Con is over and we are still tired but we had a lovely time!
Am I the only one who thinks the fact that “Don’t worry, you’ll die” is a reassurance in that world is kinda… I dunno, something between funny and mildly disturbing.
Also, the small character developementchecklist. Just…
Kinda refreshing how blasé they are about that.
You have never seen Highlander Imortality SUCKS you outlive everyone you know
Who wants to live forever?
Well… Me, for starters.
Same. I mean all of the arguments against living forever, stuff like you’ll live through all your family dying, and the stuff that focuses on the impermanence of life… all that happens anyway. Just because you’re mortal doesn’t mean that you’re going to die before your children, or not have to go through losing all of your friends to age. My grandfather is 93. With the exception of my grandmother everyone he knew when he was a young man is either dead or so senile they might as well be. Eternal life is just a way for you to make more connections with people, staying young and vital at the same time.
I’m going to be immortal…….or die trying^^
But to go through that loss and continue to live on and on and on with no end? That sounds crushingly lonely. No thanks.
Attention all unnaturally longevitous people: Have lots of babies: one per pentade for couple hundred years, say. If the trait is recessive, about a quarter of them will also be longevitous; if it’s dominant, even more. Now, granted, they’ll all be mating with people who are probably less long-lived, so the grands will only live a fraction as long as you; but nevertheless, you’ll be growing your own tribe of people who will stick around for a while. It will at least slow down the rate of loss. Furthermore, there’s no reason to suppose your mutation is necessarily unique; so sooner or later your tribe will meet another longevitous tribe or tribes. Then y’all can interbreed and take over the world.
Why do i get the feeling he’s saying it this way because he WON’T?
Well, if he was an adult in the 1920s then he’s pushing 120 *now*.
And he’s looking pretty old — like, 70s or 80s. So he’s probably not immortal either.
Unless he’s got the really nasty kind of immortality, where you don’t die but you DO keep aging. Eventually you get to the point where every part of you is so frail or in so much pain that you can’t even get out of bed, but you just. Can’t. Die. *shudder*
People seem to be mistaken between immortality & invincibility.
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