Showing posts from April, 2013

Zombie Apocalypse . . . what the?

I have a kid in class this year--he loves zombies. He's also really clever too, manages to fit zombies into almost all of his journal entries. One of the best was on the topic of Romeo and Juliet. I'd asked on whom can blame for the tragedy me set? My horror loving kid went through all the usual suspects, analyzing their part in the tragedy to dismiss them and eventually settled on the real culprit--a time traveling, zombie Mitt Romney! I was in stitches! Needless to say, he didn't get that journal back. I kept a copy.

I was also on a panel at CapriCon in February about zombies and vampires--why are they so popular? We had a lot of theories and great discussion. We came to no real solid conclusions, but overall believed that both zombies and vampires represent aspects of humanity that we fear and crave. The vampire--the allure, the predator and prey . . . The zombie--everything the vampire is not, mindless hunger, the loss of humanity. It was a lot of fun.

I also read a ne…