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Writer's Block: Forever young?

Jan. 23rd, 2010 | 03:31 pm

If you were forced to live forever at any age, what age would you choose, and why? What if your memories stopped at your chosen age? How would that impact your decision?


I'd probably turn back the clock about five years physically (early twenties), although I wouldn't mind living forever at the age I am now.

If my memories stopped at a particular age, though, that would be a deal breaker. I mean then I wouldn't be able to even experience my immortality if I couldn't make more memories.

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evil_kieben

from: evil_kieben
date: Jan. 24th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
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Hmm, I assumed it to mean that you wouldn't be able to remember anything prior to that age, but remember everything afterwards.

Anyway, Memento is a great, under-the-radar movie. What makes it so at is that the entire movie is backwards. You see the "ending" first, then it works its way back to the "beginning". Its about a guy who literally has NO short-term memory. Kind of like me.

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Nangbaby

from: nangbaby
date: Jan. 26th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
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I've seen Memento. You are not like that man at all.

By the way, my real name is John G.

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evil_kieben

from: evil_kieben
date: Jan. 27th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
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Bad was just telling me, a few weeks ago, that there is a study out in Japan that links video games to short term memory loss. As he and I both experience it, I'm curious how you would rate your short term memory.

As an example, I had a duffel bag full of clothes and stuff in the front seat of my jeep today. The side pocket, which contained various misc items such as tooth and hair brushes, was wide open, since my GPS had also been inside.

I looked right at that side pocket full of stuff, and told myself not to forget to close it before I got out of the car. And then I got out of the car and forgot to close it. I didn't even remember until I bumped into something and everything hit the floor. Stuff like that happens all too often, and really is Memento bad, since I was looking RIGHT AT IT, and then forgot about it the second I stopped looking.

Other examples would be when I leave for work. If I forget four things, then I must make four trips back into the house, because I am only capable of remembering one thing at a time.

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Nangbaby

from: nangbaby
date: Jan. 27th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Stuff like that happens to me all the time, and yes, I am only capable of remembering one thing at a time -- for instance, I have lunch waiting -- getting COLD as I type this -- but I don't think it's due to video games, since I had this problem when I was a kid, before I even started seriously playing video games. Even when I was a child, I had difficulty remembering things like that. If it's on a book, information without any physical correspondence, I can remember it. Stop-Drop-Roll. But if it involves an actual physical procedure, I'm screwed. And if I set something down, I'm more likely to forget it. I'd like to think I'm better about it now as an adult.

Edited at 2010-01-27 05:39 pm (UTC)

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