Friday, December 21, 2012

Choose Your Own Apocalypse Blog Fest and Friday Christmas Photos

Choose Your Own Apocalypse Blog Fest, hosted by Apocalypse Now and The Warrior Muse.

You see, while many people think the world really is going to end on Friday, the 21st, most of them can't agree on HOW. Will it be an alien invasion? Zombies? Collision with a mighty meteor? The super flu? Solar flares? Oh my, there are so many ways the world could conceivably end, but what we want to know is how you, yes YOU, think it will happen.

The rules are simple:
1. Choose your apocalypse
2. Sign up on the linky below
3. Tell us how you prepared for your survival amongst everyone else's demise
4. Describe your apocalypse and how it's going down
5. Make sure the badge is displayed on your blog
6. Visit your fellow survivors and see how their world ended
Other than that, make it whatever you'd like!

Since I am a big Lovecraft fan, choosing my apocalypse was easy!

An earthquake in the Pacific Ocean will rip a chasm in the ocean floor. Those dwelling in the great city of R’lyeh will awake from their centuries of slumber. Cthulhu himself will lead the millions to the surface, where in a single day they will wreck havoc across the earth. Those not killed will go mad at the sight of Cthulhu, Ithaqua, Servitors, and other monsters.

How have I prepared? I’ve been in contact with the Great Race of Yith, intelligent beings who have conquered time through the ability to send their minds across eons and inhabit new bodies. Many dwell among us and I have convinced them to take me with them.

And should it all go bad, I intend to enter the Dreamlands and take my chances there!

Fortunately for us, this is as real as Cthulhu gets:

Everyone have a Merry Christmas!


  1. Super post Diane and those pics are just great especially those dark eyes at the end.

    Happy Christmas to you and family,

  2. Hahaha I like your apocalypse. ;-)

    Have a blessed Christmas.

  3. Whew! So glad THAT didn't happen.


  4. If Cthulhu shows up, we're doomed.
    Great photos.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  5. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't survive that!

    Merry Christmas. Love the photos!

  6. Great post! Well, I didn't prepare and I didn't post for the great event. I've been posting about Christmas PBs all month to get my mind off the dreaded 21st! I guess Big Bird saved the day. Merry Christmas, I love the Christmas bulb picture.

  7. Hi Diane .. so pleased that great chasm hasn't happened ... and if it did I'll be in Dreamlands with you and many others ...

    Love the puppy - have a very happy Christmas and New Year - cheers Hilary

  8. Super creative apoc! Mine would be the average run-of-the-mill zombie infestation--just not that creative, ha. Anyway, thanks for the comments and support this year. You're a wonderful person and I'm glad we connected. Have a Happy Holiday and a grrreat start to 2013!

  9. Those monsters remind me of the Sirens of the Sea monsters. Every sailor came to his doom if he encountered the Sirens.

    Precious Monsters

  10. Yvonne, Spunky does have dark eyes.

    Hilary, believe it or not, that's a cat.

  11. I haven't read any Lovecraft so this was all new to me. I definitely think earthquakes will factor into the end.

    Merry Christmas!

    Tossing It Out

  12. Let's hear it for the elder gods!

  13. *smacks forehead* I completely forgot about the Cthulhu! If anything can bring the end of the world in one day, it's them! :)

  14. Merry Christmas. . . . . . . A cool way to go, luckily I am already mad PHEW . . . . . .HAH AH HHAhhah hah ahahah ah hahhhahhahah hah hahahahhah

  15. Lovecraft... views, awesome... what is happening to that cat in the last image?

    Did we make it?
    My link is dead, I ask again did we make it?
    [Visit my post for that to make sense]

    Great end of the world post!!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    Oh No, Let's Go... Crazy

  16. Cthulhu and the kitty are darn cute. Thanks for an apocalypse post that's actually heart-warming.

    Have a wonderful Xmas and New Year's, Spunk.

  17. There is just no way to fight Cthulu. But at least you have a solid Plan A and Plan B. Thank you for participating!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  18. Love the photos. Wishing you and your family a safe and Merry Christmas.

    Thoughts in Progress

  19. David, that's right!

    Jeremy, that cat is getting his ears boxed.

    Shannon, I know we couldn't win.

    Merry Christmas, Mason.

  20. Have you read CTHULHU'S REIGN? It's a fun collection of stories about what happens after everyone's favorite tentacles horror shows up.

  21. That stuffed Cthulhu is cuddly-looking! Very non-threatening.
    Merry Christmas!

  22. Great little bit, and glad it didn't happen. Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and Happy and Safe New Year.

  23. Love the photos of the cute creatures. Merry Christmas, Diane!!!

    Mary Montague Sikes

  24. Whoa, I don't know what that is bit it looks rather scary! Merry Christmas!

  25. Nice one--I like your Peter Jackson sense of epic :) Lovely pics, too!

  26. Hate those all chasms in the Pacific. Last picture is perfect. My son is getting his girlfriend a black kitten for Christmas. I think he wants it for himself.

  27. Those Cthulu better not wreak havoc with the cat!

    If all the cats organize, the world would be their scratching post...


  28. I've not read Lovecraft's work so I guess I'd be one of the crowd running screaming from the sight of subterranean beings making their way to the surface!!!

    Meantime, from the safety of 22nd December, I guess their appearance is on 'hold' for now! ;-p

    (love the cat, btw!)

  29. I love your apocolypse. We're all still standing down here in the Pacific. We'll live to see Christmas at least.
    Merry Christmas, L Diane. Have a great holiday season, and a very successful 2013.

  30. I couldn't take that seriously.
    Glad I'm still around so I can wish you and your family a merry Christmas.

  31. I couldn't take that seriously.
    Glad I'm still around so I can wish you and your family a merry Christmas.

  32. Damn I knew someone was going for the earthquake in Cali trick. Good job.

    Come get your badge and thanks for playing.


  33. First off, lOVE the kitteh :) secondly, I haven't read ANY Lovecraft...and now I know I absolutely must!

    you sound very well prepared for the apocalypse :)

  34. Hi, Diane! Great Christmas pics. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. : )

  35. I hope you had a peaceful and blessed Christmas, Diane!
    Happy New Year!