Topic 1: Which Apocalypse?
Stephanie: Hmm...but Pete, would you be a good witch, or a bad witch? Are you planning on keeping the heads of your enemies (be it zombies, aliens, or whatever force caused this apocalypse) in formaldehyde in your living room?
Pete: As long as they match the carpet.
Rosa: The book "Boneshaker" is a good example of Seattle + zombies + steampunk...and it actually paints an unhappy world, Pete. The city is all walled up, and there's a toxic gas in the air that turns you in to a zombie if you breathe it...and of course it sticks around because of Seattle's stupid climate. Sorry, bub, but zombie infested Seattle is off our couples list...unless you let me make you a zombie with me.
p.s. Zombie burlesque in Seattle would literally be the worst...pasties attached to rotting flesh? Bleh.
|"All hail Steven Tyler! Man, i wish we had zombies..."|
Manny: They played Sweet Emotion too bro. And Kerri Hoskins can oppress me anytime she wants.
Shaida: I have spent a ridiculous amount of time plotting my survival in case of zombies (and no, I'm not telling, you scabs!), but I am pretty sure I think about it because deep down I know I would not survive long. Initial outbreaks stages when the population is small and the zombies are slow, maybe, but once they start to herd I'm pretty sure I wouldn't last long--I don't have combat skills and I'm slow & clumsy myself, practically a zombie already! If I had to choose one zombie world to inhabit, it would be that of The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell (seriously, SOOOOO good, if you like zombie stuff, read it!). The zombies are survivable, humans are cutthroat but not universally evil, and it all comes down to making good decisions and staying on the move.
Where are you going to live?
Dan: Pete, we also talked about Hawaii being a good spot because with the other islands right there if other people come to the island and want to fight, we have the other islands to offer up and build allies.
|*Kick* "Pete, the red Sox Suck! Go Braves!"|
Jason: I think the best course of action is to clean out a small town the has a series of closely located multi-story buildings. Then building a "roof top city" if you will (yes
Rosa: Jason--your rooftop idea is neat, but climatically flawed. The northeast is susceptible to big storms such as Nor'easters, hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, and violent thunderstorms. I would not want to be living on a rooftop when any of those things came through. Weather-wise, California is a much more acceptable area (or, the cradle of civilization: Oregon's Willamette Valley). The long-term concern about these "cloud cities" is that they are perched on man-made structures that require maintenance and upkeep, and eventually will come crashing down on us. I still like your "sky village" idea though, so I would throw out something more in tune with our natural environment--either we go to the Redwoods and make tree cities like the elves and Ewoks or move in to the ancient Hopi dwellings that have already been carved in to cliff faces in the southwest. We just have to figure out how to deal with drought and the eventual turn to cannibalism.
Jason: And Rosa, we should create a pen for Zombie
Pete. We can keep the local population in-line by cutting the hands off of law
breakers and pitting them against him. Fun and efficent!
Jason: And Rosa, we should create a pen for Zombie Pete. We can keep the local population in-line by cutting the hands off of law breakers and pitting them against him. Fun and efficent!