First off I'd like to apologize for the vast absence of posts lately. Darci and I FINALLY got internet at our apt. so we can actually begin uploading again. We're hopefully going to try to put up a few posts to make up for the long absence. Anyways, on to the post...
So facebook and I have been having a love-hate relationship as of late. People always try to send me a million application invites and for the most part I scroll through them hitting "ignore" and hoping they will stop showing up every day. Another popular response to this phenomenon is to just ignore them for a long time and pretend like those invites don't even exist...
Well I finally succumbed to adding the "Living Social" app. because I saw everyone filling out those damn surveys and some of them actually had neat titles so I thought to myself...I suppose one app. can't kill me?
Little did I know I would spend the next two hours addicted to facebook worse than ever before... filling out surveys about ridiculous things that are totally inconsequential to live, the universe, and everything, but then I got to a really geeky one and I had to laugh.
Pick 5 people to be your "Dream Team to Fight Off a Zombie Invasion of America."
OOO! I am intrigued!
So I though to myself: If I was going to pick five people who would not only work well together, but also make a fairly entertaining story about zombie killing, then who would I pick? The following was my hilarious and entertaining solution.
One: Bruce Willis (plus all his in-movie badass skills). Think about it this way; Bruce Willis' characters have saved the world like a bajillion times and done it with intellect and all around bad-assery. On top of that, he's saved us from meteors, an alien bent on destroying earth, biological warfare, terrorists, and (though briefly) he appeared to attempt to stop some beefed up super-bio-experiment-zombies! He not only does his job well, he also does it with witty lines and manages to land himself a pretty sweet lady in nearly every instance. He is a great person to start off the roster.
Two: Green Arrow. Sure, he's an obvious choice for ranged combat with his archery skills, and his ability to produce all different kinds of artillery for his bow, but another great quality the Arrow possesses is his ability to use cunning intellect to figure out the problem at hand. As a socially concerned super hero, he would put the greater good of humanity above his personal concerns and would probably try to weed out any conspiracies that could be associated with the mass appearance of zombies.
Three: Batman. This one seems pretty obvious but allow me to explain anyways. Batman possesses the resources to amass one hell of a resistance armory. In truth, Batman would have probably known about the zomibes BEFORE they even arrived, and then he would also know their weakness and how to wipe out as many as possible in the shortest amount of time imaginable. Since they're undead, he doesn't have to worry about his whole not being able to kill people-thing and he can smite guilt-free.
Four: The Terminator. Mostly I picked the terminator for the sheer fact that he would stop at nothing to complete a mission and his accurate firepower would be an obvious plus to any zombie resistance. OF COURSE we'd have to program it to want to stop the zombies, but after that little obstacle we've got a killing machine on our hands.
Five: Han Solo. He may not be super-strong, or have any super powers for that matter, but Han Solo possesses a little thing called Luck +20. He makes it out of impossible situations and he thinks fast on his feet. If something seems like a bad idea, he'll be the first to say so and he'll explain why everyone would be crazy to go through with it. In short, he's a great balance to round out the team.
The problems with this team: Who exactly is going to lead? Bruce Willis seems like an obvious choice but Batman doesn't take orders from anyone and he's not much of a group person in the first place. Even in the Justice League he's only a part-time member and only shows up when he's really, truly needed. Han Solo is a great balance and his luck is fantastic, but how good would he be in a super-stressful situation with a ton of zombies running after him? If he has the Millenium Falcon then we can assume the tables are turned and the zombies are going down a whole lot faster, but the same goes for if Batman has his awesome Jet. Green Arrow is probably going to fight logistics from time to time, and honestly if Bruce Willis can't emerge as leader then they're more like five individuals who are working sort-of together rather than a "team."
The pros of this team: Well seriously? It would be fricken hilarious to watch this team in action. Green Arrow, Han Solo, and Bruce Willis would be crazy competetition for any leading lady that ends up in the story for romantic-interest purposes. Batman would disappear all the time, terrifying the team and making them think he's been turned, only to return with more bad ass gadgets and the like. Personally, I think zombies would terrify the crap out of Han Solo and he'd have a really hard time coping with them being around unless he had the falcon. Oh, and dialogue? You want some of the wittiest, most on-the-fly dialogue you've ever heard and you put these five together against a zombie apocalypse. I can just see it now and to be honest if it ever really happened I'd die of laughter. (If someone can conceive writing a web-comic about this PLEASE let me know).
So, what do you think you'd pick for your top five?
Lady Lara Jones