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surrogates (spoiler warning)
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surrogates (spoiler warning)
watched the movie yesterday, and i really liked it. especially the fact that this movie doesn't live off special effects - the necessary ones are very unobtrusive. the story line is okay, some minor flaws but who cares. the only thing i really really hated was the ending - not technically but ethically.

i mean, how can greer dare to make a decision for every single person (well, 90-something percent) on the planet? how can he take away the lives from said people? and don't tell me it's not a real life, for you yourself are attending an online forum using a nickname and an avatar that you chose. (to use greer's words: "for all i know, you could be some big fat dude sittin' in his stem chair with his dick hanging out.") for some people, it actually is their life, if they are disabled - surrogates might be a person's only way of partaking in human society, and he just takes all that away. why? because he wants to be with his wife again? how selfish. her door isn't even locked.

other than that... i believe that a surrogate society would look a little different from how it was depicted in the movie. in a world where everyone can look the way they want to, there would be at least a visible minority of non-human or not entirely human surrogates. mine would surely have digitigrade feet, at least. <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

last but not least... i guess most of the people in here can relate to the feeling that this human body is only a surrogate... <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

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2010-01-22 14:10
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Re: surrogates (spoiler warning)
I actually love my body as much as you could possibly imagine a transsexual otherkin is capable of loving his/her body.
It's not a surrogate since I don't actually have a "real" or "spare" body to go back to when this one dies. This body is as "real" to me as a body can be, even if it doesn't fit perfectly.

I still wanna see that movie.. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

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2010-01-22 16:06
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Re: surrogates (spoiler warning)
Did this come out last year? Or is it just my screwed up imagination?
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2010-01-22 18:51
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