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Offline Spear80Topic starter

Zombie apocalypse now?
« on: February 06, 2015, 02:33:13 PM »
So Zombies are big these days, there's are movies, tv shows, video game, books, comics, all kinds of stuff. Some good, some very very bad. Now a big staple of these is that, by the time the authorities cotton on that things are out of control, the zombies, infected, whichever are already rampaging out of the hospitals, morgues and they get pretty much treated to shots in the center mass, which does frak all. (usually). Cops get bit, more people bit, military get eaten and so on. Next thing you know, the secret service gets jumped on the white house lawn and New York is burning. And then our intrepid heroes get to do their thing.

These days however, with all the exposure, and starting with patient zero, if there was to be an apocalypse. (big suspension of disbelief, granted) by the time we hit, patient 50, or 1500, wouldn't there be some kind of authority, that goes. "Could it be, should we double tap the next face chewer in the head, rather than cuff them to a stretcher and take them to the hospital, where some well meaning RN cunt, can undo the cuffs" and then does that, or more likely at a certain point, orders that done, stopping the apocalypse in its tracks. (and get sued into his next life by the relatives, but still)

I'm not saying the walking dead, is the World health Organisation, secretly preparing us, it's to cool for that. But if crap were to happen it might, make someone below the level of a career politician, think about the possibility and act accordingly.

Anyway, just soomething i was wondering about, what do people here think?



Offline MasterMischief

Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 04:56:29 PM »
It is not always that simple.  The medical community is pretty certain as to how to handle Ebola and Measles and yet there is a lot of misinformation and panic out there.

Offline Spear80Topic starter

Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2015, 05:21:38 PM »
It is not always that simple.  The medical community is pretty certain as to how to handle Ebola and Measles and yet there is a lot of misinformation and panic out there.

True, but because it's not that simple, things get frakked up in the movies. "OH look, that guy is eating someone's face, let's tase his ass and toss him in a padded room, so a nurse can handfeed him and lets take the victim to a hospital, oh wait his heart just stopped?....oh why is he moving then, oh god, oh no........." So then you have at least 3 zombies, soon to be more, i imagine.

I thought i covered that. My point was, that having seen a those movies and watched the walking dead, that someone, someday if faced with someone or multiple someones eating someone else's face, the authorities, or hell, the local cop, might decide not to tase, but to shoot to kill.

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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2015, 05:35:57 PM »
Maybe I am not following you then.  There are real world examples of situations where what needs to be done is pretty straight forward and simple yet people still don't do exactly that.  Sure, some people will follow the facts wherever they may lead, but I would not bet against irrationality.

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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2015, 05:43:59 PM »
So Zombies are big these days, there's are movies, tv shows, video game, books, comics, all kinds of stuff. Some good, some very very bad. Now a big staple of these is that, by the time the authorities cotton on that things are out of control, the zombies, infected, whichever are already rampaging out of the hospitals, morgues and they get pretty much treated to shots in the center mass, which does frak all. (usually). Cops get bit, more people bit, military get eaten and so on. Next thing you know, the secret service gets jumped on the white house lawn and New York is burning. And then our intrepid heroes get to do their thing.

These days however, with all the exposure, and starting with patient zero, if there was to be an apocalypse. (big suspension of disbelief, granted) by the time we hit, patient 50, or 1500, wouldn't there be some kind of authority, that goes. "Could it be, should we double tap the next face chewer in the head, rather than cuff them to a stretcher and take them to the hospital, where some well meaning RN cunt, can undo the cuffs" and then does that, or more likely at a certain point, orders that done, stopping the apocalypse in its tracks. (and get sued into his next life by the relatives, but still)

I'm not saying the walking dead, is the World health Organisation, secretly preparing us, it's to cool for that. But if crap were to happen it might, make someone below the level of a career politician, think about the possibility and act accordingly.

Anyway, just soomething i was wondering about, what do people here think?

You know I actually want to see that actually. More of the media where the heroes actually stop the apocalypse and the zomebies and etc from happening.  IM osrt of tired of seeing things destroyed, I want to see more of things collapsing and breaking down, only to be pulled back just as they were about to go over the cliff. Just imagine how much more drama could come from that.

I remember I read a story somewhere a long time ago where a couple was trapped in a building as the undead beat at the doors outside and broke slowly bit by bit through their barricades and the couple then decided to commit suicide with some poison capsules rather than to hear their lover scream in agony as they were devoured, the noise kept getting louder and louder and byt he time the two had taken their pills it turned out the sound was a rescue team coming to save them. Only to leave via helicopter when they discovered there were no survivors left.

I myself would instantly be in a car heading north with all my family's guns and emergency supplies the moment it looked like zombies were really showing up/ roaming the streets. Daddy didn't raise no fool.  :P
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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 05:47:31 PM »
The end of the movie The Mist made me sick to my stomach.  You might say that was a good thing as it had such a strong emotional impact on me.  Movies so rarely affect me like that.

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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2015, 06:05:30 PM »
The end of the movie The Mist made me sick to my stomach.  You might say that was a good thing as it had such a strong emotional impact on me.  Movies so rarely affect me like that.

I know, it taught me more than anything to never give up, to keep fighting for every last second of life, even if it looks absolutely hopeless.

Offline Mathim

Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2015, 07:55:52 PM »
Think about how crazy the pro-life movement gets, and the Terri Schiavo thing. Of course people aren't going to stand for their zombified loved one being put down. So people's irrational beliefs and behavior will doom us all. Whether it's from a zombie outbreak or something else, it's inevitable.

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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2015, 08:00:34 PM »
Think about how crazy the pro-life movement gets, and the Terri Schiavo thing. Of course people aren't going to stand for their zombified loved one being put down. So people's irrational beliefs and behavior will doom us all. Whether it's from a zombie outbreak or something else, it's inevitable.

Ugh terrifying. I just prefer to think that the person's soul is trapped inside that undead body. And to put that walking corpse back where it belongs is just a way to free them. Though if I had to kill a zombified love one id probably be in tears as I did it.  :-(

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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2015, 08:32:07 PM »
You can pull a Michonne instead and just chop their arms and jaws off so you won't be infected and keep them on a chain leash.

Though to be honest if I could just survive long enough to get to the coast line. I would hop a boat and head out to sea. Now unless animals including Marine life can be afflicted by the virus you should essentially be safe provided you can adapt to surviving out at sea or find a nice island to hide away on.

Offline Mathim

Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2015, 10:40:34 PM »
You can pull a Michonne instead and just chop their arms and jaws off so you won't be infected and keep them on a chain leash.

Though to be honest if I could just survive long enough to get to the coast line. I would hop a boat and head out to sea. Now unless animals including Marine life can be afflicted by the virus you should essentially be safe provided you can adapt to surviving out at sea or find a nice island to hide away on.

Clearly you have not read the Zombie Survival Guide. Prepared as you might be to set out to sea, there's no guarantee it will be safer and it comes with a shit-ton of its own, different complications.

Offline Beorning

Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2015, 09:55:50 AM »
Yeah. What scarier than a giant squid? A zombie flesh-eating giant squid...  :o

Offline Spear80Topic starter

Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2015, 12:13:39 PM »
Think about how crazy the pro-life movement gets, and the Terri Schiavo thing. Of course people aren't going to stand for their zombified loved one being put down. So people's irrational beliefs and behavior will doom us all. Whether it's from a zombie outbreak or something else, it's inevitable.

Well, that would suck. Probably right though. Would be a good excuse to not reinvent lawyers when the rebulding starts. ;) if it restarts, they'd probably already frakked that up as well by then. :(

Offline Spear80Topic starter

Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2015, 12:22:04 PM »
Yeah. What scarier than a giant squid? A zombie flesh-eating giant squid...  :o

Did you get that idea from strands of Sorrow, by John Ringo. The black tide rising series?. Which was another example of the government frakking up and not putting down the infected when they still could. Even though in this universe, there had aparently been the occasional zombie movie, on which no one acted. Normally the zombieverses forget the Romero movies.

Offline Beorning

Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2015, 01:10:39 PM »
Did you get that idea from strands of Sorrow, by John Ringo. The black tide rising series?

Heh. No, actually. My own idea. See, I'm actually afraid of the sea... and I consider giant squids to be some of the scariest marine animals.

Offline Mathim

Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2015, 06:14:57 PM »
Heh. No, actually. My own idea. See, I'm actually afraid of the sea... and I consider giant squids to be some of the scariest marine animals.

And not the smiling sharks and killer whales? :o I guess maybe I have a little too much tentacle hentai in my porn collection to be scared of things that have them...

But seriously, there's tons of hazards, some even worse than on dry land, if you're trying to evacuate out to sea. Tons of planning would have to go into it and so for that to be a go-to answer, would require lots of things to be done in advance. If a proper zombie invasion were to take place, there would never be time to do all that.
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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2015, 04:42:01 AM »
Well, I think that if the world does have to go through the apocalypse, that I really hope that it is the zombie apocalypse.  I just think it will be the one that will be the most fun.  Okay, okay, I know, I'm a weirdo.  :P

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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2015, 08:02:18 AM »
Well, I think that if the world does have to go through the apocalypse, that I really hope that it is the zombie apocalypse.  I just think it will be the one that will be the most fun.  Okay, okay, I know, I'm a weirdo.  :P

I don't know about fun, but it's the one that really would ensure that only those fit to survive, both physically and emotionally, will in fact survive. Anyone without the ability to see that once grandma starts trying to chew your arms off even without her dentures in, she's gone, is not going to make it.

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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2015, 08:48:18 AM »
Well, I think that if the world does have to go through the apocalypse, that I really hope that it is the zombie apocalypse.  I just think it will be the one that will be the most fun.  Okay, okay, I know, I'm a weirdo.  :P

Actually, a slasher apocalypse would be better  ;)

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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2015, 08:50:53 AM »
Actually, a slasher apocalypse would be better  ;)

You mean like that movie The Crazies? Were its not zombies but people losing their shit?

That would be worse! I prefer zombies because its the most survivable apocalypse as opposed to aliens or robots or some other thing.

Zombies aren't smart and the rules about them are easy to follow if you keep your head.

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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2015, 10:11:54 AM »
You mean like that movie The Crazies? Were its not zombies but people losing their shit?

Yeah, although it wouldn't be about people going stupidly violent etc. It would about millions of people being infected with a Michael Myers mentality...

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That would be worse! I prefer zombies because its the most survivable apocalypse as opposed to aliens or robots or some other thing.

Well, I'll give you that. But zombies are boring.

Female slashers, on the other hand...  ;)

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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2015, 10:14:40 AM »

Female slashers, on the other hand...  ;)

*shoots the bitches* Stay away from my man!

X3 I can totally imagine saying that to keep them away from my BF

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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2015, 10:21:20 AM »
Also, note that a slasher apocalypse - as opposed to zombie apocalypse - is a setting where the monsters are actually playable in an RP context.

A male survivor x female slasher pairing... I'd write that  ;)

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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2015, 04:08:44 PM »
Slashers have bored me since they started making all the major ones unkillable. Jason, Freddy, Myers, what's the deal with unstoppable killing machines? There's no fun or attraction to that kind of menace. Give me the tenacious, unrelenting single-mindedness of zombies with that one glaring shoot-'em-in-the-head weakness, that never gets old.

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Re: Zombie apocalypse now?
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2015, 04:37:59 PM »
Slashers have bored me since they started making all the major ones unkillable. Jason, Freddy, Myers, what's the deal with unstoppable killing machines? There's no fun or attraction to that kind of menace.

Even if the menace is sexy young woman advancing toward you with a sharp tool in her hand, with her eyes being... the blackest eyes?