RSS Feed Favorite This Comic Poll: Click Here to Vote! It's Raining Outside is proudly hosted by Smack Jeeves Webcomic Hosting.

Just Like a Butterfly - Part 6

August 22nd, 2013, 3:17 pm

Average Rating: 5.00
...Now how did Clare freeze a whole planet?!
<< First < Previous Next > Most Recent >>

Author's Comments:

Posted by Gigi19972010

Sorry, no Clare in the past for you. I don't have the time for it. ;P

Posted at August 22nd, 2013, 3:15 pm

Posted by Advertisement

Posted at May 26th, 2019, 5:21 am

Readers' Comments:

Ultimate Yoshi
Posted by Ultimate Yoshi

Shiver Star Factory was the first thing that popped into my mind.

Posted at August 22nd, 2013, 3:22 pm

Posted by Guest


Posted at August 22nd, 2013, 3:33 pm

Posted by MecanicalCH

@Gigi19972010: you could always make some "Time" and build a "Time" Machine to avoid losing "Time" building it in the first place! ;P

Posted at August 22nd, 2013, 3:57 pm

Posted by nyancat6650

wow that's actually really ghey

Posted at August 22nd, 2013, 4:01 pm

Posted by hi132435 (Guest)

That mush be plot important
cuz the chapter name is "Just like a buttefly"

Posted at August 22nd, 2013, 4:04 pm

Posted by Luigi_96

How is Caio pronounced?

Posted at August 22nd, 2013, 4:41 pm

Posted by Sapar

How does one go about accidentally FREEZING AN ENTIRE FREAKING PLANET!?!?!?

Btw, Deedoo looks weird when his eye is closed...

Posted at August 22nd, 2013, 7:24 pm

A planet full of factories huh? I'm pretty sure I know where she went. *CoughCough*MOBIUS*CoughCough*

Posted at August 22nd, 2013, 8:32 pm

Posted by IK2000 (Guest)

I agree with Ulti. SHIVER STAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!111111!!!!!!!!!one!!!!11

Posted at August 22nd, 2013, 11:21 pm

Omega Kirby
Posted by Omega Kirby


Posted at August 23rd, 2013, 3:10 am

@Ultimate Yoshi: Same here!
@Luigi_96: ...That's a good question!
@Omega Kirby: ...Yes you can.

Posted at August 23rd, 2013, 8:03 am

Omega Kirby
Posted by Omega Kirby

@NintendoFan64: NO YOU CAN'T!!!! If you go back in time, you can't change anything, because, before you go back in time, you already have gone back in time, so, changing anything would be a COMPLETE Paradox, so nothing can be any different.

End of story. Unless of course, the timeline split, in which case nothing you did in the other timeline, would affect yours in the slightest.

Posted at August 23rd, 2013, 1:53 pm

Uh Omega Kirby has got a point here,

@NintendoFan64: You wouldn't ACTUALLY be able to change anything...

Posted at August 23rd, 2013, 1:56 pm

Posted by Umby-dee

@NintendoFan64: Yep, he's right, although the concept of traveling into the past becomes a bit murky the second causality rears its head.

Cause comes before effect, at least in this universe, which manages to muck up even the best-laid time traveling plans.
For starters, if you traveled back in time 200 years, you'd emerge in a time before you were born. Think about that for a second. In the flow of time, the effect (you) would exist before the cause (your birth).

To better understand what we're dealing with here, consider the famous grandfather paradox. You're a time-traveling assassin, and your target just happens to be your own grandfather. So you pop through the nearest wormhole and walk up to a spry 18-year-old version of your father's father. You raise your laser blaster, but just what happens when you pull the trigger?

Think about it. You haven't been born yet. Neither has your father. If you kill your own grandfather in the past, he'll never have a son. That son will never have you, and you'll never happen to take that job as a time-traveling assassin. You wouldn't exist to pull the trigger, thus negating the entire string of events. We call this an inconsistent causal loop.

On the other hand, we have to consider the idea of a consistent causal loop. While equally thought-provoking, this theoretical model of time travel is paradox free. According to physicist Paul Davies, such a loop might play out like this: A math professor travels into the future and steals a groundbreaking math theorem. The professor then gives the theorem to a promising student. Then, that promising student grows up to be the very person from whom the professor stole the theorem to begin with.

Then there's the post-selected model of time travel, which involves distorted probability close to any paradoxical situation [source: Sanders]. What does this mean? Well, put yourself in the shoes of the time-traveling assassin again. This time travel model would make your grandfather virtually death proof. You can pull the trigger, but the laser will malfunction. Perhaps a bird will poop at just the right moment, but some quantum fluctuation will occur to prevent a paradoxical situation from taking place.
If that's the case, Clare cannot change anything.

But then there's another possibility: The future or past you travel into might just be a parallel universe. Think of it as a separate sandbox: You can build or destroy all the castles you want in it, but it doesn't affect your home sandbox in the slightest. So if the past you travel into exists in a separate timeline, killing your grandfather in cold blood is no big whoop. Of course, this might mean that every time jaunt would land you in a new parallel universe and you might never return to your original sandbox.
Omega Kirby mentioned the phrase 'timeline split' that refers to the 'alternate future,' which I figuratively referred to as the seperate sandbox.

Posted at August 23rd, 2013, 2:07 pm

Posted by RS (Guest)

Ooooooo-kaaaaaay, they both have a point, but since the title references that...butterfly book, I think Gigi's planning to adapt the plot of it, despite it not adding up.

But Kirby in general makes no sense, I mean, a pink ball, with apparently no organs, can inhale enemies and absorb their powers!?!?

Posted at August 23rd, 2013, 2:12 pm

Posted by Jerdude14487

@Omega Kirby: Ok here's your issue. You're applying logic to this which is quite illogical. This comic is based off of a game where you run around as a pink puffball that inhales other inhabitants and takes their "special powers" for himself. There is also the fact of their being a talking penguin that rules a kingdom and other walking talking blobs. Now that I've gone over this, do you really think it's a good idea to be adding logic to a very illogical and highly improbable of being realistic videogame? I think you shouldn't be.

Posted at August 24th, 2013, 2:05 am

Posted by Syogren

@Jerdude14487: Yes you should. It's more fun that way--*shot*
@Umby-dee: Alternatively, you kill your "grandfather," only to realize he wasn't your grandfather after all. And in Clare's case, she probably went back in time to freeze something that is already frozen today.
@Ultimate Yoshi: Like Shiver Star. Now we know how it froze.

Of course, Gigi may decide to mess with us by having something completely different happen.

Posted at August 24th, 2013, 4:05 pm

Omega Kirby
Posted by Omega Kirby

@Jerdude14487: Point taken, but, there's always rules, that a universe has to follow, it doesn't have to be the same as ours, but still, time travel paradoxes never work in ANY universe.......You know what, I don't really care, forget I said anything.

Posted at August 25th, 2013, 3:10 am

...All this talk has fried my brain: could you PLEASE STOP!

Posted at August 25th, 2013, 4:30 am

Omega Kirby
Posted by Omega Kirby

@NintendoFan64: You don't have to listen to it...

Posted at August 30th, 2013, 6:07 am

Posted by Gigi19972010


yesanotherlaterreplyhereimsorrybutatleastirepliedtoit Since I can't write how things are pronounced, I'm stuck with Google Translate. Click Listen in the right side of the page, and you hear how it's pronounced.

Posted at November 12th, 2013, 7:34 am

Posted by 161616

Well it depends on how you view time. If you think that every possible thing that can happen HAS happened and that time travel if it will ever exist already happened. But it's possible that time changes when and only when you decide to time travel.
Okay, look at this situation. Time travel is invented, and you go back in time to change something you thought was bad. In doing so you create an offshoot reality. When you return to your time you are located in the offshoot reality, but you can't live in it due to something you liked being different. So you go back in time and meet past yourself and past yourself 2. You tell past yourself 2(the one who time traveled) to go away and past yourself 1 to forget this ever happened, thus returning to your own reality.
The point is, there are lots of alternate timelines, and changing things in the past allows you to grab the main timeline and shove it into another one of those timelines.
To illustrate the nonsense I'm blabbering:

Posted at May 31st, 2014, 6:33 am

Posted by Lawrencian (Guest)

She froze Earth

Posted at December 26th, 2014, 6:49 pm

Posted by OrangeBundit

@Ultimate Yoshi: Maybe she froze shiver star over...?

Posted at October 1st, 2016, 5:20 am

Posted by Sudux


@Ultimate Yoshi: Same here.

Posted at April 24th, 2018, 6:41 pm

footer1 footer1