This is one of those “I need to write down my dream” kind of posts. Last night had a weird little adventure that was both entertaining and slightly creepy.
Let’s begin, shall we?
Ok, so the dream starts off pre-zombie apocalypse. Nothing had really happened yet, but it was soon. Like, really soon. People were starting to panic and getting ready to go on the move or get in hiding.
What did I do to prepare?
I went to a game store.
Yup. My first action was to go to a game store and seek out some more Vampire: The Masquerade books. Hell, I started looking at other World of Darkness books too. I think I might have grabbed Changeling to try out. Of course, I had my trusty Bag of Holding (from Thinkgeek) with me to carry all my goods. Come on, I was preparing. If we were going to be hiding somewhere for an extended period of time, we had to have something to do.
So yeah, I got some books kinda. (Details got hazy, I don’t remember having them when I was at the cashier) I do remember getting sunglasses, which was weird, but apparently the apocalypse was going to be bright. Thing is, when it finally got time to pay for things, the guy behind the counter showed me this handwritten invoice thing that said I was owed something else. The glasses came with a “free unlock”. This meant that I could go into the back and pick out a free item. Yay.
I mean, apocalypse pending, free stuff… Why not? So, I head on into the back/basement and start checking out all sorts of stuff.
I found a whip. A proper bullwhip. Fuck yeah! I remember thinking that I could be some sort of zombie slaying Catwoman now. Silly, but… Catwoman is sexy. Whips are sexy. Come on.
Ok, so after that all happened, I finally was back home. My next important step? Finding all my music. I was pissed off that I couldn’t find some cd that would have made great packing/weapons prep music. It was disappointing, but I still made sure that my ipod and laptop were ready.
Once the zombie apocalypse actually hit, we were already in hiding. There was still a lot of prep involved. Finding supplies, making sure whoever could fight actually would, protecting the little babies/kids that others had around, etc.
I remember finding a really good hiding spot for people. It was kind of a pain in the ass to get to, and I think at some point I had to fight someone or something to gain access or leave. (Again, hazy part.)
Cut to me and my dad shopping. Now, I’m not sure if he looked like my real dad or not. He might have at one point just to click my brain into the plot line, but whatever. I wasn’t me either. I was a younger girl for the most part.
Anyway, we were shopping for supplies. Kinda weird that people still had stores out there after all the doom and such hit, but oh well. We looked around, and somehow got into a back room that lead to what looked like a house. We raided the kitchen. Not for food. Oh no. We grabbed at least 4 bottles of booze. Heh.
Upon leaving the house, and stashing the booze in our coats so we didn’t have to pay for it… I remember finding some cool socks once we were back in the store. They were at least knee high and had muppets on them. Pretty cute.
Cut to us outside and heading back home. We almost got caught by the owner. Me/the little girl played up the “I’m so scared” thing. The owner felt bad and told my “dad” to get me home soon. We were like, ok, let’s get back to the chopper.
Yeah, we apparently had a helicopter. /shrug
Anyway, once back home, we set up other supplies that we had somehow gotten. (Though I remembered that we forgot the socks at the store. I was pissed. Animal socks people. Fuzzy Animal socks!) There were weapon checks and general tense hangout times.
Suddenly, someone freaked. They thought they heard something.
Then I heard it too…
It was a rustling noise outside the front window. Something moving. Something… Sniffing?
It was dark outside. We couldn’t see well, and we didn’t want to move much in case it could see inside. We were on high alert.
Nothing happened. Either people were hearing things or it went away.
Later on, when it was light out again, I remember checking the back windows from upstairs. High alert stays on for a long time in an apocalypse. I looked around the huge backyard, and saw nothing. No, wait… Movement. There was something. Over there, behind the well… Yup. Looks like a person.
I cracked open the window, and caught the scent. I could smell it. Dead and rotting. It was strong.
Then there was another. It was moving toward the house. I warned the other person in the room. Told them to tell the rest.
Oh fuck, there’s another one. And another… And another…
Soon the yard was swarming, and they were all rushing the house.
I rushed downstairs, and helped people get down to the basement. The babies, along with just a few people to watch over them, were now hidden as best we could. The rest of us geared up for the fight. The zombies were still outside, but we were getting ready.
Suddenly, I’m debating between weapons, but I can’t use them until I identify them.
Wait… Huh? Oh, son of a bitch…
It was like little strips of paper in my hand. Just the title of the items. I had to “open my inventory” with my other hand and try clicking on my identify scrolls.
After doing that, I found I had a cool bow and some spear thing. Then we had a mini practice.
Uh, what happened to the zombies outside guys? And why are we at a target range? Whatever…
I tested out the bow. Wasn’t too bad with it. Apparently I also had some sort of throwing darts too. Accuracy with those wasn’t bad either.
Cut back to the house, and now we were apparently ready. Time to finally fight. The zombies rushed in. I shot a few, then tried out my spear on… Something? A swarm of little weird critters? No, seriously. If you’ve ever seen Critters, imagine lots of those, but without the fuzz. That’s kind of what they were.
At any rate, the spear was cool. I had some sort of rush forward and spin move that just destroyed anything in my path. (Not quite like the Monk in Diablo 3, but close… Pointy end still facing the mobs… Like a swirling hypno spike of doom. )
The dream ended somewhere mid battle.
So yeah, that was my adventure last night. Full of geekery, zombies, and what the fuckness. Aside from the creepy sniffing zombie sounds, it was a rather fun dream. Gaming, music, and booze? Fuck yeah. Whips, bows, and spears to fight with? Woo!
If this dream says anything about me… It’s that I’ll bring the party to the zombie apocalypse. Who’s with me?!