The End of the World As We Know It...
February 25, 2013
If you are reading this blog, that means that the Mayans were wrong and the world did not end back in December. Being so close to an assumed end of the world makes me think of two things:
- I am only in my 20s, and we've already had Y2K and 2012
- Post-apocalyptic stories sure are fun.
By post-apocalyptic stories, I mean fiction where something horrible happens that means the end of the world as we know it. There are all kinds of popular scenarios such as viruses, zombies, viruses that make zombies, alien invasion, robots, and giant balls of garbage hitting the earth.
Personally, my favorite post-apocalypse is Walking Dead, which started as a comic book but has gone on be a successful TV series and even a few novels. The Stand by Stephen King is another popular post-apocalypse, which mixes in a bit of fantasy. And if you like a bit of time travel mixed in with the end of the world, the Terminator movies are pretty cool, too.
There are also a slew of books like The Zombie Survival Guide or How to Survive a Robot Uprising that can prepare you for the next end of the world scare, which I anticipate will be in the year 2021 when the new millennium realizes it is of drinking age and goes a little crazy.