Apocalyptic Post Blog
Musings on the Apocalypse since 2009
The Apocalyptic Post my first themed blog – I was really into (and still am!) the Post Apocalyptic and dystopian genre! I covered quite broad spectrum of this theme including: art, film, science, technology, real estate, survival guides and much more. This blog began in 2009, and was a blogger hosted site on the domain domain ApocalypticPost.com. I have since redirected that domain here, including all comments! I have not actively contributed to this blog for a few years, however, it was the inspiration for an apocalyptic beer we did with Outlier Cartel in New Zealand.
Please note – there are several broken links and missing images. The many earlier videos posted on here have gone to the ether, but I have done my best to find facsimiles of them. You may find some of the missing media by looking going to the apocalyptic post archive.org page.
From the original ‘About’ page:
What’s so bad about the end of the world? There has been a tremendous interest in the post apocalyptic genre over the past 10 years and it doesn’t look like this trend will slow down anytime soon. Being interested in impending doom is not necessarily a bad thing, that is why I created this blog.
First of all, it forces us face the music. Whether it is climate change or nuclear annihilation, by peeking through the post apocalyptic looking-glass, the worst case scenarios are revealed to us. It is by acknowledging these outcomes that we can find solutions to make our world a better place to live.
Secondly, necessity is the mother of invention. Some of the greatest achievements of mankind have been done during the ‘sturm und drang’ of war and catastrophes. German wartime rockets led to founding of the space exploration. Even today’s Internet originated from ARPANET, which in turn was designed to help the military against nuclear attacks. The real possibility of human annihilation has led to improvement many aspects of our lives today.
Finally, post apocalyptic-ism is a type of escapism. It allows us to start with a clean slate; a world destroyed also means another world can be born. Ancients legend of Ragnarök and the visions of Saint John on Patmos give us a picture of a new earth purged from all the atrocious aspects of humanity. Post apocalyptic-ism gives us a fresh start.
So in the end, my love of the post apocalyptic genre is that it merges both bleak reality of a defective world with the potential for all of us to reach loftiest heights to what it means to be human.
- Post Apocalyptic Computer Games of the Free Variety (8/1/2009) - So you are looking for some virtual virtual training before the Apocalypse happens, and you don’t don’t have a enough ‘caps’ to spend on, shiny new Fallout or Fallen Earth games? Don’t fret, we’ve got your free online games right here at the Post Apocalyptic Post. Ok so some of them are antique graphics from […]
- Merry Post Apocalyptic Christmas – and happy nuke year! (7/25/2009) - Ah, it may be July, but its never too late to spread a bit of cheer with Post Apocalyptic Christmas Cards. Check these out from Trendhunter
- Top Jobs in a Post Apocalyptic World (7/23/2009) - So a disaster happens that wipes out most of mankind, what jobs are available for you – jobs that will not only help you survive in the midst of the misery but also make you a bit of coin the side. This list is purely subject, but I base this on jobs found on the […]
- Model of Post Apocalyptic Manhattan (7/21/2009) - This is cool Diorama of Post Apocalyptic Manhattan, read more here:
- Post Apocalyptic Ruins: From 1000 Words (7/21/2009) - This collection of pictures from worth1000 are modern buildings ‘ruinised’
- Post Apocalyptic City: Project Indigo (7/21/2009) - From Jesse Vandijk Here is a very unique concept for a Post Apocalyptic City: [24/10/2019: updated broken link]
- Post Apocalyptic Swimming Pool! (7/21/2009) - Ah good ol’ global warming. It show makes for a nice swimming pool, just mind that you don’t cut your foot on a skyscraper. Via http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/25/the-global-warming-swimming-pool-swimming-above-a-submerged-city/
- Fred Einaudi – Post Apocalyptic Visions (7/21/2009) - If you are into surreal Post Apocalyptic work look no further than Fred Einaudi: He’s got a fantastic bio here
- Watching the Apocalypse with Mira Ruido (7/21/2009) - Check out Mira Ruido fantastic Artwork here: http://www.miraruido.com/blog/?p=35
- Ludwig Meidner: Precursor of the modern Post Apocalyptic Artist (7/21/2009) - Ludwig Meidner was an artist famous for his Apocalyptic Landscapes that seem to prophesize horrors of the first World War. From Wikipedia: Ludwig Meidner (Bernstadt, Silesia, 18 April 1884 – Darmstadt, 14 May1966) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker. He was apprenticed to a stonemason, but the apprenticeship was not completed. He studied at […]
- Duck & Cover just like Bert the Turtle! (7/19/2009) - Got a newspaper? Protect yourself from nuclear blasts and the such, just duck and cover like Bert the Turtle: Duck and Cover was a civil defense film (sometimes also characterized as a social guidance film or propaganda) produced in 1951 (but first shown publicly in January 1952) by the United States federal government’s civil defense […]
- Original Wasteland Computer Game – May all your thugs explode like blood sausages (7/19/2009) - Ah the the Wasteland, the original game. Though probably unplayable for those who enjoy 3d splatter brain graphics, its the grandfather of all post apocalyptic computer games. From Wikipedia: The game is set in the middle of the 21st century, following a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. Parts of Earth […]
- Are Violent Video Games Preparing Kids For The Apocalypse (7/18/2009) - Yes all those times you shot zombies, super mutants and irradiated scorpions will be your salvation in the future… I think… from the Onion
- DIY Ammo – stockpile or make your for the Apocalypse (7/18/2009) - If you remember those old Mad Max movies, ammo is a precious commodity in the Apocalypse. Not everyone lives in the US, where ammunition rains from the sky like manna. So if are in an ammo poor country, making your own or reusing your ammunition is a life saver. If you can’t reuse, then stockpile […]
- Build your own gas mask for the coming Apocalypse (7/18/2009) - You never know when you need a gas mask, could be that the Reds or Terrorist attack with chemical weapons, or your Rotweiler got hold of can of Mexican Pinto beans; the fact is Gas Mask are good things to have around. Below is a link to a 1940’s article to DIY Gasmask from Popular […]