It’s just that, from the perspective of a real person in the real world, changing the past seems “unnatural” and changing the future seems “natural.” The fact that the visitor from the future is doing an “unnatural” thing doesn’t matter, because that choice wasn’t made by a person we’re supposed to identify with.
I’d love to go back in time and find that “love” was pronounced “snarf” and “move” was pronounced “blarf” and “Shakespeare” was pronounced “gumbleflaps” and I can’t understand anyone unless they write down what they’re saying.
Although technically, “there is a number you can call to get the settlement you may deserve” doesn’t guarantee a settlement, it just states that getting a settlement will be your goal when you call. In which case it could be true of any number, if you call it with settlements in mind.
No April Fool joke today. I got all my April Fool stuff out of the way a week and a half early, because I AM A TIME TRAVELER AND I DO IT WHENEVER I WANT.
Can we make March 20th “National Daleks Invade Wal-Mart Day”? Every Wal-Mart has the basic materials: dome-topped trash cans, plungers, whisks, and belts. And you don’t have to damage, or even unpackage, any of these items in order to start the invasion– you just have to creatively rearrange them. There is no law against it. And most Wal-Marts’ customer service is such that you can make a whole bunch of Daleks without anyone disturbing you.
Although, I would consider the invasion successful if it resulted in Wal-Mart adding an official amendment to their store policies, specifically prohibiting the construction of Daleks on their premises. Because that would just be awesome.