Why was “The Walking Dead” not mentioned in the last post? Well, because I could not mention every zombie book or film or show in any single post. TWD is a great show, good characters and acting and is an instant cult classic. Zombies in the show are treated as an environmental antagonist, much like the cold in movies that take place in the tundra. Environmental antagonists are a character in their own right and offer up issues of their own on top of everything else the characters have to deal with.
Because of this, while there are individual scenes that are scare-worthy, the show itself is not that scary overall. And now, with all the main characters from the prison group torn asunder and left to their own devices, we get to see more character development, with zombies in the background.
I like TWD. I watch it regularly. It is not, however, my favorite adaptation of zombies in film.
I have been asked this question numerous times. If you know anything about me, you know my fascination with and revulsion of zombies. Sure, it is a movie/TV and book monster that has gained in fame over the last decade. Sure, most zombie films, shows and books are, at best, b-level. There are exceptions, but those are few and far between. But why do I like them? What makes them a “must watch/read” even when they are complete drivel? The scare the shit outta me.
OK, so a quick update on the status of my zombie story. I have been working on it, off and on, for a little over a couple weeks. Slower going than I want, but I had to step back and force myself to write up an outline. You know, so I can keep the story cohesive. Well, in doing that, I have noticed what was going to be a very short story of about 10 pages or so has ballooned to 10 pages of outline, and what will probably be well over 50 in the finished book, as it stands now. But that is ok. It will make sure I have all the stuff in the story I want without skimping or going off topic.
Anyway, this was just a quick update.
OK, so a while back, I asked a question of whether or not I would either write a short book or do a video blog. Well, long story short, I will be writing a short book. Now, while I have set up a distribution point on Amazon.com, I have not actually uploaded anything or set a price. Sorry, wont be free, but it wont be expensive, either.