As I’ve stated before, I’m not doing seasonal anime reviews on my blog, but I’m still watching some shows! One of these shows is Irozuku: The World in Colors. While watching this show, I asked myself: what would I do if I was in a similar situation?
Let me explain myself a bit here, so my original thoughts are more concrete.
- I’m me, but from the future, so like 2120 or something along those lines.
- I’m sent back in time to now (2018), but I end up meeting my grandfather (I’ll put my twin brother in his place since I know so much about him).
- I am around the same age as I am in real life, meeting my grandfather (my actual brother)…
So, what would I do if I was put in that situation? Technology would be different for sure. It’d be a pain in the ass trying to figure out how all of the stuff works, learning the mechanics of the world we know today, trying to go about buying things, learning how TVs, computers, phones, and whatever else works in 2018. God, that would be stressful as hell.
But I also realized that I’d probably not get along with my brother… I just don’t think I would. Don’t get me wrong, the guy is insanely caring and comforting and will be there for his friends and family and anyone who needs him, but you rub him the wrong way and it is game over. The same goes for all the friends I’ve made in the past few months. We’ve become like a family—a family that drinks a bunch, laughs often, plays games nightly, and has a blast every time we see each other—but I don’t know if I’d be able to come to a point where I’d be friends with any of them if I was to come into it from a different time.
Everything would be so different. I’d be on the outside, trying to learn all of their quirks, their personalities, their hobbies, and if it was me time-traveling, I don’t think I could do it. Would I be able to pick up on how technology works? I’m not well-versed in most technology as it is, and I dabble in what I know because I’m comfortable with it, so that would be a major pain for me. Learning how to use all the devices and things would create a hellish idea in my head and I’m not sure if I’d be able to adapt very well.
Bus fare? Cars? The freaking landscape?!? Everything would be different, I think. I’m not sure if things would look similar or not, and that would be a major culture shock to me. That’s something that I would have to deal with and I think it would be pretty freaking hard.
In The Case I Become Friends With My Brother:
He is getting a computer science degree, so I’m sure he’d be able to help me out with the technology aspects and show me the ropes and whatnot (which isn’t something I’d do now–I just ask him for help when I need it!) and that would be pretty freaking neat. However, how much would he really be willing to teach me? I mean, would he be that accepting? I’m some stranger from another time period, I don’t know if he’d really be willing to help me very much (unless I flat-out told him I’m his grandson). There’s a bunch of stuff I probably wouldn’t understand, and he might have a hard time explaining it, but who knows…
What about school? Having to learn a new way of doing things (if it went through drastic changes) and trying to figure out what the classes were about, what they’d be teaching, what the socioeconomic status would be like. There’s so much I could go on and on and on…
Also!! What would happen if I got stuck in that time? What happens to the timeline? Does my brother cease to exist after I die? If I did end up become friends with these people: would they all remember me and mourn me when I died? The questions that I have are endless, and it’s not something that I really want to think about because it’ll hurt my head and I don’t want to do that to myself today.
But, yeah…that’s something that Irozuku got me thinking about—a bit of randomness that’s been floating in my head since I started watching the show.
Thanks for reading!