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Writer's Block: Checklist for Eternity 
31st-Aug-2008 09:24 pm
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If you could live forever how would you spend your time?


First off, I have no desire to live eternally. I realize this makes me an oddball vampire enthusiast, but I'd rather live my lifetime out.

However, this question did remind me of something I loved years ago.

I used to check out cassettes of old radio shows from the library as a kid, thanks to my 3rd grade teacher instilling a love of radio in our class. Basically, there was an old show called The Halls of Inner Sanctum, kind of a radio version of The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits.

Anyway, one of the episodes I checked out involved a researcher who found an elixir of immortality. His research attendant somehow wound up killing the scientist and drinking the elixir. Well, the scientist's daughter (who the assistant was in love with) managed to get the assistant to confess to murder. And the show winds up with the murdering assistant realizing that he's not only immortal, but he's going to prison for life without parole.

Which really is quite disturbing to contemplate.

Of course the real fun in all of it was listening to the soap advertisements in the middle of George and Gracie's show.
Comments 
1st-Sep-2008 05:32 am (UTC)
I am terrified of aging and death. I fear that when the lights go out...the lights go out.

However...another coupla years of the suckfest my life has become, and I will fucking off myself. Immortality is useless unless it comes with a huge bank account.
1st-Sep-2008 10:59 am (UTC)
Pretty much. I can't imagine being stuck being broke for eternity.
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