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March 15th, 2009

Writer's Block: Timely Departures @ 06:11 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: bored bored
Soundtrack: Dido - See You When You're 40

If you could jump in a time machine and travel back to any point in history, where would you go?
What every time-traveler should do: I would go back in time to every time I said or did something stupid and/or ignorant and tell my past self not to. Thinking that Dido (the singer) has something to do with Ditto (the Pokémon)? DELETED!! Being too shy to get my girlfriend's phone number before she moved? DELETED!! Promoting PrtSc Land everywhere before I realized I needed to revamp it two more times? DELETED!! Blaspheming God? DELETED!!
(If I mentioned all of them, LiveJournal's server would crash)

 
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:March 16th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
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Don't be so hard on yourself!
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From:matt1993
Date:March 16th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
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Sometimes I just gotta be hard on myself.
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:March 16th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
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Nope-leave that to mom. :)
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From:rovanda
Date:March 16th, 2009 11:20 am (UTC)
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But then your past self would never have the chance to learn from those mistakes, and would wind up making similar, maybe even more embarrassing/painful mistakes later...

There's an awesome Star Trek TNG episode that deals with the scenario - Q gives Captain Picard the chance to change things he did (or didn't do) in the past, but it winds up changing who he is in the future because he didn't have those experiences to learn and grow from.

It's called Tapestry, I think: http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Tapestry_(episode)
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From:matt1993
Date:March 16th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
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What if I showed my past self videoclips of what I'm having to deal with because of those mistakes? Then would I learn from them?
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From:rovanda
Date:March 16th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure it would stick :-p

Worth a try if you got the chance, though ;-)
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From:matt1993
Date:March 16th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Yep. I mean, what's the worst that could happen?

*thinks of reality being distorted like a NES game with a lot of dust in the cartridge*

Well...it would still be worth it.
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From:erm_dreams
Date:March 17th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
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I would do the same thing. After that I would travel to a time I would feel wanted in and stay- forever.
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From:matt1993
Date:March 18th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
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I would feel wanted in this time once I changed my past, so I would stay in this time afterwards. Or perhaps the time when a cure for autism is invented, even though the Writer's Block said back in time.
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:August 21st, 2013 06:01 am (UTC)
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Still don't see anything wrooooooooooooong.
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From:matt1993
Date:August 21st, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
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(Explanation to anyone besides us who happens to revisit this entry even later than we did: Some drama on LJ that happened much later made it seem not only plausible, but likely, that a lot of my old entries and comments - including this one - might make people, even my LJ friends, hate me, so I linked to all of the posts that I was worried about.)

Just promise me you won't stop reading yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. I'm generally more worried about the more recent ooooooooooooones.

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