It started about a month ago, back when I started talking more about my upcoming book, How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse.
Suddenly, people started sending me...zombie stuff!!
Well, maybe not stuff, per se, but links, photos and various stories about all things zombie.
At first, I wasn't sure what to do with it all. I mean, I write zombies. I'm not an actual zombie.
Then my husband bought me a new action figure. It was a Walking Dead Rick Grimes Blood Spattered Variant. (I kid you not. I can't make this up.) And then he ordered a zombie bobble head for me. Both now live in my cubicle at the office.
I wondered, at first. Will people think I'm weird? Being Zombie Girl isn't normal, right?
And then I realized I didn't care. I love it. Zombies give me the creeps. They give me nightmares. They also give me a way to explore some of the darker corners of humanity...the tendency to lose moral grounding, to kill, to give up those things we all hold dear.
It's a great nightmare to explore, no?
So now, let me say, with much enthusiasm and affection: I AM ZOMBIE GIRL.
Here's a quick roundup of things that I'm following today that are zombie-related, just for your reading pleasure:
- If anyone is NOT following this story about one man eating another man's face, they're crazy. Is this a sign of the impending Zombie Apocalypse? Will I sleep with my baseball bat close to my bed tonight? Maybe, and YES.
- There was a Zombie Walk! In Brooklyn! If anything's gonna get me to abandon my newly placed Southern roots, this will! I so want to see what I'd look like as a zombie!
- And finally...a scholar debates the implications of a zombie apocalypse on taxes. Since nothing in life is certain but death and taxes...when you throw one on its heel, how will the other have to change? It's a great question!
Thanks to all who've sent me links and photos so far. Keep 'em coming - I'm having a great time with them all!