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Friday, December 5, 2008

Yes Virginia, Death May Be Your Santa Claus

Forrest J Ackerman R.I.P(ieces).
(sorry about the pun, but Forry would appreciate...)
Forry believed(and so do i), that when you're dead, you're dead. That reality is hard to face for some, so an emotional investment in fictional Superheroes and Monsters fosters a sustaining state of mind. Monsters and Horror speak of an afterlife, though a hellish one, for those that deserve punishment. Heroes replace Gods, swooping down to aid us in our imagination's darkest adventures. We wish we could fly too, but there is no Heaven to fly to. So fight where you are and while you can, like there's no tomorrow, because there may not be. Forry had fun. So should we all, as much as possible. Even in the worst of times and situations, people have a creative spirit that belies the idea that life is pointless. It's up to the individual to decide what's worth what. All this is easy to say when the time of your death is still a surprise waiting to spring out at you. But there, i said it.
Tomorrow - A Sci-Fi Themed Comic Christmas Romp!
(Whatever, Harlan!...)

1 comment:

Karswell said...

>It's up to the individual to decide what's worth what.

I think Unc's motto probably fit a little more into the "He Who Dies With the Greatest Collection of Horror Memorabilia Wins" catagory, but still nicely put.

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