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Zombie Apocalypse!

Journal Entry: Thu May 2, 2013, 1:42 PM

Sorry, sorry, but I just have to! It's a much talked about subject among my friends and society in general - What would you do in a zombie apocalypse?

I gotta admit, I think about this WAY too much. I acknowledge that I'm being totally dumb. Actually, my fear isn't a zombie apocalypse (let's face it, scientifically it'll never happen) but of either nuclear fallout or some kind of fast spreading virus.

But let's face it: everyone has a plan, even if they won't admit it. Everyone has at least pondered the subject.

Truthfully? I'll probably be one of the first to go. I'm rubbish in emergency situations, I panic, I have absolutely no outdoors survival skills, I rely heavily on technology and I'm very, very weak. Also if they're RUNNING zombies I'd be like, NOPE. F*** that. Ain't even gonna try. Everyone (especially boys) always think they're gonna be like Daryl Dixon (Walking Dead) and be all badass. I will readily admit that that will not be me. BUT. If by some miracle I manage to survive, my plan is pretty simple.

1. Make a base. At first, it will probably be my house. Screw all those poor sods trying to make it to the nearest airport, I'm stayin' in one place. I'd board up the windows then make one room upstairs as secure as possible, preferably with an escape exit.

2. Raid all the local shops. Sorry community, but I'm totally becoming a looter. Luckily for me there's a food store AND a drug store up the road.

3. Find a weapon. No idea what. I live in England so there aren't many guns laying around. I have a feeling I'd be TERRIBLE at any form of combat so I'd probably try to find something javelin-esque - not for throwing, mind you. I just want them dead before they get too close.

4. I'd make a big ass sign on my roof for any aircrafts, but I'd make the sign spell the current date rather than 'HELP' so they know I'm still alive when they fly over.

5. And then I'd wait. And if no one came then I guess I'd hit the road on my bicycle. I wouldn't head for the coast because I don't know how to sail a boat or navigate, so I'd try to find more people and hole up somewhere in the countryside.  

To be honest, it's not the zombies that scare me, though. It's people. The moment our society breaks down people go crazy. Sometimes I think it's all that holds us together. I read in an article once that it would only take a week of not having food in the supermarkets for the people to start rioting. Everyone has seen it happen before, to a lesser extent. I remember when there was a gas strike a few years back and everyone went crazy, fighting at the gas stations, carrying fuel away in buckets, etc. It's scary.

So what's your plan? Don't forget this is just a silly discussion, I'm not one of those crazy end-of-world fanatics lol. I've just watched too many zombie movies ;)

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GrendalUnleashed Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist

Okay , now that's out of my system in this hypothetical situation time to survive...

1. When things go icky people go nuts so get as far from people you don't know as possible, holing up in town, city, or suburbia leaves you open to mass zombies, looters and reavers.

2. Mobile phones are pointless as most countries turn off the network in the first instance of an incident, a beat up old transit van is better than the fastest modern car...some idiot is going to think the 'nuclear option' would be the solution and there go the electronic components of your vehicle.

3. Their is safety in numbers, but as in point 1. be sure they are people you can rely on...mates can be great or they can be more trouble than they are worth (See Shaun of the dead).

4. Weapons...Zombies: a heavy iron shovel to decapitate the shambling individuals, a good pair of running shoes to escape larger groups.

Humans: Within 24 hours a large proportion of the populous will revert to a feral mentality so crossbows and longbows are primary (arrows are easier to fashion than bullets), a rifle (better to take out an aggressor at range than let them get close) and shot gun (point and click).

Books: The most important weapon for survival is knowledge...How does one build a fortified settlement, create a kiln, bread oven, arable system?...Time to get Medaeval :D

And so on...

...nope haven't spent much time thinking about this stuff :D I'm just a product of the 'Threads', 'Terry Nation's Survivors', 'Quatermass Conclusion' M.A.D. generation. Haha :)
kikigirks409 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I (me and my friends) we would meet at someones house (hopefully cellphone towers still work ((no one has to run them anymore right?))) We would jack a car (our families would be with us of course((my cat too not sure about taking the hedgehog though..........)) We would head to sams club and steal some gas trucks and stuff. Sams club would be our base, we would raid the gun store down the road. (think about it sames club is perfect for this shit) But if I was at school when this happens thats a different story.
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If only it would go so smoothly! Eventually cellphones would die too, lack of electricity to charge them and all. As awful as it is I think my friends would be the last thing on my mind in the heat of the moment. I'd think about them when things calmed down and I was safe somewhere. Obviously family is a different matter. I would probably look for my friends when things cleared up a bit, but let's face it, the survival rate is so low. I'm not very optimistic, if you couldn't guess lol
kikigirks409 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
I can understand your thinking, I guess it just depends on how you act. I myself am reckless so I wouldnt want to stay alone because I would mess things up. I would need at least someone to go with me thats more logical.
artizawezome Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're not weird for thinking about the zombie apocalypse, I do it all the time. I wouldn't hole myself up in my house we have food but if my whole family is alive we won't for long, not to mention we live in the middle of nowhere so no stores nearby. I'd be the first to admit as i have three little brothers I used to 'practice'(it was more like play) sword fighting in our yard with sticks, so I know how to keep them back at least. We'd probably board up all of the downstairs windows and doors, except our backdoor which has a one of those heavy duty locks on it as a way in and out. We'd also close the blinds on the windows so the zombles cant see us from outside. we'd move the canned food and medical supplies upstairs. We'd start stockpiling water and boling it and putting it in clean containers. We'd fill the tubs and sinks with water cause once the water runs out we'd have to make runs to the lake nearby. After that i'd try to find my friends and family especially my aunts, uncles, and cousins since they all have small children with them friends are more of an afternote because if i know them they'll be surviving or dead
:( . Thats all i can think of right now but i'll probably have somthing else pop into my head as soon as i hit add comment though :)
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stockpiling water is the most important thing imo. They say if there's ever a big disaster you should fill your bath tub full of water, and eventually set up one of those condensation systems... I don't know what it's called. But boiling rain water might work just as well? < This. My ignorance would lead to my death if the zombies didn't get there first lol. At least it rains all the time in England.
artizawezome Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thats true you're lucky you live in england since it rains a lot there, we live in texas so we get very hot (it litterally feels like were in a drought during the summer here). I wanted to know what you'd do for the long term for food I know I'd loot stores like you for whatver I can but those'll run out after a year or two(I was gonna loot seeds and farm food and stuff), what would you do??
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd starve. I doubt I'd be able to hunt. I suppose I'd temporarily live off looting and in the long run plant vegetables and stuff. I also know nothing about gardening lol.
EnzoLuciano93 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
simple. just survive. i'm no survivor but i am dam sure that i can survive that kinda situation. simply put, u gotta have the basics : food, water, resources, n people. it's hard 4 me 2 explain 2 u fully how all that adds up, but u can check out the classic 'Zombie Survival Guide' by Max Brooks. trust me, it got me 2 think all about the possibilities of survival, whether it's a zombie apocalypse or not. plus, it's an interesting n fun reading experience too.
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I wanna read that book! A few of my friends have it. Isn't one of the things they say 'Destroy your stairs'? Makes sense! Food, water etc. would be pretty easy in the first few months but after a year... that's when it gets tricky. You'd have to start hunting, laying traps, stealing. Ever seen 'The Road'? Yeeeaaah...
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