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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nonsensical Things About Zombie Stories

Image source:Open Clipart

With all the zombie stories and clichés going around, I have to ask:

  • Why does the virus spread only through zombie-inflicted bites or scratches? When you get a cut, you wash it because to prevent infection. So why doesn't anybody turn that way? You're telling me you can get coated with zombie gore and come out fine, but a bite or scratch from one of them means you're doomed? And what about if you touch a zombie-contaminated surface or something and don't wash it off in some way? Wouldn't that cause some problems?
  • Why do zombies need to eat anyway? In the majority of cases, they can't starve, so what's the point?
  • Why does everyone end up dying violently? In a big breakdown of society, a lot of people will die from various causes (whether from their own recklessness or just plain bad luck). But how does that equal everyone in these stories ending up dead in violent and gory ways? I can name only two people in the first three seasons Walking Dead who died of natural causes, and even one of those deaths was pretty messy.
  • How do the bullets last? Everyone treats guns and bullets like the ultimate zombie killing weapon. But keep in mind that nobody is making more of either. That ammo supply is not infinite. Not to mention the noise it makes, or that it doesn't do you much good to have a gun if you don't have practice using it.
  • Why does anyone still use cars? If at least one person in your party doesn't have mechanical knowledge, you don't have the necessary parts to fix it, or you can't get your hands on any gasoline, then you're going to be looking for a new way to get around.

Anything else I might have missed?

© 2015 by M.R.R.


TheCyborgMom said...

I think we just need to chalk it up to artist freedom. I started watching iZombie and my son is not happy with their depiction of zombies! He's 11 and I guess this show is going against all his know zombie rules LOL
Katie @TheCyborgMom

Misha Gericke said...

Those are some good questions. Especially the unlimited bullet problem. Congrats on getting through the challenge!

M.R. R. said...

@ TheCyborgMom
Guess so. Still, I wouldn't mind some variety.

@ Misha Gericke

T.F. Walsh said...

LOL... love your questions and they've very valid indeed:) Though I still love zombie movies / shows:)

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Yeah, well it makes about as much sense as vampires that glitter in the sun.
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M.R. R. said...

@ T.F. Walsh
I've gotten a little tired of them by now. But I haven't sworn off zombies completely.

@ Barbara In Caneyhead
Guess it does.

Stephen Tremp said...

We share the same Z. Yeah, zombies don;t make much sense. But then again, who cares. They're zombies!

Stephen Tremp
A to Z Co-host
Z is for Zombie

M.R. R. said...

@ Stephen Tremp
As with most sci-fi/fantasy creatures, there are going to be some stuff about zombies that won't always make much sense.