I Hope it Ends with a Monster

From Curious Archive.

Maybe I do fear the banana.

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Doomsday would probably be a huge bummer… you and everyone you know annihilated — every human achievement, every memory, every cone of gelato erased. But if we’re choosing apocalypses out of a lineup, if the world is going to end, I think a monster might be our kindest method of exit.

Nearly every mythology has a creature whose job it is to wipe things clean come Armageddon — it’s strangely universal. And I’d argue that’s because, ironically, it’s the gentlest ending we can imagine.

0:00 I Hope it Ends with a Monster
0:54 Size of Doom
3:49 Beasts of Humanity
6:36 Carol is Afraid
8:49 Waiting for the End
10:51 A Worse Sort of Monster…
12:46 When the Wind Blows
15:34 Chernobyl
17:51 Forgotten Terrors
20:09 The Doomsday Instinct
23:46 Creatures of the End Times
26:40 End(s) of Evangelion
30:26 I Hope it Doesn’t End at All

Media Shown: Pacific Rim, Banana Simulation, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Carol and the End of the World, Melancholia, The Atomic Café, Chernobyl, When the Wind Blows, Monsters, Cloverfield, Godzilla (2014), Godzilla vs. Hedora, Shin Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Final Fantasy XV, God of War, God of War Ragnarök, Asura’s Wrath, War of the Worlds, Fantastic Four (Various), Galactus First Appearance, Deep Impact, 2012, Transformers: The Movie, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, The Avengers, Thor Ragnarok, Eternals, Doom, Hellboy, Wrath of the Titans, Gods of Egypt, Jormungandr Smite, This is the End Beasts of the End Time, Beasts of the Fog, Independence Day Resurgence, Chasing the Unseen, Neon Genesis Evangelion, End of Evangelion

♫ Music Used: Air on the G String (J. S. Bach), The Path (The Last of Us), The Timefall (Death Stranding), Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven), Vanishing Grace (The Last of Us), The Red Gate (Signalis), The Choice (The Last of Us), The Path to the Door (Dredge), The Restless Town (Dredge), Die Toteninsel Emptiness (Signalis), All Gone (The Last of Us), Your Body Betrays Your Degeneracy (Disco Elysium), Main Theme (Little Nightmares II), Burning Man (World of Goo), Turned Around (Signalis), The Quarantine Zone (The Last of Us), Prologue (Shadow of the Colossus), Resurrection (Shadow of the Colossus), Ariane’s Theme (Signalis)

♫ Additional music by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio:
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Additional Sources:
The Second Coming by W. B. Yeats (1919)
Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid by Thor Hanson (2021)
Don’t Even Think About it by George Marshall (2015)
Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich (1997)
Louisiana’s sea level rises by Chris Mooney, Zoeann Murphy, Ricky Carioti, John Muyskens: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/interactive/2023/new-orleans-sea-level-hurricane-wetlands/
Why We Don’t Remember Pandemics by Mark Honigsbaum: https://engelsbergideas.com/notebook/why-we-dont-remember-pandemics/
Gareth Edwards on Godzilla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRHrvF0QqIA
Matt Reeves on Cloverfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRHrvF0QqIA