A-policing we will go!

Before we return to our regularly scheduled stuffed-bunny zombie adventure, I wanted to say a quick word of thanks to "Zombocalypse Now" author Matt Youngmark. He was kind enough to email me last week to say he appreciated that all of you were having fun following along with his story and to let me know that they have another Chooseomatic Book -- this time with a super-hero theme! -- coming out next week titled "Thrusts of Justice":

As you've seen here, Mr. Youngmark's writing jumps off the page and makes the entire "choose your own" paradigm a heck of a lot of fun. If you haven't already gotten your copy of "Zombocalypse Now", I highly encourage you to do so. And on April 11, go ahead and get "Thrusts of Justice" as well. I know I will!

And now, on with our regularly scheduled stuffed bunny versus brain-eating zombie thriller.

When last we left our hoppy protagonist, he was deciding whether to run away from yet another mass of undead or try force his way through them to the hopeful safety of the police station. Much to my surprise, we decided to leap lightly into that dark good night. Or something else appropriately Dylan Thomas-ish.

I'm not sure about the disguise plan. I mean, zombies smell brains, don't they? Or at least have some sort of supernatural brain-sensing powers. I am sad we never had that spell in D&D; imagine how useful "Bigby's Sniffing Brain" would have been. Though thinking back on our gaming groups, I'm pretty sure there wasn't a lot for such a spell to detect in the first place.

On the other hand, I am having a hard time imagining our velvety hides as particularly zombie-repellant. I like the mental image of wading in with tire-irons a-blazing, but are we really physically up to that?

It's a risk either way, but it's your fault for voting not to flee so I dump it in your laps. Tell us what you want to do and why, then cast your vote!

("Zombocalypse Now" copyright ©2009 by Matt Youngmark. You can buy this great book for your very own here and I highly encourage you to do so. I did, and believe me, you're going to want to experience the full story in a way these samples simply cannot.)

12 Responses to A-policing we will go!

  1. Dan says:

    Fight! I’ve had enough of this runnin’ and sneakin’. And, how cool is that the author wrote Jeff? Thank god it wasn’t Joe Dever. I think the email would have had a much different tone.

  2. Trekkie says:

    Well, I’m inclined to go with the Shaun of the Dead route of acting like a zombie and walking through. Just as long as we don’t make any sudden moves…

  3. X-stacy says:

    With the way my week’s been going, if we successfully disguised ourselves as a zombie, we’d get shot as a zombie by the one lone cop that hadn’t been eaten as soon as we got through. So let’s bash some heads!

  4. McKnight57 says:

    Even our date didn’t try to take a bite out of us. But then, do we really want to take the chance (as X-Stacy pointed out) of being mistaken for one of the undead? Take the tire iron and get medieval on their undead asses. As fun as the Left 4 Dead series is, imagine the adrenaline rush that would come from going postal on 40+ zombies. Grab the tire iron. You know you want to…

  5. Myro says:

    As much fun as going Gordon Freeman with the tire iron on some zombies…wait, Half-Life had aliens, not zombies. I’m sure I had a point here…

    Well, as fun as wading into the muck, smashing skulls with a tire iron looks like it will be, having read ahead, I’m getting a more funny response by actually disguising our bunny self as a zombie and trying to fake our way into the police station.

  6. Jeff Hebert says:

    Myro: having read ahead,

    No spoilers!

  7. Myro says:

    Jeff Hebert: No spoilers!

    I never spoil. I just let everyone know what I think to be the more humorous entry. And, in order to keep the mystery alive for me, I only read one section ahead, no more.
    I also said that the most humorous entry isn’t even the safest one, and I’m prepared to walk us to our doom if I get a good laugh out of it.
    Also, I’d like to say how I love how the book calls us on our sudden decision to stop running away (which was my primary reason for choosing this option last week).

  8. P.F. Bruns says:

    “Thrusts of Justice?” Really? What’s the rating on this book? Is this one of them Penthouse Comix that came out in the 1990s?

  9. Jeff Hebert says:

    P.F. Bruns:
    “Thrusts of Justice?”Really?What’s the rating on this book?Is this one of them Penthouse Comix that came out in the 1990s?

    Sadly, no — but on the plus side it sounds pretty darn funny. I think we’ll all get a kick out of it.

  10. Kaito94 says:

    Well generally the more charactarized and less white and bespectacled we are, the greater our chances of survival in a zombie themed media. So let’s go abashin’ in some heads!

  11. TheRandomHERO says:

    This is exciting news. Can’t wait. But I must say, “Thrusts of Justice” sounds alot like a play on words for a certain type of genre of film/entertainment. Just say’n. :/

  12. Chaos says:

    I say we disguise ourselves. Any stuffed toy bunny dumb enough to take on a zombie horde doesn´t have any brains for the zombies to smell! 🙂