World War Z

Mother nature is a serial killer.

I actually love that quote.  I decided today was going to be a fun day, so Mom and I went and saw “World War Z.”  I wasn’t sure how I would feel about “fast” zombies (I’m not a purist, but I still found the thought disturbing), mainly because I thought it would freak me out even more, and sure enough — it did.  One of the things I’ve always thought when I think of a zombie apocalypse (and yes, I do consider it, lol) is that at least we stand a chance because they tend to be slow and thoughtless.  With the zombies being able to keep up with the humans, it took that feeling of comfort away.  And the noises they made also freaked me the hell out.  It wasn’t the best movie I’ve ever seen, and it wasn’t even close to being the worst.  I enjoyed it for what it is:  a popcorn flick; an escape.  It was funny that Mom was willing to go see it, since she doesn’t believe in anything paranormal, extraterrestrial, supernatural or that goes bump in the night.  (I won’t even get into the arguments we’ve had after seeing movies like “Contact” or “28 Days Later”.)  Then again, she does watch “The Walking Dead” now.  😉  I love horror movies, because I like to be scared.  She’ll watch horror flicks with me and while I scream, she laughs.  And I’m okay with that, because one of the few things that I like about myself is that when I watch a movie, I don’t just watch it.  I experience it.  I lose myself in it.

Crazy as I will probably sound for saying this, I believe a zombie-like state could happen to humanity.  Maybe not the movie kind, but all it would take is a virus; something that would bare us down to our primitive instincts.  I don’t have a bunker or a backpack prepared so I can bug out, but I do wonder what that world would look like and how we would survive.  Then again, I don’t think we need a virus to strip us of our humanity.  I already see that happening now in many ways.

Anyway.  Today was a good day and I’m hoping as I drift off to sleep, I’ll dream about zombies.  The slow kind.  😉

sweet dreams all!

xx

Six Word Saturday … 6/29/13

“Open your mind, open the universe.”

— woman holding a sign as Ellie leaves the hearing in D.C.

Jodie Foster as Ellie Arroway in Contact. 1997 © Warner Bros.
Jodie Foster as Ellie Arroway in Contact. | 1997 © Warner Bros.
This book/movie had a profound impact on me.

Young Ellie: “Dad, do you think there’s people on other planets?”
Ted Arroway:  “I don’t know, Sparks. But I guess I’d say if it is just us… seems like an awful waste of space.”

* in response to 6WS at Show My Face

“The Trees Are Funny …”

We’re expecting moderate to severe storms here tonight (we’ve got everything from tornado warnings/watches to severe thunderstorm warnings/watches, and don’t forget the flood warnings/watches). I know that no one would wish for dangerous weather but… it slays me how excited the weathermen get when they’re able to break into broadcasts with updated weather alerts. This is their time to shine.

Anyway.

When I took Sam outside a few minutes ago, the trees were really swaying and my wind chimes were singing loudly. Moments like this, my mind goes back to things that freak me out, like “The Happening” (yes, the idea that the trees were getting back at us for our crimes against nature got to me. I admit it unabashedly.). Or that moment in “War of the Worlds” where Dakota Fanning says, “The trees are funny,” and you just know some bad shit is about to happen. I remember when I walked out of the theatre after seeing that, the wind was gusting, and watching the trees bend made me think of that scene. (I still do. Obviously since I’m posting about it here.)

Photo ©Paramount Pictures
Photo ©Paramount Pictures

This is one of the few things that I love about being me. I can see the same movie twenty times, and each time I notice something new, or find a new scene or quote to entertain myself. And in times of (possible) bad weather like this, I think of the above mentioned movies. I also think of “Twister” and that iconic moment when everyone is at the drive-in and the wind howls.

Have a safe night everyone. I’ll be curled up on the couch watching weather disaster movies and freaking myself out. 😉

xo

Dusty: Jo, Bill, it’s coming! It’s headed right for us!
Bill: It’s already here!

–Twister