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"Days" are becoming a bi-daily sort of thing.

10 Days, 10 Prompts
Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you'd never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.

[livejournal.com profile] therobbergirl said it very well, so I'll paraphrase: every choice I've made in my life has been so inextricably tangled up with who I've become that changing one thing or another would result in a different me. That said, if I could undo the harm without losing the lessons:

1. I would never have played games with C and D's hearts; I was young, feckless, and self-destructive, and they both paid the price.
2. I would not have cut off C; I was young, cowardly, and unthinking.
3. I would not have laughed when J told me what he did; I would have instead tried talking to him and reasoning with him.
4. I would not have crashed the car.
5. I would not have let my infatuation with L get in the way of my relationship with V.
6. I would not have hesitated.

Don't worry, none of these things apply to people on LJ, and two-thirds of them date back nearly 20 years; in most cases, I've made apologies, and, in all cases, I've come to closure.

Now, more importantly, if I were going to go back in time and rectify matters, I'd make sure to bring winning lottery numbers.

Date: 2011-01-03 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aceofkittens.livejournal.com
I've thought about the "Sliding Doors" / "A Sound of Thunder" element to changing bits of the past, but here's the thing: I wouldn't mind a slightly different me. There are a few things from my list that were not lessons so much as kicks in the teeth.

But obviously, it's not like I can do anything about it. :)

Date: 2011-01-03 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erikred.livejournal.com
I hear you loud and clear, and I sure as hell am not advocating that anyone else should turn down the Time Cop/Butterfly Effect opportunity to make things different. Hell, I'd be happy to do it myself for a different timeline Erik, whether he wants me to or not. ;-)

More than time travel, what I really need are save-game spots.

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