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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 5:44 am    Post subject: Extreme Nerdery Ahead Reply with quote

So, I'm an attorney. And one thing that some attorneys do is write "Scholarly Articles" on some esoteric point of law. I am one such attorney.

Right away this makes me a huge huge nerd.

I am also a regular type nerd who likes monster movies and sci-fi and fantasy and RPGs. I really like undead stuff, like zombies and vampires.

So, put it all together and you wind up with this:

NERD ALERT
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bwa-ha - jolly well done. Some of it made my head hurt, but I love it when people do sort of pointless but lovely stuff like this. Keep it up and keep updating the thread.
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, considering that marriages end when the other person dies, does that apply to vampires+zombies as well? What about widowers with vampiric (or vampyric) spouses? Are they eligible to the same benefits (widowers pension etc.) as other widows with dead-dead spouses? Should the same wait period apply to marital status and so forth? And if the returned spouse turns the other spouse into a vampire too, do they inherit each other, or is the situation reversed to the status quo before the deaths and subsequent reanimation?

And what if someone marries (unknowingly or not) a demon or some other "otherwordly" (being from a another dimension) and their spouse is banished back to their original plain of existence? And if the banished spouse returns, and the wife/husband has remarried? Is the spouse that was "left behind" now in a bigamous marriage?
And what if you marry the avatar of your direct ancestor? Does it make the relationship incestuous?

Man this is fun!
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the kind remarks.

I really like the idea of exploring the effect of turning into a vampire or zombie on marital status. The article already written assumes that any death results in the end of the marital community, which is why it is recommended that people own by tenancy in common rather than joint tenancy. It's kind of a throw-away line in the article, but definitely based on the underlying idea.

One thing that interests me is the real world phenomenon of people reviving after being declared dead. I mean the way it works is that everyone is just happy, and pretends that the "death" wasn't legally effective. Dying in the legal sense at least implicitly means an irreversible condition. But, yeah.

If the people who run that blog let me, perhaps I'll do a follow up blurb on marriage.
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i didn't read too far because the contrast on the site hurt my eyes. Sad

interesting prospect, however.
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