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#1 Posted by sixty7velle (1035 posts) -

Had a few question on zombies that I think you guys could answer for me:

1. How long does it take for the zombie "virus"??? to take affect.

2. Can a zombie be knocked unconcious?

3. Does a person have to die to become a zombie or can it happen while the person is living?

4. What speed can a zombie run? Which also brings up the question if zombies actually did exhist, would they be able to use muscles? Furthermore, what part of the brain does the zombie "virus"??? take control over?

5. A situation in which a zombie "virus"??? has spread throughout Murica, what do you do?

#2 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

Had a few question on zombies that I think you guys could answer for me:

1. How long does it take for the zombie "virus"??? to take affect.

It isn't real

2. Can a zombie be knocked unconcious?

Zombies aren't real

3. Does a person have to die to become a zombie or can it happen while the person is living?

You can't become a zombie, they aren't real.

4. What speed can a zombie run? Which also brings up the question if zombies actually did exhist, would they be able to use muscles? Furthermore, what part of the brain does the zombie "virus"??? take control over?

It doesn't take up any part of the brain, the virus isn't real

5. A situation in which a zombie "virus"??? has spread throughout Murica, what do you do?

I would live normally, because thats impossible

sixty7velle

#3 Posted by SeraphimGoddess (12958 posts) -

Had a few question on zombies that I think you guys could answer for me:

1. How long does it take for the zombie "virus"??? to take affect.

Depends on the zombie.

2. Can a zombie be knocked unconcious?

Depends on the zombie.

3. Does a person have to die to become a zombie or can it happen while the person is living?

Depends on the zombie.

4. What speed can a zombie run? Which also brings up the question if zombies actually did exhist, would they be able to use muscles? Furthermore, what part of the brain does the zombie "virus"??? take control over?

Depends on the zombie.

5. A situation in which a zombie "virus"??? has spread throughout Murica, what do you do?

Depends on the zombie.

sixty7velle

There are more than one type of zombie, y'know.

#4 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

[QUOTE="sixty7velle"]

Had a few question on zombies that I think you guys could answer for me:

1. How long does it take for the zombie "virus"??? to take affect.

Depends on the zombie.

2. Can a zombie be knocked unconcious?

Depends on the zombie.

3. Does a person have to die to become a zombie or can it happen while the person is living?

Depends on the zombie.

4. What speed can a zombie run? Which also brings up the question if zombies actually did exhist, would they be able to use muscles? Furthermore, what part of the brain does the zombie "virus"??? take control over?

Depends on the zombie.

5. A situation in which a zombie "virus"??? has spread throughout Murica, what do you do?

Depends on the zombie.

SeraphimGoddess

There are more than one type of zombie, y'know.

Yea! And they all aren't real :P

#5 Posted by SeraphimGoddess (12958 posts) -

Yea! And they all aren't real :P

breakinglaws
...yet. This is why most of us have zombie plans in place.
#6 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

[QUOTE="breakinglaws"]

Yea! And they all aren't real :P

SeraphimGoddess

...yet. This is why most of us have zombie plans in place.

Which is why this place is so awful

#7 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
Additional question: 6. Why are there always so many zombies? But when they show scenes of zombies attacking, they seem to eat the people. I would imagine the zombie population would be low unless the whole city was just scratched or bitten by zombies.
#8 Posted by sixty7velle (1035 posts) -
How do you know zombies aren't real? For all we know there are thousands/millions of recently burried people trying to get out of their graves to feed.
#9 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

How do you know zombies aren't real? For all we know there are thousands/millions of recently burried people trying to get out of their graves to feed.sixty7velle

Um, no there isnt?

#10 Posted by SeraphimGoddess (12958 posts) -

Which is why this place is so awful

breakinglaws
Well someone won't get to take part in my zombie plan, then. :roll:
#11 Posted by metroidfood (11173 posts) -

[QUOTE="breakinglaws"]

Yea! And they all aren't real :P

SeraphimGoddess

...yet. This is why most of us have zombie plans in place.

They'll never be real.

That doesn't mean it isn't damn fun drawing up zombie plans though. :P

#12 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

[QUOTE="breakinglaws"]

Yea! And they all aren't real :P

SeraphimGoddess

...yet. This is why most of us have zombie plans in place.

Take notice that she said "plans," indicating more than one. Multiple plans for different societal unfolding scenraios, virus strains etc.

#13 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

[QUOTE="breakinglaws"]

Which is why this place is so awful

SeraphimGoddess

Well someone won't get to take part in my zombie plan, then. :roll:

Oh teh noes, I was bringing the canned tuna

#14 Posted by SeraphimGoddess (12958 posts) -

They'll never be real.

That doesn't mean it isn't damn fun drawing up zombie plans though. :P

metroidfood
I'm glad some of us remain optimistic. :(
#15 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

Which is why this place is so awful

breakinglaws

Son, you have the attitude of a day 1 victim.

#16 Posted by byof_america (1389 posts) -
[QUOTE="flipin_jackass"]Additional question: 6. Why are there always so many zombies? But when they show scenes of zombies attacking, they seem to eat the people. I would imagine the zombie population would be low unless the whole city was just scratched or bitten by zombies.

The first hundred or so people are able to get away because they're usually attacked by a couple zombies. This continues to happen until there are so many zombies the next person can't out run them.
#17 Posted by KamuiFei (4254 posts) -

Rule #1 Cardio: For obvious reasons, the first ones to go, are the fatties. Rule #2 Double Tap: Don't be stingy with your bullets. :P

#18 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

[QUOTE="breakinglaws"]

Which is why this place is so awful

coolbeans90

Son, you have the attitude of a day 1 victim.

Psssshh, I'm patient zero

#19 Posted by SeraphimGoddess (12958 posts) -

Take notice that she said "plans," indicating more than one. Multiple plans for different societal unfolding scenraios, virus strains etc.

coolbeans90
Better to have something and not need it rather than need it and not have it at all.

Oh teh noes, I was bringing the canned tuna

breakinglaws
Tuna has a strong smell that may attract certain zombies over. I'm rather glad you are no longer allowed in my zombie plan.
#20 Posted by sixty7velle (1035 posts) -
Cardio is obvious, unless the zombies are the type that have full function of their muscles and can run and superhuman speeds. In that case you would need to have more muscle to ensure your punches can knock their heads off.
#21 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

[QUOTE="coolbeans90"]

Take notice that she said "plans," indicating more than one. Multiple plans for different societal unfolding scenraios, virus strains etc.

SeraphimGoddess

Better to have something and not need it rather than need it and not have it at all.

Oh teh noes, I was bringing the canned tuna

breakinglaws

Tuna has a strong smell that may attract certain zombies over. I'm rather glad you are no longer allowed in my zombie plan.

Well now I won't be bringing my M8 greyhound to the party

#22 Posted by SeraphimGoddess (12958 posts) -

Well now I won't be bringing my M8 greyhound to the party

breakinglaws

You want speed and mobility; not defense and offense.

a) There will always be an infinite amount of zombies.
b) You do not have infinite ammo and fuel.
c) When those run out you are stuck inside it.

This **** is serious, son.

#23 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

[QUOTE="breakinglaws"]

Well now I won't be bringing my M8 greyhound to the party

SeraphimGoddess

You want speed and mobility; not defense and offense.

a) There will always be an infinite amount of zombies.
b) You do not have infinite ammo and fuel.
c) When those run out you are stuck inside it.

This **** is serious, son.

The greyhound was a recon vehicle, it was for speed and mobility, and I guess you wouldn't want me towing it behind my Abrams

#24 Posted by mlbslugger86 (12867 posts) -

shot for the head, thats the most important rule.

and my zombie plan involves alaska and lots of guns

#25 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
[QUOTE="byof_america"][QUOTE="flipin_jackass"]Additional question: 6. Why are there always so many zombies? But when they show scenes of zombies attacking, they seem to eat the people. I would imagine the zombie population would be low unless the whole city was just scratched or bitten by zombies.

The first hundred or so people are able to get away because they're usually attacked by a couple zombies. This continues to happen until there are so many zombies the next person can't out run them.

Interesting... *strokes goatee*
#26 Posted by SeraphimGoddess (12958 posts) -

The greyhound was a recon vehicle, it was for speed and mobility, and I guess you wouldn't want me towing it behind my Abrams

breakinglaws
Any distraction and weight upon the vehicle, like a cannon, isn't worth it. Keep the bare necessities when it comes to offense. If you need any more than that, chances are you painted yourself into a ****ed six ways to Sunday corner. Plus it's not like one of those are just lying around to use/purchase. Despite it being fun to goof around with it, one has to be realistic with a zombie plan.
#27 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

[QUOTE="breakinglaws"]

The greyhound was a recon vehicle, it was for speed and mobility, and I guess you wouldn't want me towing it behind my Abrams

SeraphimGoddess

Any distraction and weight upon the vehicle, like a cannon, isn't worth it. Keep the bare necessities when it comes to offense. If you need any more than that, chances are you painted yourself into a ****ed six ways to Sunday corner. Plus it's not like one of those are just lying around to use/purchase. Despite it being fun to goof around with it, one has to be realistic with a zombie plan.

Are you saying my GAU-8 Avenger isn't going to be be useful?

File:GAU-8 meets VW Type 1.jpg

#28 Posted by mlbslugger86 (12867 posts) -

[QUOTE="breakinglaws"]

The greyhound was a recon vehicle, it was for speed and mobility, and I guess you wouldn't want me towing it behind my Abrams

SeraphimGoddess

Any distraction and weight upon the vehicle, like a cannon, isn't worth it. Keep the bare necessities when it comes to offense. If you need any more than that, chances are you painted yourself into a ****ed six ways to Sunday corner. Plus it's not like one of those are just lying around to use/purchase. Despite it being fun to goof around with it, one has to be realistic with a zombie plan.

thats why i'm getting a flame tank, i love the glow of burning zombie in the evening

#29 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

[QUOTE="breakinglaws"]

The greyhound was a recon vehicle, it was for speed and mobility, and I guess you wouldn't want me towing it behind my Abrams

SeraphimGoddess

Any distraction and weight upon the vehicle, like a cannon, isn't worth it. Keep the bare necessities when it comes to offense. If you need any more than that, chances are you painted yourself into a ****ed six ways to Sunday corner. Plus it's not like one of those are just lying around to use/purchase. Despite it being fun to goof around with it, one has to be realistic with a zombie plan.

Woah woah, your under the impression I don't own those things :P

#30 Posted by SeraphimGoddess (12958 posts) -
[QUOTE="breakinglaws"]

Are you saying my GAU-8 Avenger isn't going to be be useful? Woah woah, your under the impression I don't own those things :P

Not unless you got the plane meant to be built around it. Doubtful, unless you work for the military, in which case you're already ****ed. Zombie Tropes 101: Military officials are surprisingly ineffective against the zombie horde and have very slim chances of survival, despite popular conception on the matter. Of course if they are the love interest to the female lead chances of survival are raised, but even then, the increase is only from 5% to 20%.
#31 Posted by SeraphimGoddess (12958 posts) -

thats why i'm getting a flame tank, i love the glow of burning zombie in the evening

mlbslugger86
That is still exactly what I'm warning against. Once you run out of fuel for both the cannon and gas tank, which you will, you're stuck with a thousand zombies trying to crawl their way in.
#32 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

[QUOTE="mlbslugger86"]

thats why i'm getting a flame tank, i love the glow of burning zombie in the evening

SeraphimGoddess

That is still exactly what I'm warning against. Once you run out of fuel for both the cannon and gas tank, which you will, you're stuck with a thousand zombies trying to crawl their way in.

I can give him a quick an easy death with the GAU-8, no worries!

#33 Posted by SeraphimGoddess (12958 posts) -

I can give him a quick an easy death with the GAU-8, no worries!

breakinglaws
Sure, just have fun trying to accurately point the thing at him.
#34 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

[QUOTE="breakinglaws"]

I can give him a quick an easy death with the GAU-8, no worries!

SeraphimGoddess

Sure, just have fun trying to accurately point the thing at him.

Point and shoot a few thousand rounds, at least one will hit him

#35 Posted by SeraphimGoddess (12958 posts) -

Point and shoot a few thousand rounds, at least one will hit him

breakinglaws
A gross and unnecessary waste of ammo. Ammo goes quicker than you think. And since it's wise to not overload on weight, you won't have too much to begin with. Always aim for the head and unless the situation is dire, NEVER fire unless you have a clear, focused line of sight on the target. While you're digging a new Grand Canyon with your oversized toy, a single pistol/rifle shot would do the job and in less time.
#36 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

[QUOTE="breakinglaws"]

Point and shoot a few thousand rounds, at least one will hit him

SeraphimGoddess

A gross and unnecessary waste of ammo. Ammo goes quicker than you think. And since it's wise to not overload on weight, you won't have too much to begin with. Always aim for the head and unless the situation is dire, NEVER fire unless you have a clear, focused line of sight on the target. While you're digging a new Grand Canyon with your oversized toy, a single pistol/rifle shot would do the job and in less time.

Well zombies aren't real so I win

#37 Posted by buldog300 (2152 posts) -

Had a few question on zombies that I think you guys could answer for me:

1. How long does it take for the zombie "virus"??? to take affect.

2. Can a zombie be knocked unconcious?

3. Does a person have to die to become a zombie or can it happen while the person is living?

4. What speed can a zombie run? Which also brings up the question if zombies actually did exhist, would they be able to use muscles? Furthermore, what part of the brain does the zombie "virus"??? take control over?

5. A situation in which a zombie "virus"??? has spread throughout Murica, what do you do?

sixty7velle
Gonna base these answers on the generic shambler type. 1. Around 24 hours. Victim will suffer numbness, coma, death, then reanimation 2. No, Zombies don't sleep or experience unconsciousness. If you get close enough to hit one you better make it a killing blow. 3. The person must die. note: the bite doesn't have to be what kills him. It's the living DEAD. 4.Shamblers can't run (sprinters such as L4D can though). Since zombies are dead they can't regenerate damage, so their muscles would deteriorate from use over time. Assume the nervous system, and parts associated with respiratory, cardiac or digestive systems to be pulp 5. Wait for panic to settle or people to be eaten (whichever comes first) then head for a place with an abundance of food (probably government safe zone, as I am not trained or suited for the wilderness)
#38 Posted by SeraphimGoddess (12958 posts) -

Well zombies aren't real so I win

breakinglaws

For the time being.

And leading up to this I had no idea I knew so much about zombies.

#39 Posted by LegendaryFox77 (1196 posts) -

We need to cover all graves with cement that way the zombies can't escape.

#40 Posted by buldog300 (2152 posts) -

We need to cover all graves with cement that way the zombies can't escape.

LegendaryFox77
Pretty sure six feet of dirt will keep most at bay.
#41 Posted by SeraphimGoddess (12958 posts) -
[QUOTE="LegendaryFox77"]

We need to cover all graves with cement that way the zombies can't escape.

buldog300
Pretty sure six feet of dirt will keep most at bay.

Plus most of those in graves have deteriorated to the point where they couldn't even rise regardless. Better places to devote such time and money beforehand.
#42 Posted by v13_KiiLtz (2779 posts) -
Zombie's aren't possible. An epidemic that sweeps the entires world and turns all humans into mindless flesh eating freaks however, is plausible.
#43 Posted by ps3wizard45 (12905 posts) -

There are different types of zombies.... but the thing that is consistent with all zombies, they are killed by a bullet to the head....

#44 Posted by TheHighWind (3827 posts) -

I hear it's better if you've covered wars ya know. That way you know how to use a gun. And it looks awsome on your resume.

Remember, you gotta shoot 'em in the head!

...I play too many video games. :?

#45 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10187 posts) -

Well zombies aren't real so I win

breakinglaws
wrong,our president and his followers are zombies,thankfully they're not spreading though.
#46 Posted by breakinglaws (727 posts) -

[QUOTE="breakinglaws"]

Well zombies aren't real so I win

VaguelyTagged

wrong,our president and his followers are zombies,thankfully they're not spreading though.

Well Played.

#47 Posted by Jing16 (14363 posts) -

Be careful with guns, they'll attract a herd.

herd

You dont want that to happen.

#48 Posted by Nero_Viper (6973 posts) -
Main question: How do you kill zombies if they're dead? O_o
#49 Posted by Overlord93 (12602 posts) -

muscles need blood flow to work. if you are dead, then there is no bloodflow. therefor no zombies.

The only way a zombie could ever work would be if it was just brain dead. But then it would lose all of its supernatural powers

#50 Posted by UT_Wrestler (16378 posts) -

Zombies still only exist in the realm of science fiction, and every author has their own unique take on the behavior of the virus and the zombies themselves.

1.In stories like "28 Days Later", the effect is almost instant, and in some other like "The Walking Dead" the virus kills you slowly like a really bad flu, and then you come back as a zombie.

2. I've never seen any fiction where they can be "knocked unconscious", they usually are persistent until they are dead for good.

3. See answer #1

4. Again, their speed is all up to the author of a particular zombie fiction; in recent films like 28 Days Later and Dawn of the Dead, the zombies can run, whereas the more traditional zombie is slow and lumbering. I think the assumption is that the "virus" takes over the part of the brain that controls rational thought and the body thrives on the most basic instinct to feed itself.

5. In any fiction I've seen where the zombie virus hasn't spread across the entire world, the area in which it is contained is quarantined and then destroyed with some type of nuclear explosion, or they just let all the undead starve to death.