My Elves Are Different

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Blog Like It's The End Of The World 2008 (BLITEOTW08)





I've been receiving requests for information on a rerun of BLITEOTW ... there's still two months to go until the day (13 June), so I'm testing an idea I had for registration this year.

I've set up a Frappr map (above) for people to post their location, and the name and URL of their blog. This might help people coordinate their local zombie apocalypses.

If this system seems to be falling down, I'll think of something else at minus one month.

Stay tuned for further news of the end of the world.

UPDATE:

  • Blog Like It's the End of the World (BLITEOTW) will take place on 13 June. That's local time wherever you are, the whole 24 hours.
  • The idea is that your posting for that day is written as if a zombie uprising were taking place - around the world, and in your home town. That's pretty much it: there's no backstory. Forget that you did this last year, and write a fresh story for yourself.
  • You blog about how it's affecting you, what you might witness, rumours or news that you hear, and so on.
  • Because it's taking place worldwide almost simultaneously, it's a Romero-style zombiegeddon, where all the recently dead rise up, and are able to infect the living.
  • If you'd like to participate, add yourself to the Frappr map above, or add a comment below, or here.
  • On the day you can check technorati for posts tagged 'zombies' or bliteotw, or links to here to bluemoonrising.com. Oh, that reminds me: tag or label your blog posts 'zombies' or 'bliteotw' so people can find them. You might also try google blog search to find news.
  • It's a collaborative event, so the more you comment on other people's posts, link to them from your blog, spread rumours and riff on ideas, the better!

76 comments:

Ahren said...

Wow, I can't believe it's already been a year (almost)! Is it confirmed that it will be zombies again this time around, because that's A-OK in my book.

vanmojo said...

Sorry Steve...

I committed a lameness... I accidently posted several pins of myself on your map, because I didn't think the picture was uploading correctly, and now I don't know how to fix...

mojo sends

formerlyknownasceilingsarecool said...

I'm actually kind of half-planning mine this year. Last year's was purely spontaneous timewasting.

missedexit said...

New to all of this but the mention of Zombies had my attention. Interesting.

Jeremy Ruhland said...

Totally doing this. I need an excuse to make a zombie film.

Dmentia said...

Sounds fun. More info for newbies, plz.

Geoff said...

I can’t believe I made it last year… it was pretty hectic. My pin is still up from last year in the Seattle, WA area. Looks like not many in my area survived....

I’m hoping for some video to go along with pictures. Last year’s pictures were pretty decent: http://just-a-car.livejournal.com/2007/06/13/

I've been stockpiling for this coming year... just in case.

Masam said...

So I got sent here...how does this work? I'd like ta give it a shot.

trinntele said...

I'm back. I will try to do better this year.

lerah99 said...

I am totally in!

filkertom said...

Locked and loaded in Ann Arbor, MI. :) Last year I wrote a little song for the occasion; not sure what-all's gonna happen this year.

lingou said...

I'm in!!! Missed it by a day last year, but with a little preparation, I think I can get myself through this year.

babylonthegreat said...

Some of my friends and I will definitely be participating again this year. Not sure if we're going to be doing video like last year, but we'll try to throw something cool together.

Here are my entries from last year: http://babylonthegreat.livejournal.com/2007/06/13/

Is anyone planning on keeping a list of participants?

tdstraitjacket said...

Wow, It looks like the East cost is going to be pretty well defended this year. but the West cost is so screwed. Good luck out there.....

Steve said...

Hi, Babylonthegreat, the only list is on the Frappr map at the moment - I think last year's system was too random.

Anonymous said...

I'm in! Austin's going *down*!

longshot14.livejournal.com

Richard Crawford said...

Looking forward to it!

Alan said...

I'm in. Pin placed and ready to go. Am I the only Aussie so far?

ovrninethousand said...

Oh god, I am so in this year too. Last year was incredibly last minute having found out from a friend's LJ, but this year will hopefully be better.

Added myself on the map. Not many of us in Michigan, I see.

Jodie said...

Hurray glad I found this in time!

Jacky Tar said...

Tripped over it by accident last year, so my contribs were mostly as comments in other people's blogs. Am so going to play this year - although due to school committments, I will probably not be in on it until 1600 ADT.

Gin said...

There's going to be a zombie walk in St. Paul this year on the day, coincidentally. I'm sure nothing will go wrong.

nekosensei said...

Okay...I'm in.

http://nekosensei.livejournal.com/

kitty0-o said...

Looks fun! I'm in.

Jodie said...

Hurray hope it goes well or badly (as zombie killings are a must for the event going well). Can't wait to join in.

Daintress said...

Somehow I missed out on this last year. But I'm in! Lol! What a fun idea!

...now to figure out how to use the map. ;)

daintress.livejournal.com

Jade Kadir said...

I sort of did this last year and am excited to participate again.

http://jade-kadir.livejournal.com/profile

lufavain said...

I feel like I've been preparing for this all year!!! I don't know why I never heard of it before...Finally my zombie related paranoia will pay off!

Anonymous said...

I am so doing this!

Dharris said...

Opps that was me!

dezztroya said...

better late than never, i suppose...i'm in.

Naoko said...

I'm in!

http://geminianeyes.com

Kate said...

It's started.

Please send help. We are already surrounded in Connecticut.

http://anaedream.com/2008/06/13/oh-god-please-send-help

SLWatson said...

On it.

http://slwatson.livejournal.com

vz24 said...

Great idea! The Zombies (and devil squid) are attacking Olympia, WA at http://svlibertarian.info/category/archives/local-olympia/

David Blume said...

Did it last year, and am doing it again this year!

http://dblume.livejournal.com/106627.html

SilentMyriad said...

I'm totally in. Never done this before and it sounds awesome. I am however, in a weird timezone compared to most people and I can't get to LJ at work. I'm going to write it all up now (my midnight) and post it with post-dated times.

http://silent-myriad.livejournal.com/

elf_fu said...

It's already starting. It's on the news, its in the papers. I don't know where, precisely, it came from but reports are piling in.

The street outside my house is so quiet. I'm afraid.

I don't know if we'll make it.

Viga said...

I'm not just doing a blog post but a special episode of my podcast today.

Jackie said...

Heh heh heh...

cutelildrow said...

well, it's nearly 10 pm where I live. So, only one post.

http://cutelildrow.livejournal.com/1556476.html

It seems I am the only one in the Philippines doing this, at least according to the map. I could be very wrong though.

ah well.

apryl_knight said...

Awesome! I did this last year - gotta figure out exactly how to go about it this year...

way-j said...

I'm in.

horizonchaser said...

Running late, but I'm in.

Jess said...

I'm a little late to this party. I guess I should pay more attention to the news.

My post thisaway

Fun stuff! Thanks. :)

ikoma-tanomori said...

I'm in.

cats-n-crying said...

I'm in!

wildelven said...

Peace Corps vs. Zombie Corps.

ilyena-sylph said...

http://ilyena-sylph.livejournal.com/280265.html I'm in.

Library Overlord said...

Libraryoverlord.blogspot.com

I am so all over this! :)

Jade Kadir said...

Updates found at the link below. Gods help us all.

http://jade-kadir.livejournal.com/tag/zombies

nestdweller said...

On the bright side, more zombies to stomp. On the down side, who knew zombies could keep a yearly appointment? Tsk!

piratescribe said...

Hope I'm not too late! Just saw a post about this on a friend's journal, and I totally want to join in!

Sean said...

It's started here, and reports from my friends tell of riots in Downtown Dallas.

http://elder_sign.livejournal.com

Anonymous said...

http://interfection.livejournal.com/

Anonymous said...

http://bramblekite.livejournal.com/

Ellestra said...

Me too

laverinth said...

Ooh! I'm up for it.

Starting here. :D

chichiris-chica said...

Nothing better than a zombie attack to wake the mind. Get your flamethrowers, everyone. Let it not be said we haven't tried. :3

Extragalactika said...

they've made it to honolulu. there is no safety on any shore

tazeredtiger said...

As a whole, California seems to be doing okay, but...
I was caught completely off guard. Yeah yeah, I should always be prepared for the zombie apocalypse. But I wasn't, and I'm probably going to pay for it dearly. Wish me luck.

I hope the rest of you are faring better than I am.

SLWatson said...

How the Story Ends

danica-enjolras said...

Dunno about the rest of the state, but things aren't going to well here in Arid-zona.

Wonder if the dry heat is going to lead to mummified zombies...

Mary said...

I let them eat my son:
http://ramdonomo.insanejournal.com/36626.html

seiberwing said...

http://seiberwing.livejournal.com/123987.html?view=1950547#t1950547

We got shotguns and Jesus, I think we'll be all right.

ClockCollector said...

I'm in

Dunkelza said...

Done for this year:

dunkelza.livejournal.com

Hey, maybe next year we could do a different theme, like nuclear war or alien invasion?

Thanks!

M'ris said...

subtle but there. earthdotprime.livejournal.com

redregon said...

Sounds like some fun!

heheh ;)

Brian Chabot said...

That was fun. Did it last year, too.

But...

24 hours is kind of short for a live collaborative project like this.

Anyone up for 7 days next time?

sphix said...

Heh, think I freaked a few people out with my voicepost on LiveJournal ;D

Too much fun! Hopefully I'll havemore notice next year <_< Three hours isn't quite enough.

as-fawkes-burns said...

http://as-fawkes-burns.livejournal.com/

I'm in! Please put my pin in at Fairbanks, Alaska. My work computer does not like interactive applications.

Doc Stampede said...

I went with the "oblivious turned zombie going on with his life in denial" route. :)

http://say.whatchulookingat.com/category/wtf/bliteotw08/

PuiChi said...

Oops, I completely slept through it and managed to survive...

Anonymous said...

I managed to survive, thank you to the Cedar Rapids & Iowa City & Coralville, Iowa flooding.

Natural disasters sort of protected me from the zombies.

-Mark ER, tokyo-18.livejournal.com

sphix said...

So... is this going on this year? o.o Cuz I've got brilliant plans in store if so XD