So I've recently thought back, and I still hate time loops to this very day. Don't get me wrong though, I do acknowledge that when it can be done right, it can be done awesomely. Heck, some of my favorite things involve time travel done right, even though I can't recall them very good right now. But most of the time, time loops are dumb, stupid and can often at times just lead to confusion. That, to me, is not entertaining, it's distracting, annoying. Okay, so I don't like time travel because of this. I hate it so much, I avoid it when I can. But my biggest problem is the Predestination Paradox. Oh, you know the one. The plot twist where it turns out that this was ALL MEANT TO HAPPEN. That everything was set in stone, fate cannot be changed, this is your DESTINY. All you did is just restart a giant loop, forever repeating, forever trapped. Why do I hate this? Because it's a lame excuse to cover up lazy writing. It sucks, it's stupid, it goes against everything I believe in, never being able to change ANYTHING is NOT what we, as people, are about! So, if I hate it, how do I see time travel done right? I see it as opening an alternate timeline, by changing something in the past, you just threw yourself into an entirely new river. the original river exists, but you don't exist in that river anymore It's opening a new road, that's how I've seen time travel now. Although I may end up experimenting with different ways to view time travel in the future. Oh, and as for the future itself? I believe that since the future is undetermined, we -are- the future. The present can, technically, be the future, since we are making events happen, and thus, creating a 'past', like a river or a road... If, that makes any sense.