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Good news/bad news game

Good news: a rich person is going to give you 1 BILLION dollars.

Bad news: he wants everything you own in exchange. EVERYTHING. Every book, DVD, computer, disk, piece of clothing, toy, sex toy, gift, *everything*. (Except sensitive papers and garbage.) With no chance of buying any of it back from him. You get to keep any data on your computer, but all else will be his, and you get 1 billion dollars American in exchange.

(Whoa, deja vu all over the place!)

Me, I don't know if I could part with Buddy, Dakota Bear, and Patch Cat. It'd be like selling members of my family. Well, the ones I like anyway (I wouldn't mind selling Aunt Barb or Uncle Butch, if only twere legal).

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brockulfsen
May. 12th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
[cash register sound effect]

Yes? Stuff is stuff, memories are memories.

As long as I get to keep my friends and my data, I can buy more (or rather less) stuff.

kelly_holden
May. 12th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
I was gonna say something about the best items of my bra wardrobe being irreplaceable for the moment, as they're of a brand that the UK-based official sites won't export, and I haven't seen any on eBay for ages, but then I remembered if I've got a billion dollars I could just go to the UK. Hell, I could afford tailored bras.
christinaathena
May. 12th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
I get to keep the data on my computer? Hey, if that guy wants to pay $1,000,000,000 for my stuff, I'll make a deal!

Wait ... it is US dollars, right? ^_^
arinwolfe
May. 12th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
in short: hells no.
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christinaathena
May. 12th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
You could replace it all and still have most of that money left
fayanora
May. 12th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
Some things can't be replaced. Like Buddy and Patch Cat.
kelly_holden
May. 13th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
The 'shit' is sometimes important, yeah, but unless you have really important and completely irreplaceable stuff like heirlooms, which I don't, the ability to help my family and live independently that a billion dollars would give me would mean more than any amount of 'shit'. And while I'd miss my current phone/computer/MP3 player/bed/wardrobe, those sort of things I could easily replace with much better ones without making a noticeable dent in a billion dollars.
lord_caramac
May. 13th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
I have too much stuff I made myself, and much of the stuff I bought, I modificated in one way or another, some items underwent even heavy modifications. I like my things to be very unique, even store-bought industrial products, that's why I always think of ways to tinker with them. A lot of my furniture is irreplaceable because of that. And, of course, my paintings and drawings - I would keep the scans, but not the originals.

Besides, I would keep my computer data, but not the hardware - which would render many of my MIDI files useless, since I need the exact synthesizers I recorded them with for playback, or it won't sound right. And many of my synths are quite old, from the 1980's and 1990's, not easy to get nowadays.

Besides, I don't care that much about money. As long as it is enough to keep me warm and fed, and connected to the Internet, I don't need any more.
consortofvenus
May. 31st, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
I don't know. I'd feel like an old lion who had spent an inordinate amount of time peeing on and fucking everything in his little territory. Sure, it gets boring, but I spent a lot of urine on this plot of land. A lot.
fayanora
May. 31st, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
LOL
irishgirl1984
Jun. 7th, 2017 02:45 pm (UTC)
Good News, Bad News
I guess the “good news, bad news” game is coming in the form of Illinois’ budget problems. It’s mostly “bad” news, as essential services for those of us with disabilities are in trouble. As this month goes along, we should begin to find out what, if anything is going to go upside down. I’m most definitely hoping that me and Sean aren’t going to have to be looking for another place to live—to be told that the place we call home is being shut down because of lack of budget.
Nothing would make both of us sad than being split up from one another should we learn how we’ll end up being affected by this ongoing budget disaster. I don’t feel like being uprooted all over again. Unfortunately, going through the divorce was bad enough—all that I could possibly handle. Please, Illinois, settle this current budget dispute, so necessary services can remain for those of us with disabilities.
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