I was going to talk about how crappy this draft was––but shoot! You can just read it. Instead I want to discuss the ending of the new X-men film. Now, there will be spoilers. And just to make sure you know that there will be spoilers I have constructed a special “spoilers” header to tell you that they’re coming:
There, isn’t that obnoxious and helpful? Don’t worry; at no point in any fictitious work does Batman chop Vegeta in half with Squall’s gunblade.
Now the ending. It is the ending that so many time travel stories have: one event in the past is changed and the “naughty” future is erased. Hey! That’s great, right? Well, yeah. But the problem is that SO much of what I’ve just experienced never occurred! And in the case of Days of Future Past entire FILMS just got erased! What in the world? I feel cheated! What weight do any of those events and deaths carry if they’re all retconned!?
Wolverine had to KILL Jean Grey in one of the movies. But now she’s alive! That dramatic scene where Wolvy was the only one that could slay his out-of-control dream girl? Pffffft. Gone. Now he gets tied up by Magneto and dumped in a river.
THIS is why I wrote Abandonment Party 2 the way that I did: I wanted a different kind of time travel story. I wanted everything that the reader experienced to matter.
I still enjoyed X Men: Days of Future Past. And despite my complaining, I still nodded and smiled when I saw ol’ Cyclops again. And young Magneto is an amazing villain. Why didn’t they have his theme music from X Men: First Class, though!? I use it in my playlists and I wanted some more variations!! Curses! Curses!
Hear that? When you levitate a frickin’ baseball stadium and slam it into the White House THAT is the music you need to be playing! >:(
Oh, right, the draft. Here’s chapter three. Continue reading