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    • CommentAuthorSledHeavy
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
     (997.21)
    @Pete Martin

    Ninja zombies vs. Pirate zombies. lol, it might be long overdue.
    • CommentAuthorSledHeavy
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
     (997.22)
    god I hope no one's seriously considering this....but it could very well work.
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    While fast versus slow is an age old debate, I am becoming fascinated by this Ninja and Pirate zombies one. I always assumed that Pirates could become zombies, but Ninja became ghostly spectres to continue the endless battle. There needs to be more literature on this subject.
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      CommentAuthorbschory
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
     (997.24)
    Pirate Zombies?

    Read Max Brook's World War Z... they ay not have eye patches or peg-legs but THAR BE PIRATE ZOMBIES ON THAT BOAT! AYE!
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    NO

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

    NO
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    Some people are dead for a reason. Bringing them back would just be inconvenient.
    -sounds like another lyric to me.
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      CommentAuthorAlexis
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
     (997.27)
    More important, I think, than fast vs. slow is weather or not they can be killed. If cutting off their heads kills them then they aren't so bad, but if they keep living as chopped up pieces, "return of the living dead" style, then they are pretty much unbeatable. Like the brooms in sorcerer's apprentice.
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    Would human rights apply to zombies, being as they were formerly humans?
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    you deserve this
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
     (997.30)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Zombie society seems more purely collective than even the best communist models, everyone really is equal in the eyes of the ceaseless brain-hunger, which is not to open the question of whether or not zombie hunger "has eyes", just that all zombies agree across the board that non-zombie eyes should be eaten by whoever gets to them first, which sounds like a declaration of human rights to me anyway.
    • CommentAuthorSledHeavy
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
     (997.31)
    @ Rootfireember

    no lyric. As for human rights, what if it did?

    I was first stating that the inconvenience might refer to the fact that these zombies are assimilated back into society. Wouldn't they just hold up lines at starbucks, crowd the buses, etc. Your dead relatives would never leave! Whatever conceivable notion of the horribly mundane would just stick around to bug you! And the moaning! God I can't even think about it.

    Now as far as pirates and ninjas I'll just say that I never thought I'd see marvel zombies..and look what happened.

    The plot to this is easy, set in a mysterious pirate ship that finds its way to japan and releases zombies which happen to attack at kill a village of ninjas, the ninjas come back as zombies, and hence the battle begins. Throw in an everyman in there along with some chick in distress with a subplot on destroying both zombies and there you go.
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    ... luckily zombies to my knowledge, have no love of coffee, so I wouldn't have to fight them for a mocha.
    Unless they devised a flavor of coffee-drink to cater to the undead, which would be a distinct possibility.
    • CommentAuthorzenbullet
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
     (997.33)
    Slow zombies aren't visceral enough and would be easy prey in a few days.

    Planet Terror, 28 Later- those are mutant movies.


    Now I want to see a ghost movie about a ninja come back for vengenance.


    Why do zombies moan?
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
     (997.34)
    +1 re: World War Z! There were pirate zombies, and to be fair, no ninja zombies. in fact, the only two "ninjas" were fucking bad asses and handled their shit in the face of the undying.

    Ninjas win, every time!

    Oh, and uh...staying with the topic, slow zombies with the occasional fast anomaly would be optimum in my opinion. You have to take into consideration the deterioration of muscle over time.
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    Zenbullet- I figured zombie moans were a sort of feeding call, designed to attract other zombies to the area for the purpose of mobbing prey.
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      CommentAuthorAnoxia
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
     (997.36)
    Glad to see people mentioning Max Brooks here, I personally loved the Zombie Survival Guide and raised more than a few eyebrows by reading it at work and reading parts of it to my colleagues. I recently bought World War Z, any comments about it before I read it? It's it as good as the guide?

    In the whole Fast vs. Slow argument I stand on the Slow side of things, they're like the Duracell bunny... They go on, and on, and on...
    There is only one thing better than a regular Zombie, Ninja Zombie or Pirate Zombie: Space Ninja Pirate Cowboy Samurai Amazonian Kitty Zombie.

    You heard it here first.
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    i just started WWZ last week, liking it so far....pirate ruiners!
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008 edited
     (997.38)
    Anoxia: With the exception of Zombies, those two books are worlds different. World War Z feels like I'm reading a transcript of an NPR story because of all the insane research that went into it. The Survival Guide was more humorous than horrifying

    They came out with a couple of podcasts leading up to the release of the book and Henry Rollins played the part of a Zombie War vet. He was perfect! I really hope they get him for the role in the movie J. Michael Straczynski is adapting.

    The scene at the mansion is my favorite.
    • CommentAuthorzenbullet
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
     (997.39)
    World War Z would make an awesome cartoon.

    Japan is cool, that's all I'm going to say about that.


    I assume moans would come from either
    Decaying gasses from the stomach {Does anyone know how long it takes for a body to explode from gasses?}
    Lungs flexing in and out from muscle movement.
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      CommentAuthorAnoxia
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
     (997.40)
    @OctEgon

    Thanks, that's what I was hoping for really. The Survival Guide did cover the all-you-need-to-know aspects, which was great. It made me decide that since I live in a high-rise, should the living dead rise again, my best bet and firm favorite is going to be a sniper-rifle.

    One of the great things about Max Brooks is, as you pointed out, the sheer amount of research that goes in to his work. He's some sort of walking Zombie Encyclopedia.

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