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Someone Was A Time Traveler [Pic]

Hits: 10026 | Rating: (3.3) | Category: Weird | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Cain523
Male, 18-29, Europe
 50 Posts
Sunday, November 10, 2013 3:23:31 PM
@5Cats - did I hit a nerve? I've listed my source which in my opinion is more creditable than the top 5 Google links which you are blandly spitting out as if they are fact. To be honest I not going to argue with you. I don't post very often and only did so this time because I happen to have a bit of secondary knowledge that might be of interest to other readers. You on the other hand clearly live on this site (based on your post count) which leads me to believe that you don't have much else going on - which is fine, everyone has their thing. Respond to this post if you want, but I won't be reading it. Use it as an opportunity to vent or just to boost your post count if you wish, it doesn't matter to me and if anything, I pity you for it.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26204 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 12:27:27 PM
@Cain523: You make baseless, undocumented claims without a single source, but LECTURE ME on MY source AND punctuation TO BOOT

Next you'll complain about my use of smileys...

Comparison of 1898 to 1912 Versions

Read It Here Online! No download required. It's a "Titanic" website to boot! It's the 1912 version.

They Discuss The Different Editions Here! They find 3 (three!) differences between the 1898 and 1912 edition. Trivial ones.

Case closed, unless you wish to apologise? Up to you, you were bloody r

Cain523
Male, 18-29, Europe
 50 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 4:10:59 AM
@drawman61 - One of my old university professors has both the original text and the reissue for this exact reason, and from what I heard he was thoroughly disappointed when he saw the differences. As k-two mentioned, the original text is more closely linked to past events than to the Titanic.

@5Cats - Don't use wiki as fact, it only makes you look like an idiot. And don't used upper case to try and reiterate your point (especially when it is wrong), as it just comes off as condescending.

An-egg
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 870 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 3:55:49 PM
I C.

robthelurker
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2299 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 11:32:56 AM
makes me wonder about other authors like h.p. lovecraft.

erikthevikin
Male, 30-39, Canada
 724 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 8:56:38 PM
old news is old.

747Pilot
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1099 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 8:11:16 PM
free, just click

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 7:40:32 PM
So he got the name wrong too. lol. That's now two things different. Graphic is deceptive.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26204 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 3:49:58 PM
Futility by Morgan Robertson FREE!

Of course you need an Amazon Account already. Other countries get it at their local Amazon sites.

Bingo! I just downloaded it

@panzerlenis: How many books written before 1912 featured HUGE unsinkable passenger liners (with half the needed lifeboats) hitting an iceberg in April & SINKING on their maiden voyage?

That number would be... ONE!

You need a new Dictionary, dude.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26204 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 3:42:55 PM
@Cain523: Nope, it's real:

Morgan Robertson - wiki

He really wrote a short novel, published in 1898, about a ship named "Titan" which was deemed "unsinkable" (like the Great Eastern!) and was trying to set the speed record on her maiden voyage, but hit an iceberg, in April.

Later editions included some TRIVIAL changes: like her tonnage changed from 45,000 to 75,000. All the key factors were unchanged.

The ONLY thing people get wrong is the title:
Futility: or, The Wreck Of The Titan
Not just "The Titan"

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26204 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 3:35:33 PM
@spannerbulb: Snopes Says: Yes! Mostly. Many people (before it sank, obviously) called it "unsinkable"...
BUT! They'd often 'qualify it' (as was the speaking manner in those days) as "nearly" or "as possible" and like that.
It was "expert opinion" that Titanic was "as unsinkable as possible" which is close enough for me!

The Great Eastern a HUGE passenger ship built in 1858! Almost as big as Titanic was, it suffered an explosion on it's maiden voyage... didn't sink though.

pazerlenis
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1030 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 3:28:11 PM
Never underestimate mankind's power to make connections out of coincidences.

spanerbulb
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1247 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 3:13:27 PM
I don't believe the Titanic was ever described as unsinkable, that is until a few years after it did go down.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6190 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 3:12:14 PM
Actually his original book was different, it was then altered and reissued to match the events of the Titanic 14 years later.
@Cain523- proof please.

k-two
Male, 40-49, Europe
 121 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 2:15:59 PM
Not so spooky if you know that a freight steamer named Titania sunk on its way from New York to England in 1882, and that in 1879 steamship Arizona hit an iceberg on the same route. There was plenty of inspiration like this in Robertson's era.

maggierose78
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 675 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 1:26:48 PM
The Wreck of the Titan, I am currently reading that. If you have Kindle, you should be able to get it for free at Amazon (no I don't work for Amazon).

soundman655
Male, 50-59, Canada
 1535 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 1:06:18 PM
Not a big stretch

broizfam
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3672 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 1:01:56 PM
Can't help but wonder if the the actual ship was named after the ship in the book.

Cain523
Male, 18-29, Europe
 50 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 1:01:29 PM
Actually his original book was different, it was then altered and reissued to match the events of the Titanic 14 years later.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26204 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:25:38 PM
Yes, the "Titan" and "Titanic" connection...

Spooky, eh?

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1459 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:08:31 PM
Link: Someone Was A Time Traveler [Pic] [Rate Link] - That or had visions. Cue Inception sound now.


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