I'm pretty sure I'd just use a knife at that range. I can't think of a situation during the zombie apocalypse when my only available weapon would be pencils and pens. I mean what, during this zombie apocalypse, do I still have to report to work or something?
Anything near... so this assumes, what, that zombies are cornering me in the stationery section at Staples?
Depends, would there be anything of worth at Staples during a zombie apocolypse? There may be some of the snacks you can buy at Staples around. Not sure if they sell satellite phones, could be the best way to communicate long distances. Especially if the military can triangulate where you are just by using it.
Completely believable scenario for using a pen in a crisis situation:
Say zombies break into your house. You are unarmed, and are cornered in the office. The pencil cup is knocked over as you trip, and the zombie is almost on top of you. In the heat of the moment, you grab one the pens and shove it through the eye hole as far as it goes, puncturing the brain and killing the zombie.
If all you have is a pen it can be used, but of course there aren't that many worse things to be armed with. Even a coat hanger would be better than a pencil/pen.
Here's my point on this, if they did not have eyesight wouldn't they have enhanced hearing, that of course is going on the limb to believe that even in death the body would compensate for a lost sense. So, if the body did do this they would be a much more dangerous prey, because lets just agree if a creature can hear you from a long distance then your f**ed. Now you could argue that, "well if I'm quite, then I'll be fine." yes this is true, but if they did in fact have enhanced enough hearing, they good follow you by your heartbeat. Of course this is just going on a limb maybe a big one.
Zombies do have great hearing this is true, but they also have a good sense of smell. If they are blind and have good hearing they could catch you on smell alone even if you are quiet. The berserker from gears of war is a great example of a creature like this. all it needed to kill you was your smell and the sound you make when you walk.
no not necesarily, if they already have good hearing and sense of smell than the loss of their eyesight may not increase their senses. But depending on the zombie's enviroment at that time the zombie may be able to adapt to the loss of sight by having increases in hearing. Honestly i dont know this is just a prediction.
3 hunting knives, 2 axes, 1 hatchet, a sh1tl0ad of food and then off to my granddad's house where he has 9 hunting guns. We've also arranged to meet my uncle there... he'll bring the swords. We then barricade the doors with 1 (sort of)easy access door round back with a fast barricade in case of emergencies. We re-enforce the windows and build a stable lookout on the roof. From there we use our collection of flares to single supply or rescue choppers. We're all gonna bring all the obvious essentials we can carry just in case, (including water, building materials, food, deodorant and as many downloaded Rooster Teeth video's and DVD's we can get our hands on)
The best part of my day is when one of my best friends, who is a girl, text me a pop quiz zombie question. like, What would you do in this situation, What happens if you do this to a zombie, Stuff like that. We have conversations for hours. We are prepared.
Depends of course as always on the type of zombies. Although either way I think my plan would be relatively the same with how close I am to the water. Steal the largest sailboat I can find. Live my life out on the seas, searching for an uninhabited island paradise. Galapagos maybe?
I think zombie tortoises would be the least of my concern because they can only reach a max speed of about 2 mph. Unless they evolve to go extremely fast. then i will be concerned.
Plus it depends really on what type of zombies we are talking about. Honestly if every living creature became a zombie and infected than I wouldn't even bother. I would just get in feted on purpose. Since that logic means no one will ever survive, zombie mosquitos will get everyone.
like the birds in Resident Evil. But if it was just people then we still have to determine if they are the slow stupid zombies, fast stupid, slow smart, etc. I think the perfect example of a gamer in zombie out break is the Machinema series Bite Me. Its on youtube. I recommend it.