It's main website/blog is the blindrapture Tumblr.
Main contents of the Rapture Cycle
- OH GOD THE RAPTURE IS BURNING: A 1500-page novel depicting a boy's attempts to survive the terminal coming of Rapture on Earth, and the life and struggles of Tiresias as he tries to adapt to becoming a Fear. Introduces a few dozen Fears and the nature of Rapture.
- PLAN 31: RISE OF MCFEAR: An ongoing comedy blog, dealing with characters from Rapture and Topography Genera (among others) stumbling into another world where they are defended in court by Frank Slenderman, attorney at law.
These are stories not necessarily in the cycle but in its canon, or playing upon the canon.
- 2011's special, OH GOD THE CHRISTMAS IS JOLLY, retold the apocalypse with a Christmas theme.
- 2012's special, Your Average Christmas with the Rapture Family, had the characters of Act IV get together and exchange presents.
- 2013's special, An Anecdote from the Ceesverse, has The Beast delivering presents to everyone on Christmas in an attempt to atone for his crimes. It is notable for being the first canon Christmas special.
- 2014's special, A Portrait of the Father as a Jolly Merryman, was about a peculiar dream where The Beast challenges a mafia-esque Santa Claus to an epic fight. Appears in Topography Genera and Other Stories.
Stories written without DJay's involvement
- Rapture Fanfica Tetralogy : A tetralogy of fanfiction blogs centered around people obsessed with OH GOD THE RAPTURE IS BURNING. It is written by MythosWeaver and includes Answer to Rapture, Blogs & Everything, Journal's Journal, Aniland's Land, and Rapture Fanfica.
- Fears of The Man: A blog written by Matsokune. It is a set of logs written by Danny Finnegan. Contents pending.
- Old Man & The Rapture : A fanfic webnovel, painting the events of The Rapture Logs in the style of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man & The Sea. Written by a group of authors including but not limited to MythosWeaver, Pandora & Moomin.
- The Princess of Rapture: A series of narrative freestyle poems detailing the adventures of a young girl through Rapture. Written by Moomin. Contents pending.
- The Tourist: An in progress novel by Dr0Shadow set in an alternate universe in which Rapture won. Acts I and II are based somewhat upon a minecraft "adventure map" of the same name (located here).
Fears in the cycle
The Fears are portrayed as something resembling a pantheon of mythical gods and associated eldritch beings, with the exact number changing sporadically over time. New Fears can come either by migrating from other universes, by existing Fears splitting into two, or even by mortals ascending to higher planes of existence. Likewise, the Fear count can go down by means of Fears migrating to other universes, killing each other, or even in some instances being killed by mortals. No official list of Fears can be given as it's questionable within the canon what constitutes a "Fear" in the first place.
The Great Game is described, by Salmacis, as having been an arbitrary set of rules for killing people created by The Beast and The Ecclesiarchway a long time before the apocalypse. Many Fears participated, even though The Ecclesiarchway would often change the rules without telling anyone. She likens the Game in the canon to that of bored children playing, in keeping with Tiresias likening the pre-apocalypse Fears to a childish treehouse.
The setting of the cycle is referred to simply as "the Totality of existence." Certain powerful beings describe it as a multitude of universes, a science experiment, and a "real-life internet" (with each website as a universe). No one knows exactly where the matter that makes up this Totality came from, not even the "parliament" that exists outside of it and got it moving in the first place. According to one member of parliament, life should have been impossible in the Totality's parameters, so a force or entity that created life has been speculated.
Within the Totality, there are universes with varying rules. Some allow for time travel in movements other than forwards, but in those universes all existence is pointless. Some allow for gods. The Earth's universe, named "Ceverse" by cults for unstated reasons, does not allow for either. The Fears are outside forces, having come to the Ceverse on the run from a much more dangerous entity.
On an even more local scale, the Earth is virtually the same in the cycle as in real life up until May 2011, where the threatening apocalypse changes geography, population, and the laws of physics themselves.