Results 1 to 25 of 25

Thread: Your final send off...

  1. #1
    cogito ergo doleo Keke Le Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hilbert Space
    Posts
    11,174

    Default Your final send off...

    I think being buried is symbolic. Returning to the earth from whence you came. Worm food, fertilizer, etc. Nourishing future generations. It's comforting to me to know that I'll return to the ground. I wish it wasn't illegal to bury without a casket. I'd request to just be lain in the ground in a shroud.

    I also like the idea of the viking send off, going up in flames, however that isn't probable in today's society. There is cremation, but the other day on NCIS there was this probable scenario... This crematory was selling the bodies to science for test, completely dismembered. A dismembered corpse like that sells for $20k or so. They gave the family an urn of wood ashes.

    If I were cremated I would prefer my ashes to be released into the river or just returned to the earth. But I was worried my loved ones wouldn't discard them.

    Urns cost as much as caskets, and people do bury ashes. Unless you make a will I wouldn't count on any of your family fulfilling your last wishes.

    I don't like the way funeral home directors manipulate your loved ones.

    Is it morbid to think of this? NCIS made me do it!

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

  2. #2
    In Soviet Russia, Editor is protected from YOU!! The Editor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    In a timeless moment, of perfect balance.
    Posts
    15,996

    Default

    Medical science, without a doubt. If I'm dead it's not like I'm going to give a damn if someone cuts up my body a little haphazardly. Hell, I'd be dying knowing that the kid who's practising on my corpse isn't botching surgery instead, and I'm helping save lives. I wonder why some people are so reluctant for doctors to cut their corpses up? It's not like they're using them.

  3. #3
    Defenestration is imminent pichubro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Kaleidoscope Of Mathematics
    Posts
    18,317

    Default

    I want to die drowning. At 100 or so years old I'll go throw myself in a lake and my final words will be: "Don't fish me out."

    And since we're using toilets, we aren't giving our wastes back to the earth, so we need SOME bodies to rot in soil for the good of the planet.

  4. #4
    GFX-Designer m1n05_4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    456

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pichubro View Post
    I want to die drowning. At 100 or so years old I'll go throw myself in a lake and my final words will be: "Don't fish me out."

    And since we're using toilets, we aren't giving our wastes back to the earth, so we need SOME bodies to rot in soil for the good of the planet.
    So.. are you going to die drowning in soil? xD That's got to be HARDCORE.



  5. #5
    Defenestration is imminent pichubro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Kaleidoscope Of Mathematics
    Posts
    18,317

    Default

    There's soil at the bottom of lakes you nittwit.

  6. #6
    GFX-Designer m1n05_4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    456

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pichubro View Post
    There's soil at the bottom of lakes you nittwit.
    Still HARDCORE.



  7. #7
    cogito ergo doleo Keke Le Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hilbert Space
    Posts
    11,174

    Default

    More likely the bottom of the lake is covered in silt. And nothing but your bones would make it to the bottom of the lake, unless it was in the form of bird poop.

    Besides, I doubt they would leave your body in the lake to be picked at by birds and fish.

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

  8. #8
    GFX-Designer m1n05_4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    456

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Keke Le Cat View Post
    More likely the bottom of the lake is covered in silt. And nothing but your bones would make it to the bottom of the lake, unless it was in the form of bird poop.

    Besides, I doubt they would leave your body in the lake to be picked at by birds and fish.
    She could sink her body with some heavy metal. Wrapped in chains ;D



  9. #9
    Advanced Trainer Nocturne's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    8,353

    Default

    Then whatever purpose she had in going down there would be counterbalanced. She should just inhale tons of argon then jump in. Or wear an argon tank made out of glass.

  10. #10
    Kill you? Little ol' moi? Ninetails 009's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Snazzy Southlands, Sizzling Sexy Singapore
    Posts
    5,812

    Default

    In Singapore, it's compulsory cremation by law, and your organs will be harvested for donation unless you opt out while you're alive or if you're muslim, because it's against their religion.

    I'm happy with it.

  11. #11
    Pokemon Champion Mario The Black Knight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Philly
    Posts
    20,994

    Default

    I will die in battle.

    They shall bury me with my sword on a hilltop.

  12. #12
    Nidogod That Ho!!! Nidogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    3,284

    Default

    When I die, I wanna be encased in amber and placed in a titanium coffin so that whatever evolves in the future can clone me.


    I live. I love. I kill. I catch Pokemons. I am content.

  13. #13
    cogito ergo doleo Keke Le Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hilbert Space
    Posts
    11,174

    Default

    Did you see where they found that frog encased in amber in mexico and the finder won't allow scientists to drill for DNA? They think they could clone the frog.

    Not like it could survive outside a bubble anyway... The diseases are totally different today... Plus I am not sure that would be a good idea, it could resurrect some horrid long dead disease we are no longer immune to.

    "So you managed to clone a frog that has been dead for hundreds of thousands of years... But you found the original unevolved small pox virus. Sweet."

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

  14. #14
    doleo ergo sum Pink-kitty2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    5,080

    Default

    I want to have some ironic death. Or a death which completely screws mankind over.
    omae wa mou shindeiru

  15. #15
    Defenestration is imminent pichubro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Kaleidoscope Of Mathematics
    Posts
    18,317

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Keke Le Cat View Post
    "So you managed to clone a frog that has been dead for hundreds of thousands of years... But you found the original unevolved small pox virus. Sweet."
    But maybe it has the cure for cancer instead!

  16. #16
    keen as mustard The Lacemaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    quite the sheep shagger!
    Posts
    2,046

    Default

    My final send off? Well, it well and truly is early at this stage to be contemplating this, but after death... I suppose I've always assumed to be buried when it comes to that day. I mean, no soul deserves to be forgotten, their life worth simply nothing after their passing. I can say with quite a guilty conscience that more than anything, I wish not to be forgotten. Burial is, like you said, symbolic of returning to the earth. Becoming part of an amalgamation of lives and returning to the very ground of which all has risen from. Now I'm not expecting anyone to tend to my grave each day and lay down a fresh corsage of magnolias and lily of the valley, to mourn by my side in every moment. But even myself, near our town lies the cemetery, and each time I pass it I like to pay just one thought to those people buried there. Even if it doesn't matter the slightest. I guess I'm lucky in a way that not one of my loved ones I hold dear have passed on - I haven't even attended a funeral in my life. But I remember vividly, one day when I was nine years old, my grandmother and mother took me to a sprawling cemetery in the outskirts of Shanghai. I didn't know where we were going, or why. They lead me to this small little grave in the ground, scrawled onto it these Chinese characters I couldn't read. We lay down a boquet and some oranges which we carefully arranged, you know, how people offer food to the departed. And, my mother along with my grandmother began to cry. I had no idea why. The funniest thing was, I started to cry with them, despite not even knowing who this woman was, what she did. I could never forget that day. Years later my mother was telling me that on that day, there lay my great grandmother, and she told me of all the great things she did, the courage she had. She is one of my most admired women in my life, and I never even knew her. I was born after she died, but evne so, she's made such a big impact on me. I wrote about her in my speech and I literally choked out my words while I cried on stage.

    I can understand the lack of space and such with some countries with compulsory cremation, but it must be a real shame for those who have an obligation, religious or simply a spiritual thing, when it comes to death and burial. I mean, death is such a huge and sacred time, to everyone. I guess it's up to each individual, after all, there are as many forms of righteousness as there are people, aren't there?

  17. #17
    doleo ergo sum Pink-kitty2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    5,080

    Default

    I see it as that I'm lucky to have lived at all, so I just want to help the world, even in my death. But there is a little, selfish bit of me that wants to just die by myself, without other people near me.
    omae wa mou shindeiru

  18. #18
    cogito ergo doleo Keke Le Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hilbert Space
    Posts
    11,174

    Default

    That's really beautiful, Lacemaker.

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

  19. #19
    Nidogod That Ho!!! Nidogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    3,284

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Keke Le Cat View Post
    Did you see where they found that frog encased in amber in mexico and the finder won't allow scientists to drill for DNA? They think they could clone the frog.

    Not like it could survive outside a bubble anyway... The diseases are totally different today... Plus I am not sure that would be a good idea, it could resurrect some horrid long dead disease we are no longer immune to.

    "So you managed to clone a frog that has been dead for hundreds of thousands of years... But you found the original unevolved small pox virus. Sweet."
    Oh Hell yeah! I'd be an Extinction Level Event!


    I live. I love. I kill. I catch Pokemons. I am content.

  20. #20
    A low to mid functioning sociopath. Shadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Somewhere on the other side of nowhere
    Posts
    3,846

    Default

    I wish to buried beneath the roots of an old oak tree.
    "I can't explain just how it feels,
    the thoughts of my premature burial.
    Inside this oblong box I lie,
    with the hope I'll be buried alive."



    http://rogue-babylon.myminicity.com
    http://rogue-babylon.myminicity.com/ind
    http://rogue-babylon.myminicity.com/tra

  21. #21
    cogito ergo doleo Keke Le Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hilbert Space
    Posts
    11,174

    Default

    Being buried beneath the roots would likely kill the tree. Don't disturb tree roots! have an oak planted where you are buried.

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

  22. #22
    Advanced Trainer Nocturne's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    8,353

    Default

    Not if he was planted fairly close to the surface.

  23. #23
    cogito ergo doleo Keke Le Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hilbert Space
    Posts
    11,174

    Default

    Oh sure, then the wild animals will eat his corpse, great alternative.

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

  24. #24
    Father Figure Qoorl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Pokedream
    Posts
    7,842

    Default

    I want to be broken up and placed in a series of commemerative ash trays.
    JOIN AN RP YOU SLACKERS!

  25. #25
    what about .. eyebrows God's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    among the people
    Posts
    49,805

    Default

    well i guess whatever the ceremonial burial for presidents is it will be for me
    "I'll go," said Chagataev. "But what will I do there? Build socialism?"
    "What else?" said the secretary.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •