1) There are hundreds and hundreds of zombie books, movies, games, television shows, and so much more. Zombies seem to have infiltrated the collective consciousness of our society and the phenomenon just keeps growing. It has struck a nerve with people, which leads people to explore them more, evolving them and making them slightly different along the way. Each person involved makes it their own, inspiring and influencing the next person.Unicorns, on the other hand, seem to be stagnant. The only recent unicorn novels I can think of is the series by Diana Peterfreund. Even though Rampant is really good (review to come), unicorns just don’t seem to inspire people. As Justine Larbelestier puts it, “Unicorns are as metaphorically dead as the dodo.” To put unicorns against zombies just seems to be sad and kind of unfair in regard to the sheer number of zombie stuff out there.
2) Zombie motivation and drive is way superior to the unicorns. Zombies may be slow, shuffley, and maybe in a few more pieces than is normal, but they never tire or give up. Even if you manage to kill a few or even a hundred, there will always be more to take their place. Simon Pegg put it the best: “If you’re careful, if you keep your wits about you, you can stave them off, even outstrip them—much as we strive to outstrip death. Drink less, cut out red meat, exercise, practice safe sex; these are our shotguns, our cricket bats, our farmhouses, our shopping malls. However, none of these things fully insulates us from the creeping dread that something so witless, so elemental may yet catch us unawares—the drunk driver, the cancer sleeping in the double helix, the legless ghoul dragging itself through the darkness towards our ankles.”
I’m not even sure what unicorns do or what their motivation is. They help people, they eat people, they purify water, they eat rainbows….I don’t really know.
3) Zombies are kind of like the Borg from Star Trek. They assimilate everyone that comes across their path, making their numbers larger and ensuring their future existence. There is never a shortage of zombies during a zombie apocalypse.
Unicorns are just horses with horns. You may as well be more impressed with a rhino because they are bigger and badder. And it seems like there is almost always only one unicorn or very few. They are a dying species and if it ever came to an actual fight with zombies against unicorns, all the unicorns would eventually become zombies. And then we would have zombie unicorns, which would improve them greatly. ;)
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