planning for the best, expecting the worst

I grew up in the doomsday cult we all call the Protestant church. I think this is why I am always expecting the worst. All that end-times prepping before there was a name for it. Hell-fire and brimstone, back before churches had full drumkits on stage.

I can remember sitting in the back seat of our family station-wagon between my brother and sister. We were waiting for my dad. There was a report on the radio about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. It was a sign of the ‘end-times’ apparently. That was over 40 years ago so I am not sure how long the end-times are? It was certainly the end for the thousands of Cambodians and I can’t help but think that People might have got involved if they weren’t justifying it as ‘end-times’, or perhaps if Cambodia had had some oil…

Sorry, where was I before I got all political? Won’t happen again…

It could also be why I love zombie movies but am not particularly fond of YA fiction where the kids save the world. We’re going to the dogs, why fight it? As Thanos says, ‘I am inevitable’.

Sorry, is this all a bit too depressing? I haven’t gotten to the funny bit yet.

I am reading the very entertaining Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I’d read it moons ago, around the time I was reading Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and watching far too much Monty Python, but I don’t recall much of the story. Other than, of course, that’s it’s based on that much older book, Revelations…you know that one about the end of the world as we know, The Anti-Christ, Armageddon, and all that.

I am much preferring the version by Messrs Pratchett and Gaiman. Revelations is depressing and far-fetched and everyone dies in the end. Oh, should I have said ‘spoiler alert’?

I am certain JK Rowling read this book all those years ago or perhaps it just very…English…the way the Potter series is.

Gotta go, reading to do… I have to get the book finished before I watch the series coming out shortly on Prime. I need something to fill my life now that Game of Thrones is nearly over and I’ve nearly finished watching WestWorld (Note to Self: cancel Foxtel Now!) That is until GRRMartin finally releases the rest of the novels and maybe Diana Gabaldon will get that 9th Outlander book out. Oh and I should be writing too…

I’m so behind in my viewing/reading, Armageddon is going to have to wait.