It’s 3:00 am and I’ve been waiting for the intertubes to come back on so I can post this. Dang it, Al Gore, next time you invent a new medium that revolutionizes the entire world could you make it a little bit more dependable?
Posts Tagged ‘zombie apocalypse’
Admit it, you’ve thought of it. The perfect zombie apocalypse scenario. That special someone you like, zombies outside, and you just happen to be the only available mating option in the fortress of your choosing. Of course it goes without saying that you have ample supplies of food and ammunition…. and massage oil. (Look, I’m not here to judge you)
And then it all goes to crap as somebody way better looking than you shows up and you’re in “Zombie Apocalypse Friend Zone”
Now I grew up in the 80′s. If there is one thing I learned while watching an entirely inappropriate amount of horror movies for a child, it’s that in a horror movie only the two prettiest people survive. So if you end up in a scenario where “Manly Jim” is there, you have no choice but to quietly do away him. It’s your only hope.
Also if during the course of the zombie apocalypse you should find yourself trapped in the mall with a couple dozen supermodels…. and me…. and you happen to be better looking than I am. You probably sleep with one eye open. Just say’n.
My next Papercraft Zombie: Soon to be dead Ted.
It would seem that poor Ted had a bad run in with either a zombie or possibly some guy on “bath salts” and it’s left a mark. If Ted is lucky (and he’s not) he has merely been bitten by some crazy guy hopped up on “Bath Salts.”
Unfortunately for soon to be dead Ted he has been bitten by the real thing, which in most pop culture zombie lore spells certain doom. I would almost feel bad for him, if he wasn’t completely made from paper.
I had a fun time making my previous papercraft zombies, but I always felt like something was missing. Then I had it! People fleeing in terror. You simply can’t have a papercraft zombie apocalypse without fleeing papercraft people. It’s just not done.
Also doing these craft projects is a nice break sometimes from the zombie webcomic. I still would like to put a bunch of these papercraft patterns together and film my own little stop motion zombie apocalypse. Stick it up on You tube just for the hell of it.
Of course… If any of you awesomely creative people feel the need to beat me to the punch and do it yourselves. Well, I suppose I would have to link to that, and possibly send you a copy of my new zombie comic book “Undeath and Taxes”. (First awesome reader to do it gets a book… and my undying gratitude.)
Is that enough pandering and hints? Probably?
The next papercraft zombie I do will have a different pattern. This one is based on the “paper dude” from custompapertoys.com and has served me well, but it’s getting a bit long in the tooth. I still like the pattern, but when you put the zombie together his abnormally large head makes him kind of unstable on my desk. That simply will not do.
Some zombies are sturdier than others. In my opinion it’s kind of a sliding scale.
On the one side you have zombies from Fulci’s “Zombie 2.” These are zombies that are so slow and weak that a teenager with a six pack of redbull and a hammer could have stopped that zombie apocalypse. Now on the other side of the zombie toughness spectrum you have the zombies from “Return of the Living Dead.” Fast, smart, and damned near unkillable save by total body immolation. Even then that would just make the problem worse by spreading the Trioxin gas.
The other thing that made those zombies scary is that if you chop off random body parts, even those body parts keep coming after you…. Just like grandma. (Shudder)
The people of Murdertone are not completely unaware of the zombie apocalypse. They simply care far more about their own “pursuits” and small town politics than they do the outside world.
I’m sure if and when more zombies start showing up in their little town they’ll take it more seriously… or not.
Even with a zombie apocalypse going on you can bet that people will still be trying to kill each other. Why, cause we’re kinda jerks that way.
You wold think that human life would be even more precious in those end of the world situations, but I assure you there will be others who disagree with you… strongly.
Spoiler is a short zombie film that is more than worth your time to watch. This short zombie film was simply amazing, original, and incredibly gut wrenching.
In an amazingly short time the film makers show some of the ways people have had to adapt to the horrible reality of a zombie plague. This was really well done and doesn’t follow the tired conventions of your standard zombie apocalypse movie. This was less about the horror of the zombie plague and more about the tragedy of the situation.
Incredibly well acted and moody, this short zombie film is really sticking with me. This zombie film is well worth your precious eyeball time.