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Zak Roy Yoballa

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My fascination with zombies
« on: June 27, 2007, 04:32:13 PM »
I'm not sure when it started but it was probably around 11 years old (thats when I first saw Night of the Living Dead).  Ever since I've had a soft spot for them.  I think the first attraction had to do with the gore.  There was nothing quite like a half rotten corpse supping on the freshly open can of grey matter...

When I was 17-18 I think I was more interested in the quasi-political undertones of the undead (the masses voting for people for no real reason and or picking the lesser of two evils instead of what they feel is right).   It is easy to be an idealist at that age because you have a lot less to lose.  Typically that also means there is less wisdom and understanding then too, which makes the zombie mythos much more polarized.

Now that I'm older (33 for those counting) I think the love has shifted to the survivors.  Those who have what it takes to make it through the most horrible circumstances.  Don't get me wrong, I still like the political statements and who doesn't lovere?  But after working in a factory for 11+years it is surviving the mindless drones that hits home the most.   Long live the living!!! Down with the Dead!!!

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