Marvel has gone all in on the Multiverse, but I’m not that big of fan. At least not yet. From what I’ve seen, the Multiverse brings the same story telling issues to Marvel that the holodeck brought to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Do you have a problem that can’t be solved? Well, use the Multiverse/transporter and fix it. It’s a marvelous machine, capable of fixing any situation. Getting someone out of a sticky spot? Sure! Well, as long as the story allows it. If now, then there is a transporter malfunction or an external force stopping it from working. Gene editing? Sure, why not. Keeping someone alive for 70 years? Absolutely.
We’ve already seen how Marvel has used the Multiverse to bring back Gamora. Now, I know it’s not the same Gamora, but for all intents and purposes, she is. Basically, there are no more stakes in the Marvel Universe. The Multiverse can fix any and all issues. Sure, it may not be our Earth, but it sure does look like our Earth, and all of the people look and act the same.
It’s also the reason why I didn’t like the solution in Endgame. Sure, going back in time gave us all sorts of cool scenes and fleshed out more of the characters, but it seemed like a cheap fix.
Don’t worry, I’ll be there for the opening of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and I hope I’m wrong about the multiverstic future.
What does retrogaming look like in 30 years?
I like retrogaming… I like it a lot! But, what happens when games don’t come on physical media anymore? Or, worse yet, they require servers that were shut down. The future of retrogaming may end with the current generation of consoles. In a perfect world, developers would patch the game or release it when the game is no longer viable, but that doesn’t happen very often.
Longer TikTok videos? No thanks.
I hopped on the TikTok bandwagon a couple of months ago. It’s an enjoyable way to kill time. A little too enjoyable, I had to turn on parental controls and set a time limit for myself or I would end up wasting hours.
Since I started late, which set the time limit to 3 minute videos. Three minutes doesn’t seem like a long time until you’re watching a vertical video for 2 minutes and already think the video has gone on too long. I basically skip long videos now.
But, when you’re TikTok and you want a piece of that YouTube pie, you change. And that change this week is to expand the length of videos to 10 minutes. It will probably be successful, much to my chagrin.