Showing posts with label zombies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label zombies. Show all posts

Thursday, February 23, 2012

So to Kill Zombies...

It has to be colored "radioactive green?"

I'll admit that I've enjoyed the whole zombie thing for a while, but it's getting a bit absurd and quite overdone.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Awesome Thought of the Day

So talk of Mk19s against zombies lead to the mention that it's not the ones without a top half you need to worry about, but the ones with no bottom half.  They're down there crawling around on the ground, under all the regular Roamers, and next thing you know, biting your ankles. (Did I mention my girlfriend's pretty awesome?)

So the light bulb came on, and now these have been added to the anti-zed needs list.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Eight Things Everyone Needs to Know About Zombies

From NPR.

Why shotguns suck against zombies.

It's that time of year, so despite being an old and tired discussion, I'm going to go ahead and talk about killing zombies.

First off, I need to define what the hell I mean when I say zombie.  When I think of zombies, I think the classic Romero style, shambling, stupid, shoot-them-in-the-head style of zombie.  A good, wholesome zombie, fun for the whole family.  Those things in "28 Decades Later", or whatever the newest one is, don't count.  Zombies aren't fast or have super powers, aside from being dead, but not dead.

So we have a slow dumb target, who has issues with stairs, and whose thought process doesn't go much beyond "gar, hungry... nead meat..." much like you're average starving hippie.  The only way to surely stop the threat is to remove the head or destroy the brain (again, much like a starving hippie...)  I have noticed over the years that the average novice zombie hunter will voice his choice of a 12 gauge shotgun of some sort.  Thanks to Hollywood, most non-gunnies tend to think of the shotgun as a magic wand that you just need to point towards your target and shoot.  "With that much lead, you're sure to hit something!"  While the shotgun is a fantastic weapon for the living, most of my dear readers are gunnies, and know that shotguns are possibly the hardest tactical weapon to truly master.

Another misconception, and usually the fall back for the shotty's defender after pointing out that buckshot is less than ideal for the walking dead, is that you can always load it up with slugs and go for the good ol' headshot.  Here's the thing.  My beloved Mossberg 930, an easy shooting gas operated semi, with a relatively large capacity, maxes out with 11 rounds total (assuming you know how to float one on the lifter.)  Plus, even a "low recoiling" gas operated shotty ported to hell and back like mine, still bucks like a pissed off stallion with a standard 1oz. slug load, not to mention that even with rifled slugs the accuracy is less than fantastic, especially since the bulk of shotguns in the world have very simple sighting systems.

Now, does all this mean the ol' shotty should be left out of the zombie bag all together?  No.  For one thing, if the outbreak lasts for any extended amount of time, 12 gauge shotgun rounds are probably the second easiest ammunition type to scrounge for right after the .22lr.  Just avoid the birdshot unless you're stuck in a Hitchcock film.  Another thing to bear in mind is that the shotgun is a devistating weapon against the regular people.  If the outbreak lasts long enough to shut down a significant area with multiple groups of survivors, those other groups may be far from friendly.

Friday, October 29, 2010

It makes so much sense...

If Schroedinger's cat is neither alive nor dead, he must be a zombie!

(I tend to take my t-shirts in a medium if you're wondering...)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

More Zombies...

Osprey's doing a book.  Sweet.

It's available for pre-order at Amazon too:

Waiting for the food

Place mat doodle.
Blaming the earlier post for my scribblings... and the blogger app doesn't listen to the rotating command.

ETA: fixed orientation.
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Walking Dead

Bah. Almost forgot this one (thanks to Uncle for reminding me.)

Looks like AMC's doing a TV version of my very favorite zombie-based comic book series "Walking Dead."

The books are fantastic, and if you haven't read them yet, go buy them. (I need to catch up myself, I forget if I got through vol. 5 or 6...)(yes, I linked the crap out of it, I'm really saying you should buy it.)

The books follow a group of survivors doing the survival thing, and revolves around the group dynamics for the meat of the story.  Love affairs, offing bad group members, dealing with really young kids in the apocalypse, other not-so-friendly groups of survivors, etc...  And since it's not limited to a 90 minute run-time (well, the books anyway...) the writer really digs into the characters.  It's possibly the most realistic zombie book out there from a psychological standpoint.

If you like the zombie genre (and I'm sure 90+% off my reader demographic does...) you will love this series, even if you're not a huge comic nerd.

As for the show, like all things based on books I like, I hope it doesn't suck, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.  (The teaser looks pretty promising though.)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Zombie Awareness Month

May is Zombie Awareness Month.  Fitting, what with the weather finally getting warm, they'll be moving faster (although there's a chance of snow tomorrow night around here... my state's broken.)  A good excuse to get to the range and verify your zero if nothing else.

(H/T to Tam)