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8th Dec '17 2:17:01 AM LondonKdS
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** In ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' and ''Literature/AndAnotherThing,'' we have Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged. In an accident that has never been successfully repeated, he made himself immortal. In the former volume, he is using his immortality along with time travel to insult every single being in the galaxy. To their faces. One at a time. In alphabetical order. In the latter, he's given up on that and spends the entire book trying to find a way to die. [[spoiler:He eventually finds a reason to live when he falls in love with Trillian, but he still goes through with it. Fortunately, the chosen method doesn't kill him immediately but restores his mortality so he can grow old with her.]]

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** In ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' and ''Literature/AndAnotherThing,'' we have Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged. In an accident that has never been successfully repeated, he made himself immortal. In the former volume, he is using his immortality along with time travel to insult every single being who has ever existed in the galaxy. To their faces. One at a time. In alphabetical order. In the latter, he's given up on that and spends the entire book trying to find a way to die. [[spoiler:He eventually finds a reason to live when he falls in love with Trillian, but he still goes through with it. Fortunately, the chosen method doesn't kill him immediately but restores his mortality so he can grow old with her.]]
23rd Oct '17 8:53:37 PM PaulA
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* Creator/LarryNiven wrote a short story set in the Draco Tavern called "The Schumann Computer" where the title AI shuts itself down because it's solved every possible problem. The builders/investors are then told that this eventually happens to ''every'' AI.

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* Creator/LarryNiven wrote a short story set in the Draco Tavern Literature/TheDracoTavern called "The Schumann Computer" where the title AI shuts itself down because it's solved every possible problem. The builders/investors are then told that this eventually happens to ''every'' AI.
20th Oct '17 9:42:22 AM Kartoonkid95
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Cheese Chasers", Hubie and Bertie eat pig out on cheese to the point that they get sick of the stuff and they, feeling there's nothing left to live for, decide to commit suicide by cat.
-->'''Hubie:''' An average mouse eats 12 pounds of cheese in a lifetime. I figure tonight, we've lived 2,000 years!

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Cheese Chasers", Hubie and Bertie eat pig out on cheese to the point that they get sick of the stuff and they, feeling there's nothing left to live for, decide to commit suicide by cat.
-->'''Hubie:''' An Bert, an average mouse eats 12 pounds of cheese in a lifetime. I figure tonight, we've lived 2,000 years!
20th Oct '17 9:41:54 AM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' combines this with AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence with [[spoiler:Iroh]], who didn't so much die as he did decide he'd done everything he had to do in the real world and retire to the Spirit World.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' combines this with AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence with [[spoiler:Iroh]], who didn't so much die as he did decide he'd done everything he had to do in the real world and retire to the Spirit World.World.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Cheese Chasers", Hubie and Bertie eat pig out on cheese to the point that they get sick of the stuff and they, feeling there's nothing left to live for, decide to commit suicide by cat.
-->'''Hubie:''' An average mouse eats 12 pounds of cheese in a lifetime. I figure tonight, we've lived 2,000 years!
12th Oct '17 7:50:44 PM PaulA
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* In ''The Lady of Shalott'' by Creator/AlfredLordTennyson, the eponymous Lady is kept in isolation by a magical curse which will kill her if she looks upon the world through any means other than her magic mirror. When she sees the image of her love interest, she is driven to go and find him, knowing that it will mean her death.
12th Oct '17 7:50:33 PM PaulA
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* Creator/LarryNiven wrote a short story set in the Draco Tavern called "The Schumann Computer" where the title AI does shuts itself down because it's solved every possible problem. The builders/investors are then told that this eventually happens to ''every'' AI.

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* Creator/LarryNiven wrote a short story set in the Draco Tavern called "The Schumann Computer" where the title AI does shuts itself down because it's solved every possible problem. The builders/investors are then told that this eventually happens to ''every'' AI.
12th Oct '17 7:49:54 PM PaulA
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* Creator/LarryNiven wrote a short story set in the Draco Tavern called ''The Schumann Computer'' where the title AI does this. The builders/investors are then told that this eventually happens to ''every'' AI.

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* Creator/LarryNiven wrote a short story set in the Draco Tavern called ''The "The Schumann Computer'' Computer" where the title AI does this.shuts itself down because it's solved every possible problem. The builders/investors are then told that this eventually happens to ''every'' AI.



* In ''Grendel'', by Creator/LarryNiven, Larchmont Bellamy dies in an extremely risky stunt that he was doing to liven up a life made incredibly dull by its length allowing him to have done so much.

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* In ''Grendel'', "Grendel", a story in the ''Literature/KnownSpace'' series by Creator/LarryNiven, Larchmont Bellamy dies in an extremely risky stunt that he was doing to liven up a life made incredibly dull by its length allowing him to have done so much.
9th Sep '17 1:39:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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* After [[ComicBook/KravensLastHunt shooting and burying]] his nemesis Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}, [[EgomaniacHunter Kraven]] had no further goals and committed suicide.

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* After [[ComicBook/KravensLastHunt shooting and burying]] his nemesis Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}, Comicbook/SpiderMan, [[EgomaniacHunter Kraven]] had no further goals and committed suicide.
25th Jul '17 4:39:20 AM JackG
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* Literature/TheCulture: In ''Literature/TheHydrogenSonata'' Ngaroe QiRia is a deliberate if narrow aversion. He's the oldest biological citizen in the Culture and has seen pretty everything the galaxy has to offer in 10,000 years and still keeps living, albeit in a rather jaded, eccentric way. In the rest of the Culture, living forever is completely possible but considered rather tacky, so most hyper-elderly citizens tend to euthanize themselves when they've seen it all. One of these people is shown in ''Literature/LookToWindward'' -- in a subversion he considers delaying his suicide to see the concert being organised by the protagonist, but says that there's always one more thing to see, so it would just be putting things off.

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* Literature/TheCulture: In ''Literature/TheHydrogenSonata'' Ngaroe QiRia [=QiRia=] is a deliberate if narrow aversion. He's the oldest biological citizen in the Culture and has seen pretty everything the galaxy has to offer in 10,000 years and still keeps living, albeit in a rather jaded, eccentric way. In the rest of the Culture, living forever is completely possible but considered rather tacky, so most hyper-elderly citizens tend to euthanize themselves when they've seen it all. One of these people is shown in ''Literature/LookToWindward'' -- in a subversion he considers delaying his suicide to see the concert being organised by the protagonist, but says that there's always one more thing to see, so it would just be putting things off.
25th Jul '17 4:38:50 AM JackG
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* In ''The Hydrogen Sonata'' Ngaroe QiRia is a deliberate if narrow aversion. He's the oldest biological citizen in the Culture and has seen pretty everything the galaxy has to offer in 10,000 years and still keeps living, albeit in a rather jaded, eccentric way. In the rest of the Culture, living forever is completely possible but considered rather tacky, so most hyper-elderly citizens tend to euthanize themselves when they've seen it all.

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* Literature/TheCulture: In ''The Hydrogen Sonata'' ''Literature/TheHydrogenSonata'' Ngaroe QiRia is a deliberate if narrow aversion. He's the oldest biological citizen in the Culture and has seen pretty everything the galaxy has to offer in 10,000 years and still keeps living, albeit in a rather jaded, eccentric way. In the rest of the Culture, living forever is completely possible but considered rather tacky, so most hyper-elderly citizens tend to euthanize themselves when they've seen it all. One of these people is shown in ''Literature/LookToWindward'' -- in a subversion he considers delaying his suicide to see the concert being organised by the protagonist, but says that there's always one more thing to see, so it would just be putting things off.
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