You are in a mall when the zombies attack. You have:
1. one weapon.
2. one song blasting on the speakers.
3. one famous person to fight alongside you.
Weapon can be real or fictional, you may assume endless ammo if applicable. Person can be real or fictional.
Weapon: With no offense to the US Military, I want the most basic, reliable assault rifle in the world. I can’t afford a jam, I need to kick Zombie a**. I want an Ak-47.
Song: “Holding out for a Hero”, the Jennifer Saunders (Shrek 2) version
Person: I want the guy who has saved the world in his movie already, fighting every step of the way. I want Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) from The Fifth Element.
Zombies won’t stand a chance.
Have you ever read a classic novel (of any genre) and had the realization, mid-novel “Why did I wait so long to read this?”
Or perhaps it was a classic movie that, in the midst of it, you had the same reaction? Or even a music album of some sort?
I’m having that reaction right now, reading Alfred Bester’s THE STARS MY DESTINATION.
What stories do you have to share of similar experiences?
(Or do it on your own blog/LJ. Think of it as a meme)
Here are five fictional characters that I want on my side when the apocalypse comes.
1. Flash Gordon. I need a Big D*mn Hero.
2. Indiana Jones. Because if I need someone to translate an ancient text AND get into the ancient temple to find what it points to, I want Indy.
3. Princess Fiona of Amber. I probably want a sorceress at my back…
4. Samantha Carter of SG-1. Strange alien technology? She’ll figure it out!
5. Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburne of Firefly/Serenity. If we have to get off the Earth, I want him as pilot.
Here is a Meme that I am hoping people will pick up, since its one of those things that interest me about myself, and other people, and its relatively fun and easy. And if it doesn’t, well you will learn a little more about me anyhow.
I call it, for lack of a better title, Cardinal Directions
UPDATE: Cleared up a couple of things on the meme.
Whig and Federalists Quiz
Got this via Ginger, a political quiz for the alternate political parties in the alternate world that the author has cooked up. You know me…alternate history, I’m there.
I wound up as a Moderate Whig in this alternate universe. Considering how the politics in this world are different, I think it was probably a tossup between that and Moderate Federalist. (At least as far as I understand his two parties)
Got this meme via Ginger, who got it via Tim Hall.
Maybe this will help me feel better, thinking about something OTHER than my situation…note these are not in any sort of ranking order. And it is admittedly incomplete
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