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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.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


A quick one here. At the post-apocalyptic forums we just got the 70th member. Goes by the handle bmb. He is the author of a fairly righteous webcomic called 'Kranburn'.

Bmb describes it as:

"a post-apocalypse webcomic based in Australia, it’s a ‘nearly everyone died in a plague’ kind of apocalypse so the landscape isn’t blasted, more nature slowly taking back over. Also its more semi-real, so no mutants or robots etc (not that there’s anything wrong with a Fallout/STALKER type universe, its just not mine).There’s 44 pages up so far and it updates every Monday. suggested for mature readers, the violence gets a bit nasty and there is the odd (chortle) swear word."

I'm only seven pages in and hooked.

Check it out won't you please? Kranburn

And I'm still working on a new post to catch up. No worries.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

More PA from The Twilight Zone

So yeah, I've not gotten the new post done. Maybe I'm just tired of typing? Yup bet that's it. Anyhow I found another PA jem from the 80s.

... and after much trying and a little more bad luck, it turns out that for whatever reason if you'd like to view 'Quarantine' you need to do so at Youtube. Not to worry, I'll provide the link.

It takes place something like 350 years in the future. People in this time live a lot like people did in the 1800s I'd say. To the outsider they are primitive. A closer look reveals (in true 'Zone' form) what's really going on.

So here it is at last Quarantine in three parts. ONE, TWO, THREE. Enjoy.

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Little Peace and Quiet

I haven't gotten around to a new post yet today. What I did get around to is watching some episodes of the 'Middle' Twilight Zone. It came from the 80s. I remember being completely in love with this series when I was a young mawn. And also Tales From The Darkside and Freddy's Nightmares.

One episode in particularly scared the liver out my younger self. I thought forever that it had been called 'The Amulet'. Not the case. It's really called 'A Little Peace and Quiet'. It's a new and frightening take on 'The Last Man' theme of apocalyptic fiction. The echoey qualities to her voice at the end are just plain unnerving. Here is in all its glory: A Little Peace and Quiet

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Musical Interlude The Eleventh

'cause I'm praying for rain
I'm praying for tidal waves
I wanna see the ground give way
I wanna watch it all go down

And in other news, I graduated from the master's program yesterday. The final revisions to the thesis are now done. Full title is 'Connecting Reading and Writing to Improve Student Perceptions of Writing.'

What I'm getting at is that I've been reading like gangbusters again. So look for a new catching-up post tomorrow where I'll regale you all with my thoughts about Battle Circle by Piers Anthony and Neena Gathering by Valerie Nieman (and my own personal brand of nitwittery). See you then.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Neena Gathering by Valerie Nieman Colander

"We have a new wilderness. Not the wilderness William Bradford found at Plymouth Plantation and called hideous, and not the one that Thoreau knew. This wilderness is one we made ourselves. A wilderness of broken things, abandoned things."

- Arden the Change