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    Filthy Apes! Kalach's Avatar
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    Default On the day you are due to die...

    ... a tortoise inches its way into your room. Tortoise? It's like a turtle. It makes no offers, it bears no gifts, it wears no pants. But, for no good reason, you now have an option:

    you are now able, if you want, to leave your dying body and take up residence inside that of any other person currently living. Everything that you are will move with you to your new home. You will see through the new man's eyes, or feel with the new woman's hands, certainly you will breath with your new lungs' lungs. You will have the thoughts of this new body. You will suffer such of its misfortune and its joy as you choose. You may be a passenger, an unconscious guide or you may exercise complete control over the person. If you choose, you may even take his place entirely and live completely as yourself again. In any case this body, such as it is, will be your new home. There will be no penalty other than whatever events may transpire as would normally transpire in the life that is to follow. It's up to you how you make your choice and who you choose to replace.

    What would you like to do?

    Or perhaps, you are granted the ability to move from person to person, taking up residence for as long as you choose, exerting as much control as you may, and while present in that person, you will be able to experience every sensation, thought and feeling that person has and--assuming such is possible--you will be able to maintain your own identity.

    What would you like to do?


    Obviously, first port of call is a 19-year-old of the opposite sex to check out what really goes on when rubbing the rubbery parts, but after that...?

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    wait, are we able to retain our current memories, thoughts etc ? cuz if not, you're going to die one way or another given that memory is essential for identity

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    Yep, you keep it all. You're you.

    Think of it as dating.

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    I'll pass, thank you.
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    i wouldn't have a problem changing bodies if that's what you're asking but what's the turtle's significance in this scenario...why does he have to be there?
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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    I'll die, thank you (my retirement package is too wonderful for words.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by erinavery View Post
    i wouldn't have a problem changing bodies if that's what you're asking but what's the turtle's significance in this scenario...why does he have to be there?
    to be more fantastical!

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    Sure. I'd do it. I'd take over someone who's similar to me, and continue to live. Don't see a problem here. I might explore a few people's minds beforehand as well, just out of interest to see how other people think.
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    I would be a kid again. I miss jumping off the roof.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    to be more fantastical!
    well in that case...hello turtle...thanks for not wearing pants.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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