Monday, October 3, 2016
Human acquisition and use of atomic weaponry has meant that the world since the end of World War 2 has been one with annihilation at a flip of a switch. From the beginning of the era, the nuclear warfare risk has risen and fallen as has the tensions of the world. But while the major powers had some frightening moments, the current fear is one where a rogue state or terrorist group acquires nuclear weapons and destroys a city. The world would respond as it had in 9/11's terror strikes, I am sure. But beyond that initial attack the world would respond differently militarily.
Assembled here are some images of events and scenes and equipment of the nuclear warfare scenario. Also, there are the books featuring a crisis causing or the actual event of the Third World War. There are presented also board games with the trigger events, but beyond that the full on wars in depth. The best though, are the movies listed. The human drama of nuclear tragedy is highly conducive to film, television and even youtube.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
I generally don't find horror movies, books, comics, or games scary. I find enough of about true life crimes, tragedies, massacres, wars, and the like to balance my fear of the fictional offerings. But I still enjoy reading what others offer as their entree into the world of horror. I am most often challenged and perhaps spooked by a setting or situation that is new, and is in itself dangerous. I wouldn't want to be in space on a refinery ship in a cold long sleep, so fighting aliens in that isolation and aloneness would be beyond scary in a real situation. I don't believe in any form of ghost or undead, but Frankenstein? I could see a reanimated corpse, or somehow the attempt, and it going awry. As a person who believes in god other people suppose that I am willing to believe in just about anything, and while I am sure anything might happen, or could, I don't give things much thought unless they sound possible. Werewolves would be possible if you go the extra mile and suggest a virus causes a reversion to human primal instincts or such. Zombies or vampires though? No way. Ghosts? Even less so.
Perhaps horror is having only one chance to escape the planet's destruction, only to find that the rocketeer has hung himself in despair.
Perhaps aliens with genius intellect will overwhelm our defenses, leaving earth to become abandoned and decayed.
Or maybe we'll create robots so smart that they will enslave humans. And humans will be bred for food, or genetically bred and husbanded to achieve perfect organs for donation. We can never know.
Or maybe some Alien species that was once worshiped will be pissed off that it is no longer worshiped and will return, and create a new dark age, for the rest of human existence.