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Title: your mortal remains
Post by: imaginary friend on August 25, 2011, 04:16:41 PM
came across this:   http://io9.com/5833676/liquify-your-dead-body-+-for-the-earth

and I thought I'd ask: what do you want done with your body when you die?

#@!
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Savannah on August 25, 2011, 04:26:21 PM
I heard in some African tribes, people will their bodies to be left on the open field, so that wild animals and bugs may eat them and survive the shortages of food.

At first it seemed a little wrong. But now i see that, even while they're dying they're concerned about the animals and nature. And we still call them "primitive" or "uncivilised".

So instead of having my corpse imprisoned into a little box and covered six feet under, i'd like have it left into the wild nature. Because my tombstone or ashes will just be a useless thing after my children and grandchildren are passed away too. And now that my corpse will be invaded by bugs and bacterias, it's not necesary to keep it under the ground.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on August 25, 2011, 04:41:20 PM
I really don't care. I'll be dead.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Agonistes on August 25, 2011, 08:24:19 PM
first choice after donation of anything they need or can take, i plan to be laid on a viking warship of my friends' making with all my earthly wealth, pushed out to sea in a lake somewhere, and have flaming arrows shot at the ship.

barring that, cremation.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: lentower on August 25, 2011, 09:42:26 PM
organ donated.
given to a med school for training,
or the rest disposed of as cheaply as possible.

all money saved to go to a great party!
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: CeeGBee on August 26, 2011, 12:23:34 AM
Ever seen Fargo?  (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a242/dseto/d0.gif)
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on August 26, 2011, 12:44:39 AM
Ever seen Fargo?  (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a242/dseto/d0.gif)
That needs to become an official member of The Shadowbox Emoticon Army©

Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Agonistes on August 26, 2011, 08:30:38 AM
best emoticon ever.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Astica on August 27, 2011, 09:11:37 AM
I'm also an organ donor. I haven't really formed an opinion on what to do with the rest, though.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: absynth aura on August 27, 2011, 10:40:31 AM
I'm an organ donor on my license. But I'd rather be burned on a viking pyre. On a lake in the middle of nowhere with only my close family and friends to ee.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on August 27, 2011, 01:21:24 PM
Some organs donated, the rest buried (maybe next to a tree so it can reuse the nutrients :P)
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on August 27, 2011, 01:29:56 PM
Some organs donated, the rest buried (maybe next to a tree so it can reuse the nutrients :P)

I pretty much want the same as Johnny. But I think I'd rather let close family decide what to do in terms of burial or whatever, because it's not going to affect me, really, and I'd want them to do whatever they felt they needed to do to say goodbye. The organ donation thing isn't quite as negotiable however.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: The Angel Raliel on August 27, 2011, 01:32:32 PM
fully expect to be stuffed and mounted and put on display in an obscure museum or shop
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Tiervexx on August 27, 2011, 04:17:07 PM
A close friend of mine wants to be cremated than have a few close friends snort part of her ashes.

For me anything is better than being embalmed and taking up space in a cemetery which I think is the most wasteful way to handle the dead.  It really is a horrific waste of good land.

In a fantasy story I read a while ago some creatures (Skaven) where talking about how humans bury their dead and they did not understand why we waste food like that.  As horrifying as that may be to some western cultures I think it is an undeniably rational way to look at it.

I'd either want to be donated to science, harvested for organs, eaten, or any combination there of.  But as I said, anything is better than taking up space indefinitely.

On that topic, I never understood why "grave robbing" was seen as such a bad thing to do.  The dead do not own anything.  Not saying I would actually dig up graves but I sure as hell don't know why anyone would want to be buried with valuables that could benefit their loved ones.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Agonistes on August 27, 2011, 05:40:03 PM
ive got a codicil in my will that states anyone who wants to harvest my tattoos for display purposes can.  but, they have to do the flaying themselves.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: The Angel Raliel on August 27, 2011, 09:36:13 PM
ooooh do we HAVE to wait til you die?
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Agonistes on August 27, 2011, 09:51:29 PM
yes.  i don't want to actually SEE the lampshade or pillow or whatever you make.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: murmur on August 27, 2011, 10:52:36 PM
http://www.greenburials.org/ (http://www.greenburials.org/)

That is everything I want.

Summed up and I have given it to my family.

Also there is a documentary on it.

Watch it here :)
http://www.pbs.org/pov/afamilyundertaking/ (http://www.pbs.org/pov/afamilyundertaking/)

You'll see burials the right way!

The documentary is on netflix instant play !
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: murmur on August 27, 2011, 10:58:26 PM
http://www.eternalreefs.com/ (http://www.eternalreefs.com/)

Lol or make me into a reef!
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Astica on August 29, 2011, 05:09:22 AM
On that topic, I never understood why "grave robbing" was seen as such a bad thing to do.  The dead do not own anything.  Not saying I would actually dig up graves but I sure as hell don't know why anyone would want to be buried with valuables that could benefit their loved ones.
The only cases of grave robbing I've heard of in modern times have been bits of the bodies. Often skulls. My mother used to work in a cemetery where a famous old lord (William Larnach) was buried, in this really fancy old tomb. The tomb has sadly been vandalised to shit in various ways over the years, and there's a big cage around it now. Apparently Larnach's skull has been stolen and replaced three times. One of the thieves, who later became a historian, apparently had it in his possession for a number of years.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: absynth aura on August 29, 2011, 07:04:07 AM
I read about this place in America (where else) where you could have your ashes put into glass cased bullets and mounted with a custom gun with which you could actually fire the remains of your loved one
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: CeeGBee on August 29, 2011, 09:55:21 PM
On that topic, I never understood why "grave robbing" was seen as such a bad thing to do.  The dead do not own anything.  Not saying I would actually dig up graves but I sure as hell don't know why anyone would want to be buried with valuables that could benefit their loved ones.
The only cases of grave robbing I've heard of in modern times have been bits of the bodies. Often skulls. My mother used to work in a cemetery where a famous old lord (William Larnach) was buried, in this really fancy old tomb. The tomb has sadly been vandalised to shit in various ways over the years, and there's a big cage around it now. Apparently Larnach's skull has been stolen and replaced three times. One of the thieves, who later became a historian, apparently had it in his possession for a number of years.
Some years ago, the son of the principal at our local rich-neighborhood public high school was arrested for stealing jewelry, gold fillings and the like from graves to get drug money....  [sign of the L on forehead]
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: tanqgirl on August 29, 2011, 10:10:30 PM
me and the hubz want to be cremated, then our ashes will be mixed with that of our first puppies (who's ashes will be saved until this point) and then our kid(s) will throw them out over the ocean....at least that's MY plan...

and then we'll probably have this as our tombstone at one of our houses

(http://katiepetruzzelli.com/nightmare/images/poorjack.jpg)

with jack included
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Agonistes on August 29, 2011, 10:18:46 PM
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v888/63/114/595873974/n595873974_1619731_1174.jpg)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/156527_10150127754013975_595873974_7765388_1407742_n.jpg)


ive always had a thing for this particular grave sculpture.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Shanneeen on May 29, 2012, 04:27:28 PM
http://www.greenburials.org/ (http://www.greenburials.org/)

That is everything I want.

Summed up and I have given it to my family.

Also there is a documentary on it.

Watch it here :)
http://www.pbs.org/pov/afamilyundertaking/ (http://www.pbs.org/pov/afamilyundertaking/)

You'll see burials the right way!

The documentary is on netflix instant play !


Okay I know this is super old but it's awesome! Thanks for sharing, I wish everyone could do this.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: The Angel Raliel on May 30, 2012, 04:39:57 AM
I am seriously considering taxidermy and then being auctioned of as a charity art piece.....
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Savannah on May 30, 2012, 05:26:03 AM
http://www.greenburials.org/ (http://www.greenburials.org/)

That is everything I want.

Summed up and I have given it to my family.

Also there is a documentary on it.

Watch it here :)
http://www.pbs.org/pov/afamilyundertaking/ (http://www.pbs.org/pov/afamilyundertaking/)

You'll see burials the right way!

The documentary is on netflix instant play !


Okay I know this is super old but it's awesome! Thanks for sharing, I wish everyone could do this.

Here, in Turkey, dead are always buried this way. No expensive clothing, no embalming, no luxury coffins, etc. They just wash the body with clean water, and wrap it inside a white shroud (which should be seamless), and bury in the ground. (Coffins here are just used to carry the dead to the graveyard)

Anyway, before getting buried this way, i'd like my organs to be donated, hence i always carry a 'volunteer organ donor' card in my purse.

I don't believe in the afterlife-reencarnation things. To me, once you are dead, your body is a useless and unimportant thing, so it belongs to the nature. Let the bacterias do their job :)
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Paul Jon on June 10, 2012, 10:37:38 AM
Ideally I'd like to rise from the grave as a vampire. Failing that, I want to be a ghost, but a silly ghost with a white sheet who says "OooOOOooh!"
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Miss Sahara on June 11, 2012, 08:24:10 PM
http://www.greenburials.org/ (http://www.greenburials.org/)

That is everything I want.

Summed up and I have given it to my family.

Also there is a documentary on it.

Watch it here :)
http://www.pbs.org/pov/afamilyundertaking/ (http://www.pbs.org/pov/afamilyundertaking/)

You'll see burials the right way!

The documentary is on netflix instant play !


Okay I know this is super old but it's awesome! Thanks for sharing, I wish everyone could do this.

Here, in Turkey, dead are always buried this way. No expensive clothing, no embalming, no luxury coffins, etc. They just wash the body with clean water, and wrap it inside a white shroud (which should be seamless), and bury in the ground. (Coffins here are just used to carry the dead to the graveyard)

Anyway, before getting buried this way, i'd like my organs to be donated, hence i always carry a 'volunteer organ donor' card in my purse.

I don't believe in the afterlife-reencarnation things. To me, once you are dead, your body is a useless and unimportant thing, so it belongs to the nature. Let the bacterias do their job :)

I'm not sure reincarnation things are contradictory to the body belonging to the nature...

i find especially this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_burial (EDIT: WARNING: contains graphic fotos!!)
really intriguing and would love to have such a burial if i should die travelling in east asia :-D but i'm not sure they do this with non-buddhist tourists :-D and it certainly wouldn't be fair to my family/friends.

Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Miss Sahara on June 12, 2012, 11:43:05 AM
oh!! sorry! i only looked at the text at the english version, the german version didn't have that much graphic content...
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Balloon Boy on March 19, 2013, 06:38:38 PM
Throw me on the compost and harvest my lungs. It's all good, I'm a pile of meat at the end of the day.
Title: Re: your mortal remains
Post by: Tor_Hershman on May 15, 2013, 11:07:50 AM
cremated and ashes dumped down a poop/piss filled toilet
havin' some of me parodies about wouldn't piss me off
(http://www.amiright.com/photoshops/images/album_1189868762.png)