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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2014 (!mortal)

by chacham (Prior)
on Oct 14, 2014 at 17:43 UTC ( #1103777=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: poll ideas quest 2014 (!mortal)
in thread poll ideas quest 2014

Why not just directly ask if you want to be immortal? Unless, you want to know what flavor the pill should be. :)

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Re^3: poll ideas quest 2014 (!mortal)
by Arunbear (Prior) on Oct 15, 2014 at 12:06 UTC
    To try to head off "It depends ..." type answers.

      I hear ya.

      I guess i am thrown off a bit with the word "pill". What the term for that? When something is added that distracts attention from the main point? Hmm.. Perhaps you can ask it "Given the choice, would you choose to be mortal or immortal?" A number of anime address this question in one way or another. Tuck Everlasting did too.

      Of course, there's immortality with and without invulnerability (Highlander, magic), continuous rebirth (phoenix) or regeneration (DBZ's), and a kill switch (devil's wish).

      Hmm...perhaps the question can be asked from another angle: Before accepting immortality itself, i also require (more than anything else):

      • Regeneration
      • Rebirth (Phoenix style)
      • (Eternal) Youth
      • Someone to share it with
      • A (self) kill switch
      • A Scottish accent
      • Perl 6
      • I do not want immortality

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