IY: Fantasy Creatures – Zombies – Whuuuut?


This blog is a bit of a scattered mess.

No, no, don’t shake your head, it is. But I like that about it. I rarely know what I want to discuss until I sit down to write and that type of spontaneity is kinda nice. It’s also a bit knackering and I’m starting to learn that ‘seat of the pants’ just isn’t me if I want to stay sane. Well . . . to some degree, but I also like need structure (you’ve seen my goal lists, right?).

checking off feedbackTo that end, blog posts from now will have a bit of structure!

Woohooo. Laaah-laaah-di-daaah.

I’ll pick a subject, split it into chunks and chat about one of those chunks for the month. The following month I’ll go onto the next chunk, then the next and the next until the subject is exhausted. Then I’ll pick a new one. ^_^

How does that sound to you?

From the title of this post, you can probably guess that the subject I’ve decided to cover for the foreseeable future is ‘fantasy creatures.’ Because . . . yey! ^_^ And, because I’m backwards (and not at all influenced by a great film I watched late last week), I’m starting with right at the arse-end of the alphabet with zombies.

line break, swirling graphics, from openclipart

So . . . zombies.

Those slow moving, dead faced, icky skinned, dead things that shuffle around moaning ‘braaaains . . . braaaaaaaaaaaaaains.’

Kinda cool.Michael jackson thriller zombie - clipart

I know very little about them. I’ve never written about them, I don’t read about them, but I do know they’re a genre specific creature that seems to pop up more and more wherever I turn my head.

Just last week I watched Warm Bodies, a film I’d heard of previously but never managed to see (thanks for the heads up, Pippa!). Even I, a zombie-layman, could see that this was something new and I spent a wonderful hour and a half learning about what passes for a zombie in 2015. Looks like the Resident Evil franchise has a looooot of catching up to do if > > > > zombies can spontaneously become human again with the right dose of love and affection :-).

Yes, that WAS a spoiler. If you want to read it, highlight the whole of the previous paragraph (or from > > > > up to the smiling emoticon) and the spoiler text will become visible.

My first encounter with zombies in any significant way was probably Resident Evil. The films rather than the games (both of which are AWESOME) by the way. The film franchise stars Milla Jovovitch *drool* and features some of the most brilliant stunt choreography and CGI I’ve seen for ages. The games . . . well, let’s just say I still think about Resident Evil 4 and think ‘I can play this one more time. I mean, I know what’s coming, right? It’s not going to scare me this time. It’s not going to- OH MY FUCKING GOD!’

Huh. Guess I know a little more about zombies than I thought.

^_^ This is gonna be FUN!

bloodied zombie from wikimedia commons

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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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One Response to IY: Fantasy Creatures – Zombies – Whuuuut?

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