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The idea behind this blog is to share my opinions about Post-Apocalyptic Literature, Films and Ephemera as well as my random nattering on a regular basis.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

First. Reblog. Ever.

But worth it. Since I've been so busy with school, I've had no time to look for PA. Luckily I know lots of people who do. One of these is Megaton. He posted this jem about Project Noah. I am, quite fankly, intrigued.


What the hell is Project Noah? May 25th, 2010

OK, I’ll play along; I don’t mind being a tool of a corporate PR machine, at least when what they’re PR’ing actually seems to be pretty cool.

The blog at purports to describe a mysterious viral outbreak spreading across the country, closely followed by reports of literally monstrous attacks on survivors. Evidence pours in in the form of comments on the blog, emails, videos and even newspaper clippings outlining the spreading contagion.

What’s the point? It’s a viral site set up to promote an upcoming novel called The Passage by Justin Cronin. Early reviews are skewing toward “awesome” with the most common comparison being to The Stand.

You might have heard me mention that The Stand is my favorite book of all time, so I’m going to be all over The Passage when it comes out on June 8th.

Here’s one of the items of “evidence” sent in to the site.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Random Non PA post ...

So like I said in the last post ... no reading because of the need to work on my thesis. Well I got the rough draft done and turned in. My committee put their heads together and gave me a defense date of the 26th. That's right the day after tomorrow. (shit!) I, of course, freaked out. I don't know if I'm ready, what I need for it, what the defense is all about. The whole deal.

So yesterday and the day before I busted some serious ass and wrote a second draft. I feel much better about this one. I don't get that tight feeling in my chest when I think about what I've done anyhow.

I think what I've done this time is worth granting of a masters degree. I don't know for sure if just taking the comprehensive exams would have been easier. I've never been a fan of the easy way anyhow. As the anonymous bathroom-wall-writer said 'There's no use braggin' if you don't go all out'. Truer words were never spoken.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Efferent Reading ... the Horror ... the Horror

Some of you more observant readers might have noticed the book I've been reading has been the same for quite some time. Well I'll you in on a little something here. My life as of late has been non-stop professional literature that ties in to my thesis. It's all been very interesting and very informative but not the sort of stuff I'd post here. Since life has been literary I thought I'd do a literary post of sorts.

I found this gem of a film at Bookshelves Of Doom. I think it's funny. I need a good laugh about now.

So, yeah enjoy. Ill be watching 'Daybreakers' here soonish. May post about it may not. We'll see. Don't worry I haven't stopped loving death and destruction ... I'd just rather read about the destruction and not so much experience it.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Musical Interlude The Tenth

If the button is pushed, there's no runnin' away
There'll be no one to save, with the world in a grave