Zombie Cliché Lookout: Survivalist
“Survivalist” has become something of a pejorative term over the years. When most people think of survivalists, they think of crazy mountain folk with rooms full of guns, ammo, and toilet paper. They think of anti-government nut jobs with shortwave radios and homemade dental fillings that don’t allow the CIA to listen to their thoughts. They think of people who spent their life savings buying MREs and solar powered flashlights for Y2K.
But that’s not even remotely accurate. Most survivalists, the non-extreme ones of course, are more concerned with being prepared for the worst than fighting post apocalyptic biker gangs and killing thousands of zombies to become king of the wasteland. There are exceptions, of course, but stocking up for emergencies and being prepared to rough it are good traits to have.
Discussion Question: Fast or Slow Zombies
The eternal question for zombie lovers (even Simon Pegg had to weigh in on the topic): do you like your zombies fast, or slow? Why?
Of course there are other ways to approach this. What about when zombies start of kind of fast but become slow as they get injured and decompose? What about where some zeds are fast and others are slow? Variations, buddy.
My preference is probably fair well documented. I loves me some slow zombies. I don’t hate fast zombies per se, I just think they’re scary in a different way. The 2004 version of Dawn of the Dead was a fun movie, and the fast zombies were scary, but it will never have the mood of the original.
I’m going to be taking the week off between Christmas and New Year’s (otherwise known as next week). Don’t worry, Bricks of the Dead will return Monday, January 2nd, 2012.
And don’t forget, the 16×16 Challenge is in high gear. Not to spoil anything, but I’m probably going to have a biggish announcement about it very soon. Possibly having to do with more prizes. Possibly donated from a pretty awesome company. Intrigued? Damn straight you are.