I made this little “trailer” video for ApocalypseAnimated.com . It’s only 3 minutes long, while there are almost 12 minutes of animation (without even looping!) in the project, so this is but a mere sample of the wonders to find at the website. But this has music so people are likelier to share and attend to it.
There are some technical looping flaws that bother me. Apparently when I export HD video from Moho, it omits the last frame of the loop, causing a jerk in the seams. This doesn’t happen when I export gifs. To make my hi-res video archive perfect, I will have to go back and add one frame and re-render every. single. file. This took 4 boring tedious days last time, and I’m not looking forward to doing it again. But such are the responsibilities of an Apocalypse animator.
Choosing the song was not straightforward. I was really smitten by Fuck Everything by Euringer (aka Jimmy Urine). It would have supplied nice ironic tension because it’s not intentionally about the Apocalypse, and it’s from the point-of-view of two bratty entitled lovers, which is an interesting lens through which to view John of Patmos and his God. But Fuck Everything already has a perfect video, and who knows what kind of headaches it would cause me; even if Jimmy isn’t a copyright maximalist, his songs are distributed in a system that doesn’t recognize Fair Use, and YouTube’s ContentID would surely block even its first upload. I did start making an edit with it, but got frustrated (as one does) and that anxiety contributed to my consideration of an alternative song.
Fortunately I’d already compiled a list of old gospel songs that might work, and the top entry proved a good fit. I found it on the wonderful archive.org, where I always go a-hunting in my research phases. I worried that straight-up gospel wouldn’t be ironic enough with the animation, but When The Fire Comes Down had its own irony, contrasting a cheerful jaunty melody with horrific subject matter. Everything fit right away and I banged out this edit in a single day. Thank you, Internet Archive!
My mind is clearer now. At last all too well I can see where we all soon will be. If you strip away The myth from the men, You will see where we all soon will be. Woman! They’ve started to believe All that postmodern woo. They really do believe their genders could be true. And all the rights you’ve won Will soon be swept away. Reality now matters less Than the things they say.
Listen Woman I don’t like what I see. All I ask is that you listen to me. And remember, I’ve been the Left’s handmaiden all along. You have set them all on fire By saying sex is not attire. And they hurt you when you show they’re wrong.
I remember when this whole thing began. No talk of “cis” then, just woman and man. And believe me, my admiration for you hasn’t died. But every word you say today Gets twisted ’round some other way. And they hurt you when you show they’ve lied.
Internet, your female crones should have stayed the great unknowns Like her mother keeping house, serving her spouse. Not complaining when oppressed would have suited Woman best. She’d have caused nobody harm; no one alarm.
Listen, Woman, do you care for your sex? Don’t you see that their boot’s on our necks? We are occupied; have you forgotten how put down we are? I am frightened for the TERVes For they have hit too many nerves. And they’ll crush us if we go too far. If we go too far
Listen, Woman, to the warning I give. Please remember that I want us to live, But it’s sad to see our chances weakening with every hour. All your followers are blind Too much TERVen on their minds. It was beautiful, but now it’s sour. Yes it’s all gone sour.
Listen, Woman, to the warning I give. Please remember that I want us to live. So c’mon, c’mon She won’t listen to me c’mon, listen to me She won’t listen to me