I really like the distinct personalities in here. ** time2design**
Agreed. I think it’s interesting how, especially in Princess Bride, just seem to represent the generic views of certain types of people. It’s like something somebody wrote… Too convenient… Kind of creepy.
I once went around proposing to people that they weren’t actually alive; they were just characters in a story and didn’t exist until a couple of days ago, and as soon as the plot’s over they’ll cease to exist. I made careful sure, too, to remind them that they were only secondary characters and didn’t exist without the presence of a primary character - they just thought they did. That all these memories they had were just placed in their minds when they came in to creation a few days ago for background information, and all this so-called history was the same thing.
I found it kind of funny that everyone short of my friend that helped create and explain the theory got pissed off at us for questioning their existance. Some would accept that life was just a story, but for some reason they thought that the story would have started sixty four million years ago and that it wouldn’t end until time ended. Who the hell writes a story that bloody long?
Also, almost EVERYONE insisted they were a primary character. Ridiculous. There can only be one primary character. What makes you so bloody convinced it’s you?
People, though, got especially pissed off when I explained to them that they’d be ceasing to exist as soon as we got closure. Now I was questioning their spiritual AND physical meanings of existance. It even took a while to convince my friend that was helping me explain the theory of that aspect.
It lead to some interesting discoveries on the human mind and their insistance on existing. There’s a line in a movie… I belive it went:
“When a man dies his life flashes before his eyes, as though he’s vainly trying to find some kind of proof that he was ever alive.”
Strange and true, isn’t it?