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I Heart Zombies

NNnngggh …. braaaiiins. Seriously though, who out there doesn't still like zombies? I know they've kinda been done to death, or undeath as it were. They have invaded every aspect of media and pop culture and they've even become a marketing ploy (RED FLAG). You can't go anywhere, watch anything or even go shopping without seeing a zombie somewhere.

And yet. I still love them and their brain eating shamble. I've had a love for zombie stuff ever since I saw my first zombie movie. Trust me, they were NOT popular 30 years ago. They are an iconic piece of Americana and in many ways they ARE the symbol of this country.

Confuse you there? How on earth could the shambling dead be the symbol of the USA? Well, lets examine my loony theory for a moment shall we?

Zombies exist to consume, just like most of us. Zombies have no independent thought, sadly just like most people I see out there in the streets. They're just shambling through life with no real clue what is going on around them. Zombies seem to have a voracious appetite for human flesh, just like most of us. OK, ok, maybe not literal but still true. Humans consume and destroy everything in our path, even each other, with little or no thought to consequence.

People often talk about the Zombie Apocalypse like it's something that isn't already here. Look around and try again. I'll wait. Just take a GOOD look around.

I still love a good zombie movie though. There's just something about watching ordinary people struggle and change in order to survive after or during an apocalypse. Nothing brings out the best (and worst) in people quite like a catastrophic event.

So I'll keep thinking about and talking and writing about the zombies and their apocalypse. Good luck out there fellow survivor!

P.S. - All you zombies out there pretending to be human, I have this to say: I own a machete and I know how to use it.

Image credits: mine

Content © 2014 Eric Peacock (dracoselene). All rights reserved.


I am an artist, writer, ordained interfaith minister, veteran, spiritualist, androgyne, and piles of other labels that never seem to fit. I am following my passion and attempting to make myself and the world a better place. I think that through compassion and understanding we can all become one unified race of human beings. I also think that life is better when you remember to play. Be good to each other and spread the virus of love and compassion.

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Comments

momathome wrote on June 12, 2014, 6:27 PM

I've heard many times about zombie movies being a comparison to commercialism and I can definitely see that. I guess we just have a different circle of acquaintances though, lol. Everyone I hang out with is a little "different" (of course that's why we get along so well, because so am I, lol). But I have seen a few that were like "zombies" before, lol.

AliCanary wrote on February 4, 2015, 4:53 PM

Yep, I agree that they have been really overdone, lately. I prefer vampires, because I just like my monsters pretty :)

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 20, 2015, 12:58 PM

I don't like zombies and never have. My son and husband watch "The Walking Dead" and I refuse to watch it with them.