Gretchen Peregrine is a Dead Rising 2 survivor in the missions Tape It or Die 1 and Tape It or Die 2. She is a trained pharmacist with her own drug store, and is also a skilled gunslinger. She maintains the Tape it or Die blog along with Johnny Pipes, "Left Hand" Lance, and Wallace Hertzog. She reappears in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record with the same role.
Terror is Reality arena when an explosion breached the zombie enclosure. They were all seperated, but they eventually were reunited and took shelter in an old TV production studio in a backroom behind KokoNutz Sports Town in Palisades Mall.The four were live blogging from the
Tape It Or Die 1 & Tape It Or Die 2
Gretchen Peregrine and friends sought refuge in a studio below one of the stores, however the door to the backroom that they are hiding in will remain locked until 6am to 12pm of the third day. Chuck finds all the four members in this backroom and tries to get them to follow him to the Safe House, but they refuse claiming that they are already safe and have access to supplies. But Wallace asks Chuck to bring him a Cement Saw and a stack of plates in order to build a new weapon. Should Chuck help finding the items and giving them back to Wallace, he will be rewarded with a Plate Launcher and its Combo Card, which finishes Tape It or Die 1
A day later Stacey will call Chuck about four survivors surrounded by zombies in KokoNutz Sports Town. The Tape it or Die crew is in need of assistance. Once there, Chuck helps them fend off the zombies then learns that while they were looking for an Extinguisher, Johnny forgot the keys inside the backroom. Now with no safe place left to go, the four survivors follow Chuck back to the Safe House. Once there Lance will give Chuck the Blazing Aces Combo Card while Wallace gives the Exsanguinator Combo Card.
Tape it or Die Posts
|Gretchen's Tape it or Die blog posts summary|
Zombrex - Too Little Too Late
Gretchen discusses the zombie disease and its symptoms. She points out that the zombification symptoms as printed on the box of a Zombrex dose are relatively late, many of them occurring close to or after conversion. She adds that readers should be aware of several symptoms that could be present immediately after infection.
On Open Letter to My Customers regarding Zombrex
Written in letter format, Gretchen complains about certain customers of the O Street Pharmacy regarding Zombrex. In particular, she explains the high cost of the drug, the consideration of purchasing Zombrex in massive quantities, the intake schedule of Zombrex, and administering Zombrex to infected animals.
Staying Healthy, Staying in Shape, Staying Alive
This is Embarrassing
After Wallace incites an argument between "Left Hand" Lance and Johnny Pipes about who deserves to have his extra ticket to the Terror is Reality show in Fortune City, Gretchen admonishes all three parties. She scolds Wallace for goading the other two with his tickets, Johnny and Lance for forgoing dignity and bickering like children, and the other commenters for encouraging their ongoing quarrel.
In the end, she decides to purchase two extra tickets so all four of them can attend the Terror is Reality show together - inadvertently putting all four of them in the soon-to-be zombie outbreak.
Fighting both PETA and CURE: A Brief Look at the Zombie Zoo
Gretchen explains the operation of zombie zoos and how they recruit zombie animals. She brings up ethical issues with animal rights groups and zombie rights groups. She also uses the example of using zombification to prolong the "life" of old and/or diseased animals to discuss the possibility of immortality through zombie research.
TiR Attendee Roll Call
Gretchen lists the names of Tape it or Die participants who will be attending the Terror is Reality show in an effort to organize a Tape it or Die meet up.
Advice: Avoid the Zombie Opera
After arriving at Fortune City and sightseeing, Gretchen complains about the zombie opera. She goes on the mention that she looks forward to seeing the zombie zoos and the Terror is Reality show.
Liveblogging: CURE Members in Front of the Fortune City Arena
Getting ready to attend the Terror is Reality show, Gretchen complains that Wallace neglected to mention that he and Lance will be sitting in a VIP section, while she and Johnny will be seated together. She also shows several sightings of CURE members protesting outside the arena, and calls them "pathetic."
everyone out there, olease help me!!! [sic]
After the zombie outbreak strikes at Fortune City, Gretchen is separated from everybody and has lost her phone. She is lost in a dark place, and asks for help on the website. In her panicked state, her typing is uncharacteristically muddled with typographical errors.
Co-operating to survive
After finally reaching a safe haven constructed by Johnny Pipes, Gretchen regains some of her composure. She explains in detail that a terrorist attack has struck the Terror is Reality event, possibly caused by CURE or TiR contestant Chuck Greene. She pleads for survivors to contact them, and outlines their plan to search for and rescue other survivors by heading out one at a time.
Zombrex Is Not a Cure
Gretchen gives an account of something she experienced in the past few days - after shooting a zombie, she picks up her purse and finds a wallet with ID (identifying her as Susan) as well as a used Zombrex dose, suggesting that she was infected prior to the outbreak. The empty box also states clearly that Zombrex is not a cure. This leads to her contemplating why Phenotrans has not developed a one-off cure, and whether CURE is correct in thinking that they purposefully keep a cure from being created.
ZOMBREX IS NOT A CURE 2
After further thinking, Gretchen realizes that an average person could be potentially worth five-and-a-half million dollars to Phenotrans in terms of Zombrex purchases. She rationalizes that no cure would be worth that much, and CURE is correct about Zombrex being not a cure, but a means to extract money from infected survivors. She decides that vandalizing Zombrex advertisements is a small step towards protesting Phenotrans.
I May be a Horrible Person for Posting This, But...
Gretchen starts off the the post by mentioning that she was offering an invitation to any survivor to stay in their studio, but then announces that she is rescinding the offer to four other outbreak survivors. She explains that she came across these "children" while walking through South Plaza, searching for possible stragglers. What she came across these four survivors in a construction zone, playing a board game while a large amount of junk food surrounds them. As she approached them, she hears them bickering over things, which she originally thought was conversation about an escape plan. Instead, it turned out they were debating over the game they were playing.
Gretchen waited out of sight for several minutes, trying to get into the conversation for a free moment, but after 15 minutes of the same argument in regards to a character's shoes, she starts to get fed up. She then begins to describe their clothing, implying that one of them was wearing a mad scientist costume, and another wearing a bonnet and a poodle skirt. Gretchen decides in the end to just leave, but after accidently knocking over a piece of rebar, the survivors notice her.
The four survivor's conversation is written down on the post, and Gretchen mentions she is not kidding when it shows that the survivors just seemed to be attracted to her in an odd way, one of the survivors even blatantly suggesting Gretchen came to "make sweet love to them". In what Gretchen herself considers a stupid move, she asked the survivors if they were willing to come with her to the studio, though the only reply she got from them was some "crass, and quite frankly awkward" innuendo. Gretchen then turned around, but she heard the survivors snickering behind her, and later found out they placed their business cards in her back pocket. She then shows screenshots of all four cards, each one appearing to represent a nerd stereotype. She finishes the post off by saying she hopes it'll change the survivor's ways if they see this, though she doubts it.
I've given it more thought. Zombrex is a problem. I'm pretty sure there's no cure because they don't want there to be a cure. It makes logical and financial sense. Let's just go through a short thought experiment. A 25-year-old man is bitten by a zombie. Let's just say he leads a life where he would live to be 75. He needs to take Zombrex every day in order to prevent conversion. At the moment, the absolute cheapest I've ever seen Zombrex offered at was $300 a dose, and that was from exceptionally shady dealers.
So, work that out.
50 years x 365.25 days/year x 1 dose/day x $200/dose = $5,478,750
Five-and-a-half million dollars. That's how much that man is worth to Phenotrans. Let's ignore the fact that the average lifetime income for someone with a professional degree is around $4.4 million (only $1.2 for a high school . Let's ignore the fact that this man would probably not have enough to continually pay, and would thus turn/die alone and penniless. Let's ignore all that and ask:
How much would they charge for a cure?
CURE was right. Zombrex makes me sick. If I see an advertisement for it, I'm going to wreck it. A small means of protest, but a valid one. I encourage everyone else to do the same. I don't encourage unrestrained vandalism, I think we need to show Phenotrans that not being a cure is not good enough.
- Gretchen's father was the owner of a diner similar to Dining at Davey's.
- In the PC files items.txt and missions.txt, the name of Gretchen is meg.
- Peregrine, Gretchen. Co-operating to survive, Tape it or Die, (August 16, 2010).
- Kilpatrick, Johnny. #Liveblogging: *Actually* Live!! *Actually* at TiR!! *Actually* Now!, Tape it or Die, (August 11, 2010).
- Peregrine, Gretchen. everyone out there, olease help me!!!, Tape it or Die, (August 12, 2010). Gretchen separated after blast, "can't stop long./ separated. nobopdes aroubnd. phone gbne. i dont knwo where anybody is."
- Peregrine, Gretchen. ZOMBREX IS NOT A CURE 2, Tape it or Die, (August 19, 2010).
- Johnny Pipes, #Liveblogging: *Actually* Live!! *Actually* at TiR!! *Actually* Now!, Tape it or Die, (August 11, 2010).