Things have been quiet on the writing front of late; spending a lot more time engrossed in other activities that may help things later down the line but for the moment are just distracting.
Today I have played Dead Island, dug into Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux and watched Zombieland. These activities have brought me to two conclusions.
Conclusion the first: If an outbreak ever occurs I will be one of the best people to be teamed up with. I have the plans, the training and the knowledge to deal with any level of zombie infestation.
Conclusion the second: I am getting pissed off with the sheer amount of zombie media out right now. In all honesty it may be said that I'm getting to hate zombies; and not just in the "Oh gods, I now need to kill everyone because they are infested" kind of hate. More of a "If I read one more zombie novel/play one more zombie game/see one more zombie movie or TV series I may be forced to start killing people in a Kill Bill themed katana fight.
I wish I could say that separating myself from undead media was as easy as that, but it isn't.
These days every other Young Adult novel is about zombies of some kind (I think about half my reviews at Burn Bright are in that general theme), every other game has zombies or similar (Dead Island, Left for Dead [not technically zombies as the Australian ratings board will point out], and pretty much every Bioware game), and the cinema and television are no better.
The general message of this rant is to writers of any form of zombie media: Either bring on the zombies or just shut up for a few months so I can get some peace.