The Outbreak: Public access

Friday, July 29, 2005

Public access

On public access the other day I saw unedited footage that I assume was taken in the Midwest someplace, some small city. A huge horde of revs--the biggest I've ever seen by far, though to be fair I've never seen a very large group all in one place; but seriously, there were probably hundreds--had massed outside some gated community with an electrified fence. You could see a bunch of their bodies already stuck on the fence and lying around it, and the ones that were left had learned to leave it alone, but they were still sticking around, apparently. Suddenly a helicopter gunship, the kind I guess that kept crashing in Afghanistan, that sort of thing, hovers down into the frame and just unloads on the zombies. And then around the cameraman a big group of soldiers get up and open fire with machine guns. They even tossed a few grenades. I've never seen anything like it--as always there was very little blood, but there were just pieces of revs flying everywhere. Some made a run through the fence, which had pretty quickly been destroyed, but for the most part they were wiped out within twenty minutes or so. It was amazing. It makes me think we're winning.

4 Comments:

Blogger Ellis said...

I got to the school... Just barely.

I am on one of the computers on the third floor, the lights are dim and they are obviosly on emergency power so I am going to make this short.

My good mate, a guy by the name of Nick Wisdom called me on my cell today. Last time I checked phones and cells were dead in my area so it was a miracle to even hear his voice. He said he got my e-mail about coming to the school once I got there and told me he'd be bringing his girlfriend.

I asked about his parents, and he just hung up. I didn't get much information, but I got enough to know that things were going just as bad for him as they are for me. The school is large and three levels, I know them front to back aside from the places that students aren't aloud in. I managed to get in using a crowbar I found near a dumbster, then wedged a window open. (Gotta make a mental note of that weak window)

I've decided to stay in the computer room tonight and look around the school tomorrow, their weren't many revs outside, but that could all change.

God bless.

Friday, July 29, 2005 7:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

That would have been cool to see Sean. Atleast your getting public access, most of my stations are static and theres one where they are still broadcasting but they are revs i think they were making their last broadcast to everyone when a couple revs got in and did their thing.

Im starting to think that me and Christine better get out of here,shes been acting pretty crazy like there is nothing more for her to live, theres too many memories here for her and also our little eutopian society we built in the store has fallen.

Tommorow im gonna see if this old station wagon that was in the shop in the auto depot still runs then im going to repair what needs to be repaired and we are going to head south possibly to miami. I just hope this old Jelopy will make it that far, shes a tough bird, a couple bullet holes but i have faith in her.

If we make it there then i was thinking of trying to salvage a boat and float to cuba or the bahamas. I think id be safer in the bahama island because from what i understood in earlier news reports the foreign countries are really protecting their shores from infected invaders.

If I dont make it and you dont hear from me, I hope everything works out for you guys. Remember we are still at the top of the food chain!


Jeff

Saturday, July 30, 2005 12:06:00 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

Hard for me to believe we're at the top of the food chain when you've seen some of the things I have. I had a friend in college who ended up being sort of a screwup but turned things around when he went into the Marine Corps. He was a smart guy, but utterly unable to apply himself most of the time. Guess he needed some structure.

Anyways, we'd kept in touch on and off over the last few years. I hadn't heard from him for awhile before all this started up. And then I got an IM from him, using a new screenie. At least it said it was my pal. He seemed pretty freaked, and I guess we've all got reason to be that way, huh?

He sent me a file, a video. Long one, about five minutes or so. It was a bunch of revs in a city, don't know where. It was a bunch of revs and they had surrounded a couple of Bradleys and bogged them down. I don't know if they were getting stuck in the treads or the thing was broken to start with, but they had stopped the lead one in its tracks.

I guess the guy on the turret freaked out and started trying to hose 'em all down. The revs figured out there was something up top they could get to and they started climbing all over themselves like goddamn ants. The turret gunner was too slow or too freaked out to get away.

Tape ended with the lead Bradley going up. Guess they suicided before they ended up getting eaten.

Looked like the video was being shot by some other soldiers, but I can't tell.

Hope to God that it's some kind of fucked-up trick.

My friend didn't think so. He said that "you" (civilians) don't have any idea what's going on.

Hope to God that he's wrong and it's just some fucked-up trick.

Saturday, July 30, 2005 6:46:00 PM  
Anonymous TheDeacon said...

Now you see what I see every day.

Apparently Sarah and I are not alone here, as I've been hearing shouts over the past few days coming from the next block over.

I'm pretty sure one of them is using a bullhorn, but the other has some sort of microphone and amp setup. I didn't realize how much I missed the sound of voices other than our own. And to think, I used to pray for peace and quiet....ha ha.

Depending on which way the wind is blowing, I can sometimes even make out what they're saying. Last night I heard the word "army". Two hours later all hell broke loose.

It's like the "cleanup crews" you were talking about a while back, except I'm pretty positive they were all army. At first we cheered as the army guys, armed with flamethrowers and rifles, mowed a swath through the revenants; but then I saw what the flamethrowers were really for...

They burned everything. Everything. I guess they figured it was easier to burn down a rev-infested ghetto and rebuild it at some future time than it would be to, yknow, RESCUE US!

Our building caught fire and I swear to God I thought we were going to choke to death. The thought in my mind was: "Great. We survive the dead rising and possible starvation only to die in a building fire. Ha ha."

Most of the building is made of brick and while the structure collapsed a bit, most of the roof actually held and the fire petered out before we could get cooked. At any rate, the revs on the second floor are dead....again.

The solar panels are equally dead and I've got less two hours left on the battery. I'm going to sign off now and we're getting the hell out of here.

P.S. - Ha ha, the stairs were made of wood :(

...so were the floors.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 12:27:00 AM  

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