by Frankenstein Jones
I want to talk about the Apocalypse and I want to start by asking why nobody’s talking about it. First, let me say that what I mean when I say “The Apocalypse” is the Zombie Apocalypse. I’m not kidding. Maybe people are going to say that it’s just something on TV or in the movies, but I want to ask: how many movies? How many TV shows? It’s everywhere—in books and comics and flash mobs and costume contests, and it just goes on and on. All that must be coming from somewhere; it’s the zeitgeist, the collective unconscious.
And in most of those stories, the cause is never explained. We’re afraid to ask that question because that will make it real. The more times we see and hear the story, the more we deny it. People want to pretend that it’s just a story when they should be figuring out what’s going to cause it and getting ready. The religious may think it’s the Rapture. It could be terrorism, some kind of biological weapon or radiation from the nuclear fallout after a war. That could make anything happen—maybe zombies, maybe giant ants! Continue reading