Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Spooky Six Flags New Orleans Tour

Here's a little something to make the hairs on your neck stand at attention.

I kept waiting for a zombie to appear, and at first I was disappointed that there weren't any, but after further thought, the utter lack of humanity was perfect. It took the video from being just spooky, to actually saying something about our fleeting presence in this world. Too existential? No such thing! I only wish that the park wasn't set for demolition. How cool would it have been to let it crumble away to nothing, to document it and see first hand what all our handy work will eventually become?

Anyhoo! My favorite part, aside from the music, was the children's play aparatus with the tattered canopy upon which someone had written "Love is Universal". There was a good deal of graffiti, as is to be expected, I guess, but that was more like a message in a bottle from someone who had lost something, maybe everything, but still retained their hope. Oops, getting a little existential again.

So what'd y'all think? A horror movie look at what will might be, or an up close and personal view of a tragedy whose scars are still fresh?


M.A.D. said...

ZG - Thank you so much for such an incredible post! I really enjoyed this, albeit in a somber & thoughtful way. Your idea certainly has merit, to leave the park as it is while documenting its slow, inevitable decay. Every picture truly is worth a thousand words, eh?

Aside from the bigger picture of man's fleeting appearance on the stage of life, I couldn't help thinking of Carrie Ryan's Dead Tossed Waves and the grisly, abandoned amusement park (have you read the book yet? You'd love it!).

Like you, I half-expected to see a grim, lurching shadow duck behind a doorway lol

Not sure if I'm glad or sad I didn't ;D

ps - I *heart* existentialism!

Eric said...

Pst. Zombie girrrl! I want to send you zombie books. :)

My name's Eric, I work at Quirk Books (the Pride & Prejudice & Zombies folks). Couldn't find your contact info on the blog. Shoot me an email! Let's chat!


Zombie Girrrl said...

@ M.A.D.: Totally thought of Dead-Tossed Waves! I haven't read it yet *sob*, but I made it through the first chapter at B&N once. It was one of those intense moments where you're internally yelling at the characters not to do that really stupid thing, like, say, climbing the safety wall into zombie infested territory. Not worth it, dude! Just go home! Although, where, then, would the story be?

@ Eric: Thanks for contacting me even though it wasn't posted as an option. I'll be dropping you a line soon! I only hope that you aren't a scam/hoax/spam/internet-stalker/etc. because then I will be forced to sic my vicious zombie-monkeys on you. ;)

Dana Wright said...

Hey! It is Dana from the Zombie Girl Shambling blog. Had to stop in and say hello. LOVE your blog and am now your newest follower. Totally come and see me.

Zombie Girrrl said...

@ Dana: I totally went and saw you! Like the blog, zombiettte! Fanks for following. :)

M.A.D. said...

ZG - omg, I have had that for YEARS! The synchronicity thing is wild - mine is usually 11:11, and I am the 11th child, the list just goes on & on. Non-causal synchronicity is a mind rip lol

I wish you the BESTEST, HAPPIEST, THANKSGIVING EVER *hugs galore* ... :D Yer me zombeeeee buddy and I luvs ya!

Will catch up n' write more lata, be safe, have fun and eat GOBS of pie 4me!

Zombie Girrrl said...

Gobs of pie consumed in honor of my moldering Mary: 4
Pounds of turkey: 1.5
Mounds of stuffing: 3
Alka Seltzers used: sadly, none. But they might have come in handy.

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