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A New Year's Message from YAH's Resident Apocalypse Advertiser

Hello friends! I'm Emilia, your resident Apocalypse Advertiser, and I'm here to tell you that despite scientific claims to the contrary, the end of the world is imminent.

When I first heard that 2012 would bring the apocalypse, I was like, "Whaaa? Now that's a great practical joke, Mayans!" But then I had this DREAM. In the dream, a massive hippopotamus woke me up in the middle of the night and told me to come with him. Not wanting to anger the dude, I did! He took me to a long river, where fairies stole my clothing. It was really cold. Suddenly, the hippo disappeared, and I was forced to walk back home on my own. When I got back in bed, I found this note under my pillow:

2012 is the year the world will end! Love, Hippo

It was then I realized I wasn't dreaming. I was fully awake, and everything had been real! Including the hippo's note. Ever since that night, I have been determined to spread the message of the apocalypse to everyone who's willing to listen.

So yeah. The world as we know it is gonna end in 2012. This means that maybe it's time to start asking yourself questions. Questions like: what have you been doing that doesn't really make you happy? What are you called to do that you just haven't been doing? Starting tomorrow, the fire could come any day. So maybe it would be good to start doing more of the things that will make you feel awesome when you look back on them (while you're running for cover from collapsing volcanoes).

It's okay if you don't believe me. I promise I'm not offended - I just can't promise you a spot in my personal Apocalypse-Proof Bunker with ApocaCupcakes(tm)! But even so, it might be a good thing to ask yourself: is there anything you could be doing right now to help make your life more awesome? (Tip: use that Macbook to write now before it's melted!)

I don't mean to make you feel guilty. Guilt is kinda useless. But the fact is, the Firey Earth Lord Potamus (the hippo came back - long story) is not forgiving. And there's no better time to write and read and fulfill your dreams than before the apocalypse comes!

Good luck in 2012, friends!

But seriously - happy New Year from all of us at YA Highway. You are awesome and capable of anything, and 2012 is going to be a journey to remember. We hope to see you along the way!
Emilia Plater

Emilia is a YA author who avoids studying, food that isn't covered in cheese, and waking up before 10:30AM whenever possible. A bundle of confusions.

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  1. You are too funny. :-) Love the post, and happy New Year!

  2. Oh why did you edit out the pizza? I could do with a 2012 snack!

  3. Happy New Year Cynthia <3! HAHA Georgia! I thought it might be a little ~too~ distracting :D

  4. So I love how your posts are hilarious and then you smack us over the head with awesome thought-provoking truth. :D <3

  5. Pizza? Distracting?

    WHY OF COURSE. But that is the point of pizza.

  6. Well, if you can't believe an Apocalyptic Hippo of Doom, who can you believe?

  7. I think you're onto something here: the Mayans made up the whole "end of the world in 2012" thing to kick us up the backside to do something useful with our lives. What a great idea! Shame we need that kind of reminder that every minute is precious and we need to squeeze as much life out of each one as we can. :)


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