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  1. The Mary Sue Interview: Debut Author Francesca Haig On The Fire Sermon, Female Protagonists And The Post-Apocalypse

    This book, guys. This book.

    It's not often that I put down a book and am torn between immediately wanting to re-read it, begging someone for the sequel, and never wanting to read again because it was just so good. Set in a post-nuclear winter world where everyone is born with a perfect Alpha twin and a disabled, ostracized Omega twin - and when one twin dies, so does the other - The Fire Sermon tells the story of Cass, an Omega whose ability to see the future leaves her debilitated.

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  2. CNN’s “In Case of Apocalypse” Video Supposedly Online for the World to See

    The band played on...

    To be fair, people watching CNN in the first place is a sure sign of the apocalypse. They really should be prepared.

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  3. The Apocalyptic Anime Showdown—Attack on Titan vs Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Who's hungry?

    The end of the world sure is a hot topic right now, isn’t it? Even Japan has gotten in on the act with their massively popular series Attack on Titan. But some of you may remember that mainstream anime has actually tackled more or less this same exact subject material before. I’m talking, of course, about Studio Ghibli's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

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  4. Why Do We Love the Apocalypse So Much?

    It's the end of the world as we know it... and we think it's pretty cool, actually.

    We wouldn't be creating it over and over again in art if some part of us didn't want it to be true in life.

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  5. Survival Moped Is Perfect for All Your Zombie, Robot, Climate Change Apocalypse Needs

    What? No caltrops?? Come on!

    Welcome to Thunderdome.

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  6. Mathematical Model Predicts Computers Will Never Become Self-Aware, Saves Us From Judgment Day

    Unless the computers they used for their calculations are trying to throw us off track...

    A scientific model of how consciousness works in the human brain might mean that it's mathematically impossible for computers to ever become self aware. So, we're never going to all get slaughtered/enslaved by robots! Well, not robots that think for themselves, anyway.

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  7. Here’s How to Watch Tonight’s Lunar Eclipse That Starts off a Tetrad, Which Is Still Not a Sign of the Apocalypse

    Apocalypse Nope.

    If you see someone standing outside staring at the sky in the wee hours of the night tonight, don't worry—they're not drunk (as far as I know). They're just watching the first lunar eclipse visible to most of North America since 2010. If you can't get out there to join them, it's the first in a Tetrad of four eclipses over the next year and a half.

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  8. Here’s An Analysis Of Your State’s Preparation For The Zombie Apocalypse

    Floridead, Nebrainska, Zombiesota: get your undead shit together.

    Real estate blog Estately has done America a huge public service and compiled the definitive data on which states are prepared to conquer an Army of the undead and which will inevitably turn into apocalyptic Zombiestan wastelands. On the plus side, at least New York real estate prices will drop?

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  9. The Universe Would Destroy You Without a Thought, and Here Are 10 Ways It Could Do That [Video]

    In case you forgot that you're living on the surface of a flying rock.

    We're taking a little time out of our busy schedule of telling you all about robot apocalypses and zombie apocalypses to scare you with some more realistic ones. I hope you didn't want to feel secure at all today, because here are just ten of the multitude of ways that all known life could be wiped out to unsettle you.

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  10. Uh-Oh, the Vikings Scheduled Their Apocalypse for Saturday

    Does Asterix know about this?

    Don't bother making plans for Saturday night: if ancient Viking lore is accurate, Loki's wolf son is set to break out of prison soon and the world will end on February 22nd. Thankfully, party-like-there's no tomorrow events are going down to help us celebrate Ragnarok, the end of life as we know it.

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