On a lighter note

Posted: September 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

This post is not a test! this is the emergency broadcast blog. Please do not attempt to change this URL you have come to the correct blog for all my thoughts and information on this class.

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Earth Abides

Posted: September 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

Looking back on Earth Abides I felt as though it was a look at the slight affect that we as a race have had on the planet that even without our presence the earth will continue on as it always has despite the changes and efforts that the human race have upon it. Earth abides is really not about the people but about the enduring quality that the Earth has as it surpasses the limits and bounds of human civilisation. As our narrator notes that in only a short time the boat that lays ashore will in fact disapear and in time signs of the human race will fade into non existance and oblivion. I really thought that this approach to apocalyptic ficton is rather interesting, I do however think it would be even more interesting to see what the author would say about the Earths state of affairs in todays society of dwindling rescources and natural disaster would he still carry the notion the Earth will still abide or has man pushed the envelope to far have we poluted to much the without mans intervention our planet will come to a demise. Maybe this question is slightly morbid but so is the subject matter so I post this post anyway because I think its an interesting thing to ponder.

New to blogging

Posted: September 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

So I have never had a blog before and I’m new to this whole phenomena, but I feel as though I should first explain the address for my site. It is a quotation taken from one of my favorite apocalyptic science fiction films. I saw this movie when it was brand new on the shelves. “12 Monkeys” starring Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis, follows the story of a “volunteer” living in a fallout shelter under a major city in America. The heads of their society decide to send him back in time to help gather information to try and put a stop to the oncoming spread of a global killing virus that will wipe the world clean of human life. What I liked most about this movie is the surprise plot twists and the quality of the actors dynamics together as Bruce Willis plays a gruff sort of string character coping with the shock of time travel and Brad pitt assumes the role of a higly irregular and eccentric mental patient whos all time goal seems to be upsetting his rich father.