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Dawn of the Dead

I will admit that I had MAJOR bias going into this movie. Everyone knows my feelings about movie remakes. It’s one thing to remake a movie if you are attempting to bring it closer to the original source material (like the upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory); but in this case the first Dawn of the Dead WAS the original source. Strike one! I have also made it know to friends (and anyone else who will listen) that zombies are not fast! They are relentless monsters that can not be stopped short of popping them in the head, granted they are slow and shambling, but relentless none the less. What’s creepier, a fast moving foe who kills you fast or a slow lumbering beast that gives you time to ponder your own demise? Strike two! I really didn’t want to see this movie, it insulted the horror purist in me. One of my friends presented me with a proposition: She had two free passes, so in a way (she claimed) I would be taking money AWAY from the film by filling two seats without paying for them – and she’d buy the popcorn. Somehow I was able to justify seeing this movie now. Most of my friends didn’t understand, and I couldn’t blame them. It didn’t matter that the early reviews were very positive. The film was a pox upon Romero’s original. I would be dead to them if I went. I had made my choice. At 7:10 in the evening I entered the theater…

So, did like the damn thing?

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The Hardest Writing of All

I enjoy writing in all its forms (with the exception of poetry, not in me). I love nothing more then sitting down at a computer or a pad and pen and bringing tales to life. The characters jump out to me, they come to life before my very eyes. Indeed, I often only need the barest of plot and outline, the characters themselves deal with the situation in a realistic manner. I simply give them life. Although we may not admit it, most writers have more in common with Dr. Frankenstein then our fellow storytellers. A writer may allow his or her characters to run wild, but we can still reign them in if the story gets out of control. This is true with any form of writing…well, almost any form.

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Breaking Up is Hard To Do

Your friendly neighborhood Geek is a kind-hearted man. He doesn’t like to drop the bomb on people, but sometimes a line must be drawn in the sand and a stance must be made. That line was drawn a week ago. And so, I had to make the sad, sad call…

“Listen (Bob) the circle has made a choice and have decided that you must go. It’s not you, it’s us”. Truth be told; it really was that person’s fault. You keep staring at a woman’s boobs while arguing with the DM; your ass is GONE! Oh, you thought I was talking about a personal relationship!? Ha! Ha! Ha! Please, no good Geek EVER dumps a love. We hang on to love for dear life! No, this break-up had to do with a (former) role player. I wish I could report as to how said person responded, alas I had to leave a message and have yet to hear back from said player. I doubt I will and that is fine with me. It did get me thinking about relationships and how Player Characters would handle a break-up…

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The Final Geek Taboo

I’ve long since come to terms with my pop culture geek status. I love Star Trek (except Voyager, SCREW Voyager), I love Star Wars (that love is waning though), I love horror movies, and I love comics. But, I have one final love… A love that even today I do not speak of openly to strangers. This is a love that is shared by many of my like minded brothers and sisters. But even in this enlightened day and age it is a love that we do not speak of among the public; alas this love can often make us pariah with our own kind…

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