Is this the worst apocalypse setting? What would you do differently to survive? Posted on February 14, 2023 by PrepHole Contributor Is this the worst apocalypse setting? What would you do differently to survive?
What even happened? Did Krakatoa explode and fill the atmosphere with dust and ash? I'm sure it'll all settle back to the ground in a few years.
asteriods, fires and earthquakes
It is implied to either be a nuclear war or the Earth spun off its axis.
t. IMDB trivia scholar
there is zero mention or worry about radiation fallout. It is canonically a large asteroid impact
No it's not. The book said was unnamed disasters that happened. They never say what happened.
and that was kind of the message of the book, one of it. when the apocalypse has happened it no longer matters what it even was that wiped out humanity
>no longer matters what it even was
thats retarded. Survivors have to endure different conditions based on the type of apocalypse. Like nuclear fallout vs eternal gray skies. Or zombies, or alien invasion.
Mccarthy is such a gay
>what if le book had no beiging or end or reason to exist
no country and meridian are no better btw
if you're busy eating your neighbors to not starve to death or you are busy teaching your kids how to kill themselves before they get murder raped eaten you no longer care about if it was a russian nuke or a meteorite from Klendatu
Self report. Proceed to your nearest bridge and do a flip on your way down.
Absolutely not. There were quakes and tremors and it resulted in a toxic ashy atmosphere where plants could no longer survive because of the ash and lack of sun resulting in colder weather. So most likely volcanic event of some sort. In the book they wear masks to protect themselves from inhaling the toxic air. Historically you have the mini ice age in France after a volcano on Iceland fucked them up and caused mass starvation and freezing but on a much larger scale.
>The clocks stopped at 1:17. A long shear of light and then a series of low concussions.
it was a meteor or a comet
wtf is a shear of light? the noun shear doesn't make any sense. Is the author a hack?
I thinks it's quite clever actually. To shear as in to cut. Like a great big slashed tear in the sky.
you're right it is clever. Definitely a meteor. Dunno why the author is spreading volcano fudd when he wrote the book
If a big meteor hit earth it would cause earthquakes so I'm assuming that multiple volcanic eruptions would follow such an impact. One of those volcanoes could be Yellowstone. Why not?
Retard take right here.
i vaguely remember reading the book, it was pretty close to the movie from what i remember. there was earthquakes and the tectonic plates started doing shit
Yeah but a decade of thick ash in the air would be devestating, you can't grow anything, herbivores can't find food which means they starve and then predators all die out too, it would take centuries for the planet to recover
t. actually read the fucking book
I remember in a interview the autor mention it was caused by an asteroid and volcanism.
which is why we need to raise our children to be anti-volcanist
chinese balloons and train derailment chemical fires
EVERY thread about The Road you retards ask the same question not realising you're not supposed to know. It's left ambiguous on purpose.
it's not "left ambiguous" at all, it actually literally just doesn't make sense, which is the ONLY way you could have planet-killing apocalypse that somehow left humans around to feel gloomy about it. if it's killing the plankton you're dead long before that becomes a problem for you to be upset about. and if it ISN'T doing that AND you're still around then the problem isn't big enough to do anything other than cause some wars and such then shit goes back to normal once the population has declined a little
asteroid, author said it
The sun exploded
>What even happened?
It doesn't really matter what happened, things went to shit.
>the earth... is dying
>idk it just is lol who cares? don't be such a nerd lmao lol
Unironically - who gives a shite when the setting is a vehchile for the plot? It's not explained because it's not meant to be. Sure you could go through the trouble but that would only be to satisfy spergs like you and because you're never graftul for any explanation why bother?
Anon. It literally doesn't matter. At all. It's just a guy and his son and there's nothing they could do about it no matter what it was.
>Anon. It literally doesn't matter. At all. It's just a guy and his son and there's nothing they could do about it no matter what it was.
I though the point of THE ROAD was that they were heading away from the problem and towards the solution? I.e., literally the premise of the story relies upon the cause of the problem mattering, since otherwise they can't identify a solution.
So you didn't read it or watch the movie and just made shit up about it? Nobody has any solutions to anything. They're literally just scraping by in a dying world. Nobody's working on a solution to anything, there's no way to fix anything, there's no organization, no more technology, no more society. There's fucking nothing.
no. its McCarthy. They were heading to believed solution which wasnt solution and didnt even get there because fuck you
I fucking hate low-concept scifi
go watch buzz lightyear then
>i love sucking cocks
meteor strike, happy?
mushrooms would still grow. there would be insect life in caves.
id harvest both. incredibly bleak though, not worth surviving really.
plenty of fish in the ocean too
Is this true?? I thought a lot of the marine food chain comes from the sun
there's enough light in the movie for phytoplankton
Was that established in the movie? Cause I don't remember that
bro look at the OP
phytoplankton grows in the fucking arctic with less sun
AHHHHH IS THAT A BRISK -10 WINTER DAY I'M LOSING MY MINNNNND I NEED TO EAT PEEEEEPOOOPEEEPOOOOPLE
what food moron where the fuck do you think food comes from, if there's no plants there's no beans, if there's no grass there's no cows, WHERE IS THE FOOD COMING FROM
covid didn't shut down the food chain. you wouldn't be able to stock food because we are talking about 10 YEARS WITH ZERO PLANTS OR ANIMALS. not covid being oh you can't get international foods anymore but you still have shelves stocked with local food. covid never shut down the food supply and distribution.
you all need to internalize this simple fact THERE IS NOT CURRENTLY ENOUGH FOOD TO FEED EVEN 50% OF THE CURRENT POPULATION FOR MORE THAN 1 YEAR. THE ONLY REASON IT KEEPS GOING IS BECAUSE IT IS CONSTANTLY STOCKED UP BY NEW FOOD.
>WHERE IS THE FOOD COMING FROM
I put on my little artificial light here and point it at my vegetable garden and then I eat the vegetables
There's shitloads of food that wouldn't go bad for decades. Basically everything that's not fresh fruit/vegetables, meat would be fine to eat for years. There are plenty of people living right now who never eat fresh food.
people would eat all that. yes there would probably be military bunkers somewhere with 5000 years worth of MREs but no normie would ever find that. just like how there's probably right now holes in the ground all over the place with billions of dollars in gold in them but people still beg on the street for change. all accessible food would be eaten by whoever bought the food.
We're all in agreement that the majority would die off in the first few years for one reason or another. The smart and aggressive people would be hoarding and rationing from the start. The dumb fuck would be killing each other for cans at the supermarket while smarter people would head to distribution centres and load up as much as they possibly could before getting out of the city. If you were rationing you could survive for a long. You have to remember that most people would go in to panic mode.
lol it wasn't an overnight every man and woman for himself scenario. It was a much slower collapse of society and many survivors went into communes for years before they too collapsed due to the dwindling resources.
Fish would die out due to sulphur in the water. This happened before the dinosaurs and it killed like 97% of all aquatic life
yeah bullshit maybe in some lakes but not the ocean
>This happened before the dinosaurs and it killed like 97% of all aquatic life
That extinction event took 2 million years to get to that level though.
If I was him, I would've killed myself with the hot wife. There's no hope left and there's no internet.
I'm with you. Once society devolves to the point where life is a constant struggle to avoid being cannibalized with absolutely no hope on the horizon, I'm checkin' out. What's the point?
What's the point now?
>not gonna make it
Stay weak, loser
If the internet went down, you'd find other ways to occupy your time within a month.
this. the wife was right, is what I take from the rest of the movie.
just walk around until I find something to eat and then eat it, its not that hard
bro what if you walk around then find yourself in some bandits basement to be made into spaghetti
his atoms would nourish the bandits until they were shitted out to become part of the new soil system renaissance
i dunno like fight them or say hey let me work for you or when they come to try and eat me piss on them so at least i die knowing they had to scrub my piss out of their clothes maybe i would eat some rat poison or some shit so they die too or can't eat me
its all made up bullshit look back at real history, there have been bandits and murderers and cannibals but its never been people just ate each other en masse even in cave man times its just not in our wiring to do that shit its just there for shock value grimdark shit its the hills have eyes for preppers that's the whole gimmick instead of you being a slut with a push up bra fighting retards you self insert as a grisly survivalest prepper against le bad strangers
fucking gay just walk and eat shit and walk eat shit and walk and fuck and walk and shit and sleep that's how its been for a million years you fucking pussies
like cave women got fucked and then shit their kids out onto cold stone cave floors and your fucking crying because you don't have netflix anymore, kys
bro people will do crazy shit to live. remember those guys that lived in that plane crash and ate the survivors? that wasnt caveman times that shit was like 40 years ago
yeah but they ate like one or two dying or dead guys to survive, they didn't round up like 30 people in a basement. even just the logistics of that are crazy. look at africa or india where you have billions of poor people killing each other, they don't eat each other very much compared to the road or book of eli. its just a fun trope for city folk who don't know how much good food exists in nature. if it didn't, humanity would be gone in a month or two, not years and years.
to be fair, a single person's body could probably feed a good 2-4 people
An arm could feed 2-4 people
rabbit starvation is caused by lack of fat. but yes kinda
That the point in this movie, you stupid gay. Nothing has grown for a decade. The shops and warehouse and wherever else the average person could find food have been looted and eaten years ago. There is no petrol for you. Only the most determined to survive are still around.
>don't know how much good food exists in nature
Nature is fucked,.there isn't even any trees growing, did you even see the movie you retard
>isn't even any trees growing
fuck you pussy thats impossible plants are hardier than humans if theres no plants theres no humans its that simple so your whole story is made up fag fantasy about pederast rape and cannibalism
>if theres no plants theres no humans its that simple so your whole story is made up fag fantasy about pederast rape and cannibalism
Why do you think it's only the most determined to survived left? 90+% of the population is dead by this point. There's enough canned and long life products to keep those willing to kill/steal/horde alive for years. Not everyone would have died over night but there would have been a huge drop in population every year for years after the event.
no gay if there is not enough light for plants to live there is not enough light for humans to live, it would be constant nuclear winter and vitamin d deficiency you would die not live 10 years. try seeing a plant in real life outside the grocery store veggie section for once in your life.
>no gay if there is not enough light for plants to live there is not enough light for humans to live,
Didn't you see how sickly everyone looks? You dumb mother fucker.
>if theres no plants theres no humans
Yeah so you clearly didn't see the movie you dumb fuck, everyone is dying off, there are no trees growing, there is no grass, there is nothing to eat except the few bits of canned food survivors can manage to scavenge, you are a fucking retard
I did see the movie gay the kid gets adopted at the end by two clean cut christiany types to have a happy ever after, kys
yes because its tryhard grimshit
yeah I would survive gay because I live on a farm, I know basic shit about how to live day to day, and I'm not so fucking dumb to believe all the plants in the entire world could die without humans dying to they wouldn't be around long enough to be having gay clans of child rapist people eaters at that point 10 years in from no plants
Well, I'm sure you'll have a very stern conversation with your crops about how they're fucking pussies for not growing after they get dumped on with toxic ash that poisons the soil and no sunlight. That'll work.
gay retard you have no idea how the sun works or how plant dependent humans are you're talking about a world where there's like not enough water for plants to live but somehow humans are still there to cry about it, you're a fucking retard. plants are more hardy and less resource dependent than humans. anything that kills all plants would kill all humans first that's what you don't get even tho its simple fact.
Jesus. How stupid are you? This thing IS KILLING ALL HUMANS. It's just doing it slower than with plants, which obviously all either need sunlight to live and can't survive years without it (unlike humans with canned goods) or be parasitic (and also need other plants that do need sunlight). Sunlight is the very basis of life on Earth, and without it, everything slowly dies out. SLOWLY, do you understand? Slowly like the raping remains of humanity in this movie. You fucking idiot.
in convinced that is a bot reply thing
>it has to be a bot since it was more intelligent than me and I lost my retarded argument
i'm white and i wear my hats like this its pretty fuckin boss
there's literally sunlight in OP's pic
if there's not enough sun for winter plants then its like -100 degrees everywhere and all humans are frozen solid kys
it wasnt -100 everywhere it was above freezing
how the fuck do you get above freezing temperatures without sunlight
there's sunlight in the OP
Hey moron you're the one rambling on about how you'll farm deep sea algae cause it doesn't need sunlight
He’s pointing out that the premise of The Road is retarded. And he’s correct.
Except the premise has happened before in real life
No it hasn’t.
there's like 2 weeks worth of food in developed countries supply chains to feed people without replenishment
HOW DO YOU GET 10 YEARS OF FOOD WITH NO PLANTS WHEN ALL FOOD IS GONE IN 14 DAYS gay YOU TELL ME
Why do you think most people are dead by the time of the movie? Dumb fuck.
Everyone would be dead 10 years later.
No, you're just retarded. Stay on your deep sea algae farm. Idiot.
Everyone would have died of malnutrition. Fallout is more grounded in reality than The Road is.
Why do you think everyone looks malnourished and packs of people have resorted to cannibalism?
>everyone looks malnourished
this dumb moron thinks you can coast on 5 years without food and you will just look le thin LMAO
This dumb moron didn't see that they were still eating small amounts to stay alive.
>eating small amounts to stay alive
you dumb fucking retard, unless everyone dies instantly at the same time EVERYONE EATS ALL FOOD LOCAL TO THEM. there is a 2 week supply on all food for perishables ASSUMING PLANTS CAN GROW STILL. there is best case scenario 5 years nonperishables for some people, which isn't a standard diet. THAT MEANS ALL LOCAL FOOD WILL BE DEPLETED WITHIN 1-2 YEARS OR LESS IF THERE IS NO PLANTS. there are 350+ million people in the usa, they would eat every canned nonperishable in the continental usa in a year. THE ONLY REASON you see canned beans in zombieshit shows is because EVERYONE IS DEAD RIGHT AWAY so they don't eat any of them.
you're a fucking retard
>there is a 2 week supply on all food for perishables
I guess people haven't been eating perishables for a while, a long while.
you retard the supply gets stocked every weekday, that's why truckers and grocery store workers were considered essential workers when all the gay bean counters were working remotely during covid. its because every grocery store stocks food all the time. bread is delivered almost daily, almost all breadstuffs would be gone within 1-2 weeks. all vegetables would be gone within 2-4 weeks. from there all you have left is canned goods, which newsflash would not be replaceable, and there aren't enough of them to supply a diet exclusively. if there was a total ecological collapse there wouldn't be enough humans left in 10 years to cry about it or form faggy rape gangs of ass eaters
The cities would be war zones within a week. I agree but that doesn't mean everyone suddenly dies over night, people are also wide spread. It'd not unrealistic at all that there were still some people holding on 10 years later. That's not even elites and government/military in their bunkers and bases.
moron you just don't know how important plants and animals are to human nutrition. lets put it this way, it's like saying the setting is all the air flew off the earth into space. now you're saying well some people would be left because some people would have canned air and some people would be in bunkers with stockpiled air. that's how important sunlight and plants and animals are to human life. and plants endure winter naked with no leaves, if they can't endure the time without sun THEN HUMANS CAN'T. IF THERE'S NO SUN THERE'S NOT ENOUGH HEAT TO LIVE.
Some light is getting though. There's still day and night. It's obviously cold though.
>forgetting mass suicides
>forgetting all the people who would be murdered
>forgetting all the hoarding which would take place
>forgetting the animals that people cpd eat when desperate
>forgetting vitamins exist
>forgetting there are plenty of things besides canned goods which can last for years.
>forgetting vitamins exist
please go outside at least once in your life before nuclear winter blots out the sun. also mass suicides if they were 1% of the population ( in insane, impossible statistic ) would be like 3.5 mil people. if murder was 5% (insane impossible statistic) that would be like 7 mil people. so like lets say 10% of the pop just died, 35 mil, being generous. that leaves like 300 mil people still eating everything they can get their hands on. its IMPOSSIBLE.
>that leaves like 300 mil people still eating everything they can get their hands on. its IMPOSSIBLE.
Killing each other for what they could get there hands on or any other reason dud to stress and lack of resources. As if there wouldn't be massive drops in the population each year.
>wouldn't be massive drops in the population each year
you dumb gay people die after they eat the food. they sit on their ass in their house and eat all their food until they are driven by hunger to go outside and get raped. so that means all their food is gone. that means there's no food for 10 years. people at the end times don't leave their house full of food to go outside for no reason to hang their assholes out for rape gangs so you can walk by their dead body and eat their food in their kitchen.
ok if everyone except 100 people magically dies instantly then yes its possible there could be some food left, but you'd still probably just freeze to dead
I meant there would be be massive population drops each year. The people willing go to go out and get the food and be able to defend it would survive longer than most.
It is very likely the majority of people died very quickly either from the direct effect of the event or shortly after, especially in big cities when utilities go down. That's kinda how these things have to play out to work in stories like these, there's not a lot of people left after the first couple of weeks. So you're no longer in a scenario where 100% of the population tries to stay alive but rather a few percent.
It wouldn't be 2 weeks, but I can see a massive amount of people dying in the first couple of years.
Do you realize that there are countries in the world that go part of their winters wholly without sun? Obviously people can ration large amounts of food.
tell me anon, which crops are grown during those times?
moron almost everyone is dead by the time the movie takes place
Someone forgot to take their meds
>Why do you think everyone looks malnourished and packs of people have resorted to cannibalism?
I think it’s because the author is an edgy fucker.
It's more likely because they can barely scavenge enough food to survive.
They wouldn’t survive for ten years if no plants or animals can survie.
They were captured more recently I see I am winning you over to our side
Most of the animals were probably eaten by people over the last decade.
>the Earth's most severe known extinction event, with the extinction of 57% of biological families, 83% of genera, 81% of marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species. It is the largest known mass extinction of insects.
I'm sure there'd still be a few smaller animals kicking around that you could capture and breed.
Yeah there probably was something left around here and there. I'm just saying that humans would have eaten pretty much anything they could have gotten their hands on once the shops were empty. I imagine people killing the family pet to keep their children alive for another week. People eating rats, survivalist types fucking off to the woods pretty early on and eating deer. People eating race horses.
what are all these animals eating if there's no plants LMAO
I'm talking about once the food people managed to get from the shops was gone and the shelves were bare. Probably a few months after the event people in the suburbs would be eating pets and strays and ducks from local parks.
ok cool what about the other 9 years
plus its not like the ducks are eating canned beans lol they can't go 1 year without food just waiting to be eaten by some yuppie
Don't worry about the ducks, you worry about you
The ducks are nice, I like them more than most people. I will eat the people instead.
This and I would befriend the crows too if you could so they would bring you shit that you could use, eat, or trade. ez mode baby
Basically anything but the humans. They had their time. The ducks and crows and seagullscan have theirs now.
The plant life didn't die overnight. Like the other anon said. It's the slow death of thing. You're just acting retarded now
Pemmican chads inherit the earth
Because people would immediately start hoarding everything they can so there would be people with stockpiles. Did you not see what happened during covid lockdown where everyone started stockpiling everything they could from supermarkets
They hated him because he spoke the truth.
there are literally countless trees growing in the background of the OP image.
So you haven't seen the movie then? Cause every fucking tree is dead and leafless
>remember those guys that lived in that plane crash and ate the survivors?
You are a moron.
You're just a retarded gay. The world was pristine is those days. The world is fucked in this movie, there isn't even enough like for stuff to grow, no animals to eat. Retarded smug gay.
no your a dumb fag either shit lives enough to eat and carry on or it doesn't and you die an only weeds and cockroaches live like dinasaur meteor thats life dumb gay stop cryin
>Nothing has grown for a decade.
this is some gay citycel's idea of how life is, no ecological chain can exist for 10+ years without stasis or replenishment kys. no grass for 10 years fucking have a nice day retard there's grass growing in chernobyl right now you dumb bitch
Look at the movie, dumb fuck. Nothing it's growing becuse fuck all sunlight is getting through the ash.
there's plants that grow underground you gay retard, this is why virgins who never go outside shouldn't be allowed to write books. well actually the problem is probably you not the author because you are an autistic gay. you see some stage dressing for a father son drama and start going WOOOOWEEEEEE SHOW ME MORE OF THE SSTAGE PROPS IS THAT A HECKIN VOLCANARINO????!!! when in reality the setting makes no fucking sense
Yeah yeah anon everyone would have just lived off underground plants and everything would be normal. Fucking idiot.
I guess metro 2033 did that. The surface was too contaminated so they could only grow mushrooms underground for food
There are no plants that live without sunlight, you dimwit. That is the whole definition of that type of life-form.
proflowers is liberal media propaganda. Not surprised this is where you get your news. Your kind would be the florist to perish in the apocalypse
>indirect sun houseplants that would all die in this scenario can feed me
bro are you retarded? Did you even read that article?
if there's enough light to see the actors walking around in an overcast looking scene there's enough sunlight for plants, kys
And are those cave plants a viable food source? is there actual nutrients for people in them?
they are not. Mushrooms can do without sunlight, but they are also no nutritious enough. I wonder if you could feed cattle with them if you had enough. Doubt it
Exactly, and Jesus that poor ribsy looking cow.
You can grow whatever you want inside a cave. The sun could get teleported away by prankster aliens and you'd still have food, it doesn't matter. Well, maybe not YOU, but someone with access to the right infrastructure would. You'd run out of fuel, but not for thousands of years, same with the oxygen.
you are retarded
>up is down
tell me more about your model of reality
Solar panels, short life span, irreplaceable
Wind turbines, short life span, irreplaceable
Generator, fuel and maintenance short lifespan, replaceable parts for a time
Human powered, burning more energy than you are creating.
Congrats you died starving.
Dude just build a watermill LMAO
Now you're adding in flood mitigation
Chernobyl didn't block out the sunlight you dumb fuck
you know there's like deep sea kelp and algae right retard
YOU KNOW THERES PLANTS WHERE THERES NO SUN RIGHT RETARD
Cool bro, well then I guess it's just easy as shit for a retard like you to deep sea dive during the apocalypse to collect some kelp from 100 feet under water
It wouldn't be that hard for someone else to eat dumb fuck like you.
i would eat my son then take the raiderpill
Get in a car and drive to Colorado or Utah. Find a freshwater lake with fish and live in a nearby cabin. The less people around the better. Even though states like Idaho,Montana & Wyoming are much less populated their winters can get severe and in the post apocalypse that could be a death sentence. In Colorado/Utah you could skip winter and travel south much more quickly to escape the cold.
I don't think you understand the situation
>Muh yellowstone supervolcano
What cars don't work now? As soon as something truly catastrophic happens. Get out of the city and head into the heartland as fast as possible.
There is no freshwater lake anymore, the fish are long gone as well. The asteroid and the following volcanoes, quakes and ash destroyed all plants and all animals, the water evaporated. There are two sources of food:
1. Food from before, cans, MREs, etc. good luck finding any
>there's zero water
>people are alive 10 years later
>there's zero water
Where did I say that? Stupid ESL. There's occasional rain and snow you can melt, but no pools of water, dumb dumb.
this retard doesn't know where water comes from kek
wtf are they teaching you zoomies in school
plastic bottled water could last 10 years maybe if stored right
join a gang and earn my keep through bussy
thats a valid strategy people actually did that in the novel
i would do agriculture (aquaponics) inside a warehouse wired for solar and wind electricity generation.
eat some of the fish with some of the produce, the rest i would sell to my local community. i would also build this into a franchise which i license to other survivor settlements and towns, teaching them how to set up the renewable food and electricity source.
in my 60s or 70s i would then set up a central bank. funding it to the tune of 13% under a profit sharing scheme with other wealthy bankers and business owners. divest the rest of my wealth into a foundation named after me, focused on charitable works, supporting research universities, underdeveloped regions, politicians which align with my values.
whats going to stop the bandits from taking your food
i produce a surplus, if they just destroy my shit next season they go hungry, if they leave me alone they get free food and a sustainable supply for years to come.
bandits will only be a thing in unsettled territories, out west or far south. in any major city and river town people will get back to basics pretty quickly.
>in any major city and river town people will get back to basics pretty quickly.
hungry out of towner war bands filled with morons will be roaming and eating everything like locusts dude
the breakdown of logistics, electricity and societal bonds will cause cities to become charnel houses
No, the previous band of raiders mentioned would defend their food. It's literally what I've been trying to explain to morons in TLOU threads. Functioning society works because they bond together to produce food and supplies and have strength in numbers. The 1st set of raiders mentioned wouldn't be raiders if they had food. They'd be deputies.
i understand what you're saying, and im saying society was totally knocked out and couldnt recover before a deluge of shit eroded what little bonds remained.
although, to be fair, the entirety of society probably doesnt die out.
mormons probably will survive, and as i mentioned earlier in thread, the credit soundtrack in the movie implies humanity will survive and create a new normal. so yeah, societies like yours could exist, but any place close to a city would be a nightmare of rape and cannibalism within a single year
>morons in the apocalypse
Christ. Would I wanna shoot on sight or would that just somehow attract more?
There would be no police or government authority after a month or so. The cops would probably be the worst people to deal with when society broke down.
*gets raped and machete'd instantly*
then you get woken up by someone's terrified shrieks in the basement you are chained up in, you then realise that is you who is screaming because they have come to remove your last limb.
>i would do agriculture (aquaponics) inside a warehouse wired for solar and wind electricity generation.
you do not know how to do any of that. You just think you could just look up Youtube how tos.
Cormac hints that it was the eruption of the Yellowstone Caldera aka Super Volcano but says it doesn’t really matter.
based cormac "no explanation needed" mccarthy
It kinda fucking does matter though, doesn't it, Cormac you fucking shithead? Since "what do you do?" is determined by why it's happening. NOTHING could be more important. It's the most important part.
Sorry to set you a seethin' pardner
But it doesn't matter. Whatever happened was so bad that survival is the only thing that matters, not governments banding together to remedy the problem, but individuals struggling with moment to moment living. That's what the story is about.
If you get stabbed by a crazed homeless man, you don't try to find out why he did it, and attempt to talk him out of his problems, you just get the fuck out of there to find someone to stop you bleeding out.
Imagine being too dumb for McCarthy's most popular and easily accessible book
it was just a sentence buddy
Yeah, your death sentence, bitch.
that doesn't even make any sense
I know, I have nothing to say so I'm just flapping my gums, so to speak.
all that matters is that there is no government and resources are scarce
thats what determines what you do
I would've stayed in the bunker, even if someone did know they were in there the small entryway is too dangerous of a risk for any intruders.
was that bunker in the movie? havent seen the movie in forever but i remember it in the book, i wouldve done the same. live in comfort and eat all the supplies. maybe burn down the house so the area already looks looted. cover the entrance better.
it was, pretty silly of them to just leave a fully stocked bunker because they heard some spooky noises outside.
Iirc the dog they heard was part of the family group that meet the boy at the end of the movie. Its implied that they were following them for some time. If they were following them, they knew they were in the bunker.
i bet they ate his son
think it was implied they were cannibals by their lack of fingers
No it wasn't. The opposite in fact. At least in regard to the missing digits on various characters.
You could smoke them out. Also, desperate people take big risks.
The better question is what have you done to survive this long. This is 10 years after the event.
yeah, I don't know how they were safe in their house for ten years playing piano and arguing with lights on.
When later they're scared to stay in the bunker
They weren't. Him and the kid had been on the road for years.
no they weren't. The kid grows up in the house where he was born and they leave immediately after charlize theron dies
They didn't leave the house as soon as the even happened becuse there was no point. But you only have to look at them tl know they've been out there for years probably half the kids life or more.
it must have been really smooth sailing then because they only had 2 bullets from the beginning in the house
Those bullets were a last resort.
>Is this the worst apocalypse setting?
it's the only one that actually is an apocalyptic setting. All the other shows are situations that are 100% survivable, they're popular because they're fantasies for the viewers. If you think you can survive in a whatever scenario you're watching, so could everyone else
I’ve no kids so for me a few days of raping and then swallow a load of pills with booze
Charlie “Cormac” McCarthy is a terrible author. This is an irrefutable fact.
inb4 muh cowboys
He's the only good fictional author in the last 40 years, how can you call him a bad author?
>how can you call him a bad author?
Yeah because you're a contrairan
I also found Ulysses overrated. All of ~~*their*~~ literature is quite beneath me.
Cormac McCarthy and James Joyce were Irishmen now garden gnomes. Or did you just download your newest personality update from Scott Greers Twitter account or something? It's annoying either way.
Lost tribes, duh.
Oh you're one of those retards. I hope you're not a burden to your parents at least.
I just made some shot up to fuck with you, I love Cormac McCarthy lol.
Haha you had me going there
>Mccarthy writtes stories without begining or the end and definetly without satisfying resolutions
Joyce is gnomish?
No he's obviously trying to be cheeky and meme that Irish people are like garden gnomes. Probably some asshurt Anglophile that doesn't like that he's not getting enough attention like every Anglo.
Oh they're beneath you? Well that changes everything, retard.
>He's the only good fictional author
how can you call every other fiction author in the last 40 years bad gay?
>It's a dismissive zoomer looking for attention episode
you just called every other author in last 40 years bad. You sound like a typical collage student that knows shit but adopts strong opinions to look smart
so stfu about being dismissive. Mccarthy writtes stories without begining or the end and definetly without satisfying resolutions. That is his style which you may love it or hate it, but you cannot deny that
I said you're a dismissive zoomer gay, and that's true.
its not. i am not a zoomer. so go make anothe meridian thread and jerk off to it being unfilmable
This thread has been full of you or other zoomers saying the stupidest, dismissive shit all thread because that's all you fucks ever bring to the table. Criritsing the evens of this book based on your own retardation like every other thread.
i guess you are going to have to cope with that
At least you don't pretend you and your ilk aren't all retarded gays.
nah, i am just very dismissive of Mccarthy. Meridian, country and the road to precise, havent read anything else from him
>muh algae farm
>muh eating house plants
>muh solar greenhouse which will feed my personal army
>muh every single piece of food will be gone within a year
>muh every plant and animal disappeared within a week
>you just called every other author in last 40 years bad.
Nah I said Cormac is the only good one - being the only one I find good. But go on having conversations with yourself in your head you schizo. You're gonna have to get used to people having different opinions than you and not sperg about it.
nice walkback gay. Also your opinion is retarded
What you think people have anything but opinions in these types of conversations? You sure are mad aren't you? Going to cry more about how I think your favorite fictional author I never named is gay? Sounds like a (you) problem.
No really! Outer Dark is my favorite but only because picking Meridian and The Road is so cliche.
Like what you want, you fucking poseur.
nah i am calling you retarded. saying "its just an opinion bro" doesnt protect you from that.
Dont like being called retarded? dont say retarded shit
>nah i am calling you retarded. saying "its just an opinion bro" doesnt protect you from that.
You can say whatever you want it doesn't matter to me because (you) are just a nobody. You can cope all you want but fiction as a medium is a joke; there's a reason they say fiction is for women.
>it doesn't matter to me
sure bro thats why you are seething over 5 (you)s now. If you dont care jsst close the thread and fuck off
I was in this thread because I enjoy the Road and I'll stay until it's been archived now cope and seethe about it more
hey i thought you didnt care, yet you cant resist to give a (you). You are liar, seething little kid with stupid opinions. thats why you need to be mocked, to keep your whore mouth at bay
>seethes for 13 minutes before replying
Yeah I'm the one who's mad. Now go cry more about it.
you are not the only retard on this site that needs a good verbal trashing. dont be thirsty (you) whore, ill get to you when i get to you
thats what i thought slut, here is one more (you) for you
Not thay guy but you are one sick puppy
Does being insufferable nourishe you?
you derailed perfectly fine thread about McCarthy books and movie adaptations and insisted on your stupidity till thread goes down. you should have taken the discussion route instead of empty insults
I'm not that guy you fucking gay you're insufferable.
then why do you care?
>sees slop used as a suffix
You're barely worth addressing given you can only bluntly articulate yourself in thought terminating cliches.
These post-apocalyptic scenarios are always really stupid. People aren’t going to immediately descend into barbarism and cannibalism.
The movie takes place a decade after rhe event.
if society isn't restored 10 years after the event it's because humans are already extinct. it makes even less sense for them to somehow survive on cannibalism and barbarism for 10 years.
i think i could make it a year on the rice and dry beans i have stored and my body fat
Gather weapons, gather food, travel to wherever life is still good if there is anywhere
Honestly this would be a dream, no more normies ortrannies, just me and the open road
friendly reminder the movie implies that nature ends up rebounding and humanity survives albeit at a 1800th century tech level
the post credits sound makes this clear.
boy gets taken in, and then movie ends and we hear nature sounds and kids laughing, people talking? humanity rebounded, for sure
The family that took in the boy were good people. We still died out, just later. In the book its been awhile they had the dog the boy kept hearing and that was it to show they were good people.
I like to think that The Road setting is just the USA a week after abolishing police and everywhere else is just fine.
even if it were a "yellowstone erupts" scenario most of the world would be fine. hell most of the US wouldn't even be in immediate danger, and cleanup would get underway to remove the ash and get farmlands back to normal in relatively short order. 10 feet of ash sounds bad, but where I live we've gotten 10 feet of snow a couple times in my life, and that shit doesn't melt for months. in the short term you just plow it into huge piles and let it sit there and go about your day.
the real danger would be nuclear winter, and there are ways to combat that as well.
You can use ash to make bricks and cement. We could build a ziggurat above the ash clouds and grow plants on it.
roofs would collapse in the west but the southeast would be okay just 2-6 inches of ash. but really everybody's lungs would be ruined by the micro-shards of glass in the air
also the ash would gradually coat the inside of the lungs and suffocate people
I obviously would feed a basement filled with 15+ people and periodically eat their limbs, then wasting my time stitching them up and giving them first aid while they sit nicely still and never fight back against my crew of 3 who have maybe 2-3 shots, since it's established ammo is rare.
This literally happens in The Road, Mr. Biden.
He’s pretty clearly making a point about how retarded the setting is.
I was pretty clearly making a double entendre about being senile and forgetting but also chronic plagiarism.
It wasn't retarded. Why the fuck do you think these junkie cannibals wouldn't do this? You're the retard here.
>Why the fuck do you think these junkie cannibals wouldn't do this?
Because it’s an incredibly stupid use of food and medical resources for the sake of being edgy.
You don't know what anyone in here is talking about. Either watch the movie or read the book. They are both equally great. Bye.
It is edgy. The whole premise is making the most edgy post-apocalyptic scenario possible.
Nope. You're stupid.
weirdos incels like you are barley tolerated in current society what makes you think a bunch of alpha chad survivalist types are going to put up with you freaking out their stacies? Your kind and the numales city fags will be the first to go.
the stacies like the wife who have actual standards would off themselves immediately. Only the landwhales would be left since they could go years without needing to eat
it works out because hick survivalists are already paired up with landwhales, not cute stacies
you have no grasp of reality, kiddo.
90% of hick doomsday preppers have landwhale wives. Every single attractive stacy from their hick town moved to the big city and got squashed by the meteor
N-no you don't understand preppers are chads and we fuck supermodels and not ugly ham planets! Stacies sucking my manlet cock right now I swear! Say that to my face kiddo you'll be sorry
have you ever actually met any "prepper" type people? i'm assuming not, since you speak and think like a brown 14 year old urbanite full of microplastics and estrogen.
>not killing and processing the bodies immediately and smoking the meat
Makes sense and would be more convenient but you compromise most of the density of the meat. Which is more filling a steak or a bag of beef jerky?
You process the ones who die so the meat doesn't rot. That would be a waste.
Yea but in the movie they were basically keeping them chained up and only removing parts of them (section of a leg, section of an arm) to keep them Alive. I'm sure after they could take off as much as they could before killing them, the rest of the body was presevered by smoking
Yeah, I agree they weren't using the most logical method but then at the same time mx they're a deranged cannibal cult and people don't always do the logical thing at the best of times.
it was just a "evil hillbillies" trope. garden gnomes gave boomers Deliverance Syndrome
In the book there were blood cults. As if there wouldn't be end of days groups and cults popping up all over the place.
the longer they're sitting around the more you gotta feed them and the more they're losing muscle/fat. also the more the security risk.
that was the one retarded scene
He does all the work and still gets sacrificed like it's a good thing. Do differently? Leave her to the zombies.
>The "Just eat plankton and kelp" theory
>move somewhere remote away from rapey cannibals(probably descendants of Americans)
>greenhouses with air filtration
>breed low-sunlight potatoes and other sturdy vegetables
>find and breed literally any animal I could find including le bugs and le worms (dogs still exist so assume some lower form mammals like rats, mice, etc are still around)
>live comfy low-tech hermit life in the woods
>let a few roasties move in if they're not too annoying
>let any friendly dudes come live with me and help out with the work
>build a tribe of >100 dudes
>roll out and destroy rape gangs as they couldn't support such a large force
>conquer a decent sized territory and make it safe for all
>become a wise and benevolent king
THE WHITE MAN MARCHES ON!
grubs would be eating all that wood... tons of grubs to eat, and anything that eats grubs
I actually agree with the ranting lunatic tbh. No one is alive in this world years after plants stop growing
when you realize the road's cannibalism is just the edgelord's nutrition equivalent of leftoids saying just print more money it becomes hilarious
the road was the bleakest book i ever read.
it was positive as fuck bro
man doesn't lose his mind, doesn't lose his ideals, cannot kill the boy at the end
boy finds a family to take care of him.
they should have pulled a "The Mist" ending where the friendly family finds the dying dad too late
the mist movie really did have one of the best "bad endings" of all time.
Nice thread, a PrepHole rarity these days.
That fake dirt on their skin looks so cringe
It's ash from the super volcano eruption
Why didn't they just create a fleet of ash-collecting aircraft to clean up the atmosphere?
They lost social cohesion and with it the ability to undertake projects of that magnitude
Tell me about the novel. Does it follow the same plot structure or do they explore the setting more?
I'm interested in reading about other survivor groups and how they run their human farms. Sustainability seems questionable and it seems smarter to just slaughter your stock and smoke the meat asap rather than keep them fresh but let them grow thinner by the day.
Actually, why not keep human cattle and force feed them unpleasant but probably nourishing shit like grass and leaves. They'll probably get sick and die eventually but you'll probably only want to eat the muscle tissue anyway.
You can't feed them top much poisonous stuff. Look at the cannibals in the terror.
It's not explained much and there's no point getting too deep into it because it doesn't really add up. A society that has lost food sources can't just eat itself. It is the opposite of sustainable or sensible. It would be like saying
>"I've run out of stuff to feed my farm animals and replenish their population. So I will just kill some of them and feed them to the rest so they will survive and continue to breed"
You would run out of animals within a few days. It relies on a world of people existing without a world of any food or animals or sustainability of any kind. The premise falls apart if you think about it for more than a few seconds, so the book avoids explaining it.
… what the fuck are you talking about?
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Yes and your response was nonsensical.
I don't know how many more times retards like you need it explained to them. These are the remains of the common folk, 10 years after the event. Not everyone is a cannibal. People weren't eating each other the day after it happened.
If people are alive 10 years later, it means they have an at least somewhat sustainable source of food. You can't loot supermarkets for a decade. And you can't fucking farm people like cattle because those people need food, at which point you are just being a cannibal for a laugh or because you don't like the taste of what you feed your cattle.
Very few people are alive by thisbpoint you stupid fuck.
there's less than a million people in the US at that point
really? how come they met so many people then? US is pretty big
It was fate
they met very few considering their journey was months long, most in a single place (cannibals). also, the survivors obviously congregated toward areas what they thought would offer better survival.
Besides the blood cult and the family who was following them, they only saw 2 other people.
If you want more shit from Mccarthy that is unexplained read his latest book the passenger, where nothing gets explained, and then it's companion book Stella Maris which you'd think would explain something but also doesn't explain anything
>probably nourishing shit like grass and leaves
god damn zoomers are fucking retarded
Honestly? I'd have not much to offer and I've always been kind of weak both physically and mentally. I'd be of the first to die horribly or commit suicide.
you dont need to be that fit, just be lucky and have access to enough guns and the ability to maintain and repair your shelter and gear. then you can take other peoples stuff
Maybe your will to survive would kick in when you were no longer bound by social constraints.
Social constraints are just a thinly veiled function of human biology. Ask me how I know this…
unironically the book i wrote though people here would think its comfy actually
those wheel bearings, yanno they wouldn't last long being dragged in the fackin racks and dirt like that ya cocksacker
fuck I would love to see TPB set in the apocalypse...
I'd kill the thief-moron and eat him
I'd also kill the blind guy and eat him
coming in on 300 posts did you gays agree on anything?
fuck no. fallout is much worse.
Who CARES if the premise makes sense, this is a chance to push gay porn into the unsuspecting masses we can't just let that go
>mfw retards in this thread think the cannibal basement is a viable food source
If you have food to feed the captives, you have food and don’t need to be a cannibal freak.
No one is feeding them.
Then it’s even stupider to keep them alive and cut pieces off of them.
The lady loves her meat.
>He's thinking in terms of efficiency
There's not point in thay way of thinking in the apocalypse. It's literally just people entertaining themselves - that's why they don't kill them. They feed off their fear as well as the flesh.
This movie is so fucking gay.
What you want a fun apocalypse then go watch Mad Max
Whatever the event was, if the air is still breathable and there is SOME sun, then life would be flourishing after 10 years.
As far as food, even without large plants, there would be ze-bugs, which should be plentiful.
A handful of worms is mighty tasty to someone starving.
Protip - an electrical charge grounded will make worms emerge from soil. Car battery + two metal stakes + jumper cables. After the batteries are dead a simple crank charger
Endless food supply in a small footprint
To every fag arguing in this thread, the event is supernatural or an act of God.
>clocks stop, not explainable except EMP and then there is non electric mechanical watches
>flashes of light, possibly volcanic but a super volcano is so rapid you would not survive it if you could saw the light
>total vegetation death, not likely by nukes unless it is every square inch of soil and even in fallout zones the flora survives
>meteor would not cause Ash clouds and leave human surviors at the same time, it would be devastation were a Yucatan sized object to be seen from the sky in North America and the characters would not withstand it
>indicated to be worldwide as not activity or rescue is shown happening so unlikely to be most of these things and leave surviors in North America
It is an act of God