What's with all the zombies lately?

When I was young it was unicorns. When I hung out with large quantities of gamers, it was vampires. In college it was dragons.

Now it's zombies. What's so enticing about rotting flesh-eaters, anyway? Am I the only one who doesn't get it?
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From: [identity profile] buymeaclue.livejournal.com

I don't know why they've been invading the blogosphere, but I've heard they started showing up in slushpiles, etc., post-9/11. I think the recent books and movies and such started as part of that, and then gathered momentum, maybe?

From: [identity profile] adelynne.livejournal.com

[livejournal.com profile] mrsix's thesis is that entertainment reflects the gore and herd-mentality of our society. Coupled with a massive threat we haven't a clue how to fight.

It's an idea. I just fail to get it.

From: [identity profile] mrsix.livejournal.com

Most of my arguments are here:


Sum it up: we're wrapped up in death and it's the zeitgeist now.

From: [identity profile] the-jackalope.livejournal.com

I wonder if it doesn't have to do with what zombies represent, which is the fear of the mindless masses, a mindlessneess caused by corporations. We're afraid of becoming unthinking creatures, and fear those who have become them.

From: [identity profile] adelynne.livejournal.com

That's definitely a possiblity. I just wish I could figure out why it's "cool" to refer to them in less directed terms.

From: [identity profile] fairnymph.livejournal.com

I don't get it either. I <3 unicorns and vampires though...they are seriously my favourite mythological creatures.


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