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Another life in another world?

Discussion in 'Rants, Musings and Ideas' started by martijn, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. martijn

    martijn Active Member

    (Should I put this here?:unsure: Anyway..)

    Maybe not another world, but definitely another society, place, kind of people and way of life (and so on). Hm.. I'll try to explain that. Where to start? Blah, this is just gonna end up sounding like some eight year old kid's fantasy/dream.. Whatever.

    Life in this world, in this society, bores me. Bores me to the point that I sometimes consider just leaving and see where I end up (though I don't know any place on this planet that I'd be completely comfortable..). It's just.. when you think it through, it's all pointless! (There are exceptions, ofcourse..) The way our whole lives are practically planned ahead for us by no-one in particular - we're expected to get our education done, get a job, earn money, spend money, believe this and that, be ignorant.. Do what everyone does and be happy with it. It's all just bullshit.

    I just don't feel like I fit in this 'plan'. It's not what I want. This angers and frustrates, aswell as depresses, me quite alot.

    This is one of the reasons I love the fantasy/adventure-genre (sort of). I love movies, books and games that are set in a sort of medieval fantasy-world, with witches and sorcerers, werewolves and vampires, heroes and dragons and so on.
    I just watched the movie Stardust. It's about this fellow who enters such a fantasy world to find a fallen star for the girl he loves. On the way he encounters a witch, who does alot of fancy magic, and many others. He goes on a real adventure! I want to go on an adventure aswell:sad: I get this with basically every book I read or movie I watch, which involves.. well, anything that has to do with fantasy and adventures. Magic, creatures we hear about in stories, occult things, paranormal things - things that we pretty much see as stories to entertain kids (well, they can be horror-movies too).
    I get this feeling with almost everything of this genre. The Lord of the Rings books/movies, the Harry Potter movies, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the movie Interview with the Vampire and so on. Everytime I read one of those books or watch one of those movies (or any other alike books/movies for that matter, I long for a such a life.
    Seriously, how bloody awesome would it be to be able to do magic? To be a wizard? To be a vampire? To fly? To be someone like Gandalf? To meet someone from the other end of the Universe who takes you on a breathtaking journey across universe and time? Just to see and experience things you can not even imagine?

    This is starting to sound awfully childish, isn't it?

    I've got a few friends at school, with whom I play this game called Dungeons & Dragons during breaks and such. It's basically a roleplaying game in a fantasy-setting, in which you're sent on adventures and such, have to fight creatures and so on. When we play it, I try my hardest to imagine it's all real. That I'm in that world and how everything would look. A few weeks ago one of them asked me something like "What would you do if you were suddenly sucked through some kind of portal and ended up in a Dungeons & Dragons kind of world?" Afterwards, I thought to myself that I'd actually love for that to happen. Just to leave this world, start a whole new life somewhere else and go on adventures and whatnot..

    What makes me sad is the (un)likelihood of something like this happening. The likelihood of spontainiously being teleported into another world, a spaceship landing in the parkinglot, there actually being vampires or magic really excisting. I haven't even seen, or heard about for that matter, any real "proof" of these things being real - ever. How the hell would something like that happen to me then? I still hope that - someday - something will happen though. Not that I expect it to, though.. But, meh.. I believe that everything - really everything - is possible. "Impossibilities" are man-made, thus only impossible for the people that made them up and those that believe they are true.
    So, I believe there is a possibility, no matter how small, that I will someday meet, for instance, a vampire or someone that practices magic, or someone that has a friend that knows someone that has heard of someone that does. I don't care how unlikely it will sound - what if it's true? Seriously, life just can not be this boring, can it?

    I find myself trying to think of ways of finding such a person, or even to do some magic myself (not that I ever come up with anything though:dry:). I haven't got the slightest clue how, but atleast I can dream, right? I've honestly considered just going to the nearby graveyard at night, hoping that there'll be a vampire there. I haven't yet, because well, I'll be honest, it all sounds awfully far-fetched.:dry:

    This post is getting awfully long now:blink: I'll be done soon >_<

    I just wish I'd meet someone "impossible" someday. Seriously, it would change my life so radically (for the better), I dream about it daily.

    Till then, I'll have to do with books and games, I guess..

    Unless anyone knows a vampire or something?:tongue:
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  2. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    another life in another world?? don't I wish...:sad:
  3. ggg456

    ggg456 Guest

    I like you!

    You remind me of myself at certain points in my life in the past, especially as a child.

    You know, it's perfectly okay to imagine and fantasise and I feel so much like you. And you might not think it's real- or when what you're doing conflicts with the boring, mundane parroting people who say NO THAT'S NOT REAL STICK WITH THIS REALITY BECAUSE IT'S TOO SCARY TO THINK YOU HAVE AN IMAGINATION but there are people out there that will be okay with your reality. Have you considered having a space where you can dress up and play?

    I go off in my own world a lot in the past and it's not an "escape" :rolleyes: I've done it for years- and it is related to my environment and I think there's nothing wrong in it because you can take stuff from the other world and put it in every day life to help you- there's a wealth of things you've just said that might help you in every day life and if you incorporate it in a way that doesn't harm yourself or anybody else, or you're not getting scared, I don't see the problem.
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2008
  4. Ahrimar

    Ahrimar Well-Known Member

    Go you...

    I play D&D too. I love it. One of the few ways to escape this world and give life to something you would want to.... Oh man, i could tell you some stories of my D&D escapades...
  5. martijn

    martijn Active Member

    First off, thanks you for your words:smile:
    I know there are others (plenty) that fantasize about the same things, but I'm yet to meet someone as - how to say - open-minded as me(?)..

    I know a few "LARPers" (Live Action Role Playing: dress up and hit people with rubber swords, in a nutshell). It sounds like alot of fun to be honest, but it's a rather expensive hobby (specially made swords that don't hurt people cost alot:sad:), so I've never really gotten around to actually doing it.

    What annoys me the most is not so much that I believe it's not real - as I said, I think it actually might be possible - but it's more the fact that most people are such people as you mentioned (STICK WITH THIS REALITY CAUSE IT'S SCARY TO IMAGINE ANOTHER REALITY-people), which, I believe, pretty much makes the chance of something really happening very low.

    I haven't actively tried to incorporate these things in my everyday life, yet I know I do it 'automatically' at times. I guess believing, or rather hoping, that something will happen already has helped me through many a day.

    Oh yes, it's fun:laugh: Too bad I don't get to play it much:dry: