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(io9)   Remember back in 1773 when British troops barricaded Boston Harbor against the Beast from the Unknown? No? Well, maybe you just need to update your library a bit   (io9.com) divider line 16
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2014-02-08 01:52:54 PM  
7 votes:
big.assets.huffingtonpost.com
2014-02-08 12:24:12 PM  
4 votes:
Remember back in 1773 when British troops barricaded Boston Harbor against the Beast from the Unknown?

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Pepperidge Farm remembers.
2014-02-08 01:25:15 PM  
3 votes:
i172.photobucket.com
2014-02-08 01:42:09 PM  
2 votes:

Pointy Tail of Satan:


If you read this backwards it is the story of a monster who rebuilds Boston and wins over the populace before slipping out to sea and disappearing like Puff the Magic Dragon
2014-02-09 10:18:40 AM  
1 votes:
www.maniacworld.com
Did it look like this?

/I can't believe we're this far in and no one had posted this
2014-02-08 03:18:59 PM  
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: I'm currently reading the Nantucket series.


What if there were a man whose dick was so long, he could suck it?
2014-02-08 01:08:55 PM  
1 votes:
He does.

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

/hot link
//Abbie Mills for the win.
2014-02-08 01:08:52 PM  
1 votes:

gfid: alt history

stoppedreadingrightthere.jpg


alt history is republican reality
2014-02-08 12:31:06 PM  
1 votes:
What if the world was run by women and rulers decided by naked jello wrestling?
2014-02-08 12:23:57 PM  
1 votes:
No, but I remember when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

/ Never forget!
2014-02-08 12:22:32 PM  
1 votes:

walktoanarcade: Has anyone pointed out the irony of his being a midget with a name that basically means "small penis?"


Oops, that was for the "Peter Dinklage" thread.

Oh well, point made.
2014-02-08 12:21:12 PM  
1 votes:
Has anyone pointed out the irony of his being a midget with a name that basically means "small penis?"
2014-02-08 12:16:11 PM  
1 votes:
I have that book, Alternative Histories of the World, by Matthew Buchholz.

It is a sort of artistic mash-up of photographs, maps, lithographs and other art work based on the premise that various monsters of horror and science fiction are real. It's quite clever and funny and nice to look at.

SPOILER

Only one of the artworks is seemingly not altered. It is a Japanese print of Tokyo and Mount Fiji. Alone of all the places in the world, not irradiated monsters or freaks have ever attacked Toyko. It is an island of sanity, calm and normalcy in a sea of weirdness.

That should give you an idea of what the book is like. I recommend it.
2014-02-08 12:02:38 PM  
1 votes:
 Remember back in 1773 when British troops barricaded Boston Harbor against the Beast from the Unknown?

I don't know, I was awfully young.
2014-02-08 12:02:04 PM  
1 votes:

UNC_Samurai: The problem is, most alt history has to revolve around changing a single point in history; that's how most people view history. A truly different history would require several events to have a different outcome, but that's less dramatic and only really appeals to a very narrow niche.


So what you're saying is...for the sake of fiction these hacks  are simply using the time displacement as a narrative?!

I am SHOCKED! SHOCKED I tell you that someone would go out of there way to use an innaccurate use of time manipulation.
2014-02-08 11:54:59 AM  
1 votes:

gfid: alt history

stoppedreadingrightthere.jpg


Alt history where something happens that affects the US Civil War or WW2 is overdone, like the article says, but Godzilla attacking Boston in 1773 is an interesting twist. One that i'm sure ends in the British subjects in the American colonies realising, finally, just how much Britain does for them, and the lengths and sacrifices it makes to guarantee the safety of the colonies. Realising this they agree a small tax on tea isn't too much to ask and everyone lives happily ever after.
 
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