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After watching the Walking Dead video game, I began questioning certain things about the zombie condition. I realize that zombies are fiction and thus a certain degree of suspended disbelief is required. However, that only goes so far. Suspended disbelief means that we forgive the initial absurdity of the premise, but stuff still needs to make sense. 

Obviously when it comes to zombies, we overlook the fact that it is impossible for the dead to walk on their own. We forgive the walking corpses not succumbing to things like rigor mortis. However, to the best of my knowledge, there is one thing which has never been explained. Maggots. After a few days, the walking corpses would smell like corpses. That smell would attract flies. Normally a living thing would swat the flies away, but zombies don't care. And while some zombies run, most just slum around at a light walk and some are completely immobile until a living thing gets their attention. That is plenty of time for a fly to land and lay eggs. The eggs would hatch and maggots would eat their flesh. In time, the joints would be eaten and arms and legs would fall off. Realistically speaking, most zombies should be rendered virtually harmless after about six months from the initial infection. 

At this point in the show, since it's been more than a year since the initial outbreak, there should be no herds of zombies. You still have to worry about fresh dead coming back to life, but the biggest threat of all should be gone, leaving only the occasional new outbreak and other survivors to be the prime concern.

Can I get a second opinion on this.
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Meant to say "on fire," not just "fire."
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
lordmep, have you see JohntheOther's videos lately? The man is fire, I'll give him that, but all the same, I'm a little concerned.
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lordmep Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Likewise. Guy seems completely disillusioned with female MRAs.
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Even Diana? I'm surprised.
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lordmep Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
In his own words, "women can love men on an individual basis, but ultimately they view men as a group with disdain." Frankly I think it's wrong to view people in groups and just deal with them as individuals.
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wsaef Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Thank you for the comment.
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dsallen7 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx for the faves + watch! I have a new one out (almost) every week. Covering lots of stuff mostly centered around gender equality, civil rights, and libertarianism. If you have any ideas or anything you'd like to see just shoot me a msg!
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lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh. Requests. I can't think of anything at the moment, but I imagine if you check out the journals at Facts-not-feminism, you'll find some inspiration.
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dsallen7 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Checking it out right now. Thx for the heads up!
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lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I got another one. It is virtually impossible to achieve feminist equality in a relationship. The reason being that you can't have a happy relationship and constantly be keeping score. 

Feminist: "Oh. It looks like he served himself a couple more peas than I got at dinner. Something must be done to correct this imbalance. When I serve the cake for desert, I'll make sure my piece is twice as big as his, and I'll make sure he sees me performing my passive-aggressive action without me actually saying what's bugging me."
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