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Wed, Oct. 24th, 2007, 01:30 pm
This is what I hope to be like when I'm old:

"It was then that the Earth governments began militarizing their new interstellar craft, mostly because it was seen as economically necessary. The Others, for their part, seemed to only play along, making only the very minimal of gesture that one would imagine necessary to conduct a proper war in space. They would appear suddenly, en masse, and then vanish again, without actualy doing anything, before the pan-Earth alliance could respond. This spooked the leaders so badly that more and more of Earth was poured into arming for what was considered to be the greatest threat to mankind's being. However, not one bit of it was being used. There was great millions of trained men sitting in over two hundred thousand new fighter-craft, loaded heavy with millions upon millions of dollars of advanced weaponry, ammunition, equipment, rations. None of it ever saw much actual use against the phantom threat, the Others. Total war eventually turned to total economic collapse as the burning engines of industry whimpered with strain and wheeled down, suffocating on itself and starved. Took ten years of retrospective to piece it all together, you know, for humanity to understand what happened."

"And it all starts to happen just after I got into the time machine?"

"No, of course not. I just come up with a different story as to how we achieved a near-paradise Terran civilization to every time traveler who asks."

Thu, Oct. 25th, 2007 04:41 am (UTC)
krinndnz: I demand sauce, now

Alternatively, ways to make Alzheimer's more bearable.

Thu, Oct. 25th, 2007 08:03 am (UTC)
masstreble: Re: I demand sauce, now

Yeah, I can't help but think about that a lot. My grandmother confided in me that she hopes that hers will be the last generation to suffer from it, that my siblings and I will be spared, along with my father. I can't remember how long ago that was, but she degraded really fast after she was diagnosed. Maybe she's right, though: there's plenty of incentive to tackle Alzheimer's, especially in the West. One of the diseases of the affluent.

Of course, Goji insists that we're going to be immortal robots, so we're in the clear. Chrome does go well with everything...

Sun, Nov. 4th, 2007 10:14 am (UTC)
axonfuel

Have I told you lately that you rock the casbah? Well, you do. You rock the casbah.

Sat, May. 24th, 2008 10:00 am (UTC)
guido_jacobs: I'd rather have something like this:

"Hey, remember back in the 2010's when the fabric of time and space got shredded, and the land became filled with "final fantasy" monsters?"
"yeah, that was a fun time."
"I still can't believe you learned White Meteo..."

-OR-


"My children, I remember a long, long time ago, late at night, I was on the computer. Back when I was first using Skype, I found that I was alone, except for one man in Japan. He spoke no english, and I had yet to learn japanese, so we sat there, not knowing what to say...until he farted."