January 14, 2011
In the future, time travel and simple "disguise devices" have both become commonplace and affordable to the middle class.I wish I had such coherent sci-fi stories in my dreams!
Resultantly, the past, OUR time, is full of slightly odd-looking people, stopping us in the street and telling us NOT to do things.
The laws and philosophy of time travel discouraged direct statements of instruction, so the odd-looking people talked around things.
It was never "Do not marry Sam," It was an oddly-familiar stranger cornering you in a room and angrily listing Sam's weak points.
The past (us) long ago figured out time travel was inevitable, solely due to the interferences of these well-meaning future-selves.
You couldn't eat lunch without three future-yous attempting oblique advice-drops, which you spurned out of spite, changing nothing.
(She also draws the alt-history webcomic Templar, AZ)
Remember, with great power comes OH MY GOD! LOOK AT ME! THIS IS AWESOME! WOOO! YEAH! IN YOUR FACE, REGULAR PEOPLE!
http://is.gd/gWel1M - The war on Kinder Eggs. We are such a damn nanny state. Kinder Eggs are terrific.