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Are you prepared for a zombie outbreak, or are you just going to wing it?


You know, it might seem like odd conversation, but Matt and I actually discuss what would happen if a Zombpocalypse did occur, and how prepared we are to handle it, a lot. It's a frequent discussion because what happens in such an emergency hinges on what type of Zombies we end up having to deal with. Are they slow, silly Brains-only zombies? Are they the super fast super badass zombies? Can they be killed by taking off their heads? Or burned? Or are they from that stupid universe where nothing can really kill them - and even if you do burn them, the virus just returns to the air to come down and infect more people? See - there's a lot of things that could affect how well one deals with a Zombpocalypse.

Luckily, I think our house is in an area where we might be safe for a little while. And we've got a fence around the backyard - so the dogs would be safe from slow zombies for a while. In the even that it's a fairly simple Zombie Outbreak, we'd be perfectly okay to hole up in the house for a while. None of this running around to my parents houses or down to the local pub - that way only lies death and de-brainings. I mean, I love my parents, but the first day or two of a Zombie outbreak? Phones still work. "Mom?" "Dad?" "For the love of god, don't leave your house, and I won't leave mine." See? Smart choices win in the Zombpocalypse.

Oh, and in the event of the stupid zombies that are a pain in the ass to kill? I'm pretty sure between the two of us, we could figure out how to break them down without releasing the contagion back into the air. Unfortunately, death by Dry-Ice or chemical decomp takes a lot more time, than just a simple beheading. So, we'd have to pick and choose our battles carefully. I picture at some point, we might start building walls out of zombie parts around our house - sort of like in 300. If you can keep the pieces down (concrete might work) you might survive long enough to them to be handled on a more massive scale.

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shadowfell
Jul. 29th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you'd be safe for awhile. Me? I'm screwed. I'm pretty sure at least one quarter of Independence's population is exhibiting signs of Zombism already and we have all those big huge sliding glass doors to contend with. Hopefully, though, Mom and Lloyd will have just gone to Costco so we can live on all the food in their pantry.
cherith
Jul. 31st, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
You'd definitely have better luck upstairs with them, instead of being on the ground floor.
to_paraphrase
Jul. 30th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
my brother and i also have this conversation on a regular basis. we're both convinced that when we have enough money we'll be zombie-proofing our houses. but right now, we live in the middle of nowhere, loads of ammo and firearms, stocked up on canned food (because it's cheap and we're poor), i think my family is pretty prepared. surprisingly.

and it's so gonna happen, the Zombieapocalypse. just a matter of time.
uberreiniger
Jul. 30th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
Don't count out evolving zombies like those from I Am Legend. The book, that is. I didn't see the movie so I don't know if they were that way there.
cherith
Jul. 31st, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
Oh yes - we've talked about them too. But until you know exactly what kind you're working with, it's hard to be completely prepared.
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