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Flip the Otter searched: What are three parallel universes I should be careful about avoiding and how do I get to them?
It should be noted that the first time I read this question, I thought you were asking for three very bad ideas, just so you could accomplish them.
I see now that you were asking how to get to these universes, so that you could avoid any accidental entrances. Usually, I would just give a blanket statement about avoiding dark alleys, glowing doorways, and any trail, hole, or cave frequented by talking animals. The following universes deserve a special warning however:
1. Any universe where your parents were never born, never met, or never gave birth to you. If I’ve learned one thing from Science Fiction, it’s that these worlds are full of either Social Awkwardness or Emotional Trauma, and nothing good comes from experiencing them. I doesn’t do you any good to know that your mother will give your name to her dog, if she doesn’t actually have you.
You get to this world through Rifts in the Space/Time Continuum (never Tears in Time and Space, though they sound like the same thing to me…). Stay away from aliens who can have anything they want with a snap of their fingers, and malfunctioning space ships.
2. Reality. Don’t stop reading. I’m talking about that universe where your life is just a movie set, and everyone in that world thinks that you are the actor who plays you. It’s unnerving. It’s unsettling. It’s enough to make you lose your lunch, when you realize that you can’t even survive in that world, because you don’t know how to play yourself in front of a camera. Nothing is more humiliating than being fired from that job.
Don’t jump through windows with glowing sigals on them. Don’t take doors that weren’t there thirty seconds before. Don’t fall asleep. (Good luck.)
3. The World Populated Entirely By Shrimp. All of its charms get old inside three seconds. You’ll tire of it very quickly.
The only way I’ve heard of getting there is riding piggy-back on an unspeakably powerful and unbearably ancient being. ShrimpWorld is probably the least of the reasons against taking that ride, though.