3000 years of celebration

This is my 3000th post so here’s a doodle of our 3000-year-old Pharaoh to celebrate that!! \(>∇<)/ I was going to draw some puzzleshipping but thanks to @tarashima, I got this idea and realised it’s way more fitting! \(^∇^)/ ♥

Idk I might fix the lineart and colour it better when I have more time XD now i just want to post this quickly so that i won’t miss the chance to use my 3000th post for this lol

Creepypasta #875: Y3K

Length: Medium

New Year’s Eve. Year: 3000. 11:59pm.

I’m at a bar. Everyone’s celebrating New Year’s. I’m watching a projection of the countdown like a loser. I’m not synced like everyone else. My mom was a technophobe. She didn’t allow the doctors to give me an iCore implant at birth. I hated her for it. When I was born, 96% of Earth’s population had the implant. Now it’s over 99%. They’ve treated me like an outsider my entire life. 

The whole world basically functions as one brain now. A constant flow of information from individual to individual. People hardly use their mouths to speak. But I have to. I hate the way they look at me when I start flapping my gums. Like I’m less than them somehow.

iCore monitors and regulates all your organ systems. It alerts you when there’s something wrong, if it can’t fix the problem itself. It usually can. I’m basically a ticking time bomb. I have no idea what’s going on inside me. Every stomach ache could potentially be the death of me.

10 seconds on the clock. Everyone starts counting down. I chug the rest of my beer. I just want this to end so I can go home. None of the girls here will even look at me. They know what I am.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

I raise my glass to the new year. Nobody cheers. The projection briefly shows the number 3001, then blinks out. The building’s climate control suddenly whirs to a stop. It’s dead silent. The man sitting beside me seems to be frozen in place. He’s still holding up his glass, smiling. I turn around in my seat. Everyone’s frozen. Their bodies shake slightly, quietly.

The man beside me shrieks. I shoot out of my seat, my heart in my throat. He’s still smiling, but his eyes are wide with fear. Blood suddenly gushes from every orifice of his face. They all start to scream. I try to run passed them to the exit. I’m terrified. Their blood covers me. Some begin to convulse and fall to the ground. I trip over a body and fall into a soup of squirming, bloody bodies, screaming in agony. I’m screaming too.

Most of the human race died that day. I’m looking for others like me. Those who don’t have the Apple iCore implant attached to their brainstem. It’s been 6 months. I haven’t found anyone yet.

Credits to: markarjo90

3 things to help you know Middle-Autumn festival!

1.When is the festival?

 Middle Autumn Festival is the second greatest festival in China. It takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar during full moon. This festival can take place in September or October,and it’s in 8th September this year (2014). The Festival receives different names such as Mid-Autumn Festival, Moon Festival and Mooncake Festival. 

2.Why do we have this festival?

This festival is celebrated since more than 3000 years ago, when the ancient Chinese believed the Moon had a relationship with the seasons and agriculture. This is why the offer sacrifices to the Moon and to the autumn days.

There is another version about the origin of this festival:

“In the ancient past, there was a hero named Hou Yi who was excellent at shooting. His wife was Chang'e. One year, the ten suns rose in the sky together, causing great disaster to people. Yi shot down nine of the suns and left only one to provide light. An immortal admired Yi and sent him the elixir of immortality. Yi did not want to leave Chang'e and be immortal without her, so he let Chang'e keep the elixir. But Feng Meng, one of his apprentices, knew this secret. So, on the fifteenth of August in the lunar calendar, when Yi went hunting, Feng Meng broke into Yi's house and forced Chang'e to give the elixir to him. Chang'e refused to do so. Instead, she swallowed it and flew into the sky. Since she loved her husband very much and hoped to live nearby, she chose the moon for her residence. When Yi came back and learned what had happened, he felt so sad that he displayed the fruits and cakes Chang'e liked in the yard and gave sacrifices to his wife. People soon learned about these activities, and since they also were sympathetic to Chang'e they participated in these sacrifices with Yi.”

3.How do people celebrate  this festival?

The Moon has a very special meaning. It represents peace, prosperity and family gathering. This is why on this occasion families get together to taste the Mooncake, spend time with friends or family and look at the moonshine. Nowadays they also send text messages to their loved ones wishing them well.

Mooncake is a typical Chinese dessert that is eaten during the Moon festival. Traditional Mooncakes are round or rectangular. The creamy filling is normally made of lotus seed paste, surrounded by a relatively thin crust and it can contain duck egg yolk, which symbolized the full Moon. It is usually eaten in small portions accompanied by Chinese tea. 

 

I’d seen other people compromise, and I felt that once you gave up on what you wanted to do, you couldn’t go back. It was selling out. So I decided to go back to Minneapolis.
—  Joel Hodgson • Discussing turning down the opportunity to do a TV movie starring Michael J. Fox to move back home. Hodgson, a well-known stand-up comedian at the time, did the right thing, apparently, because he eventually came up with this show you might have heard of called “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” That show celebrates its 25th anniversary on national television this year, and Wired has a nice little oral-history thing on the phenomenon.