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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).

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  1. Kim
    July 25, 2007 at 12:57 am

    One of my favorite musings is “What would happen if X end of the world scenario actually happened?” I’ve got “How to Survive a Robot Uprising” on my wish list of books to acquire, and I love apocalypse stories. Scary to think that things how little we’re prepared for even the most mundane situation.

    Good luck with the rain tomorrow!

  2. July 25, 2007 at 3:02 am

    I realise in a zombie uprising, I will be the sort to shoot myself first. Hmm.. I’m a quitter. Because it doesn’t matter how long you survive – eventually they will get you. The dead outnumber the living afterall.

    One of my old schools used to be in an area prone to flooding. During those watery days, our canoeing teams were the national schools champions.

    You ever thought of picking up a new sport? Kayaking or something? Good to think positive.

  3. July 25, 2007 at 7:10 am

    Scary, eh? I found myself thinking the same thing after Hurricane Katrina. Luckily, I was able to get out of the city, but I saw these images on TV of the neighborhood I lived in with just mass chaos…people looting, people laying dead on the streets, no law, no protection. It’s the scariest thing I’ve ever seen. The government just disappeared for a week and New Orleans was chaos. I actually found myself thinking the same thing as you…”Is this some kind of Night of the Living Dead thing?”

    I hope that we’ve been an example to the world on how NOT to handle a crisis. Hopefully that only has to happen once.

    On zombie films…I feel the same way as you…why do they always go to the damn big city and corner themselves in a building that they can’t escape from…seriously…Let’s lock ourselves in a building with a bunch of people who will all eventually be bitten and kill each other. Jeez…

    I think the best zombie movie in the last few years has been 28 Days Later. Absolutely loved that movie. Haven’t seen the sequel as I’m very skeptical about it. But the original had a genius story line, beautiful soundtrack, and was filmed beautifully…all in my opinion of course 😉

  4. jean pierre
    July 25, 2007 at 7:53 am

    kim, dark orpheus and chris – thank you for the good wishes!

    i’m glad you like thinking about these things too, kim! i’ve never heard about the robot uprising one…! ooh… that sounds cool. i think our chances are much lower surviving one of those… can one survive?! hmmm… you’ve got me thinking now…

    i just might have to get that book too! 🙂

    dark orpheus, you’d shoot yourself! wow. thats quite shocking. i don’t think a lot of people would admit that. i don’t blame you, though.

    i seem to harbour this belief that if zombies were to appear that if one could stay safe for long enough they’d eventually decay. or, if you manage to reach an island they’d never reach you…

    taking up kayaking! hahahahah! i love that. and you guys were champions! thats brilliant! 😀

    yeah, you’re right, gotta think positive!

    shit, chris, that must’ve been seriously scary… we’re not experiencing anything near what you did, so i can’t even imagine how that was.

    you’re right, its very scary seeing things fall apart and the government disappear – especially if it happens in places that you live in or are very familiar with…

    sadly, i don’t think england has learned from katrina at all…

    i’m glad you feel the same way as i do about zombie films. i agree, “28 days later” was very good indeed! it scared the crap out of me! :0

    and you’re right, the story-line, filming and soundrack were very good too! i actually bought the soundtrack, i liked it that much! with the storyline, i felt there was quite a bit of realism to the story, which i felt was a big part of what made it so scary.

  5. July 25, 2007 at 8:22 am

    Oh I’d run for the countryside too. I’ve often developed plans for when I’m the sole (ish) survivor after an apocalyptic event. You know, how, once I was safe I’d ensure that gates were left open so the likes of cows and sheep could roam so that I’d be able to enjoy meat in years to come 🙂

    I think that maybe one of the reasons people in fiction end up in city centres is, as you say, the need for drama, but also they often show escape routes clogged with abandoned cars. Did you see the BBC’s docu-drama on the day Britain Stood Still last year, or maybe the year before. Or maybe it was C4. Whatever. That is one place I wouldn’t want to be when the zombies attack. Stuck in a car, in a line of cars on a motorway. With no where to flee to.

    My fingers are still crossed about your rain situation 🙂

  6. jean pierre
    July 25, 2007 at 8:40 am

    fence, i was just surfing your blog when i got an email alert that you’d posted a comment!

    aaah…! leaving the gates open for the cows… very subtle. nice lateral thinking. i’d just resigned myself to corn my whole life! 😀

    yeah, escape routes are impossible. i hadn’t really thought of it in depth, but after seeing 28 days i decided i was definitely not going to try the high-way!

    i haven’t seen that documentary. it sounds very cool!

    oh – i can’t think of anything scarier than being stuck in a car on a highway filled with cars…! and you can just see yourself staying in your car longer than you should… just ’cause you know it’d be handy to have a car for this situation. and then trying to ram your way out and when the trouble starts and everyone going mental… oh dear 😦

    that’d make a cool scene though!

  7. July 25, 2007 at 10:00 am

    I often spend train and bus journeys watching the countryside and trying to figure out where’d be the bet place to run to. Isolated, but not too vulnerable. It is a balance that needs to be met 🙂

  8. jean pierre
    July 25, 2007 at 10:12 am

    yeah – i totally agree. and the last thing you want to be is complacent over your hiding place… we all know what that leads too…!

    do you have any good ideas? do you think a castle would work? not the easiest place to reach, of course, but it might be a goal to work toward – slowly making your way toward an impregnable outpost? or do you think one should find somewhere safe asap and then stay there and not venture out?

  9. July 25, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    Castle’s are quite big though, aren’t they? You’d have to search through the entire place first, just to make sure there weren’t any zombies lingering about the place.
    I think an old, well-built, thick-walled house, with very small windows would be best. Out in the countryside, or on an island. Although there is the problem of how to reach it in an emergency.

  10. jean pierre
    July 25, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    you’re right, there are loads of places that pesky zombies could be lurking. maybe a castle isn’t the best of places…

    although, the reward might outweigh the risk. i can’t imagine them getting into a castle, so the only way there’d be zombies there would be if the residents became infected and then changed. if you find yourself fairly proficient at dealing with zombies, then it might be worth knocking off the few who are in there. although, the residents could’ve invited friends to stay before they turned…

    maybe only if the castle is nearby and one could safely do a reconnaisance…

    an old, thick-walled house is better, you’re right…

    reaching it in an emergency, well, i suppose one could always have a friend stay at the house to let you in quickly, should the need arise. or were you thinking of something else?

  11. July 26, 2007 at 11:13 am

    I would make myself King of the Sombies!

  12. jean pierre
    July 26, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    hehehehe

    charlotte and i watched this very cool 1941 film called “king of the zombies”. the king of the zombies is this german (austrian?) guy and in the film he pronounces “z” as “s”, so calls them “sombies”. we always laugh about it. one of us just has to say the word “sombie” and it gets a chuckle.

    here’s the film on imdb in case anyone’s curious:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033787/

    this one guy, mantan moreland, is hilarious in it! he plays a black manservant and although the film is wincingly racist his performance is very funny indeed! he has these wide eyes that make me laugh so much.

  13. July 30, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    I am an unapologetic zombie film lover. Some are certainly better than others, but most likely if the movie hits the theatre and has zombies then I either catch it or instantly add it to my Netflix queue for later.

  14. jean pierre
    July 30, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    glad to hear it carl – zombies are great! well, not really… but you know what i mean! 🙂

  15. Anonymous
    September 17, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    hi

  16. rich
    September 17, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    we would be buggred

  17. jean pierre
    September 17, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    glad you think so too, rob! i didn’t used to think so at first, but now i definitely do…

  18. November 18, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    Zombies are fascinating. Where did you get those images? They’re wonderful.

    I agree with your criticism of zombie stories. I wrote a novel about a zombie apocalypse–36 Hours–that seeks to look at what it would really be like. I factor in human emotions like panic, desire, and suicidal depression. And my characters hardly ever use guns (guns aren’t acquirable in most homes). From what I hear, it’s great. You might want to check it out via my website.

  19. jean pierre
    November 22, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    hey anthony! i don’t know where i got those pics…! i just googled zombies and trawled through what i found.

    i followed the link to your profile – your novel sounds really cool.

  20. john
    December 25, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    look guys this is really stupid no offense Im a massive zombie lover too but the idea of them being real is stupid i mean personally i would grab a baseball bat, cricket bat, crow bar, poll anything blunt run to a open area get a group of friends to come with their blunt weapons and as they come (extremaly slowly) we would bash the bitches heads in (famous line, remove the head or destroy the brain) and if things got really tough i would ride my bike out of the crowd i would never bring a car because as the comments above said there would be bound to have more cars on the road which would cause traffic jams and with zombies every where you only can imagine chaos. I would also try and (i know this mite sound weird) make a big mass of them so there not around every corner. Plus another thing that sums up this wouldn’t you think the army would be on this straight away and i mean come on armed forces trained in combat surely can take down slow moving dumb asses by busting their brains out with a machine gun or a twelve gage. correct me if Im wrong but really do you think the human race would face extinction by these mutans?

  21. jean pierre
    December 27, 2007 at 10:02 am

    oh yes.

    if zombies were to come we’d be in deep shit.

    and i think its because implicit in the zombie problem is the problem that humans provide. theres rioting and theres panic and theres looting and those things will strongly affect what order remains in the world.

    and then, the biggest problem is the fact the problem of self-preservation and pride when a person gets bitten. a person wound’t want to admit they’d been bitten – ever. because that’d mean instantanious death. even if they weren’t that consciously self-minded, they might just not tell people because they wouldn’t want to believe it themselves.

    now the idea of millions of infected humans existing at any one time is frightening – because, as you say, a marching army of zombies may not be too scary (although, if “world war Z” gives a very believable and incredibly scary depiction of just what a fuck up fighting zombies with even the most sophisticated fire power would be), but for a family to fight zombies manifesting in their own homes, sometimes without them being aware – now thats another thing altogether.

    just have a think about that. imagine that happening. i mean of the billions of people on this planet, how many would hide it?

    and then remember that it just takes on zombie to infect a whole bunch of others – and then how many of those will keep it quiet?

    i agree with your strategies, they’re sensible, but theres so much more to do with dealing with zombies and if they were to come it’d take a lot more than baseball bats to take care of them. it would take incredible organisation and extreme ruthlessness to eradicate them.

  22. john
    December 27, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    yes true i can follow what your saying but when it comes to humans transforming to a zombie you haven’t taken that into account it takes 23 hours for a human to turn, and don’t you think the person who’s infected mate’s would see his symptoms like vomiting, drowsiness, numb, not keeping up (remember you have to be alert and fast to stay alive) you forgot it’s a long process not something that pop’s out of the blue and surely his peers what see straight away and do what they have to do with there weapons (which wouldn’t be to hard because how sick you get before you turn) evan if you tried to be “normal” it would show.

    another thing is they are so slow, ok it’s kinder hard to take something down without bashing it to the head. but working hard as a team and squeezing through them shouldn’t be to hard and who care’s about the rest protect your own and hope they do the same and adventualy people would find a tactic to beat them and if worse comes to worse they will die off because (if you’ve read the zombie survival book) they will rot away and get weaker as time goes by. I can see what your saying all hell would break loose at the start because it would be such a shock and people wouldn’t know what to do but in the end it will cure the world because humanity will have to work together to stay alive. Thank you for replying to my last comment and i hope to hear from you again.

  23. Generation havoc
    January 30, 2008 at 4:48 am

    Anyone who automaticly assumes that it takes 23 hours to turn is a fool! If your serious about the zombie subject then don’t say such stupid things, as per movies it can take anywhere form 30 seconds to yes 24 hours, but thats movies! nobody really would know the time scale, Plus as per the army coming? I’m american and I’m suprised anyone would put that much trust into the government. Did you guys see that one zombie one, it was apocolypse I *believe* in raccoon city, notice how they didn’t know what was happening, the cops were trying to ARREST them! they would attempt to get the situation under control, at about 20 zombiez, then they would mostly turn for ignorence of not blowing there heads off, and then you got like 60 (there are citizenz around too) so then they are like “uhmmm shit, maybe we should call the government/army for help here” then the army sends around 50 men in there to check it out, now theres say 200 zombiez running/hobbling around the streets infecting more when the army gets there, zombies get about 20 army before they just open fire, calling for help, I’d say the zombiez end up about 220,including loss vs gains. so the military is like “OH SHIT! were better shut that crap up!” but its too late i’d say 500 zombiez before military comes in, 3 days war with zombiez 80% humans clear most zombies out, but can they clear it all out naw way man! some zombies will escape and continue infecting, so now there is like 3 out breaked cities, they’ve finnaly cleared one, they send the whole f*cking army now its war, I say 96% chance they can’t save the situation, the zombies move on, theres no way they could bottle it up fast enough. then guess what? America is like “lets shut up hold it in america see if we can contain it (fyi i’d say number crunch about .3% chance in hell they could now)so hush hush to the world.” so the world isn’t prepaid and canada and mexico get buttraped (depending how long infecion takes some people may have enough time to boat over to europe then the game is OVER)
    YA buggered is the correct term…

  24. john
    March 17, 2008 at 6:17 am

    dude….. i didnt “assume” yes iv seen resident evil apocolypse but other zombie related stuff state it takes 23 hours like that zombie survival book so i was just using there quote and america is fucking retarded true lol i live in australia but the point is you wouldnt have to be an army to take down a numb dumb ass zombie i mean seriously not getting bitten while bashing a zombie in the head wouldnt be to hard if you wearnt a total retard lol so people all putting in a effort to knock the zombies down isnt to hard surely…. anyway hope to here from you soon =]

  25. charlottederosnay
    March 18, 2008 at 10:42 am

    We are already zombies.

  26. Bradley
    October 29, 2008 at 3:45 am

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  27. josh
    November 7, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    My opinion is the i cnat help but think that we in our todays state would be far from prepared for a zombie infestation, and the what happens in i am ledgend would most likely happen to us ane we would die in the panic. People always make the asumption that zombies are as slow as a freaking cripple. but i would think they could run just as fast as us only mideless, and why do we assume they only want our brains whats there?

    just some thoughts from me. 🙂

  28. jean pierre
    November 7, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    josh, i’d have to agree. the more i think about it the more cynical i become – zombies would just be so hard to contain. and there’d only have to be one in a crowd for a fullblown outbreak to happen! because, as you say, people will panic.

    and yeah, who knows if they wouldn’t be able to run? and why do they want our brains? and is that all they want? who knows?!

    i must just add that i haven’t seen the new version of “i am legend”, so i don’t know how the outbreak happens there. i have read the book, though, but matheson doesn’t describe the outbreak that much in it.

  29. jean pierre
    November 8, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    GENERATION HAVOC:

    yeah, i’m equally cynical about the government in these situations…! all the films i’ve seen and books i’ve read certainly confirm this view.

    your description of the escalation of the outbreak is very funny! and scarily believable too…!

  30. jean pierre
    November 8, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    JOHN:

    like i think i’ve said before, i think it’ll be hard for people to just kill their friends/relative/loved ones, no matter how much time they were to have before they turned. some would, of course, be able to do it, but there will be many who won’t.

    plus, we also don’t know how long something like this could be hidden for. how long would it be before the signs become too obvious? one could look fine up until the last hour – in which time one could hide for that hour? or say the signs show for about 8hrs beforehand. in this case i can easily imagine a scenario when it happens at night and everyone is asleep while the signs start showing.

    also, as you said yourself, 23 hours is obviously not an exact figure. we don’t know how long it would take as its all conjecture, even brooks’ “zombie survival guide”. brooks’ book is very very interesting and quite helpful, but conjecture nonetheless, because there haven’t yet been any zombies.

    so with that in mind we don’t know how long it’ll take zombies to decay. brooks says it’ll take from 3-5 years to decay and one can imagine them being weaker from around 2 years onwward. but thats just one case. its not as if all the zombies in the world will be on the same life cycle. people will continue to be infected and new and fresh zombies will continue to emerge, so waiting for them to get weaker isn’t really an option. the zombies would have to be completely isolated for the infection to be contained and then one can wait for them to weaken, but to contain the outbreak will be incredibly difficult indeed!

    by the way, what zombie films or books have you liked?

    have you read “world war z”? that is very cool! the romero zombie films are of course very good, as is that tv series “dead set” that was recently on tv here in england. if you haven’t heard of it have a look at this post i wrote the other day:

    https://jpderosnay.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/return-of-the-dead/

    i agree with you that we could survive a zombie outbreak but i think the odds are stacked against us. you’re absolutely right, the only way we’d get through it is to work together, and you’re right again in saying that it would make us all settle our differences and get along a lot better!

  31. anth of aces
    November 12, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    the thing i dnt get is one ppl in the zombie apycolpis sernorie must have heard of zombies yet they call them stuff like the carries why not call it wat it is a bloody zombie also every in the world pretty much has an idea how the infection is spread but still dont reilise till its to late

  32. josh
    November 13, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    well i personaly have not seen many zombie movies or read many books but i do love the zombie games and have not heard them called anything but zombies. But i have to agree with your infection rant bacause the infections have to start somewhere so when you hear of the news comeing from the freaking part of the earth wear a gas mask or something if its air boarn and evacuate to other ares safer, because im pritty sure that a zombie invation cant just happen world wide instantly so the news will get out in time for people to stop them. One other thing that bugs me is in the newest resident evil move extinction their little facility is completely surronded by zombies and all that is stoping them is a cupple fences you would think that if they where exactly their host in every way excepted for they are not conscious would be able to climb a little fence. (sorry if there are any spelling errors) some more little thoughts from me 🙂

  33. yomomma
    November 14, 2008 at 2:38 am

    death 2 zombies we should sip some beer and smoke weed and have fun. were all gonna die someday why not now? WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!

  34. yomomma
    November 14, 2008 at 2:39 am

    BEER!

  35. yomomma
    November 14, 2008 at 2:41 am

    dont think so hard just have fun. you nerds

  36. jean pierre
    November 14, 2008 at 7:57 am

    mom! you’re commenting on my blog! brilliant 😀

    and thats good advice – cheers!

  37. jean pierre
    November 14, 2008 at 8:42 am

    JOSH:

    i love zombie games. i haven’t played that many (i can only think of resident evil at the moment) but i’ve really enjoyed it. they’re so much creepier in games than they are in films! the atmosphere is so tense with the music (or lack of, sometimes) and theres this real fear ’cause in the game they’re after you!

    i’d never thought of that – that the “disease” could be an airborn gas or something. thats the odd thing about zombie stories – except for the nuclear testing/bio-hazard angle they don’t really explain how it happened in the first place.

    yeah, you’d imagine the news would get out and theres a chance people would have time to get to safety. but then, as in most disaster films, you’ll get this mad rush of everyone trying to get to somewhere safe at the same time and that just wouldn’t work – just think of “the war of the world” or “independence day” where everyone panics and there are traffic jams and people fighting etc. the one thing that these zombie stories show is that in a crisis we are our own worst enemy.

    but, as i said, you’re right. there’s certainly a chance we’d get advance warning and so there’s a chance we’d be able to get somewhere safe.

    that thing you mention about the fences is very funny indeed… why is it that zombies lack their motor functions? but then, for that matter, why is it that zombies want to eat us? i think its a stylistic issue – a convention of the genre. we accept it ’cause it fits quite nicely – they’ve come back from the dead and want our brains, but they’re stupid and don’t know how to open doors. it makes a kind of poetic sense.

    and it balances things, if they were intelligent then we’d have no chance and there wouldn’t be a zombie genre. at least, there wouldn’t be much chance for drama, which is what makes zombie films so good. their slowness and relative ineptness gives lots of time for characters to interact within. it provides lots of silences and waiting. and, as you said, the threat can be foreseen and people can be warned, which gives the opportunity for mass panic. so with zombies being slow and stupid it gives a lot more of an opportunity for drama to take place. thats the way i see it at least.

  38. jean pierre
    November 14, 2008 at 8:53 am

    ANTH OF ACES:

    i agree… its very frustrating! because all of us know about zombies and how to kill them, and how the infection is spread, and yet no-one in these films does.

    similar to what i said above, i think its a convention thing. if we all knew about zombies then it’d negate the threat of them pretty quickly and that would make for a very short zombie film!

    its a convention found in all horror films to a degree. there’s always the people who know whats going on but no-one believes them. if only they would listen to those people who know whats going on, then no-one would get killed. but then, of course, there’d be no film.

  39. Kelly Barraro
    November 19, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Don’t go on an island!!!!! If the zombies are already dead they can walk across rivers! They can’t die again. You got to think these things through

  40. josh
    November 25, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Kelly:
    I would agree with your “don’t go on an island” thing but what if the island is like Hawaii out in the middle of nowhere i don’t think the zombies would find you there. But on the other side of things if it where like an island like in the middle of a lac i would totally agree.

  41. franiel
    November 26, 2008 at 2:40 am

    I’m reading a Zombie book… living dead i think its called. My brother bought it but when i got tired of the click books and twilight series, i stole it from him. Its pretty good, Stephen King has a story in it. Its call “Home delivery”. The whole books has a bunch of short stories in it.

  42. jean pierre
    November 26, 2008 at 7:59 am

    KELLY:

    hey kelly! thanks for commenting!

    like josh said, a remote island is probably not a bad idea.

    the only big danger, as i can see it, is if the island is already populated with zombies!

    as for zombies walking across rivers and such, while i think its plausable that they could walk through water i’d imagine they have the same limitations we do (except for the breathing under water part) and would find difficulty when walking in strong currents. remember, traditionally they don’t have our motor functions so i’d imagine they’d find it hard to walk in strong currents and if they were to be able to swim their skill in swimming would be pretty limited.

    i’m sure zombies would probably still wash up on shores from time to time but the more remote the island the less i can see this kind of thing happenning.

  43. jean pierre
    November 26, 2008 at 8:05 am

    FRANIEL:

    i’ve just looked that book up – its called “book of the dead”. thanks for brining my attention to it, it looks very good indeed!

    i’m a bit of a wuss with reading horror fiction, though. i read gothic horror but have never read anything contemporary or in the modern style. i’m also terrified of reading stephen king!

    but i’m sorely tempted by this book. i have read “world war z” (which wasn’t gothic, of course) and that wasn’t too scary – i survived that. so perhaps “book of the dead” won’t be that scary…! what do you reckon?

    thanks for commenting.

  44. nathaw
    December 8, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    hmmmm i would detonate all nukes if the world got overrun and im the last one left. then the buggers will burn. i would of nuked the source of the zombies when they were found.

  45. FRAN BOWMAN
    December 16, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    If Zombies begin infesting the worlds governments would likely fail and survivor tribes would have bases and fortresses but in the end nothing will matter. Everyone Dies In The End anyway weather its by a Zombie eating your flesh or cancer or drowning or worst of all being murdered by a fellow human being.

  46. syesayes
    February 5, 2009 at 3:30 am

    I HOPE zombies do come and soon. I know survivors will build up and some might die and become zombies but if people wanted to get rid of them completely it is possible, just when someone dies shoot them in the head. I would enjoy a zombie infested world i could have fun with that and will do anything in my power to make it happen. If you’re to weak then try to hide and not fight and you might survive.

  47. Gundamchic
    February 7, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    It tool me awhile to get where I like zombies when my husband introduced me to the whole Z theory but I think that zombies are awesome.

  48. killer
    March 14, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    that was cool

  49. ZombiePopper
    April 10, 2009 at 3:10 am

    You should read Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks its got all that stuff on how to survive a zombie apocalypse properlly, if one happened ide be one of those nutters running around with e sledhammer, ide feel no reason to live during it so why not have fun?

  50. Zombie fan
    April 17, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Is it ok of i use some of your pics? btw, if u like the guide, u should get World War Zombie, or WWZ

  51. jean pierre
    April 20, 2009 at 7:13 am

    NATHAW:

    i have no idea what you’d do with yourself left alone in the world… maybe you should write us a story?

    FRAN BOWMAN:

    this is true, fran. but if i had a choice i certainly wouldn’t want to go that way!

    SYESAYES:

    you’d do anything in your power to make it happen!? now you’ve got me worried! what are you doing? do you have a lab? are you testing on dead (or alive?) people?

    GUNDAMCHIC:

    they certainly are cool! in a creepy way… i like them but at the same time they scare the crap out of me!

    KILLER:

    glad you liked the post 😀

    ZOMBIEPOPPER:

    yeah, i know the zombie survival guide well. its definitely a very handy guide. almost makes you wish zombies were around so one could use it. almost, but not quite!

    ZOMBIE FAN:

    WWZ is excellent, i loved it! you’re most welcome to use my pics.

  52. random dude
    April 27, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    the zombie surviva guid is ver helpful makes

    u feel bett so wen it does happen u r ready

    even though i hate zombiez

  53. Zombaby
    May 2, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    you know, i think i would like slow zombies to infest the world. it’d be like a real life Zombie game!

  54. June 11, 2009 at 5:40 am

    id survive a zombie attack for sure. all you need is a sailboat, fishing rods, some kind of homemade water purificator, canned food and a shotgun just in case a zombie comes near you and youre set. screw bringing other people you never know what might happen to them.

  55. June 11, 2009 at 5:50 am

    oh yeah maybe just one other girl or two for fun and to help mend the sails

  56. Anonymous
    July 16, 2009 at 4:30 am

    Nukes – Unless that caused it. I might be one of the people to kill myself. And also I live in america, Georgia,Personaly i think thatsthe worst state for zombies.

  57. zombie killer
    July 24, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    the reason zombies go for the brain is that there is a virus in them it kills the human but because the virus is so advandced it would retain motor and respiatory functions
    the virus would need either to enter the blood stream or enter the nervous system/the brain
    by the way a good place to hide is probably a pub with shutters away from a city but close to where the millitary deployed (if they did)that way you can get weapons easily but have somewhere to retreat to if the zombies come also cordless garden appliances would work hedge trimmer lawnmower and chainsaw are all good examples.
    i think in the event of a zombie apocalypes the goverment would collapse and we would lose al faith in religion.

  58. Jelissa
    July 25, 2009 at 1:03 am

    I wonder if zombies would notice if a human dressed up very well in a zombie costume, wore zombie-like makeup, rolled around in doodoo for the ‘scent’, and walked like them.
    There’s a high probability that they would notice if you were close by, but at a distance.. maybe they wouldn’t notice?
    This might give one time to get away.

    But then again, there’s always the chance of the military thinking you are one of them and shooting you down, and we also can’t underestimate the IQ of zombies.

    I don’t know, just sort of an idea that came up.

    If this situation really happened,
    I’d probably just go shoot myself.

  59. PEDOBEAR
    July 25, 2009 at 1:04 am

    would there b any children zombies preferrably under the age of 12??????

  60. jacob
    August 20, 2009 at 12:01 am

    ya there will be houderts of all kinds of zoombies and to survive easy get out of the area and call in the armys and go to wher the is alot of snow

  61. Dont Shoot Its Me!
    September 1, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    But what if it was like Left4Dead? The zombies wouldn’t decay. They would have no other motive than to destroy anything that disrupts them. They wouldn’t be dead, but be so far beyond medical help that they would just keep going and never ever STOP. But let’s just hope they wouldn’t mutate like those ones. TANK!

  62. Maddy Mouse
    September 9, 2009 at 3:15 am

    Left4Dead is an astonishing game. But unrealistic when it comes to the abilities of the zombies. I believe that the infected dont have “special powers” of any sort, unless you consider their sheer strength and motivation to devour a power. The whole not decaying idea is a scary one, but I dont see how it would be possible unless the virus strain was specialized in some sort of way, and had the ability to adapt and such. If we had a full on Zombie infection outbreak, there would be mass suicide, and mass destruction before the zombies could cause complete disarray. But I believe there would be the groups with enough sensibility to start a new civilization. And area somehow surrounded and protected, with all sorts of protection and what not. But the average human? Would crack under the extreme severity of the situation at hand.

  63. Thinker
    September 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Hey isn’t it more likely it would be a parasite not a virus? I mean a parasite would be able to adapt as well as hold more genetic information.

    PS: Why do people think they have to bite you? I mean come on blood to blood would be more than enough. So Chainsaw not good idea.

  64. jon m
    October 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    You guys are awesome who made this cite i love zombies:)

  65. Jon m
    October 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Awesome pics guys and if zombies came we would be screwed… not all just some of us:) thing is never go alone and only travel during the day time then u can see there shadows.(get up the stairs then blow them up use swords they dont need to reload). from the book how to survive a zombie attack by Max Brooks I recomend this book to ALL …… ow and if they do come good luck

  66. October 15, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    lol, I’ve just noticed that this conversation is still on the go, what is it, two years later 🙂 Brilliant.

  67. steven anderson
    October 26, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    zombies are real and the government covers them up by saying a crazing man killed his family

  68. October 27, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    i think that the governement is covering up zombies so in the future he can realease them and kill off human life.

  69. Anonymous
    October 29, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    i dont know you but rely the zombys will probly get corantyned meneng one personal island to rot in peace

  70. Anonymous
    October 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    WEFE

  71. Terry
    November 16, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I thought these photographs were amazing.

  72. john
    November 24, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    gay obv zombie r not ever going to cum retards

  73. micah
    December 16, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    shit if the world ends with the dead i will first go to the nearst gun store an d load up with nothing but guns and ammo to last me for good plus i will have a car to hold all the guns and ammo to hold it in

  74. Timothy
    December 28, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Zombie invasion may be not really be too crazy a concept when you consider government induced super flu epidemics/pandemics. Example – if mosquito insects siphon blood from a person, carrying then the contamination, then any new host could then be infected from a previous feeding. The U.S. Atlanta, Georgia Center for Disease Control has identified diseases which rot flesh, others that can reduce IQ and cause nervous system failure. In recent years the Primal Ooze recognized to have become a concern off the coast of Australia, has made its introduction. That is scary stuff. If the 1918 flu that (then) killed over 50 million hits again – yow! The bottom line is that there is plenty of epidemic stuff out there that can make a person wary if they think about it. What scares the bejesus out of me is a siruation occurring, like as the Stephen King book “The Stand”. The U.S. has plenty of bacterial and viral biological weapons research and developement divisions that might accidentally be the origin of an infection that is either deadly already or can relatively evolve into something more complex and difficult to establish an antidote for. Factor in capacity for rapid mutation . . . . double scary.
    If considering zombies taking over the world – George Romero style? The slow, mindless eating machine zombies would be exterminated after chaos. Yet, if there were zombies who retained intelligence and dexterity/mobility (see “Return of the Living Dead”) then the ‘fast’ zombies would wipe out the world. I say this, as per the 2nd type zombie, because if every dead human and animal rose from the dead with an insatiable appetite ~ they would so ounumber the living that we would be royally screwed.

  75. john m
    February 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

    we would die slowly and painfully

  76. Anonymous
    February 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    а как игра та называется?:)

  77. Anonymous
    February 24, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I pray for a zombie breakout; Legitimately.

  78. marley
    March 1, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Would You Rather Be bitten By A Zombie and turn into 1 or get eaten by 1? i would wanna be bitten so i could kill the people i hate:)

  79. Anonymous
    June 23, 2010 at 12:10 am

    hi you have gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood pis

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