The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale

The Walking Dead Season 7 and how Shiva saved Carl

I wrote a pretty harsh post a year ago regarding the Season 6 ending of The Walking Dead. Leaving us with the knowledge that someone just DIED but not knowing who, all summer, for six long terrible excruciating months… Yeah, I was pretty upset.

So, I thought it was only fitting a year later to say thank you to Scott Gimple, Greg Nicotero and the rest of TWD crew for The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale. Instead of leaving the fandom twisted up in knots, we were instead served up a dramatic, action packed episode that ended with Maggie giving one of the most memorable speeches in TWD history. We left Season 7 with a soft fade out where everyone is safe, for the time being, instead of bloody barbed wire bats in mid swing.

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Episode 16 “The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life” wasn’t all puppies and rainbows – we lost Sasha in a brilliant move that had me rooting for the walker for the first time ever. The Scavengers double crossed Rick – those dirty double crossing rats! – and I was resigned to the fact that Carl was about to buy it for real. And then Shiva happened! I swear, when that tiger jumped behind Negan just before Lucille bashed in Carl’s skull, I literally sat up on my sofa and cheered out loud. I think I fist pumped a little bit too. 😀

I know it’s just a show, I KNOW it is, but when King Ezekiel yelled “Alexandria will not fall!” I got goosebumps. I swear, if I lived in The Walking Dead Universe (and had actually survived past Season 1) I would put on some athletic store padding as armor and follow King Ezekiel anywhere after that scene.

Are The Scavengers cannibals?

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One thing that nibbled on my brain, pardon the pun, was the exchange between Jadis and Negan when she says “The deal was for 12, yes?” and he says “10. People are a resource.” I suddenly got a weird Terminus flashback. I mean, why did they take Father Gabriel along with the food? Why did Jadis double cross Rick with a “better deal” for people from Negan? Are the Scavengers secret cannibals? I did a little Terminus BBQ meme and posted it to my Instagram to see if I was the only one getting this weird cannibal vibe. Sabrina Gennarino, who plays Tamiel, got a giggle out of it and shared it with her followers. Between our two accounts my Scavengers As Cannibals meme got quite a few likes so maybe I’m on to something. Which is horrifying!

So, anyway… thanks again The Walking Dead people for making the Season 7 finale less of a cliffhanger than last year. Waiting 6 months for Season 8 to start is still difficult, but at least this summer will not be filled with as much angst as last year. Thank goodness.

One Week Later

It has been one week since Glenn and Abraham made the ultimate sacrifice for the group. It was one of the most haunting episodes and I will never be able to unsee it.

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The Season 7 opener for The Walking Dead started with a sense of dread that had followed me all day. I was snuggled on the couch as 9 pm approached but as the parental warning flashed on the screen I sat up and moved to the end of the sofa and as the episode began I got up and crept up to the television set and sat a foot away from the screen like I was five years old again, watching Saturday morning cartoons.

It was awful. No way did I expect Negan to kill two of Rick’s group. Abraham made total sense in the way Season 6 ended “Oh! Taking it like a champ!” but I wasn’t ready for it. No one could be ready for any of it. But when Darryl jumped up, and then Negan turned and whacked Glenn instead… see, I knew in my heart that it would be Glenn so it was almost a relief when it happened. A horrible, painful and terrifying release of tension that was with me, and most TWD fans I would expect, all summer.

God bless Maggie. When she said the group had to get back to Alexandria to get ready to fight I was all “You go girl!” and then I was all “Girl, sit down and get on your knees because there is no fighting this one.” It’s awful to see Rick so beaten down and broken, but thank God Negan stopped short of taking Carl’s arm.

You may have noticed by now that I haven’t really gotten into the details of how Glenn and Abraham died. I’m still not ready. I don’t think I can ever be ready to discuss it in too much detail. I have heard that social media was all a buzz about how The Walking Dead crossed some line in this past week’s episode and it was “unacceptable”. Well of course it was unacceptable! That’s the whole point of what we watched happen when Rick Grimes and his group crossed Negan. There are some very bad people in The Walking Dead universe and survival of the fittest will be the law of the land, which leads to some very unacceptable moments. Don’t turn away and be all indignant – watch it and learn.

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Thankfully this past week has been full of the twists and turns of a totally different universe known as the Presidential Election 2016. So I’ve been paying attention to that in the same way Carol suggested and planned the thank you dinner for Hershel and his family to keep her mind off of Sophia lost in the woods. Between emails and servers, the FBI and Wikileaks, I can keep my mind off of the horrifying deaths of two of the coolest guys on The Walking Dead. Rest In Peace Glenn and Abraham.

Shark Week 2016 vs. TWD Dead White And Blue Marathon

Happy Shark Week!

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Now you know me, I’m such a geek, and every year I live for Shark Week. Well, not literally but you know what I mean. So as soon as I saw the first commercial announcing that Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2016 was starting Sunday night June 26th at 8 pm I was understandably excited. My first thought was boy, is it my imagination or does this festival of shark geekiness start earlier and earlier every year? Then a second and more serious revelation entered my shark fevered brain… This is awfully close to 4th Of July and we all know what THAT means:

AMC’s annual Dead, White and Blue marathon! Days upon days of back to back episodes of The Walking Dead from season one straight on up to the last episode of the last season. Well, since we are about to start season seven of TWD, that’s a whole lot of episodes and OH MY GOSH NO! IS THIS GOING TO CONFLICT WITH SHARK WEEK!?!

So I did what any self respecting nerd would do, I immediately googled the air dates for the Dead, White and Blue marathon 2016 while holding my breath just a little. The page was still refreshing and already I was feeling the inner turmoil of having to choose between two utterly fantastic television experiences that highlight my summer each year. I mean, it was bad enough back when I first had to decide between The Twilight Zone July 4th marathon on the SyFy channel and The Walking Dead zombiefest. In the earlier years I was still able to catch most of the Twilight Zone episodes because there were not that many TWD seasons. But lately The Twilight Zone always loses out except for sneak peaks during commercials.

I know, I know, I could just purchase or record all of TWD seasons and watch them whenever I want, but it’s not the same thing. I like the geeky experience of tuning in live, as it happens.
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Fear The Walking Dead Season 2 Mid-Season Finale

So the mid-season finale of Fear The Walking Dead Season Two was last night.

And I don’t care.

I mean, I watched it. There wasn’t much anticipation on my part, I totally admit. I completely forgot that it was mid-season finale night until about 7:45 so I missed any FTWD  marathon fun that AMC may have run yesterday. Again, I didn’t much care.

But why not? Well, maybe it’s because the Spanish language dialog has continued to increase over the episodes, resulting in more caption text on the television screen for the English speaking crowd. Now, on Sunday nights I get all comfy on the couch, cuddled up with blankies and the cat sometimes, and see, the TV is way over there against the far wall. Normaly I can see everything just fine, but those itsy bitsy teeny weeny captions on the screen are beyond the power of my glasses. If I sit up and shift over to the right side of the couch, I can read them. Laying down in my happy zombie night position, I cannot. And honestly, I have not cared enough to shift my viewing position in order to read the Spanish dialog translated to English in minuscule lettering on my television screen.

I get it. Daniel is from South America, they are now in Mexico, there is a major Latin influence going on in the story arch. But there is atmosphere to flavor a story and then there is overkill. Fear The Walking Dead isn’t a telenovela so in my opinion all this Spanish/English subtitles stuff is overkill. Yes, I knew what a telenovela was ages ago thanks to Jeff Lewis’s housekeeper aka second mom Zoila on Bravo’s Flipping Out. Even Zoila spoke mostly English so I never had to shift my position on the couch to understand the gist of the story. With Fear The Walking Dead, lately I have taken to just laying there, not understanding what the characters are saying for huge chunks of an episode, not really giving a damn.

But I think the real reason why I didn’t care that much about FTWD’s mid-season finale last night is why I haven’t had much enthusiasm for season two as a whole – and I shared this with a friend the other day – I am still just plum pissed off about the Season Six Finale of The Walking Dead. Still haven’t got over the “who did Negan kill” pushing me off the cliff and having to hang there suspended for six months thing. Every Sunday night since then I have cuddled up with the cat to watch Fear The Walking Dead but I have felt cold and dead inside, seething a little in a it’s just a tv show but I’m still angry sort of way.

So between subtitles and lingering TWD fan anger, FTWD has not been enjoyable this time around. And that sucks. Cause normally I love, I treasure, my Sunday night zombies.

 

Chupacabra sighting in Oklahoma?

I found the Chupacabra to be fascinating long before, but now when I hear the word I immediately think of Daryl and The Walking Dead…

Chupacabra sighting? http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/21292011/chupacabra

By Dan Marries | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:36 PM EST | Updated: Feb 27, 2013 11:02 PM EST

DEER CREEK, OK – An Oklahoma man believes he’s snapped pictures of a mythical creature known as a “Chupacabra. ”

Chupacabra is a Spanish word and it translates literally to “goat sucker.” Legends of this sickly, scary, wild dog-like animal, have been circulating for years with spottings in several states including Texas and Arizona.

Craig Martin says the legendary cryptid has been prowling in a field and feeding off the dead carcass of an animal.

Martin told a reporter at KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City that as he took the pictures he thought it looks like a chupacabra, “that’s immediately what we thought and it looks exactly the same,” he said, “there’s not much difference at all.”

Martin says it’s different from a coyote but Michael Bergen, with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, also told KFOR-TV that the picture is something less mythical, “what we’re dealing with here is just a coyote with a bad case of mange. I’m not saying it’s not part coyote but I think it could be a hybrid.” Bergin continued, “I think it’s probably mixed with another species of dog, but it’s definitely not just a regular coyote. They can say what they want.”

Meanwhile, the debate and mystique of the Chupacabra will no doubt continue with these new pictures only adding to the folkloric legend.

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Chicago Thanksgiving Day Bus Zombie

Nov 24, 2012: Chicago is not without it’s fair share of strange attacks.

On Thanksgiving, an enraged man was aboard the California bus on Chicago’s south side. He was intoxicated, and taking off his clothes as he beat and assaulted several passengers, including the bus driver.

The first officer on the scene was an evidence technician. He approached the bus as the assailant, Ismael Jamison, 28, began to attack the officer. The officer shot the crazed attacker, who then stumbled backward.

He regained his footing and again approached the officer, who quickly shot again.

When more officers and medics arrived on the scene, Jamison needed to be tasered to be subdued enough to be placed in the ambulance.

Shot twice, naked, tasered, and randomly attacking civilians and officers. Highly suspicious behavior. Bath salts? Wasted on booze? Or perhaps something more potent, perhaps he was rabid.

Zombie attacks don’t always come from the undead. Keep your eyes and ears sharp, and if you see something, say something.

http://www.undeadreport.com/2012/11/strange-attack-on-chicago-bus-naked-man-shot-twice-tasered/
Source: CBS Local Chicago

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“My friends saw a zombie standing in their driveway and they don’t usually kid around about stuff like that.”

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End Of Summer Zombie Bugs

You know those bug noises, the ones that start in mid to late August and herald the end of summer?

I know I’ve heard them before, many times. But now… now when I hear those raucous bug serenades, it sounds like The Walking Dead are coming.

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Come get your tee shirts

tee shirts or key chains… oh my

Zombies Continue

Face-eating drugged-up attacks continue…


There’s something going on in the hot muggy climates of the southern United States. Another person has had his face gnawed upon by a drugged up attacker, someone he knew, and a suspect threatens to eat police officers.

In Lousiana, a swift attack mirrors that of the Miami Zombie. Scott resident Carl Jacquneaux bit off a chunk of Todd Credeur’s face during a scuffle in a domestic issue. Jacquneaux was fended off from doing more damage by taking a dose of wasp spray to the face (headshots are important). [June 5th]

There has been yet another Miami incident – a growling man who tried to bite police [June 6th]

Read more here, courtesy www.undeadreport.com http://www.undeadreport.com/2012/06/face-eating-drugged-up-attacks-continue/