We are living in the Multiverse Ideology

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First, there was war

The uptick of superhero comics was rooted in the immediate reaction to WWI and WWII. The Cold War brought out films such as Doctor LoveStrange and various Marvel and DC heroes that emerged out of defeating villains that were carbon copies of Hilter, Stalin, and Russian enemies.

Next, terrorism

There is a theory that the increase in Superhero films were birthed out of the attack on 9/11. Again, this idea of reinstalling American nationalism and patriotism with the same characters that carried our nation through the 20th-century wartime era.

And then, a Pandemic

While the influence of the real world was always directly correlated to media produced, the idea of alternate realities and worlds was no stranger throughout.

  • Where would I be if I stayed in Berkeley after graduation?
  • Would I still be at the same job?
  • What would have happened if I stayed home instead of moving across the country?
  • What if I accepted this job instead of another?
  • What would have happened if I never got sick?

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Asia Monét

Asia Monét

A 20-something who stutters and trying to figure out how to deal with it on top of adulting shenanigans and discovery