Walking Dead S06E16

Walking Dead proved once again they have no respect for their audience. They don’t know how to pace a show & just drawing it out & pretend it’s a cliffhanger. It’s “Glen’s Dead! Wink wink!” all over again. For one, this episode didn’t need to be 90 minutes long. It could have easily fit in 60 minutes, and still amp up the drama from what we saw. And if this episode was truly about Rick’s downfall, as Kirkman & Gimple are claiming now, and not about who died, they could have done it much better without leaving us with the crappy ending we got. Instead, they’re blatantly screwing with viewers, and not even delivering on their goals very well.

So I decided to rewrite the episode. After the jump!

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My Walking Dead Prediction

Prediction for what might end up being spoilers! Definitely spoilers for the comic.

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Maggie meets Lucille. This keeps in the spirit of the comic, and still ups the ante. Walking Dead has proven they don’t know what to do with a baby storyline with Rick’s kid, so they’ll deal with Maggie before adding another kid to the mix.

Although Maggie was already grabbing her belly in pain? Maybe that story ends up with a miscarriage resulting in a walker fetus? Perhaps a bit too far for TV. But then Glen can fulfill his comic destiny. Or they replace Glen with Michonne because she hasn’t done anything all season other than be happy, and people can’t be allowed to be happy in the zombie apocalypse.

#4ColorRemix Panels Sent, More Available!

Links to panels have been sent out to everyone who’s requested one. I picked a short, two page story this time, since we’ve only got a handful of people participating so far. There’s still 6 panels up for grabs, so if you get one done and want to do another just ask!

Send me a message on twitter to participate (@agdtinman), and use the #4ColorRemix hashtag.

Deets:

  • The image above is a sample of what I’d send you to remix in your own style.
  • In order to combine them all back together, you’ll have to stick with the dimensions of the original.
  • Either reincorporate speech bubbles with a similar font size, or leave enough space so I can re-add the text myself (if you don’t want to deal with fonts & bubbles.)
  • There’s no current time constraints, it all depends on how many people are interested.
  • Have fun!

4 Color Remix

Time for a new project! In the vein of the Covered blog, which artists redo comic covers, I want to put together a whole story based on a classic 40′s pulp sci-fi comic. The idea is that each person who participates would get one random panel to recreate in whatever way they would like (sketch, doodle, photographs, LEGO, paint, etc.), as long as it fits the same size/dimensions as the original. Then I’ll combine them all back together to recreate the story.

You don’t have to be a good artist to participate. It’ll be awesome just to see everyone’s different styles and takes on the panels! I have no idea if it will still be readable, or understandable, but there’s no doubt it will be awesome!

Send me a message on twitter to participate (@agdtinman), and use the #4ColorRemix hashtag.

Deets:

  • The image above is a sample of what I’d send you to remix in your own style.
  • In order to combine them all back together, you’ll have to stick with the dimensions of the original.
  • Either reincorporate speech bubbles with a similar font size, or leave enough space so I can re-add the text myself (if you don’t want to deal with fonts & bubbles.)
  • There’s no current time constraints, it all depends on how many people are interested.
  • Have fun!

Monday, April 5, 2010

I’m getting around to re-reading the journal I kept while on my trip down the California coast last summer. At the end of each day before going to sleep I would lay with my journal and write for a while. I wanted to revisit it, and finally get around to posting the rest of the photos from my trip. I won’t be posting all of my journal here, but I will transcribe most of it.

8/15

With all the nervousness + planning last night I didn’t get to bed until 3. I had palnned on getting up at 9, but that was out the window when I first hit the alarm. After waking up at 10, I decided to take my time and not rush leaving (mistake!) I showered and finished the dishes, took out the trash, went for an egg bagel and coffee at Noah’s and came back to finally load the bike. It was like a game of tetris, but none of the pieces were square, just a mass of lumps that I had to make fit.

And i finally all did! I felt I had room to spare too! I mad sure everything was super secure, took a deep breath, and took off.

I got to Tacoma really quickly, but the drive between Tacoma and Olympia is pretty nondescript, and I thought I had taken a wrong turn. Olympia finally surfaced, and I made my first stop.

When I did, I found out the cover on my left side of the bike had dislodged and was hanging off. I must not have reattached it well after checking the fuses. I secured it , got some water and drank it all at the gas station, then spend half an hour looking for zip ties to be sure the plate was scure. Didn’t find a place so I took off again, but on 101N, not S, so I had to turn around (only a 2 mi. detour).

The ride to Aberdeen was FREEZING. I had left Seattle sweating. I think it was 70 when I took off. I put on another layer under my jacket and decided to look for long underwear/johns/thermals. None in Aberdeen, but I did find zip ties + a watch so I can tell time w/o my cellphone on. Aberdeen looks like any other old coastal down, one way “Main Streets” with the other direction a block away. Lots of old mining + logging stuff.

I ate at a place I think called Billy’s. Looked old + unique, had a bar. I ate a yak hamburger. I twas pretty good. I’m determined not to eat at a chain (even though I shopped at Aberdeen Walmart).

Finally I made it to 101. The first section was through logging forests. Big hills with curvy ups + downs. This was a lot of fun, but very cold. There was no sun, maybe 60 out. Aberdeen was bright + nice, but 65 is nice when you’re not going 55 mph.

It took a while (and an addition of another long tshirt) but I made it to Astoria + Oregon! The bridge in was amazing.

Half an hour before, I had stopped to add the shirt, and took some pictures. The brown grass lit by the sun, in the middle of the water, with silhouetted hills in the background were amazing.

Anyway, found long johns in Fred Myer in Astoria and put them on in the bathroom there. 7:30pm + ~60mi. to Tillamuk, which would be my 250 mi. for the day, I was cutting it too close, but pushed on.

Checked for any campsite within 30 mi of Tillamuck with no luck. Definitely getting dark. Huge cliffs menacing against the dark sky + ocean. I started looking for hotels too, but all “No Vancancy” signs were lit. ~2 miles from Tillamuck there was an RV park w/ camps ites. I was so relieved. It was at least 9:15 and pitch black. nice woman checked min in, got me fire wood, so I started that up, set up the tent and started relaxing. Drank a canteen of water, stopped used complete sentances. Stared at the starts for 15 minutes and saw two shooting stars.

Then I threw all the wood in the fire so I could see to write this. Time for bed.

Oh yeah, plan for tomorrow: Last start park in Oregon. 282 mi from where I am now. I’m getting up at 7:30 hopefully! Wooo! 7.5 hrs sleep! Vacation!

See photos from this day here.

RRoD

RRoD

So I finally buy Guitar Hero II, and it was a total blast. That is, up until the point where my Xbox couldn’t handle how hard I rocked and gave up the ghost. It froze, and when I restarted my xbox, it gave me the horrible red ring of death.

What makes this turn of events sting even more is that the Gamestop I was picking it up at HAD Wiis IN STOCK! As I was buying GHII I told the clerk, “It’s reeeeeaaaaally tempting, but I think I’m going to pass on the Wii.”

Dammit.

Maybe there will be extra retail boxes at Bungie I can borrow for the 4 WEEKS it is said to take to get my 360 “repaired”.