There are many story's I'v heard (mostly war related) of people keeping trophy's or collecting things when they where on tour (WW2 vets mostly but I have friends in the army who do as well.) this ranges from anything from ears of kills to dog tags of fallen friends. Keepsakes that tell us where we have been or trophy's that show achievement or improvement.
So I raise this question to all you Survivors out there.
What would you do? I'v asked my friends and it's ranged from zombie teeth to engagements rings of family or dead.
I myself had played with the idea of IDs of those I'v found driver license or passport of the dead I'v run across or zeds I'v needed to put down. In a (may be vain) attempt that may be I run across there family or friends almost like a list of dead maybe a little closure for them you know. Well thats what i got would love to hear what you would do or even just ideas.
Odd one out.
i think i'll just have a wall of tick marks for every kill i made and a photo of each confirmed kill.wall's gonna be at my home base, and photos these days can fit on a hard drive, they don;t take up any apace at all, very portable and taking photos doesn't take alot of effort.
i don't think trying to take out zombie teeth is a good idea. you might get a cut and get infected that way.
I was thinking about carrying around a stick or a small slice of wood on which I would carve tally marks. I don't like the idea of sticking around the corpse to get some sort of trophy, be it tooth or license or whatever, and I don't want to carry around a whole bunch of stuff that I don't need that will be reminding me of the people whose faces I've destroyed. Yeah, yeah, they're no longer people, they're zombies, no longer in there, blah blah blah, it won't stop me from thinking about them, who they might have been, and the society that they (and I) had once lived in.
I'm far too nostalgic.
think of it in terms of a soldier in war it works much the same way.
they don't kill out of pleasure (well at lest most don't i can account for the few crazy's out there.) they kill to protect, to survive and to preserve what they think is right and i have spoken to alot of vets and they say to keep mementos is to not forget what they had done to remind them of what the cost was of survival or to dehumanize there targets to keep them sane but i can see where you are coming from these where humans at one point lived there life's much like a dog that has gone rabid they are now just shadows of there former selves.