Utahraptor: So "Back to the Future" contains a large flashback when they travel back in time? T-Rex: Actually, no!
T-Rex: If you use a time machine, it DOESN'T count as a flashback. This makes flashbacks one of the few literary techniques that's nullified by time travel. Ironically, it's also one of the few literary techniques whose name alone would be an AMAZING title for a time travel story. "Flash forward" is the other one.
Narrator: MEANWHILE, IN TUDOR ENGLAND: T-Rex: See, this doesn't count either, because "meanwhile" implies a parallel universe, or at the very least a conception of time in which all events happen simultaneously. T-Rex: Flashbacks!! T-Rex: THEY'RE HARD
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May 28th, 2018:GUESS WHAT I HAVE A NEW BOOK!! It's coming out this September and it's called HOW TO INVENT EVERYTHING and I really hope you like it!