Monday, 18 May 2020

How I'd fare in a zombie apocalypse

I can safely say this topic from Long and Short Reviews was not one I had ever considered. I don't generally watch zombie movies, I don't watch The Walking Dead, and I don't really read zombie novels, either. So I had to really think about what would be required during a zombie apocalypse.

I admit I'm not much use for practical purposes. I'm not a great hand-to-hand fighter, not much good at scavenging or McGyvering equipment, I don't like leading groups and wouldn't know much about building shelter if necessary. So that's not a great start.

On the other hand, if I got the chance to spy on zombies from afar I think I'd be quite good at figuring out their behavioural patterns and ways to defeat them. I'm also a good follower and, having watched many horror movies, have no qualms whatsoever about using weapons - I would quite happily pick up a gun and blow a zombie's head off.

So I'd be the intelligent follower in the group. Whether that would help me survive long is open to question. I can't speak for zombie films, but I do know that in horror films it's often the comic relief that gets killed, so I'd be behind them at any rate.

So how would you fare in a zombie apocalypse?

19 comments:

  1. Yep, I'd quite happily turn to violence with a zombie too. They;'re just ripe for it!!

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  2. I cited Zombieland in mine, so yep, I'm with you.

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  3. Honestly, spying on zombies and figuring out their behavioural patterns would be an important part of surviving in that world. Good post.

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    1. There's got to be some use for it, I figured.

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  4. I've never watched a zombie movie, yet my daughters are great experts on what to do. They love these types films. Great post, Tanith!

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    1. I love horror but not zombies, so I was struggling a bit with this one.

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  5. I love watching The Walking Dead! But, I don't think I have the necessary skills to defeat zombies. I don't think I'll last long.

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    1. No, I think it's the physical people who'd survive longest.

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  6. Nope never watch zombie movies or read zombie books either. Your plan sounds solid. THanks for sharing. Here's mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesdays-blog-challenge-how-id-fare-in-a-zombie-apocalypse/

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  7. Hey an aerial drone would sure come in handy wouldn't it. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/05/wc-052020.html

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  8. Walking behind the comic relief is a solid plan, along with watching for behavior patterns, and being willing to defend yourself.

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    1. It's always the comic relief that dies horribly, isn't it?

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    2. That's the trope, apparently.

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  9. Honestly, "I'm a good team member" is probably a vastly underrated survival skill in that sort of situation. As long as you found a good team to be a member of, I'd bet you did fine.

    My response is here.

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    1. Yes, that'd be the important thing - can't be a good team member with no team.

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