Thursday, May 15, 2008

I Miss Sleep

Also cheeseburgers, driving, the feel of sunshine on my face, team sports. Among other things.

For the zombies--what do you miss the most about being alive?

For the living--what do you think you would miss the most if you were a zombie?

87 comments:

Nykii said...

I miss... being able to feel the warmth of Robert's hand, drinking hot chocolate... drawing and playing piano. Though, with practice, I'm beginning to get the hang of those last two again. You know what else? I miss being able to make my whole English class laugh with some witty or ironic remark. Somehow zombies aren't as humorous.

Nykii said...

...on the plus side, I have a lot more time to read and do homework, ha.

Did you ever chance to read that Zombie Survival Guide from whenever ago? Overrated book, but someone should write a Zombie's Survival Guide now. It would make for excellent satire, don't you think?

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dancing_girl_28843 said...

I would miss my friends and family. I'm all my mom has so she wouldn't leave me, but my friends would be freaked out. Even though my school tries to be understanding, most people there haven't read Generation Dead and don't know about he differently biotic. I just found out yesterday. People in my area would be scared -- I would be scared.

Lilly said...

Well.... if i were to lose my life at a young age, i would miss the ablity to feel simple things. the warm sunshine on my face, the gentale breeeze,and the soft grass beneth my feet. I'd miss my theater. But most of all, I'd miss my Family. yes i know its an odd thing to say, but as meany zombies have experinced, my family would abandon me. they aren't all that excepting.
sleep to. i'm lazy

BloggingBooksGalore said...

I think I would miss that moment when you wake up from an afternoon nap on a warm spring day. The stretching feeling from within when the breeze is blowing and you still have your eyes closed and the light is diffused. When your mind is still pleasantly fuzzy and theres no worries beyond whether to wake up or go back to sleep.

That is one of my favorite feelings in the world

Anonymous said...

r u real?

thisbe_open_your_eyes said...

Anonymous, please go read a book by Daniel Waters. Please. I don't say this to be a jerk. It will explain this world into which you have stepped.

Anonymous said...

tommy,could you eat if you wanted to like karen does?

Tommy Williams said...

Wow...reading through this list of comments brings me back--no pun intended.

Anonymous #1--to answer your question: No. No, I'm not.

Anonymous #2--eating does weird things to me now, so I don't really. I'll try and taste something every so often, just to see if my senses are coming back. No luck so far.

Between you and me, I think Karen is acting most of the time.

Anonymous said...

did it hurt when pete and his friend beat you with bats? just wondering. good thing ur friends showed up =)


-kelsey on pg 118 of generation dead♥ (i got the book yesterday. im a fast reader=D)

Samantha said...

i think i would miss feeling the warmth of the people i love, being able to eat my favorite food, and joke around openly with my brothers. i think i would miss drinking monsters, talking at 10 miles an hour. id get lonely really fast, seeing most of my friends would leave me, except for one or two of them. id miss being the person i am now and id be bitter an angry about why i had to come back when others more deserving didnt.
but i guess thats just me.

Allygoesgrawr said...

i think the things that i would miss the most would be my family loving me and being the "sweet" sarcastic person that i am. Just thought i'd mention that.

croatian mofia said...

i dunno what id miss the most. i guess stuff like that doesnt come to you until it actually happens, but by then its too late to think about it. that's just one of the many cruel ironies in life. life sucks and then you die....and death sucks even more.

annabel said...

i would miss being able to do the things i do now...i'm a fencer and we need amazing coordination and footwork and no offence...but my DB friend isnt the MOST coordinated, but shes still my bff!!
i would probably be scared, knowing my parents it would take a while for them to get used to me, and my...not livingness, i'd miss being able to sing and eat what i love, and dance, my friends (as dancrgrl said...hehe HI AWEENEE....shes a friend...) since she and i read Dead generation, a book that explained a romance between a DB and a living person, so she would probably understand the most. and, seeing as how my dog is trying to murder(ha) my zombie friend, no idea why but i'm guessing its because hses not alive and he senses something differnet around her, he'd hate me too, nad my dog is my world and more...i would die(not as punny but hey...) if he despised me because of a condition i had...

Tommy Williams said...

Some very interesting posts, here.

Weird about your dog, Annabel. Dogs mostly ignore me.

Pheobe said...

I laughed at how close everything is
to my actual life! If I were to die (and come back)I would probably miss the sensation I get when I tell Adam that I love him (Adam is my boyfriend ahahaha this is sooo awkward) Or being able to use my emotions to better everyone around me, including myself. And the thing I would probably miss the most, would be my own eternal sun... It after I read 'Generation Dead' I was horrified that people actually treated living impaired like that!

oOMermaidBubblesOo said...

i would miss sleeping as well
not because im lazy but because i like to dream...

(sorry if this post is on "i dont miss moskitoes" i klicked da rong one)

Keira said...

I would miss playing team games feeling the sun beat down on my face and i would miss the beat of my heart the most

Layne said...

If I died and came back as DB, i would miss so much. I would miss...smelling the air after it rained and the feeling I get when someone hugs me. There are somethings that I won't miss. I won't miss being iignored by my dad cause he chooses to spend time with his girlfriend instead of me. Plus, if I came back to life, I would be so thankful to just be on Earth again. I luv the book Generation Dead !!

Elizabeth said...

I miss the beat of my heart and the warm sum beating on my face and i miss having friends all of my friends hate me now because im dead as do my momther and father

Tommy Williams said...

You all wrote such evocative posts--they take me back, and that's a good thing.

T.

Fae said...

i agree with nykii. i would miss drawing and playing the piano, even the violin, tho my teacher drives me nuts with the pressure. i just started to get good at those and it would kill me, no pun intended, to lose them. altho, i think i could make do, because lately all i've been doing is reading. and writing. and reading more. i finished 2 books last night alone, so i think i would have something to do if i could no longer make art or music. btw, tommy, i love the site =]

Anonymous said...

ur not real?!?!?!

kris said...

i think that i would miss the feeling of innosence you have as a kid and being so carefree and just having fun. cuz when you die it wouldnt be the same and i'd miss that. lol. so.

said...

i would miss just being able to feel things, like anything. its stuff that we take for granted that i would probably miss the most. and i would definitly, she's like all i have when i get all... depressed cause my mom doesn't listen very well and she doesn't care. but i think i would miss simple things. like the sun, grass, and stuff like that...

Al said...

i wld probably miss my friends and famiily and my pets, but also eating,sleeping,singing, and just thinking about really being a part of the world thinking about how something can be so magical and loving but also so spiteful and vile with people killing zombies like that it is just wrong

savannah said...

i think i would miss eating it probly sounds pigish but its not because i eat alot its because thats the only time me and my mom really tlk it sadd really

iGoth said...

I miss the most I think would be.......talking fast, and mot being able to feel things like before, and my hair is never Clean enough, I hate that grutty feeling on my head. Never had any friends before so thats really somthing I don't miss, but I wish I had at lest one, my family accepts me, kind of, my sister looks at me funny.

later Tommy

<3 Creppy

Tommy Williams said...

iGoth--I'm going to try and make friends with Gamera. All I can say is I'm glad he's declawed. Maybe you can try and make a new friend as well. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Tommy, I know how you feel. My "normal" friends have now left me because of what I am. It makes me feel... lonely. I know posting this will not bring me back to the living, but I am hoping that maybe the feeling of joy will once again sweep over my non-beating heart.

Leah

Anya said...

I miss the cool, soft wind across my face. The warmth of the sun's rays. Most of all I miss... my friends. They have left me because of what I am, not even giving me a chance. It gives me the feeling of dread... whatever that feeling was.

Anya
(I'm actually the Leah that posted, but I didn't sign in yet)

oOMermaidBubblesOo said...

TOMMY! im ashamed of u ! never declaw cats! it does terrible things to them! no wonder hes so defensive he feels threatened with only teeth to protect him! besides u live in a trailor rite? so Gamera is proly an outside kitty rite? wats gonna happen if he gets attacked bi another animal? he could be seriously injured if he cant use his claws to defend himself! and that kind of operation is extremely painful to recover from its like having the tips of your fingers removed! i am very dissapointed tommy, veeerry dissapointed. >=(

Elle said...

Potato saled!!!

-Someone with a life

jumponitvicki said...

if i were a zombie, i would miss sushi. just rolls and rolls of california rolls. i just finished the book, literally stayed up all night reading, as it is 5 3o ish and no, i do not usually get up this early. also, when i don't sleep i ramble, so feel free to stop reading when you like. i'm trying to think of the things they had trouble with. the spastic, squashed bug dancing is me currently. it'd be nice to actually have an excuse for that. i would miss normal insults, like retard or idiot. being described as something with bugs and maggots is not the most appealing thing. if i'm going to be insulted, at least it wouldn't be with a creepy crawler attached. also, i'd miss the smelling. that seemed to be a big thing to them. although karen was right, colors are amazing, and to be colorblind would definitely leave me "impaired," so to speak.

Angelrocks said...

I would miss swimming, baseball, and dance. They are my absolute favorite things to do besides write.

Camilla Price said...

I miss... I would have to say the people. I've never really been one for feeling things, too often am I digusted or hurt by the feeling. My favorite things to do was read and be with my frineds. But my friends arn't very excepting of us zombies...
Oh! And I miss the feeling of when you know you stayed up too late, and your whole body's tellin' you to get some sleep, but your thinking about something, or doing something so you can't. I used to love that feeling.

Anna Banana said...

i would miss food mostly. And that feeling you get when you see your crush and how the heat goes through you and you can feel it in your toes. I would miss that alot, that sort of electricity. Do You feel that Tommy?

Geeky Goth said...

Well, it all depends if my mother would still accept as a dead person. I would miss her love if she didn't take me in, but if i was like you, then i would miss the taste of food, soft spring grass on my bare feet, the fuzziness of my grandfather's dog...

Fawn said...

I would miss sleep but not nightmares. I would definately miss chocolate.....and how rain feels.

Sarah said...

i guess im alive even though i kinda act like I'm dead.. i would miss chocolate ice cream.

Abby said...

if i were not alive, i would miss my best friend the most (i am not going to say her name) then i would miss my family members, then sleeping...mostly dreaming, then probably food.

caitie cat said...

i would miss the respect i would get not saying that you dont get respect but im not brave and im already the slowest...

said...

i think that i would miss my friends,(their not very excepting neither is my family) so i would miss my mom the most tho and my older sister...i would miss being able to snowboard and dance and when you like someone the way i get butterflies in the pit of my stomach...i would miss the sun and the gentle breeze i would miss being able to feel the cold of the snow and i would miss the taste of food...but mostly i would miss being loved...

adams secret girlfriend said...

i miss alot of stuff. like chocolate, running, swimmming (believe me, i've tried. security wouldn't let me in) and that lump of flesh from my right arm . . .

Em said...

i cant say i wud miss my frends cuz i think they wud still stik with me even if i was a zombie
ppl looking at me weird in the halls wudnt b that new
i wud miss being able 2 warm cold things up with just my natural body heat

Lillian said...

i would miss watching the clock tick with an actual meaning. I feel bad for my little brother.My dad was never much of one.....and i took care of him alot. I hope daddy puts his jacket on for him before he goes to play in the snow. Otherwise he'll......end up like me. I really don't want to hear about a little elementary school zombie.....killed

Anonymous said...

I would miss talking fast and having things click immediately, having that feeling that I get all the time.



~~~GMOI~~~

Alison said...

For the living--I would miss my family, being able to eat, sleep, and drink. Also, i think it would be love.
But I wouldn't really mind being a zombie, knowing that there are others out there that share the same experience I do and someone I can relate to.

Jasmine said...

FOR THE LIVING--i would really miss being able to dance...its my favorite thing to do

don't worry i love you said...

I would miss boys looking at me, and the other joys of love... and being, you know, "normal".

Anonymous said...

i WOULD miss all my old freinds that now are afraid of me.I would also miss all my artistic skills such as painting singing and poetry.

Luna said...

i personally would miss the ability to lift one eyebrow or a smirk. I know that if i was loved, i would possibly be able to more things, but i would still miss being able to do it instantly. I would also miss feeling my calves bruning after cross country practice. i hate it now, but i think i would really miss it if i became a zombie. Actually, i think i would miss the things that i take for granted right now.

tiamat100 said...

I would miss sleep. Though i wouldn't miss being tired.
I'd miss my friends, who would probably not accept me. I'd miss my dad, my half brother and my step sister. My dad probably wouldn't accept me, and Andrew is really young and would probably be scared if i was different. My step sister might still like me, but her mother and my father would be unlikely to let her see me.
My other friends, who I don't think really like me.
Eating, drinking, going to the library. I would miss school if i couldn't go.
I would miss being able to run, or bounce, whenever i feel excited or happy. I would miss the feeling of strectching. I would miss the few sports which i enjoy. I would miss being able to type quickly. I would miss the warm feeling of the sun on my back. I would miss that sweet, sharp burst of flavour when you bite into an apple. I would missbeing able to read quickly. I would miss safety most of all, and security.
I would miss so much stuff if i was Diffferently biotic.

Anonymous said...

I would miss the feeling that raid gives you, like the shiver down your spine, though maybe I would still feel that?

...And I would miss alot of my friends.

Melissa said...

Iwould miss almost everything.I mean having that warm sun on your face,missing the sense of taste.But when I look at it it doesn't really matter to me, there are always conquences to what you have.So I would love to be a zombie.

Anonymous said...

the smell of the ocean on my skin after going swimming.Also the horrid taste of sand gritting in my teeth.

kiwi said...

if I was a zombie I would miss all the guys that are always drooling over me. I would miss my friends (some of them would ditch me, but I think most would be like "duuuude that is sooo freak'n sweet!"). I think it would be kool not to sweat though. and I really think my mom would keep meh :).

Dana said...

When you're out in the cold running. And even though you should be cold, you aren't. Then, when you come inside your hit with this wave of heat. I miss that feeling. Now, I can stay out in the cold, come in, and still feel numb. Though jogging is easier, since I can't get tired. I still miss that sensation.

Anonymous said...

I think I'd miss everything. I know my family would let me live at home, but I'd miss flute and rabbit shows and band and pizza

Anonymous said...

i miss being able to drink deit pepsi, feeling the wind in my hair, smelling such sweet flowers, tasting ice cream. i miss all of that and more

Anonymous said...

Horseback riding and getting to rodeo.

koolwitch101 said...

i miss.... my friends the boy thats fallin 4 me and my sense of humor that i dont get to tell people anymore

Libby said...

wow, I miss a whole lot, like climbing trees, I am getting a little better but still, I miss yogurt the most. :(

Katie said...

I miss Adam...I miss feeling him hug me and tell me he loves me. You'd think being dead is an escape from life...I'll think twice before I step out into the road without looking.

April said...

The thing I would miss most (If my parents still accepted me) would be movement and speech. 'Cause, you know, most of the "zombies" are kind of limited there, and I'm on the track team and debate team. Being a zombie wouldn't work for me. (Not that it does for anyone.)

Anonymous said...

I miss eating, most of my senses, but i was born deaf anyway so that doesn't help the "dead" thing. My friend says i should drop playing football cause the ppl don't like me. I'm not going to im pretty good at moving butb i miss bieng able to read one of aberham lincoln's speaches in 2 minutes time. If i had any thing else to do with my "life" i would defenately quit. But untill i can get my ears to work most options are out the window.

follow_the_white_rabbit said...

i believe there are 3difrent types of zombies..
1)your kind
2)my kind-lived then almost died then came back threw medication, or hospital stuff..they never did say what it was calld..
3)one person shooter zombies

i would miss being able to move freely.

undead_skater said...

i miss being able to move quickly and talk. most people get bored when i talk... so i just dont. i also miss warmth and food. oh how i miss food. chocolate and mountain dew dude. those were my favorites... and now... damn. im sad now.

ChelsieLateralized said...

I would miss (one day) being a mother, and having a family.

death_by_books66 said...

i'd probably miss. . . milkshakes. i love those things. i'd also be eternally mad at myself. daily question for myself if i were a 'zombie': why'd you have to die? now i feel sad. . .

Andrea said...

If I was a zombie, I'd miss food the most.

Also, the feeling of lying under my nice warm comforter.

I wouldn't miss sleeping though, I'd have more time to read and do other stuff. Like post on the Internet.

FaerieInCombatBoots said...

If I were a zombie (though I think it's unlikely, seeing as I'm 21, I don't think I'd reanimate)I think I would miss just about everything about being alive. There's so many things I know I'd miss, that I can't choose one in particular. I never thought about how much I enjoyed being alive until I read Generation Dead.

Anonymous said...

i would miss veggie burgers, my dog if they started 2 h8 me:/, sleeping till noon, the way the sun feels, all the simple emotions, ability 2 play soccer and soft ball

Anonymous said...

I would miss food. Oh my dear lord! Not being able to taste chinese, chocolate, licorice (the black kind, yum), or donuts. From Tim Hortons. YES I AM CANADIAN. And extremely proud.

Anonymous said...

I would miss food. Oh my dear lord! Not being able to taste chinese, chocolate, licorice (the black kind, yum), or donuts. From Tim Hortons. YES I AM CANADIAN. And extremely proud.

CandyLiesandFools said...

If I was a zombie I would miss food, cat nap on the grass in spring with the sun caress my skin the breeze flowing through my hair and the grass making my skin itch, the feel of someones skin against mine, I would miss the sound of my heart pumping in my ears when I was nervous. The burn of the spotlight on my face when I hit the stage. I would miss gasping for breath after swimming eight laps. I would miss dreams. I would miss pain(I guess that sounds odd). I would miss tons of stuff.

The girl in the mirror said...

I miss feeling happy all the time i miss swimming playing my guitar drawing laughing with my friends...i loved living because i had amazing friends family and an amazing life...after i died not much changed it was the same my family still loved me as did my friends but then my mom wanted to move and here they dont really accept differently biotic kids my own cousin dosnt like to be seen with me at school the only friend i have is the other differently biotic girl here i never felt so hated in my life...and the worse thing is i left my chance to escape and now i dont know how to get my happiness back.I dont think I will ever experiance happiness again and for that i will truly miss it and the life i once lived before but one thing i will always miss back home or here...is carlos's arms around me telling me he loved me
Tommy? have you ever hated what you were? do u ever wish u could just die or go back and like save ur dad and yourself?

Anonymous said...

I'd miss dancing.And seeing as how I can't do the "jerk" now(when I'm alive),I'm pretty sure there is no way I'd be able to do it if I was dead.

Anonymous said...

i miss ice-cream :(

-turtle

Anonymous said...

i miss ice-cream :(

-turtle

Emily said...

i would miss my friends & family; but mostly.. i would miss the feel of life, the feel of all these living things encountering with me. i would miss the sunburn to the cold feet. i would miss everything.

Charlotte said...

I would miss my music.
I play guitar and piano, and I love to sing.
But the best thing about being alive is seeing others around you - and whether you are trad or db, you can still see that.
I don't (somehow) think my parents would be very understanding if I came back... But I don't think they'd kick me out. I hope not, at least.

Anonymous said...

I would miss aging...it sounds wierd but I want to keep growing older, I want to be a mother, and I would miss sleep I love dreaming...being made fun of more would hurt but no one would be able to see if I was hurt or not, being alive everyone can see your emotions and everyone makes fun of girls like me and it sucks so I'm sorry for the living and dead that have been hurt by jerks our there

candycanebabe said...

I miss being able to hug my crush and feel his warmth the day before I died he told me he loved me and that he always has. But the next day I was shot and I died no one even loooked for me I woke a month later in a different state I'm 13 and always will be

Anonymous said...

I would miss the wormth of my best friend even though he's not a human, really a demon, not a joke Tommy. But I love him and always have and well I would miss being able to feel him breath and feel his warmth when he holds me cause I've been crying.

J, this post if for you, I love you.

Anonymous said...

J, the post above if from me.


-KayKat