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Enough with The Zombie Apocalypse

I am tired of the zombie apocalypse. I don’t mean books or movies featuring diseases run rampant that turn people into mindless flesh-eating things. That’s still awesome!

I am tired of people talking about zombie apocalypses as if they are real. Except, not. See, if the zombies come, it’s not going to be like Shawn Of The Dead and Zombieland. It’s going to be more like Contagion, except with shambling people who can easily infect you. People won’t be out in the streets blowing off zombie heads with shotguns and shovels. They are going to be holed up in houses wondering when they’re next, and wondering if there’s going to be any food.

So to all the glib zombie apocalypse macro-ers, and to the marketers asking questions like How will you survive the zombie apocalypse?, I saw meh. Do it if you must, but I’m just not interested.

crossposted from King Rat.


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From: taowulf Date: June 4th, 2012 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I love you for being such an unrepentant killjoy.
poh From: poh Date: June 4th, 2012 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seeing as to how people fall apart over some stupid shit, I doubt that most people will do anything remotely badass in some zombie apocalypse.
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gkr From: gkr Date: June 4th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, few people want to die. And lots of people daydream about all the other idiots disappearing. It also fits well into the American psychic predilection for supposed individualism, where we make it on our own against the odds. We survivors won't just be surviving in a world overrun by zombies, we'll be living in style, commanding an army of people not as smart as us who turn to us for the leadership they need.
schmi From: schmi Date: June 5th, 2012 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I got tired of it before it started.

How are you doing? We should go get coffee sometime. :)
gkr From: gkr Date: June 6th, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
That would be awesome! I don't have much planned next week or the week after. Would love to hang out.
schmi From: schmi Date: June 6th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool. Next week then! I could come out to Eastlake to Vox.
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