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#54 - lolfire (06/22/2013) [-]
I would prefer a zombie apocalypse to a nuclear one any day.    
   
At least water and food sources wouldn't be affected as much as in a nuclear apocalypse.
I would prefer a zombie apocalypse to a nuclear one any day.

At least water and food sources wouldn't be affected as much as in a nuclear apocalypse.
#256 to #54 - Phillipt (06/23/2013) [-]
What movie is that?
User avatar #226 to #54 - rhiaanor ONLINE (06/23/2013) [-]
Well it depends on how the zombie acpocalypse arose. If it was something like crazies where the water source was infected, then.. well yeah. IT ALL DEPENDS MAN!
#134 to #54 - lavitts (06/22/2013) [-]
Why not both? Especially when the ferals swarm.
User avatar #112 to #54 - caesarslegion (06/22/2013) [-]
What if Zombies wandered into rivers and dams and lakes and then their blood from open wounds and such seeped into the water, thus contaminated all drinkable water and dooming humans to a slow, painful demise in which we watch each other turn into Zambies.
User avatar #91 to #54 - vigilum (06/22/2013) [-]
Don't forget that you can't go outside after a nuclear apocalypse for a few generations.
Nuclear winter sucks balls.
Think the meteor that killed the dinosaurs, but with the dust and all the chemicals of modern civilization flying around in the atmosphere.
User avatar #72 to #54 - temzlog (06/22/2013) [-]
what game is that good sir ?
User avatar #77 to #72 - thedeviousfaggot (06/22/2013) [-]
It's from the movie Cabin in the Woods. Look up the elevator scene on youtube and you'll find it.
User avatar #75 to #72 - lolfire (06/22/2013) [-]
Sorry I have no idea, I got it from tumblr and they didn't have the name beside it.
User avatar #63 to #54 - odonnell (06/22/2013) [-]
I hate how Zombie Apocalypse scenarios (Either in Films, TV shows, or video games) ignore food scavenging as one of the main priorities.
Water would be easy enough to acquire (Assuming you don't live in a desert and have fresh water steams and lochs in your country)
Fuel could be acquired from gas pumps as usual, if they've been drained, then abandoned cars would have some (Assuming it doesn't dry up)
Armour, weapons etc would all be easily to loot from local shops. (Even if it is only a kitchen knife and t-shirt).

Food would be in abundance for the first few weeks, but once it starts to pass itself by date, it could make it harder for you by risking food poisoning.

Yes, I over think things, i have next to no social life.
I have no social life
You're the first person Iv'e spoke to in 3 days.
#296 to #63 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/23/2013) [-]
Over time, usually just a few months, fuel begins to go stale and unusable.
User avatar #214 to #63 - johananas (06/23/2013) [-]
Water would only be drinkable in bottleform, because the people who kill it is ... Well ... Zombies. So that is a valuable ressource.
User avatar #178 to #63 - ddemiddon (06/23/2013) [-]
Dude play State of Decay, it's pretty bad ass
#163 to #63 - lastsamurai (06/23/2013) [-]
Wanna chat on skype ?
User avatar #361 to #163 - odonnell (06/23/2013) [-]
I've not even got Skype, is it worth downloading? Doesn't it feel weird just talking, with no-one else in the room.
Also, can you understand a Scottish accent?
#367 to #361 - lastsamurai (06/23/2013) [-]
Of course I can.
It's worth downloading too, I chat with people I play with and already got 2 germans, 1 english, 1 indian and 1 american friend on skype
it's not really weird if other people don't care. Just sit in a room by yourself or just don't give a crap
User avatar #368 to #367 - odonnell (06/23/2013) [-]
I might download it later, im on my phone just now. I'll let you know if/ when i download it
#385 to #368 - lastsamurai (10/14/2013) [-]
you didn't download it.
User avatar #386 to #385 - odonnell (10/14/2013) [-]
I did actually.
I just forgot to let you know lol.

My name on it is Odonnell089.

Now the challenge is trying to get us both online at the same time.
User avatar #88 to #63 - robbyarcane (06/22/2013) [-]
play the last of us.. it's really good in details like that, sometimes that's all your looking for is food. and if you listen to people in the background, they talk about how starving they are and what not.. it's a super good game, and i'd recommend it to anybody!
User avatar #113 to #88 - odonnell (06/22/2013) [-]
***Spoilers Ahead***
I've got the last of us. I never noticed much of food. I did hear the AI talk about starving etc and seen the graffiti complaining about rations etc. But in the actual gameplay, i spent the majority of my time looking for crafting materials for shivs and melee upgrades. As for health etc, there wasn't much for food, it was mostly just health packs.

It was a great game though, i like how they made it possible to sneak through most of the game, like you would try to do if you were in an apocalypse. Also by limiting the ammo it made it more real, other than some mindless shooting like in COD etc.

The ending was pretty emotional, i had a lump in my throat. The way Joel busts in to save ellie and then runs with her in her arms, like he did with his daughter in the beginning. This was the first game i've played thats made me feel feelings.
User avatar #82 to #63 - fuzzyballs (06/22/2013) [-]
because looking at a guy scavenging for food and water for half a movie is boring, you don't want to see that
User avatar #116 to #82 - odonnell (06/22/2013) [-]
Not really. Thinking of the risks involved of being attacked while looting food from stores, cars etc would be quite tense. Every corner the survivor would turn would be tense in the expectation of him getting jumped.

Also, it wouldn't need to be the majority of the movie, it would only need to give it recognition. Thinking of how sparse food would become, giving quotes like "We've not had a decent meal in days now" etc while they're wandering. If it was a traveling group of survivors (Other than trying to settle down, because we all know how well that works especially if the infected have improved hearing and smell, you'll be surrounded withing a few days) then finding water would come as part of the journey (Well, if it was based in any Northern Hemisphere country) they would pass by plenty of burns and lochs.
User avatar #65 to #63 - lolfire (06/22/2013) [-]
Don't worry, I'm a stoner. I've sat for hours thinking about retarded things like this.

I never understood why people in zombie films never siphon fuel out of cars by using the hose and suck method. Though I did see something quite brilliant in The Walking Dead. Masking tape. You don't need armor if you have masking tape. Just a motorbike helmet and tape up every bit of exposed skin. They can't bite through the tape. And as long as you have ski gloves on then you're fine.
As for food, as long as you can set up a reinforced greenhouse with that plastic glass they have at banks then you're pretty much sorted for food. Just filter your urine and all excess water through the greenhouse so that you are recycling all usable water and you've got a pretty self-sufficient food source.
User avatar #125 to #65 - odonnell (06/22/2013) [-]
Yeah, the greenhouse would be a good idea, but it would be growing enough to keep you going until the next harvest. The fastest thing I can think of for growing is watercress, but that still takes about a week to grow, and its not very filling. The best opportunity for farming would be to have a few farms (Spread a nice distance apart to stop too many infected hoarding onto them). So say 5 farms, maintain each farm to grow a produce (Probably wheat to produce flour and eventually bread). Harvest one farm, replant, move on to the next farm while using the recent harvest to feed the people while you repeat for the next few farms.
User avatar #69 to #65 - omfgitsstsix (06/22/2013) [-]
Here's something to ponder when you're stoned next time:

Why does all the popular culture centered around zombies NEVER exist in a zombie apocalypse?
#311 to #69 - amonomous (06/23/2013) [-]
I heard somewhere that people who make zombie movies and whatnot are placed in a different universe(?) in which people have no idea what zombies are.
User avatar #242 to #69 - roflsaucer (06/23/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure it's because if the whole zombie culture existed, the zombie apocalypse wouldn't happen. For zombies to be a threat there needs to be a large number of them, and if the culture existed people could easily recognize zombies.
User avatar #212 to #69 - kingrayne ONLINE (06/23/2013) [-]
it did in World War Z's book and The Walking Dead comics
User avatar #120 to #69 - fuzzyballs (06/22/2013) [-]
because it's kind of hard to believe that it's actually happening, OR it would give them a more interesting reaction to seeing dead people walking around
User avatar #85 to #69 - Dairycow (06/22/2013) [-]
they make it so its like that,its just how it is the characters aren't supposed to know what zombies are or have never heard of them.
#78 to #69 - lolfire (06/22/2013) [-]
Actually I just thought of a movie where they know what zombies are....

Shaun of the dead.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqNQbdD3kLw
User avatar #343 to #78 - cazabrow ONLINE (06/23/2013) [-]
"Zombieland" better example
User avatar #71 to #69 - lolfire (06/22/2013) [-]
I was actually thinking that as I was marathoning my way through The Walking Dead.
Not once do they say the word Zombie. Nobody seems to have any idea what is happening. If a zombie apocalypse happened today then you would hear people screaming the word zombie all over the place.

I think maybe it's the writers disbelief that a zombie apocalypse could ever happen. So they set the movie/tv show/game in a universe where zombie culture has never existed.
User avatar #74 to #71 - omfgitsstsix (06/22/2013) [-]
A zombie apocalypse could easily happen.

Imagine if Justin Bieber demanded human sacrifices?

Granted, that'd be more like The Crazies--and they'd all be 12 year old girls--but you get my point.
#76 to #74 - lolfire (06/22/2013) [-]
Oh god, that would be terrifying.
User avatar #56 to #54 - pokedigimon (06/22/2013) [-]
What if the zombies were caused by a nuclear apocalypse?
User avatar #102 to #56 - garaichu ONLINE (06/22/2013) [-]
You mean Feral Ghouls?
Okay not really zombies but come on.
User avatar #103 to #102 - pokedigimon (06/22/2013) [-]
I've never heard of that. What is it?
User avatar #104 to #103 - garaichu ONLINE (06/22/2013) [-]
Fallout. Ghouls are people who's lost a lot of skin, hair and such because of nuclear radiation, but at the same time that same radiation keeps them alive. Feral Ghouls are ghouls whose brains have deteriorated so far that they've gone completely off their rocker.
User avatar #106 to #104 - pokedigimon (06/22/2013) [-]
That sounds terrifying.
User avatar #107 to #106 - garaichu ONLINE (06/22/2013) [-]
It is. Many ghouls ingame are swell guys, but going feral is a one-way ticket to crazy man-eater.
You can't get "infected" per se by them though, so bites aren't necessarily a death-sentence.
User avatar #108 to #107 - pokedigimon (06/22/2013) [-]
Not being bitten by them, just the idea of them. Someone that's still technically human, but one who looks terrifying and eats you alive.
User avatar #123 to #108 - fuzzyballs (06/22/2013) [-]
what about a dog that's basically the same? it's hairless, it's naked, it had teeth, it wants to eat you, and it can run faster
oh, and they live in packs

and we all know what the worst monster of them all is.... man!
#127 to #123 - pokedigimon (06/22/2013) [-]
It turns out it's man.
User avatar #109 to #108 - garaichu ONLINE (06/22/2013) [-]
Oh yeah, that's true. Worse yet if you knew the ghoul and he/she ended up going feral.
#58 to #56 - lolfire (06/22/2013) [-]
Hmm, then surviving would be a lot harder.
Hmm, then surviving would be a lot harder.
User avatar #59 to #58 - pokedigimon (06/22/2013) [-]
Exactly. I'm pretty sure that if a scenario like that actually happened, then every single human would be dead.
User avatar #60 to #59 - lolfire (06/22/2013) [-]
Well, there are a lot of bunkers capable of surviving the nuclear attack. As long as enough people could breed in them, sort of like the fallout vaults then maybe humanity might stand a chance.

Most of the surface population would die and then it's just standard search and supply squads for a few hundred years until most of the radioactivity has subsided.
User avatar #61 to #60 - pokedigimon (06/22/2013) [-]
The clean food and water they had would run out after only a couple decades, so they would simultaneously dehydrate and starve to death.
User avatar #62 to #61 - lolfire (06/22/2013) [-]
It depends how big the nuclear fallout is.

I mean the entire world can't be nuked. There will be areas left untouched, at least by radioactivity. Canned foods and vault hydroponics should suffice. At least until a more permanent solution can be reached. As long as crop seeds are stored in the bunker before the end then they should be fine.

Also, the hydroponic systems could act as water filters so that things like shower water and urine can be recycled.
User avatar #95 to #62 - pokedigimon (06/22/2013) [-]
You do have a point, there is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, so I guess humanity could survive underground long enough until all the surface radiation has sunsided, but by that time, there would be so many genetic deformities in humans and animals that they probably wouldn't survive much longer. Also, if the humans didn't have deformities, then the animals would probably still attack them as soon as they smelled them.
#96 to #95 - lolfire (06/22/2013) [-]
Now that is the question.

In a zombie apocalypse, is it just humans affected or do animals zombify.....
I mean I'd be pretty tempted to opt out if dogs were infected...
User avatar #100 to #96 - pokedigimon (06/22/2013) [-]
Well the zombie scenario I'm thinking is that a lethal virus starts to mutate at a much quicker rate than normal because of the radiation, goes into the sinuses and affects the brain (like in this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa25r6XO394 ) and causes them to have the same symptoms as in the video, than it could infect animals too, hypothetically.
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