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December 21st Marks the End of Civilization













Who would you invite to your final deviantMEET or dinner party on that fateful day?


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e are facing yet another grave prediction that we are in the true end of days this year and this time, this time, we have been inundated with five years worth of investigative shows, frightful books, and alarmist interviews outlining evidentiary “proof” that this is the one date on the calendar, certified by a now vanished people in what is now the jungles of Mexico, that humanity will not escape.


The one fateful day has been carved in stone, forged in blood, aligned with the stars and set in motion thousands of years ago by learned men. There is a most intriguing science lesson from MAD magazine; in the introduction to an article on the dark art of palm-reading, the text stated: “of course, any 7-year-old could explain that wrinkles appear on hands from folding them… but since we don’t have a seven-year-old here today, let’s continue with our idiotic premise.” So, with the same logical acuity, let’s decide that so many websites couldn’t all be wrong, and so the Mayan Doomsday is real.














Now... If the entire list of humanity were at your disposal for one final grand soiree on the way to oblivion, with whom would you prefer to spend your last few hours?




Family and friends? Scientists and/or religious leaders? Maybe celebrities like rock stars and movie stars?












Then again, maybe there’s that one enigmatic figure you’d want to have all to yourself for your last conversation, e.g., the Dalai Lama, Bob Dylan, David Beckham (this last one maybe not just to talk to)? There are only a few days left until one of the great “Mystic events” days is proven out one way or the other. Just enough time to get those invitations out!















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ontemplating the decline and ultimate demise of a society’s reign on the planet whether it be the Mayans, Atlanteans, or Romans demands a certain level of retrospective analysis of the historical event by our scientists, academics and thinkers. But, to imagine the end of the Earth in one fell swoop within one day’s time will require a whole other level of forensic evaluation and interpretation should sentient beings from other worlds come upon our planet’s civilizations in ruins and try to divine what might have been here and just what our diverse societies were up to.  Just as we unearth an entire community in the deserts or mountains of a remote region and begin the process of piecing together the everyday life of a people forgotten, so shall the space gods or our time traveling future-selves come upon remnants and begin the same process.






There is a tried and true thesis altering, eye-opening notion that is used by teachers when discussing a multitude of subjects including critical thinking, philosophy, politics, comparative religion, organizational behavior, and many others; in one hundreds years from this moment there likely will be all new people on the planet. Every one of us replaced with the next. But consider this even more startling "truth" that one day far, far into the future of existence the sun really will die out and all will perish (unless we... well that's what sci-fi is for).






Even with the certainty that all of the world's art, music, and literature will be wiped away, even though we are only here for a short while, we must continue to create, paint, write, build, compose, sculpt, choreograph, carve and photograph to our greatest abilities. If, one day, there is indeed only a ghost of us left in the cosmos — perhaps in the form of a few “cave drawings” inside our abandoned intergalactic escape ships — it is still our duty to treasure our time and leave this world a more manageable, loving, less painful place than when we got here.










Hey, Everyone! News from NASA!




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techgnotic of deviantART, without Mayan heritage unless they also ran Italy and Ireland back in the day, promise you that the world will not end this Friday December 21st. If you are worried at all that any of this might be true please know that you are going to be fine and the world will go on. I promise. Please make plans for a wonderful Saturday morning and enjoy your weekend. And if this greatly disappoints you… well, maybe from here forward the world will embrace you instead.



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Beyond 2012: Why the World Won't End















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Who would be the five people you would have join you for the final toasts at the end of the world?



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Who would be at your final deviantMEET?



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What would be a relief to you were the world to actually end?



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What would be your greatest regret if the world came to an end December 21st?



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What is the single work of art, architecture, music or literature you would save from the destruction of the world?










Who would you invite to your final deviantMEET or dinner party on that fateful day? We are facing yet another grave prediction that we are in the true end of days this year and this time, this time, we have been inundated with five years worth of investigative shows, frightful books, and alarmist interviews outlining evidentiary “proof” that this is the one date on the calendar, certified by a now vanished people in what is now the jungles of Mexico, that humanity will not escape.

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:iconshadowkey392:
Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Whoa...
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:iconpikby:
pikby Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
STILL HERE

WORST APOCALPSE EVER
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Or maybe this is the afterlife, and it looks just like the living world, and therefore we all really are dead and we just don't realize it.
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:iconpikby:
pikby Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
yeah.... i like people like you , opening your eyes to other options
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CodeMeRight Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
i said that near a year ago Stinks of shit
HERE >>>> [link] <<<< HERE
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Herikent Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
THIS POST IS BULLSHIT NOW
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ScarllettRuleZ Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Had the world ended I would have hauled butt to hang out with the Dalai Lama and the Rock
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kylemarielle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
$techgnotic Hey great english you have there. I love it. :) :)
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Isura--LizardOfLust Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Artist
hey, Twinkies went out of business, thats close enough to the end for me.
lmao
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LegendTellerArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"No one knows that date, nor hour, not even the son of man only the Father" I Think He made that pretty clear. X)
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meganann23 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
But...Nasa says the world won't end, but it's safe.
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HordsRamen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Hey, I'm from the future and guess what: IT DID NOT HAPPEN ! ! ! ! So yeah. :D
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Bluefirefan45 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Hmmmmmm the world the never ended
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CaitlynNicoleWright Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
people i'd bring:
pewdiepie
charlieissocoollike
mom
dad
brother
ilaughateverything
nameunknowne
charlotsnow
bowlergirl3
wafflesmakemehyper
animeredwolf
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DV8R666 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
seriously tired of the fearmongering the "journalistic media" has spread around like herpes. i wish there was some kind of media "condom" so stupid people would quit getting infected. experts with empty rhetoric are as plentiful as the farts from my ass, but not nearly as intelligent. i wouldn't listen to my farts if they said "the world is ending" so i am sure not going to listen to some other asshole say it over and over, repeating lies do not make them true. use your reason and logic before you join the fuktard parade.
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:iconpikby:
pikby Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
STONE CAN ALWAYS BE CARVED AGAIN and over the old carvng stechgnotic
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:iconpikby:
pikby Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
if this was suposssed to be real, why am i still on earth HUH?
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imredneckson Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
look I'm still alive and it is six days past
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jennyoh7 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I WOULD LIKE TO BRING BACK ALL THE PRO ECOLOGISTS AND ASKED THEM LOOK WHAT YOUR MILLIONS GOT YOUFROM THE POLITICIANS.WHAT HAPPENED TO SAVING THE WORLD FOR OUR CHILDRENS FUTURE.
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ForeverTeaTime Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just skipping through the replies and I honestly did expect more people would have mentioned celebrities for the first question instead of family/friends or alongside with. :O
I think that if I could invite anyone, and that it would be a magical little fantasy universe where everybody would actually come, I would definitely have a combination of famous people and people that I care about on a personal level... to form a group to have an outstandingly amazing conversation with while the planet is dying. :D
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TurlesSSJ5 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I would Ever1 I know On Facebook with me
My Family With me an my Girl Friend Kaiwi Ko Ella with me
Also Everything I own
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Shadowstar22 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
My Answers:
(1) My mom and dad, my cat my brother and Knuckles. XD
(2) WHAT THE FLIP IS A DEVIANT MEET?
(3) That there wasn't somthing extremely simple we could have done to stop it BEFORE it came, and just realized it the day the world was friggin' ending, and that I and all the people I love would go to heaven.
(4) Not living life to the fullest, and just staying in a tiny ass nut shell thinking I can't do shit.
(5) Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci. :3
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brettcerlienco Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like I said in the previous post... very nice collage.. Some of the people posting comments on your editorial are either nieve or just young & are not critical or scientific thinkers.... I myself as someone who has researched & studied Myan & Pre- Colombian texts ( world ending senarios ) Think that what you have stated is your own sad thoughts without any real investigation.... Please be careful in what your message is .. If your a Wako that just talks crap to be popular, thats great... Psedoscience & Saddness in litreture & blogs like this .... No good. Please contanct me directly if you think your stance & opinion on this matter should be debated... Kind Regards Brett. brett.cerlienco@bigpond.com
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amirulasa95 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Maybe tomorrow, or tomorrow, or tomorrow
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SketchingOnSomePaper Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hmmm, well, I'd rather keep my thoughts to myself. ;') Just enjoy people! Live your life. ^^
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Antonforwin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
DOOMSDAY IS A FAKE
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:iconpikby:
pikby Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
THANK YOU
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Antonforwin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
your welcome
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SilverQ10 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This was very heart-warming to read. As for my answers, they will stay in me mind.... mostly because all embarrassing
any way, enjoy the last bits of 2012 guys :D
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brettcerlienco Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice... love the doomsday theme - you have put together a great collage... :-)
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tygyna Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LIER LIER PANTS ÍN FIRE !
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KittyStarMatula10 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank god im saved and i lived i never died in my life at the end of the world but i believed that the end of the world is trueley fake
wheew! :)
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Riolu9 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I find this post ironic.
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RedRacoon09 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
1. That's a very heavy question. I'd want to be with everyone I love.

2. What's that??

3. That man will carry on. It won't be for another few billion years, but I'm sure that man could build a spaceship in that time and zap us to a habitable planet, which would also have been discovered, or just prepare for the long journey to said planet if we cannot discover a way to travel instantly from one point to another in space. Failing that, God will save us, and that's a different debate entirely.

4. Two things: if it wasn't proven factual, I wouldn't see it coming; second, if it was proven factual, I'd regret not allowing myself to indulge in impulses that were instantly gratifying. Murdering, stealing, and other actions in which there is always a victim I could still refrain from, but I would proceed to immediately let myself go. I'd eat, drink, have casual sex, smoke weed, eat shrooms, maybe even fight. Obviously there are reasons that keep me from even wanting to do those things(I'd still like to try the "drugs" I mentioned), but with all those reasons gone, there's nothing holding me back.

5. Well, that's a bit redundant, isn't it? Everything's getting destroyed. I would want to save all music, since there is no song that is capable of being the perfect thing to listen to 100% of the time, after all you get bored of the same thing and have to move on to something new, or having a different mood. Honestly, I wouldn't even want to save something. It would just my melancholy all the more dominant in my nostalgia, and who wants that? Not me.
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christian2014 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
not true its really stupid to talk about it
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fridafiddy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I thought it was supposed to end today... Well, it won't, even if that was the stupid lie that so many idiots believed.
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yo-sociopath Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm so sick and tired of all this bullshit, it is so ofensive (as mexican) that alarmists misunderstood the whole codex..........
I'm just wondering what is gonna be the next harassment now that is 26 december......
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SkyRifter Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
-END OF YOUR ARMS!!*

NWO: Surrender Your ARMS/Guns - Give us your Girls/Women."

*!0_0!* *SkyGirl Shaking.*
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love-lara-croft Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Photographer
woooooooooooooooooooooooooWS твою мамку какие работы!!!!!!!!))))))))))))))))))))
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van3dart Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol. these are funny questions
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Antipius Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would be interesting to place for a table d'hote of the main priests from Christianity, Moslems, the Judaism, the Buddhism and to listen to their fairy tales. Or, probably, I would be dying of boredom?)))
Dostoevsky was right, when has told, that "the Beauty will save the world"
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faisalfadhil Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Just one thing: do not put "scientists" and "religious leaders" in one category.
Otherwise, we're cool ;)
The article is great, the selection of artworks is to the point. Loved it!

My answers:
1. (Who would be the five people you would have join you for the final toasts at the end of the world?)
I don't drink. But for one last cup of coffee I'd have my little brother, my girlfriend, my best friend, Richard Dawkins and a random stranger.

2. (Who would be at your final deviantMEET?)
I don't know what is "deviantMEET". Sorry!

3. (What would be a relief to you were the world to actually end?)
Knowing that it ended for some other reason than human stupidity. That would be a relief, yes.

4. (What would be your greatest regret if the world came to an end December 21st?)
That I don't drink ;)

5. (What is the single work of art, architecture, music or literature you would save from the destruction of the world?)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 by J.S.Bach. Or Symphony No.9 by Beethoven.
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ErraticBASARAfan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is this question real? Or rhetorical? :?
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bizzeebee Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
This is dumb.
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CRT-FNC Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Death, chaos and anarchy aren’t just propaganda, but self-fulfilling prophecy. “If enough people believe a lie then it becomes true”. Advertising things like this just raises the awareness of a false reality. Then again we’re artists. Weather doom was their intended message or not is still up for debate. If you think about it when was the last time you bought a calendar that extended on for eternity. Either way the Mayan calendar it’s self is a prime example of what we as artists should strive towards. You can look at it one of two ways. Art is meaningless and there is no point because it will all turn to dust in the end. Or if you stop and think about it” the only reason we know of any of this is because of a rock sculpture. Made by who, and why? An artisan felt the need to express time using drawings instead of words and so took the time to design and then carve their art on a giant stone pyramid was it stayed for about 3000 years for all to admire. Stone hedge, Easter Island heads, Nasta lines, Step Pyramid of Djoser. All of them still stand today as proof that their creators existed and each felt so compelled by some feeling or emotion to erect these huge structures using nothing for tools but rock, sticks and mud And their by shout their message through the ages. As I look at these ancient creations I feel as if I can still hear the echoes of their voices speaking. Just listen……………………………………………………………father time hit’s like a little b!tch. !!! THERE IT IS AGIN!!! You herd it right?
If I really had to pick five people. Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, Bill Clinton and Hue Hefner.
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ChocoMeerkat Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said
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MaricarmenHusson Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
A world without end....the world never end.....not yet , perhaps in the future, but it is time of internal changes, looking inside our soul, and a new time for changes for humanity, new time of light, and open minds....that's my opinion
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TERMDYL666 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
1- Einstein, Aristotle, Julius Ceasar, Gandhi, Da Vinci
2- I have no idea. Probably nobody but myself
3- Actually it could be OK. At least we all go together and stop blaming each other
4- That I never became famous and I never got laid enough
5- Anything by the great classical composers like Bach, Beethoven or Mozart are good things to remember humanity by
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kitsune666999 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
WickedRestless has a point. I was gonna say something along those lines as well.
It may have been an end to one of their many numerical cycles but nothing that could point it to being the ultimate end to the world
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WickedRestless Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
The Mayans actually didn't disappear, and the ones that are still alive are very upset about non-Mayan people telling lies about their culture/calendar and making money off of it... And now they have to put up with people saying they were wrong because the world didn't end when they didn't actually say it would!
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