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  • Hell yes! It's worth the chance.

    8 11.94%
  • Maybe... but I wouldn't knock over the coffin at the funeral...

    4 5.97%
  • I'd do more research before making any rash decision.

    11 16.42%
  • Hell no! It's not worth having a zombie show up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
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    I'd bury ME there.
    Ok, I changed my mind. I'd bury myself right there.
    Then we can be evil FOREVER! Mwahahahah!

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    I have talked about this book to my Moon. I told him how sad that most of the people thought that this book was just a cheap horror book and they had no idea of the depth of it. I told him this book is about our biggest fears and how much we cannot face the facts. And he told me something interesting. That this book is about hope. When everything turns to be hell.. the human-being still hopes.
    And..
    if I look at this question with this thought on my head... I am not sure if I could let hope go or not. First I said oh no way I would never do that but I am not that sure anymore.

    Roland would have understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melike View Post
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    I'd bury ME there.
    Ok, I changed my mind. I'd bury myself right there.
    Then we can be evil FOREVER! Mwahahahah!
    How can you bury yourselves.

    But if you find a way, let me know. I'd love to be buried there as well.

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    Simple: you have two options-

    1. Bury yourself BEFORE you die.

    OR

    2. Be a zombie...but then I guess you don't need no micmac burial ground.
    The Awesomest fled across the desert and The Awesomer followed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    I have talked about this book to my Moon. I told him how sad that most of the people thought that this book was just a cheap horror book and they had no idea of the depth of it. ...
    Yes, yes, I feel that way exactly, very often.
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    ... this book is about hope. When everything turns to be hell.. the human-being still hopes...
    Hmm. I will definitely think that over!
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    I voted no. But if I remember correctly, it is not only about choice. Semetary had a great beguiling power on people. So if I had choice, I wouldn't bury anything there.
    It is one of the most perplexing issues. By the end, certainly, Louis is completely mad and nothing but a tool of the evil, (which is why I think it is just plain silly to assert, as the film does, that it would kill him) however, the efforts of the spirit Pascow earlier do seem to imply that the White, some source of goodness, was trying to give Louis a choice. It's especially horrible to think that a fate so dark could befall someone regardless of that person's choices. So, yes, a major question is: How much of a role does free will play in the reality of this novel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    I have talked about this book to my Moon. I told him how sad that most of the people thought that this book was just a cheap horror book and they had no idea of the depth of it. I told him this book is about our biggest fears and how much we cannot face the facts. And he told me something interesting. That this book is about hope. When everything turns to be hell.. the human-being still hopes.
    And..
    if I look at this question with this thought on my head... I am not sure if I could let hope go or not. First I said oh no way I would never do that but I am not that sure anymore.
    You astound me Letti. You're so cute because you'll come up with your answer right away, and then you think about it. And then you think even deeper and come up with a beautiful response. That's why I would vote for more research.

    And I think we should ALL bury our own selves in the pet semetary and like take over the world

    just kidding, but it is a deep and interesting answer to come up with to such a complex amount of emotions and grief.

    Well grief, it can make you feel just about anything. If I were in his position, I can't say that I wouldn't have tried the same thing myself.

    But I'd be prepared with more weapons, I think.

    Just in case.

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    I must say thatI am oft for the bad guy...Gage is my hero!
    Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    If someone warn me about buring my love one in that cemetary, but he/she doesn't explain me the real consequences.... (the zombie part). I would do it, without a doub. Losing a child is really hard, and i believe that a LOT of you would do it in the same circunstances; the hope to see him/her again, and the love by this person will transcend any fear, doub or any other thing that could restrain us

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    Ever think about how easy it is in life to destroy and do evil and how hard it is to do good and create? I mean, you can plan and plot to kill someone... or you could just make a wrong turn... or forget to turn your stove off.

    It's been well noted that mankind did not make the birds of the air or the lillies of the field. We're so unnatural; I think it's really the worst about this human condition. We finally did figure out how to fly, so why does it have to create so much pollution?

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    Do I think I should bury my (hypothetical) kid in Pet Semetary? Absolutely not. Death isn't something we should mess with like that.

    Do I trust myself to adhere to my principles if my (again, hypothetical) child were to die? No, honestly, I don't. The chance to see him/her one more time, my irrational parental belief that MY son is too good and innocent to be changed into a zombie, and my belief that God or the universe or whatever is just WRONG for taking him would overcome my good sense in this case.
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    My motivations for doing it are pure. I wouldn't do it because I'd miss someone I love or any base reason like that. I'd do it to fight me some zombies. Hell, I got an idea. I might have to go dig up the regular cematary and relocate them fuckers.
    The Awesomest fled across the desert and The Awesomer followed.

    If you rescue me
    Ill be your friend forever


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    Really Brice? Your loved one comes back as a zombie and you would enjoy attacking them?

    Or just any old dead people would you relocate?

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    Oh, I meant random stranger zombies in that post.

    But rest assured if the family comes back craving BRAINZZZZ they are going down too.
    The Awesomest fled across the desert and The Awesomer followed.

    If you rescue me
    Ill be your friend forever


    I wish that I could write fiction, but that seems almost an impossibility. -howard phillips lovecraft (1915)



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    OK I know this was posted elsewhere but I think it is worth another post. The link below takes you to the news story

    Cat cheats death, claws his way out of his grave days after burial
    Perhaps I am simply a madman who dreamt of being sane for a little while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx45 View Post
    OK I know this was posted elsewhere but I think it is worth another post. The link below takes you to the news story

    Cat cheats death, claws his way out of his grave days after burial
    Saw this too. Totally freaks me out. I wouldn't let that cat in my house!

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    That is super creepy!
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    I also saw that and immediately thought of Church. Scary!

    John

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    okay this may be the wrong place for this, but this is pretty sweet and the price is a steal

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    those are cool
    Perhaps I am simply a madman who dreamt of being sane for a little while.
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    Sometimes dead is better

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    Ah, man, existential angst. Nietzsche-esque territory. But yes, I think in the end the book is halfway optimistic about the whole dying thing by basically telling us to leave it alone. Don't be too scared, everyone owes a death at some point in time. Ironically though, it was also hope that made Louis do what he did because he though he was getting the Lazarus effect but got the 28 Days Later version instead.

    Now, if I had a choice (in an anarchic, all-hell-is-loose Mad Max level of the Tower) I'd kill a lot of politicians, bury them in the PS, wait for them to claw out, then kill them all over again.

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    No I definitely would not bury anybody who died in the pet cemetery, even somebody very close to me. We see in the book that it pretty much never goes right with human beings buried there, I think it's probably to do with human sentience maybe? The Wendigo may be able to use this extra intelligence to work more evil than it could in mindless animals. Not worth the risk!

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    Remember charlie in fire starter and how on first reading the raw emotions of her treatment,
    Then when re-reading it a year or two later the love is there but changed!
    As with Roland or mother Abigail if I can get that attached to a book and keep going back
    Even knowing they will change as I grow older what would I be like losing
    My dogs? I would have to take them to the cemetery even knowing they will
    Change but love them just as much!
    Long days and pleasant nights.

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    Question:

    I know PS had been sitting around before SK agreed to publish it. Does anyone know when it was actually finished? I'm curious where it fits in the true chronology of his early novels.
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    Here's my historical context essay: http://www.stephenkingrevisited.com/...y-bev-vincent/

    He finished it before he started The Dead Zone.

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