Of Zombies, Reviews, and Country Music

Okay, there is something I have been meaning to ask… well… anyone who will listen, actually.  It’s about zombies.

Whenever I write, I like to put on a television show or movie that I’ve seen a thousand times, you know, sort of just to keep me company while I type.  Last night, I decided to watch the pilot episode of The Walking Dead.  

Now, I’m absolutely terrified of zombies, but for some reason, I just love movies and books about them.  Maybe a sick, twisted part of my brain just really likes being scared.  Anyway, in most movies and books I’ve seen and read, I can’t help but notice the characters never use the word “zombie.”  For instance, in The Walking Dead, the zombies are called “walkers.”  That makes me wonder if, in these universes where these stories are taking place, do zombie books and movies not exist?

You see what I’m saying?  Because I’ve read and seen all these zombie stories before, I know that a walking corpse is called a zombie.  Since these people have no idea what these things are, I can’t help but assume that zombie movies and books simply do not exist in these worlds.

Okay, this seemed like a lot more pressing issue as I was falling asleep last night than it does now, but I’m still curious to see what people think.

In other news, Cemetery Tours got another AMAZING review, this time, from a fellow blogger here on WordPress!  I “pressed” the review earlier, but here’s the link again because it is just such a great review!

http://aprillwood.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/book-review-cemetery-tours-by-jacqueline-smith/

Finally, I received a message from Jessie Lee Cates (the awesome country artist who sings my new favorite song, “Scotland”).  She read the blog post that I wrote about it and has selected me to be her February fan of the month!  I’m so excited!  I’ll write more about it in the days to come, but in the mean time, you should definitely go check out her website!  She’s awesome!

http://www.jessieleecates.com

Well, I’m going to go write some more on the sequel.  I’m having a girls night with a friend I haven’t seen in a few months tonight, so I want to be sure to get some work done!

Talk to y’all later!  🙂

16 thoughts on “Of Zombies, Reviews, and Country Music

  1. Glad that you love zombies! The characters in my zombie books so far mentioned the Z word a lot (a LOT – since it’s almost 100% dialogue) because, I mean, unless you’re a scientist, what else are you going to call ’em?!
    PS. Thanks for the follow! I will follow you now (well, actually, in the past by the time you read this… …you know what I mean!)

    • Awesome! I will have to check them out! And yeah, the only reason I can think of to explain why they wouldn’t use the word “zombie” is because they’ve never heard the word. No zombie movies, books, myths, etc.
      And you’re welcome! Looking forward to reading more! 🙂

  2. I had never noticed before…I suppose I don’t analyze shows or movies that much. In 28 Days Layer I can understand why they call them “the infected.” In Walking Dead, um no they’re F%#@ Zombies!

    You made me laugh. Thanks!

  3. I am the same – Zombies scare the bejeezus out of me yet I constantly watch zombie films and read books about them. It has even gotten so that when I have a nightmare it is usually zombie related lol. 😀

    I am a fan of The Walking Dead too – I remember reading an interview with the creator of the series Robert Kirkman where he mentioned that the characters in the comic (and the series) have no foreknowledge of zombies whatsoever – they just don’t exist in fiction/folklore in ‘their world’ at all. 🙂

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