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Would you rather have eternal day or eternal night?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by amadeus, Feb 18, 2009.

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CHOOSE!

  1. Eternal Day

    71.4%
  2. Eternal Night

    28.6%
  1. Earthling

    Earthling Deity

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    Ok, first of all, this thread is not complete (not even like 1%) without mention of Isaac Asimov's "Nightfall." If you haven't, go read it. There.

    I voted for eternal day. Even given assumption the world would keep going fine, everything would be a hassle in darkness. However I think late afternoon would be the best; twilight quite decent (feel like we're elves though :)), and dawn not so bad either-but dawn is naturally colder (unless we toss that out with our assumptions too). However I don't get up at dawn all too often, and it's only got bad associations with early school and dragging out of bed for meets and all.

    Edit: Ha, wonder who would have noticed, but for grammar nazis (Or, just for this term, nazii?) out there I needed to make explicitly clear that the short story is the better read, hence quotes rather than italics. I'm slipping up not being in any English classes anymore...
     
  2. ParangBoi

    ParangBoi Chieftain

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    It gets really hot when the sun comes up, especially with all the humidity. I'll go with night.
     
  3. Xyan

    Xyan Cyber Monk

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    Day. We can build shelters with blinds and curtains when we want it dark. But artificial lights are... artificial..
     
  4. Shaihulud

    Shaihulud Deity

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    We are doomed either way, if its day all the time, Earsth would roast in no time. Eternal nights, everything would freeze. I choose night because it might be a kinder death to go that way.
     
  5. Phlegmak

    Phlegmak Deity

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    Nightfall is nicely written utter nonsense.
     
  6. Shaihulud

    Shaihulud Deity

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    I remembered reading one old Sci fi book where it is eternal night, and people lives in metal pyramids and there are monolithic monsters haunting the outer dark. That kind of influenced my vote.

    It was called "Nightlands" and there are free version over the net! I read it when I was very young.
     
  7. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Doesn't matter, my life would continue as normal with no effects whatsoever (or else I'd violate the OP).
     
  8. Shekwan

    Shekwan Kim Chi Quaffing Celt

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    Night is nicer, but constant night is meant to have a really bad effect on your mental health. I mean look at that Lordi guy, he's from Lappland and look what it did to him.
     
  9. general_kill

    general_kill Deity

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    Eternal light! What a wonderful world it would be to always be day out :)

    Crime would probably decrease, people would be happier, and things would just be so great.
     
  10. salty mud

    salty mud Ey-up

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    I'd like it to be permanantly night, but a part of me says it wants to have permanent day time. I think I'll go with day, as more things can be done at this time.
     
  11. RedRalph

    RedRalph Deity

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    I think if it was eternal night I would likely kill myself
     
  12. Martacus

    Martacus World's Greatest Warrior

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    We've already got eternal day. Light pollution, you know. :mischief:

    But I would prefer eternal day myself. Colors are a lot more vibrant, it's generally warmer, and stuff is generally nicer in general.
     
  13. Ace of Gold

    Ace of Gold MAKE WAY FOR THE BAD GUY

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    I'm an Owl. Night for sure.
     
  14. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    Because that'll stop the bright daylight coming in around the curtain. :rolleyes:
     
  15. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Deity

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    don't have floodlights in america?
     
  16. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Day looks better.
     
  17. musekick

    musekick Loves a good question

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    I'm a sunshine child. Day for me!
     
  18. Syterion

    Syterion Voodoo Economist

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    Eternal Day. I feel as if I'd value the outside having light as opposed to the dark. Inside we can make it whatever condition we want.
     
  19. holy king

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    i'd rather have eternal 27° with the nights not falling below 20°.
     
  20. aelf

    aelf Ashen One

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