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(stolen from [livejournal.com profile] icedmaple) - another "randomise your ipod and answer these questions" meme. In this case you are naming the songs playing when you do various things during your zombie apocalypse film.

Instead of just listing the songs, I thought I'd get creative and actually describe those scenes in full. This means that you don't need to know the song picked to enjoy the result (although, I suspect a working knowledge of Pink Floyd, Queen and Mika is needed to survive any zombie apocalypse.)

1. The song which plays during: Opening Credits
Velvet Green, Jethro Tull

Velvet Green is obviously the name of the film and is named after the central character, viz. me. Velvet, daughter of hippies and affianced to a rather boring (but successful) accountant and runs the flower shop on the corner of a random suburb of London.1 Velvet lives in a ground floor flat with two cats, said fiancé and Brian, gay ex-College roommate, and cheese juggler.

2. The song which plays when: You Kill Your First Zombie
On The Turning Away, Pink Floyd

It's an accident, you see. Velvet is used to the glassy, staring eyes of an accountant who suddenly realises he's forgotten to carry the one, so doesn't realise that the man she's just served in the flower shop is, actually, a zombie and wants to eat her brains. She turns away not seeing the zombie reach for her and, fortunately, trips over a dahlia, upsetting a whole display of venus flytraps and calla lillies. The glass shelves shatters, sending deadly shards across the floor of the small flower shop, grazing Velvet's right cheek and neatly beheading the zombie. In a rather classic moment, the head of the, now-deceased, zombie, flys though the plate glass window, straight into the lap of a man drinking a lazy afternoon latte on the pavement outside Starbucks.

3. The song which plays when: You Are Being Chased By A Horde
Short Tales From the Windowpane, Trans-Mission

This sequence in the film is from viewpoint of Arnold, the guy who lives upstairs. He has a few unsavoury habits and is creepily looking out of his attic window with his powerful binoculars, obviously bird-spotting. What he actually spots is myself and the flatmates, exit the scene, pursued by bears zombies zombie bears!!!

Arnold himself is then ripped limb from limb by a small cabal of Brownies in a moving slo-mo sequence of vengence and Daily Mail headlines.

4. The song which plays when: You Have To Kill Your Loved One
Rain, Mika

Because, you know, I hate days like when you wake up next to a zombie and have to neutralise it using only things in the immediate vicinity, viz: a cricket bat, a half-drunk jug of tequila and orange juice, a can of hairspray, a lighter (making a crude but effective flamethrower), a large pile of Accountancy Age backcopies, David Lynch's entire back catalogue onVHS, a small garden gnome that goes by the name of Keith and, finally, a coal shovel.

You know you can find the *strangest* objects in your local library.

5. The song which plays when: You Find A Group Of Survivors
Manhatten Skyline, A-Ha

Brian and Velvet make it to the coast, where they pack up a small boat and set out to find Ireland, in the hope of meeting non-Zombiefied humans there. (Or, at least, zombiefied leprechauns, for a bit of variety.) Unfortunately while Brian is an expert cheese juggler, neither of our heroes is any good at sea navigation and finally find themselves sailing up the Hudson River.

Luckily, due to the fact the Producer is American and put his foot down, they have found the Land of the Free from Zombies and are able to stay for a while, starring in a cut-price version of Will and Grace (cut price because they are in quarantine for the entire time, but it helps pay the bills.)

6. The song which plays when: You Meet A New Love Interest
Musclebound, Spandau Ballet

Velvet and Brian, pronounced free of the zombie curse paralysing the UK (and causing Yorkshire Tea import prices to sky rocket), finally are let free on a temporary visa2.They immediately decide to celebrate by going to the nearest bar and getting drunk, where Velvet runs into the most handsome (and ripped) man she has ever met. Unfortunately, it turns out he prefers Brian and Velvet is left on her own, whilst Brian and Lucas skip off to Canada to get married.

7. The song which plays when: You Make A Final Stand
My Life Has Been Saved, Queen

Betrayed, bereft and bewildered, Velvet makes her way back to London, content now only to die on home soil. Her only solace, to take as many of the zombie scum as possible. She rigs together a wooden sailing barge with as much fire power as possible - flame throwers, explosive devices and matches - and sails it up the Thames. Her last stand against the forces of darkness.

Thankfully, during the weeks of quarantine in America, England has managed to push back the zombie attack, confining the disease to Kent and parts of Sussex, as the real reason why Britain is still a monarchy is revealed. Velvet's arrival up the Thames with Nemesis (her sailing barge) however, takes out a small band of zombies intent on attacking the Queen as she finalises the zombie containment in what was previously England's Garden3, thus single-handedly saving Britain from the Zombie scourge and earning the undying4 gratitude of a grateful Queen and British public.

This is, in no way, unrealistic.

8. The song which plays when: You Think You've Survived It All
We're Not Deep, Housemartins

Brian, and Lucas, return to Britain now that the zombies are contained. The three settle down to a life of bucolic bliss in Streatham (for some reason, the main change to London is that it's suddenly gone very green...)

9. The song which plays when: You Discover A Bite Mark
Ant Music, Adam Ant

Luckily, the bite mark Velvet notices one Sunday afternoon while relaxing in the garden of the Mucky Duck, is actually a small number of ant bites and everyone is very relieved.

10. The song which plays during: The Closing Credits
Wonderful Life, Black

Because it is.

The End.

Except, because this is a zombie film (and not even a Zom Rom-Com or even a [livejournal.com profile] zomromcomlomcom) there will be a bonus scene for those who stick to the end of the credits, where Velvet actually finds out it's not actually a small number of ant bites, but a small number of Zombie Ant bites, at which she begins to turn... (Link NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH)5

*cue evil laugh - Mhahahahahahahhahahah!!!*

1 It's probably Streatham because, bloody hell, random is the kindest thing you can call Streatham.
2 It's a film, of course it's unrealistic.
3 Chatham, as the old joke goes, being the bit where the bins are kept.
4 Okay, possibly a stupid phrase there...
5 Seriously: DO NOT click the link if you are of a nervous disposition, do not want to believe in zombie ants or are just plain horrified.


Mhahahahahahahahah!

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Date: 2011-05-23 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draycevixen.livejournal.com

Oooh look at you, breaking the rules, I don't think you're supposed to share the plot of your LoM BB before the artists choose.

As to this I hate days like when you wake up next to a zombie and have to neutralise it using only things in the immediate vicinity, viz: a cricket bat, a half-drunk jug of tequila and orange juice, a can of hairspray, a lighter (making a crude but effective flamethrower), a large pile of Accountancy Age backcopies, David Lynch's entire back catalogue onVHS, a small garden gnome that goes by the name of Keith and, finally, a coal shovel I ask again, *how* do you keep waking up in my bedroom?

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Date: 2011-05-23 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m31andy.livejournal.com
You know, I was contemplating whether or not it would work as a [livejournal.com profile] zomromcomlomcom entry for the Big Bang (yes, I've still not managed a single word), but figured that it was a little too OOC, even for AU.

*G*

I thought everyone had a garden gnome called Keith.

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Date: 2011-05-23 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draycevixen.livejournal.com

I'm rather worried that none of the LoMers I know at least are anywhere near having anything even approaching a rough draft. Cham has 5,000 words I think which seems to be the closest. In comments, Loz was telling me she doesn't have much either. I have 1242 words so far and bloody hell but it's dull, dull stuff.

I thought everyone had a garden gnome called Keith. Only we chosen few. ♥

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Date: 2011-05-23 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m31andy.livejournal.com
Perhaps we could have a serious roll call. Hmm. I'll email Hambel and see. I know one person has finished, but that's about it.

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Date: 2011-05-23 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draycevixen.livejournal.com

It might be an idea. Personally, I'm not looking for an extended deadline as I either have to make the Saturday one or throw in the towel as the Pros BB is breathing down my neck.

But... if my subjective sampling is anything to go by, you *might* want to consider pushing back the deadline, if only by a week. Then again, perhaps everyone who has signed up that I don't chat with is going great guns. *g*

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Date: 2011-05-23 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chamekke.livejournal.com
I'm ahead of most of the pack? You terrify me.

(Tip: Lorem ipsum dolor. Nonummy! Nonummy!!!)

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Date: 2011-05-23 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draycevixen.livejournal.com

Yes, yes you are... well, at least the part of the pack I know although I think some of them are still hoping to gain ground this week. *hides*

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Date: 2011-05-23 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gritsinmisery.livejournal.com
You are one sick, sad (but very very funny) puppy, and I love you.

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Date: 2011-05-25 12:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m31andy.livejournal.com
*grins and bows*

Sick is good...

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Date: 2011-05-23 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dorsetgirl.livejournal.com
Very interesting...not that you've thought about it much, obviously. Could have done without the zombie ants, tbh - I really should learn to take warnings seriously!

And thank you so much for the reminder of "Wonderful Life" - I adored that track and "Sweetest Smile" when they first came out, and I've just spent a nostalgic ten minutes on YouTube enjoying them again.

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Date: 2011-05-25 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m31andy.livejournal.com
If I'm going to warn for it, be satisfied it's probably given me nightmares... zombie ants are rather terrifying.

Black's Wonderful Life - ah yes. Such a lovely song!

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Date: 2011-05-25 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dorsetgirl.livejournal.com
Such a lovely song!

Not any more, since the bloody thing's still stuck in my head. Every time I turn the Green Day off it just comes back again.

(And do I detect sarcasm in your reply there? I really did love that track at the time.)

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Date: 2011-06-09 04:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m31andy.livejournal.com
Ooops.

And no sarcasm! When not earwormed, I think it's a fantastic song!

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Date: 2011-05-23 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chamekke.livejournal.com
*humbly* I would very much like to take art classes just so that I could get beyond stick figures and illustrate this fic with appropriately realistic brains & gore ♥

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Date: 2011-05-25 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m31andy.livejournal.com
Realistic brains and gore are always good!!!

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Date: 2011-05-26 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jantalaimon.livejournal.com
For a split-second, I kind of thought the fungii-infected ant was kind of cute and fuzzy. And then I thought about the fungii eating the poor thing, and I reconsidered.

Ant Music. Heh. XD

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Date: 2011-06-09 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m31andy.livejournal.com
It's rather... horrifying.

If you got down past all the fuzzy ant pictures, you may have seen the following comment. If not:

Only if you're feeling really good about yourself at the moment (or have thought of something even more evil to do with Sam)...

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Date: 2011-06-09 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jantalaimon.livejournal.com
I hadn't read that before, no.

But actually, reading it now...suddenly, the ending of S2.08 makes absolutely perfect sense to me. Clearly, Sam had contracted just such a fungus. Why else would he have gone up to the roof the way he did? ;)

I'm half-tempted to write this, then wait for the flames to consume me. Call me perverse. ;)

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