1 March 2013

Back from the Future blogfest

Back from the Future blogfest


Happy St. David's Day everyone! It's a good day to be Welsh, and everyone's feeling good and patriotic. Today is also the Back from the Future Blogfest, hosted by Suze of Subliminal Coffee, M. Pax and Nicki Elson. This blogfest goes with the idea that you're sent a shoebox from your future self from 10 years into the future. What's in it?



First off, I'd need something to prove to myself that I really did send this to myself from the future. For that, I'd include my toy kangaroo (named, rather originally, "Roo"). I've had this toy since I was 6 years old, and it's got a distinct ink stain underneath one armpit. It's unique to me, so it would be pretty conclusive proof.

As a gift to myself, I'd send the next 2 Hobbit movies and the rest of the Star Wars saga. How cool would that be?! Everyone would still be speculating whether Harrison Ford returns as Han Solo, or what the plot would be, and I'd sit there all smug having watched it five times in a row. Thanks, future me.

Finally, I'd send myself a picture of my family along with a letter from my future kids.

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The shoebox would also have a false bottom, with a 9mm pistol, silencer and ammunition, gas mask, map, flares and a first aid kit. A hand written note from me, 10 years from now, would be hastily scrawled,

"It's all lies. Whatever they tell you, it's all lies. I've managed to give you this much of a warning. Don't waste it. Two months from your time, they will come. Be ready. For my sake, be ready.

Good luck.

Jamie - 2023"

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What message would you send from the future to your past self?

Don't forget to say hi to the others who are taking part in the blogfest!


29 comments:

  1. Great post and love the future 'warning'...good stuff!

    Maybe in the future they won't even bother with live actors, anymore, and everyone will just be CGI?? Hmmm....

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  2. Oh, I liked the warning at the end. . . enjoyed your entry, Jamie! It's night here in BC, Canada, so I'm starting early.

    I'm already a follower of yours, but I hope you'll check out my post on what my shoebox contained.

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  3. Loved your entry! Better ready and entertained!
    :)

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  4. Happy St. David's Day to you!
    That's quite the mini arsenal... forewarned is forearmed?
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. You'll need that in your future? Not fun! But now that you've been warned, you'll get to see those kids someday.
    Hobbit and Star Wars movies - true movie geek, Jamie!

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  6. movies and a holocaust??
    there should be liquor too, i think!
    i thought about a weapon, but it isnt me. never know what the futurewill bring...

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  7. Wish I'd thought of the films!! My second thought is- oh, all that sounds expensive to send by mail. As though there is actually a back through time postal service...

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  8. Happy St. David's Day. I was going to do a post on that today, but the future me intervened. Nice warning at the end. The zombie apocalypse is coming!

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  9. I love this. You get the Hobbit movies and the Star Wars saga, on top of a apocalypse survival kit. Priorities.

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  10. Yikes! What's a Roo to do?
    ~Just Jill

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  11. Happy St. David's Day! And I'm glad Roo and your future family survive whatever's coming and you get to watch the new Star Wars and Hobbit movies!

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  12. Jaims, the beginning was so sweet and the end was all, whaaa? Made me smile, tho. Leave it to you, Zombie Fitness Boy.

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  13. Oh dear! Now I'm nervous. But it would be cool to see those movies now.

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  14. Now those movies I'd love to see. Although now I'm kind of annoyed at my future self for not preparing me for our dystopian future!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  15. That took an ominous turn. Nice job.

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  16. Aww, I love your toy kangaroo. I have a toy dog like that who is totally unique to me. Your note makes me nervous for the future! :)

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  17. If I'd received that message from myself I'd be a petrified wreck for two months! Good job!

    Visiting via the BFTF hop.

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  18. Hope things don't get as dark as that note, but your future self sounds quite prepared.

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  19. Yipes! Better watch those movies fast!!!

    Terrific job.

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  20. Great movie choices! And loved your hidden survival kit with letter. Nice!

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  21. Just when I thought you'd gone all mushy on us...you discovered the false bottom. Hehe, excellent post, ehxceeellent. Thanks for hopping with us. :)

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  22. That would be a nerve-wracking box to receive in the mail!

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  23. A copy of the next six Star Wars movies would be amazing Jamie! Great idea!

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  24. Well this had a "jaw dropping" ending.

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  25. I was sure the future would be conquered with swords, not pistols.

    .......dhole

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  26. I agree with Michael. What a jaw-dropping ending. New Follower here. *waves*

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  27. Oh my lol. What a twist! I SHOULD have thrown in one of my stuffed animals, but I think anything with my 8-yr-old style scribble on it will let me know it's me. lol

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