Friday, October 30, 2009

Webcomic #004e: Free Will Is Right Now

Referring to all the delays within the time-loop that is this week's webcomic, the Vampire Lord laments, "If I had you the first time, we would not have to play this game again and again."

Justine the Last Human-Human on Earth, and amateur philosopher, contradicts her attacker (or suitor?): "There is no 'what if...?'.  There is only 'what now...?'."

"Here we go again," complains the vampire, rolling his red eyes.   "Blah."

"You can't change the past, and the future has already been written," the woman waxes wisely.

"Oh, look at the time.  I must head home now.  Blah," declares the Vampire Lord before vanishing, leaving his potential victim alone to continue her virtuous verbiage.

"All we have is right now.  The present is the only time when we get to choose.  The possibilities of the present are real."

At this time, a zombie tries to sneak up on Justine because her philosophic brain seems delicious.

"Right now, I freely decide whether or not to shoot this zombie," the woman says, "but when the moment has passed, I will have done what I was supposed to do all along."

She shoots the zombie.

Realizing this predisposition to fate might encourage apathetic fatalism, Justine clarifies her rant:  "However, believing in fate does not excuse me from my chosen actions, nor should it inspire indifference.  Free will is right now."

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