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2012 is very hard to desipher due to the vast controversy on the subject but from an educated point of view the Mayan calender states that as their "Long Count Calender" comes to an end, another starts and is known as the "New-Beginning."
 
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It's hard to grasp the idea of the world ending because if our planet were to die we would have not even left a whisper in our name. We would have been a forgotten planet that was just getting on our feet when we were knocked down and destroyed. It truly sadens me to think that no one would ever know of our existence after we are gone. We were just a grain of sand on the beach of reality.
 
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Imagine how many other civilizations got to our level and were destroyed before they were even recognized. I don't want to be unheard. I want to be heard in a huge way so if we perish someone or something will have known of our existance at all.
 
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Don't you ever wonder what will become of the universe after man is gone? Will it even exist after we are gone? If no one is there to see the universe collapse can it happen at all?
 
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Reincarnation intrigues me greatly. If our planet were to die and man was wiped out, would we be put into an alien body? Think about it.
 
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We could actually be put into an alien body somewhere way outside of our galaxy or maybe somewhere outside of our universe completely in another universe. I love to think about these things but regret thinking about our planet dying.
 
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AFAIK The Mayans had no predictions for the end of the calendar cycle. The single reference to it is a description of a minor deities festival being particularly good one year to the point that the scribe compared it to the great party he predicted at the end of the age.

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Reading this nonsense made me write this nonsense:

And what if all we're meant to be
is not a screeching epiphany
but rather just a contented sigh,
a hug from your soul and a tearful goodbye


I don't know what it means or what to do with it from there, so... here it shall stay, unless someone else wants to play Smile


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First off, Maeve, I like that poem. It's very pretty. Did you just write that now? That's awesome.

And also, I'm curious as to how one gets 'put into an alien body' now. Is it like trying on clothes? Do I get to choose the alien? Well, I'd hope it'd be humanoid anyway. I'm not sure I'd know how to be, say, a Leviathan very well.


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I enjoyed that poem too Maeve!
ALSO- Moon Jester, I think that you would make a LOVELY Leviathan. You are VERY versatile like that.

Sidenote: *Bonus points to Dweller on using the 'Mod velvet Glove' treatment above. Smile

-Creator- relax. 'A New World' does not entail the destruction of the old one. It won't do you a BIT of good to worry about something that may turn out to be a Y2K.
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As we know it, I feel fine.
 
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Originally posted by Furious:
As we know it, I feel fine.

And you look MAAAARvelous!
 
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What if, you know, the Mayans miscalculated and the EotW already happened and we totally missed it?

I'd be upset.
 
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I just want to say something quickly because I hate (with a burning, fiery passion) all this 2012 is the end of the world bullshit.

So far as I know, the Mayan calendar was more akin to the Chinese "Year of the _______" one. It went out to certain point, and then just restarted over again. Because the Mayan Empire is dead is the reason why nobody has that happening on 2012. It's not that it was a prophecy for when things were going to end.

Second, a more general rant: how fucking deluded are these 2012 people? Especially in the US! I mean, most people in the US are incapable of understanding the other cultures that exist currently in their world right now. Ask the average person about Hindu deities, the Buddhist version of reincarnation, why speech has to be structured in different ways in another country in order to be polite, and they're stumped. But after being spoon fed some Hollywood tripe and an internet meme, and they're all experts in matters of ancient, extinct cultures whose script they can't read, whose culture they know nothing about, and even if they actually feel the desire to investigate these things, the depth of their knowledge is what they can find on Wikipedia.

Get the fuck over it. The world didn't end in 500 A.D., like a lot of people thought it would, or in 1000, or 1999/2000, and so on. And it'll still be here just fine a year from now.

I wish I could shake all the people who needs to believe in doom and gloom prophecies, or that Jesus is coming back in their lifetime, or whatever the hell their deal is and say "Stop obsessing about ridiculous apocalyptic theories because you need to believe that the story of the world is approaching an end and go out and do something with your life!"



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Originally posted by Furious:
What if, you know, the Mayans miscalculated and the EotW already happened and we totally missed it?

I'd be upset.


Since the New Age authors who took too much acid and invented this phenomenon thought it was Dec 24, 2011 until 1983 I would not be surprised. Not one of them can read Mayan or has a degree in anthropology.

Take your pick for how the world will end;
The world has been in a "galactic synchronization beam" from the centre of the galaxy for the last 4000 years and it will finish the day the Mayan Calendar ends.
There will be a geomantic reversal.
We will collide with a rogue invisible planet called Nibiru.
There will be an alien invasion.


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what Wanderer said. seriously. fucks me right off because it only takes 3 seconds of THINKING to figure out that it's got nothing to do with the 'end of the world'. which is far more likely to be in several billion years' time.


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That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and
snakes, an aeroplane and Lenny Bruce is not afraid.
Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn - world
serves its own needs, dummy serve your own needs. Feed
it off an aux speak, grunt, no, strength, the Ladder
start to clatter with fear fight down height. Wire
in a fire, representing seven games, and a government
for hire at a combat site. Left of west and coming in
a hurry with the furys breathing down your neck. Team
by team reporters baffled, trumped, tethered cropped.
Look at that low playing. Fine, then. Uh oh,
overflow, population, common food, but it'll do to Save
yourself, serve yourself. World serves its own needs,
listen to your heart bleed dummy with the rapture and
the revered and the right, right. You vitriolic,
patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty
psyched.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

Six o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign
towers. Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself
churn. Lock it in, uniforming, book burning, blood
letting. Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate.
Light a candle, light a motive. Step down, step down.
Watch your heel crush, crushed, uh-oh, this means no
fear cavalier. Renegade steer clear! A tournament,
tournament, a tournament of lies. Offer me solutions,
offer me alternatives and I decline.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

The other night I dreamt of knives, continental
drift divide. Mountains sit in a line, Leonard
Bernstein. Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester
Bangs. Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom! You
symbiotic, patriotic, slam bug net, right? Right.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel
fine...fine...


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The crop of boomers who thought up this event will be entering retirement age now. I wonder if this is a projection of their own fear of death. Soon it will be doomsday for many of them at a personal level. Time is the cruelest killer of all.

North American culture has catered to them for the last 60 years. What started as drugs and counter culture matures ever so slightly over time. They went to psychology like Gestalt and Transactional Analysis and the more religious(gullible) into New Age Mysticism in the 70's. In the 80's they realized they had to retire in 20 years so they went nuts on Reagan's destructive overheating of the economy that created the boom/bust cycles we are experiencing. Now it's time to retire. I don't think a generation that has been so selfish is ready to face that reality. The boomers I know plan on living forever. Many spend over a 1000$ a month on vitamins and hormones. They eat organically and are religious about their exercise. They also don't seem to notice that they received huge inheritances from their parents but plan on spending every penny keeping themselves alive and enjoying life.


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