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Death! No grampa thats just Maggie...
I've been thinking about death recently. Not in a "Oh no, death!" kind of way, just thinking about it. As in, death is this thing that none of us will ever escape. But hopefully by the time it comes for you, you will say "I've had a good run."

There's noble ways to die, like fighting for something you believe in. Which is why it saddens me when I hear about deaths in Iraq, because the only thing I see our troops doing out there is fighting for survival. In WWII we faught for ideals. I dont know what we fight for now.

There's stupid ways to die. The kind of thing that that is prefaced with "Hey y'all watch this!" is probably a stupid way to die.

There's gruesome ways to die. This is where I would link you to Ogreish.com but you have to type it in yourself.

But I think the best way to die would probably be in your sleep the morning after having made love to the love of your life all night long, and its been about 6 years since since you won the lottery and you've done just about everything. Thats probably the best way to go. I think by then you've had a good run.

What do you think is the best way to go?
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From: laxblackbelt Date: April 16th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Like i said genius

Recently, in my Ethics class, we had an unscheduled visit from a student that was also a reserve in the Marines. He came in just to say hi to the professor but stayed as the professor asked him some questions.
The Marine, a 21 year old college student, told us how the natives in Iraq were thankful for the over throw of Saddam. He told us that the people would wave to them, shake their hands, and even give them gifts. He spent a year and a half in the Iraq, had is birthday there, Christmas, and he lost friends there. This shook him up a lot but he said that what he had lost was worth what he helped give to the people of Iraq.
We have to remember that it is the guerrillas our troops are fighting not the Iraqi people.
This is not my opinion, this is fact. With things i don't know very much about, like what is going on in Iraq, i try to keep MY opinions neutral.

But in the case on death, Vlad you have a great mind man. GENIUS!!!
camelot_king From: camelot_king Date: April 16th, 2005 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm afraid I've been a bit obsessed with the subject of death recently. I'm very much scared to my wits end about it. I am dreadfully afraid of death. I've hallucinated about it. I've dreamed about it. I've dreamt many times about the end of the world, and each time I feel a sense of such intense fear. I've always been deathly afraid (pardon the pun) that there's just nothing, that any thought that I have or will have, any hope, any dream, will just stop when I die. That there's nothing. The chemicals that make my brain work don't exist anymore. The functions that make up my body and my mind don't exist anymore. I will be no more. The world will go on, but for me there will be nothing. I'm scared out of my mind, while it lasts. I love life so much, I don't want to leave it. I love my friends. I love my girlfriend. I love everything that moves and breathes. I have so much love left to give, but to die, ruins, remenants, the past, it's all been done before and will be done again. The fear and the loathing, like the film, is uncontrollable, is unimaginable, and is the subject of unrelenting fear in my mind. Life is short, and the other side taunts and teases, summoning us all to it. Try to imagine nothingness. Do you picture a black canvass? Well you're wrong. Black is not nothing, it's something. Absolute nothingness, for eternity, that is my greatest fear, and so I want to spend my life with friends, with love, with family, for as long as I can, before I can't do it anymore, before I forget, before the nothingness takes over, puts me in the ground, puts me in a state where I have not even memories to comfort me, because there is no me to comfort.

I love anime, Naruto specifically. In the show, recently, several major cast members have died. As with many anime characters and shows (Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Final Fantasy VII), major cast members have died, but in such beautiful and fulfilling ways that I'm left in tears, literally. Such beauty is the only thing we have in this world, in our time. Such feelings are the only thing that validate this meager existence. True love and sacrifice, joy and sorrow, all lead to a validation of life, and I just can't get enough. I'm afriad of the end. I never want it to stop. Somtimes I want to start over, but that's just when I'm sad, and there's another side to it all. I love life. I love living. I love every feeling that I have. I just don't want to leave. I'm scared. I'm afraid. I don't want to lose myself. Everything is melting. Everything is melting into madness, and there's nothing I can do about it. The word love does not do the feeling justice, and so I am left with the feelings of great sorrow, tragedy, lonliness, and fear. So Vlad, I guess I'm saying, you're not alone in what you're contemplating.
fearsclave From: fearsclave Date: April 17th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Freak flyfishing accident.

Being overwhelmed by superior numbers while valiantly defending innocent campers and canoeists from the trout? Yeah baby!
metavlad From: metavlad Date: April 17th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Freak flyfishing accident.

Well played.
nitwit027 From: nitwit027 Date: April 17th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)


Its not for me to fathom what death is like, i bet it doesnt hurt at all. i bet death is like one of those old televisions, you know the kind with knobs? Well when ever you would turn the tv off it would pause for a second as if not wanting to allow the circuit of electricity to break. But to no avail there is the usual bright flash that is followed by the dull submission of the light as it slowly goes black, moving torward the center of the screen untill there is only a single speck of light in the center of a black box. I bet Death sounds like that too. You hear the click of the tv turning off followed by natural hum of the tv moving closer to silent. but the last thing you hear is the static leaving the surface of the glass. That shivering release of static is what i think death will sound like. Or at least i hope.
From: mangelamustdie Date: April 17th, 2005 08:07 am (UTC) (Link)
taking calista flockheart with you.
filmgeek84 From: filmgeek84 Date: April 17th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the best way to go is to be surrounded with love. Of course most people want to die of old age in their sleep, painless, surrounded by loved ones. That to me would be ideal. But no matter how I die, whether it be a car accident or cancer or old age or lung failure, I want to go being held by someone who loves me with all their heart, and be surrounded by my family and my friends (who to me are considered my family). If they're with me and someone I love is holding me as I go, I think that's the luckiest way to die.
camelot_king From: camelot_king Date: April 18th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree completely with all about statements. However, a little bird told me that today was Vlad's birthday, so happy birthday buddy, I wish you the best! Next time I see you we'll do something cool.
filmgeek84 From: filmgeek84 Date: April 19th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
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