posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 12:42 AM
I have always enjoyed post-apoc stories, both film and book. There are probably a lot of reasons but the biggest I think is, at least it's a topic I
relate to. So much out there is, in my view, complete fluff.
I mean, I spend a lot of time not only literally getting prepared for 'whatever' (shopping for food, stocking, etc.) but also thinking about what I
need to be doing. You know, the..what have I forgotten, what comes next, what will make things easier in the future whatever.
What I mean is, watching 'The Stand' for example engages my mind. "What if....Why did they...what would i??"
Even in fairly corny post-apoc flicks, I can understand and identify with the at least one character in the film. I can suspend disbelief when they do
things that wouldn't work at all in a real life 'whatever' situation and still understand their drive to survive/fight the bad guys/protect their
On the other hand,
I've not seen Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants or Sex in the City but I'm pretty sure the only thing I'd have in common with the characters in
those shows is that we are female. LOL. For starters, the 'pants' probably cost $200. That's a LOTTA beans and rice! (and that's exactly what I'd
be thinking as I watched. LOL) As for Sex in the City, let's just say I don't relate. =)
So for me post-apoc media is entertaining and engaging, while many other genres I just don't get. But I don't get how most people live their lives
these days, either.
I hope this explanation isn't as confusing as it's now sounding to me. LOL. Explaining things in a forum post is a bit harder than I'd realized! Ah
well, practice makes perfect!
Good topic, Phage, thanks!=)
queen of the run on sentence
[edit on 8/17/08 by anahna muss]