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#1 - 2017-01-07 13:40:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Yebo Lakatosh
Do you hear dem dead people too?

I always do.

As a kid I was told dat life after death will be sittin' 'bove the clouds, listenin' wot the livin' care 'bout. Hehh, dem almost been right. It's just the dead. Wherever I go, dem keep chittering. Dem dreams. Dem hopes. Dem achievments. *spits* Dem pains. Funny thing are da dead.

I'm dead too now. So you do hear dem dead too.

How's death treating ya? Got all the glory n' fame n' comfy stuff ya were hoping from eternal life?

Not that I care deeply. Had dem philosophical moments ya know. Long trips do that. Maybe just thought fiddlin' with comms might turn out to be amusing. Has an ethernity to pass. Who could ask for more, ehh?

They say Alpha clones are only for trying stuff. I say it's just the Hard Mode.

#2 - 2017-01-07 13:41:58 UTC
Message disregarded as per instruction.
#3 - 2017-01-07 14:45:54 UTC
Right.
Sani-Sabik
#4 - 2017-01-07 15:21:10 UTC
Hahaaaa, joke's on you. I regarded this message with suspicion !

Doctor V. Valate, Professor of Archaeology at Kaztropolis Imperial University.

#5 - 2017-01-07 17:12:19 UTC
Death is treating me swell.

Didn't disregard because, "criminal."


Pirate

“Where must we go...we who wander this wasteland, in search of our better selves?”

#6 - 2017-01-07 17:26:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Jade Blackwind
Once upon a time, I died in a wrong place.

Got spirits talking to me afterwards. Telling me that I must kill.

Had to properly, really die to silence them. I hope that's for good, or I'd still be ganking pods in Amarr with Funk. Because people are dumb and it's the easiest way to kill them.

Don't listen to the dead, they are up to no good. A glass of Thukker Single Malt and they go away.

Cheers.
#7 - 2017-01-07 17:42:51 UTC
You have been hit too many times in the head





like me

Feel free to join me in game in the "Realm of Mischief" channel.

disappears in a cloud of rust

#8 - 2017-01-07 17:54:10 UTC
When ought I start regarding this thread? Please keep us updated.
#9 - 2017-01-07 18:06:42 UTC
Doubt there is a point in it. Just me humbe way of probing dem locals. Dem immortal Bosses and Lords of the Universes sounds like a lovely bunch. From a distance.

They say Alpha clones are only for trying stuff. I say it's just the Hard Mode.

#10 - 2017-01-07 18:55:37 UTC
Yebo Lakatosh wrote:
Doubt there is a point in it. Just me humbe way of probing dem locals. Dem immortal Bosses and Lords of the Universes sounds like a lovely bunch. From a distance.

So, first, immortality? Probably a little overstated.

It's more like we're theoretically indefinite than that we're immortal. Our class has existed in more or less the way we do now for maybe just over a decade, and there aren't a whole lot of those who were here at the start still around. Not that they've died; more like retired. But the whole "direct transfer with no significant data loss" thing depends on being in pretty much laboratory conditions. The spaces inside our pods have those; the rest of the world, though, mostly doesn't.

Secondly? Uh-- pilot, I realize this is a debatable question, but, speaking for myself, I don't see myself as dead any more than immortal. If I have a spirit, it's still housed in living flesh.

I breathe. I have to breathe. If I don't breathe, I'll die (or else pass out and immediately start breathing again, which might or might not help depending on what I'm breathing). I have a heartbeat. It's a different heart every few days, on average, but it still pumps blood.

I'm far from detached from this world, and I never expect to experience any other. In even the two short years I can still remember, I've seen and felt, with wrenching intensity. I've known both love and heartache.

I'm in no way dead. Just, I've occasionally woken up in a different body. I'm in no way immortal; I'm still something transient. Just, a little more resilient: my mind's presence in this world isn't dependent on just a single pulse anymore.

For me, the dead are silent.
Caldari State
#11 - 2017-01-07 19:04:33 UTC
The dead only speak to me when I close my eyes at night, and even then, it's only the ones I miss. The rest all became part of a nameless, formless mass that I don't stop feeling, but never hear anything from.
#12 - 2017-01-07 19:29:06 UTC
Deaths a good business partner but not a good conversationalist. Keeping your dealings with it to just that, business, is probably for the best... or you might end up like Nauplius.
#13 - 2017-01-07 19:30:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Yebo Lakatosh
Aria Jenneth wrote:
I realize this is a debatable question, but, speaking for myself, I don't see myself as dead any more than immortal.


Nothin' to debate here, we could only chew on dem semantics. Such things be a matter o' perspective really. A scientist will neva see da Spirit. I might say who dies bes dead. Others might say who thinks 'bout this lives. No such thing as 'right', am I right?

But I be sure if ya landed in the village I born at, the elders would erect a temple before you could excuse yerself of being a tad bit transcient. Or they started a Holy War, depending on the looks of ya ship me guess.


But what do I know. Can't think fo' a silly enough metaphore for someone who's immortal since two nights. But 'tis definately silly if ya think of it.

Deitra Vess wrote:
...or you might end up like Nauplius.


Where I'm coming from, we keep bodies in closets. We dun' erect monuments fo' 'em to point reflectors at it.

They say Alpha clones are only for trying stuff. I say it's just the Hard Mode.

Goonswarm Federation
#14 - 2017-01-08 01:35:16 UTC
Yebo Lakatosh wrote:
Where I'm coming from, we keep bodies in closets.


That sounds incredibly morbid, and is a really disturbing—and kind of oddly small—way of memorializing your dead.
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2017-01-08 03:43:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Elmund Egivand
I do not hear dead people.

I do hear the machine spirits, though. All the thrums, all the hums, all the grinds, even the near-imperceptible ones. I pay attention to them. They tell me things. Misalignments in the servos, glitch in the electronics, leaks in the pipes, jams in the fuel rod controls, hairline cracks in the plating. I heed them. It is kind of my job and duty to heed them. If I ignore them, one problem will combine with another and the machine spirits will shriek as the entire system collapses.

A Minmatar warship is like a rusting Beetle with 500 horsepower Cardillac engines in the rear, armour plating bolted to chassis and a M2 Browning stuck on top.

#16 - 2017-01-08 03:49:00 UTC
I do not hear the dead. They no longer exist to speak. I am very much alive so I will say....leading a message with please disregard is a surefire way to get people to take notice, well done.
#17 - 2017-01-08 03:52:56 UTC
Valjan Auduin wrote:
I do not hear the dead. They no longer exist to speak. I am very much alive so I will say....leading a message with please disregard is a surefire way to get people to take notice, well done.


Not that visitors here actually disregard much of anything.
Goonswarm Federation
#18 - 2017-01-08 05:52:21 UTC
Aria Jenneth wrote:
Not that visitors here actually disregard much of anything.


Or listen enough to regard much of anything, either!
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2017-01-08 09:25:00 UTC
Arrendis wrote:
Yebo Lakatosh wrote:
Where I'm coming from, we keep bodies in closets.


That sounds incredibly morbid, and is a really disturbing—and kind of oddly small—way of memorializing your dead.


As I've noted before, some traditional Mannar families (such as my own) observe the ancient practice of preserving our ancestors in their sepulchres, so that they may sit at table again on Ancestors' Day and be part of the family discourse. Perhaps M. Lakatosh's clan observe similar reverence for their dead?

Though a closet seems rather small, I agree. We tend towards rather grand and baroque crypts, but my understanding is that in prehistory, stone boxes covered with deep sand were common receptacles. Perhaps this could be the nearer translation of 'closet', as he does exhibit an idiosyncratic dialect.

One might also note that there are many capsuleers who apparently have hangars full of collected corpses, held merely as trophies. I can't see why anyone would keep the cadaver of someone unrelated to them for company, but the cluster has many diverse cultures.

Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.

Gallente Federation
#20 - 2017-01-08 10:06:45 UTC
They don't think it be like it is, but it do.

Only the liberty of the individual assures the prosperity of the whole. And this foundation must be defended.

At any cost

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