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Mayan Doomsday

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:32 PM













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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.

Writers: $techgnotic
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:iconvan3dart:
van3dart Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol. these are funny questions
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:iconfaisalfadhil:
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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MaricarmenHusson 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
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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sonicviviana Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
but you in time so wrong will up who don't know none sun noting. and win good joy happy!!!!!!!!!
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ZDroid Dec 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
1. Nobody
2. Nobody
3. RMS and OSS
4. {SECRET-CODE-NEED-SPECIAL-KEY}
5. I will save Black Hole to eat my artwork!
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venturadiva Dec 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I checked the obituaries and my picture wasn't there, so I guess I survived.
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raichu566 Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i don't really know. but the world didn't end. i really wanted to see that happen, if i would choose...
1. my best friend,
2. my other best friend
3. and my group of friends
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mizuno111 Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i survive a plane 2 maryland!!!SO I SURVIVE 2012!!!!
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UngaKhan Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, indeed!
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Anita-Dusk Dec 21, 2012  Student Photographer
Who would be the five people you would have join you for the final toasts at the end of the world?
Colin Morgan, Bradley james, rainismysunshine, santa clause and jack frost

Who would be at your final deviantMEET?
all of the above, Ta-Moe, merlin-lover my great great great gran Eliza 'lydia' Shears (winterslow witch)

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

What would be your greatest regret if the world came to an end December 21st?
no xmas presents :( no future, no future for my baby cousin thea

What is the single work of art, architecture, music or literature you would save from the destruction of the world?
Ta-Moes Merlin doujinshi :L (im sorry but i need to know how it ends!)
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