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Message to my 16-year-old self - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle

Oct. 22nd, 2007

02:04 am - Message to my 16-year-old self

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When I turned 16, I received a message from my future self, and I've been living my life according to it ever since then. It's been working out great! I've been avoiding all kinds of mistakes I apparently otherwise would have made (although I wish I hadn't misinterpreted the "invent eBay first" part... I built a little shrine in a bay window made up of objects that started with E...)

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From:ex_sonjaaa
Date:October 22nd, 2007 07:39 am (UTC)
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I really wish my future self would have reached back in the past to talk to my 16-year-old self! How did you do it?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:October 22nd, 2007 07:55 am (UTC)
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Well everybody else has been doing it lately so I just jumped on the bandwagon apparently.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:October 22nd, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Time machines take the form of bandwagons now?
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From:linnaeus
Date:October 22nd, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
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It's only a short hop from one of those Victorian steampunky H.G. Wells style time machines with all their brass and inlaid wood to a circus wagon with a big ass calliope, so why not go with something festive and attention getting?
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From:deckardcanine
Date:October 22nd, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
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Great icon. Now there's a spoonable cat.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:October 22nd, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
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Man, I wish I could do that too. I wouldn't go back and tell him to invest in Microsoft or start web designing about 10 years early, but the #1 thing I'd do is reach back and slap him. (Even I think my 16-year-old self was super annoying). Then I'd "Pimp My Past", so that I'm not such a dork back then.
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From:nefaria
Date:October 23rd, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
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You could break the space-time continuum by NOT going back and talking to your past self, even though it already happened. Why not give it a try? You can probably fix it with superglue and bend it into neat shapes.
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From:kaysho
Date:October 24th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
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What, your 16-year-old self wasn't so rebellious that he actually LISTENED? :)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:October 25th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
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Nah, he was a nerd. He was all like "COOL!!!"
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