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Date: 04/01/08 03:00 PM

49 Responses to Death Becomes Them

  1. Profile photo of triplej
    triplej Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    Link: Death Becomes Them - Portraits and short descriptions of people who aren`t doing so well.
  2. Profile photo of Brendanm
    Brendanm Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    haha this is good
  3. Profile photo of dajumbles
    dajumbles Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2008 at 3:09 pm
    That`s really depressing.
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2008 at 3:10 pm
    aprils fools! yippee!
  5. Profile photo of LadyMorgue
    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    April 1, 2008 at 3:10 pm
    I was really excited about this when I read the description, but after reading through several of these people`s stories, I am finding myself horribly depressed.
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    For some reason, they`re really beautiful portraits. They`re incredibly tasteful and they really reflect life itself to be honest.
    Very nice indeed.
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2008 at 3:21 pm
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    SilentFray Female 18-29
    683 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 3:34 pm
    “It is as though I am being rejected by life itself"

    thats when i stopped reading. good idea, just a bit dark for me right now.

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    Miss_Mezzie Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2008 at 3:40 pm
    Beautiful and dark.
    Made my grey day black.
  10. Profile photo of ilovetristan
    ilovetristan Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2008 at 3:48 pm
    That`s really depressing.
    I loved the portraits though. But the descriptions were a bit too much.
  11. Profile photo of imcoolyeah
    imcoolyeah Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    Thats not depressing its creepy...
  12. Profile photo of foiledocean
    foiledocean Female 13-17
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    April 1, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    That made me really sad

    they seem so down and like they were people who gave up...

  13. Profile photo of MissMurder
    MissMurder Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2008 at 4:52 pm
    really strange and sad. i`ve never seen anything like this done before.
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    sam8380 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2008 at 4:54 pm
    well done for linking to photo 18 out of 22 instead of the first one....
  15. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2008 at 5:06 pm
    I think it`s quite beautiful, not depressing. It`s a fact of life we all rty to avoid talking about in seriousness. Very tastefully done.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2008 at 5:22 pm
    It`s soooo emo!
  17. Profile photo of mandapanda28
    mandapanda28 Female 13-17
    112 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 5:24 pm
    that was sad and was refreshing to see something just real and normal posted online.
  18. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2008 at 5:38 pm
    That was actually very interesting and remarkable to me.
  19. Profile photo of CheesyQueso
    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    interesting but depressing
  20. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    What beautiful artwork.

    Not to sound emo, but sometimes everyone needs a good wake up call to realize they are only here for a fraction of eternity. We need to be reminded that mortality is beautiful and that death is only the next step, not the end.

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    richoricho Male 40-49
    1038 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 7:22 pm
    Photo`s of nearly dead people is not art.
  22. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2008 at 7:30 pm
    boring did not make me sad just bored
  23. Profile photo of bochamockado
    bochamockado Male 18-29
    580 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 7:52 pm
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2008 at 8:01 pm
    sad,and not funny,period.
  25. Profile photo of MeowYinn
    MeowYinn Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2008 at 8:13 pm
    Richoricho, photography of the dead is a form of art that extends back for centuries. The very first camera was invented in 1015 (though by all standards it was a prelude to the camera. It was called a `camera obscura` (no, not like Fatal Frame, the game) and was a shadow box used to form images on sheets of paper. The first portable real camera was invented in the 1600`s. People have been doing it since then, how can you say it`s not an art form? You`re capturing someones emotions in the last moment of life, and after. I`d say that`s more than art.

    It made me sad, but it was worth seeing. It really makes you think and consider just how short life really is.

    And this isn`t meant to be funny for all of those who are whining that it`s boring. This is life. Sometimes life isn`t funny. Get over it. You`ll end up just like them, and you won`t be laughing when it happens. Nope.

  26. Profile photo of sixclaws13
    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
    2314 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    That was really interesting, I liked it a lot.
  27. Profile photo of yuly
    yuly Female 18-29
    670 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 8:26 pm
    Female, 13-17, Europe
    1036 Posts Tuesday, April 01, 2008 3:20:36 PM
    For some reason, they`re really beautiful portraits. They`re incredibly tasteful and they really reflect life itself to be honest.
    Very nice indeed.

    i agree

  28. Profile photo of Dingo118
    Dingo118 Female 30-39
    15 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 8:42 pm
    Life is short, brutal and strange...but how we cling to it at the end, eh?
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    Neon_Fedora Female 13-17
    450 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 9:02 pm
    It`s beautiful, yet sad. Sad to see how a good portion gave up on whatever they believed. They just...gave up.
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    vintagepizza Female 13-17
    447 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 10:11 pm
    Picture 18 (I think) is really nice. It`s more a peaceful dead look than some of the other faces where all the life was gone and they looked creepy.
  31. Profile photo of vindicateME
    vindicateME Male 13-17
    48 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    carpe diem.
  32. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2008 at 10:49 pm
    Some of the photos were interesting, people looked so at peace after death, but the stories were the most interesting part, very poigniant and some rather sad ones! Makes you think about your own life, doesnt it?
  33. Profile photo of MadP
    MadP Female 18-29
    332 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 10:58 pm
    omg, I really cried. The saddest part for me was seeing so many of those people die so young. 40s and 50s are not normal ages to die. Also, most, if not all, were victims of cancer.

    This may be a small slice of society that they show, but my ex`s mom works in hospice and that is really what you see: people just reaching, or not yet in, retirement age and dying of cancer or some other curable and preventable ailment.

    I wish that people would begin to look at cancer as a symptom and not a disease. If people would feed their bodies better, exercise, and de-stress most of these deaths could have been prevented.

    I hope all of you will look into something like a diet as close to 100% raw vegan as possible and/or an exercise program, because that age bracket is plummeting. Educate yourselves on what it is you`re eating, on what sugar, meat and refined foods are doing to you, and on what the gov & drs tell you is appropriate versus what makes common sense.

    Now`s the time to s

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    MadP Female 18-29
    332 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 11:00 pm
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    charlie026 Female 18-29
    501 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 11:05 pm
    That made me really sad

    they seem so down and like they were people who gave up..."

    these people didnt give up.. they did not have the choice to be terminally ill..
    this really makes you think about your own life..make sure you fit in as much as you can, because one day it will change.. enjoy life!

  36. Profile photo of adilicious
    adilicious Female 13-17
    377 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 11:20 pm
    Oh wow, I cried.
    I just feel so sad for them since they had no choice. :(
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    cherty_1912 Female 18-29
    4 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 11:28 pm
    wow , most of this people look better than my grandma :D
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
    2076 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 11:33 pm
    really good.
  39. Profile photo of staberind
    staberind Female 18-29
    731 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 12:08 am
    "This is the end.."
  40. Profile photo of notpluggedin
    notpluggedin Female 60-69
    262 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 12:14 am
    I agree with Dingo118...

    This makes me want to live... Yes, its depressing... But the point is... I still have my life... I can prevent some forms of death, and I can learn from what these people said and did... It`s a reflection I am lucky to have... I mean, people wait a life time to cling to life... Thats to long, I want it now... I am 22... And I am going to live life... No matter how depressing it might seem... Just so my final words aren`t regret or what-ifs...

    Thank you for posting.

  41. Profile photo of cnlbell
    cnlbell Female 18-29
    420 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 12:57 am
    How sad that so many of them seemed angry or afraid at the end. My grandfather became even more of a hero in my mind in his las days. He was 85 when he died of cancer. I was able to be the first relative, along with my grandmother, to see him after the diagnosis. He called me into the hospital room and told me not to be sad. He told me he knew he was going to heaven and was happy. He told me that for the last half of his life, he was eager to go, not that he wanted to die or that life held no value, but he knew that as soon as life passed for him, time would not be a factor. He said, he knew he would see us in heaven. I was comforted by his testimony. The night he died, I almost left without saying goodbye because he was sleeping. My aunt stopped me and said, "Don`t you want to give him a kiss goodnight?". He was so frail towards the end and I wanted him to be at peace and out of pain. I kissed him on his head and whispered "I love you." and left. On the drive away.
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    cnlbell Female 18-29
    420 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 12:58 am
    ... I prayed he wouldn`t be in pain anymore and I later found out that around that same time, he just sighed and was gone. Not trying to be poignant, but this post made me remember a rather heart-wrenchingly beautiful moment of death. My first experience with losing someone close and since then, I don`t fear death.
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    Razamire Female 18-29
    661 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 6:09 am

    everything is art nowadays

  44. Profile photo of faygo
    faygo Male 30-39
    339 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 8:37 am
    Rita Schoffler`s story brought tears to my eyes.
  45. Profile photo of TrishIsADork
    TrishIsADork Female 18-29
    135 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    I couldn`t even finish looking through all of them... so depressing. :-(
  46. Profile photo of paulmvr
    paulmvr Male 18-29
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    April 3, 2008 at 1:52 am
    that`s really hard to read.
  47. Profile photo of Spartano3
    Spartano3 Male 13-17
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    April 4, 2008 at 12:02 am
    I am (still) bored!
  48. Profile photo of Missterilady
    Missterilady Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2008 at 7:32 am
    Reminds me of a quote from a sick & dying man. "Doctor, Doctor, will I die?". Reply: "Yes, my son & so shall I" I`m with Willowpuff & others - it was a sad & somewhat poigniant reminder that we`re all made of flesh & blood...
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    yog_live Female 18-29
    32 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    I liked what the first woman said, the quote is on picture 2 for Edelgard Clavey, 67

    "Death is a test of one’s maturity. Everyone has got to get through it on their own. I want very much to die. I want to become part of that vast extraordinary light. But dying is hard work. Death is in control of the process, I cannot influence its course. All I can do is wait. I was given my life, I had to live it, and now I am giving it back"

    It`s was sad and beautiful. Nicely done.

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