August 6th, 2012

Tactical Gear

The Coming Zombie Apocalypse

   It's time to talk about zombies. Again. (:

   So I've got this novel idea about zombies. Now, I know, the subject of zombies is hardly a "novel idea," as it has been done a lot. But I don't think it's been done truly well. I've got a lot of ideas I think are different from the stories, movies, and graphic novels that have been done so far. I just need to buckle down and start writing it.

   But first I have some homework to do. Which is be up-to-date with the "Walking Dead" series so I know what "the other guy" is doing. Netflix has the first season only -- how does one watch the other seasons? I'm pretty new to this "watching things" thing actually. I've always rented movies (back when that was a thing) and then watched them on netflix when that was a thing, but now I'm starting to find there's series I would like to watch, which aren't on netflix. How... does one watch them?
   It seems the main way They want you to watch them is their special expensive cable or satellite television channel, well that ain't happening. I ain't shelling out money on a monthly basis to watch something that will only be on at some obscure specific time, what is this, the stone age?

   And now, some of my thoughts and complaints about popular zombie media World War Z and Walking Dead (the graphic novel & tv series). I'll put it behind a cut because it will probably contain spoilers.

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   So, yeah. I'm going to try to buckle down and make some progress on this little project. Tomorrow I'll aim to have an entry up dealing more with the plot arcs and ideas I intend to make my story out of.

Previous Zombie Episodes - the following are some entries I've written that fit right in with the zombie apocalypse as I envision it:
28 Hours Later - Zombie proof is easy, panicked refugee proof, not so much.
28 Years Later - The world begins to recover from the human apocalypse.
56 Years Later - They always said WWIV would be fought with sticks and stones...