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Shaun Philip Mason ([personal profile] adaptiveimmunities) wrote in [community profile] entranceway2017-07-14 08:05 pm

[Video] Adaptive Immunities: The blog of Shaun Mason. Entry 6

[The video opens on a nice, pleasant scene outside of the town limits. The sun is shining, the birds are singing. There's a man and a zombie and a hockey stick. You know, any sunny day ending in Y. The man is Shaun, and he's wearing kevlar over his t-shirt, and safety sunglasses, but that's the extent of his armor today.

It's George's voice that comes through from behind the camera.]


Our story begins where so many have ended. With an idiot, in this case my brother Shaun, poking a zombie with a stick.

[Shaun is keeping his new friend at the other end of his hockey stick, and he glances over his shoulder at George.]

Come on, this is the least stupid thing I've ever done with zombies that you've seen.

[She zooms in, focusing on Shaun and the zombie. But she sounds amused when she responds.]

Is that really something to brag about? Most people here haven't had a chance to see the depths of your dumb life choices. You could have kept them fooled.

I think it's a testament to my innate ability to survive that I haven't died yet, actually. [The zombie lunges, but Shaun keeps the hockey stick between him and it.]

It's a testament to you being a lucky idiot.

[You can practically hear her eyeroll. It's also a testament to him being immune, but that seems like not a great thing to advertise right now. Especially when they don't know if it's true in this particular zombie apocalypse and the idea of losing him because they have the wrong damn zombies and he's gotten used to being immune…. No. It's not worth considering. Shaun knows what he's doing.]

Are you done making friends with the locals yet? Seems like your buddy there could use a nap. A really permanent one.

[He gives a slightly dramatic sigh and without any further fanfare pulls out his gun and shoots the zombie in the head. It goes down, of course. There might be some differences in the variety of zombies here as opposed to home, but enough is the same that this, at least, is no surprise.]

Yeah, I guess. [He nods toward the distance.] Hey, George, check this out. How long do you think it'll take the party to arrive?

[She raises the camera, turning it away from Shaun and over to the mass of zombies gathering in the distance.]

Not nearly long enough. And us without nearly enough party favors.

[When she turns the camera again, both she and Shaun are in frame now. She's wearing kevlar as well, as well as a heavy leather jacket. And sunglasses, of course. She looks even more serious than usual, in contrast to her earlier tone.]

We've been dealing with zombies our whole lives. This… is a hell of an outbreak. You need help or advice, talk to us. [A corner of her mouth twitches up very slightly.] I promise Shaun won't screw around. Too much.

[He gives her a look of mock offense.] Please. I always save my screwing around for times when I'm the only one who's going to die by my stupid choices. [He offers a thumbs up to the camera.] Lots of experience in not getting dead by zombies between the two of us. Seriously, if you need help, don't hesitate to call. I know there are plenty of people offering, so we're joining the chorus here, but the offer stands anyway.

So has anyone see any zombie bears yet? I have a score to even up.

[OOC: Feel free to use this post actionspam them here or throughout the event!]
notarrowette: (Explain yourself)

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[personal profile] notarrowette 2017-07-15 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
[Cissie's looking... a little stressed, and not at all amused.]

...You're seriously out there poking zombies with a hockey stick. I know that's what you do, but... really, Shaun?
notarrowette: (Damn)

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[personal profile] notarrowette 2017-07-15 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
You are way too excited about zombies, Shaun Mason.

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choosetruth: (832974_original)

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[personal profile] choosetruth 2017-07-15 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
Believe me, this is downright tame for Shaun. I actually got him to wear kevlar.
notarrowette: (Epic eyeroll)

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[personal profile] notarrowette 2017-07-15 04:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank goodness for small favors, I guess.
choosetruth: (842672_original)

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[personal profile] choosetruth 2017-07-16 03:55 pm (UTC)(link)
It spoils the effect. Less body armor equals greater risk equals higher ratings. Of course, you don't get any ratings once you're dead, so.

[They don't care about ratings as much anymore, but it's so easy to fall into old patterns.]

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normandysbest: (« [Huh] well that sure happened)

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[personal profile] normandysbest 2017-07-15 06:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Animals can be zombies now too?

[Listen, she's a trained marine, but zombie bears, are you kidding her rn.]
choosetruth: (ithika-ha-9)

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[personal profile] choosetruth 2017-07-16 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
In our world they can. As for here, well, if we're lucky we won't find out.

[Shaun might be hoping for a zombie bear. He is definitely the only one.]
normandysbest: (« [Interested] oh do go on)

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[personal profile] normandysbest 2017-07-19 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
Holy shit.

[This is like her fourth zombie event and it's never affected animals holy fuck god help her.]

That's... that's honestly unfair. How do you even win against that? It's one thing if humanity's going down but now I might have to fight a zombie rhinoceros?

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beatupgrass: (✘ WHO IS RUNNING THIS ARMY?)

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[Rocket was nice enough to stay out of the frame, but now that the camera has stopped rolling and the cavalry is coming, he stops standing on the sidelines and joins them, gun slung over his shoulders.]

Lured by gunshots. Way to take all the fun outta everything.
choosetruth: (833794_original)

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So long as we keep our excursions away from the rest of the group, it's fine. [Because Georgia is sure as hell not switching to hand to hand combat.]
beatupgrass: (✘ what is your problem with my balls)

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[personal profile] beatupgrass 2017-07-17 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
As opposed to cowering and playing house back there?

[He snorts.] I'd rather be gnawed to death, thanks.

[which is saying something because he was gnawed to death last zombie event. he copes in special ways.]

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burntvideocassette: (sitting down in woods)

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[personal profile] burntvideocassette 2017-07-16 10:06 am (UTC)(link)
Alright, so I've got...something.

[He pulls the phone camera back so Georgia can see better. He's got the camcorder (which is still recording, just for the audio) hanging from his side on a shoulder strap, and he's gripping a baseball bat in his other hand. He holds the bat up, closer to the camera.]

You think something like this can, y'know, do the job?

Also, are you guys planning to come back on this side of the wall anytime soon?

[He and Tim had been planning to try to find Georgia for safety's sake, but going outside city limits to meet up with her and Shaun seems...counterproductive.]
choosetruth: (ithika-ha-3)

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[personal profile] choosetruth 2017-07-16 04:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Can you swing it hard enough to smash someone's skull in? Cause whatever you use has to destroy the brain.

[It's a pretty grim thought, but... it's zombies. It's be grim and horrible or be dead.]

Yes, eventually. Shaun just hasn't been able to have this much fun in months.
burntvideocassette: (explaining himself)

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[personal profile] burntvideocassette 2017-07-16 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[He swings it slowly, experimentally. Awkwardly.]

Guess we won't know 'til we try.

[He's seen enough zombie movies that he'll be able to stomach this, right? Of course he will. It's absolutely nothing like murdering a real person and it'll be fine. He and his little baseball bat will be just fine.]

Is that how people have fun where you're from, or is that just you two?

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shorthair: of well traveled roads (her face is a map)

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( The video is strange for Clementine to see. This is her world- Straight out of Michonne's memories, but it's her world. They have the same one. She's never seen anyone in her world have fun taking out walkers. Maybe it's because there's never any escape from them. Their danger is constant, and no one has any choice in dealing with them, and everyone has lost most everyone they know to walkers, and everyone remembers what it was like before the walkers.

And how most of the terrible murderous people were 'normal' before the walkers came around.

They don't ever take any fun in it.

Maybe this is what they should aim for. One day, their world can be full of more choices like fighting walkers if someone wants to, like taking joy in it.

Maybe this is the future that her world can have one day.

Maybe she'll even live to see it.

She sends them a video message somewhere in day 3 after she's cut off Rebekah's arm and got her stable. The horde's loud outside, banging on the outside, but she fortified the house well. She's taking a break, still covered in Walker guts, which is part of why she's not coming to find them in person. She knows blood's hard for them. )


You two doing okay?
choosetruth: (bex-taylor-klaus-2549306)

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[George gives a tired smile. She also is going to skip the guts plan, just like she's skipping the fighting zombies up close and personal plan even knowing they'd probably survive it. Better to stick with what they know. And stick together. As tightly as humanly possible.]

It's just like home except we're surrounded by fuckwits who have no idea what they're doing.

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[personal profile] mrsarcastic003 2017-07-18 05:17 am (UTC)(link)
I haven't seen any zombie animals of any kind, let alone bears. But I'll happily take any advice you have to offer.

[He does have a solid interest in keeping his friends safe.]
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[George raises an eyebrow.] You're not going to like my advice.
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I have a feeling that's true.

You want me to carry a gun.

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