Episode 114

Zombie Clichรฉ Lookout:
In zombie stories you often have a character who either doesn’t notice that a person is clearly dead, or simply refuses to believe it. They will invariably rush out to greet this person, attempt to talk to them, or see if they need medical assistance (zombies are, after all, not known for their dexterity and healthy appearance). The results are generally predictable: they’re bitten and turn themselves, or someone who is paying a little more attention intervenes and prevents disaster.

These events typically happen at the beginning stages of the outbreak, before everyone takes Zombies 101 at the school of hard knocks. Occasionally this trope will show up later, usually following the death of a loved one when the survivor is too wracked with grief to face reality.

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BrickVoid

We can only hope that the nurse is more intelligent than the cop! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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BrickVoid

Other than head trauma, enough alcohol could do in a zombie if it actually ingested enough without catching fire. I don’t think a drink will be that effective against a zombie unless it’s one that’s likely to burn it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Might I suggest a nice acid solution for the zombie? ๐Ÿ˜€

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BrickVoid

Actually, no. I was thinking more along the lines of when it tries to pour it into it’s mouth, the acid burns a path right through the spinal cord at the back of the throat. ๐Ÿ˜€

Since your zombies obviously eat flesh I thought you’d already established a working digestive system of some description was already in place for these zombies. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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WJS

One problem there: Alcohol isn’t an acid, and doesn’t burn through flesh.

Annoying Pea-Brain

yeah, but it’s assumeble that the corpse has recently died, so the organs won’t have broken down. however, (taking the zombie survival guide as refernce) as the organs will have stopped woring, it would take a lot of ingested material before something happens, notably the foodstufs forcing themselves down the guts, and it would take vast amounts of pressure before that happens. By gad Dave, I want to see you try to represent that in lego…

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Jynxy

ooh I can foresee a nom nom nom on the officer’s arm! SIlly cop, Zombie eat flesh and you are on the menu–listen to the woman and RUN. Then again, because of your stupidity…I kind of want to see you get turned into a zed yourself since I knwo the nurse will run like hell! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Jynxy

also…shouldn’t the Doc be getting up soon to do the zombie shame walk of fame? xP

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the dude person

John’s a zombie? Noooo!!!! I had no idea…

I think a hospital most certainly presents numerous options for the (attempted) killing of zombies. Perhaps the nurse could find the hospital’s food supplies and Jell-O one of them to death! On second thought, I’d like to see what happens when a zombie gets injected with things. That could be fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰

And on the topic of zombie digestive systems, I don’t think they’d necessarily work after death anyway. Since the brain is supposedly degraded to an animalistic, primal state, the brain telling the zombie to eat things does not necessarily imply that zombies can still digest things. It could just attack things, rip them to shreds and put them in its mouth because of instinct. The heavily damaged brain will supposedly attempt to keep the zombie alive, but the zombie is “dead” anyway, so it may not work anyway.

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Dave

I don’t have the Brickarms syringe, but I’ve got the one that came with the nurse collectible fig.

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