Rosa: I think we can all agree that post-apocalyptic anywhere is gonna be rough...unless you have a strategy or special skill. Katniss made the world a little better with her archery skills, Mad Max and Sheriff Rick have gotten by on their cop skills, and Charlton Heston got by on his...talking skills? Anyways--I'm not sure which of my many skills would rise to the top and really make me a survivor...probably my ability to tan and avoid skin cancer...
Rosa: Gen, I think the post-apocalyptic world for you would definitely need to be something futuristic where the machines take over. We'll live in fear of, but also be able to still be dependent on technology. I'm thinking Terminator or BSG type futures.
Pete: Gen, that sounds a lot less like a post-apocalypse and more like a space road trip.
Gen: ...necessitated by blowing earth up
Rosa: What happens when you land on a planet you believe to be your sanctuary, only to find out it was Earth all along! (Also, apes have taken over and are total jerks to humans--who were stupid and blew the place up).
Stephanie: I would damn them! Damn them all to HELL!!!
(This is the point at which Gen and Rosa recited the lyrics to the Simpson’s Dr. Zaius musical)
Jason: I'm with Manny. Star Trek it is! I will be paid an officer salary to walk around a space ships and push buttons! No working parties, no cleaning stations. Just a replicator in my GIANT ASS BEDROOM that will make me a burger and a Sam Adams. DONE!
Manny: I do what I can...pass the Sam Adams :-)
Pete: We already called it! Zombies.
Manny: The only zombies i want are on a holodeck.
Rosa: As a lady of the species--I have concerns about being part of the initial group of survivors. As soon as the population gets wiped out it seems like, next to food & shelter, ladies become the biggest commodity--not necessarily for our fine cooking & decorating skills, but for our oh-so-important baby pouches. This seems problematic.
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Manny: I'm just saying what I've always said--your mojitos are the bomb :-)
Pete: Or Legolas. Arrows!
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Allow me to summarize how the next 79 hours of "guns vs. arrows" conversation broke down as best I remember:
Jason: Duck Season!
Dan: What if you break an arrow? Or it's the least bit windy? Or Rainy?
Jason: Arrows are quiet.
Jason: Stay away from waves of zombies.
Rosa: I think the deadly nature of the gun is what's causing some of my hesitation to rely on it. I think they are certainly useful, and I will be the first to go searching for a pulse rifle when the Xenomorphs show up. However, given how many people die accidentally from guns, how panicked the masses will be during the apocalypse, and how stupid people are in general...I think people killing people is going to be one of the bigger extinction factors. In those scenarios I guess it's best to have a gun to be able to defend yourself against another gun, but would rather be in a place with more adaptive weaponry. The Ewoks defeated the empire with sticks and rocks.