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Posted on Apr 20, 2012 4:18:52 AM PDT
Splinker says:
The civil service.

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 8:22:02 PM PDT
Stant Litore says:
For more on this view of zombies, see the post "3 Reasons Why We're Not Bored of Zombies Yet" at

Stant Litore

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 8:15:32 PM PDT
Stant Litore says:
Hunger. Simply hunger that has no restraint. Mind-obliterating hunger. The hunger of the dead is the final extension of the unresolved hunger of the living, whether physical, spiritual, emotional, or other.

What makes a zombie a zombie? The fact that when they look upon another human being, they see only and entirely FOOD.

Stant Litore

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 7:07:52 PM PDT
Hobo1620 says:
Zombies in a bunker sounds like the 3rd movie in the series by george romero "Day of the Dead" - not the best movie imo on zombies.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 1:34:57 PM PDT
KinksRock says:
Highly recommended: "The Walking Dead", both the AMC series and the graphic novel series.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 1:32:49 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 1:27:31 PM PDT
KinksRock says:
Actually, I really liked "Day of the Dead". I don't remember this yellow corpse though.

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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 1:01:08 PM PDT
KinksRock says:
Where is this yellow zombie?

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 12:43:22 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 14, 2012 7:38:21 PM PDT
Hobo1620 says:
The best Zombies are the slow-walking brain-eaters. There are many great classic films and books. I recommend a new book "my life in the Zombie Apocalypse" for a well-written, fast-paced, gore-filled zombie novel.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 2:28:29 PM PDT
I wrote a book about zombies, too.

No, no I didn't....

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 2:24:05 PM PDT
In my book, my zombies are hungry for everything, even each other. I've given them the mission to kill all the vampires and anything related to the Twilight movies. It is the mother of all zombie stories. Nothing can stand up to them. And then, the werewolves show up. It's the best book ever!

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 12:52:56 PM PDT
Hi guys!

I think of zombies as lacking human drive and emotion, a huge decrease in body metabolic functioning, and hungry for human organs. In my books, the zombie virus starts out attacking the frontal lobe of the brain, which eliminates all human emotion and ability to feel/respond to pain. Then the virus spreads and attacks the central nervous system, causing tissue death which gives my zombies the 'classic' rotting look.

I think the zombie legend started with corpses that were reanimated by magic. I prefer the scifi/virus take on them! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 12:24:53 PM PDT
J. Fields says:
James Patterson. But I'm cheating cuz he doesn't write books anymore.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 9:58:59 AM PDT
Splinker says:
Is there anyone in the free world who has not written a zombie story?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 8:57:47 AM PDT
J. Fields says:
Sounds like my ex.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 8:48:27 AM PDT
Kirk Allmond says:
I think of a zombie as a creature that has no emotion and feels nothing except an insatiable drive. In my books, some of the zombies are romero style, and some of them are smart and can run and talk. But even the smart, fast zombies have no emotion. They don't feel pain (or pleasure), and they will not stop in their drive to conquer (eat/turn) all of mankind.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 8:37:59 AM PDT
J. Fields says:
A zombie is a rockstar who dies and becomes a movie director, I think.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2012 9:06:37 AM PDT
Splinker says:
In my world, zombie children are all Runners.

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 8:41:59 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 13, 2012 8:43:45 AM PDT
First word that comes to mind is TRIOXIN! They also need to feed on human flesh and brains. A few years ago i would've said they are also very slow but a couple of movies made in the last decade proved me wrong...

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 8:36:08 AM PDT
Eric B. Frey says:
I love zombie movies/books of all variety; raised up corpses reanimated by passing comet radiation, magically raised up zombies, voodoo zombies, rage virus but still alive zombies, virus spread from a bite that kills you and raises you up zombie, medical experiment gone wrong still alive mutant zombie, super soldier army experiment gone wrong zombies. They are all fun.

I think the to be defined as a zombie it has to be/do the following: be almost mindless and animlistic only able to run after food=not zombies, spread the zombie plaugue some how, be not so dangerous on their own, but strong in masses

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 8:25:14 AM PDT
Splinker says:
Mummys are zombies without dentures. Harmless really.

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 8:01:16 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
Are mummies that walk zombies? I remember the original "Mummy" with Boris Karloff . . . he didn't stay in the wrapping and walked around like a normal guy. I remember "Abbot and Costello Meet The Mummy". The mummy in that one wore cover-all pajamas with a zipper in the back. I don't think either of these mummies wanted to eat anyone. Are they zombies?

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 8:25:48 AM PDT
Splinker says:
A major problem with accepting zomibes into the community is that they are a fire hazard, especially during dry seasons.
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