Bowie V. Ibarra
As we got into week 2, my weekend got busy before I had a chance to do some 'Wild Speculation'. Good thing my buddy and fellow Permuted Press author R Thomas Riley, writer of If God Doesn't Show, pitched in before the show. Here's what he predicted would go down:
-- So we're one episode into season 4. How was it, an incremental improvement over last season. We're still at the prison, though.
1) we're gonna see what's left of Woodbury and how those survivors are going to interact with the core group
2) obviously the walker virus has jumped species, not an original idea, granted, but it definitely expands the danger
3) Carl isn't a boy anymore and he's going to clash with his father and the rest of the group in the coming issues.
4) as the group gets bigger, definitely expect Rick to want to break away because he misses the Ricktatorship days --
Not a bad prediction for the next show and the rest of the season. Here's some notes from 'Infected'.
ARE THE WRITERS OF 'THE WALKING DEAD' READING WAYNE SIMMONS OR JACKIE DRUGA BOOKS?
It was kind of funny to see some of the people in the prison developing 'flu-like symptoms' on the onset of the killer bug everyone might be getting. It immediately reminded me of the outstanding zombie horror title Flu by Wayne Simmons that takes place in Ireland. There's even another zombie-themed book with a sickness-first theme called 'The Flu' by Jackie Druga from Permuted Press.
Look who is ahead of the curve! Both are highly recommended and were doing 'flu' based zombie horror before flu-based zombie horror was cool.
LOOKS LIKE THAT WHOLE BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGEN/BODILY FLUIDS THING IS THE NEW HOTNESS
Not like blood-borne pathogens are anything new, but it seems like they've been emphasized this episode. The pig blood splashing on Rick made me really, really nervous.
There's been lots and lots of kissing, too, sharing some saliva. Now I don't anticipate any kind of 28 Weeks Later craziness, but its time to take some time out and not make out anymore. I'm going to have to follow up on some predictions with the 'Wild Speculation' later this week.
We'll see how this continues to build next week. See you then.
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BOWIE V. IBARRA earned his BFA in Acting and MA in Theatre History from Texas State University. Network with Bowie at his official website, ZombieBloodFights.com today.