Living Dead Girl (amethyst_witch) wrote,
Living Dead Girl
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The Mandela Effect

I've spent many hours researching the Mandela Effect, and honestly it's never really 'wowed' me. Curious George didn't actually have a tail--big deal! We all remember him having a tail because many monkeys truly do have tails... It's not "fruit loops" but "FROOT loops" and it's the BereSTAIN Bears, not Berenstein. Well, kids are crappy spellers! These errors seem natural. I am also one of the people who remembers Nelson Mandela passing away decades before he did--but, again, I was a literal child. My "news intake" was just the bits and pieces my child's mind saw by accident and could kind of make sense of.

But then, last night... We watched Pacific Rim for the second time.

It was completely different.

I spent an hour online after finishing it searching for alternate versions of the movie (not endings, the ending seemed the same...) and found NOTHING. Guillermo del Toro even specifically said there was no director's cut. ...Then why do we EACH remember it differently, but in the same way?

Here is the discrepancy:

BOTH of us vividly remember there being a pair of male blonde twins who operated a Jaeger together, and the movie used them to help explain the whole neural-drifting thing to the audience while highlighting their intense familial bond (to show that the stronger that is, the stronger the neural link is and thus the better fighting machine they can be). I remember them talking a lot about these twins.

The twins were mentioned once, briefly, in a newscast on TV practically in the background... And there were now Chinese triplets.

???

We do NOT remember there being a Chinese team at all, let alone a team of three (how would that even work!? It goes against the science of the movie!) AND neither of us recalled their enormous red Jaeger.

...What?!

There are not two versions of this movie (according to the Internet). We did not accidentally buy the sequel, or something stupid like that.

But we also can not figure out why we BOTH remember the SAME differences in the film. We started talking about how we remembered it differently, and then suddenly we were finishing each other's sentences--it's not like one of us was convincing the other, you know?

Freaky. As. Hell.



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