I have been thinking about this particular subject matter for most of the day and I wanted to share it with those willing to spend a bit of time reading this. A few of my friends and loved ones think that I am crazy with my fascination with zombie flicks. The thing that I enjoy the most about zombie movies isn’t the zombies themselves or the reason that the zombies are there. Sometimes there being no explaination of why there are zombies in a zombie flick is better (I am not a movie expert, or an extreme literary jedi master).
The joy/interest/excitement comes more from the human side of said movie/graphic novel. For me zombie flicks/series are all about survival. Its about watching individuals making decisions that as a viewer you can look at and either agree with or disagree with. Maybe I have taken it a bit far by googling the zombie response team. But even their website tries to prepare people for potential calamities. These aren’t all zombie related. But if there was a disaster, what would you buy/loot from the supermarket? Would it be beauty products, perishable goods, non perishable goods, booze, water or all of the above? Have you considered IF you would even be able to take all of the things you want? What would be the essentials you would take?
Sometimes I actually feel that some of these flicks/series make you really think what would you do in certain situations. The Walking Dead is one of my favourite TV shows (also because I read the graphic novel but that’s an aside) because it asks many questions about that probably unimaginable disaster.
I don’t want to make this post as though I am psychoanalysing TV, but consider how real romcoms are in their madness of how people hook up, or action movies about how heroes win at the end of the day. I mean I like them because they are entertaining, but some of the incidents are hard to relate to (personally. I am sure there are a few people who know Jason Bourne-esq people. We all have incidents when we do slightly extraordinary things (for some especially when they are intoxicated) but they are once off incidents).
Zombie flicks/series bring a reality to the question of what would you do if your back was against the wall. Back to The Walking Dead, another question is how would you justify to yourself what you did and why you did it. The moral fabric of society has been temporarily stripped away. You have to decide if you join the new “moral” fabric of the new reality or fight for what you know within some kind of reason.
They are girls!
They are not girls! They are zombies….
They are not. They are zombie strippers – Zombie Strippers (2008)
Toonhole at its best…..
I think that if my friend said this to me I’d smack him
I initially had a different semi rant that I wanted to share with the very few people who read this, but I changed my mind after a late night visit and semi drunken conversation with a very good friend. By the way I have had one too many gins and Transformers 1 is playing in the background… if that makes sense at all.
There is a big struggle that I go through with regards to who a person is. The difficulty is that there are the expectations that other people have of us. At the same time a very important person in my life once (and many times thereafter) told me that in life you must do whatever makes you happy. As friends all you can do is try and advise people what YOU think is the best course of action or behavior. Of course now when you are in a committed relationship, we try and change other people and who they are or how they behave. It’s a bit of an annoying thing because you have the best interests, but if you fail to explain your behavior then its gets tricky.
But I have slightly lost the train of rant. We are all individuals and there are some things that cannot be change come hell or the zombie apocalypse. We all need to accept that sometimes as stubborn as everyone is (coz according to a band I once heard in the UK all humans are germs), the things that we say to each other are more of support and advice than anything else.
There is more than meets the eye… with you – Sam; Transformers
Imagine I have been sitting in front of this with the page open for the last two hours thinking about what the hell I am going to mumble about. At first I was actually going to have a moan about a particular OLIVIA POPE and a show that everyone else but me absolutely loves (At the end of season 2 I put it on the bon fire of tv shows…), but after spending the day daydreaming during training at work I decided there was something else that I wanted say.
You know there are people who you say are your best friends coz they were with you during a certain time of your life (university, first few years of work, last few years of high school), and of course the proverbial comedian named life decides to make things interesting. As a result said best friend ends up on the other side of the planet…. or in another province. Regardless the new relocation sometimes makes things very different.
But then there was something else that I started to realise. Apart from distance people end up changing and you realise that said person was almost a “temporary best friend”. All of a sudden you realise that you have friends who you will probably see once, maybe twice a year, and the less you see them and talk to them, the more you forget about them.
But I guess that is the life of it. If don’t keep moving you will get left behind.
Sometimes these things happen all the time – Herbie Herbascious
“Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much” – Oscar Wilde
Good old Irish… Gotta love them for their sense of being