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The Meaning of Life

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:27 am
by Mr. Tweedy
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.”

Re: The Meaning of Life

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:42 am
by ROU Killing Time
ok, that's spooky, Tweedy.

I mean, poor Mr.Twichet!!!

typo in the final line. Assume you mean "But you're ready now"

Re: The Meaning of Life

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:35 am
by Mr. Tweedy
Fixed.

Re: The Meaning of Life

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:55 pm
by strawman
What a poignant description of moving out on your own.

Re: The Meaning of Life

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:21 pm
by Mr. Tweedy
That's not what... Hey, it actually does work that way, doesn't it? Cool.

Re: The Meaning of Life

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:30 pm
by ROU Killing Time
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.

Re: The Meaning of Life

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:42 pm
by ROU Killing Time
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?

Re: The Meaning of Life

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:49 pm
by Travelin Corpse Feet
strawman wrote:What a poignant description of moving out on your own.
You're the most interesting Turing bot ever.

Re: The Meaning of Life

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:09 pm
by cdugger
Recorded.

Re: The Meaning of Life

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:03 am
by cdugger
Sent

Re: The Meaning of Life

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:59 pm
by Mr. Tweedy
Now to leverage my fame into endorsement contracts.

Re: The Meaning of Life

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:06 am
by ROU Killing Time
Mr. Tweedy wrote:Now to leverage my fame into endorsement contracts.
I hear AFLAC is looking for a new spokesperson.