Zombies. When they're not trying to eat your brain, they can be really awesome.
"There are two types of people in this world: those who dream about happiness and those who fight for it. If I were to be put in one of those categories, I'd choose the third: those who don't give a shit."
— Duff Obama
How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse is a comedic parody depicting the usual zombie apocalypse scenariothat sets off the same day the main character, Duff, turns sixteen. After a series of events, she is not only forced to kill her already undead family, but is left to fend for herself through the chaos. That is, until she finds an odd group claiming they will put an end to an After the End.Despite the rather dark beginning, the story quickly jumps to a much lighter note, often falling into the crack category. Started in 2012, it is still ongoing. Has a Character Sheet under construction.
Action Girl: Subverted. Duff will fight, but it's not like she's any good.
Adult Fear: Imagine getting bottled up with a group of impossibly stupid teenagers instead of, well, any other possible combination. Or having your daughter kill you to avoid having her own self killed.
Anti-Hero: Duff, a non-lethal example, can be quite selfish and somewhat of a Smug Snake, decided to leave the Squad as soon as she finds a decent place to stay. It's not long before she starts questioning the idea, though.
Badass Normal: Every Squad member has moments of this. More prominently Lucas when he's not being a Butt Monkey. Special mention to Butch who was able to produce an expansive wave with a punch strong enough to send zombies flying.
Can't Live with Them, Can't Live without Them: Duff grouped with the Anti-Zombie Squad mainly for interest and didn't give a damn about them. However, after they got briefly separated and almost mauled to death, she came to the conclusion maybe she cared the least bit about them.
Family of Choice: Given the apocalyptic scenario, it was a given survivors would lose their families in the process. April is the first to point out this, much to the group's disgust. But they are internally happy.
Duff: I have seen it thousands of times, how the sexy six-packed guy with sunglasses and a toothpaste commercial smile comes and saves the equally sexy girl at the last moment. And I'm sexy. YES, I AM.
Made of Iron: Everyone in the Zombie Squad. Duff alone managed to survive a three-story high free fall and three zombie raids with only a giant pencil as weapon. Another notable example is Collin, the Squad's poor Chew Toy.
Rule of Funny: Taken Up to Eleven at times. How can you take a zombie apocalypse seriously when the titular threat opens bakeries, goes to dance clubs and seems more interested in bird watching than actual cannibalism? There is also little to no tension about anyone dying due to survivors seeming Made of Iron... at first.