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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"''
14th Sep '16 2:59:24 PM Franzi1011
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* ''Theatre/TanzderVampire'':
** "Die Unstillbare Gier" ("The Insatiable Greed") is essentially Von Krolock saying, "Don't live forever, you'll kill everyone you love." It includes recitations of dates from 300 years back, lamenting how he still can't forgive himself for killing people way back then.
**** "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
6th Sep '16 8:28:55 PM otemple700
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->''"Like a fool, I still have hope that I will meet my Creator again. And if I do, I will tell her just one thing: I wish you had created me so that I could die."''
-->-- '''The Bag,''' ''Plastic Bag''

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->''"Like a fool, I still have hope that I will meet my Creator again. And if I do, I will tell her just one thing: I wish ->''"Settle down youngster. Immortality isn't as good as it sounds. It can be quite harsh on you, you had created me so that I could die.know."''
-->-- '''The Bag,''' ''Plastic Bag''
'''Evangeline A.K. Mcdowell,''' ''Manga/UQHolder''
31st Aug '16 6:01:53 PM nombretomado
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* On ''{{everything2}}'' user 'santo' treats us with [[http://everything2.com/user/santo/writeups/Immortality+blows Immortality Blows]], a first person, tongue-in-cheek, exploration of this trope to a greater degree than most.

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* On ''{{everything2}}'' ''Website/{{everything2}}'' user 'santo' treats us with [[http://everything2.com/user/santo/writeups/Immortality+blows Immortality Blows]], a first person, tongue-in-cheek, exploration of this trope to a greater degree than most.
6th Aug '16 6:35:06 PM Fireblood
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* If you assume the theories of Heath Death, Big Crunch, and the like are true, then up to countless trillions of years floating in completely empty space, eternally suffocating, until the protons that form your body decide to disintegrate (if it that ''ever'' happens), to be eventually crushed into a singularity, or even worse sounds like a very hard price to be for a (relatively) short amount of extra time doing things you enjoy. But you also have forever to get used to it.

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* If you assume the theories of Heath Heat Death, Big Crunch, and the like are true, then up to countless trillions of years floating in completely empty space, eternally suffocating, until the protons that form your body decide to disintegrate (if it that ''ever'' happens), to be eventually crushed into a singularity, or even worse sounds like a very hard price to be for a (relatively) short amount of extra time doing things you enjoy. But you also have forever to get used to it.



* 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 HumansAreRealMonsters 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 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 HumansAreRealMonsters HumansAreTheRealMonsters that we are now.



* When asked if he would want to be immortal, computer-programmer Edsgar W. Dijkstra replied, "If 10 years from now, when you are doing something quick and dirty, you suddenly visualize that I am looking over your shoulders and say to yourself: 'Dijkstra would not have liked this', well that would be enough immortality for me."

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* When asked if he would want to be immortal, computer-programmer Edsgar W. Dijkstra replied, replied: "If 10 years from now, when you are doing something quick and dirty, you suddenly visualize that I am looking over your shoulders and say to yourself: 'Dijkstra would not have liked this', well that would be enough immortality for me."
5th Aug '16 12:22:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=3164 This]] SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal strip points out the one consequence of immortality that simply can't be spun in a positive light.

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* [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=3164 This]] SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' strip points out the one consequence of immortality that simply can't be spun in a positive light.
2nd Aug '16 3:20:09 PM margdean56
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This attitude toward immortality is OlderThanFeudalism, going back at least as far as the Greek myths about Tithonos's AgeWithoutYouth and Prometheus's punishment and of course the appeal behind [[{{Hell}} He]]- ''[[RunningGag why is your hand still up!?]]''

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This attitude toward immortality is OlderThanFeudalism, going back at least as far as the Greek myths about Tithonos's AgeWithoutYouth and Prometheus's punishment and of course the appeal behind [[{{Hell}} He]]- He]]-- ''[[RunningGag why is your hand still up!?]]''



See also ImmortalityHurts, which is a subtrope. ImmunityDisability is a supertrope (here, the "immunity" is of death).

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See also ImmortalityHurts, which is a subtrope. ImmunityDisability is a supertrope (here, the "immunity" is of to death).
9th Jul '16 1:40:55 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 HumansAreRealMonsters 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 HumansAreRealMonsters that we are now.
1st Jul '16 8:01:40 AM wariodude128
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[[TheStinger Okay, seriously, PUT THAT HAND DOWN.]]

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[[TheStinger Okay, seriously, seriously,]] [[RuleOfThree PUT THAT HAND DOWN.]]
24th Jun '16 1:57:44 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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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.

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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 HumansAreRealMonsters that we are now.
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