Memoirs of a Time Travelling
by Robert J. Morris
Intro - A Little Exposition
and Mintaka Battle Fleets 101
Cruise Steurung was
He was also very
young once but that comes later in the story, so we will definitely
get into all of that fun stuff. This old fella bounced around
throughout his uneventful life experiencing things and occasional
moments in a vast ocean of uneventful happenings, speckled with oddly
and exceptionally profound albeit vary rare and brief glimpses of
success. Despite those very rare quasars of victory, he was mostly
ignored and not liked very much.
life he had always missed the boat on very specific and uneventful
key moments. Sometimes he would celebrate minor successes that
allowed him to move up a few notches in prosperity however largely
major steps would result in Cruise metaphorically tripping on the
staircase and would be left holding a wasted vision of his
future-to-be. He would then revert back to what he did best, feeling
sorry for himself and drinking at the local pub.
unrecognized hero simply got old through the obviously entropic
passage of time with a general lack of inspiration. Scratch that.
the local pub he was inspired. Well, sort of. Her name was Jada. Jada
Malarky. The bartender at ‘The Hangnail Pub and Saloon”.
During the last 40 years of Cruise’s uneventful and relatively
unpopular career he found himself mesmerized by this amazonian, er
sorry, amazing woman, which I would suppose brings us into the story
of Cruise’s unpopular time-line. Well, the timeline was rather
popular, however, in this
timeline, Cruise was not, and that’s not to say that Jada’s
story isn’t equally as un-interesting, it’s just not the
focus of our disinterest.
Well. Not at the
Besides all of that,
there will be 187 other variations of her to talk about later in the
So. Where do we
start in this story? Before you lose absolute interest, keep in mind
that there are many t’s to cross and several i’s to dot;
also a couple of Pi’s to resolve. Not to say that this tale
isn’t dramatic. Before you go and consider Cruise’s life
story lack-luster, remember that our could-be-would-be-should-be hero
of our tale did in fact shatter the space time continuum into 187
parallel dimensions. More on that later.
Right. Where was I?
Mr. Steurung was a
quantum physicist. Mostly unrecognized but managed to profess at a
college of applied arts and technology. He was also a decent writer
and had a few books under his belt, which were relatively unpopular
except in the academic circles where he was ostracized by smart asses
and ridiculed by assholes and not necessarily in that order. This was
considered normal activity in the scientific community as several
theories would be hypothesized and written into a paper or journal.
Once submitted (regardless of a theory’s feasibility) those
‘cool kids’ in the community who managed to kiss enough
ass to obtain signatures from the more popular scientists, would in
turn get other less popular scientists to also sign off on these
papers and journals. Often, more often than not, without even being
read. Reading them was considered inconsiderate.
Cruise had submitted
many journals and papers having very few of them recognized for their
intellectual prowess and practical use for application.
Unfortunately, the consideration council in charge of considering his
papers always very inconsiderately read them. His work was then
considered, “flighty” and rather “obviously
impossible” by the consideration council as they didn’t
read much anyway and considered it a waste of their time.
Cruise had several
theories of quantum physics and energy transfers between entangled
entities which he felt he could never test for, as there was this
rival scientist who always managed to take the grant money in the
categories that he himself happened to apply for. He despised this
man. Since highschool, Max Perturbe was always there, getting the
girl, gaining popularity, winning the science fair and the pie eating
contest. Every year Cruise would gear up for an impossible victory as
Max Perturbe was always just a fair bit better, more handsome, had a
wider attention span and was also more fun at parties. He was also a