Things To Do In The Bronze Age by David Barber


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Post November 21, 2011, 01:02:57 AM

Things To Do In The Bronze Age by David Barber

Time-travelers as gods and heroes in ancient mythology . . . interesting.
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Post December 05, 2011, 02:01:48 PM

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So one of the great greek epics was the result of time travelers screwing around. Like the concept, but why were they interfering with time?
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Post December 05, 2011, 03:26:33 PM

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The Warrior et al. were not just time travelers, or at least not human time travelers. My impression was that they were extra-dimensional entities who were explorers or maybe just tourists, able to wrap themselves in 'native costume' (including human-appearing bodies) to blend in. Hence they would not be concerned about changing history -- it was not, after all, THEIR history, and may not even have been "in the past" from their viewpoint. Think of the Achilles-body as a telepresence device of sorts, one that let its operator experience everything that the biological template (human body) would -- pain, pleasure, fear, joy... When the explorers / tourists had seen / experienced enough, they departed, and their disguises simply ceased to exist from the viewpoint of the natives.

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Post December 05, 2011, 07:27:36 PM

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Robert_Moriyama wrote:The Warrior et al. were not just time travelers, or at least not human time travelers. My impression was that they were extra-dimensional entities who were explorers or maybe just tourists, able to wrap themselves in 'native costume' (including human-appearing bodies) to blend in. Hence they would not be concerned about changing history -- it was not, after all, THEIR history, and may not even have been "in the past" from their viewpoint. Think of the Achilles-body as a telepresence device of sorts, one that let its operator experience everything that the biological template (human body) would -- pain, pleasure, fear, joy... When the explorers / tourists had seen / experienced enough, they departed, and their disguises simply ceased to exist from the viewpoint of the natives.

David (Barber), did I get it right? Was that how you saw the story?


Ur interpretation makes much sesne, lol
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