Gather ’round, folks. Prepare to be enlightened. Last night, I finally got around to watching Dawn of the Dead, a quintessential zombie flick that I had just missed out on over the years. It definitely lived up to its seminal position in the ranks of zombie films, and I’m very glad that I watched it. Not that I enjoyed it particularly. In fact, I watched most of it at 1.5 speed on my blu-ray player (which turned it into Chipmunks of the Dead, more or less–quite amusing, really). No, I’m glad I watched it because Parker wouldn’t have missed it for the world, and now having seen it, I will work on the third draft of my book a bit more, honing and changing things to better fit with the movie. I’m even thinking about changing the title (again) to Pawn of the Dead, which I think is a cool fusion of Edding’s Pawn of Prophecy and this movie. Thoughts? (And yes, Janci–you were right. Thanks for making me watch it.) I give the movie 3 stars.

And just so that I’m not the only person getting enlightened this fine day, I shall share with you a tiny morsel of Fun. One of my favorite computer games when I was a kid was completely text based. No graphics at all. It was called Zork, and it was truly awesome. Today I found out you can play Zork from the comfort of your web browser. And not just Zork, but a slew of other text based games, as well. And if that isn’t Awesome, I don’t know what is. Check it out.

2 thoughts on “Enlightenment”

  1. I really like that title. A lot.
    Honestly, I couldn’t make it all the way through the film. The violence was too brutal for me. (Which is ironic, since it’s not the most realistic violence ever.) I got about halfway.
    But I’m glad you’re now zombie-cultured. Parker really would love that film.

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