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What Do Zombies Eat?

What Do Zombies Eat?


A zombie walks into a tiki bar. "Hey," says the bartender, "did you know we have a drink named after you?" The zombie looks surprised. "You have a drink called Marvin?" he asks.

That has nothing to do with what zombies eat. It's just to lighten the mood a little, because this is a pretty grim story.

It's a grim story because, according to the experts — chief among them Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead and the novel on which the recent Brad Pitt vehicle World War Z was based — what zombies eat is you. Or those like you.

But is this really true? Brooks obviously knows a lot about the dietary preferences of the undead. He tells us that zombies are definitely not gourmets, to begin with. Some reports maintain that what these creatures from beyond the grave really like is brains (and not au beurre noir) — a refinement, if that's the right word, that may have been first suggested by the 1985 zombie flick Return of the Living Dead. (In a more recent foray into zombieland, Warm Bodies, zombies eat brains so they can take on the memories contained therein.) Brooks doesn't buy the brain thing, though, maintaining that these animated corpses just like human meat of any kind. They do have the ability to distinguish our flesh from that of animals, and they express a preference for freshly killed meat (if you've been dead for 18 hours, don't worry; the zombies will shun you faster than a Gwyneth Paltrow shuns a Baconator), but they have yet to betray a preference for, say, Chinese or Mexican over Lithuanian or Tahitian — or vice versa — when it comes to reaching for a snack.

Brooks also tells us that zombies are sort of piggy: They eat night and day — but not, apparently, because they're always hungry. Food isn't fuel for zombies. They don't need it to survive, and in fact can't even digest it. It just sits there in their zombie tummies and ferments, sometimes to the point that their guts explode. Which doesn't seem to bother them much.

If zombies don't need food, then why do they keep eating folks? Some "zombieologists" posit that it may be to stave off the pain and suffering induced by their condition. Brooks seems to think it's just a base instinct — about all they have left — and as a way of zombifying others. I think it's maybe just because they're mean.


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[Zombies]

Z ombies--the walking dead, reanimated corpses--are found deep at the bottom of Mori's uncanny valley: though still human in form, they are no longer connected to us by life, and they breach our deepest taboos--cannibalism, grave desecration, the strict separation of life and death.

Z ombies are have become familiar to most Americans through horror films of the last century. Nearly all find zombies repulsive, but horror fans also find them exciting and even humorous. The gore that accompanies any respectable zombie film still connects us to our fear of death in its most palpable form, rotting flesh but with the fear comes the thrills, for those who can stomach it.

T he images on this page would be unsatisfying to most horror fans, as the hallmark of modern zombie films is now life-like, over-the-top gore. It will serve us better, though, to first explore the origins of this time-honored creature that began as an obscure Haitian folk myth but is now one of our most revisited horror archetypes. It may first seem that history has little connection to our fictional flesh-eating friends, but they have complex origins, too little discussed and too often ignored by historians and horror fans alike: here we hope to provide the first step in the exploration of the phenomenon.

I t is estimated that 80-90% of Haitians "serve the spirits" or practice Vodou. In Vodou, all people die in two ways--naturally (sickness, gods' will) and unnaturally (murder, before their time) those who die unnaturally linger at their grave, unable to rejoin ancestors until the gods approve. Souls are vulnerable at this time: their will may be snatched up by a powerful sorcerer (boko) and locked in a bottle which the boko uses to control their un-dead but un-living body. Other times he lets their body rest but uses just the soul.

T his is does not have to be unpleasant for the soul or body: under the right circumstances, a hardworking man might prefer to continue working rather than lie waiting in the ground, especially if he is used by the boko to help with healing magic. More unsavory boko, though, could purposely kill a man to make a zombie, then force him into mindless toil or worse, black magic & evil intentions.


Papa Mondy, a vodou houngan (priest) who works to undo bad magic of "unscrupulous" boko. Here he is being mounted (possessed) by a gede (a usually beneficent graveyard spirit).

T he few who do see zombies as concrete reality do not fear the zombies themselves (who are only mindless and pathetic) rather, they fear becoming a zombie under the wrong circumstances and against their will. The boko's power to make zombies is used more often as a threat to maintain social order only rarely will he actually go through with the act of catching a soul. The stories are told with laughter as much as with seriousness, and the zombie remains a potent image in the rural folktales and philosophical discussions of Haiti today.

E ver-sensitive to the stereotypes associated with Vodou, scholars rarely explore the still very present zonbi image in Haitian culture, and so we get little information from reliable sources (leaving horror films to replace facts). Those who do breach the topic are not treated seriously and are sometimes accused of racism other scholars ignore their (to them) obviously unworthy research. The most well-known researcher to explore the Haitian zonbi is Wade Davis, an ethnobotanist: the horror film The Serpent & the Rainbow is taken from his book of the same name. He sets out to prove the scientific reality of zonbi production, claiming to have found a zonbi-creating medicine and its antidote.z

D espite these sensationalistic claims, the very well respected African art historian Robert Farris Thompson has defended Davis. In an introduction to Davis' book Passage of Darkness, Thompson writes: "I would never have been steered in the right direction, taught to take the zombie phenomenon seriously as a social sanction of the greatest import, had I not come into contact with the research distilled in this volume by Wade Davis (xii)."


What are we so afraid of? A zombie in flames chases Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later (2002)

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While I didn't try to see if explosions or water can help, I do know that setting zombies on fire will not count.

As for torch, the bar area has two of them, more can be found on the wedding at the beach and well, the barn has one too. And well, the best place is Voodoo Island, too bad that it's far away.

The SKATE sign is near "The allright show" studio, on the top of a building, the Furiously Fast neon sign is in the same area though at the bottom of a building, road blocks can be found at the construction yard, near the studios or near the market area. And planks? Well, kinda everywhere!

For the craft recipe: road block + studio light/Furiously Fast sign (see Crafting section - Goat on Wheels for the locations).

To craft it, you need a plank (everywhere) and the SKATE sign near the "The allright show".

By the way, you can find money behind the crafting pad house at the start area or in shops. The Voodoo island is also a good place to grab some.

Go to Voodoo Island then drag a human in the big cauldron.

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Vinciane Amorini - May 2015

Yeah, they disabled it. I decompiled the quest scripts in UE Explorer. They also removed medium Spitting Zombie killer, and quests where you had to kill X zombies with a certain weapon. (I sort of remember those from earlier.)

The Guilty quest is also disabled. The disabled quests are still in the game, but the random quest picker will never select them.

Pee Brake is definitely still in the game though, I get that one fairly often.

I'm going to poke around the console and find out if there's a way to manually activate a quest. I really want to see what the Guilty quest does, but it's programmed in Kismet and I haven't found where those files are stored.

Maybe they removed it, because I had to do the quest Sister from Another Mother quest with 2 zombie goats back then. A lot of time.

The Ride a Bike: I did one time. Unfortunately, it never appeared again for me, so I assumed that I mixed stuff.


We Need a God

Zombies are left to roam the earth searching for a way to survive in addition to eating humans. They are looking for a way to persevere and they do it all over again in torture. They also believe that running after their own desires will satisfy them. Not a chance, according to what Jesus said. "More than that, I count all things as loss compared to the surpassing excellence of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ." Jesus nudges us along our journey to come to Him and we can't do it alone. The world is a dark place as zombies probably found out. Yet, it's a place of greater darkness without Christ.


Everything You Need To Know About 'Rotten Zombie' Skittles

Everybody loves a fun twist on our favorite classic snacks and candies. Peppermint Bark Oreos? Yum! Fudge Brownie M&M's? Sign me up! Rotten Zombie Skittles? Sure! Wait, what? Rotten Zombie Skittles? Yes, you read that right. These are a real, new flavor of Skittles arriving a few months ahead of Halloween. Here's everything you need to know.

Seemingly inspired by Harry Potter's Bertie Bott's Every-Flavor Beans, these Rotten Zombie Skittles packs include a mystery flavor that tastes, well, kind of rotten. Don't worry (too much), though, there will be five normal flavors included in the themed-pack, as well, including Petrifying Citrus Punch, Mummified Melon, Boogeyman Blackberry, Chilling Black Cherry, and Blood Red Berry. Lurking amongst the tasty flavors is the rotten zombie-flavored skittle, so, try these ones at your own risk.

"Our fans love Skittles not just for its delicious fruity flavors, but for the irreverence and sense of humor for which the brand is known," said Rebecca Duke, Skittles senior brand manager, Mars Wrigley U.S, in a statement. "This Halloween, we wanted to give our fans the ultimate rotten twist on the candy they know and love, challenging them to test their bravery over a bag of Zombie Skittles."

Skittles is also daring fans to attempt the #DaretheRainbow Challenge on social media. What's that, you ask? "It's quite simple," the Rotten Zombie Skittles press release explains. "Those brave enough to try Zombie Skittles are encouraged to gather a group of friends, record their experience as they try — and eventually taste — the hidden zombie flavor, and then share on Instagram using #DareTheRainbow and @skittles."

The Share Size bags will retail for around $1.89, while you can also pick up a Lay Down bag for $2.49 and a Fun Size for $2.99. Rotten Zombie Skittles are expected to be available at grocery stores nationwide, including Target and Walmart. Will you be brave enough to try?


Why Was The CDC Preparing Us For The Zombie Apocalypse?

The CDC has some specific recommendations of what could be kept in the emergency kit in case a zombie apocalypse happens to break out.

I think that most of us have probably joked about the zombie apocalypse at some time in the past. Perhaps we were not laughing quite so much, however, when the pandemic broke out last year. It seemed as if we were in the middle of just such an issue, aside from the fact that there were not many zombies around.

More than likely, you have become somewhat of an expert on how to survive under difficult circumstances over the past year. You understand more about facemasks than you ever thought you would and you probably even know how to store some food in the event of an emergency. That isn’t even to mention the toilet paper issue that we all had to deal with.

All of this may make you wonder why the CDC had written the “Zombie Preparedness” guide and why they are now beginning to promote it once again. Do they really feel as if zombies are going to try to take over the world?

Rest assured, it wasn’t because they thought that zombies were on their way, they just wanted people to be prepared for any type of disaster. That includes the pandemic, which we are now dealing with every day.

Believe it or not, the zombie apocalypse guide from the CDC is nothing new. They actually first released it back in 2011, and natural disasters were taking place everywhere that year. It wasn’t only in the United States, it was also the year that the tsunami swept the coast of Japan and caused so much death and destruction.

The CDC wanted to prepare us for difficult times, so they did so by using a rather popular topic: zombies. There zombie preparedness blog says: “So what do you need to do before zombies…or hurricanes or pandemics for example, actually happen? First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house.”

They then go on to talk about some of the things you would want to keep around, such as food, water, and supplies that would help you to get through a few days. It was for the purpose of giving you time to get to a “zombie-free refugee camp’ or, perhaps, to survive a natural disaster.

The CDC has some specific recommendations of what could be kept in the emergency kit in case a zombie apocalypse happens to break out. Here are the recommendations:

Water (1 gallon per person per day)

Food: Stock up on non-perishable items that you eat regularly

Medications: prescription and non-prescription meds

Tools and fix-it supplies, such as a utility knife, duct tape, and battery-powered radio

Sanitation and hygiene supplies, such as household bleach and soap

Clothing and bedding: a change of clothes for each family member, as well as extra blankets

Important documents: Copies of your driver’s license, passport, birth certificate, proof of insurance and homeownership and other important info

More than likely, you have a kit available to help get you through some difficult times, just in case the pandemic takes another turn for the worse. Then again, if you are lagging in the preparedness department, it’s never too late to start putting things together now.


Zombie Party – Party Planning Ideas for your Zombie Themed Event

Zombies greeted out guests as they entered through our cemetery.

Guests were summoned to enter at their own risk as…

brain eating zombies were trying to enter our home from every door and window.

Some zombies were successful at breaking through the windows that we had boarded up.

Their arms were reaching in to grab unsuspecting guests.

No window frames were harmed in the making of this display! These clever props, designed by my husband, just pop into our window opening and can be pulled out after the party.

We had 103 party attendees and we knew they were going to come hungry. We needed a lot of space to hold all of the food and utilized the entire kitchen.

Our kitchen island was transformed into a graveyard scene which featured all of the savory food.

A brain eating zombie climbed out of his grave at one end of the island and a tombstone was set at the opposite end. In between was lots of tissue paper grass and food, of course.

Creepy zombie hands reached up out of the ground grasping at food like the skull shaped cheese.

Our desserts were a major focal point of the party food. We were sure to leave plenty of room around the tables so our guests could easily serve themselves.

Our haunted house display held individual zombie themed desserts including …

Cake Ball Brains, Dark Chocolate Caramel Marshmallow Filled Brains, Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Brains, Gingerbread Zombies, Zombie Sugar Cookies, White Chocolate Zombies, Peanut Butter Fudge Filled Chocolate Skulls, Bleeding White Chocolate Popcorn, Coconut Cream Skulls, Chocolate Coffins, and Chocolate Caramel Brains.

We made plenty of lollipops and painted candies to set around the table too.

I loved that I could fit my small skull shaped candies into chocolate coffins. During the party one young boy came up to me holding a chocolate coffin lid that had a big bite taken out of it and said, “this is chocolate, the whole thing is chocolate, this is so awesome.” It was too cute!

We really had fun decorating lots of zombie themed cookies for our display including Nutter Butter Skulls.

We needed more room for our Cookies ‘n Cream Fudge Tombstones, Brownie Coffins, Pumpkin Caramels, Zombie Marshmallows, and some handmade Halloween Chocolates, so we created another display on my kitchen desk.

We added tables covered in blood splattered tablecloths to our living room so our guests could sit and enjoy all their tasty morsels.

One of my favorite decorations at this years party was our zombie family portrait wall.

Family and friends were zombified using a clever zombie app. Even the dogs were zombified!

Our garage was transformed into a laboratory complete with a mad scientist doing experimental work. We served drinks and had more tables and chairs set up for our guests.

Our basement, once again, became a movie theater. The entry into the movie theater was infested with spiders and guests got their hands stuck in spider webs as they made their descent down into the catacombs.

Guests entered the cinema and met our zombie ticket taker.

Then they could get snacks at the concession stand. This picture was taken before the popcorn and snacks had been put in place.

Movies played throughout the party and many guests enjoyed time viewing the show.

Aside from the movies, the kids played games, won prizes, went on a scavenger hunt, and had fun running around playing ghosts in the graveyard.

At the end of the evening, our guests exited past this ghoulish display.

We were so happy to host so many of our friends and family and look forward to our 2013 Halloween party.

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Defending Against Zombies

Assuming normal circumstances, when Zombies appear, they will immediately seek out nearby Sims to attack. Such attacks can be interrupted merely by canceling the action in the action queue if it's happening to your controlled Sim. If a zombie targets a townie, you can still interrupt the attack before it starts by performing literally any social interaction you wish against the zombie.

If all the Sims on the lot are engaged, or all the Sims are indoors, the Zombies will then target any crops that happen to be outside. All growable things can be targets, from simple tomato plants to money trees. If the zombie starts to attack it, you'll have about 30 seconds (30 in-game minutes) to interact with the zombie in any way. Any command will force the zombie to stop, even if you immediately then cancel whatever you wanted to do.

That said, it's pretty tough to play defense if you're attacked by the full horde of four. Unless you have as many controllable Sims in your home as you have zombies, it's tough to try to interrupt them all. If the zombies are allowed to fully consume a crop, the crop will die and cannot be restored it will need to be replanted.

The Zombies' obsession with crops can put a serious strain on several different careers. It can completely shuts down a self-employed gardener, and it can make it tougher for Alchemists to gather their ingredients. However, you can purchase the new plant pots in Buy Mode to allow you to grow crops indoors. They cost at minimum $200 apiece though, so you probably can't afford too many of them with a Generation-1 family.

As a less expensive alternative. You can surround your garden with the Graveyard Fence and the Graveyard Gate, lock the gates to everyone but those in your household. This will prevent them from getting to your crops. The other fences I've tried didn't work.

Unfortunately, there is no other way to stop the Zombies. Magical spells have normal effects but nothing special or different. For example, if you have a Witch cast Fire Blast on a zombie, its skin will change to the "Signed" skin, but it doesn't actually hurt the zombie. Zombies, strangely enough, can die from old age, and you'll see on occasion a zombie pop up during a full moon just to immediately die.

Your one saving grace can come in the form of Alchemy or high-level Spells. Using a Potent Cure Elixir or Sunshine Charm on a zombie will convert it back to a normal human Sim. However, the game will continue to spawn new Zombies during full moons if there aren't enough.


1 Hardtack

You'd think that crackers would be a very smart food to horde during a zombie apocalypse, but that's not really the case, as virtually all crackers end up spoiling within 2 months if they're kept at room temperature. There is one type of cracker, though, that'll last you a very long time, and that would be hardtack, which is a pretty simple cracker/biscuit that's made using flour, water, and sometimes salt. Hardtacks have been used in the past as military rations, and they were still edible after a 50-year period, which makes them one of the only snacks that you should actually try to horde should the zombies come.


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