The Meaning of Life

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The Meaning of Life

Post by Mr. Tweedy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:27 am

At first, Aiden did not realize he was awake. There were none of the expected signs. No traffic sounds outside. No breakfast smells wafting from the kitchen. No Mr. Twichet asleep between his feet.

Gradually he realized that he was not alone in the gray void. He could not see the other, exactly, but he knew that it was near.

“Where am I?” he asked.

“Here,” it answered. “Everywhere is here.”

“Where are mom and dad? Where’s Mr. Twitchet?”

“That world is gone, Aiden. You don’t need it anymore.”

“What?”

“It only existed for you. But you’re ready now. Come.”
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Re: The Meaning of Life

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:42 am

ok, that's spooky, Tweedy.

I mean, poor Mr.Twichet!!!

typo in the final line. Assume you mean "But you're ready now"
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Re: The Meaning of Life

Post by Mr. Tweedy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:35 am

Fixed.
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Re: The Meaning of Life

Post by strawman » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:55 pm

What a poignant description of moving out on your own.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:21 pm

That's not what... Hey, it actually does work that way, doesn't it? Cool.
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Re: The Meaning of Life

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:30 pm

Mr. Tweedy wrote:That's not what... Hey, it actually does work that way, doesn't it? Cool.
A metaphor is meaningless unless it points to something real.

Damn you and your unintentional brilliance, Tweedy.
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Re: The Meaning of Life

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:42 pm

strawman wrote:What a poignant description of moving out on your own.
You're one of those guys that walks up to those magic eye pictures behind someone who's been straining to see the 3D image and calmly says, "Oh look, a 3 masted schooner, plain as day..." aren't you?
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Re: The Meaning of Life

Post by Travelin Corpse Feet » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:49 pm

strawman wrote:What a poignant description of moving out on your own.
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Post by cdugger » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:09 pm

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Post by cdugger » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:03 am

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Re: The Meaning of Life

Post by Mr. Tweedy » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:59 pm

Now to leverage my fame into endorsement contracts.
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Re: The Meaning of Life

Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:06 am

Mr. Tweedy wrote:Now to leverage my fame into endorsement contracts.
I hear AFLAC is looking for a new spokesperson.
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