Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fun with the end of the world as we know it

Visit the ApocaDocs web site for a chance to laugh in the face of disaster - and maybe cause others to laugh as well.

From the site:
About the ApocaDocs Project
How this all started

Originally, this project was to be a web meta-fictional endeavor, jointly created by Jim and Michael. It was a sort of comedic Web novel about relationships, about academia, and about the collapse of civilization viewed through the lens of conflicting doctrines. It had a backstory (most clearly delineated in a faux news article); had a leitmotif of a misguided partner who, over time, would become a very interesting character; included a conflict of philosophical approach with competing apocalyptic institutes. The story even had a mysterious woman.

However, as we constructed the sites, doing background research on the topics, and began gathering the scenario news, we began actually eyeing the bare face of the likely apocalyptic horrors. We shifted to producing only postapocology.com, in order to shift the project, "mute the meta," simplify, and focus on the true, frightening realities facing humankind. We spent a year collecting information daily, thinking about what we were seeing.

Recently, we decided we needed to shift to a more personal, direct, yet participatory framework. So we launched apocadocs.com, which lets us jape, and joke, and quip, and snark -- and let others do the same.

We've got a lot of bits of humor thrown in -- as you'll see if you browse around. Don't miss the PANIQuiz collection in particular. And please help us build the funny, by adding your own quips to any scary item.

If you know of other sites doing what we're doing, pass them on to us, since we haven't found many that match. If you're freaked about what's going on, what you're reading, what you're seeing, then forward this site to others -- and let's see if we can get change a-coming, and have some fun along the way.

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