Friday, September 21, 2012

Zombies on Segways


 

It’s the best thing I’ve come up with all week. Some days, I do wish I could animate. I can envision the entire thing as a comic book…

Yup, my creative brain has bid me farewell and aside from sending me these sweet tidbits of bizarreness, it’s sipping mai tais on some tropical beach, ignoring me.

I don’t really need it. I can muddle through and do things without it. I can write, I can create the hard way, the more steadfast, routine way.

And I’m gonna do it. As soon as I’m back home and no longer on Mom patrol.

I know enough about plot developments and scenes and all that stuff; I can still create without a brain directing the symphony. There’s a lot one can do with a busted drum and a zombie on a Segway.

I’ll show that rebellious bit of grey matter!

What would your zombie do with a Segway?

14 comments:

TerriOsburn said...

That picture is hysterical. Looks like Shaggy from the Scooby Doo cartoons. On a segway. Sorry about your brain. Perhaps you should just go join her on that beach, have some mai tais of your own and reconnect. It's an idea.

I'm thinking my zombie would just go in circles. Maybe this is why your brain took off. She's afraid of being eaten by your zombies.

MsHellion said...

I'm sorry about your brain too, but figure that's from Mom Patrol. It's hard to feel creative when you're stressed out...and I consider not having alone time to be stressing. Everything has to be in balance or the creativity is harder to do. You end up taking from your creativity time/mind set and using it to power the other things that "have to" be done instead--and then you feel like you're not doing anything good. Then you feel guilty you're not writing and feel abandoned.

MsHellion said...

Oh, and I wouldn't have a zombie. I don't like them. I wouldn't mind a werewolf on a segway...or a vampire even, but no zombies. I've dated too many brain dead idiots in my time to find zombies remotely funny. Only instead of saying "Brains", they go around saying, "Football." Or "Beer." (The female zombies I met go around saying "Shoes" so I guess that's fair.)

Maureen said...

I fear if my brain saw me coming, it would hop on a beach buggy and take off. I'd have to be sneaky...

When I found that little graphic it was a relief, knowing that the idea of a zombie on a Segway didn't really originate from me...

I think most zombies would go in circles...but if they figured them out, we'll all be doomed...

Maureen said...

Yeah, Mom patrol bears part of the responsibility for sending my brain off, but it's been hinting at taking off for some time now...

So, your zombies are at the mall, the guys fixated on beer and football, while the girls want shoes. That all sounds perfectly plausible to me...

P. Kirby said...

In light of the topic, a few lyrics from one of my favorite zombie songs:

"I don't want to nitpick, Tom, but is this really your plan?
Spend your whole life locked inside a mall?
Maybe that's OK for now but someday you'll be out of food and guns,
Then you'll have to make the call.
I'm not surprised to see you haven't thought it through enough.
You never had the head for all that bigger picture stuff.
But Tom, that's what I do, and I plan on eating you slowly."

~Jonathan Coultan, "Re: Your Brains"

Now, when I hear that song, I imagine all the zombies (his colleagues who are "chewing on the door") on Segways.

We're currently watching season two of The Walking Dead. It's entertaining, but features some of the most Too Stupid to Live characters in the history of ever.

Anyway, FWIW, simply upping my exercise has done wonder for my creative brain. It still wanders off (zombie-like) on the wrong projects. But, f*ck it, I'm writing. Happy Friday!

TerriOsburn said...

Would riding a segway count at exercise? Probably not.

Maureen said...

I don't know, from what I've seen, there is a lot of balance to riding a Segway. So it would help out the core muscles.

But not much cardio in riding a Segway.

I don't think zombies are too concerned about getting exercise. Makes body parts fall off.

I caught season one of The Walking Dead and just never really caught the fever - good thing, really!

I'm home from Mom watch, so upping the exercise is on my to-do list. Starting this morning with walking Bonnie!

P. Kirby said...

Segway=Exercise? Maybe if you rode a Segway while fleeing from zombies. Probably would only work with the shambling slow variety of zombie. Not the speedy 28 Days Later kind of zombie.

Marnee Bailey said...

Segways, huh?

I have no idea how they work. But I bet that it'd be easier to lug your rotting corpse around if you had one.

The question is, could we get away from a zombie if we had a segway? I mean, in the movies, doesn't they walk and the victims run and yet they still get their brains munched on.

Food for thought (pun intended) on this fabulous Friday.

Marnee Bailey said...

*don't they walk, not doesn't.

Marnee doesn't use no good English, apparently.

TerriOsburn said...

I'm sorry, but that cracked me up. LOL!

Maybe you was talkin' like a zombie...

Maureen said...

Hillbillies zombies!

I think there is some real balance to a Segway. Like riding a horse balance.

Old fashioned zombies are slow...new fangled ones are wicked fast.

Maureen said...

I just saw the Endeavor fly by, atop her 747. Totally cool!