Awesome post today for you guys about one of my favorite Twitter topics, The Walking Dead. Kim Griffin’s a total fangirl, as you can tell from her blog at TheFitnessMoms! So read on for some zombie goodness!
I’m thrilled to be posting on Julie’s blog today ~ thanks, Julie! When she mentioned The Walking Dead, I just about jumped out of my chair because the show is one of my current obsessions.
The Walking Dead starts off in it’s first season with a drop dead sexy sheriff (Rick) meandering through a slew of abandoned cars and what appeared to be a war zone. It’s obvious he’s looking for something when he happens upon a little girl walking in bunny slippers and carrying a teddy bear. He calls out to her a few times, “Little girl.” Finally, she turns around ~ revealing that she is a zombie.
Rick kills her.
Cue theme music.
From that short scene, I was hooked.
Fast forward a couple of seasons ~ we’re now in Season 3 ~ and have learned that there is a full blown zombie apocalypse. Technology is gone and nobody knows how many humans have survived.
One thing is true in the show ~ through all the rotting, flesh eating zombies and the running for your life scenes, the base for the entire story is the same base for any story and life in general ~ the people, their basic needs and their relationships. They still need food, water, medicine, shelter, connection and love. These needs drive the entire show. We see that in the midst of all this chaos, they find love, they make friends, and they find the evil that still exists in mankind.
One other thing we know ~ everyone is infected.
Infected. How could this be possible?
Well, if you’ve ever had the chicken pox, you know it’s possible because that’s only one example of a virus that sits inside you forever until it decides to rear it’s ugly head in the form of Shingles.
Yikes, I know.
The talk of a zombie apocalypse has grown tremendously since the beginning of the show ~ so much so that people are not only preparing for it, they are expecting it. What makes a normal rational person believe such a crazy unbelievable thing?
Consider this ~ every couple of years, a new virus pops up, seemingly out of nowhere ~ affecting human bodies in some expected and unexpected ways. Bird flu, Ebola and Bubonic Plague, to name a few.
Where do these new viruses come from? We don’t know, exactly.
Some scientists theorize that they could be coming from newly explored (and destroyed) parts of rain forests and other undisturbed places in the universe.
The more we explore or destroy those areas, the bigger the chance that we stir up viruses which may lay dormant and harmless.
Who knows what they will do?
…and if it happens, I want Rick and Daryl in my group.
Do you watch The Walking Dead? If you could pick 2 people from the show to be in your zombie fighting group, who would you choose? Do you think a zombie apocalypse is possible?
Thanks so much for guest blogging today, Kim!
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