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Zombies at ANU

By johnboy - 5 August 2009 31

And no, we’re not talking about Friday morning classes…

Woroni informs us that good old assassin games are being updated with a trendy zombie pallour:

    Humans vs Zombies works a lot like a game of gang-up tag – except it is played over a week. All players start the game as humans and one is chosen to be the initial zombie. All players wear bandannas (on their heads if they are zombies or on their arms if they are humans) and go to university as normal. If a zombie tags a human that human will become a zombie and will be able to tag more humans.

    Lecture halls, laboratories, libraries etc. are off limits for the game, but the areas in between are not. Humans aim to outlast the growing zombie hordes and can defend themselves by stunning zombies with socks, balls or by shooting foam nerf blaster darts at them.

So, are zombies still cool? Or just a bit five minutes ago?

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Zombies at ANU
Jim Jones 9:21 am 06 Aug 09

Pelican Lini said :

The buzz about Romero’s next zombie film is solid with its combination of living dead and high tech communications.

You’re a bit late there, ‘Diary of the Dead’ was released ages ago … and was a big steaming pile of crap. Much better was the small independent British movie ‘The Zombie Diaries’ that came out around just before ‘Diary of the Dead’.

I have an embarrassingly large collection of zombie movies on DVD.

Granny 5:09 am 06 Aug 09

And Granny said, “Let there be fun!” and there was fun. Magnificent orange zombie fun!

Let them enjoy it. Plenty of time later for being grown up and boring.

Pelican Lini 12:33 am 06 Aug 09

Apart from Let The Right One In, vampire stories have turned into lame tweenage romances and I believe zombies will rule the horror genre for sometime to come yet.
George A Romero was way ahead of his time in 1968 with the original Night of The Living Dead with its doco-style and negro lead role and I’ve never seen consumerism skewered better than in the original Dawn of the Dead.
Fair dinkum, I still feel like I’m in that movie every time I visit a shopping mall.
Day of the Dead and Land of the Dead were disappointing in comparison with the first two but still had plenty of good ideas in them.
And of course there’s been innumerable other z movies in their wake, some of them excellent ie Shaun of the Dead and 28 Days Later.
The buzz about Romero’s next zombie film is solid with its combination of living dead and high tech communications.
I believe the genre has dominated over recent years because they suit the times with their riffs upon the theme that the enemy is us.

Tetranitrate 10:35 pm 05 Aug 09

Art said :

They were at it today. Oversize plastic guns with plastic bullets, orange banners and blindfolds. Absolute stupidity running through the Arts area of the campus at peak times knocking people over to play zombies. Idiots should be back in pre school.

I’d suggest that if you want to get the message across, it probably isn’t such a great idea to simultaneously implicitly admit you’re studying arts and then pull the I R SO SERIOSE AND MATURE COMPARED TO THEE thing.

Personally I’m a lot more comfortable with people running around playing zombie than the way a lot of ANU students act come Thursday nights.

Pseudo Nym 10:10 pm 05 Aug 09
bubzie 9:53 pm 05 Aug 09

This explains why my work’s out of brains.
or nurf guns even!

Art 7:16 pm 05 Aug 09

They were at it today. Oversize plastic guns with plastic bullets, orange banners and blindfolds. Absolute stupidity running through the Arts area of the campus at peak times knocking people over to play zombies. Idiots should be back in pre school.

AngryHenry 3:45 pm 05 Aug 09

If only the Zombie holocaust actually did happen. I would be in my element.

Woody Mann-Caruso 3:34 pm 05 Aug 09

(Is saying ‘all the rage’ still all the rage? I’ll have to ask Cory Doctorow…)

Woody Mann-Caruso 3:33 pm 05 Aug 09

Pfft – zombies. If the blogozeitgeist is anything to go by then steampunk, ukelele-playing ninja-pirates are all the rage.

RandomGit 3:03 pm 05 Aug 09

Jivrashia = meh.

Jivrashia 1:03 pm 05 Aug 09

I’m sure there’s a place and time for such activities… like pre-school.

ns 12:04 pm 05 Aug 09

honeybee said :

Sounds pretty cool to me. 😉 I obviously wasted my undergrad years in the library.

I think I wasted mine at the Refectory 🙁

Zombies are still cool! I’m jealous.

honeybee 11:53 am 05 Aug 09

Sounds pretty cool to me. 😉 I obviously wasted my undergrad years in the library.

Deano 11:50 am 05 Aug 09

What happened to Assassin we played when I was at ANU. You just got a copy of your target’s student card and a water pistol to shoot them with. After you made a ‘kill’ you would then go after your target’s target and so on until only one person was left. Nowhere was off limits. Some people took that game way too seriously.

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