How to Join
the Fashion Spot / the Sidewalk Café / Rumor has it...
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
20-12-2012
  826
Making a Mess
 
Party_Vixen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by tangerine View Post
I am not going to miss the opportunity for a party, though! :p
Me neither

And I get to start in t-minus 18 hours!

__________________
Carolyn - Daria - Natalia - Miranda - Valentina - Christy - Kate
 
 
20-12-2012
  827
V.I.P.
 
ChristyLeReveur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hong Kong
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,195
I hope not!! I haven't take my university entrance exam yet!!

 
20-12-2012
  828
V.I.P.
 
anlabe32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,197
Lot's of "end of the world" party invitations for tomorrow. Can't choose.

__________________
amanda murphy eva berzina julia bergshoeff harleth kuusik ola rudnicka lera tribel nastya sten irina liss sasha luss
Status: Online
 
20-12-2012
  829
clever ain't wise
 
iluvjeisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 13,848
Yeah, it's a great reason to party, if nothing else :p

 
20-12-2012
  830
backstage pass
 
Larek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Tokyo
Gender: homme
Posts: 905
it's amazing how now nobody talk about it now it is close
people who believed in it must be hiding behind rocks right now
can't wait to be tomorrow to deliver some overdue "told you so" ^^

__________________
[French in Japan]
 
20-12-2012
  831
Power to the 99%
 
fashionista-ta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hardly ever at Barney's
Gender: femme
Posts: 13,406
^ Sadly, I don't personally know anyone who believed this was the end, so there will be no opportunities for 'I told you so' But yeah, some of the people who wrote 2012 doomsday books have been lying low for awhile now, ever since it was perfectly clear that none of their predictions leading up to 'the end' were coming true ...

__________________
Luxury is living a simple, elegant, and responsible life. Luxury is a reduction.
--Steven Volpe

 
20-12-2012
  832
Fashion Designer
 
daniellat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mexico
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,954
Well, if the world ends tomorrow it's going to suck big time 'cause I'm sick and can't drink. Boo to you world ending!

__________________
Fashion Illustration BLOG

Last edited by daniellat; 20-12-2012 at 09:16 PM.
 
20-12-2012
  833
tfs star
 
IceePriincess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: unknown
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,756
Hello everyone!!! Well I just wanted to share with you some news about the end of the world

Well as you may know, Im from Guatemala (where the thing is going to happen) and I just want to be a good ambassador of my country and share with you, its not the end of world.

I found some articles at BBC News I consider interesting and true. I hope you can read them before the day ends.

**************

The 2012 phenomenon is essentially an accounting problem; a misinterpretation of some very ancient book keeping.

It is based on the Maya calendar, which counts the days since a date in the mythical past. This count reset after the last creation (on or about 11 August, 3114BC). On 21 December, we will reach that same number of days once again, and many now are concerned that a calendrical reset the following day will mean the end of the world.



But it is not even clear that the Maya themselves agreed on this book-keeping issue. Two ancient inscriptions emphasise the importance of the date. But a third focuses on 13 October 4772, the end of an even bigger cycle that cannot happen if a reset occurs in 2012.

This more detailed text predicts that, at an even later date, the great king K'inich Janaab' Pakal will return to Palenque to rule. If this Maya prophesy is true, then the world will not end in 2012 or even 4772, no matter how the ancient calendar functioned.



Mayan apocalypse: End of the world, or a new beginning?


The "Long Count" cycle of the Mayan calendar began in 3114 BCE and is widely accepted to end on 21/12/12 CE.

Except that in Simon Martin's view, everyone has got it wrong.Martin is curator of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, Philadelphia's "Maya 2012" exhibition. He says the calendar is complex, and best thought of as a series of gear wheels.

He points out that there is an inscription describing an event that takes place in 4,722 of our era, "and that is the turning of an even bigger cycle".



In 3114 BCE the calendar reset to zero with the turning of the 13th bak'tun (which is a smaller, 400 year cycle). This time, however, it does not reset to zero but merely goes on to the 14th bak'tun.

The Mayan Calendar is a weird and wonderful thing.

Mayan ruins

The Mayan ruins of Tikal are hidden deep in the rainforests of Guatemala. From the air only a handful of temples and palaces peek through the canopy. The stone carvings are weather-beaten. Huge plazas are covered in moss and giant reservoirs are engulfed by jungle. The only inhabitants are wild animals and birds.



But 1,200 years ago, Tikal was one of the major cities of the vast and magnificent Maya civilisation that stretched across much of what is now southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. Tikal was home to perhaps 100,000 people. Thatched farmsteads and fields would have stretched as far as the eye could see.


The Maya thrived for nearly 2,000 years. Without the use of the cartwheel or metal tools, they built massive stone structures. They were accomplished scientists. They tracked a solar year of 365 days and one of the few surviving ancient Maya books contains tables of eclipses. From observatories, like the one at Chichen Itza, they tracked the progress of the war star, Venus.

They developed their own mathematics, using a base number of 20, and had a concept of zero. They also had their own system of writing. Their civilisation was so stable and established, they even had a word for a 400-year time period.

Mayan society was vibrant, but it could also be brutal. It was strictly hierarchical and deeply spiritual. Humans were sacrificed to appease the gods. The elite also tortured themselves - male Maya rulers perforated the foreskins of their penises and the women their tongues, apparently in the hope of providing nourishment for the gods who required human blood.



In the ninth century, the Maya world was turned upside down. Many of the great centres like Tikal were deserted. The sacred temples and palaces briefly became home to a few squatters, who left household rubbish in the once pristine buildings. When they too left, Tikal was abandoned forever, and the Mayan civilisation never recovered. Only a fraction of the Maya people survived to face the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.

For decades, archaeologists have been searching for an explanation of the Maya collapse. Many theories have been put forward, ranging from warfare and invasion to migration, disease and over-farming. Many think the truth may lie with a combination of these and other factors.

But none of the conventional theories were good enough for Dick Gill. He believed that what had devastated the Maya was drought. However, drought as the only explanation of the Maya collapse was highly controversial.

Pictures of Tikal



source: BBC News


Last edited by IceePriincess; 20-12-2012 at 09:42 PM. Reason: mispelled some words!
 
20-12-2012
  834
fashion icon
 
modelista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New York, NY
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,343
Not really a believer in any of this but if something does go down, I just hope it's over quickly, painlessly & I'm able to sleep right through it. Hopefully I'll get to go to heaven & get to ask God why he couldn't throw me some breaks/luck etc


On a serious note, I'm really just hoping that there aren't idiots out there really believing this nonsense & decides to go all "heavens gate".. Now that would be a real tragedy
Posted via Mobile Device

 
20-12-2012
  835
V.I.P.
 
Elfinkova's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: homme
Posts: 5,655
Let's just use this doomsday prediction as an excuse to get really wasted.

 
21-12-2012
  836
backstage pass
 
Niusity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Gender: femme
Posts: 648
It's the last day of school. I'm gonna get drunk in the evening anyway.

 
21-12-2012
  837
V.I.P.
 
Not Plain Jane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Canada
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,013
I see the world hasn't ended! My 11 year old son had a zombie apocalypse bag ready to go - with first aid, extra socks, a swiss army knife, turtles chocolates and some vitamins.

__________________
Fashion: Don’t you recognize me? Death: You should know that I don’t see very well and I can’t wear glasses. Fashion: I’m Fashion, your sister. Death: My sister? Fashion: Yes. You and I together keep undoing and changing things down here on earth although you go about it in one way and I another. Giacomo Leopardi, “Dialogue Between Fashion and Death.”abridged
 
21-12-2012
  838
V.I.P.
 
leyla m.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: shoe emporium
Gender: femme
Posts: 16,472
yay we are all alive!
cheers to a new era!

__________________
http://www.work-in-progress-blog.com/


weet tweet tweet @w_i_p_monaco
 
21-12-2012
  839
Soviet Camaro
 
tangerine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Barbary Coast
Gender: homme
Posts: 16,253
My friend in New Zealand (where it is now the 22nd) tells me the world actually did end, but she is still here because she is wearing good shoes. So it might be a good day to go shoe shopping!

__________________
after all, it was you and me
 
21-12-2012
  840
don't look down
 
tigerrouge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Béal Feirste
Gender: femme
Posts: 11,666
I was going to use what time we had left to plan out my position in the New World Order, but instead, I seemed to spend most of it sitting on a bus, in Christmas traffic, going nowhere fast.

I'll just have to draw up that blueprint for world domination tomorrow... or maybe the next day... or stick it on a resolutions list.

__________________
You're perfect, yes, it's true. But without me, you're only you.
 
Closed Thread
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
2012, ending, world
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:36 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.