"No story lives on unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen. Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home." -- J.K. Rowling
Person: "What are you suppose to be?" Me: *Points to ears* "I'm a dragon, duh!"
Please Don't Go, I'll Eat You Up I Love You So....
Saturday, August 27, 2011
A Question??: Hurricane Irene, Dystopian and ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis . . . . .
My small town, nestled in New England, is under a hurricane warning. I don't know how a hurricane looks personally, but I have seen tornados when I used to live in Kansas, over a decade ago, but the feeling of fright, yet this enthralling adrenaline is very familiar. Its scary and though the storm is a good distance away, I can't help but wonder, is this how it feels, is this how it will feel, when the end of the world comes?
Dystopian books are very popular these days, I myself love them. There is something about the end of the world that people love, the promise of an end and possible new beginning...? Or is it that people who wait for the end of the world are not just sad people wanting a new start to a new live, but they are really just crazy? Crazy and crazy.
Though dystopian deals with the world after it has met its downfall; a world struggling and grasping to form a new sibilance of life, it is still the echo of an end to society. Lauren Oliver's dystopian world of Delirium tells the story of a world where love is a disease, where a society has become so warped and disillusioned that people get cured so they wont have to be faced with the joy and pain that can come with falling in love. Wither by Lauren DeStefano is the story where people can't live pass the age of 25,because the quest for the 'Fountain of Youth' heralded by science which led to the withering and end of mankind.
Carrie Ryans' world of The Forest of Hands and Teeth tells the story of zombies and the miserable, nostalgic essence they bring to a world, that is slowly losing its humanity. And the most popular dystopian series, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, tells the story where children are forced to fight one another to the death for televised entertainment and where the government, everywhere you turn, is corrupt.
Our world is changing. Days are getting hotter. Some are getting colder. Earthquakes have ravaged countries, killing thousands - ending lives and causing memories that will haunt people for a lifetime. The tsunami of '04 is still something I remember very clearly, footage aired on newstations depicting scenes that seemed like something from a movie. Even humans reek havoc, causing unreasonable wars and crashing planes into buildings out of gleeful insanity. We were all suppose to die many times, May 21, 2011 was the most recent and December 21, 2012 is our next appointed Doomsday. The Apocalypse, a word that has existed for thousands of year, threatening the destruction of all we know. Some of us don't believe in it, some study it and others anticipate it....
Question: Why is it that we want the end of the world? Why is it that we fear the end of the world? Mayans have so called pegged our demise on their calender...Nostradamus has predicted the end. But why do we take the words of a failed civilization that sacrificed its people, riping out their hearts for the appeasement of their gods? Why do we follow the prophecies of a man, long since dead?
Answer: I don't know.
Apocalypse, the meaning:
"(Greek: ἀποκάλυψιςapokálypsis; "lifting of the veil" or "revelation") is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted . . . . . . . . . .".... not once does it say the end of the world....