This topic is closely related to Dan’s exploration of anagrams (More About Recurring Letter Changes). It’s also related to our Pepsi/Chevron (beyond red/blue), since we talk about color “markers” at the latter article.
However, this topic is more about the possible significance of particular (individual) letters, especially crossovers between the letters A and E.
The most volatile, related comment might be Mr. Stain’s. Here’s what Mr. Stain said at the Possible Explanations page, in response to a comment by david (in a discussion about theories):
This has nothing to do with financial gain the A is a marker for every time processor in the event of an emergency to understand what reality they are in, there are so many more markers that are hidden from the public yet each letter stands for age, date, time and sequence. This information is true and has been provided for your understanding by a fellow time processor…please watch out for 2029! Be prepaired and watch out for the awakening, this is not make sense now but will soon and please stop using your cell phones they are the key ingredient of your societies collapse. [emphasis added]
The thread that followed was interesting, and I’m re-posting some of the most discussion-provoking responses, here. (Also, I’m linking each to the original comment, in case anyone wants to see the complete, related thread. However, I’d like to steer A/E conversations towards this page.)
On that page, Mike H said:
After re-reading Mr. Stain’s comment several times, I THINK I now understand. The marker codes are used as a map of sorts, to know where they are (which timeline they are in?) I want to stress, I am not convinced one way or the other. But , this an interesting topic. Mike H.
And, in another comment:
So here goes. Time processors are humans/entities who, for whatever reason, come in and out of our timelines. Marker codes would act (if I understand Mr. Stain), as an emergency type code the processors could look for to tell which timelines they were in.
Meaning those timelines most close to their home ones, would be the most dangerous, I assume? Because they would have the least amount of codes.
Those timelines further away from ours would have many codes because they would be so different. It would actually be obvious to the processors after a certain point.
huckleberryspin agreed with Mike H., and noted this about markers in media, in a Possible Explanations thread:
Mr. Stain’s comment reminds me of the show “Sliders” where the lead character knows he’s back in his reality/timeframe when the front gate of his house squeaks. The squeaky gate serves as his marker for knowing whether he’s back home, or in another timeframe.
Or, like in the movie “Inception” where the characters each have their own markers that lets them know if they are “dreaming.”
And with his comment about emergencies, what if time processors are used to avert disasters? According to a lot of “prophecies” the world should have ended quite a few times already. Time processors could also be time travelers who help steer the course of history. And they use these markers to inform each other of where they are.
Focusing more on the actual letters, Daniel posted the following very curious reply to something Mike H said:
Today while listening in on a conversation between my children:
You know if you press the ‘A’ button after you die it will reset the game so you can get a second chance and play him again”.
Of course the “A” being referenced the day after I read Mr. Stain’s post got my immediate attention.
“Say what? You get a second chance by pressing the A button? Did someone tell you that or is it just a part of the game?” After probing I find that my youngest found this out yesterday while playing the game. That was their first time ever playing it and so I am informed that they just figured it out playing with the buttons.
“No, it does not always work. It only works when you have entered a new stage. Other than that the ‘A’ button doesn’t work”.
Flabbergasted for a second but then realize that this is not new. Children say things (mouth of babes). Deeper connection and seem to be easier conductors. (Additional proof- they would mess up the signal of the antenna by just being in the room but when they left and me and spouse remained it cleared up. Not sure if related but I found interesting at the time.)
The name of the game is Tekken 6.
Mike H. amplified the “markers” concept in a comment at the Red/Blue article. (I’m re-posting this info here because the marker concept may be relevant to the A/E issue.)
The red-blue Pepsi logo, Daniel mentions Pepsi in his “Back to the Future” comment. A long time ago, I read somewhere that Chevron logos and Pepsi logos were used as” markers” for whoever to know which reality they were in.
Red on top in some universes, and Blue on top in others.
I know it sounds crazy but what the heck , thought I would put it out there. I saw this years ago, way before Mr. Stain made his famous ( infamous) comment lol. I just assumed it was someone who was a bit further out there than me. But who knows, interesting story anyway. Mike H.
At the Pepsi/Chevron article, where we’re discussing the significance (and possible markers) of red/blue, I added a few thoughts:
At the time Mr. Stain posted his comment, I thought he was just trying to be clever and see where an obscure (and not necessarily valid) clue might take us.
The A reference might be the shift to BerenstAin. Or something related to George William Russell who wrote under the name AE. (In turn, that might reference Aeon, which — yet again in turn, might reference some of Plato’s concepts about dual realities.)
That’s the fun (for some) of a vague reference. It takes us in curious directions, which may not be relevant to the topic, but in true Dirk Gently style, might lead us directly to the truth.
And for all we know, we might be staring directly at a “You are now in Reality Q” sign and not realize it.
Vivienne said this (at the Theories page), replying to a Possible Explanations comment by Jimbo Jones:
All three of the changes you listed have the letter A involved. Interview with A Vampire; definAtely; Sex AND the City. That’s in addition to the BerenstAin Bears. The first two are older versions, the other two are newer changes. If, as Mr. Stain indicates, the letter A is a marker, there’s four of them right there.
David E. shared this in his comment at the Recurring Letters thread:
So far, the most common patterns are the “E” replaced with an “A”. Maybe there’s a connection with what Mr. Stain said before.
I’m very intrigued with the “safe away” and “I’m safe” words. Maybe this implies this is s “safe” Universe? If the CERN theory (and other theories involving destroyed or merging universes) is correct, maybe there’s some kind of message there not only for us, but for visitors.
And, Mike H. made this observation in reply to Daniel, at Major Memories comments (on what was page 12).
Forward in time, and backward in time.
A—seems to be the future-artificial -digital
E— seems to be the past-emotional-analog
I’m sure there are many other A/E comments at this site, but those should convey what I’m focusing on, here.
(I’m trying to keep discussions more focused and in easy-to-find sections, so threads are easier to read, and the data is easier to survey and consider.)
What are your thoughts?
Can you think of other swaps between the letters A and E? Do you see other patterns and potential markers, specifically those related to A, E, or other vowels?