15 Comments
  1. Just Justine 3 years ago

    I like this comic very much, and it got me thinking….and making plans.
    FORTS! Since we don’t really have castles in the states.
    There are two that would be suitable near me, Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River, and Fort Mifflin, on Mud Island in the Delaware River. Mhmm. Good spots, walled fortresses surrounded by water.
    Of course, both are haunted but better those dead than the animated kind that want to eat you!
    either that or move in with an Amish family.
    (not the ones involved in the Amish Mafia, though *rolls eyes*)

  2. Ezra Yesterday 3 years ago

    Walls and turrets and moats are fine and all, but in the end, it would still boil down to a question of food and water, wouldn’t it? Many’s the castle that fell without a shot, simply by depriving the inhabitants of supplies.

  3. Forlath Grey 3 years ago

    Rule of thumb – a water supply inside the fortifications was standard.

    Secondly, food preservation has come a long way. How many of the castles under siege you allude to, would have fallen if they had had the benefit of canned goods?

    Finally, I’m guessing the undead won’t have the benefit of sappers . . .

  4. Just Justine 3 years ago

    Guess you’d still have to go out on runs for certain supplies, and you buy seeds and plant (not monsanto’s) like they tried in WD at the prison.
    Being on an island, such as the forts I mentioned, would afford some protection as well as having access to water and fishing.
    I had thought about a couple walled prisons I’ve seen in the area, but most are in very populated towns/cities. not a good place to be.
    I think I’m thinking too much about this!

    Oh, and didn’t some castle’s have small villages within their walls? And wells?

  5. Ezra Yesterday 3 years ago

    I guess my main point was: Stipulating that the Zombies are not an effective threat, the real danger becomes lack of resources with the passage of time. One drought could wipe out both your well and the, lets face it, relatively small garden you could maintain inside your fortifications.
    Not to mention the threat of disease; people cramped together without adequate sewage is a recipe for disaster… as Archer would say “Do you want Cholera? Because That’s how you get Cholera.”
    Actually, this would be [or may already have been, for all I know] a good plot for a movie:
    It’s post Zombie apocalypse. There is a small stable community on an island fortress… It hasn’t rained in months, the well is going dry and the canned goods are down to a month’s supply. The plot is actually all about the panic and final breakdown of what’s left of civilization, as splinter groups and disease tear the castle ‘family’apart from the inside.
    You could have a good “Zombie” movie without ever showing a zombie.

  6. Ezra Yesterday 3 years ago

    Another thing to consider: child birth, and population size in general. Do you ban children and doom the human race to this last generation, or do you go the Logan’s run route and stop feeding people after a certain age?

    Actually, I really like this idea… I shall call it 10 A.Z.A [After Zombie Apocalypse]

  7. Forlath Grey 3 years ago

    Ah, I see the problem here. You thought I would be letting other people in. A slight miscommunication, my fault really . . .

  8. Ezra Yesterday 3 years ago

    Hahahaha

  9. Just Justine 3 years ago

    Wow, Ezra, you really thought this all out in detail! Pretty gloomy, Mr. Debbie Downer :p
    jk 🙂
    sort of.
    guess i’d want to be on team Ezra when the time comes, though!

  10. Forlath Grey 3 years ago

    Hey, I’ve thought this through too, you know. Matter of fact, I’ve got it all figured out. I’d stay holed up, out of sight, while the rest of humanity duked it out with the zombies and raiders, et cetera, until I had passed into the local mythology as a shadowy presence that may or may not still exist, or indeed ever existed, in that old impenetrable fortress up on the hill.

    Then, when the apocalypse was over, and I was ready to re-engage with A.Z.A. society, I’d send out a bunch of canned goods, to be dispersed amongst the remaining population, and in a select small number of those cans there would be golden tickets . . . um, you can probably guess the rest . . .

  11. Forlath Grey 3 years ago

    The only potential flaw I see with my brilliant plan, is where does one recruit Oompa Loompas?

  12. Just Justine 3 years ago

    Zombie little people. Find some.
    Train them, like in ‘Fido’.

  13. Dee Stroyer 3 years ago

    Small side note: most castles have toilets! The “waste” fell into the moats or ditches on the other side of the walls, to be washed away. No problem there, I reckon.

    https://www.burgenseite.com/abtritt/leofels_jagst_abtr_35.jpg

  14. Forlath Grey 3 years ago

    Okay, I admit I’m not above paying 20 bucks here and there for the occasional photo op. But $70 for a photo op with Daryl?!?! Hmm, no thanks . . .

    https://wsc-boston.ticketleap.com/photo-ops/dates/Jun-13-2014_at_1200PM

  15. Forlath Grey 3 years ago

    Need catching up on the first three seasons of Walking Dead?

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