Explained: The FCF has lost a day
Yesterday we moved server or something. It was about improving the site – making it go faster. But unfortunately, somehow, we lost yesterday’s work with the move. There was an opinion piece, there was an On This Day, there was a collection of Simpsons videos I’d spent all afternoon lovingly picking out – not for my own enjoyment; for yours. There was news of Dimi Berbatov’s contract extension too. It’s gone. Disappeared, like those biscuits that I’d definitely marked out as my own in the cupboard, but which aren’t there anymore.
You’re probably as worked up about this as us, but at least for you that’s the end of it. For us, it’s just the beginning. We’re stuck in a paradox of a time-warp of an episode of (original) Star Trek. Did yesterday happen? Is there an alternative universe somewhere where alternate versions of us are continuing happily-ish, safe in the knowledge that their yesterday definitely did happen because they have their work to prove it? Where do we go from here? Is yesterday today, do we pretend it happened normally, or do we try and recreate it and remain forever a day behind the rest of the world?
It’s my assumption that we’re really up the junction here. There may well not be any answers, and certainly not any that you, the readership, can offer – I’ve never met any of you, but your online imprint suggests thick and I’m prepared to take that as fact.
Obviously none of us can come up with a solution because it could alter the molecular structure of our universe once more. You see, if Marty had never been born, how could he go back to 1955 to interfere with his parents’ meeting in the first place. But if Marty does not go back to 1885, Doc is killed, etc. Since Doc is stuck in 1885 near the end of Part III, he would have plenty of time to avert the paradox.
I hope this clears up some of the problems we are having. I’m sure we’ll solve them.