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#59194 - 09/18/11 05:14 PM Your Tombstone Inscription?
Michael A.Aquino Offline
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It's never too early to start planning ...

Mine: "Seemed like a nice enough guy. Little fucked up though."

Lilith's: "It's been fun, but I have to scream now."

Instead of the "RIP" at the top, we're both planning on "WTF".
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#59212 - 09/18/11 11:08 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Awesome thought and interesting thread title.

Something I never thought about too much I'm more interested in being cremated and getting mixed in tattoo ink for many years to come.

If I were going to be buried in the family plot maybe something along the lines of "Enjoy your day, my time is over or You must feel really stupid reading some dead guys tomestone.

~T~
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#59219 - 09/19/11 02:30 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: ta2zz]
Rein Offline
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That's an interesting thought actually. The only two that come to mind are first:

"I'm dead, stop visiting me, go do something more productive"

or

"Don't step on the grass.... seriously I'll grab you"

Now I'll have to think about that more, if I were cremated I would probably want the jar to have an engraving like. "I'm watching you"
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#59226 - 09/19/11 04:22 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
SkaffenAmtiskaw Moderator Offline
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I found mine in the novel "Vampire$" by John Steakley:

"Not one single damn regret."

It seemed oddly appropriate.
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#59234 - 09/19/11 12:02 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: SkaffenAmtiskaw]
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This.

http://lesterjoseph.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/2011-02-23-afk.png

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#59246 - 09/19/11 06:27 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Managor]
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Mine will read: 'Hey, where's that ten bucks you still owe me?'
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#59254 - 09/19/11 07:41 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
Michael A.Aquino Offline
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Some ideas here ...
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#59256 - 09/19/11 07:48 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
felixgarnet Offline
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Wonderful stuff, Dr Aquino! Some of the comments are a little . . . erm . . .
Anyway, I always rather fancied, "THIS ONE'S ON ME". \:\)
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#59266 - 09/20/11 12:37 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: felixgarnet]
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I've never thought about it, but first idea, which came in my mind could be: 'I was in the past, who you are now - enjoy life!' Or something like that...
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#59476 - 09/25/11 04:28 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
Ashley Corinne Offline
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My inscription: "Why are you reading a tombstone?"

Or this: "He didn't give a shit when he was alive. Nothing has changed."

Or this: "Piss on this tombstone and see if you can get away with it..."
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#59493 - 09/25/11 04:50 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Ashley Corinne]
TheInsane Offline
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I realize this is meant in a non serious manner in most cases but on a more serious note I'd wish for only my name to be written along with the relevant dates.

Perhaps my family could include something in the note of death in the newspaper but even then I'd prefer something serious that actually meant something more than just being a joke.

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#60396 - 10/24/11 03:46 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: TheInsane]
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I think I would prefer to be burned/cremated. This way my energy can withstand with whoever remains. The earth will eventually die whether my body contributes to it or not. I would say that I care but to be honest I really don't. Such is the nature of the game.

If my urn had an inscription I suppose I would prefer a sigil or some sort of spiritual representation.

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#60412 - 10/24/11 11:33 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: halfchaos]
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I once had an aquaintance who said this to me, after getting to know me better...." When I first met you I thought you were the nicest guy I'd ever met, but now I realize you're nothing like that"...it really made me smile.
I'd like a similar sentiment expressed on my tombstone if I'm buried.
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#60417 - 10/25/11 01:15 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: RAIDER]
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General reply;

"Fuck off and die!" works well. But I wonder how long it would be allowed to remain being so antisocial and all.

~T~
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#60459 - 10/26/11 10:31 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: ta2zz]
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Not that it's something I would have chosen for myself, but I have always found this little epitaph which Norwegian author Johan Herman Wessel (1742-1785) wrote to himself quite funny (freely translated):

Han aad og drak, var aldrig glad (: He ate and drank, was never happy)
Hans Støvlehæle gik han skieve (: His boot heels were sloping)
Han ingen Ting bestille gad (: He didn't care for ordering a thing)
Tilsidst han gad ei heller leve (: At last he didn't care for living)

His poems are so pessimistic they actually strike me as quite funny. Black humor from the 1700s.

Edit: It's called "Digterens Gravskrift over sig selv", or "The poet's epitaph on himself".


Edited by Vinter (10/26/11 10:37 AM)

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