Gertie and Eustus

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Gertie and Eustus

Post by isfullofcrap » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:51 pm

My rich Great Aunt Gertie lays in bed, eyes closed, arm around her beloved cat, Eustus.

He's not the original Eustus.

Gertie tried cloning. Cloning is hit-or-miss with personalities, though.

Luckily, the last came out nice and docile.

Now, she's trying out the latest in hologram fields.

Before, they just rendered dusty, translucent ghosts.

These days, they're quite lifelike with tactile presence.

Eustus wakes up, stretches, and curls back up, purring contentedly.

Gertie flickers for a moment, smiles in her electronic sleep.

She left everything in her will to Eustus.

(Even though he's just a cloned copy, my lawyers say.)
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Re: Gertie and Eustus

Post by munsi » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:32 pm

together for all eternity, in one form or another...

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Re: Gertie and Eustus

Post by uncre8d1 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:35 pm

Oooh, sucks to be the grandkids... Good drabble, I didn't see it coming.
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Re: Gertie and Eustus

Post by flyawaybefree » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:11 am

I've heard about these people in real life- it's sad, really.
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Re: Gertie and Eustus

Post by strawman » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:39 am

She left everything to Eustus, not to Eustus' clone. Grandkids win!
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Re: Gertie and Eustus

Post by uncre8d1 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:36 am

strawman wrote:She left everything to Eustus, not to Eustus' clone. Grandkids win!
...including the cloning and hologram maintenance contracts?

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Re: Gertie and Eustus

Post by strawman » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:13 pm

Clone gets NOTHING. Lawyer gets 30%.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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