel clicked into place for me when I read the Time Traveler's Wife, and it totally made me "get" this.  If you think of it not as playing a tape, then rewinding it and playing it again - but as one continuous tape that YOU can jump to a different place in, but never actually gets rewound and continues moving forward no matter where you are on the tape, it makes sense.  Buckbeak never died in the first place - if H & H hadn't gone back in time, he would have died.  But they did.  So at the moment the executioner came out of the house, "future" H&H were there.

    This works for me on Outlander too, by the way :)  Whenever someone proposes a different, Back-to-the-Future-esque theory of time travel I will seriously get stabby about how my way is the "real" way... you know, in reality.  Where time travel exists.  Wink

    Yes!  I think the POA movie gets this across by Hermoine hearing a twig snap & looking back.  She says something like, "I thought I saw..."  She heard the twig that future Harry (I believe it was Harry) broke. 

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