Flogging a Night Mare. Join up if you want a Canberra Zombie Walk

johnboy 8 March 2012 23

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Canberra zombie fanciers are putting out the call to their brethren to sign up to a facebook page with the stated aim of getting a Canberra Zombie Walk going like what they have in them big bright cities.

Some might question how, faced with a mostly deserted City Walk populated only by shambling living dead, one could tell anything out of the ordinary was taking place?

Fortunately the fake blood will add more colour than usual.

They have this to say about their plans:

We think its high time Canberra had its own Zombie Walk!

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This is just the beginning. No dates set as yet but ideally later this year or in early 2013. Hard work has just started getting permission from ther authorities and getting sponsors and charities involved.

They’ve got 73 likes at the time of this writing so get clicking if you’d like to see it happen.


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23 Responses to Flogging a Night Mare. Join up if you want a Canberra Zombie Walk
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poetix poetix 6:59 pm 20 Jun 12

So is there a special name for a thread about zombies that zombifies?

I am happy to see it back. Pedantry at its finest rides a white pony.

CanberraNerf CanberraNerf 5:54 pm 20 Jun 12

Looks like the page is back up and running. These guys should talk to the Theatre of the Dead people and get some cross promo happening.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canberra-Zombie-Walk/245354115555746

Stevian Stevian 3:38 pm 09 Mar 12

eily said :

poetix said :

johnboy said :

A Night Mare (two words) IS an undead horse.

And the favoured steed of the Death Knight.

I think a night mare (or Night Mare, same thing) is actually the horse one rides in dreams. It is a horse out of your control that takes you dreaming, not necessarily dead. It started as a word for incubus but merged with the English word for female horse. In Shakespeare we find ‘I will ride thee o’ nights like the mare’ (Henry IV Part 2) which shows the older notion of incubus beginning to merge with the idea of a horse.

I just don’t know where your definition comes from and would love to. I’m probably missing something really obvious. (Not the Bible I hope. Or World of Warfare.)

From Wiki:
A mare or nightmare (Proto-Germanic: *mar?n; Old English: mære; Old Norse: mara; German: Mahr; Dutch: nachtmerrie; Swedish: mara; Icelandic: mara; Faroese: mara; Danish: mare; Norwegian: mare/mara) is a spirit or goblin in Germanic folklore which rides on people’s chests while they sleep, bringing on bad dreams (or “nightmares”).

At least someone bothers to do some serious research (all it takes is a few keystrokes), but most prefer whatever rubbish drifts across the vacuums of their mind

Henry82 Henry82 3:17 pm 09 Mar 12

Ben_Dover said :

How original! Canberra’s hipsters catch up with 2004.

lol this.

I wonder if socialist alliance attends and somehow makes it a political protest.

arescarti42 arescarti42 11:26 am 09 Mar 12

poetix said :

As a Pilkunnussija, I know little of the ways of a Hikikomori.

Hikis wouldn’t be outside walking the streets pretty much by definition.

Duffbowl Duffbowl 10:20 am 09 Mar 12

GYW said :

Duffbowl said :

And Death rides a pale horse called Binky.

Quite right, Duffbowl, although I think you’ll find it’s DEATH. 😉

Dammit, how could I make that rookie mistake.

qbninthecity qbninthecity 10:05 am 09 Mar 12

since when do zombies have clean hair, un-torn clothes, and a gun? also can somebody tell me how said zombies have blood splattered over their face yet not a speck of blood on the cap or helmet they are wearing? if ur gonna play zombies ladies a bit more commitment is required!

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 9:11 am 09 Mar 12

Canberra zombie fanciers are putting out the call to their brethren to sign up to a facebook page with the stated aim of getting a Canberra Zombie Walk going like what they have in them big bright cities.

How original! Canberra’s hipsters catch up with 2004.

GYW GYW 11:32 pm 08 Mar 12

Duffbowl said :

And Death rides a pale horse called Binky.

Quite right, Duffbowl, although I think you’ll find it’s DEATH. 😉

Pandy Pandy 10:40 pm 08 Mar 12

Page is gone. Maybe the chicks were too hot?

Pandy Pandy 10:38 pm 08 Mar 12

Page is gone.

Pandy Pandy 10:33 pm 08 Mar 12

milkman said :

This reminds me of that games shop in Woden where you walk past and smell body odour from the long haired, mid thirties virgins inside.

ROFLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

True Story

Duffbowl Duffbowl 9:42 pm 08 Mar 12

milkman said :

This reminds me of that games shop in Woden where you walk past and smell body odour from the long haired, mid thirties virgins inside.

Virgins be gone…

Happily / Sadly (depending on your point of view) nerdy is the new little black dress.

Now if only that sort of attitude existed in the mid eighties… *sigh*

And Death rides a pale horse called Binky.

milkman milkman 9:11 pm 08 Mar 12

This reminds me of that games shop in Woden where you walk past and smell body odour from the long haired, mid thirties virgins inside.

eily eily 8:21 pm 08 Mar 12

poetix said :

johnboy said :

A Night Mare (two words) IS an undead horse.

And the favoured steed of the Death Knight.

I think a night mare (or Night Mare, same thing) is actually the horse one rides in dreams. It is a horse out of your control that takes you dreaming, not necessarily dead. It started as a word for incubus but merged with the English word for female horse. In Shakespeare we find ‘I will ride thee o’ nights like the mare’ (Henry IV Part 2) which shows the older notion of incubus beginning to merge with the idea of a horse.

I just don’t know where your definition comes from and would love to. I’m probably missing something really obvious. (Not the Bible I hope. Or World of Warfare.)

From Wiki:
A mare or nightmare (Proto-Germanic: *mar?n; Old English: mære; Old Norse: mara; German: Mahr; Dutch: nachtmerrie; Swedish: mara; Icelandic: mara; Faroese: mara; Danish: mare; Norwegian: mare/mara) is a spirit or goblin in Germanic folklore which rides on people’s chests while they sleep, bringing on bad dreams (or “nightmares”).

poetix poetix 8:08 pm 08 Mar 12

As a Pilkunnussija, I know little of the ways of a Hikikomori.

poetix poetix 8:00 pm 08 Mar 12

johnboy said :

A Night Mare (two words) IS an undead horse.

And the favoured steed of the Death Knight.

I think a night mare (or Night Mare, same thing) is actually the horse one rides in dreams. It is a horse out of your control that takes you dreaming, not necessarily dead. It started as a word for incubus but merged with the English word for female horse. In Shakespeare we find ‘I will ride thee o’ nights like the mare’ (Henry IV Part 2) which shows the older notion of incubus beginning to merge with the idea of a horse.

I just don’t know where your definition comes from and would love to. I’m probably missing something really obvious. (Not the Bible I hope. Or World of Warfare.)

    johnboy johnboy 8:02 pm 08 Mar 12

    Dungeons and Dragons. This is a website after all.

poetix poetix 4:28 pm 08 Mar 12

Given some previously expressed views that zombies are a craze that has passed its use-by date, this would be flogging a dead nightmare then?

I did have fun on a Melbourne tram last year, edging away from zombie commuters when I was in relatively good clothes; even that fake blood leaves those hard to shift stains. And don’t start me on the brains…

    johnboy johnboy 4:45 pm 08 Mar 12

    A Night Mare (two words) IS an undead horse.

    And the favoured steed of the Death Knight.

littlevixen littlevixen 4:27 pm 08 Mar 12

saw one of these through the Melbourne CBD a couple of years ago – looked like great fun!

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