According to the Geek Zodiac, 2012 is the Year of the Undead
February 11th, 2012
… and of the Undead Slayer. Because getting born in the year of the dumbest monster is quite depressing. Invented by James F. Wright and Joshua G. Eckert, the Geek Zodiac takes its cue from the Chinese Zodiac, but instead of animals the two assigned science fiction and fantasy archetypes to the 12-year cycle.
I’m not confident what reason the ancient Chinese had for utilizing animals and why they had been assigned to their respective years, but Wright truly gives historical justification as to how the Geek Zodiac is arranged. For instance, the Alien sign takes 1938 – and all years in its cycle – since that was the year when the infamous radio broadcast of H.G. Welles’ War of the Worlds occurred. You can browse the facts of each and every sign on the gallery beneath, or you can head to the Geek Zodiac site for the original charts.
Wright and Eckert have considering that turned the notion into a comic, which you can also study on their web site. You can also get Geek Zodiac merchandise at Zazzle, such as a poster of the zodiac itself. So what’s your sign?