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Discussion Highlights: Zombies: The Weakest Link

Last Week’s Discussion:
Zombies: The Weakest Link

In celebration of Halloween, I decided to host supernatural-based discussion posts for all of October and what better way to start than with zombies? Personally, I don’t like zombies. I think they’re boring and late continuity. And I have quite a few reasons why, but it seems while the discussioners agreed on some points, they didn’t on others. Let’s take a look!

Carla said:

“I think, for the most part, everyone’s moved away from “zombies eating brains” thing. I don’t think I’ve seen a movie in years that include it. […] Also, like you said, the number one characteristic of a zombie (regardless of whether or not it’s brain focused) is the obsession to eat. There’s only so long a person’s stomach can go without exploding, and I can’t imagine that’d work out well for a decaying piece of meat.”

Lilyn said:

“Addressing the zombies not being fast, intelligent, etc.. While there are variations out there, this is true.However, as it’s pointed out in various books, it’s because they’re so slow and such that they frequently get underestimated. […] Zombies aren’t really believable supernatural creatures, but how many actually are? What we know doesn’t hold nearly as much fear as what we don’t know, in general.”

It seems there are some serious illogical parts to zombies and writers have tried their darndest to give some basis to that, but was it enough? Census says: no. They covered some of the bases, but they didn’t even come close to touching any of them. Number one flaw: missing the basic fundamentals of biology. Will this change? Not likely. But oh well. It’s still fun to pick them apart, right?

Check out this week’s discussion on Thursday at 10am EST:
Vampires: The Illogical


2 thoughts on “Discussion Highlights: Zombies: The Weakest Link”

  1. Oooooh, as a history teacher, I know how the legends behind vampires and werewolves were started! Bring on Vlad and the Beast of Gevaudan!

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