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#24 - rockmanneos
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(12/03/2012) [-]
So I'm writing a story about zombies myself. Forgoing the details, the zombies are all a hive mind, and what one sees, every other zombie can see.
How dangerous does FJ think these zombies are?
#61 to #24 - BOOTYWIZARD
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(12/03/2012) [-]
stephen kings book Cell has those exact zombies
#68 to #61 - rockmanneos
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(12/03/2012) [-]
That's actually where some of the inspiration for these zombies came from. Only these zombies are half-dead, not "still alive" like the ones in Cell. Also, the ones in Cell had the Raggedy man to lead them, these zombies have no leadership and are just one collective, yet dispersed, mass.
It would be easier to explain in-story, though, and that would give away spoilers.
#60 to #24 - gammajk
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(12/03/2012) [-]
Probably the most dangerous kind. That's basically why World War Z zombies ****** up everything - not exactly a hivemind but they moan when they see prey and the moaning attracts more zombies.
But with a hivemind, they'd be extremely dangerous if they had some level of intelligence, like "oh look, zombie A sees some people, but there's already 50 other zombies going after them so I'll go help zombie B even though he's farther away but he's all alone". And intelligent zombies, even if they're slow and even if they didn't have the hivemind, are the most dangerous type of all.
So here's how dangerous inntelligent zombies would be, from lowest to highest:
Intelligent, slow, no hivemind
Intelligent, fast, no hivemind
Intelligent, slow, hivemind
Intelligent, fast, hivemind
#59 to #24 - strifethethird
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(12/03/2012) [-]
how about zombies that got bit by the same zombie can communicate with each other by means of hormones or grunts, or something.
#42 to #24 - thumbpadawan
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(12/03/2012) [-]
Not very because they would all be *********** about where to go. "Oh zombie 43437 sees some tasty humans." "but zombie 229932 sees some tastier humans." "BUT zombie 98765432 sees a huge bunch of humans" "NO, its all about zombie 384922 who sees big, fat humans". Imagine all of those zombies being unable to decide where to go because there are so many options from all the other zombies.
#48 to #42 - rockmanneos
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(12/03/2012) [-]
Hmm...what if I made the hive mind groups local? Say zombie 4587 sees a human, but only the zombies within a certain radius around it would focus on said human?
#30 to #24 - techketzer
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(12/03/2012) [-]
Don't you ******* dare steal my story.
Don't you ******* dare.
#47 to #30 - rockmanneos
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(12/03/2012) [-]
I'm already posting it on dA. ._.
#221 to #47 - techketzer
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(12/03/2012) [-]
Sorry I ended up sounding so aggressive, it was meant to be humorous.
May I have a link to read it?
#364 to #221 - rockmanneos
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(12/03/2012) [-]
Sure! :D
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Progress is slow in writing it because of school, work and writer's block, but this is what I have.
#365 to #364 - techketzer
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(12/04/2012) [-]
Very interesting, but also very short.
I noticed very little characterization, it feels more descriptive than immersive, but maybe that's due to the brevity and will get better as it expands.

Nice atmospheric setting, though, you pack quite a bit of detail into your chapters.
#367 to #365 - rockmanneos
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(12/04/2012) [-]
Yeah, the characterization is going to be one of those "get to know as you go along" type of things. Right now I'm just hoping to pull it off...
And the details are something I've always been struggling with. Always think I have too little, try to add a few, then realize it's way too much halfway through and botch it all.
#20 - manueldomingues
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(12/02/2012) [-]
if the zombies from resident evil came to reality, well we would be ******, realy realy ******, most dangerous zombies in my opinion....
#21 to #20 - themaaster
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(12/03/2012) [-]
Left for dead 2.
#23 to #21 - manueldomingues
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(12/03/2012) [-]
that too, but i still think resident evil is worse, just look at that guy wesker, just, wtf?
#51 to #23 - dagreatmax
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(12/03/2012) [-]
Black ops , those ************* take forever to kill
#18 - BrotherBaner
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(12/02/2012) [-]
why are the 28 days zombies considered smart?
#19 to #18 - tomnash
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(12/02/2012) [-]
if you think about it they seem to be able to find people from miles away
#17 - AnonymousDonor
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(12/02/2012) [-]
do vampires count as zombies?
i feel like in certain contexts they would

like in I Am Legend (the book, not the movie)
#15 - anotherloner
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(12/02/2012) [-]
Shaun of the Dead was such a great film
#13 - Crusader
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(12/02/2012) [-]
You have to remember that for zombies like 28 days later eventually starve.
#12 - krehy
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(12/02/2012) [-]
The Left 4 Dead zombies are ridiculous. They are smart and fast....
#231 to #12 - anon
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(12/03/2012) [-]
Not zombies per se, just really sick people.
#204 to #12 - dajokaman
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(12/03/2012) [-]
unless you play on easy mode...
#10 - anon
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(12/02/2012) [-]
reddit, this morning, just saying
#11 to #10 - anon
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(12/02/2012) [-]
It's been reposted quite alot of times.
#4 - anon
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(12/02/2012) [-]
I Am Legend, not there... So sad
#5 to #4 - kermheat
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(12/02/2012) [-]
That's because they're not zombies, they're mutants
#49 to #5 - anon
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(12/03/2012) [-]
Technically... If you read the book, they're supposed to be vampires
-Inb4 "SHUT THE **** UP ANON"
#28 to #5 - helterskelters
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(12/03/2012) [-]
In the book they are called Vampires, though it was brought about by a sickness with zombie like symptoms. However, in the movie they are mutants. so either Vampire, Mutants, or Zombies, could be correct.
#25 to #5 - wastelandgunner ONLINE
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(12/03/2012) [-]
I thought they were vampire-zombie-mutant things.
#6 to #5 - flopshel
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(12/02/2012) [-]
Vampires, even
#27 to #6 - theqsk
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(12/03/2012) [-]
In the book they are more vampire like in my opinion. In the movie they still seem like vampires. Just ones that are a little downzy.
#1 - Dember
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(12/02/2012) [-]
I demand to see The Walking Dead somewhere around the bottom right.
Also how is this a yahoo movie?
#46 to #1 - volcanobakemeat
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(12/03/2012) [-]
I disagree good sir, I would place it in the bottom left. After all, they are the walking dead, not the sprinting-Kenyan dead.
#26 to #1 - SirSheepy
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(12/03/2012) [-]
id think that the walking dead zombies would be somewhere around the very middle
#9 to #1 - neostar
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(12/02/2012) [-]
Walking Dead zombies aren't really dumb though, unlike most zombies they know how to climb ladder and open doors and even use stuff to get to their food. I'd say they're on the half way mark for speed but only about 1/4th of the way to the top.
#16 to #9 - draxdiesel
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(12/02/2012) [-]
im pretty sure they can't climb ladders. there have been a few times where they noticeably haven't climbed them.
#362 to #16 - neostar
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(12/03/2012) [-]
They couldn't climb them because the other zombies were pulling them down. They were all going for food and they wanted at it first. So in order to get to the food, they were going to climb up any way they could. So they grabbed whatever zombie was on the ladder and tried to pull themselves up thus causing none of them being able to get up.
#14 to #9 - Crusader
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(12/02/2012) [-]
Wait, when did they ever climb ladders or use tools?
#108 to #14 - Dember
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(12/03/2012) [-]
One used a rock to break glass doors in one of the first episodes. Also, they've encountered ladders before, but didn't go up them -- at least not very quickly. However, immediately afterward, they climbed over a chain link fence.
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#3 to #2 - Dember
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(12/02/2012) [-]
Zombies are zombies, man.
#8 to #3 - robotvoice ONLINE
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(12/02/2012) [-]
movies are movies we call this the reflexive property