ESCHATON

[noun]

a theological and philosophical term referring to the end of the present world; end of the world, end of time, climax of history, etc. The timing and form of this event varies widely according to religion, sect, and philosophy (for example, Ragnarok, the Flood, the Apocalypse, the Big Crunch and so on).

Etymology: the Greek ἔσχατονeschaton meaning “last”.

[Leoncio Harmr]

ESCHATON

[noun]

a theological and philosophical term referring to the end of the present world; end of the world, end of time, climax of history, etc. The timing and form of this event varies widely according to religion, sect, and philosophy (for example, Ragnarok, the Flood, the Apocalypse, the Big Crunch and so on).

Etymology: the Greek ἔσχατον, eschaton meaning “last”.

Design by Chris Ayers

I wonder what a casual, uninitiated viewer would make of this. I imagine it would probably be incomprehensible.What I would give to be able to read Infinite Jest’s Eschaton chapter again for the first time. I distinctly remember being in a restaurant when I read it because the other patrons kept looking at me as I tried unsuccessfully to stifle laughter.

I used Sam Potts’ character map of Infinite Jest as a starting point and then expanded upon it. This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive play-by-play; I only listed the main events that lead to the scuffle at the end of the chapter. When it is clear that a particular player launched a warhead I have tried to indicate that. Otherwise the vectors come from the state. It is not clear exactly how many players participated in this game, but it is at least nine and not more than twelve. Eight of them are named and the player representing REDCHI is not named.

This is a first draft and I realize that there may be mistakes. My head hurts too much to think about it right now, but if you have suggestions of corrections please let me know.

The Tumblr version is somewhat hard to read, so you can download a high resolution version below:


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ESCHATON

[noun]

a theological and philosophical term referring to the end of the present world; end of the world, end of time, climax of history, etc. The timing and form of this event varies widely according to religion, sect, and philosophy (for example, Ragnarok, the Flood, the Apocalypse, the Big Crunch and so on).

Etymology: the Greek ἔσχατονeschaton meaning “last”.

[Martin Wittfooth]

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Anaal Nathrakh — Regression to the Mean

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Anaal Nathrakh - Regression to the Mean

People are always talking about what they want in a future spouse

And they’re all like,

  • Tall
  • Smokin’ hot
  • Has his/her shit pretty much together

And I’m just over here like,

  • Willing to spontaneously re-enact the entire “Woman, where’s my super suit?!” dialogue from The Incredibles with me in public
  • Likely to be a good survival partner in the event of a zombie eschaton
  • Knows better than to use the word “apocalypse” that way