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There's an App for That: Death


Do you dread not knowing when you're going to die? Do you wish you could die in a very specific way pertaining to your odd and silly fears? Well, there's an app for that! The Ghouls discuss real apps that helpfully remind you of your coming demise (for a boost in morale of course) and discuss films Countdown and Bedeviled. What does it mean to know when your death is coming and that it's your own fault?


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Kat's Facts - Apps that remind you that you will die


Okay, this was like...really dark humor funny to me, and I was CONVINCED for the entire time that I was reading it that it was clickhole or some other satire website, and It wasn’t. I was reading the atlantic and this was a 100% real thing. The article I got this from is called The App That Reminds You You’re Going to Die: It helped me find inner peace. Written be BIANCA BOSKERJ and the app is called WeCroak. Now this app doesn’t kill you or anything spooky, cause to my knowledge there is not an app that physically comes to kill you, but it does tell you 5 times daily that you are in fact going to die. I went to the website for WeCroak and they say they “The WeCroak app is inspired by a Bhutanese folk saying: to be a happy person, one must contemplate death five times daily. Each day, we’ll send you five invitations to stop and think about death. Our invitations come at random times and at any moment, just like death. When they come, you can open the app to reveal a quote about death from a poet, philosopher, or notable thinker. We encourage you to take one moment for contemplation, conscious breathing or meditation. We believe that a regular practice of contemplating mortality helps us accept what we must, let go of things that don’t matter and honor the things that do. If you want to go deeper into action, consider joining Leap for challenges to help you face impermanence in all its aspects and live better lives today..”


Sources:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/01/when-death-pings/546587/

http://www.legacy.com/news/culture-and-trends/breaking-news/article/12-apps-for-the-end-of-life

Gabe's Film Analysis - Themes and Our Obsession with Death


Bedeviled OK, I’m going to talk about the attempted themes in this film. This is by no means a good film. Not even a fun horror film. Countdown has some good jumpscares and a few decent actors. This has