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A Cosmic Flowchart: Part III

In Part I, I covered the fictional, meta-choicemaps shown in Bandersnatch. In Part II, I covered some of the earlier and more popular actual maps of the show as played (and frequently mapped) by the viewers. Here in Part III, I will survey the later and less noted maps of the show, in roughly chronological order.

In the December 28th thread about u/alpine-’s more popular graph, u/turcois on Reddit posted his simpler, boxy, top-to-bottom graph with color-coding for ends, repeating of passages, and randomized choices. Also Jason Cooper, a.k.a. deamwork at GitHub, apparently translated alpine-’s map into draw.io format and Chinese, with the intention of collaborative improvement (which doesn’t seem to have panned out):

educational portion of Bandersnatch choicemap by turcois educational portion of Bandersnatch choicemap by deamwork

Also on December 28th, Leon Hurley tweeted his meandering map, both shrunk down to spoiler-free size, and also in full resolution:

educational portion of despoiled Bandersnatch choicemap by Leon Hurley educational portion of Bandersnatch choicemap by Leon Hurley

Some maps desperately need legends for their unexplained color coding. On December 28th, u/Madra_ruax on Reddit posted posted a flowchart with pervasive, but equally unexplained, color coding. On December 29th, u/EngineeringMySadness on Reddit posted a wordy, black-and-white looking flowchart that actually has some subtle line coloring:

educational portion of Bandersnatch choicemap by Madra_ruax educational portion of Bandersnatch choicemap by EngineeringMySadness

On December 29th, Reza Lesmana posted a three-piece incomplete flowchart to his blog, and Wogan May blogged an excerpt of his unpublished flowchart:

educational portion of Bandersnatch choicemap by Reza Lesmana educational portion of Bandersnatch choicemap by Wogan May

On December 29th, Tobie, @kubriickscube on Twitter tweeted an incomplete map in a thematic White Bear/video game crossover style. (The color coding appears to be structural rather than reflecting the similar colors of the show.) On January 1st, u/AppiusClaudius on Reddit joined in the dark theme with a black, bubbly, partial map, with some boldface for end nodes and a single, unexplained octagon shaped node:

educational portion of Bandersnatch choicemap by KubriicksCube educational portion of Bandersnatch choicemap by AppiusClaudius

On December 30th, u/pablo_alab on Reddit posted an annotated, colorful map with ten numbered endings. (The discussion on the post goes into up to 17 possible endings, the difficulties of mapping the PAC/PAX/JFD/TOY point, and the general feasibility of mapping Bandersnatch.) In a curvy tangle with end-coloring, bananatops on Tumblr came across 12 permanent (purple) ends and many more ends with the option to go back (orange):

educational portion of Bandersnatch choicemap by pablo_alab educational portion of Bandersnatch choicemap by bananatops

Chartgeek reposted a January 5th tree-style map by Adam Smith, who’d used a bit of color coding and some interesting time-banding:

educational portion of Bandersnatch choicemap by Adam Smith

Other maps I’ve spotted out there include a simple black-and-white, single path map by annabel (@QUERTYFINGER) on Twitter (December 28th), and a boxy blue map by myanklesaresprained on imgur (also December 28th).