Friday, 21 December 2012

Choose your own Apocalypse - a blogfest

Today is December 21st, and guess what? The world is still here over in Australia. Are you shocked? I know I'm shocked. Speaking of the Mayan apocalypse, this article amused me, mostly for the comments at the bottom of it! But anyway, let's get back to the point of this post, which is this fun blogfest happening today. It's hosted by Shannon Lawrence at the Warrior Muse and Chuck at Apocalypse Now! The requirements are as follows:

The rules are simple:
1. Choose your apocalypse 
2. Sign up on the linky below 
3. Tell us how you prepared for your survival amongst everyone else's demise 
4. Describe your apocalypse and how it's going down 
5. Make sure the badge is displayed on your blog 
6. Visit your fellow survivors and see how their world ended
Other than that, make it whatever you'd like!

So, without further ado, here's how I think the world will end someday:

Musicus Horribilis

Some guy is in his garage, listening to his little radio while working on the engine of an old, rusty car. The following song starts playing:

The guy's upper lip starts to curl. He goes to change the channel when a passer-by with a really bad, really mysterious mind-fever overhears and says, "Hey, great song! Let's turn that up a bit and have a dance party!" Before the garage guy can think twice, the mind-fever has been passed onto him, and he cranks the music and adopts a "let's party to this awesome brilliant song!" attitude. He turns the volume dial waaaaayyyy up and thereby - mysteriously - transmits the mind-fever directly into the song. The song, now a carrier of the mind-fever, starts to spread the illness down the street and beyond, infecting any living thing it comes into contact with - even rodents and insects and other songs!

The mind-fever spreads far and wide, and really, really fast.

Eventually, a whole city full of mind-fevered beings are chanting, "Ohhh, I love that song! Let's turn it up even louder!" They play the song over deafening loudspeakers, a la Lud from Stephen King's DARK TOWER series. The song gets louder and louder until it drowns the entire city. Pretty soon not just the city but the country, and in fact the planet, has become zombified by the song's complete horribleness. But the song is not done yet! It moves beyond the planet to blast out across the entire galaxy, solar system, universe, and pretty soon it reaches the ears of far-distant alien beings. These aliens, who are (mysteriously) impervious to the mind-fever, are so outraged at the horrendous noise pollution that they drop all their other millions of projects and zoom immediately over to Earth, where they realise quickly the only option left to them is to blow up the planet - the origin of the mind-fever.

And that's how it happens - Armageddon arrives on Earth for realz!

I've heard it prophesied that it will be this song instead that ends the world:

But no matter what song is responsible in the end, I'm convinced this is how Armageddon will arrive on our doorsteps. And as for how I've prepared? I haven't, as I know there is no hope even for me. No pair of noise-cancelling headphones would ever be able to save me from this!


  1. Aliens blowing up the mind fever! Brilliant!

  2. HAHAHA, you're right, I got an attack of laughter reading the comments below that article. My plan for the end of the world? I will wait until the 22 to pay my credit cards. ;)

  3. I'm watching you until midnight your time to be sure the 22nd is coming! That song would do it. And what better way to announce annihilation than "Heeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!"

    Thanks for participating!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  4. Like Mars Attacks, where that song blows up their heads - only it gets US.

  5. LOL! Yes I feel like that sometimes with other people's noise.
    Happy Christmas

  6. Well, it is Friday today, so to claim that sound will bring about the end of the world isn't as far fetched as it seems. :)

  7. See you and all of us on the other side of Friday...

    Did we make it?
    My link is dead, I ask again did we make it?
    [Visit my post for that to make sense]

    Great end of the world post!!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    Oh No, Let's Go... Crazy

  8. Well if I need to end on a Song I will choose some jazz. Although to tell the truth I am hoping it might be a quiet End

  9. Great post. I loved how your world will end.

    That article was awesome and the comments below it were very funny.

  10. Another entry chose a similar ending only with Justin Bieber music. Either would do it for me.

  11. No!!!! My ears are bleeding just thinking about it.

  12. The musician side of me is already shrieking in terror.

  13. I was going to do a post on my blog on how one sign of the end was that Justin Bieber had appeared on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. I had the copyright-free photos lined up. Then the news broke that the police had stopped a murder attempt on Bieber. Obviously, I couldn't do the post, because it would have been in poor taste.

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  15. Aaaargh - ear-worm! (And I've never heard this 'singer' before today) Will have to find some 'real' music to cancel out the apocalyptic effect this has had!

    Great post, though! ;-)

    SueH (I Refuse To Go Quietly!)

  16. Always great to meet another Stephen King fan. Death by music- quite a concept!
    A2Z Mommy and What’s In Between

  17. LOL! So you really dig these tunes, huh?

    I'm trying to think of a song I believe could bring about Armageddon, but nothing springs to mind, at the mo...
    Some Dark Romantic

  18. Very impressive. Never dreamed of the world ending due to music!! Great post for the blogfest.

    Come by and get your badge!


  19. Thanks everyone for the comments! And thanks Chuck for the badge. woo!


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