Everyone wants friends and so does ReDead! I was happy with the previous Link+Medli scene so I tried with this part of the story too. I love zombies and horror and Medli so I have to admit this was my favorite part of the game ^^
More Korrasami family! We know that adopted kids need an adjustment time in their new house and with Akane and Tikaani was no different. During the first few weeks after being adopted they sneaked into Korra and Asami’s bedroom every night and slept with them.
Where even to begin? Before Night of the Living Dead, “zombie” movies fictionalized Afro-Haitan Vodou, with white people at the center (see “White Zombie"). Night had nothing to do with that, it simply asked “what if the dead came back as flesh-hungry ghouls?”
That alone wasn’t new – the undead, from Frankenstein to Dracula to The Mummy, were horror movie staples. Richard Matheson’s “I Am Legend” played with a modern zombie-like vampire plague. But they all had some kind of will. Romero’s ghouls had none but to eat human flesh (not brains, specifically, that came from the campy Return of the Living Dead – not a Romero movie), and, most terrifyingly, there were lots of them, and their numbers grew with every bite. It dipped into our fears of death and isolation and the inevitable decomposition of our own bodies. Romero’s zombie genre took on social commentary while other monster movies casually demonized Haitans and Egyptians and Jewish Eastern Europeans.
Night was different. Its protagonist, Ben, played by Duane Jones, was Black. Romero always said he simply cast Jones because he was the best actor he knew. But it was 1968, and it made a statement. And an impact – you can’t discuss the prominence of Black leads in zombie media without going back to Ben. He’s the everyman, the relatable one, the hero. While Black people were relentlessly stereotyped and otherized, Ben was just a person.
There were no happy endings in Night. Ben was the last man standing. What was left of the police surrounded the house. They shot him in the head.
The Wendigo has been described as a zombie like spirit that eats the flesh of humans. Some say that Wendigo can be as tall as 15 feet high.
It’s origins are in Canada and descriptions have changed over the years. Some describe the Wendigo as a thin corpse like zombie with dark sunken eyes and others describe it as an ape like creature without lips.
Whatever the description, though, one thing that remains is that it eats humans and if bitten, humans turn into a Wendigo too.
Imperial Problem Child-verse. Luke to Vader: "Father? Will the Rogues have to stay out of sight and off the Executor? Or can things return to normal now that the spy is gone? *a beat* Janson keeps making noises about Zombie! Rogue Squadron. Just so you know what I'm dealing with..."
Vader may hope that none of the Rogues have ever heard of the Blackwing Virus.
His hope is in vain.
Han Solo was there. He made a report about it. The Rogues know that Zombies exist (sort of). Wes really really really wants to paint the wings of all the Rogue ships black and add holographic projections of rotting zombie-faces to their helmets. Hobbie is actually prepared to help him achieve this, which is concerning in and of itself.
Wedge already has three packs of theater makeup he swiped from his sister. Luke is just barely fending this whole thing off with a stick at this point.
“So help me, Luke, if I discover that Rogue Three is attempting to haunt my vessel I’ll scuttle your entire squadron.”
(Concerning as that was, Luke was relieved to have an excuse to keep the Rogues from spontaneously breaking into Thriller, as it were, on the star destroyer. Nobody was going to call Vader’s bluff, not even Janson. However, Wedge has pointed out that Vader only made mention of the Executor being off-limits. He didn’t say anything about anyone else in the fleet. “There’s already Spectres, and the Ghost Crew,” he reasons, “A few Undead won’t hurt, right?”)
A Jiangshi, known as the Chinese “hopping” vampire, is a type of reanimated corpse in Chinese legend and folklore.
It is typically depicted as a stiff corpse dressed in official garments from the Qing Dynasty. Its movement is described to be in hops, with its arms outstretched. It kills living creatures to absorb their qi (force), usually at night, while in the day, it rests in a coffin or hides in dark places such as caves.
However, its appearance can range from recognisable (a recently deceased person), or rather more grotesque (rigor mortis). It is believed that the Jiangshi is so stiff that that it cannot bend its limbs and body, thus it hops with its arms outstretched for stability.
They are depicted in popular culture to have a mystical tag glued onto and hanging off the forehead in portrait orientation, and wear a uniform coat-like robe and round-top tall rimmed hat characteristic of a Chinese official from during the Qing dynasty.
They are reputed to have greenish-white skin, in theory that it is due to fungus or mould growing on the corpses. They are also described to have white hair all over their head, and they act like animals.
Ji Xiaolan, a scholar during the Qing Dynasty, mentioned in his book Yuewei Caotang Bijithe causes of a corpse being reanimated can be classified in either of two categories: a recently deceased person returning to life, or a corpse that has been buried for a long time but does not decompose.
The use of supernatural arts to resurrect the dead, such as necromancy.
Spirit possession of a dead body.
A corpse absorbs sufficient yang qi to return to life.
A person’s body is governed by three huns and seven pos. The Qing Dynasty scholar Yuan Mei wrote in his book Zi Bu Yu that “A person’s hun is good but his po is evil, his hun is intelligent but his po is foolish”. The hun leaves his body after death but his po remains and takes control of the body, so the dead person becomes a Jiangshi.
The dead person is not buried even after a funeral has been held. The corpse comes to life after it is struck by a bolt of lightning, or when a pregnant cat (or a black cat in some tales) leaps across the coffin.
When a person’s soul fails to leave the deceased’s body, due to improper death, suicide, or just wanting to cause trouble.
A person injured by a Jiangshi is infected with the “Jiangshi virus” and gradually changes into a Jiangshi over time.