Thanks so much for the recipe suggestions, guys! I'm going to have to try some of them out on the weekends. :3
Anyway, I was going to make a journal about politics because of a video someone showed me, but I figured I'd do best not to open up that particular can of worms. Instead, I'll just link you to the video, so you can see why I don't want to talk about it! www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KGlBH…
But that's not the point of this journal. What's the point then, you say? Well, see, I need your help...
So let's talk about zombies!
I know, totally serious.
Here's the deal: I want to write a zombie apocalypse story with kind of the same psychological themes found in Retaining Sanity. Psychology. I love it. People are so fascinating. And I love zombies. So put two and two together and I have a new hobby to take up time. But I'm sort of OCD about these things (I want to be a medical researcher, so there's a reason for it) and want to really know as much as I can about the genre before even thinking of making my own little niche in it, so I need some input! What I want to know is pretty much what any zombie apocalypse fan would want to know...what exactly do you think would happen in a real "zombie" apocalypse?
How would it start?
Where would it start?
What would it be (would it be something supernatural, a virus, a parasite, aliens, mind control, voodoo, mad cow disease, rabies, etc.)? How would it work?
How quickly would the world "end?" How quickly would whatever it is making zombies spread?
What would the zombies be like? Would they be "real" zombies? Would there be different types? Would they be fast or slow?
Who would the survivors be?
If there are survivors, what would they do? Where would they go?
...and pretty much anything else you'd like to mention. Anything and everything goes; I've already Googled the subject several times (and come across some pretty awesome and not-so-awesome websites), but I'm always up for more sources. And...now that I've totally scared you off with the insanity that is me, time to go scribble some more.