Best of luck with the surgery!
With the ladies in this state, it would definitely be wrong.
Yes, all options are still on the table, thankfully.
Because what’s the point in having a house that big if you don’t have voices to fill it?
My wife and I are starting to ponder that very question. We’ve been unable to have kids, yet, and our plans to move to a bigger house are met with that problem: can we live the lives we have been building for children, but without the children? A big empty house can be a terrible thing.
Chic’s eyes here come the closest: https://www.gocomics.com/endtown/2019/05/22?ct=v&cti=1621572
Not coincidentally, I’m sure.
To paraphrase Bender B. Rodriguez, “Arr, the laws of nature be a harsh mistress.”
Gotta love their spirit!
It’s true that there can’t be two sets of rules, one for the rabble and then another for the political/societal elite, but that’s not the basic issue.
At the heart, humans are social creatures. We can do a lot (and have done) for “the species,” but COVID-fatigue is a real thing. Sooner or later (depending on the individuals) they WILL decide that the risk of catching and spreading any disease is worth it for actual human contact.
Which isn’t new. Just look at HIV/AIDS.
So increasingly there will be a given number of people looking for ANY excuse to violate the restrictions and do what is natural for living creatures. We evolve through the spread of disease, after all.
If you bought the book you could have read through it far quicker. Reading for free, we need to wait.
I agree up until it being a single group mind, I’m not sure that’s been settled upon. I think it’s possible that the toothbrushes could still be grouped by their person, much like the cluster Wally trapped before that made the face behind the ditto shield.
I agree that Amesworth can’t become human again. She’s toothbrushes forever. But I think that if it’s not a single hive mind (or Ted), and rather “colonies” of brushes from the individuals, then I think it could be conceivable that if enough of the brushes that were once “her” make it through, there might be enough of her soul there so that she could function, possibly even use technology to communicate.
That’s my theory, anyways.