She's not only merely dead, she's really most sincerely dead

Warning #1: If for some reason you haven't seen The Sixth Sense yet and have managed to get through the last eight years without having the ending spoiled for you¹, you might want to stop reading now.

Warning #2: The following post makes me sound like a crazy person. I kind of am.

I've known more than one person (it's not just you, Jennie) who saw The Truman Show and became convinced that their entire life was a reality show created for others' entertainment. For me, it was not so much The Truman Show but The Sixth Sense that had this effect. Yes, I still have my suspicions that I am just here to amuse you, but I am much more suspicious that I died somewhere in the past and just haven't noticed it yet.

I usually get this feeling after a near-death (or near-injury) experience: For example, I slip on some ice and catch myself, then a few minutes later I start to wonder, What if I didn't really catch myself? What if my body is still there on the sidewalk and I just kept walking and my brain created this catching-myself memory because I'm in Dead Person Denial? I know it's crazy, but sometimes I have to look back, just to be sure I'm not lying back there somewhere.

srah - Friday, 16 November 2007 - 12:38 PM
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Comments (7)

gravatar Amy - November 16, 2007 - 1:13 PM -

Yay I got here first!

Wizard of Oz

gravatar d - November 16, 2007 - 1:44 PM -

i think i'm more the truman show type...which i think just says i gravitate to paranoia over morbidity.

i tagged you on a meme, so don't go dyin on us.

speaking of which...if you'd died, and were walking around, AND you just blogged that post...than we're all dead too, reading your words from our ghost computers!

gravatar srah - November 16, 2007 - 1:49 PM -

Or you see dead people.

Or I'm Ghostwriter.

gravatar srah - November 16, 2007 - 1:49 PM -

And congratulations, Amy!

gravatar Jennie - November 16, 2007 - 1:56 PM -

Well, I don't think you'd show up in pictures if you were dead, right?

gravatar srah - November 16, 2007 - 2:27 PM -

You can only see me in the pictures because you're Haley Joel Osment!

gravatar feather - November 16, 2007 - 4:15 PM -

The sixth sense had the exact same effect on me. It also made me that much more incapable of being alone when I'm feeling nervy ("Do you know why you're afraid when you're alone? I do."), and also really paranoid about sudden chills. It ranks on my list of Most Traumatizing Movies that I've ever seen, actually.

(I'm sad that I got here so late, incidentally, 'cause I totally had that song from the Wizard of Oz memorized when I was six-years-old.)

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