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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:26 am

Scenario:
You are required to change into another person. The person you choose may be someone still living or of the past. You will live the same life that person lived in every respect.

Who would you choose to become and why?

Note: Not wanting to change and remain the person you are is not an option in this scenario.
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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:33 am

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Note: Not wanting to change and remain the person you are is not an option in this scenario.

Oh, dear. I guess I can't play this round. Too many good things I would have to let go of.

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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:39 am

I'm tempted to say Jane Austen (Virginia Woolf called Austen "the most perfect artist among women." ) but she died a spinster at the age of forty-two. So, I will choose Beatrix Potter. She was born into a privileged family, was a wonderful illustrator and became extremely rich and independent. She bought a home in the Lake District away from the hustle and bustle of city life and lived her life exactly the way she wanted it. Not many people can do that.

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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:45 am

I will be Sarah Palin. I will improve her.

Barring that cturkel and kdu.
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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:16 am

Renee Zelwieger [sic?] did a beautiful job of playing Potter in the movie. The animation and scenery were so intriguing. You made a good choice, Shelagh.

Alice, ironically, it looks like your best choice would be Sarah Palin. At least you wouldn't have to develop DID.

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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:19 am

Paris Hilton, she looks like she has a lot of fun. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:24 am

Ann,

What is DID?

You are here. you cannot opt out. Who will you be?
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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:36 am

12/8/2009

I say Claude Monet, he did some of the
most beautiful paintings I've ever seen.


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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:42 am

Maybe I should be Tiger Wood's wife. l could sue him for millions and divorce him.
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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:46 am

I'm a character in Domenics books. I have played many parts...but it's still me. I took Domenics identity some years ago...I love being Domenic; he's such a nerd.
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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:08 am

I choose Thomas Jefferson. He did not die a rich man but he led a good life and made an important contribution to the history of our nation.
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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:11 am

Aha but he was a racist.
Now you have to be one too. You will need to have slaves.

You are far better than he was.


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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:11 am

domenic Pappalardo wrote:
I'm a character in Domenics books. I have played many parts...but it's still me. I took Domenics identity some years ago...I love being Domenic; he's such a nerd.
Know thyself.

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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:54 am

alice wrote:
Ann,

What is DID?

You are here. you cannot opt out. Who will you be?

Disassociative Identity Disorder (Multiple-Personality Disorder.)

If you insist, if domenic can be his own characters, then I would be Maggie Wainwright, the journalist-heroine of And Adam was a Gardener who can't decide between the two men in her life: a wealthy computer magnate (David Llewellyn) or a guitar-playing, folksinging pub owner (Briny Devlin).

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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:22 am

People who don't know me think I am Beth Durban in The Power of Persuasion. Those who know me, know that I am not.

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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:30 am

Alice,
if one assumes the identity and life of a person, the conditions existing at that time also apply. I don't think Jefferson was considered a racist but lived his life according to the times.
I visited his home in Monticello and got to know about his life and achievements. He was an extraordinary man.

Check him out in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson
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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:34 am

Carlos Santana. He plays guitar in a way that reaches deep inside you.
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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:09 pm

Any given really gorgeous lipstick lesbian would do.
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PostSubject: Re: Changing into another person.   Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:05 pm

Dear Lin,
Those red wax lips you could buy at the five and dime come to my mind.

Stepping outside your self, your own beliefs, your own life, is something that writers must do. It is necessary to be able to become someone else to make a character believable. No matter if it is Old Agnes, or Margaret the Chicken, or someone more complex. Stepping outside means stepping inside of one's self, too. The stranger that you are glad to see unfold in your mind may be your own self reinvented and expanded. I suppose that is the addiction of writing. You can splash yourself around in all your colors and not a single one is the same mix and no one knows it is really you.

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