Monday, November 30, 2009

Dear 16 - The Final Shot

As at Friday afternoon this was the posish, as much as I could see. It will have mutated more by the time you read this, mostly because of rebellious rulebreakers, leaving open tags, multi tags and some who have even tagged merely one person.

I think the time has come for me to let go. It's been good, the tag has spread far and wide. I read about it in the Sunday Leader Kottu section, the online version of course, wondering if there might just be a flood of readers unfamiliar with Kottu and Sri Lankan blogs in general who'd email their letter in to Indi.

There have been bastardisations, such as Whacko's letter to his sixty year old self, a nice and different approach, and there have been funny as hell ones, like DQ's distinctly "that's worth another look at" one. We're still waiting on Indi's and Electra's versions, possibly they're too cool for school, maybe they just don't want to do it or are too busy with small things like plays and politics.

As we read this, well you read it and I write, there may well be some chap over in another blogosphere who has been tagged and is busily thinking about what he's going to write. Odds on he's thinking that it might be really funny if he tells the sixteen year old him a bit about sex, perhaps how he'll have it quite soon and never stop thinking about it.

That's been the best thing for me about this tag; discovering some blogs I hadn't heard of, "meeting" a few new people and seeing what we think we've learned since we were sixteen.

And no one has dared to tag Java. We're all too scared, including me. It would be like waking one of those ogres in a cave, good fun but dangerous and foolhardy. But, if anyone dares to tag him I reckon his letter might the most interesting one ever.

Sorry if you're missing from the chart, I've tried to keep track but it ain't easy.

Happy Monday out there all.


Gehan said...

that's a quite fantastic little chart u got there! :D

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Thank you Gehan, I made it myself you know.

Anonymous said...

I too have committed the sin. It took awhile though, longer than I expected. Writing letters to one's ownself is tough business. Pure genius!

I have passed the deadly deed on to Techies, and if my cunningness, serves me right, soon we'll have all the Techies of the Blogsphere writing letters to their 16yr old selves. *evil laugh*

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Chaarmax - I am aware of your late entry into the fray and it has been added to my updated chart, as has Cerno's. I'm not sure how long I can keep track though!