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06 November 2005 @ 04:00 pm
You stand before the final dimension, and I am the darkness of eternity...

All life bears death from birth. Life fears death, but lives only to die. It starts with anxiety. Anxiety becomes fear. Fear leads to anger... anger leads to hate... hate leads to suffering... The only cure for this fear is total destruction. Kuja was a victim of his own fear. He concluded he could only save himself by destroying the origin of all things-the crystal.

...Now, the theory is undeniable. All things live to perish. At last, life has uncovered this truth. Now, it is time to end this world.

I exist for one purpose... To return everything back to the zero world, where there is no life and no crystal to give life. In a world of nothing, fear does not exist. This is the world that all life desires.

Foolish creature... Your fears have already deluded you. One day, you will choose destruction over existence. Now, come...
Enter the zero world that you desire...
Current Mood: Damned
Current Music: The Hill of Despair
04 November 2005 @ 01:04 am
Hello darlings,

Just wondering, are you for a simple funeral (cremation, cardboard box, no bells or whistles) or would you prefer to go the full hog with embalming, expensive lined coffin, a slumber room and even a crypt?

I am a fan of the cheap option myself, although I love the idea of a headstone and epitaph.

22 October 2005 @ 06:48 pm
Hello darlings,

What a wonderful community!
I am studying in will making and succession law, it sounds droll, but I think it is lots of fun and I always find it amusing when people respond to my offer to draft a will for them!
My favourite death-related pieces are The American Way of Death, The Loved One (Evelyn Waugh), the tv series Dead Like Me, and (sometimes) Six Feet Under.

I am not a particularily dark person, but I think that apart from how fascinating death is, the more we accept it the better we can live each day.
06 October 2005 @ 01:12 pm
Often I go to thrift stores such as the Salvation Army to look for interesting books & as I was in there the other day I found this:

How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland.

"There is a vast literature on death and dying, but there are few reliable accounts of the ways in which we die. The intimate account of how various diseases take away life, offered in How We Die, is not meant to prompt horror or terror but to demythologize the process of dying, to help us rid ourselves of that fear of the terra incognita.
Though the avenues of death - AIDS, cancer, heart attack, Alzheimer's, accident, and stroke - are common, each of us will die in a way different from any that has gone before. Each one of death's diverse appearances is as distinctive as that singular face we each show during our lives. Behind each death is a story.
In How We Die, Sherwin B. Nuland, a surgeon and teacher of medicine, tells some stories of dying that reveal not only why someone dies but how. He offers a portrait of the experience of dying that makes clear the choices that can be made to allow each of us his or her own death.

I thought it sounded rather interesting & also that it was only $1 which I can surely afford.
Now I just need to find the time to read it in its entirety.

I hope this was of interest to someone.
29 September 2005 @ 01:24 am
I noticed this comm. has been sort of dead (no pun intended) which is a shame because I love the idea of having this subject as a comm.
but I thought i'd post this site on Jessica Mitford, the woman who wrote The American Way of Death.

It is a pretty interesting site:

31 August 2005 @ 05:44 pm
Corpse: Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death by Jessica Synder Sachs

The American Way of Death by Jessica Mitford

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach


Interesting how all the writers are women! Anyway. My dad used to work in a morgue (the same morgue as featured on Homicide: Life on the Streets) and he has told me many a tale about death and dead bodies. He was a deanor, one of the people who preformed autopsies on cadavers. He even once suggest a trip to the morgue as a family! HAHA. Sadly, we never went, and I still would like to go at some point.