630: Time Travel

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Time Travel
She also starts every letter with "Dear Future <your name>"
Title text: She also starts every letter with "Dear Future <your name>"


Megan prefaces her statements with "I've traveled here from the year 1983 [likely the year of her birth] to say this." The statement is (assuming 1983 to be her birth year or, at least, a year she lived during) perfectly valid, albeit not very meaningful. Its phrasing implies a form of time travel other than the normal one minute per minute that everybody is subject to, even though this is not the case. This gives more emphasis to whatever she is about to say, which is instead quite anticlimactic and mundane.

Cueball notes this but still wishes that she would stop saying that as it is superfluous and captures more attention than her statement is actually worth. It would also get annoying to hear that same line repeated numerous times.

The title text continues this idea of Megan inserting another superfluous - although true - forwards to her letters. It's technically true because the letter will arrive at the recipient some time in the future, but this is not the way most salutations that begin "Dear Future <name>" are meant. Many schoolchildren are assigned to write letters to their future selves as an exercise in reflection and thinking about the future, but addressing every letter this way would likely become annoying.


[Megan has entered the scene from the left, and has her arms raised. Cueball is eating something (possibly a bagel?) and looking over his shoulder at Megan.]

Megan: I've traveled here from the year 1983 to say this:
Megan: Are there any bagels left?
Caption: While it's technically true, I wish she'd stop prefacing every sentence with that.

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Dear Future Husband...better toast it right. Elvenivle (talk)

I believe Cueball is in fact eating a bagel. --Alexbuzzbee (talk) 04:16, 21 March 2016 (UTC)