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Still rooting for the zombies.

slain that., Been there
I find our fascination with the fantasy of a Zombie Apocalypse intriguing. We've all seen the internet memes. Eg:

The hardest part about a zombie apocalypse will be pretending I'm not excited.

Let's face it, who wouldn't want the opportunity to shoot their boss in the face--because we all know that moron is likely to be one of the first ones infected. Other than that though, what's the allure?

Is it that our society has become so complex and so restrictive that we might actually prefer the simplicity? In our zombie utopia there's only one rule:

Find food; don't be food.

You don't have to worry about things like where are you going to get the money to get the brakes fixed on your car, or how are you going to pay your mortgage, or how much longer can you go on working in a soul crushing job, accomplishing nothing and never getting ahead, before you shoot your boss in the face. (Zombie or not.) You don't have to worry about your neighbours telling you that you can't paint your garage door green because it doesn't match the aesthetics of the neighbourhood, or the city denying you a permit to build a deck, or the cop pulling you over because you came to a rolling stop even though there wasn't another car around for miles. No one's going to tell you that you can't help defend against a horde of zombies because you're gay, or black, or a woman, or physically handicapped.


Of course most of us have an inflated sense of our own chances of survival. We're the same deluded fools who are convinced we would thrive on Avatar's Pandora, where virtually everything is designed to kill you.

But hey, at least the Na'vi don't pay taxes.

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barbarienne
Aug. 28th, 2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
No one's going to tell you that you can't help defend against a horde of zombies because you're gay, or black, or a woman, or physically handicapped.


-->Oh, I'm certain someone WILL tell you that, but at least the proving-them-wrong test is fairly simple: rack up some kills. Some fuckwits still won't believe, but others will be smarter.
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