Will you continue this story sometime in the future? In my fallible opinion, Dark Twilight stories are better when Twilight grows corrupt not despite friendship, but because of it. It'll be interesting to see where else you take the plot~
Don't worry, I get it. It's just that since you enjoy my work you deserve to know where I stand on it, lots of times it has been me wondering if X thing will be finished by their authors, hope I can deliver!
immortality is the worst punishment... it make you lose everything you love and everything who bring you happiness once... it never stop... no matter what do you do... death is what you always wish... and even of all your attempts, you never get it... you see how all your friends and lovers die in front of your eyes... and you can do nothing to stop it... thats the punishment of be inmortal... whats a life without someone to spend it with?
Yes, it's easy to tell, but now imagine you, inmortal, 100000 years in the future, maybe there's some live yet, but all have an end, and i'll be the end of the live, except for you, cursed to walk in The emptiness, for all eternity, alone in the dark soul of the space, traveling, meeting and crying, even the eternal one gets tired of his existence, and starts envy of mortal for the benefit of die
Immortality's benefits are also extremely understated, though; not just its defects.
Infinite life also means infinite power: If you cannot die, your body would no longer have limits. For example, no death via aging means that you would never stop growing. Not stopping growth would mean that you could essentially evolve (Even if you don't believe in evolution, infinite physical improvement would basically be the same thing, but faster, so it's irrelevant) without breeding, leading to the capability of doing absolutely anything that's possible. Because of the fact that the one in question is already immortal, obviously granting others immortality would have to be possible in this scenario; meaning that being immortal would have to come with the (at least eventual) ability to grant immortality to others.
Even if there was no infinite growth, there would be infinite knowledge, understanding and skill. These three combined, (once again, due to being immortal yourself, the possibility is undeniable) would also give you another opportunity to grant others the same immortality.
I could go on for hours, but I think I've made my point; if you're immortal, and you don't want something to happen, you can bloody well stop it from happening.
immortals doesn't have infinite power, they are like mortals, only that they can't die, and they don't make other people immortal, even if they have children they only going to be half inmortal, that doesn't guarantees that they will last forever, maybe in they long life they get a lot of know, but at the end they get tired of living, imagine life when there is no planets or stars, the only way that an inmortal life happy is with another inmortal, knowing that theirs children would believe in "free love" or incest, if there no another inmortals round there, well that happends a log time ago, read the life of gengis khan, thanks to him we don't really know who are family and who are strange, but moving to the principal theme, if someone, (i believe in evolution by the way) offer to me inmortality i would say no, and you? remember that
"With Great Power Comes Great Responsability"
wise words of the old uncle Ben if you missed don't worry they say the line again and again and again XD
Did you not read a word of my explanation? If any one thing can be made infinite, it means that whoever has it can make absolutely anything else infinite.
If mortals did live infinitely and without the restrictions that come with aging, they could eventually do ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING.
They aren't limited in their time, so they could easily find a way to give their immortality to others within their lifespan. If humanity died before that happened, they could devote their unlimited time to finding a way to reverse time (or re-create humanity itself), and thus it wouldn't matter if humanity died before they figured it out. Because of the fact that matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed, you can't even make the argument that the materials would eventually be gone, as it's physically impossible for that to happen.
There simply isn't a chance for it to not be entirely beneficial. It's not like dying yourself will prevent others' deaths; heck, it could only extend them. You'd have to be stupidly pessimistic not to realize that if you had an infinite amount of time to think about it.
first: i read the whole thing you wrote before Second: i was thinking my text me while i was writing it Third: it's like a poem, no sense and no matter because they are words that make think a person and finally fourth: i thought you was extending my "poem" if i can called in that way because i don't it was a good one and i don't make that all the time, only when i'm really bored, i know about physic, and i know that inmortality is almost imposible, if we don't pay attention to the jellyfish, they are really immortals while others animals don't kill they, and that of the "energy can neither be created or destroyed" it was wrong, just think about the antimatter, they broke the isaac newton conservation of energy law and the labosier conservation of matter law too, no one of the scientists observed the antimatter in the space, but the theory is too solid to ignore it for complete, so, think before tipe as linux tell to the user when he/she use "sudo" for first time, and, if you don't end of read my before reply, at he end, i wrote a irrelevant and funny thing, you have t listen to that song, it's called: ode to a superhero, it's about spiderman
There are so many reasons I dislike the way that was handled. For starters it sends an aweful message to kids, the whole do this and you can be a princess? are you kidding me? just no! I have a niece and I don't want people setting her up for a disappointment like that, life is harsh enough!
Second of all the way they completely skipped over the implications, which are huge! I mean, she is a princess now, why would you keep her as a library clerk! She is immortal, then why is she not freaking out! eternity is a whole lot to deal with, and if according to twitter she isn't immortal then why the hell does she get to be a princess?! it makes sense with Luna and Celestia because they clearly are immortal, so they are the wisest beings in the land, but if twilight is not then she is receiving her crown just because she is an alicorn. I mean its a racial thing, alicorn supremacy. That is just too much aweful.
Firstly, it's not exactly setting the bar low for what she needed to become a princess. She did, after all need to master the arcane arts under the tutelage of a bloody deity, save the entire world three times, AND get through some of the most dangerous and chaotic "friendship problems" ever to exist completely unscathed. Even the last of those is pretty damn impressive considering that she started off having no experience in socializing with any sentient creature that wasn't her relative or teacher. (Well, aside from Spike, but he's more like a son/younger brother to her than a normal friend) If any human did all of that, I'd be amazed if they WEREN'T thought of as highly as royalty.
As for the second part, according to Twitter, she wouldn't "outlive her friends". That doesn't have to mean that she's mortal; it only means exactly what it says. It could just as easily mean that her friends too will become immortal, or that she's going to turn mortal again at some point.
You can be as acomplished as a human can posibly be, and that still won't make you royalty, that's not how it works. And sure, Twilight has done many impresive feats, but so have any of the mane six, aguably many of them have advanced more that she did, and they are not growing apendeges and recieving crowns about it.
And my argument isn't that the character doesnt deserve the position, it's against the way the coronation was handled, which in my opinion, was aweful.
None of the others were trained by existing royalty for most of their life. There certainly have been times throughout history that when no heirs to the throne remain, one who currently has the throne will train someone for it; is it really so difficult to believe that much at least?
So essentially Twilight is becoming the next version of Nightmare Moon. Just like Luna she's not innately evil or bad but was driven by a build of up of negative emotions. While Luna was driven by a sense of feeling neglected Twilight is being driven by fear. Can't wait to see the rest of it.
One of the days, I really hope people can take a more positive view on immortality. All the talk about outliving your love ones is nothing if you don't really love anyone, and all you love is science and math, both immortal.
Twilight is the best candidate for the unloving eternal scientist.