What if Sam went to Star Hollows on a hunting trip then finally realized that he could find a place where he could potentially have a life. So instead of leaving like he was meant to he ended up spending his late teenage years before he went to uni in Stars Hollow. He was so scared that people wouldn’t accept him and that he would get caught out on the hunting thing so instead he called himself Dean. A nice family took him in because he was out on the street and all of a sudden he had a taste of what a normal life he could have. What if he finally, finally had the chance to live a normal life but he couldn’t quite let go of the hunter inside him. What if Sammy didn’t realise but by calling himself Dean he inadvertently gave himself the chance to be whoever he wanted to be. He could be like Dean if he needed or he could be himself without worrying. It meant that he could still hold on to his life of hunting but still move forwards in a normal town with normal people and do normal things.
What if he met Rory and it was the first time he ever fell in love and realised that there was more out there then when they split up in the end he realised that he could have more that he could be more and do more and instead of going back to hunting where he would have to follow Johns orders he went to college. He found his first taste of life and love and happiness in Stars Hollow. What happened if when Sam finally left Stars Hollow to go to college he realised that he didn’t need his family anymore. He didn’t need to hide or pretend to be anyone else he could be Sam and that was enough. Sammy could be himself for the first time in his entire life.
What if Stars Hollow was the first place Sam learned to just be. He didn’t have to pretend or hunt or do anything he didn’t want to do…
Then college happened… And then Yellow eyes happened and just like that… He was right back at square one without the slightest chance of ever being able to find that life he once had in Stars Hollow ever again.
He could never be that care free “Dean” he once was. Instead, he was the eternally doomed Sam.
But at least he still had Dean.
also, duct tape on your arms, a few layers, but not too tight. basically it’ll stop a zombie taking a chunk out of your arm if you’re reloading or your blade gets jammed in a zombie
wearing a wetsuit underneath your clothing would also be useful. remember; they were human once, humans have blunt teeth! you try biting through duct tape AND a wet suit
never duct tape joints, your movements will be limited, and you want to be fast and danger (gotta go fast)
don’t hole up in small houses either that’s a recipe for disaster, you want somewhere with a secure upstairs, and a way down from the upstairs that is zombie free or can easily be cleared of zombies (avoid fire exits with steps leading up to them though, unless they have gates at the bottom)
sound = attraction, so if you do have guns, use them only in emergencies or for the sake of popping one head you’ll be greeted with many many more
raid your local medical shops, and get there first, nobody is going to stop and share it out equally while they’re panicking. don’t hit out at somebody unless they hit out at you, though, you already have unintelligent corpses pitted against you, you don’t want sentient humans on your case as well (zombies don’t do the revenge thing, humans do!)
try not to piss people off, because as stated before, yes, humans like revenge
don’t try and be clever and use yourself as live bait; yes playing the hero is glorious in movies, but it doesn’t work so glamorously in real life
large numbers isn’t a good idea. you want small groups, even if you just branch out from being in a larger group, because if there’s a lot of you you are a bigger target, but don’t then go off and decide to be in groups that are too small in case you get surrounded (in which case, the duct tape and wet suits will come in handy)
food shouldn’t be that hard to come by, most people would have attempted to flee the area straight from their houses and packed what they had, raiding local shops could still be worth it. but remember, know your way in, your way out, and double check there’s nothing in the shop ready to sneak up behind you while you’re reaching up for that tin of beans
half balaclava masks or something similar to cover your lower face while fighting zombies could also be useful, you don;t want to accidentally ingest flying zombie fluids and end up one of them, that’d be a nasty surprise for your group to wake up to (since going solo possibly isn’t a good idea)
and always, ALWAYS, have a way to start a fire on you
I love my followers so you need to protect yourselves.
even better, defeat Pestilence before he can start the virus
This is relevant cause i’m in a zombie movie…
Axes and crowbars are not only perfect for killing zombies, they are also capable of breaking down secured doors.
And never ever ever travel at night. A zombie’s ability to hunt won’t be hindered by darkness, but yours will.