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#1 Big_Willie_Styles

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:50 PM

Why don't zombies eat each other?  Because their biologics mean either a functioning disposal system or not.  And considering a zombie can function without intestines, my money is on not.  If they can't stop their hunger, that means the things they gorge on have to go, well, somewhere.

 

Which brings the obvious point:  They can just each other.

 

And wouldn't sub zero temperatures freeze them in their tracks because of their human frame?  Antarctica is clearly the best place to go in the Zambee Apocalypse.

 

And why in most interpretations does the zombie virus only affect humans?  The rest of the animal kingdom seems fine.

 

Questions, questions.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 01:02 PM

Why don't zombies eat each other? Look at the animal kingdom. Plenty of creatures won't eat dead/diseased meat, for obvious reasons.

 

Sub-zero temperatures would freeze them, yes.

 

In most cases, the zombie virus is genetically-engineered, usually as a military weapon. Animals aren't that useful.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 01:49 PM

The 28 Days Later films had infected animals. That's how Brendan Gleeson's character gets infected.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 01:50 PM

Why don't zombies eat each other? Look at the animal kingdom. Plenty of creatures won't eat dead/diseased meat, for obvious reasons.

 

Sub-zero temperatures would freeze them, yes.

 

In most cases, the zombie virus is genetically-engineered, usually as a military weapon. Animals aren't that useful.

But they don't care what kind of meat they eat, as long as it is meat.  I've seen them chow down on rotten animal flesh before.  Dead deers and other assorted things.

 

Explain the Nazi Zambees movie in the snow then.

 

Except in the cases where they never explain it, which seems to be almost all known interpretations.  And the "28 Days Later" one affected all animals.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:00 PM

28 Days Later also had fast zombies, whereas the common trope is slow, shambling, rotting zombies.

 

Shockingly, there are different versions of the zombie myth/idea.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 03:23 PM

Oh, those zambees. It all depends on what type of zombie we are looking at. Zombies made from human biological warfare, zombies created from voodoo. The overall goal of the zombie is chosen from that. They could be just vicious killing machines that have no interest in eating you. 

 

I was watching something (don't remember what) last weekend that explained why zombies are so scary. They represent the apocalypse, the undoing of civilization. Never are zombie movies about banding together and defeating the zombies, only surviving them. They're also reflections of ourselves. No one is safe. Even you could easily become one. 



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 03:34 PM

Oh, those zambees. It all depends on what type of zombie we are looking at. Zombies made from human biological warfare, zombies created from voodoo. The overall goal of the zombie is chosen from that. They could be just vicious killing machines that have no interest in eating you. 

 

I was watching something (don't remember what) last weekend that explained why zombies are so scary. They represent the apocalypse, the undoing of civilization. Never are zombie movies about banding together and defeating the zombies, only surviving them. They're also reflections of ourselves. No one is safe. Even you could easily become one. 

Many speculate that zombies, representing a faceless horde of inhuman human-shaped things, satisfies people's desires to "kill others."  Interesting theory, but I don't know if I agree with it or not.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 03:36 PM

The 28 Days Later films had infected animals. That's how Brendan Gleeson's character gets infected.

 

They weren't zombies, they were infected with the Rage Virus, they never technically died. :3


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 03:43 PM

They weren't zombies, they were infected with the Rage Virus, they never technically died. :3

But they're considered zombies because of the mindless and infection-spreading attributes.

 

While the Las Plagas villagers weren't technically zombies, they were mindless hordes of little import you could kill indiscriminately without feeling bad and stuff.  Zombies in practice while not zombies in theory.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 03:49 PM

I always get excited whenever Resident Evil comes into conversation 'cause I'm all like, "I recognize that!"


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:20 PM

Zambees sounds like the name of a family resturant with metal street signs on the wall and a colorful array of baseball caps hanging from the ceiling. 'Welcome to Zambees, home of the mango french fries. Would you like to try our nacho-pizza-lobsters?'

 

 

I always get excited whenever Resident Evil comes into conversation 'cause I'm all like, "I recognize that!"

 

Me too, although it dosen't happen often enough in my real life to satisfy me.

 

 

Zambees are like boobies, some people love them, some hate them, and the majority of humans don't think about them as much as I do.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:35 PM

Danico that is an absolutely awful and yet gloriously fantastic comparison.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:36 PM

The reason is quite obvious. Once you get zambeewiified, you're considered a part of a big, happy family in which everyone is equal and doesn't concern himself with things as silly as power or money. You don't eat your family. That would be creepy. Instead you want more and more people to become part of your awesome and equal family, and so you begin to spread the love by hugging other still non-zambeewified humanees, shower them with lots of lovely red kisses until they like you so much that they decide to join you in your glorious adventure to make the world a better place.

I, for one, welcome our Zambees overlords philantropists.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:39 PM

Why are we discussing how zombies work? They never made sense. Every time someone says "NO! THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE COULD HAPPEN! HAVEN'T YOU HEARD OF CORDYCEPS?!", I go on a Hitler-esque science rant.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:24 PM

Why are we discussing how zombies work? They never made sense. Every time someone says "NO! THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE COULD HAPPEN! HAVEN'T YOU HEARD OF CORDYCEPS?!", I go on a Hitler-esque science rant.

Well that all depends on how you look at it. Undead zombies are unlikely to ever occur.

 

Living zombies on the other hand are at a minimum a believable possibility. A mutated strain of rabies would I think be more likely than mutant cordyceps. And while certainly dangerous it would be far less so than movies tend to suggest.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:00 PM

Zambees are like boobies, some people love them, some hate them, and the majority of humans don't think about them as much as I do.

A person has something wrong with them if they don't like boobs.  Everybody likes boobs.  That's like not liking chocolate.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:01 PM

The reason is quite obvious. Once you get zambeewiified, you're considered a part of a big, happy family in which everyone is equal and doesn't concern himself with things as silly as power or money.

Reminds me of this clip:

 


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:47 PM

Well that all depends on how you look at it. Undead zombies are unlikely to ever occur.

 

Living zombies on the other hand are at a minimum a believable possibility.

 

Really? Reaaaally? Come on, it's basically impossible, at maximum.

 

A person has something wrong with them if they don't like boobs.  Everybody likes boobs.  That's like not liking chocolate.

 

 

I'll have to introduce you to some of my gay friends.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:49 PM

I'll have to introduce you to some of my gay friends.

Like I said on Skype. Manboobs.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:58 PM

Like I said on Skype. Manboobs.

 

Yeh but no one likes those.


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