How do you want your corpse processed after death?

Discussion in '-polls-' started by Berserk, Mar 17, 2012.

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How do you want your corpse processed?

  1. Cadillac casket, please!

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  2. Simple wooden casket, nothing fancy.

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  3. Cremated

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  4. Just a shroud / Natural burial

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  5. Donated to science

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  6. Embalmed and displayed forever, like Lenin/Mao

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  1. Berserk -member- -member-

    Berserk
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    Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:58 am

    We were discussing this in the Reading Thread and I thought it was interesting.

    Einherjer actually made a poll about this a couple years ago, but that was a long time ago and it's slow around here, so meh. He didn't have as many options either (it was just about donating the body). Also, my opinions have changed since then.

    Thoughts?

    Food-for-thought, copy-pasted from the Reading Thread:
    Wikipedia wrote:
     
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  2. Iskanderia -member- -member-

    Iskanderia
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    Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:35 am

    I've always wanted to be cremated (after any viable organs have been donated). It's cheap and it doesn't take up any land. Really, I don't care what happens to my body but I know my family would want something to remember me by and I don't want them to spend all that money on a burial.

    It's nice if you're the type that likes to visit a loved one's grave site, because you can have the urn right there in your home to talk to whenever you need to (though this might be creepy for some). My grandmother has the ashes of my grandfather, my mother and my uncle in her home, and they give her comfort. I think it's dumb now, but I used to talk to my mom's urn too, and it felt good.
     
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  3. MissUMana -member- -member-

    MissUMana
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    Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:01 am

    No cremation for me. I want to be buried with my dad, and have the same nice mass he had. It takes up to 8 days here before people can be cremated, because too many people choose cremation, which means they stay all that time at the funeral parlour. An endless ordeal for the family. No thank you. And I am like Baudelaire, I want to feed the worms. :P
     
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  4. faith -tea party- -tea party-

    faith
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    Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:27 am

    Cremated and scattered to the wind...so my ashes will land on a hollywood preschool during recess.

    Like "Haha bobo moms your kids are covered in dead people!" XD
     
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  5. Blue Moon -member- -member-

    Blue Moon
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    Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:36 pm

    I voted for cremation, I don't really understand the need for expensive coffin or headstone. I'd rather leave my money to my family to spend than wasted on something like that. At my grandma's funeral, one of my aunt brags that her coffin going to cost $8000 (which is obviously cost more than my grandma's). I don't know if graveyards are more protected now a day, but I have heard that some graveyards were paved and turned into residential complex in the past in some countries. We couldn't find my grandpa's grave anymore, he died in the 1940s.
     
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  6. Phantom Pabulum -member- -member-

    Phantom Pabulum
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    Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:16 am

    I want to be cremated with my slaves and concubines and my ashes equally scattered across all the continents on earth.

    In Singapore nearly everyone has to be cremated because land is so precious the government doesn't want to waste it for burying dead bodies so I don't have much option anyway.
     
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  7. Wandering_Fox -current- -current-

    Wandering_Fox
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    Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:28 am

    Berserk wrote:
    No topic goes unexplored in the Reading Thread. That's where it ALL goes down.

    Unfortunately, my preferred final resting place wasn't an option, but I would like this done with my body. You know, leave the world just a little better then I found it. :grin:
     
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  8. holylampposts -member-

    holylampposts
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    Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:51 am

    I went with "just a shroud, natural burial." Not because I really want a shroud. I would've picked "simple wooden casket," but I don't think it has the same idea behind it. I already said in the reading thread what I feel about this subject.

    I love that MissUMana also likes Baudelaire. If people here haven't read him, I really think he's right up Scape's alley.
     
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  9. MissUMana -member- -member-

    MissUMana
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    Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:21 am

    holylampposts wrote:
    Btw, did you know Baudelaire is who (superbly) translated Poe into French? Which of course was no coincidence.
     
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  10. Martine -member- -member-

    Martine
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    Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:36 pm

    Buried near my dad and my love, in the family vault.
     
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  11. Cerceaux -tea party- -tea party-

    Cerceaux
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    Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:49 pm

    Cremated. The thought of my corpse slowly decomposing underground is revolting.
    Then I want my ashes mixed with glitter and sprinkled over Sanrio Puroland. ::meev::
     
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  12. Chouko -member- -member-

    Chouko
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    Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:30 pm

    Donate it to science, I always hated the thought of my loved ones forking over thousands of dollars for a funeral, not for me. Who knows, they may discover something while they poke at my body.
     
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  13. boi de memoire -member- -member-

    boi de memoire
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    Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:28 pm

    I'd like to be buried in the ground with no coffins or anything else in a non-religious ceremony.
     
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