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  1. Alesia

    Alesia Pen names: AJ Connor, Carey Connolly Contributor

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    Suspended Animation

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Alesia, Aug 26, 2013.

    Is "suspended animation" the term I want to use to describe someone that is completely aware of their surroundings via hearing (I/E their brain is awake) but their body is not? They can't move, can't feel, can't open their eyes. All they can do is listen.
     
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    Paralysis is the word that comes to mind. Suspended animation brings the idea of unconsciousness with it.
     
  3. Alesia

    Alesia Pen names: AJ Connor, Carey Connolly Contributor

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    Perfect! Thank you.
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    yes, wreybies is right...

    fyi, no one has yet found a way to suspend animation in humans and then bring them back to full functionality... though the issue is currently the subject of research, in order to find a way to make it work for long term space travel...
     
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    Suspended animation implies suspended consciousness, i.e. no sensation at all.
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    true...
     
  7. E. C. Scrubb

    E. C. Scrubb Active Member

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    And here I thought suspended animation was a cartoon character kicked out of school for a week.




    (I'll shut up and go away now)
     
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    No. It's a term coined in the olden days by the guy who drew Wile E Coyote. You know, before Wile began his fall began or a bus splatting him or the boulder pausing to give time for him to hold up the "Yeah-I'm-Fucked" sign. That's how the cartoonist coined suspended animation.

    Nothing like a stroll through the cow pasture, so much to be gathered on rippled-soled shoes and what good is wisdom if not shared?
     
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    I was going to suggest cryosleep but that word actually involves a specific method of a form of suspended animation. Paralysis seems to be the perfect word as Wreybies suggested.
     
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    A commonly used term is stasis.
     
  11. Jack Asher

    Jack Asher Wildly experimental Contributor

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    No it's not. There are lot's and lots of animation principles and that is not one of them. Try again.

    BACK TO THE THING.

    Sleep paralysis is a real thing, with reality, which has also been called "night hag".
     

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