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"People are so tuned into zombies," he said. "People are really dialed in on zombies. The idea is we're reaching an audience or a segment we'd never reach with typical messages." source
know plenty of derelict complexes that don't meet safety standards that'd work well for this scenario. Even if the sprinklers do work, I always thought it might be.... interesting to drain the water and replace with some sort of flammable fluid.
This: Zombie Ants scares the heck out of me when I really ponder the ramifications. Granted, the human brain is significantly more complex than the brain of an ant, but nonetheless you have a parasitic fungus which has adapted to not just infect ants, but connect to their brains and control the full range of their behavior & actions, directing them to do exactly what the fungus requires for its life cycle & continuation of the species.
I would never ever barricade myself in. I just couldn't do it. I also wouldn't keep a group larger than could easily be mobilized, making full perimeter watches day and night a difficult task. My personal rules for survival
Sleep often. Out of sight. Out of range.
~Keep quite. Never pull a trigger that can be heard by more than a 2nd or 3rd "zombie".
~Keep fed. Eat small, but often to keep energy up without feeling full.
~Goggles and face masks. Eyes, noses, and mouths are equivalent to open wounds.
Keep them protected. ~Create road blocks where ever you go. Lots and lots of spare time in a zombie world (living or dead), so why not make it tough for them and create labyrinths all over the place. This'll confuse the dead and the living, slowing down anyone you don't want on your ass. ~Scavenge what you can, when you can. ~Burn the dead.
Originally posted by Mactire
Maybe they feel no need to attack their own. Their brains have been affected by a virus, and a virus' sole purpose is to spread. Why spread to something you already occupy? There are some really interesting vids on youtube showing insects that have become enslaved by parasites. These parasites make these bugs do strange things like feed themselves to birds, eat their own kind, etc.
On to question 2: They may not seek out a glass of water. (If they're dead, they won't need it, obviously), but if we're talking about viral, bacterial, or parasitical zombies then they would require water to live. However 2-4 days without water would be plenty to wonder around, attack everything that lives (no pun intended), and then drop dead after you've spread to 5-10 other people, who then spread out and do the same thing. 75 million people died during the Black Death in the 1300s, now imagine everyone infected going out and willingly trying to spread this virus through rioting and murder. Wouldn't matter if the virus killed them before dehydration did, it would still be hell on Earth.
Question 3: Zombies, living or dead, would be attracted to all manners of sounds manmade or not. But once the $h!t hits the fan, most sounds will likely be manmade once the power goes out. Nature is pretty quiet, especially compared to the sounds of scavenging humans, barricades being built, guns being fired, and engines on generators. If you watch Night of the Living, especially Tom Savini's remake, you'll notice that the zombies are attracted to the hammering and the house lights. If they'd of turned off the lights and stayed quiet, they likely would've been fine til morning, without even needing to board up the windows. Their doom was fueled by their fear of the dead, and their paranoia of one another.