November 2, 2010

Loved “The Walking Dead” first episode. Can’t wait for the rest of the series to come out. Couple questions – did anyone else notice where he was shot? I could have sworn it was left rear shoulder, but when his bandage was changed it was lower left side. Also, I know the old Sherman tanks had a belly hatch, but an M1A1 Abrams would not. I guess its TV Magic.

Writing – got one more art contest entry today but haven’t gotten a chance to look at the images yet. Will do it tomorrow for sure.

Todd G. – “Ender’s Game” is one of my favorite books as well. The first book in the series was definitely the best. I liked the “Speaker for the Dead” and “Xenocide” but mainly because I wanted to see what happened to Ender. Fell in love with the character, so even if the story wasn’t as good I just had to keep reading. I hope that’s an odd sort of compliment to Orson Scott Card’s writing.

Check out the Forked Tongue Horror Blog.
Like this blog its relatively new, but has some cool stuff already. I really liked the Drawings by Dan Moran, so go check them out
Last minute update – looks like planned changes to the site happened quicker than I thought. Nothing huge, but the new format will support ads better than the old design. Sorry to put ads up, but it helps offsite the IT costs.

November 1, 2010

We successfully completed our Halloween adventure last night. It was scary to see how many houses in the neighborhood were empty and how many people didn’t have any lights on or candy for the kids. Hopefully things were start to turn around and next year will be better for everyone.

Up to pg 72 out of 200 on edits. Delaware Sucks is about 100k words long, so I am still short of halfway done. Hopefully I’ll still make my Dec publishing date. Still not sure about the title. Please let me know if you have any good ideas. So far I only have one decent entry for the Art Contest, but it’s really not up to production quality. If I don’t get anything usable I’ll go with art and send the best of the submissions the machete with the logo on it as a thank you present.

Very excited that “The Walking Dead” episode 1 is downloading on Itunes right now. Going to watch it with my older son tonight.

October 31, 2010

Getting ready for Halloween. Seems like we never have enough candy for the swarm of kids.

I’ve finished the second book, Delaware Sucks, and am working to get it through final edits. I’m always surprised how much work it is to get decent writing out. Part of my problem is that every time I fix something I see something else I would like to tighten up. If it weren’t for dates and deadlines I don’t think I would ever consider anything finished.

October 30, 2010

So I thought I would just start to post feedback and replies versus trying to reply to emails since a good bit of them have similar comments or might be interesting. Please keep the comments coming, the feedback on specific bits of the storyline (and not to mention typos) is very helpful. I will put a thank you and your name in the next revision for any changes I make based on your input.

Changes to the site: Thank you to Mike C. for pointing out that he didn’t think the top ten survival tips should be on the main page. I had to agree with him that it might give the new visitor the impression this is just a hack and slash zombie book.

Thank you to Jay for suggesting the 2005 Australian “Undead” movie. The zombie fish were awesome. I watched it with my sixteen year old and it had us both laughing uncontrollably. My son made a strange whoot noise when the acid started to eat off the main female characters clothes, but he assured me it was just a pretzel bite lodged in his airway.

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Shaun of the Dead (2004) (4 out of 5 Graves)

The first time I saw Shaun of the Dead I didn’t really appreciate it for what it was, a zombie comedy action movie love story.  Since then I’ve probably seen it three or four times and every time it gets better. Its go action, comedy, sadness, happiness, and Simon Peg and Nick Frost work so well together, they remind me of how me and my brother interact. You can get mad at each other, but no matter what your still family.

Shaun of the Dead was pretty much the original Zombieland.

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