Slightly out of date, and will no longer update. This is the Miscellaneous Section (Part 2) of the infinite loops. Part 1 starts here. In progress compilation of thread two here. Here are the basics, as per tradition they are copied from the MLP loops thread. Loop mechanics (general): One person in a Loop, often the main character, is an Anchor. They are the person who first starts time looping. There is always at least one Anchor present in a given Time Loop snippet, though it may not be the local one. The standard pattern for a loop is that the Anchor (and whoever else is Looping there) come to awareness in a loop at a particular point in the story. From there, events will play out as influenced by the Loopers present, acting with the benefit of their foreknowledge, until either a predetermined end point is reached or all the Loopers have copped it. To be Awake is to be aware of the time loops (that is, to have gone back in time this time.) The Anchor is the only character guaranteed to be Awake. Even after others have started looping, it is mostly random as to whether they will be Awake this particular loop. Crossovers, fusions, and alternate pasts can also take place. It is perfectly possible, for example, to have the characters Awaken into a loop which conforms to a fanfic universe rather than reality. Loops do not have to be in chronological order, but it is strongly preferred that they not require a mutually contradictory order (where A must be before B and B must be before A.) Just about every Looper is very, very stir crazy. Compiled Links (The numbering system goes 1.X to the 1st thread, 2.X is 2nd, ect. The series name goes in front of that.) Valdemar 1.1 Admin Shenanigans 1.1 Admin Shenanigans 1.2 Admin Shenanigans 1.3 Admin Shenanigans 1.4 Admin Shenanigans 1.5 Admin Shenanigans 1.6 Admin Shenanigans 1.7 Admin Shenanigans 1.8 Admin Shenanigans 1.9a Admin Shenanigans 1.9b Admin Shenanigans 1.10 Admin Shenanigans 1.11 Admin Shenanigans 1.12 Inuyasha 1.1 Gurren Lagann 1.1a Gurren Lagann 1.1b Gurren Lagann 1.2 Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo 1.1 Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo 1.2 Avatar: The Last Airbender 1.1 Avatar: The Last Airbender 1.2 Bartender 1.1 Bartender 1.2a Bartender 1.2b Bartender 1.3a Bartender 1.3b Bartender 1.4 Sly Cooper 1.1 Haruhi Suzumiya 1.1 Haruhi Suzumiya 1.2 Haruhi Suzumiya 1.3 Naruto 1.1 Harry Potter 1.1 Harry Potter 1.2 Harry Potter 1.3a Harry Potter 1.3b Harry Potter 1.4 Eureka 7 1.1 Tolkien 1.1 Persona 1.1 Persona 1.2 Persona 1.3a Persona 1.3b Persona 1.3c Persona 1.4a Persona 1.4b Persona 1.4c TMNT 1.1 TMNT 1.2 Cars 1.1 Labyrinth 1.1 Terminator 1.1 Dragonball 1.1 Dragonball 1.2 The Stanley Parallel 1.1 The Stanley Parallel 1.2 TGWTG 1.1 Sailor Moon 1.1 Detective Conan 1.1 Frozen 1.1 Frozen 1.2 Kill la Kill 1.1 Star Wars 1.1 Fillmore! 1.1 The West Wing 1.1 Code Lyoko 1.1 Sword Art Online 1.1 Sword Art Online 1.2 Cat's Don't Dance 1.1 Cat's Don't Dance 1.2 Major links to get more information: The Infinite Loops TvTropes page: Go here for the basic overview of what the infinite loops are like, as well as for the links to the threads and compilations are currently part of the Infinite Loops. The Spreadsheet: This is a place for viewing all current Loops, Anchors, and Loopers of the Infinite Loops. If they have a designated thread, it is linked here as well. The Form: Use this for submitting new Loops, Anchors, and Loopers. The multiverse is always expanding, but their are rules for everyones convenience. Rules for submitting new Loops: Check the Spreadsheet first. If the Loop you want to submit is already there, you can update it by submitting it again with the changes you need made. Please be reasonable and don't make updates until after writing a Snippet that requires said update. Don't submit new Loops unless you write or plan to write a loop to justify it. Someone else might have an idea that is different than yours, and a written Loop will almost always win over a theoretical one. When submitting using the Form to submit a new loop or update an old one, keep in mind the following: What Loop is this For? Who is the Anchor? Additional Loopers From That Universe Who is the Admin for that Universe? Is There a Thread For It? If so, What Is the Thread URL? If you plan to make a new Loop thread, please test the water here first. Many new threads have trouble getting started due to lack of input. Gather interest here first to stoke our collective muses. Then when there is enough interest from other people who intend to write or have written for that loop, you may make the new Loop thread and post a link here so we can find it. Read-Only: Certain series, due to various factors such as an overabundance of time and Multiversal travel, are Read only and Thus do not have anchors or loops. These series can still have fused loops, but nothing from them can leave their universe. This is because trying to fit these series into the already developed mechanics of the loops is extremely complicated, and has been judged by general consensuses to simply not work. If you feel you can come you with a way to make them work, feel free to try. Just know that you should know the source material extremely well. You will be critiqued and judged rather harshly due to the intense debate some read only loops - Doctor Who for example – have generated. Many series have some form of time travel, but it is for the most part fairly linear. Loop with a more linear form of time travel can loop without breaking or damaging the Infinite loops. Anything more complex than “A is does B, B causes C to go back in time to make A do B” is likely to get Read-Only slapped on it. If it makes people’s heads hurt trying to figure it out, it is too complex for the current writers to want to deal with. The in story jargon to explain why time travel doesn’t break the universe is as follows: Ouroboros Patch - Standard predestination paradox protection that allows time travel which results in a stable time loop. Basically, you time travel because you already time traveled. Nesting Doll Protection Law - You can't damage a greater Loop while in a local one. If you're in a loop within a loop, then the 'smaller' one (ex. your standard 'Groundhog Day' setup) acts as a buffer preventing you from damaging the 'larger' one (ex. the Infinite Loops). Note that this does not guarantee any protection for the mental stability of any looper caught in such a situation. Read-Only loops Doctor Who (Overabundance of Time Travel): Please note that the Timey-Wimey ball that is Doctor Who's Baseline is above and beyond what the Ouroboros Patch and the Nesting Doll Protection Law is capable of handling. We would require a full, in depth, professional analyses of the way time travel in Doctor Who works to begin to think about including it in the loops proper. The cannon techno-babble on how time travel works is literally baby talk. Do the math. Once Upon a Time (Overabundance of Multiversal travel): Quarantined: To put it simply, a quarantined loop is a danger to the multiverse. The rational for quarantining a loop varies: whether it is naturally unstable; home to nothings but potential MLEs; dangerous for loopers to the degree that they would become a MLE; or simply some kind of fridge horror scenario. Some series involve the creation and and destruction of entire universes on a regular basis. Even fewer have this happening due to the actions of mortals without any restrictions. This would be a bad thing if it happened in the loops, because it would completely overload Yggdrasil (and our ability to keep relative track of what's going on). When a universe is like this it is declared quarantined; due to it being an extension of the Skaia Protocol. Skaia Protocol - A very potentially dangerous universe generation protocol using what seems to be portions (or more) of Yggdrasil's own universe generation protocols. Possibly a manifestation or copy - partial or otherwise - of whatever subroutines allow Yggdrasil to 'grow'. The good news is that all of the universes generated by the protocol were undamaged enough that they could be stabilized without needing Anchors, even if that would have been the easier option in some cases. The bad news is that universes generated by the protocol tend to 'drift' which means that the Yggdrasil operators can't quite get it locked down completely and thus sometimes have to deal with loopers who encounter it. The gods closely monitor any contact with the Skaia protocol and will readily confiscate anything dangerous to the Loops. Quarantined Loops Homestuck (Exposed Yggdrasil Interface: Skaia Protocol): This is just a flat out NO for the loops. It is to unstable to loop, with no potential anchor candidates within acceptable parameters. Has been declared a no go read-only, and locked down with a combination of the Ouroboros Patch and Nesting Doll Protection Law. This means the entire loop is stuck in a permanent groundhog day scenario, where universe A1 rewrites it self to become universe A2, A2 destroys itself in making universe B1, B1 rewrites itself to become universe B2, and B2 destroys itself in making universe A1. Rinse and repeat. Homestuck hasn't even finished it's first Loop yet, and the admins are working hard at keeping it that way. Uzumaki (Heavy virus infection): The unadulterated viral contamination of the Loop, manifesting as a community of mind-raping eldritch abominations, has already resulted in the near-permanent corruption of an Anchor (Simon of Gurenn Lagann) who looped in by accident. How such a hole in the quarantine protocols occurred is still being investigated. Divinity Within The Loops This is a touchy subject, but, the basics are 'Don't'. While Innortal's Loops handwaved that a being may be able to perceive in 4-dimensional space safely and cannot be allowed to perceive much further without permission of their admin, due to some of the loopers being Nth-dimensional beings canonically, this cannot remain the status quo. The basic degrees of divinity - Mortal - You, me, your neighbours, my neighbours, etc, hopefully anyway. If anyone does have a non-mortal neighbour, or isn't mortal themselves, please, don't announce it to everyone. Most Anchors are at this level naturally. Ascendant Being - Alicorns in My Little Pony, The Watchers and Nifhelm in the Marvel-verse, Super Sayjins in Dragonball, Super Sonic forms in Sonic the Hedgehog... Quite literally, while they're not immortal, they are definitely not mortal either. They also often have problems with thinking mortals are like lab experiments or ants. Ranma is at this level, due to a minor 'accident' by Skuld. LOCAL Pantheon Gods and Goddesses - Cybertron, a.k.a Primus, Unicron, Galactus, Marvel's Odin, The Emperor Of All Mankind, Slannesh, Nurgle... To them, you are an ant. You piss them off, they will squish you into your component pieces. This is the upper level of what you're permitted for ascending someone. And only if they're not an Anchor. It's not good to have an Anchor who knows the rest of the loopers are beneath him. And no, David Xanatos isn't anything above Mortal. Yet. The Admins and Multiversal Gods and Goddesses - Everyone who is listed in the Admins column on the table... Unless you have a really really really REALLY good excuse, please, Do not EVER ascend someone this high.