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Ponies are vegetarians, so zombies and vampires are the most frightening monsters to them. That might explain why they make even more zombie movies than we do!

Most zombie fans are divided into two camps: Pro-Fast Zombies and Anti-Fast Zombies. I've even seen Anti-Fast Zombie bumper stickers. The word "zombie" brings up images of slow-moving, undead masses, so there are fierce debates on whether the newer, infected-style creatures can be called zombies. Fans of classic film and role playing games, however, are quick to point out that both are different from the original concept, and that they are missing the presence of the very cool Zombie Master. And then there are the Resident Evil-style, mutated zombies! Personally, I do not understand the division. I love zombies in all their gooey forms.



Many, many apologies for the late update. I pride myself on keeping a steady, reliable schedule every week, so I hope no one was too bummed out.


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txanne
Sep. 28th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Life lands on our heads unpredictably. Also? This comic is worth waiting for.

I'm in the slow-zombie camp. Romero zombies are what happen when the person controlling them dies. (Just call me Retcon Queen!)
kimonos_house
Sep. 28th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks. ^_^

That's the way they're presented in games like Magic. Zombies are free-roaming, and a Zombie Master can bend them to his will. In film, though, when the shaman dies, everyone wakes up and goes "buzzuh?!"
txanne
Sep. 28th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that makes a different kind of sense, you know?
cindy_reddeer
Sep. 28th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
My preference is the slow-zombies. Sean of the Dead is my all time favouite Zombie movie. =) I need to watch the Sheep Zombie movie Black Sheep. I'm also a fan of the '80s movie Night of the Comet, but if I remember correctly those could fall into the Fast-Zombie category as they are infected people who slowly turn into Zombies.
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kimonos_house
Sep. 28th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
Ghouls are spirits that feed on the dead, so they're a bit different. I'd love to see some in a new movie, though. The closest we've come is the succubus in Jennifer's Body.
musewrangler
Sep. 28th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
The ponies must've been really disturbed by that one scene in Survival of the Dead. XD

"I love zombies in all their gooey forms."

*thumbs up* Like! XD

If there were going to be a real-life zombie outbreak, though, I'd prefer the slow kind, only because I'm not much of a runner. I'd get nommed in seconds around fast zombies; I might last a few days around the slow kind. ^_^
kimonos_house
Sep. 28th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
Got that one in the Netflix cue, so Kris can finally see it. So much of that movie was so wrong. :P

I'd prefer the slow kind, only because I'm not much of a runner.

Cardio! XD I think that's the biggest problem with slow zombies (not that I'm taking sides). In most of the movies, people just kinda stand around and wait to be eaten.
daireen
Sep. 29th, 2010 12:11 pm (UTC)
Cardio, eh? Someone's seen Zombieland. ;)


eta: My (very groggy this early) BF is firmly in the Pro-Zombie camp, period. Fast, slow, he just likes him some mindless undead hordes. :D

Edited at 2010-09-29 12:14 pm (UTC)
soulssecret
Sep. 28th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
I enjoy your comic greatly and look forward to it, but I definitely don't hold it against you if life gets all up in your face and makes you have to post a day or two later. It happens to all of us.
This comic was amusing too. lol It's so true, even with vampires and stuff. Lol
featherfire
Sep. 28th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely in the slow zombie camp. I'm with you, Shenanigans! That's not to say that I don't enjoy fast zombies, they just don't seem like zombies to me.

So, in the world of KT, when they refer to such personages as "Romero", are they picturing a white-haired pony, directing zombie movies with his gigantic glasses?
kimonos_house
Sep. 28th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Nah, they coexist with us. ^_^ (What, you don't have pony neighbors? XD)
banglesau
Sep. 28th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
I managed to live the extra day without turning into a zombie and feasting on brains ;)

I'm not a huge fan of zombies, but then I have really only seen the fast zombies, and 28 days.... I didn't like that movie much at all.... I'll stick to non zombie infested movies.
sailor_titan
Sep. 29th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on the not being so much for Zombies. For one thing, they're FREAKING SCARY. And I don't like scary things.

Though old school shaman zombies are kind of cool, and not as scary.
delynfirebrand
Sep. 28th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
The zombie debate is interesting. I prefer to take a neutral stance.

Forgive the nitpicking, but in the last panel, shouldn't that be "eating", not "eat?
kimonos_house
Sep. 28th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, shoot. Yeah, you're right. I'mma fix that!
kidamy
Sep. 28th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
I love this comic, because I love all forms of zombies! I'm really glad you included the voodoo zombies in here, too. So many people forget. :D
kimonos_house
Sep. 28th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
I love me some voodoo zombies! I wish they'd make a little comeback. The Zombie Master is too cool of an idea to let go.
retsuko
Sep. 28th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
Dude--I've been reading you for quite a while now (I hesitate to put exact years on it, but I *think* 2??) and this is the first time I can remember you being late. Cut yourself some slack. :)
kimonos_house
Sep. 28th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that. ^_^ I've been late before, just not this late. I like being reliable!
temalyen
Sep. 28th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
I don't have any particular opinion on zombies, as the only zombie movie I can ever recall watching is Shaun of the Dead. However, I once worked with a guy who was really insistent Romero's movies don't have zombies in them. He said (and I have no idea if this is true) that they're never actually called "zombies" in the movies and people are just assuming things. *shrugs*
kimonos_house
Sep. 29th, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
That's partially correct. The creatures are called "ghouls" on the newscast in the first movie. The word "zombie" is used in the second film. I've read that the term is used extensively in all of Romero's scripts. He definitely refers to them as zombies in interviews. So no assumptions, there.
colormist
Sep. 29th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
strongly opinionated
I don't know if anyone ever called the Living Dead in Romero's movie(s) "zombies". I did see Zombi 2, which uses the voodoo aspect, but they're still slow lumbering and mindless living dead, like Romero's.

Fast zombies are too scary, that's why I don't prefer them. Though the remake of Dawn of the Dead was super-awesome.

I'm so not a fan of voodoo. Any film, show, or book that mentions it instantly has me uninterested. Ergo, the living dead will always be my favorite.

In other news, I cannot wait for WALKING DEAD!!!
kimonos_house
Sep. 29th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
Re: strongly opinionated
I commented above, but yes, they are referred to as "zombies" in Romero's second film. He also uses the word extensively in the scripts.

I was an extra in a small budget, indie zombie movie, and I thought they handled the fast vs. slow debate perfectly. When the zombies are first infected, they're fast, because the body is still fresh. As they decompose and rigor mortis sets in, they slow down and start to shamble. So we had a nice mix of the two. ^_^
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