Friday, September 28, 2007

Zombies Moan A Lot

I’m thinking that I should get into writing about zombies and stuff. The reason is that I’ve been told that my writing is, essentially, uninvolved. What that really said to me is that, for better or worse, I don’t reek of emotion in my writing. And that made me think of zombies and other dreary subjects. It’s not the first time it’s been pointed out to me that I have some sort of lack of emotion. My voice has been characterized as crazily monotone, which may be the reason why I love Napoleon Dynamite so much (as some people say).

The truth is that I actually really like that “lack of emotion”. I kind of tend to live life that way. I don’t like getting caught up in emotions and the feelings, dealing with all of the deep-down-in-your-soul subjects. It may make me seem a little cold, kind of like Ryan Howard working the Dunder-Mifflin Scranton office, but I feel like all that stuff weighs me down. I like to focus on what’s in front of me, the goal, the plan, and just life in general. Now I feel like my outlook is kind of apathetic, actually. I sum everything up to being “life”. Bad things happen, good things happen; all of it is just life happening though. Some people brood and celebrate and constantly wrap their minds around the events that happen to them, asking “why me?!” or being thankful for their blessings/good luck, but I just like to roll with the punches. Just like zombies.

Zombies have no emotions. They’re purely primal, animalistic. They have one thing on their minds: eating brains and any other body parts of living beings they can get their decomposing hands on. They don’t eat you because they’re angry, or that it makes them emotionally happy. It’s all about survival. How crazy would it be to write a story from the perspective of a zombie?!? As far as I know, it hasn’t been done before, but you find out it has, let me know and I’ll quickly throw this idea in the garbage.

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