Alice in Zombieland

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Okay, so I just finished reading Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter. It’s the first in the White Rabbit series. That book is pretty freaking awesome! And not just because it has zombies in it, and we all know by now that I am of course a huge fan of zombies. Of course, the zombies are part of it but whatever, that really isn’t my point. Well, not really.

Even though the zombies in this book aren’t all happy and in love or anything like that, it’s still pretty awesome. The characters kick ass, literally a lot of the times. But they are also really cool. Alice Bell, aka Ali, is a zombie slayer which, under normal circumstances, I would really not approve of but in this book, I can make an exception.

Photo from wrchronicles.com

Photo from wrchronicles.com

The male lead in the book, Cole, is also pretty awesome even for a zombie killer. He rivals my love interest from “Warm Bodies” for sure. It’s a close fight really.

Also, I really love the cover art on the books. They just look awesome. I know you aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s cover but sometimes I can’t help myself. I like pretty things.

I don’t want to say too much and give anything away about the book, other than

that I will be getting the second one, Through the Zombie Glass, soon because it comes out this month. If you like good stories that have a lot of fight scenes, some very touching emotional stuff, and of course, zombies, you should really look into it.

I’ll keep you updated on the second book as soon as I get my hands on it. Until then, don’t get bit.

Z

Toddlers and Tiaras and Glitter… Probably Anti-Zombie

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Okay, so there are an insane number of bizarre reality television shows that are on TV now. I mean, there are entire channels that are really just made up with reality TV shows, even if they aren’t called reality TV, we all know that’s what they are. Maybe they aren’t exactly like Big Brother or anything of that nature, but I never actually watched that show so I don’t really have a whole lot to compare it to. But there are shows like, once again never watched it but I know enough not too, Jersey Shore and Jerry Springer and Survivor and the list goes on. Some of these shows aren’t quite as awful I guess. I don’t watch Honey Boo Boo or anything but I have to admit to watching the awful show, Toddlers and Tiaras.

This kid looks fake...  Photo by www.fanpop.com

This kid looks fake…
Photo by http://www.fanpop.com

You know the show that I mean, where they dress up little itty bitty kids in clothing that is sometimes more revealing than anything I’d ever leave the house in, let alone prance around on stage. And the makeup is more than enough to put your stereotypical hooker to shame. Hookers wear makeup, right? So maybe I don’t have a whole lot of experience in that department either, my bad. I’ve seen a few before, but that was in Scotland and maybe things work differently in the US. I’m not sure. There aren’t any Page 3 Girls in the US, if you don’t know what I’m talking about you probably aren’t from the UK.

Not the point though. I kind of already forgot what I was talking about. Totally got distracted by the hookers. Anyways… My favorite part about the awful Toddlers and Tiaras is all the glittery stuff going on there. Sequins galore, rhinestones, glitter… It’s just so sparkly that I can’t help myself.puppy wearing a crown

Diamonds are wonderful and all but I think really as long as it’s sparkly you have a winner. Remember that boys, women enjoy sparkly jewelry. And puppies. Don’t forget the puppies!

But I was talking about that show. T&T for now, it’s too long to write out each time. And I just don’t feel like it. Mostly I just don’t feel like it.

So I can understand wanting to instill confidence in your children, especially your little girls, and wanting them to feel beautiful and stuff, but I also feel like with all the makeup and stuff, being so unnatural, it isn’t really a natural beauty. And I think it might make little girls think that they have to be the most beautiful person around to be happy. And of course, if they don’t win then they don’t think they are pretty and that’s really sad.

zombie face with knifeLike I was saying though, some of the shows on TV are just ridiculous and T&T is kind of crazy. But it’s like a bad train wreck kind of thing, you can’t help but watch it sometimes.

Maybe I should enter a beauty pageant. That would go over really well, I’m sure. Zombie for Miss America. My platform could be no brains left uneaten, or something like that. Until next time, don’t get bit.

Nerd Meeting Place, I Want to go to RTX

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All you gamers out there, have you ever heard of Rooster Teeth? If not, look them up. Anyways, they’re based in Austin, TX. Which is cool because I can actually drive there. Well, you know, I’m not actually sure if I can legally drive anymore or not. I never thought to ask. I passed my driver’s test though when I was still alive. Just saying.

Photo by blip.tv

Photo by blip.tv

Anyways, this year in July is their third annual convention. It’s called RTX and it will be all things nerdy with gaming and online gaming stuff and nerdiness. As we’ve previously established, I am on the nerd side and I must say, nerds are so adorable.

I want to go to this event. I might go, not sure yet. Must scrounge up fifty bucks for a ticket and find a place to crash of course. Maybe I’ll just bunk at the local graveyard. I’d fit right in with all the other stiffs, don’t you think?

Either way, it sounds like a lot of fun. If I go, I’ll take lots of pictures and stuff. Maybe I’ll meet a few other nerd loving zombies as well. You know, that actually sounds really bad when you say it like that. Because it sounds like we love to eat the nerds, and by that I don’t mean the candy. I’m not really a big fan of those things. I always thought they were too easy to inhale when I was little and that’s kind of a choking hazard.

Well, that’s it diary, just wanted to think out loud for a moment. I’ll keep you updated once I make a decision. Don’t get bit.

-Z

A List of Zombie Books I Might Just Read

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For those of you who don’t know, or just haven’t quite figured it out yet, I’m kind of a nerd. One of my favorite past times, which doesn’t actually make me nerdy at all, is to read. Because reading is freaking awesome. And everyone should do it. Remember, my opinion is totally what matters here.

As a dead girl with a healthy appetite for reading material, I found a list on tor.com of zombie books. Here’s the list of books they provided. I’m going to attempt to find them all at the library and read them and then tell you if I think they should actually be called an essential zombie read or not. I’m a zombie so I feel like I can be an expert on this topic after all.

1. Patient Zero (Joe Ledger Series #1) by Jonathan Maberry

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2. My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Dianna Rowland

 

3. Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy #1) by Mira Grant

 

4. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies book cover

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5. The Brain Eater’s Bible by J.D. McGhoul with Pat Kilbane

 

6. Portlandtown by Rob DeBorde

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Photo by goodreads.com

 

7. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

 

8. The Passage by Justin Cronin

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Photo by tumblr.com

 

9. The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead by Roger Ma

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Photo by barnesandnoble.com

 

10. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

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Photo by boingboing.net

 

11. World War Z by Max Brooks

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Photo by maxbrooks.com

 

12. Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry

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Photo by goodreads.com

So this looks like my summer reading list. I should like start a book club or something for folks like myself. How fun would that be? Or maybe just people who like zombies and want to read books about zombies with a zombie? That would be fun I think. I mean, I’d do it if I weren’t a zombie. We shall see what I can find at the library. Go free books. I have no money!

If you have any awesome zombie books that you read and isn’t on this list, let me know. I’m betting there are lots of other great zombie books out there I should check out.

Read a good book and don’t get bit.

Z

UnDead Teds: A Must Have Zombie Teddy

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Teddy bears are probably some of the oldest toys around, and are still really popular. How many people had a teddy bear or eighty, something like that in my case, as a child? And maybe still have a special one that they kept for whatever reason. I might have a few of those. We aren’t talking about my childhood toys though.

Undead teddy bear

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The teddy bears I want to talk about today might not exactly be what you would be buying for your young niece or nephew or your own kids. Then again, maybe you would, I don’t know. But I think these teddies might be a little more for the adult audience. And trust me, they are freaking adorable! If I could find someone willing to hire a zombie, oh baby, I’d buy them all!

Bride UnDead Ted, bridal zombie teddy bear

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UnDead Teds are what I’m talking about. Phillip Blackman, a British artist, is the creator of these zombilicious teddies. Seriously mom, or Aunt Ophelia, or even Dr. Smiley, if you read this, I really want one. Please and thank you. My death day is coming up soon, I think, can’t quite remember.

Back to the bears!

UnDead Ted, zombie teddy bear

Photo by kerli.buzznet.com


I was googling for other zombie related things when I somehow came across an article about this awesome artist. Thank you to the gods of Google and the blog that led me to these beautiful creations!

These bad boys do seem to sell out quick, seriously. Just as I was writing this, I went back to the site and the few that had been available were already sold. I’m not a huge fan of jumping on the bandwagon but for this fad, I’m going to make an exception. You should too.

You can either send your favorite bear to Blackman to be killed and transformed into an epic new favorite or you can buy a bear off of his website. The stock changes pretty quickly because they are a hot commodity it seems. But don’t just take my word for it, go look them up. I’ll bet you buy one too! And if you happen to be feeling generous, feel free to send one to your favorite dead chick.

Go get a cute but deadly teddy and don’t get bit.

UnDead Ted, zombie teddy

Photo by undeadteds.com

UnDead Teds, zombie teddy bears

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Plants Eating Zombies and All That Nerdiness: Why I love Plants vs Zombies

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Balloon zombie plants vs zombies

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I have to admit, I’m a nerd at heart. Even though my heart no longer beats, I’m pretty sure I still have one. I haven’t

plants vs zombies peashooter

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actually checked. But really, it’s a turn of phrase anyways, to be something at heart. So let’s not get all technical here. I love video games. And you know what some of the best video games happen to be about? You guessed it, or you better have. It’s not hard folks. The best video games, at least some, happen to be about zombies! Yes, zombies! Who doesn’t love zombies? Don’t answer that question wrong or I will eat your brains.

Call of Duty Black Ops Game Case

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For example, games that you can get on your cell phone. If you just go to the App store and type in zombie games, you can pull up at least 50 or more free zombie games you can download. That’s a lot.

There are also tons of video games that have to do with zombies. Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) is probably one of the major ones that people play. A few other examples are Left 4 Dead 2 (2009) and Resident Evil (1996). All of these are really more on the gory side, but not all of the video games are super bloody and violent that have to deal with zombies.

The newest version of the popular computer games, The Sims 3 even has zombies in it. They do eat your plants which is kind of a pain but other than that, they’re pretty harmless and go back to normal after the sun rises, sort of like a werewolf or something.

Sims 3 zombie

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My favorite zombie game though would have to be Plants vs. Zombies. Did you know it won like 30 awards? That’s pretty cool, right? I think so. And as I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned, my opinion is the one that matters here. My diary, so my rules. Maybe this whole diary thing isn’t so bad after all, maybe. Just don’t tell Dr. Smiley I said that.

Back to the game though, Plants vs. Zombies. In this game, you are trying to protect your house from the zombie invaders by using different kinds of plants to fight back and kill the zombies. I know it seems kind of self-hating, coming from a zombie and all, but it’s super addicting. I have it on my phone, the computer, Facebook, iPad and on my Xbox 360.

If you haven’t played it yet, you totally should. It’s cute, the little plants all have faces and the zombies are kind of silly looking but cute as well. Although I’d like to point out, they eat plants. So they’re like me, vegetarian zombies. And even though you are technically killing the zombies, their arms and heads fall off and stuff, it isn’t violent. It’s just silly.

 

Plants vs Zombies buckethead zombie

Photo by plantsvszombies.wikia.com

Now that I’ve talked about my favorite zombie game, I’m going to get back to playing it. Remember, don’t get bit.

Z