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March 12, 2013
Posted at 12:15 pm

Chapter 124

Everybody seemed to like Carl's response to Clinton's staff. Chapter 124 is a longer chapter, so people should be happy with that. Also, we start to see some major differences in the time line from here on out.

As to how much those changes matter, I'm not really sure. I have certainly heard from the 'butterfly effect' readers since the story started. That theory is that ever since Carl returned, his least little change would radically affect everything afterwards. In other words, he could not profit by his return, since history would be inconceivably altered. I hold to the 'ebb' and flow' version of history, instead, that there are genuine trends, economic and historical, that hold sway. While Carl can make changes, he cannot alter the history and thoughts of 7 billion people. Maybe I read too much of Asimov's Foundation series when I was a kid.

We'll just have to see what happens!

I was told of a couple of typos, so I am updating a couple of chapters. No big deal.