RDP – Ragtag Daily Prompt – Teleport

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RDP – Ragtag Daily Prompt – Teleport

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/08/30/rdp-84-taste/

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Today’s prompt word is, ‘Teleport’, and is one of my favorite words and subjects, as you can see by the name of my blog.

Here’s a post I wrote in 2016 about the book, “The Time Machine”, by H. G. Wells. Some of you may have seen this before, but a lot of you haven’t, so this is a good time to show it again, and mention how my blog got it’s name.

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“The Time Machine”, by H. G. Wells. It was first written and published in 1895.

I’m pretty sure I got this book from the local library book sale. I get most of my used books there, as they have really good prices for them…50 cents for paperbacks, and $1.00 for hardback.

I actually had never read this book before. I’d seen the movies made from it, and both of the ones I saw were good. I preferred the one made in 1960 best. It starred Rod Taylor, Alan Young, and Yvette Mimieux.

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The subject of the book is of course a time machine. A scientist had invented a machine that would be able to transport a person to a different time in history, either past or future. He gave a presentation to his fellow colleagues, but they were skeptical of the whole thing. After the meeting, the Time Traveler, as the main character was called in the book, tried out his machine.

As the time for their next meeting commenced, everyone showed up except for the host. Then, just before everyone was getting ready to leave, he shows up, all bedraggled. He told them he’d time traveled to the future, and he’d tell them all about it.

This is the main part of the book, his telling of his adventures in the future time. He was in the same location as they were in now, just way into the future. He’d met a strange group of people, called Eloi, and their enemies, called the Morlocks. At one point, he even loses his time machine, and has to find it before he can return to the present time.

He is befriended by a sweet girl Eloi, named Weena, who shows him around, and he wants to bring her back with him. It’s all very interesting how he deals with the world of the future, that is so different.

I would recommend reading this book.

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That brings me to the name of my blog…’teleportingweena’. 🙂 I chose it because I love the story of the Time Machine, and the girl, Weena. It is about time travel, and you never know exactly where you’ll land, or what you’ll see. Just like the vision I had when I started this blog. Also, our tabby cat was named Rowena, and we called her Weena. I’m convinced she could teleport herself to other dimensions. Sound kind of wacky, I know, but cats are mysterious, so you never quite know for sure. And now, Weena has been teleported across the Rainbow Bridge, and we miss her.

This is 'Weena' ...she teleports herself!

Weena

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I did read the definitions of ‘time travel’ and ‘teleportation’. Here’s what I understood from that: Time Travel (a time machine) will send you through time…past or future. Teleportation (no machine), moves you to a different location in the present time.

Have you ever been teleported somewhere? I think I have. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

6 responses »

  1. Thanks for joining Ragtag. I was skeptical of your name at first, but it all makes perfect sense. I’m so sorry for the loss of your own Weena.

    I use teleporting very loosely. I don’t know that I haven’t been teleported, so maybe that makes it all possible. 🙂

    • Thanks so much! There are many unexplained occurrences in this world, and probably out of this world, so who’s to say for sure what is and isn’t possible. I like to think if teleportation isn’t already happening in certain circumstances, then it will be at some time in the future. 🙂

  2. I’m sorry you Miss Weena. 😦
    I think I travel extensively in my dreams. I am other person, doing other things, very different from my waking life.
    I’m ready for actual teleporters, so we all may experience more of the world and each other. (And not miss people across distances.)

    • Thanks, Joey! Weena was a special kind of kitty…to us, anyway.
      Interesting about your ‘other’ self in your dreams! Maybe it is giving you a glimpse of another dimension, where you are living alongside your place here.
      That would be great to be able to travel by teleporter. If science fiction has already thought of it, then it’s probably already being developed. Maybe it’s so strange, that people of today would be too afraid of it…you know, like people awhile back didn’t believe there could be such thing as an airplane to take us places. 🙂

      • Maybe, sometimes I, even living in the modern world, am amazed by technology. I’d probably wait for my trendier friends to teleport a few times, but then I’d be in!

        The dream things are so clear sometimes. Sometimes I am lucid enough to know I am not me at the time. I don’t think it’s all my head. There’s something there.

      • You and me both, letting braver people try out teleporting first. Sounds really neat, but I’ll wait until all the kinks are worked out first. haha!
        Dreams are so interesting. I don’t know about those books that claim to say their interpretation of them, though. It’s just their opinion, probably. I like to write them down, to see if there is any connection to what’s been going on lately, and there is sometimes, but others are just totally off the wall weird! 🙂

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