My Soul to Take: A Novel (2011)

“Fana, an immortal with tremendous telepathic abilities, is locked in a battle of wills. Her fiancé is Michel. But Johnny Wright, a mortal who is in love with her, believes that if she doesn’t stay away from Michel, they will become the Witnesses to the Apocalypse described in the Book of Revelation.

Fana and the Life Brothers are rushing to distribute their healing “Living Blood” throughout the world, hoping to eliminate most diseases before Fana is bound to marry Michel. Still, they cannot heal people faster than Michel can kill them. Due weaves a tangled web in this novel, including beloved characters from her bestselling Joplin’s Ghost, in a war of good against evil, making My Soul to Take a chilling and thrilling experience.”

By Tananarive Due

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See, the bizarre thing about lobsters is that they don’t really age, in the sense that they don’t get weaker or start getting arthritis in their claws as time passes. Instead, they just keep getting bigger and bigger. That’s how you can wind up eating the meat of a creature that was born just after the Civil War and who, had it been captured earlier, could have realistically been eaten by Thomas Edison.

Oh, and this isn’t even the biggest/oldest lobster ever found – according to The Guinness Book of World Records, that would be a 44-pound colossus that was caught in 1977. Apparently, no one told them there was also a 51.5-pound one caught in Maine in 1926. How old were those dudes? No one really knows.

The most amazing part is that lobsters don’t suffer through their old age like we do, unless you count the existential angst that probably starts kicking in after the first century. As they keep accumulating years, they don’t lose function or get slower – they actually get more powerful. When they grow so big that their shells can no longer contain them, they simply shed it and grow a new one and keep on trucking.

In fact, scientists believe that lobsters only get hornier and more fertile the “older” they get. We now ask you to imagine a hypothetical 700-year lobster down in some undiscovered depth of the world, meeting another colossus the same age … and boning.

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we could be  i m m o r t a l s

(no really, we could.) 

Gods and Immortals

Please read “gods” in this post as meaning “gods, goddesses, and other divine entities”; it’s just a lot to write, so I shortened it to one syllable.

Are gods immortal?
>Do gods get stronger as they gain more worshipers?
>>Do gods die if everyone stops worshiping them?

Are immortals considered gods, or are the separate?
Are immortals also indestructible?

Are either gods or immortals omnipotent?
Do either gods or immortals have memory problems due to their extended lifespans?
If a god or immortal is killed by a mortal, do the other gods and immortals do anything (assuming there are more of them)?