History Literature / WorldWarZ

11th May '18 2:37:00 AM jormis29
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** The story about the Long Island celebrity fortress is highly reminiscent of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's ''The Masque of the Red Death''.

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** The story about the Long Island celebrity fortress is highly reminiscent of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's ''The Masque of the Red Death''."Literature/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath".
27th Apr '18 9:45:18 AM MBI
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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Subverted: the French, carrying the weight of their surrender-monkey reputation, fight a daring, arguably even stupid and reckless campaign against the zombies trying to overturn a century's worth of bad history.

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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Subverted: the French, carrying the weight of their surrender-monkey reputation, fight a daring, arguably even stupid and reckless campaign against the zombies zombies, trying to overturn a century's worth of bad history.
27th Apr '18 9:43:19 AM MBI
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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Subverted: the French, carrying the weight of their surrender-monkey reputation, fight a daring, arguably even stupid and reckless campaign against the zombies trying to overturn a century's worth of bad history.
24th Apr '18 12:47:17 PM LifeofPi
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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: One scene has zombies reviving after they were killed with nerve gas. Nerve toxins work by destroying the nerves in some fashion (hence the name), so there would be no way for signals to get from the brain to the muscles (if it wasn't heavily damaged in the first place, either from the gas itself or from [[DeathByFallingOver smashing their heads on the ground]].

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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: One scene has zombies reviving after they were killed with nerve gas. Nerve toxins work by destroying the nerves in some fashion (hence the name), so there would be no way for signals to get from the brain to the muscles (if it wasn't heavily damaged in the first place, either from the gas itself or from [[DeathByFallingOver smashing their heads on the ground]].ground]]).
20th Apr '18 12:17:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* TakeThat:
** There are also plenty of Take Thats toward obvious celebrities, usually highly-obvious copies of contemporary celebrities, including a a thinly-veiled Karl Rove, [[Series/RealTimeWithBillMaher Bill Maher]], Ann Coulter, Paris Hilton, and various movie stars and musicians. The Rove-surrogate is found literally shoveling manure.

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* TakeThat:
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TakeThat: There are also plenty of Take Thats toward obvious real celebrities, usually highly-obvious copies of contemporary celebrities, including a a thinly-veiled Karl Rove, [[Series/RealTimeWithBillMaher Bill Maher]], Ann Coulter, Paris Hilton, Larry the Cable Guy and various movie stars and musicians. The Rove-surrogate is found literally shoveling manure.
20th Apr '18 12:15:06 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* EnemyCivilWar: There are reports of zombies fighting each other. It's really zombies going to town on Quislings, snapped survivors who began acting like zombies out of sheer desperation, despair, and terror, but are still living.
** To the viewpoint of a wannabe jihadist, the Israeli forces fighting ultranationalist, ultraorthodox rebels.

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* EnemyCivilWar: EnemyCivilWar:
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There are reports of zombies fighting each other. It's really zombies going to town on Quislings, snapped survivors who began acting like zombies out of sheer desperation, despair, and terror, but are still living.
** To the viewpoint of a wannabe jihadist, jihadist: the Israeli forces fighting ultranationalist, ultraorthodox rebels.
20th Apr '18 12:12:16 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: UsefulNotes/ClementAttlee was not, as one character suggests, a "third rate mediocrity" whose only claim to fame was unseating UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, but one of the most efficient and effective British politicians of the 20th Century and a key figure in peace and war. This can be forgiven, though, as the speaker was an old, semi-senile, hard-left American politician nicknamed "The Whacko" who was known for getting very, ''very'' excited in debates.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: UsefulNotes/ClementAttlee was not, as one character suggests, a "third rate "third-rate mediocrity" whose only claim to fame was unseating UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, but one of the most efficient and effective British politicians of the 20th Century and a key figure in peace and war. This can be forgiven, though, as However, the speaker was an old, semi-senile, hard-left American politician nicknamed "The Whacko" who was known for getting very, ''very'' excited in debates.character is not necessarily supposed to be correct.
20th Apr '18 12:09:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* FixFic: Brooks acknowledges that ''The Zombie Survival Guide'' had some tactical flaws by making various characters point out of some of its practical shortcomings.

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* FixFic: Brooks acknowledges that ''The Zombie Survival Guide'' had some tactical flaws by making various characters point out of some of its practical shortcomings.
20th Apr '18 12:06:04 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* {{Homage}}: When discussing how OurZombiesAreDifferent, various character note a number of misconceptions about zombies that happen to be characteristics of zombies from famous movies.

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* {{Homage}}: When discussing how OurZombiesAreDifferent, various character note a number of misconceptions about zombies that happen to be characteristics of zombies from famous movies. Misconceptions include that zombies were fast (the ''[[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater 28 ... Later]]'' series, the remake of ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004''), supernatural/demonic (''Franchise/EvilDead'', ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', et cetera) mutating (''Franchise/ResidentEvil''), intelligent (Romero's later movies and Russo's versions of the Dead series), trainable (ditto), invulnerable (Russo's rules ''again''), and there were many attempts to quell these rumors. At one point during T. Sean Collins' story, he initially thinks the horde of survivors running at the compound were fast zombies, but near-immediately dismisses it - real zombies can't run, because they can't think.



** Also against other zombie literature, in a metafiction manner--it's repeated several times that there were rampant rumors that the zombies were fast (the ''[[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater 28 ... Later]]'' series, the remake of ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004''), supernatural/demonic (''Franchise/EvilDead'', ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', et cetera) mutating (''Franchise/ResidentEvil''), intelligent (Romero's later movies and Russo's versions of the Dead series), trainable (ditto), invulnerable (Russo's rules ''again''), and there were many attempts to quell these rumors. At one point during T. Sean Collins' story, he initially thinks the horde of survivors running at the compound were fast zombies, but near-immediately dismisses it - real zombies can't run, because they can't think.
9th Mar '18 7:57:50 PM Sahelanthropus
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** Todd Waino dismisses it with a masturbation joke.

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** Todd Waino dismisses it for the same reasons, complete with a masturbation joke.



* TakeThat: There are also plenty of Take Thats toward obvious celebrities, usually highly-obvious copies of contemporary celebrities, including a a thinly-veiled Karl Rove, [[Series/RealTimeWithBillMaher Bill Maher]], Ann Coulter, Paris Hilton, and various movie stars and musicians. The Rove-surrogate is found literally shoveling manure.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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There are also plenty of Take Thats toward obvious celebrities, usually highly-obvious copies of contemporary celebrities, including a a thinly-veiled Karl Rove, [[Series/RealTimeWithBillMaher Bill Maher]], Ann Coulter, Paris Hilton, and various movie stars and musicians. The Rove-surrogate is found literally shoveling manure.manure.
** Also against other zombie literature, in a metafiction manner--it's repeated several times that there were rampant rumors that the zombies were fast (the ''[[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater 28 ... Later]]'' series, the remake of ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004''), supernatural/demonic (''Franchise/EvilDead'', ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', et cetera) mutating (''Franchise/ResidentEvil''), intelligent (Romero's later movies and Russo's versions of the Dead series), trainable (ditto), invulnerable (Russo's rules ''again''), and there were many attempts to quell these rumors. At one point during T. Sean Collins' story, he initially thinks the horde of survivors running at the compound were fast zombies, but near-immediately dismisses it - real zombies can't run, because they can't think.
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