FTWD Bad Writing Moment of the Week

Spoilers ahead, two paragraphs down. Nothing specific, but be warned.

Every episode of Fear the Walking Dead seems to have one moment where they tried to write something cool without having any grasp on the way things work in reality.

There was a scene tonight where they were fighting off zeds in heavy fog at night. They had been hiding inside a lighthouse. They turned on the lighthouse light in order to see what they were doing… at the base of the lighthouse… because none of the writers have ever seen how a lighthouse works.

Marvel Zombies

So tonight’s episode of What If is the zombie episode.

No spoilers. I promise.

However, if you are like everyone in my family other than me and you find zombies too disturbing to watch, you might want to give it a miss. At the same time though, there is a lot of humor in the episode, so if you love the funny and think you can handle the scary, give it a try.

Okay. That’s all I am going to say about that.

Oh, and I think I just read that Star Wars Visions (the anime anthology series) premiers on September 22nd. So we have that going for us, assuming I didn’t misspell anime.

Lunch Break

Twice in the past when my foot was hurting like hell I had two different people suggest a stretching exercise that should help.

  1. Roll up a towel
  2. Put your foot on the center
  3. Take the ends in your hands
  4. Keep your leg straight
  5. PULL

It has worked for me in the past. I am not sure if it is working for me today, or if the fist full of Advil I took about five hours ago is working, but one of those two is working and my foot feels a lot better. It still hurts, but it’s manageable.

I’m on my lunch break. I’m listening to podcasts discussing Rick and Morty. I’m eating a bowlful of M&Ms*.

What to do, what to talk about.

I have a candle burning. It is going to burn out soon. Does that mean that I’ll start a new candle tomorrow and do a time lapse from the very beginning? Wait a tick… what if I did a time lapse on a new candle and didn’t shut if off until the candle burned out. It would take days, but the iOS app would reduce the whole thing down to less than a minute. How epic would that be?

There is a new episode of Marvel’s What If…? today. Last week we were able to do a watch party with Harry. I don’t know if we’re going to try that again. Partly because I heard a rumor that tonight’s episode will be Marvel Zombies and Harry doesn’t do zombies. He’s also in his second week of college and by this point he should probably be dealing with 3+ hours of homework each night.

Okay, time to start the dishwasher, check on the dehumidifier in the cellar, and go back to work. Maybe do that stretching episode for a minute or two too, then back to work.


*Does anyone else take bags of M&Ms, pour them into a bowl, and then eat them one color at a time? Am I the only one? Is that a sign of a defective brain? AbyNormal, as the movie implied?

Zombie Double Feature

Why did I watch two zombie movies today? I don’t know. I’m staying at my parent’s house for a couple of days and I’ve had some time to spend with ye olde streaming services.

First choice was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I don’t know why. No idea. It was really stupid and I am never getting that hour and a half of my life back again.

Second choice was The Girl With All the Gifts. I read the book a while ago. The movie was very faithful and very good. The kids were creepy AF, but any zombie movie with kid zombies is going to be creepy AF.

Now I have to decide what to watch next. It probably won’t be until tomorrow, but there will be time. Tarantino movies? Marvel movies? Star Wars movies?

On an unrelated note, Taylor Hall had two goals with Buffalo this season. In three games with the Bruins he has… two goals. Now we’re talking, Taylor.

Important Question: Answered

I’m not sure what possessed me to do this, maybe some alien virus or something, but I have learned the answer to one of life’s more important questions.

Are the zombies in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fast zombies or slow zombies?

Fast. The answer is, fast zombies.

You’re welcome. Now you don’t have to watch the movie yourself.

Live TV on my Computer?

I used to be able to watch live TV on my computer through the verizon fios website. Then one day I opened up the site so that I could watch The Walking Dead and it didn’t work. Google told me that verizon took the service away. I switched to watching via the fios app on my iPad and never looked back.

I’m not sure why but I just tried it again and what do you know? It worked! I don’t know if it’s the same address as before, but it works so who cares.

Now when the sprung ahead clock strikes 9:00PM (formerly known as 8:00PM) I’m gonna watch me some zombies.

Gone Forever

It’s zombie night on the AMC network. Jen’s not a fan so I set myself up in the bedroom, watching live TV on my iPad. I’m listening through my Apple AirPods.

When Fear the Walking Dead* ended I moved from the desk to the bed. As I was putting stuff down I dropped the AirPod case. It bounced off my leg, bounced off a guitar case, and flew at great speed…

….under the bed.

Well, it was nice knowing ya AirPods case. Gone forever but never forgotten. RIP.

*Season five of Fear was the worst season of TV I’ve ever watched. How did season six episode two compare? It was better than season five, but it wasn’t good.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, where applicable.

Easter is a day that, much like the name Anakin Skywalker, no longer has any meaning for me.  Even if it is the truth and I’ve only forgotten about it.  I don’t think so.

To continue on the blasphemous theme of this post, why didn’t the AMC TV network use today as the start date for season three of Fear the Walking Dead?  Easter… Zombies… it seems like such an obvious marketing win, doesn’t it?

We are going to Nana and Papa’s today.  The kids are looking forward to it.  Jen has a bad cold, and I have a flare up of what people tell me is an undiagnosed case of plantar fasciitis.  As a result, we’ve both been on edge and overly snippy.  Jen, my love, I am sorry if I’ve had a bad attitude over the last couple of days.  It is just because my foot is hurting a lot and I can’t seem to think around it.  I love you and don’t want you to think that my grumpy is related to anything other than the ouch factor.

Once again, happy zombie Jesus day, everyone!  Brrraaaaiiiinnnnnsssssandforgivenessforallsinnnnnnssssssss.