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I tried this once on a web forum about a year back, with marginal success, but perhaps it'll be more fun here. I'm doing this in Enhanced instead of Off-Topic since sometimes the questions are quite controversial. Sometimes they're not.
My real life friends (Holy crap, we actually have those?) and I have a game to pass the time. Basically, we ask a hypothetical question of the group and we all answer it as we see fit. People are then free to point out the inherent flaws of each person's answer and make them feel silly for answering as such. Each question may also happen to have extra set of rules which may not be broken, but those will be addressed as each question is asked.
There are other rules, but they're not fit for a web forum. For now it's just a character building excercise that'll allow me to get to know people better. If people enjoy the game, I'll see about continuing it.
Let's start off with a very simple one. If it goes well, I'll bring in some of the more.... hot... topics.
You're approached by a Vampire. He states that he can make you one as well, with no strings attached. Would you or would you not take him up on the offer? Why or why not?
1) "No strings attached" means you're not required to be a slave to a Coven or anything, and may go along with your merry way afterwards. You'll still be a full fledged vampire, with the whole "death by sunlight," "no reflections," and still need to feed on human blood.
Would I become a vampire if I had the option?
Probably not. As much fun as it could be, and as little as I do see the sun, I wouldn't want to give up the chance of seeing the sun occasionally. As powerful as you could feel being a vampire, I don't know that I'd make proper use of that power, I'm generally the kind of guy who doesn't like to cause arguements/confrontations, or abuse people's gullibility. It's even less likely the more attractive a woman is (because you know there's women who'd find it romantic/arrousing and throw themselves at you).
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Hmm no I don't think so... for a few reasons
Not seeing sunlight isn't one of them though, I hardly ever see sunlight as it is.... ^_^
It's a bit hard to know which rules would apply to 'actual' vampires as so many different stories have different versions with different weaknesses. Some, like buffy, make being a vampire look like a sure-fire way to get killed. But some novels I've read talk about ancient vampires who slowly degrade, unable to die and slowly becoming nothing more than a vegetable which can never ever die. Which is pretty scary if you think about it.
Oher less important factors to consider...
I love garlic
No, pulse means no bloodflow which means no sex, at least if you're a guy... and for eternity as well
Having no reflection would just be annoying
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Me and my friends play a couple of very similar games to this one!
One of them is the "would you rather..." game. Here you have to think of two equally painful/disgusting acts/situations and decide which one you would rather do, and you have to pick one, there is no bailing.
The other is the "for a billion pounds would you...", which i think is pretty self explanatory.
As for the vampire question...i'm not sure, i think i would have to say no as the whole not going out in the day thing would really do me in. Having said that though, i am a student, so i tend to be pretty much nocturnal anyway...
With Caluin's kind permission, i would like to add another question to the mix...but be warned it may prove quite contraversial, as Caluin pointed out they could be.
To fund a brand new, state of the art children's hospital, would you eat a baby?
1) The baby is Kentucky fried, so it tastes nice
2) The baby has been killed specifically for you to eat it, but it did not suffer when killed
3) No-one else but you and the person funding the hospital know you have eaten it
I'm not really sure what i would do, here are the pros and cons how i see them
Pros: For the life of one baby, thousands of other children's lives could be improved/saved
Cons: You would be eating a baby!
Yes. I mean, the advantages outwiegh the disadvantages IMO, near invincibility, near immortality, super human strength etc easily outweigh not eating garlic, seeing sunlight and always being the talk of the local religious circle (no excorcisms or anything for me thank you).Originally Posted by CaluinNow i'm 50/50 on this. Firstly you say it will taste good and no-one else will have known you have eaten it.Originally Posted by Stonehambey
On the other hand if said baby's parents found out my life would be very short and painful.
I suppose the bit that throws me is how large a baby is, you can only eat so much, so on that basis (man, i'm not a bottomless pit) I will say no.
I wouldn't like to be a Vampire, the other Vampires might bully me. I like the Sun too and biting people is more a dog attribute.
I wouldn't eat the Baby, emotional Blackmail doesn't often work on me and I don't care if they have a Hospital.
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No I really like the sun and I love garlic in my food, I am quite fond of churches and crucifixes as well, and feeding on blood is kind of gross.
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I'd be a vampire in a heartbeat if you pardon the pun, thereâ€™s already people who avoid the sun and/or drink blood for recreational reasons. This is without the obvious perk of immortality.
The baby is a more difficult choice because for all the good it would do, I donâ€™t think I could live with myself.
Pah, I would eat a baby just for the experience (you could say I am not a very moral person), its just i don't think I could eat a WHOLE baby.
Depends what kind of Vampire. If I was kick-ass aka Alucard style vampire, I cloud defintly go for it.
If was more like old school dracula, then bah, no thank you. Dinner coats and stakes are so last year. I'm more into the gun toting, cross ignoring type.
I want Alucard style vamprisim - Super Strength, Flight, Super Speed, Teleportation, Able to summon armies of the dead, able to summon demons of my own, able to weild 2 massive pistols, be respected and cool, and able to dress in cool clothes... yeah, its defintly a possible choice. And I could join the Blood Angels.
As for eating the baby... if I was a vampire, then yes. If I was a human. That would be really hard, but I don't think I could. Really.