Walking Dead

Discussion in 'SciFi & Fantasy' started by Orleander, Oct 16, 2011.

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  1. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    Because you are trying to survive a zombie holocaust, and nobody gives a flip about you trying to look pretty? Because you can keep useful things in fatigues, like ammunition, and strap a 9mm to the belt, something you can't do with a summer dress? That a decent pair of boots means you can run, climb, and kick ass, something you can't do in princess slippers? Would you seriously flounce around in a frigging dress?
     
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  3. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I am NOT a kick ass gun toting survivalist. I'd be freaked out and scared as hell, and wearing a certain outfit wouldn't help me at all. I would try and make myself useful in other ways and align myself with kick ass protectors. Kinda like in mideaval times. I'd look for the biggest baddest protector.
     
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  5. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    I have guns, swords, knives, and bows. I'd also require people I was protecting to dress for the occasion and wear sensible attire. Hell, I'd be wearing a hybrid of modern body armour and the chainmail I still have left from my battle re-enactment days. I should have bought the riot shield when I picked up the ex-Police armour,..... just in case.....
     
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  7. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Do you hunt or just role play?
     
  8. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    Used to do both. Although Bow hunting is illegal in the UK so just target shooting with that. We used to hunt small game, rabbits etc, with small bore rifles and air rifles when I lived in the countryside. I've also studied iado, budo and judo alongside battle re-enactment.
     
  9. Balerion Banned Banned

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    Are you sayin you want a piece of this?
     
  10. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    But surely you'd wear clothing that was protective in case you got jumped or attacked by a crawler or something, Orly? Short shorts and tennis shoes could get you bit. Seems counterintuitive.
     
  11. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe, maybe. The human eye locks onto movement, but not just on movement. Maybe they'd see you? World War Z described them as having glassy corneas because they don't blink, produce tears or heal, so that tiny dust scratches accumulate. Maybe they wouldn't see as well. Still, wouldn't you take an edge if it were offered?
     
  12. swivel Sci-Fi Author Valued Senior Member

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    Ah, perfect timing. My zombie book comes out on Wednesday. Now I've gotta set the Tivo up and make sure I have popcorn at the ready!
     
  13. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    I've always thought chain mail or something like it would be an obvious choice in a zombie apocalypse. How many characters in zombie movies have been done in by a random zombie bite?
    Exactly. Finding a good location (such as, oh, maybe a farm) and fortifying it makes a lot more sence to me than just wandering around and hoping for the best.
     
  14. Balerion Banned Banned

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    Well, to be fair, they found a farm and tried their best to make it a home. The zombies just sniffed them out.
     
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