jb2colorado wrote:it's not anti-ramyb. it's about the design. the cupcakes have a counter-part (i.e., shotgun normal cupcake atop the pyramid of zombie cupcakes) to compare them to showing that the others are, in fact, cupcakes (apart from the x's over their eyes, the drooling and the bites out of two of them). The problem I have with the cookies is crumbling cookies don't make me think zombies... I just think, cookies are crumbling. I like most of ramyb's designs for the sole fact that they're simple and cool for shirts. This one just doesn't seem to have anything to do with zombies. Maybe it's just because it's hard to make a cookie look like a zombie because crumbling cookies are a normal thing. Do you see the point here? (I know you can't tell tone over the internet, but this is whole thing would be delivered in a very non-aggressive conversational tone were it face-to-face)
This post is ignoring all of the "cookies can't be zombies because they aren't alive" posts which are completely ridiculous because they aren't on any of the other derby entries. I can respect "I don't think these are zombies because they don't look like zombies" but I think "cookies aren't alive" is a pretty silly argument since cupcakes are also fogging.
What would it take to make these cookies look like zombies? If they were green? If they were stiff? (I see often that Ramyb designs get criticized for being too "stiff" and this is one design where Ramyb's "stiffness" is an asset) What makes a zombie a zombie, then? I think the eyes in this design make it obvious that these cookies aren't really all there (pardon the pun), so what more do we need for them to be zombies? They're mindless (or, if you will, soulless) beings. What else do we need?