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After reading this twice–and seeing what was going on only with the second reading–I think it’s absolutely brilliant. Fantastic little alternate-history story. Very very good job!

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Yes, Calbeck, if that had happened I’m SURE Lennon would have changed his mind TOTALLY on the war, or that guy shooing him was justified.

I know the more you scrub, the more it hurts, but the blood on your hands will never wash off. Deal with it.

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[…] MightyGodKing’s brilliant alternate-history story about the Beatles […]

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And this is why I love alternate-history fic. BRILLIANT… and almost heartbreaking.

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I loved it !

Just for a moment , I closed my eyes and believed it was real…

I think I heard ‘Ophelia’.

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Wow! Cool. But you forgot about their 1987 bootleg release, Purple Submarine. (Chrononauts fans, laugh now. 🙂 )

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That was the DUMBEST thing I have EVER read. I really wish I could get the past 5 minutes back. To those who think this was “brilliant” or got “goosebumps” you need to be checked in the head. I have been a Beatles fan since birth and those facts may be correct there was NO trace of the Beatles whatsoever in this. All this is is a 14 year old writing fan fiction. UGH!

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[…] Scenes From An Alternate Universe Where The Beatles Accepted Lorne Michaels’ Generous Offer – Story as timeline. Brilliant stuff. […]

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OMG I didn’t know there was Beatles porn.

BTW, Chapman was not a Beatles fan or a Lennon fan. If the Beatles had gotten back together, it’s likely that Lennon would have been assassinated earlier. It doesn’t seem as though you ever read anything on the subject you’re masturbating to here.

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[…] speaking of time-travel, how’s this alternate universe where the Beatles didn’t break up in 1970, and John Lennon isn’t killed in […]

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kid entropia said on December 8th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

RINGO STARR IS DANIEL FARADAY! YAY!!!

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I am a HUGE Beatles fan but I must say that this was pretty good. Although, and even though they’re dead, I wouldn’t have killed John, George or Michael Jackson. It’d be a nice alternate universe if they were alive!!!! But oh well, even though the story was a bit weird, the writing was amazing!!!!

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[…] only the Beatles had accepted Lorne Michaels’s […]

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[…] you eligible are nominating Matt’s story for the Aurora Awards, why don’t you nominate that Beatles thing I did? […]

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Where does it say Chapman was a fan?

I never watched Quantum Leap, so the notebook reference went over my head. Are there three versions of Starr- the one who brings the coffee, the one who shows up at the funeral but says you can’t really change things, and the one at the end?

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[…] Bird, “Scenes from an Alternate Universe Where the Beatles Accepted Lorne Michaels’ Generous Offer“ […]

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paulisdead said on January 31st, 2010 at 10:08 am

Epic, what can I say.

Just a few fun facts though:

* John next album after Double Fantasy would have been ‘Milk and Honey’ as that WAS what he was planning to call the next J&Y album.
* As part of a legal deposition for Apple Corps against the producers of the Beatlemania stage show, on November 28th 1980, Lennon stated that: “I and the three other former Beatles have plans to stage a reunion concert,” an event to be filmed and included as the finale to The Long And Winding Road, an official Beatles produced documentary to be released in the mid-Eighties (This documentary would eventually become The Beatles Anthology).

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krunchyblack said on March 1st, 2010 at 11:43 am

does lennon and mcartney getting back together really make sense to you? they both had towering intillects and could never handle being around eachother. the break up was bound to happen. this is just a dumb hypothetical situation. plus, why the hell would the beatles give a crap about michael jackson. this whole thing just seems retarded to me.

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I really loved this…will be searching my CD shelves for the rest of my days for a copy of “Eventually”…it could have and should have happened. Imaginative, well written…and now just a couple of minor quibbles (trivia really): the assassin was not a resident of NYC…he had flown in and was staying in a hotel…also, the 1983 tour wouldn’t have been their first in 13 years…it would have been the first in 17 years, since the last tour was actually in 1966.

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Wow, Krunchy. Another idiot who thinks that Paul and John were merely “professional partners”. Yes, they had their quibbles like all people do, but to say they could never handle each other? Are you retarded?

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LOL. You killed off freaking Jeff Lynne for NO reason. He would have been the fifth Beatle. Damn you. I loved the article but why Jeff Lynne???

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does anyone else realize that john lennon was killed in 1980 and not 2003?!

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ohh nevermind…. haha i caught that after looking again

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[…] I really enjoyed reading Scenes From An Alternate Universe Where The Beatles Accepted Lorne Michaels’ Generous Offer […]

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Oh…oh…OH if only.

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Coleman Karlovich said on January 29th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

you are the man

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Darrell Jones said on April 10th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I have no idea who you are or what you do normally. Found this while looking for something else and have tears in my eyes, the idea of Ringo looping through time righting the wrongs is beautiful. I shall stick around and read some more of your works.

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You know, I can’t say for sure what about this is so arresting–maybe it’s just the way you’ve neatly dispelled unfinished feeling that hangs over the whole Beatles saga, or maybe it’s because a lot of us wish we could have seen that “ninja drumstick fight”–but I have to commend you on a lovely bit of speculative fiction–with the best twist ending ever. Go, Ringo.

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Absolutely beautiful. Please tell me you have had this published somewhere. It is a wonderful story.

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[…] up, in my way, Mighty Godking’s alternate history of the Beatles and The Madness Dossier for an RPG.net […]

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What about 9-11? I can easily see Lennon performing at the Concert for New York City, given his association with it.

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[…] reject entirely the self-evident idea that Beatles were ever super-human in any respect.That's what my other favorite Beatles alternative history, by Christopher Bird who writes for the blog Mighty God King, gets right. Bird recognizes that each […]

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[…] publishing rights of the Beatles‘ song catalogue back in 1984. A few years ago, I read this awesome alternate history where the Beatles got back together and Jackson died when his costume caught on fire during his Pepsi commercial. The story has a keen […]

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[…] perform on Saturday Night Live? Blogger MightyGodKing takes this as a starting point and imagines a mind-bending alternate timeline in which the Beatles reunite; John survives (for a good while longer); new albums are made (and […]

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Ooh this is so good. Sooo good. I love it.

You probably never thought that you’d still be getting comments on this post haha

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I have to say, the attention to detail in here is phenomenal! It had me wikipediaing things like a mad man! Aside from that, this story was chilling and very good.

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[…] Bird at Mighty God King gives us the sublime Scenes From An Alternate Universe Where The Beatles Accepted Lorne Michaels’ Generous Offer. […]

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An intriguing and thorough alternative reality. Would have hoped for a Live Aid appearance in 1985 in this alternate history.

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what happen to poor ringo? oh no

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[…] how about an alternate universe where The Beatles got back together? Here’s a pretty nifty speculative fiction piece that supposes that The Beatles accepted that famous SNL offer to rejoin, starting with the time that […]

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Been thinking about this one lately. Thinking about what the next loop would look like.

Imagine Ringo starts earlier that time.

Picture it: The Concert For Bangladesh. George comes out with his blistering, stripped-down version of “Wah Wah” like in our universe, except with the rest of the band in shadows. After that, a spotlight opens up on Paul who plays “Too Many People.” After that, spotlight on John for “How Do You Sleep?”

Then, spotlight on Ringo, who comes out from behind the drums with “We Can Work It Out.”

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It’s true. I am a time-traveler. How do I do it?

A hole in me pocket!

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