For the category "Beyond Midnight," I decided to base my entry off the Doomsday Clock. The Doomsday Clock is a theoretical clock that symbolizes how close mankind is to destruction. Maintained by a board of atomic scientists, the clock is moved forward or backwards depending on recent events. At the moment, the clock is shown at 11:54, six minutes until destruction. The closest the clock has ever been to midnight was in 1947 when the U.S. and the Soviet union were both testing nuclear devices. It was at 11:58. I thought my idea was so cool and unique until I saw Ribbits M.'s entry that also used the Doomsday Clock. I was sad, but decided to continue anyway.
Now, the story:
"When scientists created the Doomsday clock, the didn't come up with what to do after 12:00. They forgot that in real life, there is a new day following. They didn't realize that we still had a chance."
"Three years ago, Iran finally decided to use nuclear weapons. the year was 2055 and they were angry. We had invaded their country, killed their people, and they didn't think. They didn't realize that when they bombed us, we would bomb them. They also didn't think about M.A.D., or mutually assured destruction. That day, the world went crazy. No one knew what hit them. By the time that there was no one left to send more bombs, 99% of the world's population was gone. They had it easy. The bombs threw enough dust in the air that it blocked out the sun. Humankind went into an Ice Age just like the dinosaurs before us. Maybe it was fitting since we had become more of monster than the dinosaurs had ever been. I guess it was true when people said nothing good happens after midnight. Or in our case, beyond midnight."
Great MOC! I love the ice and the telephone poles. This is actually quite funny sice I kinda had the same idea as you. Not about the nuclear war with Iran but about a post apocalypse world covered in ice.
Wonderful MOC. Nice concept, even if it was used before. 7 points. Don't underestimate the effect of a worthy presentation: larger pics and a better text/pics balance could have bought you an extra point here.