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(io9)   Twelve fictional afterlives worse than hell   ( io9.com) divider line
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2013-04-25 08:56:27 AM  
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2013-04-24 10:24:46 PM  
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In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife
Now you make the scene all day
But tomorrow there'll be hell to pay

People listen attentively
I mean about future calamity
I used to think the idea was obsolete
Until I heard the old man stamping his feet.

This is a place where eternally
Fire is applied to the body
Teeth are extruded and bones are ground
Then baked into cakes which are passed around.

Beauty, talent, fame, money, refinement
Top skill and brain
But all the things you try to hide
Will be revealed on the other side.

Now the d and the a and the m
And the n and the a
And the t and the i-o-n
Lose your face, lose your name
Then get fitted for a suit of flame
2013-04-24 10:24:01 PM  
2 votes:

Is Detroit there?
2013-04-24 11:23:37 PM  
1 vote:
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Which hell?  Chinese got a lotta hells...
2013-04-24 10:43:59 PM  
1 vote:

Sandwyrm: I always thought the Borg hivemind was a version of hell.  Forever trapped inside your own head, your body being operated by a foreign intelligence, always surrounded by countless trillions of voices that know every single thing about you.

Forever insignificant, just another cog in a mind-blowingly vast machine.  A real implementation of the total perspective chair from the Hitchiker's guide.

At least in real life, you can delude yourself into believing that something you do matters.

Except if the Borg assimilate masturbation. Given enough population you'd always have a part of your mind hitting orgasm.
You won't care if something you do matters.
2013-04-24 10:42:58 PM  
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John Dewey: Subby, are you implying hell isn't fictional?

It's not fictional

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Not sure how it relates to the afterlife though . . .
2013-04-24 10:34:31 PM  
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Subby: Don't you mean 12 other fictional afterlives worse than hell?
2013-04-24 08:58:08 PM  
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Curiously Absent:

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Hell is in the eye of the beholder. In this case, it's being reduced to a gestalt universal consciousness.
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