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Monday, August 31, 2009

The IHC

I was sitting here today (Sunday afternoon) wondering what I was going to blog about… the thoughts hubby and I are having about moving – again; my frustration level with just about everything; the lovely haze of smoke lingering over and obscuring the mountains and causing havoc with my allergies and asthma? But then I saw a commercial while watching Conan The Barbarian. First off, let me say that I’m a bit of an astronomy, astrology, Mayan calendar enthusiast. Shows, articles, books regarding those subjects will catch my eye and interest. So when this commercial came on touting a group that’s been set up for human survival when the events of 2012 hit, I perked up. It claimed that science has evidence to back up the mythology of what’s to occur in 2012 when the planets align and that there’s a group that will hold a lottery to ensure everyone has an equal chance at surviving the cataclysms. I’m intrigued. Science can back up the stories? Cool! There’s a group called the Institute for Human Continuity setting up safe havens? That’s good to know, not just because it will help out humanity, but lets me know that a story line I’m working on now seems plausible if something like this is already being done. Ooh, and there’s a website. (http://www.instituteforhumancontinuity.org/ ) Research material!
Then I noticed the fine print on the commercial.
“This film is not yet rated.”
Damn. Hollywood got me on that one.
Yep, it’s all subliminal advertising for a movie that’s coming out. ( http://www.whowillsurvive2012.com/ ) & (http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1441959/institute_for_human_continuity_ihc.html?cat=3 )
But that’s all right. The website still provides fodder for my imagination and lets me know I’m on the right track with how I’m thinking the world will end in a new series I’m working on & in my continuing Si’Ludo books. And it’s provided some interesting tidbits on where my characters will come from.
And, yes, Hollywood achieved its goal of piquing my interest for the movie.
Bah, Baaaaa, bah
But even without the IHC I’d go see it. ;)

12 comments:

Teoh said...

Do tell how you find the movie when you have seen it. Am eagerly awaiting for it to show at the cinemas where I am too!

icia said...

Why are you thinking of moving again? As for the future, I just hate thinking of any kind of disasters happening in the future where I might not make it through.

Erin Sinclair said...

It has definitely piqued my curiosity but you know this Pollyanna, I'm not into doom and gloom! LOL

Erin

C.R. Moss said...

T ~ I will do my best to do a review when i see the film. i believe it's coming out in november.
I ~ moving... thinking of getting out of the city and going somewhere more quiet and laid back. find a place like where we grew up. but we'll see.
E ~ you know my thoughts on this matter. ;) good kick in the ass is what is needed with a huge alarm clock. ;D

lastnerve said...

I have always wondered what would happen after 2012. Will it be another Y2K? I guess we shall have to wait and see.

C.R. Moss said...

l ~ from what I understand, some groups claim that disasters will happen. other groups claim humanity will have a shift in consciousness but we'll still be around. i'm thinking it'll be a combination of both since we've already been experiencing a bunch of disasters.

orelukjp0 said...

I kind of hate that they get me so hooked for a movie that doesn't come out for a year or so.

I also have a problem remembering what I wanted to see when it finally does come out. Thankfully you only have a few months to remember.

Hope it's as good as it sounds.

robynl said...

this 2012 is new to me; I shall have to check it out.

There is nothing like the quietness and solitude of country/rural living. If that is what you like and work can be found that is the thing to do.

Rebecca J Vickery said...

I will be looking forward to your review. I usually enjoy this type of movie or book for that matter. Isn't it odd where we find some of the inspirations for our stories? I too am wondering about 2012 and the aftermath. I hope it proves as harmless as Y2K but who knows...so many theories about it.

Lynn said...

It definitely has my interest as well, C.R., as I find it very interesting. Still, Hollywood does make things interesting and it's no wonder lots of us can find ideas from their product.

Thanks for letting us know about this...I'm going to have to check it out myself as well!

Lynn

Moon_Pie said...

I just heard this week that they are going to make another Conan movie!

C.R. Moss said...

moon pie ~ read your comment and was like "Really? Cool!" so i did some poking around on the net...
http://www.moviesonline.ca/movienews_3929.html & http://www.conanmovieblog.com/
Thanks for the heads up! & thanks to everyone else for stopping by & commenting!
=)
C.

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