if zombies were to come we’d be buggered
thankfully it didn’t flood last night and we’re grateful for that.
the mood still hasn’t become much more serious, though, and we still haven’t had any word or guidance from our council.
the news on the tv is mostly positive focusing on the fact that it didn’t flood here last night and that in the areas where it has flooded it has now subsided. yet, no-one is considering the fact that it is predicted to rain tomorrow and the day after. surely that should affect the situation?! and if not, don’t they think people are worrying about that? can’t they tell us something at least? make some assessment or educated prediction…?
all this has greatly put me in fear of what would happen in a zombie apocalypse!
seriously. if the dead were to rise we’d be dead meat.
i always used to think they used a bit of dramatic licence in these films when they depicted the governments going to pot. surely the infrastructure in place in countries like america, england or france would mean that they would be able to deal with a crisis like that.
but seeing how england has dealt with these floods has changed my opinion. there is just no information, no communication and no prevention. people are already looting and stocking up on supplies. the situation is ridiculous. this is going to cost the country billions of pounds and it will affect us for a good while afterwards – agriculturally as well as financially.
so if zombies were to come we’d be buggered.
the realisation of this makes zombie stories even more scary now – i found them scary enough before! which gets me to thinking about surviving a zombie apocalypse. geek that i am, i think about these things very seriously. i don’t know why but i do.
what i find frustrating with these stories is how they always bloody go to the city centre first, try to contact the government or wait for “information” (day of the dead is, of course, the exception). as much (misplaced) trust as i had in the government, if zombies had appeared then i’d have been outta there! and now i’d be even more single-minded. i’d get away from civilization as quick as possible. don’t these people in these books and films realise that thats the last place you should go! every human being is a zombie waiting to happen.
obviously, if they played it clever it would be much harder to generate drama (and horror), but i think the genre has become so familiar now that audiences would welcome a bunch of survivors who took a more intelligent approach to dealing with a zombie apocalypse. it would be nice to see survivors intent on survival.
i suppose one also has to factor in panic and fear – who knows how we’d really react under these circumstances. maybe the need for security would mean that the pull towards community centres would be too great. we might instinctively find ourselves waiting for the news to tell us what to do, as we already do now without actually realising it.
nevertheless, i’ve always thought to myself, why don’t these people go to some unreachable, impregnable place like an island or a castle. if none are nearby then a viable equivalent can’t be too hard to find or one can always improvise – as long as its far away and joe zombie can’t walk his way into it. zombies have some serious limitations and aren’t the cleverest things – they can’t really use tools or manipulate objects (except the few in the day of the dead and land of the dead). an island or a castle should do fine; even though they walk through a river in land of the dead i’d like to see them walk through the sea or up a wall.
you’d need to have food to survive, of course, so you’d have to find a place with arrable land (and would need to take farming stuff with you). and you’d need a weapon. so, get some supplies… get a weapon… choose where to go… and make your way there! it could be fun (in a morbid way).