Everyone has something that they are afraid of that is irrational. Whether it be the dark, spiders, clowns, or even Marionettes, on some level you know that it can't hurt you, (or won't), but you're still deathly afraid. I'm not quite sure when it happened, but suddenly my irrational fear has become Zombies. No Idea how or why.
Actually, that's a lie, I'm afraid of them because they're ugly and slow but creepily fast and they come in swarms and they won't stop and I don't own a gun and I don't want to have to kill my friends if they get bitten and I might get trapped and BECOME one and--
Yeah, I have an irrational fear of Zombies.
It's gotten to the point where I think of escape or survival plans for each place I live in. I haven't gone so far as to buy the actual Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide book, but plans are there and have been made. Detailed plans. I think that stems from my nightmares about being trapped in airports and for some reason, space, with no escape, but hey, that's irrational fear for you.
So imagine my utter surprise when I clicked on the Twitter yesterday and saw ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE as a trending phrase. My eyes went O_O and I hesitantly clicked on it to see what peeps were saying, thinking perhaps there was a new movie that I hadn't heard about, or some new TV show out, (even though the Walking Dead has that covered very nicely). But NO, apparently people have decided that this Saturday, May 21, 2011, is going to be the apocalypse. And there will be ZOMBIES. Why, world? WHY?
Now, as with all irrational fears, the scientific and slightly less panicked part of my brain has reassured me multiple times that this will in fact not happen. As has my sister, who then proceeded to inform me about just in case scenarios. Like: What if if happens, and you're not at school where all of your survival and escape plans have been formed? After which I calmly informed her that I'd already thought of that and have altered my survival and escape plans to fit any location I am in accordingly.
So yeah, the Zombie Apocalypse probably won't happen this Saturday, or anytime in the near or distant future. But just in case, Me and my Irrational fears are going to be prepared.
"It makes me that much STRONGER, makes me work a little bit HARDER, makes me that much WISER, so thanks for making me a FIGHTER"
Not sure if Christina Aguilera was talking about Zombies in this song, but hey, you take what you can get.