reply to post by AthlonSavage
Why does this need to be some mythological figure offering the deal?
Why can't it be some magic vending machine?
If option 1 was 10,000 years of unstoppable super-power immortality, I'd mercenary myself out to the patronage of whoever has the best offer, sound in
the knowledge that no one, and nothing could kill me, where I would just need secure a patron to meet my needs every so many decades, or until I got a
I could thus then live a life of luxury without owning a single thing.
If option 1 was just the chance to live 10k years so long as I took care of myself and didn't befall any accidents, well, then, no deal. People lose
body parts to accidents all the time in just one lifetime. It'd suck to live 9000 years as a handicap with missing bits due some accident or another,
with bits getting lost every thousand years or so like a zombie falling apart in slow motion. No thanks.
I'd have to be indestructible, and unstoppable because getting trapped into any kind of prison or forcefully held against my will for any length of
time would also be the suck.
Additionally, there'd have to be escape clauses, like, for instance, if I got shot out into space, that would also suck after the novelty wore off.
The universe is vast and if I got shot off into space, trapped in a black hole, or anything similar, I could easily go 10,000 years and see absolutely
nothing of any significance.
There's lots of tricky sticky bits to the 10k deal. If those tricky bits couldn't be worked out, then ...
I'd then take the bling option.
edit on 26-2-2013 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)