Pop Culture Timelines Go-To Thread

WI the film Ready to Rumble is written for the WWF instead of WCW?

While WCW was well on its way to bankruptcy, IMO, David Arquette winning the world title pretty much ensured that it was likely; I also can't see the WWF putting the title on David Arquette...
 
WI the film Ready to Rumble is written for the WWF instead of WCW?

While WCW was well on its way to bankruptcy, IMO, David Arquette winning the world title pretty much ensured that it was likely; I also can't see the WWF putting the title on David Arquette...
Rememebr when Lawrence Taylor headline Wrestlemania? when as you say vince will not put the title, Arquette might headline a PPV(when were real PPV cost a lot of money) over a more established wrestler...could work..as could not

But vince is the perfect villain for the movie also
 
WI the film Ready to Rumble is written for the WWF instead of WCW?

While WCW was well on its way to bankruptcy, IMO, David Arquette winning the world title pretty much ensured that it was likely; I also can't see the WWF putting the title on David Arquette...
Triple H was champ around the time Arquette won it in OTL, so you can tell that ain't happening.
 
I agree, especially since Vince would shoot the idea down (with a "HELL NO!" to boot, probably followed by a "YOU'RE FFFFIIIRRREEEDDD!!!" to the person who proposed it...)...

Having an angle where David Arquette is the guest referee and screws Triple H in favor of the Rock would be satisfying...
 
Triple H was champ around the time Arquette won it in OTL, so you can tell that ain't happening.
I agree, especially since Vince would shoot the idea down (with a "HELL NO!" to boot, probably followed by a "YOU'RE FFFFIIIRRREEEDDD!!!" to the person who proposed it...)...

Having an angle where David Arquette is the guest referee and screws Triple H in favor of the Rock would be satisfying...
Of Course he will not make arquette champion but vince himself is not above to milk that mainstream coverage for all that is worth(see LT example) so we could see anything
 
So, here's a criticism I have with some of these pop culture TLs: they seem to be more focused on personal wish fulfillment than exploring what could have been.

A little personal wish fulfillment here and there in a TL isn't a bad thing, but I noticed a lot of TLs will throw in common tropes like Walt Disney quitting smoking early and living longer even if it's not the main focus of the project.

On my alternate animated films TL, I got a user complaining about Warner Brothers' John Carter adaptation (I still don't give a crap about how WB is spelled BTW) and Walter Lantz's Don Quixote being zany and goofy like the shorts from the time. I explained to that user that it's common for animated films IOTL to be a lot denser and wackier than their source material, only for that user to say something along the lines of "that doesn't mean those films should've been", as if they wanted every single film in my TL to appeal to their own personal tastes instead of what I think these filmmakers would realistically do ITTL.
 
nd Walter Lantz's Don Quixote being zany and goofy like the shorts from the tim
The thing of Don Quixote is you can only adapt two ways, either you got full zany as that example or adapt it straight, like the tragedy of Quijano wanting to live his delusion just to recover his sanity and learn all his act were mere delusion, there no middle points, both in spanish market is how we read and adapt the Quijote/Quixote...and that is the point of the book too.
 
So, here's a criticism I have with some of these pop culture TLs: they seem to be more focused on personal wish fulfillment than exploring what could have been.

A little personal wish fulfillment here and there in a TL isn't a bad thing, but I noticed a lot of TLs will throw in common tropes like Walt Disney quitting smoking early and living longer even if it's not the main focus of the project.

On my alternate animated films TL, I got a user complaining about Warner Brothers' John Carter adaptation (I still don't give a crap about how WB is spelled BTW) and Walter Lantz's Don Quixote being zany and goofy like the shorts from the time. I explained to that user that it's common for animated films IOTL to be a lot denser and wackier than their source material, only for that user to say something along the lines of "that doesn't mean those films should've been", as if they wanted every single film in my TL to appeal to their own personal tastes instead of what I think these filmmakers would realistically do ITTL.
Are you not kind of contradicting yourself by complaining that someone else's TL doesn't appeal to your own personal tastes?
 
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Are you not kind of contradicting yourself by complaining that someone else's TL doesn't appeal to your own personal tastes?
No, I'm not. Because I'm criticizing those other TLs for focusing more on wish fulfillment than realism, and that user criticized mine for focusing more on realism than wish fulfillment.
 
No, I'm not. Because I'm criticizing those other TLs for focusing more on wish fulfillment than realism, and that user criticized mine for focusing more on realism than wish fulfillment.
If you had only mentioned your own TL and the poster, I would agree with you whole heartily. But first you specifically called out another person's TL for not meeting your personal taste for realism. Then went on about how other people should avoid their personal tastes and make TL's that appeal to your personal taste. I just find that contradictory but that's only imho.
 
Speaking as someone who has dabbled in the unrealistic side of things, it often comes from what makes a more interesting/satisfying story. After all, there is a lot in Too Sweet, The Cornette Call or Mario Goes Hollywood that would never happen. The XPW stuff in Too Sweet is a prime example. The idea of a pornographer managing to snag one of the WWF's biggest creative minds and one of their most popular talents in short order is absolute nonsense, but it was also fun to come up with as a butterfly.

Unlike the sociopolitcal TLs, pop culture TLs are usually written to be popcorn stories. It's not about what would realistically happen, so much as it is the fun of the butterflies that spring up from a simple change.
 
To use prominent examples both That Wacky Redhead & Dirty Laundry were very much rooted in hard AH (alongside a number of other pop culture timelines). I don’t think popcorn fun and hard AH are incompatible at all, and would argue realistic popcorn fun is more fun than unrealistic popcorn fun. On the other hand, there’s plenty of unrealistic amazing timelines so everybody do what appeals to them :). Merry holidays awesome folk !

I didn’t have a TV growing up.

I will be burning y’all nostalgic love of the 1980s to the ground!
 
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Ah yes, famous people never become politicians and a lady who already made life choices based on a dream IOTL would never make another life choice upon having a second dream. You got me! I give up!

Have a fun holiday everyone, if you’re lucky enough to get one :).
 
Hello. I am relatively new to the art of alternate timelines, and I am fascinated. I’ve read some really good stories over the weekend, and I think that I have a potentially interesting idea for a timeline.

Pinkerton is the second studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on September 24, 1996. It is known for it’s darker lyrics and being the only album self produced by Weezer themselves, resulting in a more abrasive album than their previous album, Weezer (Blue).

In our timeline, Pinkerton debuted on number 19 on the Billboard 200 and received mixed reviews from critics. It would later become known as a cult classic, some even calling it Weezer’s best work, and would be recognized as one of the best albums of all time. However, due to the initial lack of success from the album, Rivers Cuomo went to more traditional pop song writing and less personal lyrics for his next albums, which were also largely regarded as a step down from the Blue Album.

What if Pinkerton by Weezer became a huge critical and commercial success? How would it affect Weezer and the music scene of the late 90s?
 
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