So it goes.
That line is repeated 106 times in Kurt Vonnegut’s anti-war masterpiece Slaughterhouse Five. It’s used as a thematic device to signal death. Whenever someone, or something dies, it’s followed by that phrase; it’s the death rattle for us all.
That phrase is absurd; it doesn’t show compassion and completely distasteful when it comes to death. You can ponder “Every life is precious, why would he ever trivialize something like that?” If you weren’t required to read the book in school, do it and you’ll find out.
Certain life events make you look back over your existence and you question everything you’ve done or should’ve done. In this existential moment, you’re faced with hard questions and even harder answers. Have I done enough? Am I happy enough? Have I made an impact in someone’s life? And you do one of three things: You don’t change, you decide to change, or you freak out.
If you haven’t experienced this feeling yet, don’t worry, you will. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but one day it will hit you hard between idle thoughts and you’ll wonder why you didn’t have this feeling before. Soon, it’ll engulf your entire subconscious and that’s all you can think about. It’s this concept that many forms stories in entertainment are based off of since it’s such a universal concept. I bet there’s even been a Roseanne script or two if you dig hard enough.
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Editor’s Note: Just the ad this time. So we don’t break up the pace of this commercial, it’s going to be the dialogue only. If you don’t get this, there is the corresponding commercial after the ad. This card was spoiled by WotC employee Mike Turian.
Hello, Mages. Look at your Planeswalker, and now back to me. Now back at your Planeswalker, and now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if you stop using White Weenie decks and switch to Green Mana, he could attack like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on Zendikar with the Beastbreaker your Planeswalker could attack like. What’s in your hand? Back at me. I have an Rise of the Eldrazi booster pack with two cards for that deck you love. Look at it again, the cards are now moxes. Anything is possible when your Planeswalker attacks with Green Mana and not a goblin. I’m on a beast. (Whistle tune)
Have I sold out? I don’t know. Since Lotus Cobra is Evil has finished its run, I’ve been approached by advertisers of all kinds wanting to promote their services on my blog. Needing the money (after all, I need to buy more Magic cards), I decided it was time.
So, here’s how it’s going to work: On some Sundays, I’m going to show you the sponsor of the week. Make sure you go and buy their stuff. Here to kick it off is our first sponsor:
Next week, if you’re lucky, you might get the debut of something awesome. Still working out the details.
(Click here if you don’t get the joke, it goes to a NSFW (Language) -YouTube Clip)