Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Philosophy of Time Travel, by Roberta Sparrow

Philosophy of time travel is a fictional book (1944) Donnie Darkoreading at the behest of Frank, to take him to correct the natural order of things in the lives of those around him. It has a few pagesand actually only contributes to dwell more on the mystery of the film.

I would like to thank the sisters of the Saint JohnChapter in Alexandria, Virginia for their support (in my decision). 

By the grace of God, they are: 
Sister Eleance Lewis 
Sister Francesca Godard 
Sister Helen Davis 
Sister Catherine (Arnold) 
Sister Mary Lee Pond Sister Virginia (Weaver).
...This intent(?) of this short book is for it to be used as asimple and direct guide in a time of great danger.
I pray that this is merely a work of fiction.
If it is not, then I pray for you, the reader of this book....
.If I am still alive when the eventsforetold in these pages occur, then I hope that youwill find me before it is too late.

Chapter One

The Tangent Universe

....The Primary Universe is fraught with great peril. 
War, plague, famine and natural disaster are common. 
Death comes to us all..
...The Fourth Dimension of Time is a stable construct, though it is not impenetrable...
..Incidents when the fabric of the fourth dimension becomes corrupted are incredibly rare...
..If a Tangent Universe occurs, it will be highly unstable, sustaining itself for no longer than several weeks...
..Eventually it will collapse upon itself, forming a black hole within the Primary Universe capable of destroying all existence.

Chapter Two

Water And Metal

Water and Metal are the key elements of Time Travel.k..
..Water is the barrier element for the construction of Time Portals used as gateways between Universes at the Tangent  Vortex....
.Metal is the (transitional) element for the construction of Artifact Vessels.

Chapter Four

The Artifact And The Living

....When a Tangent Universe occurs, those living nearest to the Vortex will find themselves at the epicenter of a dangerous new world...
..Artifacts provide the first sign that a Tangent Universe has occurred...
..If an Artifact occurs, the Living will retrieve it with great interest and curiosity.
Artifacts are formed from metal, such as an Arrowhead from an ancient Mayan civilization, or a Metal Sword from Medieval Europe...
..Artifacts returned to the Primary Universe are often linked to religious iconography; as their appearance on Earth seems to defy logical explanation..
...Divine Intervention is deemed the only logical conclusion for the appearance of the Artifact.

Chapter Six
The Living Receiver
....The Living Receiver is chosen to guide the Artifact
into position for it's journey back to the Primary Universe.
No one knows how or why a Receiver will be chosen.
....The Living Receiver is often (blessed) with a Fourth
Dimensional Power(s). These include increased strength,
telekinesis, mind control, and the ability to conjure
fire and water.
....The Living Receiver is often tormented by terrifying
dreams, visions and auditory hallucinations during his
time within the Tangent Universe.
....Those surrounding the Living Receiver, known as the

Chapter Seven

The Manipulated

 ....The Manipulated Living are often the close friends and neighbors of the Living Receiver. ..
..They are prone to irrational, bizarre, and often violent behavior.  
This is the unfortunate result of their task, which is to assist the Living Receiver in returning the Artifact to the Primary Universe. ...
.The Manipulated Living will do anything to save themselves from Oblivion.

Chapter Ten

The Manipulated
....The Manipulated Dead are more powerful than the
Living Receiver. If a person dies within the Tangent
Dimension, they are able to contact the Living
Receiver through the Fourth Dimensional Construct.
The Fourth Dimensional Construct is made of Water.
....The Manipulated Dead will manipulate the Living
Receiver using the Fourth Dimensional Construct (see
Appendix A and B).
....The Manipulated Dead will often set an Ensurance
Trap for the Living Receiver to ensure that the Artifact
is returned safely to the Primary Universe.
....If the Ensurance Trap is successful, the Living
Receiver is left with no choice but to use his Fourth
Dimensional Power to send the Artifact back in time
into the Primary Universe before the Black Hole
collapses upon itself.

Chapter Twelve

....When the Manipulated awakens from their Journey
into the Tangent Universe, they are often haunted by
the experience in their dreams.
Many of them will not remember.
....Those who do remember the Journey are often over-
come with profound remorse for the regretful actions
buried within their Dreams, the only physical evidence
buried within the Artifact itself, all that remains from
the lost world.
....Ancient myth tells us of the Mayan Warrior killed
by an Arrowhead that had fallen from a cliff, where
there was no Army, no enemy to be found.
....We are told of the Medieval Knight mysteriously
impaled by the sword he had not yet built.
We are told that these things occur for a reason.


Living Receiver
Donald [or maybe Donnie] Darko (died October 2, 1988)
Manipulated Dead
Frank (Anderson)
Gretchen Ross (not her real name)

Manipulated Living
(everyone else in the film - list includes Donnie's family, friends, enemies, Roberta Sparrow, etc. // note after Jim Cunningham's name reads, I think, "died October 1988")

Dear Roberta Sparrow,
I finished your book and I have so many questions to ask you.
Sometimes I fear what I going to say. Sometimes I have fear thatthis is not a work of fiction. I just hope that the answers come to mein the dream.
I hope that when the world runs out, can breathe a sigh of relief,because there is much to see in the future.
Donnie Darko