Literature: How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

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 scenario that 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.


This story provides examples of:

Also Kerberos, whose perception of this plane of existence seems to be too different for a mortal to comprehend.
  • Jerkass With A Heart Of Gold: Butch, Duff.
  • Kill It with Fire: April loves her flamethrower, loves burning things and hates zombies. What's to fear? Except she can't use said weapon at all.
  • Kuudere: Collin.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall
  • 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.
  • Moment Killer: Lucas loves doing this.
  • Nerves of Steel: No matter how ridiculous the situation may be, Kerberos never seems remotely moved.
  • Nice Girl: April, who along being The Heart is the Squad's kindest member.
  • Nice Guy: Collin, who deals with the constant harassing of everyone, sans Butch, and does not flip them off solely because he pities them.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Justin Bieber at the beginning of the outbreak. He is then seen occasionally killing things in the background.
  • Oblivious to Love: Duff and Collin.
  • Only Sane Man: Collin.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: They still show unusually human characteristics such as riding bikes and even baking pizza.
  • Quirky Town: the cannibals seemed like this at first.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • Duff is red to Collin's blue.
    • Lucas is red to Kerberos's blue.
    • Butch is red to April's blue.
  • 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.
  • Running Gag:
    • Duff's hope in finding a sexy boy. Her wishes don't come true.
    • Lucas's annoying singing whenever a phrase alludes a song or artist.
    • Butch's creepy thing with ponies.
    • Kerberos trying to give plans and being ignored. Lampshaded when they finally hear her.
    • Justin Bieber.
    • Duff's obsession with pizza as well as her name.
    Duff: My name is Duff Obama, and no, I don't know the freaking president.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Lucas. Taken Up to Eleven when not even the girls yell as much as him.
  • Shout-Out: Too many to list. The chapter titles alone are based on works of fiction.
    Duff: Kamehameha!
    April: Imagine Taylor lautner with a beard.
    Butch: WICKED is good!
  • Shrinking Violet: Collin is a male variety.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": People always seem to come with really creative ways to mispronounce Duff's name.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Butch feels this way, and it's not like he can be blamed.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Averted when April has a moment of enlightment and starts philosophizing while Duff and Lucas yell at her to shut up and help them fight off the zombie horde.
  • The Power of Friendship: A central theme. The Zombie Squad grows unevitably closer throughout the series. Crowning Moment Of Heart Warming moments ensue.
  • Team Chef: Collin, to the group's utter relief.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Duff shows instances of this at first. A more prominent example is Butch, who is actually more of a Tsundere.
  • The Stoic: Kerberos. Collin appears to be this at first.
    • Not So Stoic: Collin has severe social anxiety issues and Duff's... not subtle demeanor doesn't help one bit.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Taken Up to Eleven. It's a wonder how the Squad managed to say alive for so long.
  • Tranquil Fury: Lucas.
  • Tsundere: Duff, a rather bitter type A.
  • Weirdness Magnet: The Zombie Squad.
  • When He Smiles: The rare instances where Collin smiles provokes Duff's most tsundere moments.
  • Vague Age: Aside from Duff, the Squad members' ages can only be guessed. Averted with Collin, who is fifteen.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: None other than Kerberos.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: April.
  • Youth Is Wasted on the Dumb: Played with. Part of the reason why the Zombie Squad never seems to get a thing right.
  • Zombie Apocalypse