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Inception - Arthur x Eames AU » Epistolary romance

Letters from Colditz

When Eames & his companion attempted to escape the German POW camp, they were recaptured and transferred to Colditz. A medieval castle which has been fitted to an escape-proof prison where Eames has been locked up. Each day, he will planned another attempts for an escape. He will not give up easily because, out there someone is waiting for him. He writes letters to that one person who he loves so dearly in every chance he have. Telling him how terribly he missed him and wish that his beloved will wait for him till the day he comes back. He regret not to be able to ask that one question to him the day before he went off, and now there’s nothing more he wish for. But what Eames doesn’t know that, he will never had the chance to see him again, in this lives at least. However there’s always another lives where Arthur will be there for him. The letters were mysteriously passed on to the intended receiver. How perfect the universe works. In the end I assure you, it’s a happy ending.

for sorelh. Steph, I don’t even know…

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Admit it: you don’t believe in one reality anymore. So choose. Choose to be here. Choose me.



Social Conventions - for everknowing (double drabble)

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Prompt: Arthur and Eames’ first meeting

Every forger catalogues details on new team members upon meeting them.

It’s instinctive, and hardly odd – making inferences about others based on observation is a forger’s modus operandi. It would be odder if a forger didn’t do it, Eames thinks….


Q:
Do you know of any ancient cultures outside of Roman and Greek (and not European obviously) with myths about humans becoming immortal? I'm trying to do character building for a story about immortals in the modern world and I want to have as much diversity as possible (aka NOT just Romans and Greeks), but I haven't found much yet and also don't want to bend other cultures' myths to fit my ideas, either. Anyway, I think your blog is great and thanks for the help. (asked by justplainsomething)
A:

medievalpoc:

ferenginar:

medievalpoc:

Immortality and the origin of death is one of the most popular topics of stories from around the world, actually. Often immortality is or can be conferred on average humans by eating or drinking a rare and special kind of food or beverage.

In the Islamic world you have the four immortals, including Khidir, the Green Man, who drank from the water of life and became immortal. Khidir’s tale shares some factors in common with the story of The Wandering Jew. You can read more about him and the other immortals here.

In China you have the Covert Eight Immortals:

whose power can be transferred to tools an used to destroy evil ro bestow life; as well as the Eight Immortal Scholars of Huainan, or the Eight Gentlemen, who aren’t deified or made supernatural in any way, as their “immortality” is a metaphor but I think that’s a fun play for fiction. As well as Emperor Qin Shi Huang, who famously spent much of his life searching for an elixir of immortality.

There are a fair amount of Native American tales that deal with this topic, too. The Boy Who Would Be Immortal is a Hočąk story, with analogues in Macmac, Menominee, and Potawotami, with their theme of fasting. If you plan to include immortals that blend with supernatural tales, Wendigo are certainly immortal (humans become Wendigo by breaking taboos or committing terrible crimes), as are Skin Walkers in Navajo legend.

In Vietnam, Hang Nga and Hau Nghe are made immortal by eating a special type of grass. Separate from this, you have the Vietnamese Four Immortals: the giant boy Thánh Gióng, mountain god Tản Viên Sơn Thánh,Chử Đồng Tử the marsh boy, and the princess Liễu Hạnh.

In both Hindu and Buddhist tales, the elixir of immortality is guarded jealously by the gods and Garuda, the mythological bird person, plays a very important role in these kind of stories in Southeast Asia.

Another linking theme is the Tree of Life, which many cultures have in common, from Yggdrasil to the Mesoamerican World Tree.

There’s a Yoruban tale about Oba Koso or Shango, who was forced to commit suicide by political intrigue but did not hang; The demigod Maui has many stories his quests involving immortality for himself and others in Tonga, New Zealand, Samoa, and many other Pacific Islands.

Also keep in mind, even if you’re going to allow Greek or Roman immortals to dominate your story-not all Greek or Roman immortals were white people. A notable exception is Memnon, an African (Ethiopian and/or Sudanese) king, who was killed by Achilles and mourned so deeply by Eos, his mother, that Zeus was moved to grant him immortality.

I highly encourage anyone else to add their favorite stories about immortality to this post!!!

I can think of a Palestinian Jew who proved immortal in the folk literature of the time.

Isa, or Jesus, is included in the literature on the four Islamic Immortals above. You gotta click the links!


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