Jane's World by Paige Braddock

Jane's World

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  1. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I guess this is back when Jane first started dating Dorothy… before their break-up and eventual reconnection….

    which was before their next break-up and reconciliation…….

    which will lead in one way or another through various permutations to their break-up a few months ago, in the present arc…

    And their subsequent time travel to San Francisco, where they will meet the hippy chick everybody keeps asking about….

    But on the day of this party, all that is still years off in the future…

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Now here’s the confusing thing about time travel…..

    If this party took place in, say, 2006…. even 2009… Jane and Dorothy have not yet gone back and accidentally abducted the hippy chick from Golden Gate Park in ,,,um….1969, was it?

    I was GOING to say " so she’s still in San Francisco….."
    but she’s not…. cos in HER past, she left there in 1969…..
    and went straight to 2013.

    So, you sci fi buffs… where was she, 3, 5…. 7 years ago?

  3. ForeverAllstar

    ForeverAllstar said, over 3 years ago

    You are funny Susan Sunshine :-)

  4. James Lewis

    James Lewis said, over 3 years ago


    The only time travel book I ever read that almost made the whole thing seem real was “Roadmarks” by Roger Zelazny.

    He was quite a master. His “Amber” series evokes Astral Plane concepts quite beautifully and convincingly.

    On a cosmological front-line note, one of the latest controversies is whether or not Time is real. It isn’t. Time does not exist, and a corollary of this understanding is that neither does Space. Time can only be “measured” in a place with regular interaction of form. Clocks do not actually measure anything. They create regular intervals and count them. Space only exists as a characteristic or effect of two objects at a distance from each other, and Time only exists as an apparent characteristic of three or more objects doing a regular dance. What is really happening is just one thing taking place after another. No reversal possible. No arrow, but only one direction too. No time travel. Sorry.

    Time and Space are “real” in the same way a shadow is “real”.

    What this does to the theories about the “Time-Space Continuum” is interesting. Deeper theory time. Think profoundly about infinity.

  5. bdgoodfriend

    bdgoodfriend said, over 3 years ago

    “Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so”
    -Douglas Adams, Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy

  6. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    We can see who’ll wear the pants in that family.

  7. wesbucey

    wesbucey said, over 3 years ago

    The real question here is “What is Paige thinking?”
    Are we being treated to rehashes because Paige is busy on something else? Could this all be some misguided effort to help all new readers become acquainted with characters and relationships? (Couldn’t that be better handled by a nice, neat FAQ page, Paige?) Are these clips from original strips or “reimaginings?”

  8. James Lewis

    James Lewis said, over 3 years ago

    “The equations say time can move forward or backwards.”

    Physicists and Cosmologists become so enamored of their math that they forget that a set of rigorously consistent equations are only as valid as the assumptions upon which they are built.

    The logical structure of the Phlogiston Theory was quite consistent. The problem was that atoms and elements hadn’t been discovered yet. What was remarkable is how long adherents of the theory held on and tried to defend it after oxygen and other elements had been discovered. However, the following paragraph shows that it wasn’t so simple to make the shift in awareness. “Oxygen had been produced by several chemists prior to its discovery in 1774, but they failed to recognize it as a distinct element. Joseph Priestley and Carl Wilhelm Scheele both independently discovered oxygen, but Priestly is usually given credit for the discovery. They were both able to produce oxygen by heating mercuric oxide (HgO). Priestley called the gas produced in his experiments ‘dephlogisticated air’ and Scheele called his ‘fire air’. The name oxygen was created by Antoine Lavoisier who incorrectly believed that oxygen was necessary to form all acids.”

    Check recent articles in New Scientist and Scientific American for a taste of the actual controversy. Trying the simple logic I outlined will take you further than the equations that are built on an unnoticed structure of unquestioned assumptions.

  9. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    Is it a measure of geekdom that I’ve read both of those?
    Dinosaur Beach left my brain in knots… very bizarre concepts!

  10. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    If you want a really bizarre novel about time travel, try David Gerrolds The Man who folded himself.

  11. James Lewis

    James Lewis said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    It is a measure of Sci Fi literacy. Geeks are not all literate in that field.

    Bur have you read “Roadmarks” by Zelazny?

    Anything by him? If not, you have treats awaiting.

  12. Urbane Gorilla

    Urbane Gorilla said, over 3 years ago

    Heinlein’s “All You Zombies” is a short story about time travel with a bit of a twist. You might find it in collections. Pretty old.

  13. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, over 3 years ago

    @James Lewis

    Wow … that was good acid, huh?

  14. Errin Danielson

    Errin Danielson said, over 3 years ago

    I like when she blows off Monday, I really do. She can blow off Tuesday and Wodensday too, if we get Janes World through Sunday.

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