Wednesday, 13 March 2013

National Wormhole Day



So, where and when would I go given access to a wormhole? Somewhere medieval, perhaps? It might have been interesting, for example, to have been in the room the day the canons of Beverley and Ripon decided to fake charters granting them rights that applied even against the Archbishop of York. Or that day in 1137 when the Cistercians founded their monastery at Meaux, effectively paving the way for the existence of what is now Hull. Or I could nip back to 2003 and tell myself to do a creative writing course rather than seven years of postgraduate history degrees. Given what I've ended up doing, it might have been more applicable.

25 comments:

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Hahahaha! I think I should tell myself my younger self to take a writing course, too.

Stephen Tremp said...

I love anything medievel. Id have tonrestrain from bringing back a souvinier. Don't want to mess up the space time continuum.

L.G. Smith said...

Medieval times would be tough for me to negotiate without getting strung up as a witch I think. And the lack of general hygiene amongst the locals would be a problem as well. :PP

But telling ourselves to go back and study creative writing would be genius.

T. Drecker said...

:) Maybe I'd tell myself to do something else in college too... but then it'd mess up some other things in life. Medievel is always neat. Would also love to see that.

Damyanti said...

I would tell my younger self the same thing :)

DRC said...

I would have loved to do a history course. History interests me so much now than it ever did before. Would it have come in handy for future plans in writing though? Who knows :)

T. Drecker said...

I should have taken more writing courses, but that might have changed other things. Lol! Maybe it would be better just to pop in on those medievel times for a quick peek :)

Julie Flanders said...

I'd love to go back and tell my college self not to waste so much time on degrees that never got me anywhere. And to take it easy on the student loans! If only we could. :)

mshatch said...

I'm too afraid of changing things for the worse to go back to the past but it would admittedly be very interesting. I might tell Henry VIII that he'll deeply regret executing Thomas Cromwell BEFORE he does it. Or maybe warn Cromwell himself.

Nicki Elson said...

I'm sure all that knowledge of history impacts your writing in a wonderful way! Probably a better way than any writing class ever could.

Nicki Elson said...

I'm sure all that knowledge of history impacts your writing in a wonderful way! Probably a better way than any writing class ever could.

Hart Johnson said...

D'oh!!! All these posts are giving me ideas... but this is a big one... it's possible to go back and change the whole course of religious history, isn't it? Maybe throw a wife in the way of one of those guys who thought it was so important to remove the place for women.

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Yes, the wrongful dreams we had as pre-writers, at least a time before we considered we'd be writers. So much money and time could have been saved had we known. But then maybe our writing would have been completely different and not touched the lives that they do... oh hum.

Adriana Dascalu said...

i'm sure all that history is useful for your writing! you wouldn't need any documentation for a historical novel!

M. J. Joachim said...

Medieval times sound intriguing and fun...

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Well, maybe you could've ADDED those writing classes, but history classes are never a waste.

Sandy Campbell said...

You do a great job at writing! I enjoyed this post very much.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Just think where you'd be now! Then again, maybe this was your course for a reason.

cherylkayrose said...

Definitely would have been fascinating to be there. :)

Trisha F said...

I love the idea of going back in time just to do more creative writing study. heh. Of course back when I WAS doing my undergrad, there were no courses that would let you just focus on creative writing where I live, but I did do what classes they'd let me do.

D.G. Hudson said...

Too many medieval ills to deal with for me to go there. I like plumbing and not avoiding the sewage being tossed out of the window as in old Paris.

And women, other than nobles, who were knowledgeable were suspect. . .aka witches.

I'm going into the future and hope it hasn't reverted back to a medieval state!

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

Yea, I should probably have told myself that I should have gone into a creative writing program. Instead, my BS in Med Bio is just costing a fortune and I'm doing nothing with it...

nutschell said...

All good ideas! Don't know if I'd travel to the middle ages, though. I'd be too scared of not having toilet paper:)
Nutschell
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EvalinaMaria said...

You still can take your creative writing course if you really want, do not give up the journey back in time, it's just to fascinating!
Evalina, This and that...

laurie said...

love anything medievel. Id have tonrestrain from bringing back a souvinier. Don't want to mess up the space time continuum.