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28 May 2008 @ 01:48 pm
Everybody wants to rule the end of the world and I feel fine.  
Ah, world domination and the end of human civilization as we have known it. Is there anything more satisfying? Answer: yes. Yes, there is, and it is a music source with just two simple songs activated at just the right moment.

As the Doomsday device is prepared and all is in readiness, the Overlord cues the music. As Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" comes to its final strains, the button is pushed, or the command code is given, or the spell that summons Demogorgon is cast or what have you, "The End" begins and the music crossfades into REM's "It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)."

Now that is satisfaction.
Current Location: the dormant volcano lair
Current Mood: they called me "mad"
Current Music: Tears for Fears - Mad World
The Archangel Robriel: Doctor Evil Being Poutyarchanglrobriel on May 28th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
I want a dormant volcano lair tooooo!

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on May 28th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Once I start the new chapter in human history and upload all human intelligences into virtual reality, you can have one in a simulation so real, you'll think you're a brain in a jar being fed the lucid dream of a perfect world.

Oh, wait! You essentially WILL be that! Muahahahahahhaha!
Pete: Smartassedgreendalek on May 28th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately the only kind of Doomsday Device I can envision with that kind of soundtrack is a frickin' "laser" beam slicing out of the sky and turning an arrogant academic's home into a vast pile of popcorn for all the neighbor kids. *sigh*
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on May 28th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Eventually, every Real Genius is surrounded by fools and lesser beings and thus runs screaming down the path of Mad Science.

That being said, even a diabolical master of things with which man was not meant to tamper can appreciate a chocablock full iPod.
L A: Big Kittylouisadkins on May 28th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
I would always worry about the volcano's status changing... So I think I would set up a decoy lair in the volcano, and my real layer would be somewhere else. Hmm..
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on May 28th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Many villains have been surprised to find that a supposedly-dormant volcano could be brought back to "active" status at just the wrong time. This is a reasonable precaution that you bring up.

Me, I plan to emigrate to space, but that's neither here nor there right now.
Ace Lightning: spaceacelightning on May 28th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
ever since the world didn't end at midnight 1999/2000 or 2000/2001, i've given up on this whole "doomsday" concept, y'know?

The High Dudgeonhephaestos on May 29th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
2012's always just around the corner. ;)
Ace Lightning: pentaacelightning on May 29th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)
but i'm not a Mayan, so that date doesn't have any particular emotional resonance for me.

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on May 29th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
You're a Phanean, though. There's a significance there for us, too.
Ace Lightning: earthacelightning on May 29th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
if the world does end, i'm sure i'll be one of the last to know...

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on May 29th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
The world won't end. Only human civilization is likely to be affected by these scenarios.
Ace Lightning: brainacelightning on May 29th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
"human civilization" isn't going to end, although it might be severely modified. if you've got more than one human being left, they're going to have a civilization of some sort, even if it's a post-apocalyptic dystopia. and who knows - maybe they'll get it right the next time.

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on May 29th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
There's always a doomsday around the corner. I like Tommy Lee Jones' line from Men in Black:

"There's always an alien battle cruiser, or a Corellian death ray, or a plague intended to wipe out life on this miserable little planet. The only way these people can get on with their happy lives is that they DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT!"
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Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on May 29th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
Well, every fiendish overlord will use his or her own preferred soundtrack, naturally. I suspect Genghis Khan's involved horn and drum. I wonder if Napoleon favored the fife? Or do you think he'd be more a timpani man?
The High Dudgeonhephaestos on May 29th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
I'm guessing if Napoleon were ever a timpani man, Tchaikovsky ruined it for him.
brittanyx_xbrittany on June 6th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
haha i enjoyed reading this. (:
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on June 6th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you.