When Love, Actually Misses You, You Wait for Death Among the Walking Dead

As the old year turns to the new, we become reflective.  We think of our blessings, trials, challenges, and our hopes and dreams for the year to come.  When we consider all this, it’s only natural we think of love.  What, after all, is more important than love?  Perhaps no modern cinematic tale more accurately (or more hauntingly) presents love’s all-important nature than 2003’s Love, Actually.  I’ve always loved (hmm…that seems redundant) this film because it celebrates love in so many shapes and forms.  It shows us romantic love, platonic love, familial love, sacrificial love, unrequited love, new love, old love, love won…and love lost.  Of it all, Mark’s story teaches us the most important lesson.  We should pay attention, careful to heed its warning. Continue reading

Walking Through The Walking Dead (Season Six): Who’s the Real Villain Here?

I did another guest post for Kalie over at Just Dread-Full!  This is a look back at the last season of The Walking Dead and the introduction of (from my knowledge) their soon-to-become super villain Negan.  I examine what makes a villain and do a little contrasting between the roles of hero and villain.  It’s also another attempt to help allay some my anxiety in obsessing over what may happen in the Season Seven premiere by focusing on the last season instead!  Soooo if apocalyptic zombie-fueled reflections on heroes and villains sounds like a fun and exciting way to spend a little part of your day, you should totally click here and read it!  Please and thank you :).

My Comic Book Confessions (Vol. 2)

A few months ago I did a post revealing my deep, dark comic secret – I’m not a fan of Batman.  (I just don’t see the appeal!  Sigh…but that was the story of another post.)  I found the act of getting that off my chest and sharing it to be cathartic.  So I’ve decided to do so again.  In a timely piece, given the build up to the Season Seven premiere this weekend, I wanted to spend a little time talking about Robert Kirkman’s MEGA comic book hit The Walking Dead. Continue reading

Top Five Wednesday – Welcome to the Family!

Top Five LogoIt’s Wednesday once more and this week our creative stewards over at Goodreads have issued another exciting reflective challenge.  This time around we’re to pick the top five characters – whether speaking generally or specifically – we’d like to have as family.  I’ve said before these T5W posts can lead me down a rabbit hole of hours and hours of analyzing, reworking, and over-thinking.  But this was another easy week!  My #1 choice came to me in a matter of moments and the rest of the list followed shortly after.  And I certainly had a lot of fun with this one too.   Continue reading