a reply to: craig732
No, no, no worries!
I'll keep going.. it's totally ok!
That was a hilarious alternative ending though in a relatively short post (my response) which tied up so many thorny issues.
Consider that as something that happened in the multiverse, as but one resolution to the fundamental Bob paradox.
Instead of Schrodinger's Cat, call it Schrodinger's Bob.
But you'll remember that his heart rate calmed and slowed while theirs, spiked, so as much as everyone might have been holding their breath and
looking around at each other in funny ways, some wishing just that, a resolution that they could all be happy with, even where it might have made them
sad, not for Bob who sailed on (in that timeline), but at their own failure in love, as a simplicity on the far side of complexity that they would
never have considered for the life of them.
That was the prevailing fantasy of the "three amigos", who's quantum computer suggested that as one of many possibilities (Bob dying of sudden fright,
confusion or excitement), so they were always ready at a moment's notice to whisk Bob away in any form, whether in body, mind or spirit provided that
it did not technically violate the Prime Directive.
But alas, that did not happen in the real world. Things are never so easily resolved not when facing such a quandary as this.
No God himself as he looked on from above would not spare them so easily. They had too much to learn and Bob too much to teach.
Bob still bobbed on the ocean of possibility, the ripples in cosmic society not even having yet returned to Bob because the implications of his
arrival in the 121st century, have not even been grasped let alone fully processed and integrated.
So they all leaned forward, to see what Bob's next move might be. History itself was being made in real time..
At the tech's console, Bob's heartrate slowed, as did that of the doctor, while everyone else's went up, to the dismay of technicians across the
Omegasphere, which only made the problem worse.
For those who were honest with themselves, they would admit that they were afraid. Worse than afraid, they felt lost in their own time beyond the end
of history, and they all greedily either wanted to possess, or to kill that nature in Bob that made them so very uncomfortable, particularly in
regards to their fellow man who now bore the countenance of a goat, so to speak.
For the rest, what was once the static mask of their face, took on a radiance and a glory that struck further terror into the most terrified,
It was the kind of thing that left unchecked, could easily lead to a type of cosmic civil war of the most peculiar variety.
It all hung in the balance.
Thing were getting rather dicey indeed.
Bob gets comfortable.
Bob figured it was time to chill out a bit, so he just climbed back onto his inclined bed, which cooperated with his movements with a shifting
contour. Satisfied with this, and with the utmost grace and charm, Bob reclined, placed his hands behind his head, as the good doctor had done, and
then just smiled at his two guests, without the need to say anything at all.
But because the room had eyes, it was like Bob was smiling at everyone, the good AND the bad, much to the horror and the chagrin of one or the other,
They were dismayed. Here was a creature from another time that the TOE both predicted, but for whom it did not apply. He was a paradox in his own
right. Someone, some geek teen tech, had even playfully spelled his name upside down and backwards and noted that, if held to a mirror it still
spelled Bob. When he posted it on Facebook, it went viral.
"Oh what do we do now"? was the unspoken question on everyone's mind, as they looked upon Bob's smiling face, and allowed a blush to set their own
It was like nothing that had ever happened before or would ever happen again.
And for the time being, Bob was more than willing to just take it all in and let the chips fall where they may, while everyone else looked on both in
horror and a certain admiration.
"So hey little lady, I don't b'lieve that we've been formally introduced", he said, throwing a mock angry look at the doctor with a wry grin that made
the doctor giggle as if like a madman, "what is your name precious little darl'n?"
edit on 21-9-2016 by AnkhMorpork because: (no reason given)