Tis the season.... Ahhhhhh, the holidays. Actually - Ahhhhhh the mid season finale of The Walking Dead is on tap in just a few short days. I wonder....have enough people died yet? I mean, really I hope so. Although I could do without fucking Andrea can we get rid of her? Really it was a toss up between her and Lori but you know I kinda miss Lori at this point since Andrea has proven once again that she'll boink whoever is available and currently "in charge" in whatever capacity she feels will benefit her.
Oh, did I mention these blog entries have spoilers? Well, they do so if you don't like spoils then close the current tab. LOL.
So, you know, I have lots of things on my mind right now with regard to our little band of survivors... Stuff like - is Rick really freakin' crazy or WHAT? Is Carl REALLY that good of a shot at such a young age even with the whole zombie apoc thing? I mean, do you really really think he could have actually hit Shane from that far off last season? I dunno, I mean, I shoot guns so I'm just sayin'.... Did they really just name that damn baby Judith? It was Judith wasn't it I mean does that name scream kick some zombie ass to you? What is UP with the Gov's zombie daughter? And most importantly, when is Daryl gonna have to kill his one armed asshole brother?
Now, I admit that I am no graphic novel fan so to me the show is...well, it is all there is. LOL. Yes, I am a non-pure television sci fi fan so some of these things to me are complete surprises and I happen to like it that way. There is simply nothing better in this world than a good old fashioned zombie movie. And with TWD you get to see one every week. The only problem is that the movie is too short. LOL.
One writer recently suggested that the reason so many of us love the zombie genre is because it scares the bejeezus out of us to think about everything we know being gone. Everything. Technology, structure, government, money, fuel, hot water...which makes me think about the stench. Gosh the stench in zombie reality must be horrible. I mean, you know, first zombies are rotten. Then all the twice dead bodies. Then we can't exactly bathe... Glenn and Maggie must just really dig each other because you can't smell good living like our favorite band of merry zombie killing folks do.
I don't think that is the reason though. I think we are fascinated and scared shitless of zombies because they JUST.DON'T.STOP. They just keep coming and it doesn't matter if they are dead because OF COURSE they are dead that is what makes them zombies. They will scoot, crawl, pull themselves along to get ya. They will gum you to death if they don't have teeth. That is just the way of zombies. We can't deal well psychologically with such things though. You shoot something it stays dead. WE are predators. We can't wrap our minds around something that gets up, over and over, just to eat your brains. It scares us because we think we are a committed species. We think we have drive. HA. Zombies have drive. They are like the Terminators of ditches and swamps. They just keep coming.
Escaping reality - one movie, book, fantasy at a time :)