+++TECH GIANT NAME TAKEN FROM LORD OF THE RINGS AND MISSION STATEMENT FROM MINORITY REPORT IN DEALS WITH THE LAPD, CIA, FBI, NSA, CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL, US MARINE CORPS, USAF, AND OTHERS+++
Go read the link. I’ll wait.
We appear to be dangerously close to crossing over to a ‘dystopian surveillance state’ type alternative universe. Even more worrying is the information that this has been going on since 2004.
I predict a minimum 10% chance of Zeppelin sightings anywhere in the world. That is now the new probability floor and I don’t expect that to change any time soon. Furthermore this now adds to the global chance of a machine apocalypse. We are now at 1% chance of machine apocalypse, 1% chance of zombie apocalypse and 1% chance of total societal breakdown from some other cause. Your local chance may be much higher.
+++US STATE PLANNING TO ARM TEACHERS TO “MAKE SCHOOLS SAFER”+++
+++SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN COLORADO ENCOURAGING TEACHERS TO ARM THEMSELVES+++
+++STAFF OFFERED ADVANCED GUN TRAINING TO MAKE PUPILS “SAFER”+++
+++A GROUP CALLED ‘COLORADANS FOR LIBERTY’ BRINGS VOLUNTARY THREE DAY COURSE TO THE STATE+++
We predict a 10% chance of Zeppelins in Colorado. This is a massive increase on the usual 1.5%. Furthermore we are suspicious that Colorado knows something we don’t and that’s why they’re arming teachers. Thus we predict a 2% chance of total societal collapse. We think if there is a collapse there’s an even chance that it will be down to Zombies. Thus we are predicting a 1% chance of a Zombie Apocalypse starting in Colorado.
Should there be an actual Zombie Apocalypse in Colorado then the local chance of Zeppelin sighting will be at least 80% with a 40% minimum chance globally. I’m calling it now. In the event of a Zombie Apocalypse we will be evacuated by Zeppelins.
As I’ve posted on here before one of my brothers runs a fantastic Facebook page called Ninja-Bob’s Zombie Extermination ServiceNinja-Bob’s Zombie Extermination Service. Should you require any zombies be exterminated in Aberdeen or the north east of Scotland he’ll be there. However, since there hasn’t been a Zombie attack in the Aberdeen area since he began the service (he says you’re welcome, by the way) he usually just posts about Zombies in popular culture. Occasionally I’m going to cross post things to here from there.
The Girl With All The Gifts is a film that’s coming out soon. You can view the trailer here. I read the book earlier this year. He’s a review of the book that I wrote for Ninja-Bob’s Zombie Extermination Service.
Since the film of “The Girl With All the Gifts” is coming out here’s my thoughts on the book.
The book has one of the most electrifying openings I’ve read in years. By the bottom of the first page my mind was swimming with about a million questions all of which boiled down to some version of “What the hell is going on?” and it’s a credit to M.R. Carey that this question isn’t fully answered till the dying moments.
The story is very character driven. While the dominant arc is the story of Melanie different chapters have different point of view characters. Some of those characters are not nice people and spending time able to see into their minds is not always comfortable.
This isn’t the first end-of-the-world narrative to question who exactly are the monsters but it’s the first one I’ve read that puts so many different people in the position of having to decide where the line is and which side they’re on.
What is it that makes a monster? Is it an uncontrollable hunger for human flesh? Is it killing people? Even in self defense? Even children? Is it doing monstrous things in the name of science? Really? Even if that science could save humanity? Is it loving someone that your society considers monstrous?
It’s a really thoughtful book but it’s also really dark and gory. I recommend it to anyone with the stomach for it.