The Walking Dead – Negan

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I’d like to say, before this Sunday’s mid winter finale of The Walking Dead, that I find Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s portrayal of Negan charming, irreverent, and dead on sexy.

In last Sunday night’s episode, ‘Sing Me A Song,’ he was funny, sexy, and scary all at the same time.

He’s the kind of guy that you’re secretly attracted to but would never admit it to anyone, not even your best friend.   He’s the guy you hide in the bedroom closet.

 

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
Jared Anderson
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust
STALKED! By Voices

 

You Taste Better Than We Thought

 

Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.

 

As a beginning writer I’m always struggling trying to find my moral compass in terms of what should and shouldn’t be put in black and white.

Case in point last year’s episode of ‘The Walking Dead’ entitled, ‘A’ in which Rick’s son, Carl, was raped by a grown man. The episode kept me up the entire night. Never in a million years would have written it that way. Because, actually seeing a grown man with his dick up a child’s ass was too far for me to go as a writer.

But, on the other hand, I had reasoned that it would be Michonne who’d be raped, as I’m sure other viewers had also thought. And that was expected and acceptable. And then I had to reprimand myself for thinking that the rape of a grown woman was somehow less brutal than the rape of a child. And that put me in another moral dilemma. So, I dodged the issue by NOT writing about it at all. And I completely missed it, that that is the point of good writing – to make the reader or viewer think. To keep them engaged in the story.

And last night’s show, Strangers – In A Strange Land just absolutely blew my mind.
I know right away, you’re thinking that the show was about how far would you go to survive. But for me it wasn’t. After I got over the nausea, last night’s Walking Dead show made me think, “How much should you let someone else influence your personal choices?”

Those people did not have to turn to cannibalism to survive. Look at Rick and his group, out scrounging for food. But because someone, who was probably a psychopath to begin with, whispered into their ear (planted a seed) ‘You are either the butcher or the cattle,’ they completely shed their humanity and turned themselves into something less than a ‘walker.’
THINK “Who are you letting influence your personal choices?”

 

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

By

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Ruby Sanders
One Three Thirteen
STALKED! By Voices
Flight 404

 

 

My Potpourri For The Week

 

 

First thing, Last week’s episode of The Walking Dead. The episode kept me up all night because it ran so true. By now all of you know that I’m a victim of stalking. But what most of you don’t is how many times at the beginning of it that I sought help and was told that my teenage stalker was just pulling a teen prank and I quote, ‘she’ll grow out of it.’ No she didn’t. Rather, she grew into it. She got better at it. So much so, that she’s able to convince ‘community minded adults’, who should know better, that her constant screaming and stalking is somehow doing me, in particular, a favor. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Didn’t you wonder why the Tyreese character kept saying, “We’ve got water.  Plenty of water.”  Maybe it wasn’t the pigs that made everyone sick, but the mice (the dead ones dropped into the group’s water supply).

Two.  The Plane. The Plane.  I know I shouldn’t write this because it might be incitefull, as in riotous.  But the truth of the matter is, 

1.  We may never know what happened.

2.  Aliens already have enough people and if they needed more, all they have to do is ask and there’d be a stampede of volunteers.

3. If the plane didn’t sink and landed, The United States does not negotiate with terrorist, especially for money.

Three. The Happiness Project.  When do you let go of a dream?   With sincere regards to L’Wren Scott and her family, before it kills your spirit.  And then you do the unthinkable.

Four.  Scandal.  Bear in mind that I work second shift, so I haven’t seen last night’s episode of Scandal.  But I truly hope that he shot Cyrus’ husband.  Why.  Because the guy is a whinner.  A major league whinner.  He’s always demanding that Cyrus meet his every need and do the impossible, make him happy.  He knew, or should have known what he was getting into by marrying Cyrus.  And if he didn’t, he should have called it a draw, and ran up out of there as fast as his expensive designer loafers could carry him. 

But most of all, when you’re in that position, you should definately have a line that you won’t cross for lover or money.  And he didn’t. 

Five.  The View this Friday morning with a lively discussion on  ‘lights on or off.  And later the book, “It’s Just a Fxxxing Date.” 

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18081599-it-s-just-a-f-ing-date

My hint.  Make sure the man loves you more, or at the very least let him think so.  You’ll stay married longer.

 

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

By
Eliza Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
STALKED! By Voices

 

Walking Dead Writers – You Made My Day

I wish to thank the writers of AMC’s series, ‘The Walking Dead.’ I’m sure it’s nothing more than a co-incidence but two episodes in particular caught my eye.

The first being Season 4’s opener, ‘30 Days Without an Accident.’ That plane on the roof top of the grocery store bore such a resemblance to the cover of my book, ‘Flight 404, that I had to do a double take.

 And then there was last night’s episode, ‘Claims.’ The scene with Rick falling asleep in the bed and waking upon hearing men moving around downstairs was straight off my blog, ‘onethreethirteen.wordpress.com’, especially the part where he climbed out the window.

http://onethreethirteen.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/onethreethirteen-chapter-4/

I found myself coaching Rick through the scene. It was wonderful seeing the scene come to life on the screen.

Thank you so much. And it’s really good to know someone is reading my blog.

One other thing, from you guys, I learned ‘fearless writing.’

If I’d been writing the show,  before learning how very important it is to write fearlessly, I would have had the characters hiding out atop Stone Mountain surrounded by a brick wall. They would have been safe and secure, and the show would have been cancelled after Season 1.

Shaking in my seat.

 

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

By
Eliza Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
STALKED! By Voices
http://onethreethirteen.wordpress.com