The Walking Dead, Survival Rule Of The Week: It’s ZOMBIE nature

The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /
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The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /

5) There’s going to be more zombies around than you think.

A couple weeks ago, I talked about how dangerous people could be, specifically, how one person could accidentally send a horde of thousands of zombies descending upon you simply because you happen to be in the same direction as them.

Well, what I want to address here is the fact that there could be that many zombies around you in the first place.

You see, a while back, my brother came up with a concept he called “The Fluid Dynamics Of The Dead”, basically, the idea that zombies, at a certain number, begin to move more like a body of water than a collection of, ostensibly, people, where one stimulus causes the zombies to “flow” in the direction of that stimulus.

When the apocalypse begins, you will wind up with mass concentrations of the dead in major cities and major highways. Eventually, those hordes will be drawn, somehow, outside of these places and out into the surrounding areas.

My point is: Sooner or later, there will be large groups of zombies roaming around, and, being zombies, unless they have some kind of outside stimulus, they will simply linger around, not moving, not really doing anything.

This is why I was so concerned about zombies hearing you in the last entry, because, all it takes is for you to make a noise and, inadvertently, cause a horde of dozens, maybe hundreds, maybe thousands of zombies to swarm over you that you never realized were there, because they were in a district you didn’t know or didn’t bother going near.

This is also why I warned against underestimating their intelligence earlier, because, while they won’t intentionally trap you, if you stumble into an area with enough of them around that you didn’t notice, you may discover that the dead have, quite effectively, accidentally trapped you.

In a zombie apocalypse, the world is bigger than you think, but, the distance between you and a horde of zombies…may be much smaller than you think.