Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Post Apocalyptic Fashion on Etsy

Here are few examples of Post Apocalyptic Fashion on Etsy. Out with the bright and the colourful, in the with disheveled and functional!







"Post Apocalyptic" Search Trends on Google - Does Scandinavia love the end of the world?

I just a quick lookup of the term 'Post Apocalyptic' on Google Trends - the term certainly has been on the increase the past couple of years:




What I find interesting is the term is especially highly used for Scandinavian countries - perhaps they feel that Ragnarök is approaching? Perhaps it has something to do with extremity of the poles - Canada rounds up the northern half  as well as a couple of down-under countries, Australia and New Zealand.
Regions

1.Sweden
2.Finland
3.Norway
4.Canada
5.United States
6.New Zealand
7.Australia
8.United Kingdom
9.Netherlands
10.Poland

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Tupac Shakur and the End of the World - Short Story by Sandra McDonald

Here's a post apocalyptic short story you might be interested in. I found it via Boing Boing, it can be read online here.Here a bit of an intro from the site:

Seems like we’re all a little culturally obsessed with impending apocalypse at the moment; a minor flurry of end-of-the-world tales a few years back has grown into an everyman’s meme, with the cinemas full of zombie hordes, desolate wastelands and rugged survivors. That ubiquity has been a bit off-putting, to be honest… I love me a good post-apocalyptic story, but I’ve become a bit bored of them, and didn’t think we’d be publishing one here at Futurismic any time soon.
But Sandra McDonald has managed to prove me wrong, by subverting the cliches and turning the end of the world on its head with some darkly post-modern humour; “Tupac Shakur and the End of the World” is a post-apocalypse yarn for people who are bored of post-apocalypse yarns. Enjoy!
Click here to Read  Tupac Shakur and the End of the World

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