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post Jun 29 2012, 03:36 PM
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post Jun 29 2012, 03:47 PM
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I see nothing new here. There've been references farther into the future than 2012 before.

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Maya inscriptions occasionally reference future predicted events or commemorations that would occur on dates that lie beyond 2012 (that is, beyond the completion of the 13th b'ak'tun of the current era). Most of these are in the form of "distance dates" where some Long Count date is given, together with a Distance Number that is to be added to the Long Count date to arrive at this future date.

For example, on the west panel at the Temple of Inscriptions in Palenque, a section of the text projects into the future to the 80th Calendar Round (CR) 'anniversary' of the famous Palenque ruler K'inich Janaab' Pakal's accession to the throne. It does this by commencing with Pakal's birthdate 9.8.9.13.0 8 Ajaw 13 Pop (24 March 603 CE Gregorian) and adding to it the Distance Number 10.11.10.5.8. This calculation arrives at the 80th Calendar Round since his accession, a day that also has a CR date of 5 Lamat 1 Mol, but which lies over 4,000 years in the future from Pakal's time—the day 21 October in the year 4772.
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post Jun 29 2012, 03:54 PM
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Well, another way to look at it would be that even if it were the end of the world (which i dont believe) it could simply mean the end of the world as we know it. (crash anyone? awakening? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) )
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post Jun 29 2012, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE (VykosDarkSoul @ Jun 29 2012, 11:54 AM) *
(crash anyone? awakening? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) )


Rapture? (Rapture-like event?)
Technological Singularity?
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post Jun 29 2012, 04:44 PM
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obviously when the ancient astronauts are set to return
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post Jun 30 2012, 09:29 AM
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It's when the NSAN (Native South American Nations) is formed and takes over most of South America.
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post Jul 2 2012, 12:37 AM
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QUOTE (Draco18s @ Jun 29 2012, 12:56 PM) *
Rapture? (Rapture-like event?)
Technological Singularity?


I misread all of that as 'raptor'.
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post Jul 2 2012, 12:57 AM
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hey, it's not like it's 2013 yet. I don't believe in this particular end-of-the-world, but who knows? There is still time.
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post Jul 2 2012, 04:14 AM
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I honestly don't think anyone who frequents gaming or other similarly nerdy/geeky forums is the type to believe that the world is ending in 2012.

It's mostly folks who HAVEN'T done the research that fall for this kinda stuff. Which tends not to be the nerds.





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post Jul 2 2012, 04:45 AM
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It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Jul 2 2012, 06:59 AM
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Actually I believe that the prediction from the Mayan people was that the Maker Gods would return in 2012. I could be wrong of course. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

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post Jul 2 2012, 01:56 PM
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QUOTE (AStarshipforAnts @ Jul 1 2012, 08:37 PM) *
I misread all of that as 'raptor'.


It's the rap-ture!
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post Jul 2 2012, 04:41 PM
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QUOTE (AStarshipforAnts @ Jul 1 2012, 06:37 PM) *
I misread all of that as 'raptor'.


hehe...

Raptor

Raptor 2
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post Jul 2 2012, 05:14 PM
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QUOTE (VykosDarkSoul @ Jul 2 2012, 12:41 PM) *


Just give them some tea. Or coffee or booze as their desires dictate. They'll just get all cute and fluffy then. Or possibly drunk and unable to move.

(I've also seen a Work In Progress image of that same utah getting all quiver-lipped over a doe, it's so adorable)
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post Jul 2 2012, 05:16 PM
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Plus honestly, even if some catastrophic event occured... either, life ends, or life moves on. Period. I'm sure we will all get over it, or we won't.
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post Jul 2 2012, 06:10 PM
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QUOTE (Jeremiah Kraye @ Jul 2 2012, 01:16 PM) *
Plus honestly, even if some catastrophic event occured... either, life ends, or life moves on. Period. I'm sure we will all get over it, or we won't.


It's a good thing that geocide has already occurred. Otherwise something horrible could happen to it!
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post Jul 2 2012, 06:14 PM
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I was referred more to something along the lines of the great flood, which dem religious folks be reckoning is some sort of god-given fly swatter for nephalem. :3

You know, wiped the earth clean of everything but an old man and women on a boat full of dem aminals.
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post Jul 2 2012, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE (Jeremiah Kraye @ Jul 2 2012, 02:14 PM) *
I was referred more to something along the lines of the great flood, which dem religious folks be reckoning is some sort of god-given fly swatter for nephalem. :3

You know, wiped the earth clean of everything but an old man and women on a boat full of dem aminals.


This post makes more sense in the context of a discussion on G+ right now (that I was reading just prior) than it does here.

Weird.
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Jeremiah Kraye
post Jul 2 2012, 06:20 PM
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I was mostly being sarcastic... the point is that:

A: Shit gets so hard that everything dies or life gets exceptionally set back (only the roaches live for example)

or

B: Shit sucks and we move on... wouldn't be the first time
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post Jul 21 2012, 04:03 AM
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boy oh boy I can't wait till the magic comes back at the end o the year and I become a full fledged mage. I already have my list made up of babes Ima mana tickle to think i'm the greatest thing since sliced bread! woots!
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post Jul 21 2012, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE (CanRay @ Jul 2 2012, 02:45 PM) *
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

In the 6th age CanRay is "forced" to play shadowrun 7 days a week and the GM provides the dark and stormies.
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