It’s summer: cookouts, fireworks, taking the Harley out… well, just because. All the things that make summer great, but still I feel something is missing. A gap that keeps me awake at night. I miss The Walking Dead.
Ever since the season finale, I have tried not to think about who will be off the show next season. Sure, Fear the Walking Dead helped a bit, but now I am strangely longing for October. I guess it makes sense not to be around zombies in summer, after all imagine a horde of zombies who have been baking in the August sun for a few weeks. The smell alone would be an early warning system for survivors, “Oh look , Ron just started bazooka vomiting, must be a really big pack nearby. Maybe we should go around the other way!” Still I gotta get my zombie fix somehow, and here are a few ideas:
- BINGE WATCH – Yeah, I work from home most of the time, it allows me to binge out on shows. Pick your poison: Netflix, DVD, or On Demand there are so many ways to hit your favorite shows/episodes, or just go on a zombie watching spree of every movie Netflix has to offer. Personally, rewatching Evil Dead and Ash Vs. Evil Dead helped me through a particularly tough Tuesday.
- BINGE READ – So many zombie books out there and sooooo many in Ebook form (SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT – check out contributor Ian Page’s Sanctuary: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller on Amazon). Or you could pretty much kill the rest of July and august reading TWD, or the Evil Dead Comics to get your geek on.
- RANGE TIME – I personally like to hit the range and blast zombies, one in the chest to knock them back, one in the head to take them out. Zombie Targets make it just a little bit more fun for the friends and family. Range time not only helps to relieve stress, it also allows you practice for when the zombies come calling. There are a wide array of Targets, these are from YKY Limited (Yessss.. a second shameless plug… YIPPIE KI YAY…).
4. ZOMBIE PARTY – Okay so it may not have to be a zombie party, but get a few fans together, get some beer and your summer pool party turns into “WHO DID NEGAN KILL?”. Speculate and anticipate in a summer setting.
Last I have to give a shout out to the site that inspired this post: zombiefont.com. Playing with this great little web page generated our feature image and wasted about 20 minutes of my time. Add what you are doing this summer in the comments!