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post #451 of 2029
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Seriously, I keep waiting for them to take the high ground and start getting stabby. I'm thinking a boar spear or even a six foot length of sharpened rebar while on the roof of a truck or that stupid RV and they could handle quite a horde.
I also got to thinking. . . what about finding a small island and killing every fucking zombie on it? Maybe one the sea islands off GA, grow some cotton, some root vegetables, and you're good to go.
You could make a assualt team and launch attacks from a boat. Maybe set up a barricade with your back to the sea, set of some noise makers and slay until your arms get tired or your barrier starts to get over run. Retreat to the sea. Rinse, wash, repeat.

My plan has always been to head to a beach house on the panhandle with a hurricane kit, the houses on stilts. Bring a shitload of ammo, cut off the stairs and sit on the balcony and shoot zombies through the head all day long. Or just reach down with a rigged-up spear and dispatch them that way. The hurricane kit will last you a week or so, then move along.
post #452 of 2029
I figure Heston had the best plan in the beginning of the Omega Man.

I can out-wait some zombies, let them rot, then the world will be my oyster.
post #453 of 2029
How is Shane the most believable guy on the show?
Season 2 premiere: "I'm outta here!" - Shane
Episode 2-3: "Well I guess I can stick around."

Hurr durr, let us admire a stupid fucking deer while zombies are wandering about in the woods.

Darryl is the only one with his head on his shoulders, otherwise this show is just filled with corny fucking drama.

Lost. With. Zombies.
post #454 of 2029
how is it like lost? lost is 'whoop another episode some miraculous shit occurs that we just are ok with'
post #455 of 2029
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Originally Posted by matik23 View Post

How is Shane the most believable guy on the show?
Season 2 premiere: "I'm outta here!" - Shane
Episode 2-3: "Well I guess I can stick around."
Hurr durr, let us admire a stupid fucking deer while zombies are wandering about in the woods.
Darryl is the only one with his head on his shoulders, otherwise this show is just filled with corny fucking drama.
Lost. With. Zombies.

I'm sure everyone would LIKE to be Darryl if something like this happened but be realistic, none of us are that badass. Shane is the most believable because he is so fucked up, like the rest of us.

Or do you guys honestly believe in white knights? heh.

It doesn't even take a zombie apocoalypse, look at how people act when their favorite sports teams lose a championship match.

Multiply that madness times a billion and you'd have a bunch of Shanes running the streets.
post #456 of 2029
Sorry, shane is a tool. Bizzare some of you think you've got shane in you. No doubt if there's a zombie apocalypse there'd be shit heads like him running around but I wouldn't call him most believable. I think the show captures roughly what will happen and how different people would respond - you'd have responsible people acting responsibly, worthless children, worthless women whimpering about their now missing worthless children, selfish dickheads, etc.

Yes, the acting and writing are lazy but I don't think at root any characters are all that unrealistic. If you watch "The Road" most of the character types and scenarios are quite similar, minus the zombies and random fully stocked house with electricity and running water.
post #457 of 2029
Shooting a guy to save himself is believable. I like to think that I wouldn't do that but I can't say for sure. I can say I without a doubt that I would shoot the guy to save someone I loved, and I could probably justify doing it to save myself by thinking of the people that I need to be alive to protect.

But the attempted rape is just gross. It's hard to look at a real or fictional person the same way after you know they are capable of something like that.
post #458 of 2029
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My plan has always been to head to a beach house on the panhandle with a hurricane kit, the houses on stilts. Bring a shitload of ammo, cut off the stairs and sit on the balcony and shoot zombies through the head all day long. Or just reach down with a rigged-up spear and dispatch them that way. The hurricane kit will last you a week or so, then move along.

It take s certain type of redneck to have a Zombie plan. Good on ya.
post #459 of 2029
alleviates the guilt of actually killing him with his own hands
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The leg shot was iffy to me, IMO he could have popped him in the head, the fresh meat and gunshot should have been plenty to attract the walkers to the body. *shrug

But still, made for a great scene.
post #460 of 2029
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Well, running water would be the easiest of the three. either the well is higher than the house and it's pure gravity feed or they somehow pump it into a water tank. The hot water would be from a propane water heater or from a boiler/solar heater combination of some kind. Again, simple old school tech. The power would be the hardest b/c you'd need to keep feeding the generator. Of course they could have solar panels and batteries. But whatever the case they would conserve their power a hell of a lot more than they are.
But if we want to talk unrealistic, WHAT THE FUCK IS KEEPING THE ZOMBIES AT BAY!!??? Why are all the windows open, why are their no defenses of any kind?
Half the fun of a show like this is imagining how you would survive but these guys are doing absolutely nothing right.
That said, the last episode was the best of the season, Shane is a sick psyco but that is a bit more realistic and fun.
I totally thought the hot farmers daughter was going to fuck the little Asians brains out on the porch. Instead we got God talk. Oh well.

best chance an asian dude has in banging a hot white broad is a zombipocalypse
post #461 of 2029
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Seriously, I keep waiting for them to take the high ground and start getting stabby. I'm thinking a boar spear or even a six foot length of sharpened rebar while on the roof of a truck or that stupid RV and they could handle quite a horde.
I also got to thinking. . . what about finding a small island and killing every fucking zombie on it? Maybe one the sea islands off GA, grow some cotton, some root vegetables, and you're good to go.
You could make a assualt team and launch attacks from a boat. Maybe set up a barricade with your back to the sea, set of some noise makers and slay until your arms get tired or your barrier starts to get over run. Retreat to the sea. Rinse, wash, repeat.

 

My guess is that people who get infected while at sea become mer-zombies. Islands may not be safe.
 

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I figure Heston had the best plan in the beginning of the Omega Man.
I can out-wait some zombies, let them rot, then the world will be my oyster.

 

Nice call.

 

 

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Sorry, shane is a tool. Bizzare some of you think you've got shane in you. No doubt if there's a zombie apocalypse there'd be shit heads like him running around but I wouldn't call him most believable. I think the show captures roughly what will happen and how different people would respond - you'd have responsible people acting responsibly, worthless children, worthless women whimpering about their now missing worthless children, selfish dickheads, etc.
Yes, the acting and writing are lazy but I don't think at root any characters are all that unrealistic. If you watch "The Road" most of the character types and scenarios are quite similar, minus the zombies and random fully stocked house with electricity and running water.


The Road was one of the best post-apocalyptic movies I've seen. There was a father doing exactly what he should within the confines of that world - keep his kid alive. Scavenge everything, kill when you have to, but mostly stay small and off the roads while moving in a generally vague direction. While there are some similarities, the differences in character action are enormous. Even if you would do things differently than the Viggo father, what he did made perfect sense for that character. 

 

It's the difference between OMG I can't believe that character just did that and WTF why did that character just do that.

 

lefty

 

post #462 of 2029
i wish sometimes i hadn't read the road before seeing it and i'm glad i read blood meridian before they make a film. imo, the road was one of the most perfectly shot films i can recall, though i read it alone while my wife and kids were away and it was fucking truly terrifying.
post #463 of 2029
Ye, i don't think you can compare the father in the road to Rick in the series.
post #464 of 2029
The difference is that The Road was written by one the best American authors of his time and Walking Dead is, well...
post #465 of 2029
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post

i wish sometimes i hadn't read the road before seeing it and i'm glad i read blood meridian before they make a film. imo, the road was one of the most perfectly shot films i can recall, though i read it alone while my wife and kids were away and it was fucking truly terrifying.


Read it under similar circumstances all the while feeling the joy leak out of me. When they made the movie I prayed they wouldn't fuck it up and to everyone's credit they stayed true to the book. Fantastic film.

 

lefty

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