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"I don't want to be human.  I want to see gamma rays, I want to hear x-rays, and I, I want to, I want to smell dark matter.  Do you see the absurdity of what I am?  I can't even express these things properly, because I have to, I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid, limiting spoken language.  But I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws, and feel the solar wind of a supernova flowing over me.  I'm a machine.  And I could know much more.  I could experience so much more, but I am trapped in this absurd body."

BSG writers rock.

Edit: I'm just quoting them because I liked the writing, I'm not necessarily agreeing with them!

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camstone
Mar. 14th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
A good read... although I've also learned to become content with my being "human", and its shortcomings... and in that way, can still focus on other things too from time to time, and even extend myself beyond what I thought my "human" limits were.

Its not about what we are... and it never should be.

That to me is "living".
wolffit
Mar. 14th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Sure - I didn't mean to suggest _I_ wanted those things, or wasn't content with who and what I am. I posted it 'cause I thought the writing was pretty awesome.
camstone
Mar. 14th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
True, was more a musing on looking in the mirror, "Alice". ;)

And it does give one a pause to think... the sign of any good piece for me. =)
camstone
Mar. 14th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, and before I forget... thanks for sharing that! *hugs*
kody_wolf
Mar. 14th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
hum - go try LARPing :)
I do! I'm a wolf! :)
wolffit
Mar. 14th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
I do LARP. I was just quoting BSG. Geez.
kody_wolf
Mar. 16th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
oh - where do you LARP? :)
I wanta play to! :)
wolffit
Mar. 16th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
Madrigal, up in CT, with Mike Miller (you know him from Nero) and other folks.
kody_wolf
Mar. 16th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah... hmm that's cool!
When's the next time you play?
kody_wolf
Mar. 16th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Do you play NERO?
wolffit
Mar. 16th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
nope
kint
Mar. 14th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
I think that was easily the most notable line in recent BSG. I think Jason and I both got a bit of the shivers :-D
wolffit
Mar. 14th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
Get on AIM.
kint
Mar. 14th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
Had laid down for a nap before this came through. Will be around later in the eve. If there's something urgent please call.
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