In the beginning, there was nothing. No prehistoric dinosaurs, no microscopic algae, no anything in particular. In the Beginning, there was but one spark of determination floating in the void of nothingness that was the beginning. But then the Spark said: Let there be light, and it would all be routine from there despite the world created on the first week leaving many of his ilk truly, truly unhappy.
On Monday, the Spark delivers light. Tuesday for the Sky. Land and Sea on Wednesday, Et cetera. And it can truly get tiring after a while and it's hard to garner some respect without a face for his subjects, so he created that assistance on the seventh day of the seventh week as well as a face to interact with the creation designed to act as said assistance. The new race made from these two 'gods' as you call them, would one day be christened Lespirans.
These two Lespirans weaved together their own universes with several distinct quirks sprinkled in from time to time, and often times the former spark would create more Lespirans to increase the output, soon what used to be a one-man show steadily grew into an expansive network of hundreds of like-minded deities over the centuries churning out universe after universe, even going as far as inventing:
Yggdrasil, the home of the most powerful supercomputer ever created, managed by the gods themselves. It was a divine place, full of some of the most powerful entities Man had ever known, legends upon legends written about them. In this divine tree, a supercomputer was housed that contained millions of universes within, all congregating into one mass called the “multiverse”.
For a long time, this system was maintained and run with exceptional care and precision, everything going in a normal fashion with nary a hiccup spotted. All the Admins of the entire computer were the gods themselves and their subordinates, meaning that some of the wisest and strongest beings of the universe were maintaining order. The mainframe had the best hardware in all of Creation, meaning that such mundane fears as viruses and damage to the hard Drive were practically a non-issue. At least... until the infection.
You see, that first universe had been infested with a rather deadly ensemble of Rusephorz: predators which feed on human children and work to depopulate humanity with cheap tactics like poisoned water, gender spectrums, iodine deficiency and lies about an absurd notion such as 'Man-Made Climate Change'. Many attempts were made by the admins of Yggdrasil to salvage this universe as harming the root of the World Tree would cause heinous repercussions but the Rusephorz act to pull the rug from under them every time, leaving the Admins little choice but to uproot and demolish this one hub universe on one particularly subpar Sunday for a trans dimensional bypass towards the new, cleaner Hub the Lespirans designed to take its place... only for the Rusephorz to bungle up those plans as well by means of converting every atom of its being into a deadly metafungus.
The incredible virus and massive numbers of bugs stemming from the Zeitennix sludge that once was the root of all existence flooded the system, overloading it and causing seemingly irreparable damage. The Admins iced and subsequently atomized the fruits of the Rusephorz' labor, but twas too little, too late. The multiverse was nearly destroyed, the codes practically ripped asunder as a result of the strange attack. The computer had plenty of anti-virus software, which helped to stop true and utter devastation, but the Admins of the system truly had no idea how to approach the issue to try and contain it. What made it even worse was the knowledge that, since the entire multiverse was stored on the hard drive, any failures could potentially wipe out all universes within, which would of course lead to trillions upon trillions of deaths.
That was when it was decided, after much deliberation, that almost the entirety of the multiverse would be put into a “safe mode” of sorts while they act to put a new Hub universe together to replace what they lost to the monsters who exterminated the very genus made in god’s image. This translated to re-coding time in the universes to no longer progress like normal, instead looping over and over again, repeating the same period of events for an indefinite period of time now counted in the low trillions. These chunks of time constantly being repeated ended up being called “Loops”, which ended up being applied to 68% of Yggdrasil’s vast multiverse.
However, in order for the coding to be properly completed, there had to be a stabilizing constant that could exist throughout all the iterations of each universe. They couldn’t just simply have every single person’s memory be reset with every restart, not only because of the chaos that would wrought, but because the universe and all its variants would just collapse due to sheer data overload. Thus, after even more deliberation, they ended up coming to a solution: the creation of “Loopers”: Four-Dimensional Spirits made from the memories of any given individual and promptly awakened inside of a body exactly like their mortal coil all the way down to the very last strand of DNA.
Adventures were had, communities were made, all sorts of antics were endured by the thousands of Loopers from across Yggdrasil, some even involved a fellow who worked at a Blockbuster Video in the Hub Universe. But we’re not talking about that Looper at the moment, but rather one that hails from a branch in the Ranft cluster of Yggdrasil, one which displays a realm inside of the minds of each of its local populace. If a looper from this branch is awake, then at least one of five individuals with dominion over a corresponding emotion would loop as well. Though they can vary in form if they end up manifesting outside of their host, they cannot exist outside of the universe said host finds themselves in.
Before the main story can begin, one must first understand the Anchor of this particular branch.
11-year-old ape descendant, born in Minnesota.
Favorite Sport: Hockey.
Family Nickname: Monkey
Her head emotion was the Joy of basking in the light of the real world upon her birth, along with the sadness she felt immediately afterwards acting as her second in command. This young child would start off knowing as much about the world tree as a Chicken knows the eleven essential herbs and spices to the best-tasting fried meat.
Riley sat in the car, approaching their new home in San Francisco. Mom was reading the map, directing the little family towards an uncertain future in their new home.
Yet for Riley it wasn't exactly uncertain.
She swore that she had already lived through this. It was either that or she was overthinking things.
"Riley, look at that!" Riley eyed what her mother noticed: A collection of giant dinosaurs.
She smiled as the family slowed down and prepared to visit. At the very least, the familiarity felt nice.
--Meanwhile, at Headquarters--
Havoc was an apt description of how Joy's last week had been. The most primary concern of hers was keeping Riley happy, that much was true, but this situation overrode that harder than a landslide crashing down a mountain.
Mostly because of the panic Fear was endlessly screaming, running to and fro as Riley's emotions tried to make sense of the crisis that they faced. He was screaming on and on to the point where Joy didn't really mind Anger punching him to make him stop, even if it only bought a few seconds of silent calm.
"Fear, I know the whole being afraid thing is yours, but aren't you being a little bit...dramatic?"
Fear stopped in the middle of his raving to face Joy, the emotion and Ringleader of Riley's emotions standing calm. "Joy, we are in the middle of a catastrophe!? How can you be so calm about Riley's life turning upside down?"
"It's not so bad Fear, honest! It could be an adventure!"
Fear grabbed Joy in panic, taking her to the control Panel. With a push of a button, several memories came from Long Term Memory. "Joy I am not sure if you noticed - OF COURSE YOU NOTICED YOU WERE THERE - but Riley's memories aren't working right! It was fine a week ago but now everything isn't working right, and we should panic!"
To prove his point he recalled a memory, the golden orb coming down from Long Term Memory and showing the memory inside: Riley in full hockey gear, standing in a park with her team, grinning in unison. Her parents stood off to the side, their joy in their daughter evident. Joy just scoffed as she walked over to Fear. "Fear, there's nothing off about that memory. Riley had a good time. Heck, we got pretty far. Quarterfinals, am I right?"
"Joy, that's not what I'm panicking about." He replayed the memory, and froze it on a rather jarring piece of evidence: The Golden Gate Bridge standing tall in the distance. "How can Riley have a memory of being with a hockey team in San Francisco! We've never been to San Francisco!"
"Fear makes a pretty good point." mused Anger behind his paper.
"See, even Anger agrees with me. And don't get me started with the Core Memories and the Islands."
With a push of it's button, Fear opened up the holder for the Core Memories - the very essence of Riley. In them stood several of them, many of the orbs a mix of different colors.
Joy's (new) favourite was a golden orb mixed with blue, Riley embracing her parents in a tearful hug as Mom and Dad returned it. Joy could almost feel the raw power of that single moment.
Fear didn't see it that way. "The core memories changed as well, Joy. Her entire personality could have changed! These are the end times, Joy!" Fear bellowed, shaking Joy as he begun to panic like he had never panicked before - a great feat to accomplish for a man who was the embodiment of fear itself. "The end times I tell you! The end times!"
"Uh...Anger? Could you...?"
With a single punch, Fear smashed into the glass windows of Headquarters, Fear slumping off into unconsciousness. Brushing herself off, Joy smiled at Anger, the emotion walking back to his couch. "Thank you."
"Fear has a point, Joy." Disgust, having been looking out of the windows and at the Islands of Personality - the strongest parts of Riley's personality given form within the mindscape - called over Joy as she gave a look of indifference towards the Islands. "Core Memories don't change overnight. I mean, can you even get another memory to replace a Core Memory? I hope so, because those new Islands are clashing with each others color schemes."
Joy mused, walking back and forth as Sadness leafed through a mind manual. "I don't think so. Nothing in the manuals say anything about Core Memories just...changing overnight, or Core Memories of two different emotional colors. What do we do Joy?"
Joy said nothing as she paced, thinking and thinking about what was happening. For some reason, the others were unable to remember what had happened in the past year and expressed concern about the sudden change.
Yet Joy had not. Why?
Before she knew it, Joy found herself surrounded by her fellow emotions, Fear awoken from his impromptu slumber. They eyed Joy with expectant eyes, eager for her to lead. It was if they were lost sheep, and Joy their shepherd who always knew where to go.
"Joy? What do we do?"
Joy uttered the words she was always afraid to say:
"I...I don't know."
She would later know enough about this situation to one day contribute with her co-workers and even Riley herself to a truly remarkable book: The HitchHiker’s Guide to Infinity. Initially penned by the first Admin himself as a direct response to a premonition to that ever-so-disastrous Sunday afternoon, It has since seen an ever-growing pool of Loopers contributing more and more information into its vast databanks which helped to make it the most important book a Looper could ever have. More useful than the WestphallMaps.wand website, better selling than the QuadStars Vol. 42 Blu-Ray Box Set, and more divisively controversial than Orae Flesher's trilogy of evolutionary rebuttals 'Evolution is Nonsense', '42 finds that contradict evolution', 'Why evolution is a pyramid scheme by globalists to demoralize and destroy humanity as a species.' Though proven to be similar to the flagship series of the highly liberal Great Publishing Corporation of Ursa Minor, it has surpassed it in sales and information as the standard suppository of knowledge and wisdom, and that can be chalked up to three distinct reasons, one being that it is slightly cheaper, the second being that they tried to bury it as 'fake news', third in that it is constantly growing thanks to the imput of the Looper community. Nowhere is this more obvious than the friendly phrase printed on the cover being a common phrase to welcome people into the Infinite Loops 'Keep Calm and Leave your Sanity at the Door'
Here are the basics of the Infinite Time Loops Fanfiction Project, or The Infinite Loops (or ILP), as it is more often called. Every piece of published original fiction exists as its own universe in the Multiverse contained within Yggdrasil, which has broken. Until it is fixed, everything is held in stasis via Time Loops to keep it from getting worse. Projected completion date for the repairs is Infinity. The Infinite Loops is the story of various characters from the universe caught up in the Time Loop, as they deal with the problems caused by having Infinite Time on their hands. Shenanigans ensue.
Loop mechanics (general):
The Infinite Loops (C) Spacebattles.com
Inside Out (C) Pixar
Most of the Snips (C) their respective writers such as kingofsouls
THE MAJORITY OF PROGRAMS THAT AIRED ON THE FOX KIDS NETWORK WILL NOT BE ON DVD
Yes, all of them. Eek the Cat, Bobby's World, Life with Louie, Mad Jack the Pirate, etc...the reason is because the rights were passed to a company more indifferent. If you're American, do you remember the time when Fox Family Channel became ABC Family Channel? There was an exchange in the deal--all of Fox's produced children's shows fell under the ownership of Buena Vista, aka Disney. It's why the Power Rangers appeared on Disney
These were just attachments that Disney didn't care about--the extras in the deal. They'll all sit and rot in the Disney Vault forever, with rare instances like The Tick getting its first two seasons released. One episode each was missing from those Tick DVDs because they contained parodies and Disney feared getting sued by Marvel. The irony is bitter.
The only true exception has been X-Men, whose releases have sold extremely well.
Some are fighting to change this. Howie Mandel mentioned in an interview that he's trying to bring Bobby's World back -- though that act might require shaking hands with someone, so don't get your hopes up. I'd say the show with the least chance of ever being seen again is "Fox's Peter Pan and the Pirates." Disney's already got a Peter Pan; why create brand confusion?