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Thomasjusta

Looking for any story with a guy or boy that can stop time

Replies:   awnlee jawking  ian181
awnlee jawking

@Thomasjusta

A potentially good one has just started: 'Time Manipulation Mind Control' by mypenname3000.

AJ

ian181

@Thomasjusta

http://www.asstr.org/~timestop

Franco

There's the John D. MacDonald book, The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything. I think the movie might be on youtube.

awnlee jawking

I'm surprised nobody's yet mentioned the Wendy's Worlds stories by Old Man with a Pen


Do they involve time-stopping as a major plot element? I thought they were mostly time-travel.

AJ

Replies:   madnige  burlarr
madnige
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@awnlee jawking

Oops, my bad.

ETA: I deleted my post highlighting WW, which has orphaned AJ's post quoting mine

burlarr

@awnlee jawking

I don't know which one but one of the watch's had the ability to stop time, but if i remember correctly it was only for a short time.

Capt. Zapp

I seem to recall a story about time being stopped except for a brother and sister who end up walking (?) all over the world. They find a few other people they manage to bring into motion with them. One scene they found a school official (principal?) 'in the act' of sexually abusing a student. They re-arranged things so that when time resumed, the official would either be in serious pain or get caught, I don't recall which.

Dang, now I want to read the story again. Anyone have an idea which one it might be?

Replies:   tendertouch  redlion75
tendertouch

@Capt. Zapp

I'm pretty sure that was one of Young Thinker's stories, which have all been taken down.

redlion75

@Capt. Zapp

I think that was coins or something close

Capt. Zapp

@tendertouch

I'm pretty sure that was one of Young Thinker's stories


I went through the stories of his that I have and found a couple of possibilities, but it wasn't the ones I thought. (Coins and The Rock series. I'll have to keep looking. I think the 'magic item' was a ring or pair of rings found in a pond(?).

Vlad_Inhaler

@tendertouch

I have lost track of who has been "outed" as being on AssTr and who has not, but https://www.asstr.org/files/Authors/Young_Thinker/ could be a resource. I don't see anything like "coins" there.

madnige
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Not 'can stop time', but there is a Larry Niven short where the MC summons a demon and requests time to be stopped: Convergent Series, available amongst other places in a collection of the same name which also contains the excellently named Rotating Cylinders and the Possibility of Global Causality Violation and a zombie story Night on Mispec Moor

Replies:   tendertouch
tendertouch

@madnige

'Convergent Series' was a kick! I remember 'Night on Mispec Moor', which is a bit of a different take on how zombies come about, but not the other story you mentioned.

Replies:   madnige
Gauthier

@tendertouch

I'm pretty sure that was one of Young Thinker's stories


My First Touch by Young Thinker

Capt. Zapp

@tendertouch

I Found It!

It is indeed one of Young Thinker's stories.

Quest for Peace from 2010

It had nothing to do with rings, rocks, boxes, or ponds.

Replies:   tendertouch
tendertouch

@Capt. Zapp

That sounds right. Not one that I have lying around so I couldn't come up with the title.

madnige

@tendertouch

not the other story you mentioned.


Rotating Cylinders... is set in an interstellar civilisation at war with another, where a scientist suggests that trying to capture a large structure located fairly nearby. This structure is one of a few examples of abandoned large rotatable cylinders, and he has determined that it is possible to plot a closed path in space-time around/near such a rotating massive cylinder (i.e., it's a time machine). He surmises that this could be used to end the war, and it works, but not how he thought.

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