February 9th, 2007

Grue

[LJ Idol] Do not meddle in the affairs of the timestream for you are just a speck of dust to it.

I stared, watching the events unfold before me.

This was not how it was supposed to happen.

I learned that day, no matter what your intentions, do not mess with the time stream.




It was a simple job, really. I was going to make right what once went
wrong. Like on that show Quantum Leap.

I had spent years working on my time machine. I started on this plan
in my youth, with dreams of fame and fortune with it.

But the more I delved into it, the more I wanted to make my life worth
something. If I was going to give up my life working on this project,
I might as well, have given up my life for something wothwhile. That
culminated when I discovered despite all my efforts, this was going to
be a one shot deal. I never could figure out a way to transport
matter through the timestream, I could only transport energy. That
meant, the only option I had would be to transport my consciousness
back, leaving my body a lifeless husk when I left.

So, literally, I would give up my life in this process. I had given
too much of my lifetime to not try it. I was going to make the world
a better place. What one moment in time would I change? What single
event would have the greatest impact on the most people?

My machine was finished. All I had to do was to decide what I was going to fix.

So much human history. How does one decide what to change?

I could go back and create an invention early. I could go back and
stop something from happening. So many options...

Finally, like a flash I had it. I fiddled with the PC hooked up to
the machine, stepped into my device and my body hit the floor.




Blackness




I was all ready to stop Sept. 11. I would take out Bin Laden during
the Clinton administration.

I opened my eyes and something was terribly terribly wrong.

a) I seemed to have no control over this body I was in.

b) There I was on my knees staring up at the body I expected to be in,
Bill Clinton.

As he started to unzip his fly, I knew who I was in. And I didn't
even have the ability to shut Miss Lewinski's eyes.

"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
Schpadoinkle!

For those who only know the commercial...

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find........

In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do, or say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 4545
Ain't gonna need your teeth, won't need your eyes
You won't find a thing to chew
Nobody's gonna look at you

In the year 5555
Your arms are hanging limp at your sides
Your legs got nothing to do
Some machine, doing that for you

In the year 6565
Ain't gonna need no husband, won't need no wife
You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube

In the year 7510
If God's a comin' he ought to make it by then
Maybe he'll look around himself and say
``Guess it's time for the Judgement day''

In the year 8510
God's gonna shake his mighty head
He'll either say ``I'm pleased where man has been''
Or tear it down and start again

In the year 9595
I'm kinda wondering if man's gonna be alive
He's taken everything this old earth can give
And he ain't put back nothing...

Now it's been 10,000 years
Man has cried a billion tears
For what he never knew
Now man's reign is through
But through the eternal night
The twinkling of starlight
So very far away
Maybe it's only yesterday...

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find.......