Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Zombies are Not Sexy Monsters

I have a confession to make. I do not understand the current fascination with zombies. They're gross. There aren't any cool secret powers that come with being a zombie. You become mindless. And you look and smell bad.

Ew.

I did enjoy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but mostly because I enjoy Pride and Prejudice and can appreciate a well written spoof.  I also like the iconic Jonathon Coulton song "Re: Your Brains", but again that's more because of the wink and the nod at corporate culture than anything else.


Every other zombie themed book I've tried to read, I've hated. I mention it because last week many of my friends were expressing excitement via facebook about the return of Walking Dead and I wondered if I should give it a try. I often agree with these people on other entertainment choices, so I thought perhaps I should give it a try.

That very night I had a long and awful nightmare featuring zombies. I woke up at 3am, drenched in sweat and with my heart racing.  This was just from thinking about watching a show about zombies.

This is one of many passing fads and fancies which I will happily skip.  The rest of you should carry on with your enjoyment of zombies. I'll sit this one out, thanks. 

Sparkly vampires are apparently much more my speed.

4 comments:

Donna said...

I don't get zombies either. I'll take sparkling vampires and magic any day over zombies!

Emilia said...

Thank you! I knew I couldn't be alone out there.

Abby Bowman said...

I'm also with you on this. We did try the first episode of Walking Dead and turned it off half way through. In fact, I would have been done after the first 5 minutes. No thank you.

Susan said...

Oh, I have a young man in my house who LOVES that show. It is now on the list of shows he is welcome to watch after I have gone to bed or am otherwise not there. It gives me nightmares, too.