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29th Nov '16 5:44:07 AM TheCuza
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1440 SCP-1440]] is a kind old man who [[ChessWithDeath beat Death at cards]], and cannot die. Even worse, he cannot even talk to people, as death kills everyone who goes near him, leaving him to wander the earth, alone. [[spoiler:He does at least get a happy ending in]] [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/quiet-days Quiet Days.]]

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1440 SCP-1440]] is a kind old man who [[ChessWithDeath beat Death at cards]], and cannot die. Even worse, he cannot even talk He ''might'' be able to people, as death kills everyone who goes near him, leaving enjoy it if Death wasn't such a SoreLoser and cursed him to be a WalkingWasteland who kills/destroys all humans and things made by humans that get close to him, meaning he can do nothing but wander the earth, alone. Earth alone forever. [[spoiler:He does at least get a happy ending in]] in [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/quiet-days Quiet Days.]]Days]]]].
25th Nov '16 11:39:05 AM ACW
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* Christian theology holds that human beings are inherently immortal, but whether this will be pleasant or agony depends on the life you lead in this mortal coil. Heaven is very much LivingForeverIsAwesome, while Hell is very much this trope. The descriptions of Hell are: [[AndIMustScream "They will be tormented day and night, forever and ever," and "Their worm will not die, nor will their fire be extinguished."]] It is a place full of despair and solitude, with no hope of any improvement, and the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus further implies that it is possible to see Heaven from Hell-see it, but never reach it. Christian theology also makes a point that life ''on Earth'' is a huge pain in the ass too, so eternal life on Earth wouldn't be very fun either. And Orthodox Sacred Tradition states it clear that if The Lord hasn't allowed people to die, they would be [[CompleteMonster demons]], not simply HumansAreFlawed that we are now.

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* Christian theology holds that human beings are inherently immortal, but whether this will be pleasant or agony depends on the life you lead in this mortal coil. Heaven is very much LivingForeverIsAwesome, while Hell is very much this trope. The descriptions of Hell are: [[AndIMustScream "They will be tormented day and night, forever and ever," and "Their worm will not die, nor will their fire be extinguished."]] It is a place full of despair and solitude, with no hope of any improvement, and the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus further implies that it is possible to see Heaven from Hell-see it, but never reach it. Christian theology also makes a point that life ''on Earth'' is a huge pain in the ass too, so eternal life on Earth wouldn't be very fun either. And Orthodox Sacred Tradition states it clear that if The Lord hasn't allowed people to die, they would be [[CompleteMonster demons]], demons, not simply HumansAreFlawed that we are now.
24th Nov '16 3:14:14 PM WillBGood
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* Christian theology holds that human beings are inherently immortal, but whether this will be pleasant or agony depends on the life you lead in this mortal coil. Heaven is very much LivingForeverIsAwesome, while Hell is very much this trope. The descriptions of Hell are: [[AndIMustScream "They will be tormented day and night, forever and ever," and "Their worm will not die, nor will their fire be extinguished."]] It is a place full of despair and solitude, with no hope of any improvement, and the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus further implies that it is possible to see Heaven from Hell-see it, but never reach it. Christian theology also makes a point that life ''on Earth'' is a huge pain in the ass too, so eternal life on Earth wouldn't be very fun either. And Orthodox Sacred Tradition states it clear that if The Lord hasn't allowed people to die, they would be [[Complete Monster demons]], not simply HumansAreFlawed that we are now.

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* Christian theology holds that human beings are inherently immortal, but whether this will be pleasant or agony depends on the life you lead in this mortal coil. Heaven is very much LivingForeverIsAwesome, while Hell is very much this trope. The descriptions of Hell are: [[AndIMustScream "They will be tormented day and night, forever and ever," and "Their worm will not die, nor will their fire be extinguished."]] It is a place full of despair and solitude, with no hope of any improvement, and the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus further implies that it is possible to see Heaven from Hell-see it, but never reach it. Christian theology also makes a point that life ''on Earth'' is a huge pain in the ass too, so eternal life on Earth wouldn't be very fun either. And Orthodox Sacred Tradition states it clear that if The Lord hasn't allowed people to die, they would be [[Complete Monster [[CompleteMonster demons]], not simply HumansAreFlawed that we are now.
16th Nov '16 10:55:58 AM SAMAS
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** See also the nation of Thurvia. Long ago, an Alchemist discovered an Elixir that restored the drinker to the prime of their youth. Regularly drinking this every time you got old effectively gave you a form of immortality. Rather than take it for themselves, however, the leaders of Thurvia said to let the alchemist take it himself, then every year they would make a small batch of the stuff and sell it to clients from all over the world for vast sums of money. Just because ''they'' were enlightened enough to not need immortality, didn't mean they couldn't make some money off those who weren't.
5th Nov '16 3:47:06 PM TroperDoper
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->''"Settle down youngster. Immortality isn't as good as it sounds. It can be quite harsh on you, you know."''
-->-- '''Evangeline A.K. Mcdowell,''' ''Manga/UQHolder''

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\n->''"Settle down youngster. Immortality isn't as ->'''Angel:''' Buffy, be careful with this gift. A lot of things that seem strong, good as it sounds. It and powerful, they can be quite harsh on you, you know."''
-->-- '''Evangeline A.K. Mcdowell,''' ''Manga/UQHolder''
painful.\\
'''Buffy:''' Like say... immortality? \\
'''Angel:''' Exactly. I'm dying to get rid of that.\\
-- ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''

5th Nov '16 11:14:13 AM nombretomado
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* While Iriana in ''IlivaisX'' may be suicidal for [[DarkAndTroubledPast reasons]] [[RapeAsBackstory unrelated]] [[WetwareCPU to]] [[DrivenToSuicide immortality]], the result is the same. She wants to die, but can't no matter how hard she tries or how much she frappes herself.

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* While Iriana in ''IlivaisX'' ''Literature/IlivaisX'' may be suicidal for [[DarkAndTroubledPast reasons]] [[RapeAsBackstory unrelated]] [[WetwareCPU to]] [[DrivenToSuicide immortality]], the result is the same. She wants to die, but can't no matter how hard she tries or how much she frappes herself.
5th Nov '16 8:19:39 AM Stranrep
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* Christian theology holds that human beings are inherently immortal, but whether this will be pleasant or agony depends on the life you lead in this mortal coil. Heaven is very much LivingForeverIsAwesome, while Hell is very much this trope. The descriptions of Hell are: [[AndIMustScream "They will be tormented day and night, forever and ever," and "Their worm will not die, nor will their fire be extinguished."]] It is a place full of despair and solitude, with no hope of any improvement, and the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus further implies that it is possible to see Heaven from Hell-see it, but never reach it. Christian theology also makes a point that life ''on Earth'' is a huge pain in the ass too, so eternal life on Earth wouldn't be very fun either. And Orthodox Sacred Tradition states it clear that if The Lord hasn't allowed people to die, they would be demons, not simply HumansAreTheRealMonsters that we are now.

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* Christian theology holds that human beings are inherently immortal, but whether this will be pleasant or agony depends on the life you lead in this mortal coil. Heaven is very much LivingForeverIsAwesome, while Hell is very much this trope. The descriptions of Hell are: [[AndIMustScream "They will be tormented day and night, forever and ever," and "Their worm will not die, nor will their fire be extinguished."]] It is a place full of despair and solitude, with no hope of any improvement, and the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus further implies that it is possible to see Heaven from Hell-see it, but never reach it. Christian theology also makes a point that life ''on Earth'' is a huge pain in the ass too, so eternal life on Earth wouldn't be very fun either. And Orthodox Sacred Tradition states it clear that if The Lord hasn't allowed people to die, they would be demons, [[Complete Monster demons]], not simply HumansAreTheRealMonsters HumansAreFlawed that we are now.
3rd Nov '16 9:21:40 AM Scabbard
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* In the movie version of ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'' Mommy Fortuna, the old hag who captured the Unicorn, had also capture a harpy, another immortal creature. The unicorn points out that Mommy couldn't hold them forever, and the harpy will kill her for the indignity. Mommy Fortuna agrees that, yes eventually, she will slip up and the harpy will go free; but, the harpy will always remember Mommy Fortuna had captured her, forever. That is how Mommy Fortuna plans on "living forever," as a memory of the immortal harpy.

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* In the movie version of ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'' Mommy Fortuna, the old hag who captured the Unicorn, had also capture captured a harpy, another immortal creature. The unicorn points out that Mommy couldn't hold them forever, and the harpy will kill her for the indignity. Mommy Fortuna agrees that, yes eventually, she will slip up and the harpy will go free; but, the harpy will always remember Mommy Fortuna had captured her, forever. That is how Mommy Fortuna plans on "living forever," as a memory of the immortal harpy.
2nd Nov '16 8:46:11 PM C2
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** As most transforms primarily have friends and loved-ones who are also transformers and will live as long as they do, lots of the problems individuals have outliving their social circle don't really apply.

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** As most transforms transformers primarily have friends and loved-ones who are also transformers and will live as long as they do, lots of the problems individuals have outliving their social circle don't really apply.
14th Sep '16 4:20:39 PM DeisTheAlcano
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*** "Ewigkeit" ("Eternity") is basically the vampire guests of the ball saying that eternity sucks.
-->Eternity is permanent boredom
-->A cheerless cycle with neither beginning, nor end
-->For all the time the same is repeated from the start
-->No exultation, no horror
-->Only the boring
-->Idiotic
-->Eternity

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*** ** "Ewigkeit" ("Eternity") is basically the vampire guests of the ball saying that eternity sucks.
-->Eternity -->''"Eternity is permanent boredom
-->A
boredom\\
A
cheerless cycle with neither beginning, nor end
-->For
end\\
For
all the time the same is repeated from the start
-->No
start\\
No
exultation, no horror
-->Only
horror\\
Only
the boring
-->Idiotic
-->Eternity
boring\\
Idiotic\\
Eternity"''
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