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Just to let everyone know, my laptop is officially dying as of today.
It was practically a miracle to get it on at all today, and I doubt that I'll be able to get it on ever again. As a result, I'm backing up EVERYTHING (and going to start using another computer).

This also means that I probably won't be able to respond to comments today (although I will try, and thinking about it, probably will eventually sometime today).

I'm not even entirely sure what's wrong with my laptop. The thing just doesn't come on, although the fan clearly works. It's like the CPU is disconnected or something. None the less, I managed to fix it by applying pressure to the bottom part of my laptop, where the touch-pad is. I don't know if that was pure luck, of I actually fixed something (I suppose I'll find out when I turn my laptop off and turn it back on again).
And for anyone with the same problem, I have a Pavilion dv6. And when I turn on the laptop, the screen doesn't come on, and the capslock LED blinks really slowly. The capslock LED also sometimes just stays on, or doesn't come on at all (so it's pretty erratic). The wireless LED also stays on orange. If you've had this problem, it'd be really nice if you could tell me what's wrong.

None the less, I have my laptop on now. So I guess I better get back to transferring everything off.
Thanks for reading.
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  • Reading: This Journal Entry
  • Watching: My Laptop Screen
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DanVzare
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SquireGlitch-Ra Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama!
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DanVzare Featured By Owner 1 day ago
You're welcome.
You didn't have to say thank you though, especially since I gave that llama to you as a way to say thank you for giving me a llama.
So basically, you saying thank you, is like thanking someone for saying thank you.

That made more sense in my head.
Ah well, forget it. You're welcome! :D
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this video about zombies informative for you?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC7WPB…

And then this is where you ask was my video about digital art that you still haven't commented about informative for YOU!? and get mad

And you watch :iconak-is-harmless: now. That's, like, naturally awesome.
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DanVzare Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Yes it is informative, although I knew all of what it talked about, and thought about it all before as well. I can also think of a few reasons why stabbing randomly places in the brain could work, but those reasons are about as stupid as zombies being undead creatures to begin with.

I love zombies (especially the slow shambling ones), I can talk about them all day, and give you a lot of information about them. But realism is always a poor argument when talking about zombies. The closest you'd get to a real zombie is on 28 Day Later, and in that case, they'd probably die from natural causes in under a week.

Also I wouldn't recommend using a shotgun like the end of that video suggested. Not unless you want a horde of zombies eating you.
As a matter of fact, don't use any guns. The only reason you would need to use a gun is to fight against a horde, and the only reason you would be in the middle of a horde is if you used a gun. So keep you ammo to shoot at Humans, and use melee weapons for Zombies. Skulls can be quite tough, but with a shovel, you can trip them over with a sweep, then jab the shove on the back of their neck, and then push your foot on the top of the shovel to paralyze them, and then it's just about destroying that brain or moving onto the next zombie.

Why did you point me towards that video anyway?


Also, yes, I watch AK-Is-Harmless. I rather like his comics. :D
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How could it be informative if you knew it all already? You must have learned something about humans, and not zombies.
I just wanted to point you toward that video because I wanted to know if you knew that stuff. Thought  you might, since you think about things like that deeply, and like zombies. You seemed to be an expert on zombies, kind of. Maybe an armchair expert? Since I'm sure you didn't study zombies on a professional level... Did you? :zombie: :fear:

The guy who made that video... man... he changed the way I look at my comics. And entertainment in general, with the swordfighting and such. If Todd & The Shining Sword were more serious, I'd practically have to start it all over again from the beginning after watching a few of his vids, because there's no way I could do that kind of story with a straight face knowing what I know now. The only way I could continue making Todd & The Shining Sword after learning what he's taught me about the specific fakeness of movie swordfighting :spyedvsjark::ninjafight: is because Todd & The Shining Sword is half about legendary hero clichés and troupes, LOL, so that means it's okay for me to follow them and get things wrong! At first I felt a little discouraged after realizing how much I had been wrong with my vision of crazy swordfighting. I had been told (obviously not strongly enough for me to get it) about the problems with Todd's fighting style, for example, when :iconicecreammouth: told me about Todd's moves HERE, back when the contest was going. Now that I actually see how ridiculous it all is, now I can play with it's ridiculousness in a way I couldn't have before, back when I was more ignorant. :stupidme: I guess once you know exactly why something is wrong, THEN you can toy around with it properly.
I'll have to address this, and other issues in Todd & The Eye of Miracon. 
I'm in no rush to get to that comic. Just so you know, it's specific purpose in Todd's story will be to clear up all the issues that are wrong in Todd's canon story so far to make everything make sense! What a wonderful way to tell a story! Make lots of mistakes, then make one big episode where the whole purpose of it is ti fix all the mistakes you foolishly made!!:XD:

I'll probably have to "lampshade" a lot of things about my story! :XD:
Todd & The Shining Sword is gonna be a better story because of that guy. 8-)

One thing about that guy's videos that did make me happy though was... the design of The Shining Sword. I realized that The Shining Sword :iconshiningswordplz: is actually better as a sword than most fantasy swords designed by pro artists are. :squee: GO ME! :#1: :happybounce: . It's actually a perfectly good longsword. I just need to make add length to it by lengthening the tip ONLY and I need to officially make the handle thinner by making it so it isn't round. It's too large around and doesn't allow you to feel the direction of the blade, so I need to fix that issue that way.

But yeah... I had to send you that link just because of how awesome that guy is. I don't Watch AK on dA:dalogo: because his happy-looking comics- while awesome- end just a little too dark for me, but I DO subscribe to that sword guy on :iconmyyoutubeplz:!

And because of YOU, I had to learn about 28 days later. That sounds like a great story. My only problem with it, logically, is that it seems like that disease should have been easier to contain to Britain. That's because, I think most diseases that bad spread around because a carrier doesn't realize they're sick until AFTER they have gotten on a plane and gone somewhere. With "Rage", people seemed to get sick right away and start wanting to bite people, so that issue would be gone. But I might have just gotten the wrong idea from the synopsis I read.

I like that zombie killing technique you described. I think I need to learn more about fighting zombies from you. :nod: Teach me.
Is a :gun: a bad weapon to use on most :zombie: because it attracts more zombies?
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DanVzare Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Just because I know a lot about zombies and the brain, doesn't mean that the video wasn't informative. It did learn me a little bit of new stuff about the brain, but I said it was informative, because it would be quite informative to people who didn't know all of that.
Also, yeah, I'd be an armchair expert. I'm, not sure if you could even call me an expert, after all. Just sitting down and thinking of zombies, I'm pretty sure everyone my age does that.

Yeah, I know how fake those swordfights can be. For starters, you must always keep your eyes on your opponent. So anyone who does a spin, is pretty much dead already. Next, it doesn't take much strength to pierce human skin, so attack from the wrists, not the arms. You want speed not strength.
Surprisingly, I learned all that from TV Shows and Films.
Pretty much, the more fancy your fighting style, the more chances your opponent has to strike (and the more tired you'll make yourself). But Todd is a legendary hero, in a world with magic, and where people can become caught and stuck and die in a fat man's fat. So I'm sure it's ok for his fighting style to be unrealistic. It would probably be strange if it wasn't unrealistic.

Here's my knowledge about swords. A fancy sword, is usually a crappy one. It needs to be balanced, have a good grip, and be strong and sharp. The average fantasy sword is usually just a fancy looking piece of crap. There's a good reason why swords are usually quite plain.
The Shining Sword is a pretty decent Broadsword. It isn't overly fancy or anything like that. The tip is a bit strange, but it's only minor, and it only makes it match with both Todd's fighting style, and the fantasy nature of the sword.
I still think it looks a bit blunt though. I mean, almost all of the pictures of The Shining Sword make it look like a very thick and blunt sword.

Now onto 28 Days Later. I'd first like to say 28 Days Later is a pretty decent film (at least the first half of it), the sequel 28 Weeks Later, is total crap though.
None the less, you're probably right about it being easily contained in real life. As soon as they were infected, they changed. A little too quickly if you ask me. I suppose the density of the population in England might make it easier, and when you mix that in with a bunch of blundering fools that have no idea what's happening, it could potentially become a pandemic. On the other hand, people generally aren't that incompetent at containing those types of things, and I'm sure it wouldn't get anywhere as bad as it did in the film. I mean, people would figure out pretty quickly that you shouldn't let them bite you, and it's not like there's ever been a really bad Rabies pandemic.
Which is probably why they chose to base the film on the perspective of someone who was just in a coma. So they could effectively skip it.

So you want some lessons for surviving a zombie apocalypse. Well, here goes.
Guns are good weapons for zombies (if you can find one, and shoot one accurately enough). But they generate a lot of noise. The noise probably won't matter if you aren't staying in that location long. But if you're looting a place, or anywhere near your safehouse, then firing a gun is a sure way of getting yourself surrounded by a horde. Zombies may move slow, but so are Tortoises and Snails, and those guys can move quite a distance when you're not looking.
Besides, you'd be better off saving your bullets for hunting, or better yet, actual people.
If you have a shovel or an axe, you can probably take on two, maybe even three zombies. You just need to split them up, and take them down one by one. On the other hand, let's say that two raiders are threatening you. Can you take them on with just an axe or a shovel? I know I can't. Which is why you need to carry a gun. With a gun, you can probably take on small group of people with ease.
So guns are for people and animals. Melee weapons are for zombies.

Here's some more general info.
A zombie probably can't feel anything, chances are, they'll be almost entirely numb.
Fresh zombies should be able to see. But most zombies are unlikely to be able to tell what's a zombie and what isn't from a distance. The reason why zombies group together is because they mistake other zombies for actual edible people.
Zombies can hear, although how well they can hear can depend on a variety of factors. Once again, they're likely to think other zombies are people, until they get up close, which is another reason why they group together.
Zombies can't remember anything. When a zombie sees something, they start traveling in that direction. But they no longer remember why they were traveling in that direction, but continue anyway since they're already traveling in that direction. If they meet another zombie, they'll instantly forget that it was a zombie they were following and not something they can eat.
Zombies can smell. They can't smell very far, because their own stanch covers up the smell of anything else, but this is the primary reason why they don't attack other zombies. When they get up close to another zombies, the smell of the other zombies becomes overpoweringly strong, and alert the zombie that it was just another zombie. This means that if you stink to high heaven, zombies might leave you alone.
I have NO IDEA what happens to all of the flesh that zombies eat. But I do know they can get easily distracted, and since they don't look up or down, they are likely to forget that they were eating something and just find another living being to eat. This distraction could be caused by another zombie's footsteps, and that zombies could have been walking that way due to the munching sound of the zombie that was eating.
Zombies don't like the light, although they're still attracted to it. Turn all of the lights on in your house and the zombies from all around will see your house lit up like a Christmas tree and go towards it. But when they get there, they'll be scared ofd the light, and keep their distance, while at the same time, being drawn to it. Of course this only works for fresh zombies, since rotten zombies can't see very well, if they can see at all for that matter.
Oh, and for what ever reason. When ever anyone dies, they rise as a zombie. Bites merely kill you, I have no idea why. Corpses don't rise from the dead. You need to die after this strange death changing event occurs. I have no idea what the event is, whether it radiation, divine intervention, or virus. From a realistic point of view, it's unlikely to be any of those (the reason was originally thought to be radiation but changed to virus, to match the fears of the general public at the time).
A zombie apocalypse is likely to occur from these type of zombies, because of the sheer amount of people that die each day. 150,000 people die each day. Imagine each one of those getting up as a zombie. At least half of them are going to end up biting someone, maybe even more than one person. Then that death toll increases. Eventually (maybe after a week) you'll have a zombie apocalypse.
And let's not forget that people are unlikely to believe it for the first few days. I mean, would you believe that the dead are rising? The goverments will likely be the first to realize the threat, and ensure that the public is well informed (they're also likely to be the first ones to believe the threat is happening, due to receiving the news from reliable sources). A lot of people seem to believe that governments would try to hide an impending zombie apocalypse, but I can't see why they would. Did any government ever try to hide Swine Flu or Bird Flu? No they didn't, they know that informing the public is always the best course of action in the event of a potential pandemic, even if it does cause a bit of panic in the process.

I really do think too much about zombies don't I?
Anyway, I mostly base my knowledge on the original zombies. The zombies that appeared in George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead.
Night of the Living Dead is the first ever appearance of the modern movie zombie, and they were based on the vampires from the book I Am Legend.
So technically, the modern movie zombies, are actually vampires. Weird huh? Anyway, that should explain the whole not liking light thing.
I've tried my best to gather my knowledge from all of the films, movies and games I know, while trying to give priority to the first ever appearance of the modern movie zombie. As far as I can tell, The Walking Dead seems to stay pretty close to what I consider a proper zombie. The Comics do so much better than the TV Series, but that's to be expected. They are both equally as entertaining though. :D
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AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching! :salute:

---AK
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DanVzare Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
You're welcome! :D

I really like your comics, and whenever I see them posted in a group, I read them. So I figured that if I liked them so much, I may as well watch you.
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AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet! :)

---AK
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Reicheran Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much for the watch ! =)
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