Pronouncing The Walking Dead Dead

The Walking Dead. I stopped watching after this season’s second episode. I haven’t seen it since. The narrative tone, the authorial position, have all changed drastically. These story lines weren't allegories masquerading as horror, with ultimate sympathies for the human race. Instead, the viewer became subjugated to a taunting, teasing author whose narrative, like Lucille, … Continue reading Pronouncing The Walking Dead Dead


New TWD Review: I got questions.

The main theme of which is: What have they done with Carol & how do we get her back? Please see my new review of last week's TWD episode at my sister site: http://twd-i-got-questions-lots-of-questions

New Sister Site for “The Walking Dead”

  My posts about The Walking Dead now have their own sister site: If you click on the second menu item above (just after "Blog Entries), you should be directed to that new site.   My normal content for The Laundry Years will resume on Monday, February 15th. Thank you!

2105 Badass Winners

I realized that this year, I also needed to invest some time in the positive. It's been a rough year for me personally, one in which I learned as much about myself, as I did about the world around me and the people close to me. I was surprised (and proud) of the first. The … Continue reading 2105 Badass Winners

Why I write – A call to Arms

In short, writers need to make the political personal. Very personal. Over the past week, I've had several encounters that have forced me to really look at my writing, especially my fiction: what I'm writing, whether I'm digging too deep, becoming too issue-oriented. My latest fictional venture was supposed to be a piece of pulp … Continue reading Why I write – A call to Arms

Mid-season finale –

I love If I planned on growing up one day, I'd want to write for them. Below is a link to a review of last night's episode. To be honest, I've always been one to draw the wool over my own eyes - so in love I am with TWD that I've only explored … Continue reading Mid-season finale –

Interesting TV Review

So this is a pretty interesting take on the way the Glenn problem was told in TWD. It's critical of it from a story-telling perspective, and finds it a rather gimmicky. The article is a pretty interesting read of TV criticism, a cut above some of what's out there. The article reminds me I … Continue reading Interesting TV Review

Can’t seem to find that line between fact and fiction …

The Walking Dead, Season 5-6: Battered, beaten refuges from a violent, brutal, unruly world of ruthless people and harsh adversity come to the gates of a self-sustaining, affluent community of well-meaning people, seeking shelter, safety and a home. A group of bloodthirsty savages with no sense of humanity lurk outside, posing a danger to anyone who crosses … Continue reading Can’t seem to find that line between fact and fiction …

TWD as Epic con’t

Quick Item: Descent to underworld requirement: Episode when Rick is in the prison, following Lori's deaath, and he goes into a deserted part of the prison, answers the phone and hears the dead. Requirements: Descent to hell: in our cultures, hell is for sinners, damned people. In our society, we "damn" or judge people and … Continue reading TWD as Epic con’t

Deanna, TWD and the Social Order

Update: Post-11.22.15 Episode: Deanna may have a screw loose. It's one thing if those plans are for survival within reinforced walls and protection. But she wants to expand? Optimistic, yes. Prudent? Not exactly at this juncture. Other things may need to be prioritized first.   The other day I was thinking and I had an … Continue reading Deanna, TWD and the Social Order

Last Night’s Episode

A lot of Deus Ex Machina in last night’s episode. And a few problems. Abraham & the Hand of God: Abraham got story time last night, and with that, the Hand of God that reaches down and make sure that “the table is set.” At every turn in his journey through the remnants of civilization … Continue reading Last Night’s Episode

Link blast: TWD Heartthrob Alert & My Geeky Moment

There are spoiler alerts in the below link, but it's oh so worthwhile just to read the phrase at the end:  "Schrödinger's Glenn." (I am so unhappy I didn't think of that). I'm not as far along in the books as the author (I have to wait for the ebooks to be available from … Continue reading Link blast: TWD Heartthrob Alert & My Geeky Moment

In a Nutshell

I've been toying with writing a long apologetic on my fascination with TWD. Then it hit me this morning: I don't have to. I can do this in 107 words. In "Forget" (5.13?) Sasha lashes out at an Alexandrian who's worried that she might not make the right comfort meal for her. Sasha's indignant at the … Continue reading In a Nutshell

TWD as Epic Poem: Seriously, I’m not kidding

Does The Walking Dead qualify as our generation’s Epic Tale, in the literary sense, in the newest popular medium: TV/Film? From is a list of the requirements for an Epic Poem, which pretty much conforms to my recollection of my eleventh-grade English class: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ It is a long narrative about a serious or worthy … Continue reading TWD as Epic Poem: Seriously, I’m not kidding

TWD: T-15 and counting …

*** Graphic Novel Spoiler Alert *** My writer friend and I were talking about TWD last week, sharing our frustration that the "Is He is or is He ain't my Zombie" question (viz a vis Glenn) for ninety minutes of Morgan exposition. For both of us, it seemed a disappointing ratings trick for a show … Continue reading TWD: T-15 and counting …