December 17, 2012

While discussing the WALKING DEAD...


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  1. Not read the comics then huh.

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  2. Swords don't make noise to attract other zeds, nor do they jam or need reloading.

    Though a crowbar is probably easier/safer to wield.

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  3. Let's be fair now... EVERYONE on that show is dumb

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    1. It's difficult not to come to that conclusion once you realize it's a case of survival of the fittest (smartest) and THE ZOMBIES ARE WINNING.

      Swords versus guns, Michonne versus Andrea, etc. are all just sideshow debates. What really matters is at what point you, as a viewer, finally say, "to hell with it," and start rooting for the zombies.

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  4. Anyone who's actually taken a gun safety course knows about the 7-step rule. Someone with a knife (or sword or other close combat weapon) can close a distance of about 7 steps before someone with a gun not already fixed on them can aim and fire. Guns are not magical death sticks, they are specialized tools. Plus, swords never run out of ammo. At most you'll need to re-sharpen them.

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  5. It only makes it all more lame when you arm-chair commandoes offer "survival and warfare" tips.

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  6. Didn't they establish in episode two that, at least in that universe, guns are stupid and dangerous?

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  7. It's weird how he knows that Michonne is a character, apparently without ever having seen or read The Walking Dead.

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    1. Where does it say (or even imply) that he hasn't seen it?

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    2. Fairly certain he was sarcastically pointing out that anyone who has seen even one episode should already know why guns are generally a bad idea in that particular universe.

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  8. Michonne is the dumbest person on the show, not because she uses a sword, since apparently her katana is a magic +5 zombie-bane weapon and therefore way better than any mere gun, but because she never says anything that would be useful for anyone else to know.

    In season two everyone was dumb, now it is just her.

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    1. I don't know, Andrea is still pretty fucking stupid.

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  9. I don't consider being the dumbest person person in TWD as particularly bad, since I figure that all the dumb people ("Let's go into this dark, unsecured building", "Sure, he was bitten, but he's my close relative, so he won't harm me") must've gotten themselves killed by now.

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  10. I like the Walking Dead, and I know people have complaints about it, but this has got to be THE DUMBEST criticism of the show I've ever heard. They even explain (visually) that a gunshot or loud noise amasses a horde of zombies.

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  11. It stands to reason the best anti-zombie technique depends heavily on the particular zombie pathology. Noisy firearms are a bad idea if the zombies are attracted to loud noises like in Walking Dead. However in other zombieverses with more virulent outbreaks, the splashback from a melee weapon like a sword could prove nastily infectious.

    The best generalist approach I can think of is to surround yourself with a group of companions who are all just slightly slower thinking and, more importantly, slower running than you are.

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  12. Swords don't run out of bullets!

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    1. But swords require sharpening after a while.

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    2. Absolutely right. That's a failing of not only The Walking Dead, but a lot of stories where someone's just chopping people up constantly.

      I guess you can stab people a lot with it, but cutting heads isn't that easy.

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  13. A katana made with traditional forging techniques is made by folding the steel. If it is all done properly and the blade is maintained, you won't actually need to sharpen it because the natural wear of the blade will leave it sharp.

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