Fantastic Fest 2014: Aussie Zombie Comedy WYRMWOOD Delivers [Review]
In the last few years we’ve had zombies in Cuba and Africa, zombie found-footage pics, genuinely funny zombie comedies, hell, even “The Walking Dead”’s most recent season was its best so far. If you think about it, the zombie subgenre is the perfect platform for experimentation, and cheap or expensive, dead serious or super-cheesy, heady or just an excuse for excessive gore, there are still new stories to tell. Billed as “Dawn of the Dead” meets “Mad Max”, the new Australian film “Wyrmwood” earns its brain supper by simply being a ton of fun.

After a mysterious meteor shower turns select members of the populace into the undead, brother and sister Barry (Jay Gallagher) and Brooke (Bianca Bradey) are separated by miles of Aust [Continued ...] Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:44:33 +0000

Another good weekend for post-apocalyptic young adult fiction. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:37:07 +0000

Slayer AD Brings Dragon Slaying to the Post Apocalypse
Slayer A.D.’s creators want to mash together Sci-Fi, Horror, and Dragon Slaying in a post-apocalyptic world. When you think of a post apocalyptic … Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:50:42 +0000

Peckham PA model !
Last reply by isaaccauchi on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:12:20 +0000 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:12:20 +0000

Geek Girls
Fantasy post-apocalyptic shoot: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:09:50 +0000

… submissions. If you think your post got caught, feel free to shoot me a PM and I’ll take care of it. … Introducing The Post-Apocalyptic Variety Show! Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:45:07 +0000

Maze Runner is one of three post-apocalyptic sci-books written by James Dashner and yes, this might be your next Katniss Everdeen, well, sort of. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:39:54 +0000

Steampunk Post Apocalyptic Goth Industrial Zombie Mini Bodycon Dress Shredded Woven
Steampunk Post Apocalyptic Goth Industrial Zombie Mini Bodyc at undefined Steampunk Post Apocalyptic Goth Industrial Zombie Mini Bodycon Dress … Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:48:07 +0000

Postapocalyptic 01by TheXHS
My attempt to draw post-apocalyptic landscape. Pen and ink. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:39:27 +0000

Storslået sci-fi musikvideo
En gang i mellem er der nogen som sætter sig for at lave noget flot og storslået, ikke fordi det er deres job eller de får en økonomisk genvist ud af det, simpelthen fordi de har lyst. Det er lige netop hvad reddit brugeren amaklp har gjort, han har brugt tå måneder på at klippe […] Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:16:11 +0000

[H] X3: Terran Conflict, Post Apocalyptic Mayhem [W] Offers
[H] X3: Terran Conflict, Post Apocalyptic Mayhem [W] Offers · 0 Comments – Created by xeniaallen (+14/-0) 34 minutes ago. Please, don’t add me on … Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:27:36 +0000

Post Apocalyptic
Then there are few who are close enough to me that believe this can actually weather the post apocalyptic slipping interest. As much as I would like to … Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:46:26 +0000

The Quiet End: Episode 2 (Post Apocalyptic Series)
Related The Quiet End: Episode 2 (Post Apocalyptic Series). Topic: User, Posts: Views: Last Message. A Book Of Folklore, Joshua, 3844, 5885, jan 1 … Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:28:05 +0000

@khaledbeydoun And THIS doesn’t even make the News in the West. What a web they weave! They hide it right out in the open. Expand Collapse. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:09:48 +0000

Post Apocalyptic Hygiene Supplies
As we discussed in our recent article, Post Apocalyptic Self Care hygiene is important to health and never more important than during times of great … Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:57:06 +0000

On Movies: Junction of dystopia, dysfunction
In “The Maze Runner,” adapted from James Dashner’s postapocalyptic YA books, (from left) Kaya Scoderlario, Dylan O’Brien, Aml Ameen, and Jacob … Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:56:15 +0000

Google Street View Hack Turns Cities Into A Post-Apocalyptic Jungle
This hack allows you to navigate through the world’s cities as if it’s been left to decay and become a post-apocalyptic wilderness. The creator Einar … Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:35:07 +0000

Escape From Amersfoort post apocalyptic game
Yesterday I played in a lovely game at Ducosim in Amersfoor (NL) recreating Escape from New York. Plastic paratroopres landed in a gang-ridden hot … Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:08:16 +0000

Download This is the End 3: The Post-Apocalyptic Box Set (8 Book Collection)
Download This is the End 3: The Post-Apocalyptic Box Set (8 Book Collection) PDF Free Online We sell themes for the most commonly used CMS and … Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:06:55 +0000

Outlander Game Review (Post-Apocalyptic Videogame) This is a disappointing game set in a post-apocalyptic, Mad Max-style world. The driving gameplay is alright, albeit laggy, but the on-foot … Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:30:24 +0000

Post Apocalyptic Comedy Routine Brings Light To Racism And Racial Stereotyping The bit at the end makes me laugh but I think it makes a good point, judging people on racial … Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:34:08 +0000

Last reply by tiller92 on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:26:16 +0000 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:26:16 +0000

Soviet Ghosts by Photographer Rebecca Litchfield
Check out the book Soviet Ghosts by Photographer Rebecca Litchfield. About her book she states “My aim with the book was to capture the crumbling empire of the former Soviet Union, before it is gone completely.” and we agree completely. … Continue reading Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:44:50 +0000

Soviet Ghosts by Photographer Rebecca Litchfield
Check out the book Soviet Ghosts by Photographer Rebecca Litchfield. About her book she states “My aim with the book was to capture the crumbling empire of the former Soviet Union, before it is gone completely.” and we agree completely. … Continue reading Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:44:50 +0000

A anime that features a post-apocalyptic wasteland! How else would you expalin such mutations! This is gonna be fun! – Comment #2 added by … Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:36:36 +0000

Deviant Illustration more from Deviant Illustration. Gift-Silhouette. GIFT CARD TO MY BEST FRIEND You … Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:16:22 +0000

NASA asteroid defense system is a failure, says audit
They just need to talk to Bruce Willis and his crew if they need help ;) Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:06:01 +0000

NASA asteroid defense system is a failure, says audit
They just need to talk to Bruce Willis and his crew if they need help ;) Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:06:01 +0000

12-22: Later that night…
Frank made a distraction. Check out our Patreon! And don’t forget to check out Follower on Comic Chameleon! Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:26:37 +0000

Waking up on the verge of a post-Apocalyptic America
There is little probability that everyone will go to sleep one night and wake up the next day in a post-Apocalyptic America. Fact is, we don’t seem to … Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:49:07 +0000

Weekend Writing Warriors: An Excerpt from CITY OF SCARS

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Click on the image […]

The post Weekend Writing Warriors: An Excerpt from CITY OF SCARS appeared first on Steven Montano. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:00:12 +0000

Seattle Seahawks and Old Women: Over Charged

Contributed by Kathe Frahm

Old women lose. Some more than others. They could not understand how their Seahawks lost to the San Diego Chargers. Old women are really good at excuses. Some old women live their lives one excuse to the next. But with the ‘Hawks, excuses were all from a Mom point of view: it was too hot, refs favored the Chargers, etc.

It took a while to just say the Seahawks were outplayed. The women expected another win as a given. After all, their Seahawks were the Super Bowl winners, weren’t they?

Philip Rivers, trash-talking 33 year old QB of the Chargers scrambled, stayed in the pocket just long enough and his linemen covered him like a blanket. The women yelled for the defense to hit him in the knees.

Russell Wilson was left open to getting dropped, rushed, stopped and rendered only marginally effective. “Don’t hurt him,” they screamed.

The old women yelled for the Seahawks’ defense to get with it. A sense of foreboding surfaced when they watched the offensive line melt in the sunny San Diego heat.All the usual conversations came to a halt when one of the women mentioned Ray Rice.

They all had seen the elevator scene over and over. A few quiet comments were made about the bastard husbands who slap their wives and kids around. Old women can get real sad and sullen very quickly. The collection of women and men at the home reflects some hard times. They know even rich families suffer domestic abuse, not just women like them.

Football players are big and strong and have no business hitting their families for any reason. The one old man would like to get his wrinkled arthritic hands on a 2×4 and straighten that Rice kid out. The old women had to laugh at that vision of this skinny old guy with 4 teeth beating up a player.

It did take the gloom out of the room and the women got back to screaming for their boys to DO something.

The Rec Room bunch did agree that the Chargers played well, but thought some Seahawk could have tripped Antonio Gates on at least touchdown play. It was his game. They couldn’t take that away from him.

When it was all over, the old women said that their boys needed a reality check. The Seahawks would certainly feast on some horsemeat next week when the Broncos come to Seattle. 2014-09-20T15:48:00.001-07:00

Wasteland 2: The post-apocalyptic role-playing game you’ve been waiting for
I don’t even know this woman. I’ve never met her. I don’t know what she looks like, what her hopes and dreams were, what she liked to eat for … Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:03:45 +0000

Last reply by 0hk1y1g33 on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:39:21 +0000 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:39:21 +0000

*FREE* on Amazon KINDLE – FORAGER A Post Apocalyptic Novel
Last reply by sevensidedcube on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:47:21 +0000 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:47:21 +0000

12-21: All in favor?
Bad idea, worse idea. Rocks and hard places. In case you missed it, Messenger updated yesterday, too! And there’ll be another new page tomorrow! Whoa! This is all thanks to Patreon! Support our Patreon and help keep the comic going! Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:18:35 +0000

Where to Visit the Post-Apocalyptic Labyrinth of ‘The Maze Runner’ – Jaunted

Where to Visit the Post-Apocalyptic Labyrinth of ‘The Maze Runner’
Do you think you could survive The Maze? Starting today, Maze Runner fans will have the chance to test their skills in The Maze Runner Adventure – Live. Based on the movie, the new ride at Sydney’s Luna Park is set in the post-apocalyptic world where …
‘The Maze Runner’ Summary: Another Post-Apocalyptic Film, Is It Worth The TravelersToday
‘The Maze Runner’ Leads Box Office Wall Street Journal
‘Maze Runner’ finds way to box-office victory USA TODAY
Los Angeles Times  - TIME  -
all 766 news articles » Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:43:25 +0000

iBooks Promotion – 6 Book Paranormal Boxed Set – When Darkness Falls

Today, iBooks launched a major worldwide merchandising feature that includes 100 boxed sets, each priced at only 99c. And I’m excited to be part of it!! Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords invited me to take part. And so, together with five of my favourite fantasy/paranormal authors, we put together a boxed set specifically for this incredible month-long iBooks promotion. Here it is…
Six enthralling paranormal novels from six bestselling authors who know how 
to weave a gripping fantasy tale. From brooding vampires, ghosts and witches, 
to fallen angels, shifters and fae. Be enchanted with dark romances 
and sweeping adventures to take you away from the everyday. 
ONLY 99 cents for a limited time
Available to download now! 2014-09-19T12:05:00.000+01:00

“Z for Zachariah” wird verfilmt!
Kennt ihr das Buch Z For Zachariah *? Es handelt sich hierbei um einen echten Klassiker, den man als Fan des Genres einfach gelesen haben muss. Geschrieben von Robert C. O’Brien wurde das Buch postmortem im Jahr 1974 veröffentlicht. Es handelt von einer jungen Frau die mitten in Amerika lebt und scheinbar der letzte überlebende Mensch eines nuklearen […] Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:48:39 +0000

Your Next Apocalypse Vehicle
If you want to cruise the post-apocalyptic wasteland speedily, this is vehicle for you. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:31:39 +0000

Your Next Apocalypse Vehicle
If you want to cruise the post-apocalyptic wasteland speedily, this is vehicle for you. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:31:39 +0000

Thanks Apocalypse Rock
We’d like to again thank Apocalypse Rock for joining us for Ep. 31 Apocalypse Music and sharing their thoughts about music in the apocalypse and telling us about their upcoming film Apocalypse Rock. Be sure to catch Ep. 31 on … Continue reading Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:12:39 +0000

Thanks Apocalypse Rock
We’d like to again thank Apocalypse Rock for joining us for Ep. 31 Apocalypse Music and sharing their thoughts about music in the apocalypse and telling us about their upcoming film Apocalypse Rock. Be sure to catch Ep. 31 on … Continue reading Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:12:39 +0000

Lords Of Light! Thundarr The Barbarian At Con On The Cob!
Okay, okay, I’ve had more than one person email me, begging me to run a Thundarr the Barbarian session at Con on the Cob next month. I had not planned on doing so, but I’ve decided to run a game on Friday morning. However, to do so, I’ll need to cancel the Cartoon Action Hour game I had planned to run at that time. (I’ll plan to run CAH at a future event in 2015.)

Anyway, here at the details for the game if you’re interested in playing:

Friday 8 AM – Noon 
Mutant Future
Thundarr the Barbarian: “The Wizard’s Graveyard”
Demon dogs! The evil wizard Thraxx has discovered an Ancient weapon that will allow him to conquer Wash Dee-See! Legends tell of a powerful artifact long-ago buried in “The Wizard’s Graveyard” that could be the key to his downfall! Join Thundarr, Ookla, and Princess Ariel as they try to save the world of 3994 AD! Lords of Light! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:36:00 +0000

Among You release video

The post Among You release video appeared first on JACK WALLEN | the zombie king. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:56:07 +0000

THE MAZE RUNNER Delivers Thrills & Action Everyone Can Enjoy [Review]
Director Wes Ball has been toiling away at movie making for well over a decade. He made a couple of short films, worked in both the art and effects departments of some large projects and then in 2011 he made an impressive animated short titled Ruin (which you can, and should, watch online) which turned out to be the best possible calling card for the future director of The Maze Runner.

Based on the first novel of James Dashner’s quadrilogy, The Maze Runner is a sci-fi infused, post apocalyptic update on William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies.” Heck, you can even say it has traces of “Lost” and Cube what with the mysterious set-up and all.

Dylan O’Brien (likeable sidekick on MTV’s surprisingly good “Teen [Continued ...] Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:04:53 +0000

12-20: But is it dangerous?
Surprise! Today’s page is the first of a few extra updates coming up as a reward for reaching one of the milestones on our Patreon campaign! For additional rewards, check out our page on Patreon! Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:05:45 +0000

Growing Crops in Martian or Lunar Soil
“Our results show that in principle it is possible to grow crops and other plant species in Martian and Lunar soil simulants.” Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:32:46 +0000


from Half Life, by Eddo Hartmann


from Half Life, by Eddo Hartmann Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:29:17 +0000

The Bookseller and Nook Press
Very cool announcement from Nook Press this week about a partnership with The Bookseller in the UK to highlight 10 new self-published titles a month. The titles will be featured in The Booksellers We Love This Book magazine, and one would assume online at the Nook store as well. Kinda like the editors’ picks you see at […] Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:18:08 +0000

Winter is Coming, Are You Prepared?
It is wise to prepare for a cold, blustery winter before the season begins. Emergency preparedness is of the utmost importance. The following recommendations will help you […] Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:02:17 +0000

Makes it worthwhile
Got this email out of the blue a few days ago from a student I taught around six years ago. As a teacher and writer, this made my day. “…continued my fascination with writing, which you encouraged me in from the get go. I won a few competitions and met some pretty amazing people thanks to you. And guess what thanks to you I’m gonna be a teacher, yep you inspired me. I would really love to keep in contact since you have become such an extraordinary writer. It really gives me some hope that [...] Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:15:41 GMT

Ruminations on Exclusivity
Ready for some cardio? Let’s talk exclusivity. Amazon has long made exclusivity a major part of their publishing campaign. With the introduction of KDP Select in late 2011, Amazon began offering merchandising opportunities to authors who published on Amazon and no where else. This has always been a controversial and unpopular move. The #1 decision many authors face […] Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:54:19 +0000

Pathologic – cooles Kickstarter Projekt
Eine Seuche in einer surrealen Welt, düstere Geheimnisse, verstörende Kreaturen und der Kampf ums  nackte Überleben. Was sich anhört wie ein Scifi-Drama  à la Walking Dead ist in Wirklichkeit ein fantasievolles, fast schon apokalyptisch anmutendes Open-World Adventure und das meiner Meinung nach zur Zeit spannendste Kickstarter Projekt. Diese Atmosphäre ist einzigartig und wenn daraus wirklich […] Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:21:33 +0000

Trailer til The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay
Så kom den første trailer til The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay (part 1) og det ser faktisk rigtig godt ud. Som lovet er stemingen blevet mere dyster og vi får nu fuld krig i de 13 distrikter. The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1, rammer de danske biografer 19. november. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:56:59 +0000

To apokalyptiske premierefilm i denne uge
I morgen får vi præmiere på hele to film som er interessante set med apokalyptiske øjne. Den første er filmatiseringen af den post-apokalyptiske teenage-roman The Maze Runner med Dylan O’Brien i hovedrollen som drengen Thomas der vågner op uden hukommelse i en kæmpe labyrint. Historien beskrives som post-apokalyptisk, og trailerne har da også samme stil […] Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:37:13 +0000

Episode 68: Defiance to the End (Defiance S2 Eps9-13)

The second season of the SyFy series Defiance is now historical, and your Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O’Connell are here to walk you through the final five episodes.  Will the Earth survive?  Could the Mayor possibly be ANY more stalkery?  Will Stahma ever tell the truth to anyone anywhere EVER?  Jump in and find out. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:48:00 +0000

Episode 68: Defiance to the End (Defiance S2 Eps9-13)

The second season of the SyFy series Defiance is now historical, and your Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O’Connell are here to walk you through the final five episodes.  Will the Earth survive?  Could the Mayor possibly be ANY more stalkery?  Will Stahma ever tell the truth to anyone anywhere EVER?  Jump in and find out. 2014-09-17T10:48:00.000-07:00

How I Live Now (2013) Movie based on book
Last reply by triffiduscelestus on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:57:02 +0000 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:57:02 +0000

Facebook Feed
When I’m not updating this site, I am usually updating the Facebook page. Feel free to stop on over and check it out! Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:14:22 +0000

Wastelandpirate – Gear, costumes and tutorials
Last reply by gspirate on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:49:22 +0000 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:49:22 +0000

Hør interviewet fra AK24syv
I går aftes var Apokalyptisk igen på besøg ude i mainstream-verdenen. Martin Schjönning blev interviewet i Radio24syvs kulturprogram, AK24syv, om apokalyptisk fiktion generelt, og tilblivelsen af vores antologi, UNDERGANG. Vi nåede rundt om en hel del underemner på de få minutter, vi havde til rådighed. Desværre opslugte de metertykke betonmure, Schjönning lever bag (man er […] Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:17:01 +0000

The Creeper Report: Fantasy Football Week Three

I suppose I’m a free agent again. After a year and half with The Penalty Flag, I decided the income was not worth the effort and I quit. I did learn a lot and established myself as a performer. I went from grunt-writer to editor and leader of two divisions. 

But things that keep me from my family must pay me money. That’s Rule Number One.

After a few months off, I joined RantSports. Instantly, I could tell they were a more professional operation. They know how they want things done, have greater organization and deliver a tighter product.

Their required quota was tough, though. In August, it went from four pieces a week to seven. It’s hard pumping out that much quality, unless the money is right.

I toiled for about two months for ad revenue alone, unaware how much that would be. Then I found out. I stopped working almost immediately.

Rule Number One.

Outside of football, business is good. I’m writing for Bright Hub, College Factual and Writer Access. I’m building relationships with other sources.

I just started working four days a week rather than five and am replacing the income with writing. That’s a win in my book.

Still, I’d love to be writing about football for someone other than myself. I won’t do it for cheap. I’m not looking for an internship. I won’t do it if it takes the fun out of the game.

But I will do it for you. Without further screwing around, here’s this week’s Creeper Report:

#1 Still Undefeated

I actually had a tie in Andy’s league. If New York got the Percy Harvin call right, I’d have lost. Crazy how much man-power and technology missed that walk-on-the-chalk. I think I know where the Ray Rice elevator tape ended up.

The combination of LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles came up big for me in Nate’s league, helping me sting Nate himself. I can’t remember starting two running backs on the same team. I certainly don’t recall it working.

Russell Wilson didn’t win it for me in three of my four leagues, but he didn’t lose it either. If 202 yards and a pair of scores with no turnovers is a bad game, I’ll take the floor everyday. But I can’t wait for some ceiling time.

#2 How Do You Beat Your Kids?

As of this writing, it seems like the Minnesota Vikings are starting to do the right thing. They waited until the whole world and their sponsors turned their backs. The sun released a statement that it wouldn’t shine on Minnesota if Adrian Peterson was in uniform.

In general, I agree that the league and teams should not act until the court system has done its job. Innocent people, especially wealthy and popular ones, get accused of things that aren’t true or aren’t as big as they once appeared.

But Mr. Peterson, did you hit your kid with a stick?


Did you leave welts and cuts all over his legs, back and buttocks?


And scrotum?


Were there defensive wounds on his hands?


And this child was fourteen years old?

No. He was four.

I’m sorry. My mistake. Four years old. You’re fired, Mr. Peterson.

We don’t need to wait for the courts to decide anything about motive or intention. Peterson has admitted to doing it. It’s his parenting style. He learned it from his father.

Cycle of abuse.

His employer needs to decide whether to stand with him or against him.


You might lose some football games without him. You might lose your fans with him. You might be surprised how the other players on the team step up.

#3 Everybody Hurts Sometime

Some players missed time for reasons not related to domestic violence. They were injured by football players. How should the fantasy football world react?

Robert Griffin III will be out for much of the season, at least. That opens the door for Kirk Cousins, who did a solid job in relief. This week he plays at Philadelphia. If the pattern holds, the Eagles will play bad in the first half and good in the second. Cousins could put up a couple hundred and a couple scores.

Speaking of Philly and DC, DeSean Jackson could make his return if his shoulder is okay. It seems he sprained his AC joint. I think will and desire should put him in pads. Hell hath no fury like a DeSean scorned. I have to decide whether to play him, Steven Jackson, Steve Smith, Knile Davis, Stevan Ridley or Antonio Gates at W/R/T. Let me think about that.

AJ Green could suit up against Tennessee this week, although the wise decision could be to wait until after the Week 4 bye. Mohamed Sanu gains value. Giovani Bernard turned into the most valuable receiver against Atlanta. The Bengals chose to run in Green’s absence and Jeremy Hill put up solid numbers. He’s worth an add, too.

With Jamaal Charles out at least a few weeks, you already missed the Knile Davis grab. Sorry I didn’t get this out Monday night. I was writing about the top marketing colleges in the country.

Too bad I didn’t go to one. I might have sold an ebook this year.

Carson Palmer is somewhere between day-to-day and week-to-week, making Larry Fitzgerald into a flex and Michael Floyd into a head-scratcher.

#4 At Least San Francisco’s Loss was Uglier

The Seattle Seahawks got beat. The San Diego Chargers had a great game plan and executed. They held the ball for 42 minutes, much like they did when they beat Denver last December, keeping Seattle from getting into any offensive rhythm.

Nice to see Russell Wilson getting the Peyton Manning treatment. Keep him bored and on the sideline.

Seattle’s only turnover was Percy Harvin’s fumbled kickoff return. They didn’t lose as much as they got beat. Hats off the Philip Rivers and his crew.

The 49ers, however, blew it. Colin Kaepernick turned the ball over four times. The defense gave up 21 fourth quarter points. Kaep got a fifteen yard flag for the brand-new abusive language penalty. “He knows what he said,” stated the officials, although Kaep denies speaking. He also had a delay of game in the final two minutes.

I’m not sick about the Seattle loss. That will motivate the team against Denver. 49er fans should be sick and frightened of the 2-0 Cardinals that won without Carson Palmer.

#5 Defenses I Like

Houston is for real again. JJ Watt and ten of me might do well against the Giants. If they’re still out there, get them.

Cleveland is not as lousy as I thought and the Jets are not as good as you think. Geno Smith could prove me wrong, but he was consistently inconsistent last year. He’s due for a flop.

Screw whatever power rankings put the 49ers in the top 10. Take the Cardinals against them this week. Kaep will fold.

The biggest hunch: if you’re feeling crazy, believe the Vikings will huddle against the storm and rally together, putting up a gutsy show against the Saints. They’ll lose, but not without getting some turnovers and sacks. Maybe they’ll block a kick or score a non-offensive touchdown. Watch for it.

#6 The Restaurant Business is on its Head

Anyone who knows the restaurant business understands it’s one of the rare industries where a promotion is a demotion.

In the world of gratuity, the hourly supervisor or salaried manager makes less money than the servers and bartenders they oversee. This is most true in Washington, with the country’s highest minimum wage.

For the half year I had to be a supervisor, I estimated I could make more money getting ice and emptying trash for the bartenders.

Therefore I’ve avoided elevation from the front lines for most of my 20+ years. This year, I realized another truth:

Full-time status is inferior to part-time.

Benefits? Medical insurance through work is costly. Dental insurance is cheap anyway. My main benefit is Paid Time Off. For tip-earners, that equates to minimum wage hours. I accrue less than $100 worth per month.

The trouble is, full-time status means they can schedule me whenever they want. Typically, they put me on the best night shifts. But they may throw me in the occasional Sunday brunch or mid-week lunch. Not wanting to put me into overtime, this costs me a prime-time night shift.

In other words, less money for me. Working Tuesday lunch instead of Tuesday dinner equals all the PTO I’d earn all month.

If I’m part-time, I can tell them when I can’t work. As of September 1, I’m working only the four nights I choose so I have time to free-lance.

I make more money working part-time. Your job is not this weird.

#7 Other Pickups

This is a fantasy football column.

Ahmad Bradshaw will succeed with or without Trent Richardson touching the ball.

Bobby Rainey’s getting the ball in Doug Martin’s absence. Atlanta’s a good matchup. See if Martin is an O, D or Q.

Niles Paul has a good thing going with Kirk Cousins already.

Owen Daniels is coming back to life after coming to Baltimore with Gary Kubiak.

#8 At Least He Didn’t Use a Stick

Suddenly, there’s little Ray Rice talk.

Way to make Ray look good, Adrian.

It was despicable. No man should ever deal with a woman with a fist. That doesn’t mean my irreverent ass can’t take a few swings.

He didn’t use a stick or stuff leaves in anyone’s mouth. He did it in front of cameras so at least there’s little question about what happened. At least she was an adult. She was old enough to attend kindergarten, even. Their argument was presumably not over a video game. He didn’t outweigh her by 180 pounds.

Peterson leapfrogged Rice’s villainy.

#9 Butterflies

In lighter news (aka not involving women or children getting beaten) Monarch butterflies have begun their annual 3000 mile migration south to the tropical jungles of Mexico.

Lets close our eyes and float away on diaphanous wings, riding perfumed thermals to sun-drenched paradise. Lets spend the winter licking the nectar from flowers and mating.

Scientists estimate 90% of the Monarch population has disappeared over the last 20 years because of dwindling food supply and environmental pollution.

Pop goes the bubble.

#10 The Ocsuro Corner is Still Dark

Forgive me for not posting about cigar deals very often.  Forgive me even more for not tweeting about a deal that found me last week.

Cigars International put a bunch of good things on sale for $2 each. I grabbed some 5 Vegas Series A and rediscovered another deal. Look for the coupon code and you’ll get a 10 cigar sampler for $8 with any CI purchase. I grabbed the sampler over a year ago. I liked some. I didn’t like others. This time, they’re all different and look even better.

So in time for my 40th birthday, I’m getting 23 cigars for under $45. I’ll take it.

Speaking of the birthday, I decided with my freelance income I finally earned my 86 Logo tattoo.

Yeah, you might see a picture of that soon.

Good luck and happy creepings. 2014-09-17T03:39:00.000-07:00

The World’s Saddest Robot Looks For A Friend In Post-Apocalyptic Paris – io9

The World’s Saddest Robot Looks For A Friend In Post-Apocalyptic Paris
L30 may be the only sentient robot in Paris—which is doubly sad since nearly all of the creatures in the city have vanished. But when he finally encounters a living being, it turns out that the little robot may not be ready for biological companionship.

and more » Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:01:22 +0000

Zombie book or film clichés, or what not to do when writing a zombie apocalyptic novel
We’ve all read about them or seen them, here’s some of the worst clichés to ever use in a book or film.   Shelter, Malls, Schools, office buildings Everyone heads to the mall or Wal-Mart immediately after finding out there is a zombie outbreak. Why? Its very likely, in fact extremely likely that everyone else … Continue reading Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:43:37 +0000

DRM: Dumb or Brilliant?
Harper Collins is employing a new watermarking DRM scheme, so they can tell where their pirated e-books are being sourced from. There are so many levels of dumb and brilliant here that it’s impossible to make a judgement, not without knowing the motivations of those involved. If the idea is to actually stop piracy, the […] Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:06:34 +0000

MIT & Harvard Scientists Create Light Sabers
Using an effect called a Rydberg blockade to create the first “photonic molecule” — a sort of quantum bromance (what a pun). Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:56:36 +0000

Digital Audience Ratings: Post-Apocalyptic Programming Comes to Life – Variety

Digital Audience Ratings: Post-Apocalyptic Programming Comes to Life
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to TV shows (see the film version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what …

and more » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:04:52 +0000

The Tankers are Turning
I gave a talk at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory last week, and one of the questions that came up during the Q&A was whether I’m a pessimist or an optimist. The second part of the question was if I thought the world I depict in WOOL has any chance of coming to fruition. It’s not […] Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:52:38 +0000

“D” is for “Dopteran”


No. Enc.:  1d4 (1d4)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  120′ (40′)
      —Fly:  180′ (60′)
Armor Class:  5
Hit Dice:  12
Attacks:  2 or 1 (2 claws, or 1 proboscis, or 1 weapon)
Damage:  1d6+3 / 1d6+3, or 1d10+3 + Special, or by weapon +3
Save:  L12
Morale:  10
Hoard Class:  XIX
XP:  6,000

Dopterans are nocturnal insectoids that stand 7′-9′ atop spindly limbs.  Their broad wings leave dustings of pale powder as they flutter.

Dopterans are masters of stealth and martial combat.  When a dopteran attacks with its retractable proboscis, a successful strike means that the target suffers an automatic +1d6 damage per round siphoning damage.  The creatures feed off of liquids, you see…and they favor the internal juices of living things (including mutant plants).  And dopteran raiders target stockpiles of water, liquor, fuel, and Ancient beverages for consumption in fancy tasting parties.

Pulses of light (such as from the Control Light Waves mutation, strobing artifacts, flickering flames, etc.) lull dopterans into a trance-like state for 1d6 rounds upon a failed Saving Throw Vs. Stun.  They suffer a -3 penalty on all such rolls.

Mutations:  Chameleon Epidermis, Combat Empathy, Dual Cerebellum (+ extra Mental Mutation), Energy-Retaining Cell Structure 2014-09-16T13:18:00.000-05:00

Apokalyptisk i æteren igen.
En kende impulsivt har Radio24Syvs kulturprogram AK24Syv, bedt os deltage i aftenens udsendelse. Det bliver Martin Schjönning, der telefon-interviewes om vores antologi, UNDERGANG, og om de apokalyptiske genrer generelt. Interviewet bliver, ifølge planen, live-transmitteret i aften, omkring kl. 18.20. Sidst vi var i radioen, var i juni, sidste år, hos konkurrenten DR’s filmprogram, Filmland, og […] Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:49:32 +0000

The Strain sæson to er godkendt
Guillermo del Toro’s serie The Strain, der lige nu bliver sendt på på den amerikanske tv-kanal FX, er blevet lidt af et hit for kanalen med omkring 2 millioner seere per afsnit. Så det kommer ikke som en overraskelse at kanalen har valgt at godkende endnu en sæson, igen med Guillermo del Toro bag roret. […] Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:26:39 +0000

The collapse of the USSR left behind a haunting post-apocalyptic world – Gizmodo India

The collapse of the USSR left behind a haunting post-apocalyptic world
Gizmodo India
These photographs by Rebecca Litchfield make it seem as if the apocalypse has come and gone and the world is in complete ruins. Not quite. They’re actually photographs of countries and places that were a part of the former Soviet Union. The forgotten …

and more » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:30:00 +0000

5 Things I Love About Epic and Heroic Fantasy

I love reading epic fantasy.  For a long time I wasn […]

The post 5 Things I Love About Epic and Heroic Fantasy appeared first on Steven Montano. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:24:19 +0000

Join us Live! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:58:59 +0000

Join us Live! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:58:59 +0000

New Horror/Survival RPG by Fantasy Flight Games
The End of the World New Roleplaying Game Line of Horror and Survival by Fantasy Flight Games. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:25:42 +0000

New Horror/Survival RPG by Fantasy Flight Games
The End of the World New Roleplaying Game Line of Horror and Survival by Fantasy Flight Games. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:25:42 +0000

Free Fiction: New Hope City (Book #2) Excerpt
I’ve been hard at work on the sequel to New Hope City. It’s been tough, but I think it’s going to be one of my best works to date. Here’s a tiny excerpt of the new novel. Enjoy! Also, if you haven’t left a review for New Hope City, please do so now. Thank you […] Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:06:59 +0000

Watch Now: Trailer For Post-Apocalyptic Dramatic Short ‘Hold’ – Indie Wire (blog)

Watch Now: Trailer For Post-Apocalyptic Dramatic Short ‘Hold’
Indie Wire (blog)
British director Eric Kolelas’ latest film project “Hold,” which he not only stars in but also wrote, produced and directed, deals with a man stuck in endless loneliness who wanders in a post-apocalyptic world, only to discover that he is not Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:08:44 +0000

David Streitfeld is Dangerous and Disingenuous
David Streitfeld of the New York Times has now cemented himself as the blabbering mouthpiece for the New York publishing cartel, and while he is making a fool of himself for those in the know, he is a dangerous man for the impression he makes on his unsuspecting readers. (I should point out here that I’m […] Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:57:43 +0000

Sharknado 3 er på vej til Washington
De to første film i Sharknado “serien” blev lynhurtigt kult-klassikere, blandt andet takket være en enorm online interesse for filmene, og den succes har Syfy Channel ikke tænkt sig at skal stoppe lige med det samme. Ifølge Showbiz411 er Sharknado 3 allerede i støbeskeens, og denne gang tager filmenes to hovedpersoner, Ian Ziering og Tara Reid, […] Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:08:01 +0000

The Walking Dead – Spin-off kommt
So sieht’s aus. Neben weiteren Büchern, Comics, Brettspielen, Sammelfiguren, Klamotten, Schuhen, Schlüsselanhängern und was weiß ich was es alles gibt, kommt eine Sache im The Walking Dead Universum, die wirklich mal wieder interessant sein könnte: Ein Spin-off. Ihr merkt schon an meiner leichten Ironie, dass ich nicht unbedingt ein Freund davon bin, wenn man ein […] Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:49:37 +0000

Wretched Post Apocalyptic Female Bodice
Last reply by King of the Wastes on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:17:04 +0000 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:17:04 +0000

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies – ab 23. September gratis bei Steam
Counter-Strike gegen Zombies, statt gegen Terroristen. Das Ganze dann auch noch in der enhanced Source engine. So kann man Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies am besten beschreiben. Was sich vor gut 10 Jahren noch wie ein Traum lesen würde, dem stehe ich heute mit gemischten Gefühlen gegenüber. Ich habe früher Counter-Strike geliebt, aber wie gesagt nur früher. Und […] Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:26:08 +0000

The Everyday Apocalypse
Last reply by matov on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:06:38 +0000 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:06:38 +0000

[Let's Make A Cryptworld Module] Part 5: Act 2 and The Finale — Howls In The Night

[[This is the fifth and last in a series of blog posts where I'm using The Covetous Poet's Adventure Creator and Solo GM Guidebook to create an adventure module from scratch for the Pacesetter horror RPG Cryptworld.]]

In our previous outings, we established our plotlinesfleshed out our primary antagonist, constructed our Act 1 Action Scenes, and inserted some clues for the players to follow. (In fact, you might want to re-read these entries as I’ll be referring to events described earlier.)

Today, we’ll move onto Act 2 and Act 3, where the PCs now know what they’re generally facing (though the primary villain may still be undiscovered). It’s time for them to take steps to put an end to the menace!

With the Adventure Creator’s Three-Act format, Act 2 is a series of “Challenge Scenes” for the players. These are the things, situations, and events that now stand between the heroes and their ultimate goal of solving the mystery and putting an end to further malfeasance. Act 3 is the finale, where the final conflict and resolution happens. To keep this short, we’ll only have 3 scenes in Act 2, which will then lead into scene 4, which will also be our Act 3 Finale.

When we last left the players in Act 1, they were rescuing Louise Farmer from the Order of the All-Seeing Eye, currently overrun with werewolves. The PCs should now be very aware of the lycanthrope conspiracy, though they may not have ID’ed their leader yet. GM NOTE: Louise should impart on them that a straight-up firefight with a werewolf horde is probably suicide. (Especially if the PCs aren’t packing a crap-ton of silver bullets and wolvesbane!) So sneaking out undetected is the best course of action. Once they’ve escaped, they can decide how to best deal with the menace. (If they want to charge in and attack the lycanthropes in their lair, go ahead and let them. After the slaughter, let their replacements show a bit more discretion…)


Challenge: Avoid Danger/Deal With Threat
Action: Trick
Thing: Rain
Plot: Zombie Potion
Opposition: Possession/Warlock
Location: Bathroom
Clue: Secret Door

Scene 1: The challenge here is for the PCs to escape from the All-Seeing Eye without being detected or seen (Avoid Danger). Louise’s research may come in handy, as she was investigating the All-Seeing Eye’s connection to the deaths in town. She recalls that her examination of the building’s blueprints revealed a hidden secret entrance/exit they might be able to use for their escape (from its days as a speakeasy). The passageway is found in the back of a linen closet in a bathroom on the first floor (Bathroom – Secret Door). The PCs will need to find some way to distract (Trick) the werewolves in the building to get to the passageway and make their escape. This could be an exciting “stealth” encounter or, if it goes poorly, an exciting “chase” encounter! (When the escape is discovered, our villain Sheriff Pratt (Warlock) will know who’s responsible. And he won’t be happy about it (Deal With Threat).)

Challenge: Do Research/Find Help
Action: Humiliate
Thing: Monster
Plot: Vixen
Opposition: Plague/Disease/Fugative
Location: Religious Offices
Clue: Odd Behavior

Scene 2: Once that scene has ended, the PCs will probably hunker down in hiding for the evening. The next morning when the sun is up, the werewolf threat has passed. But the PCs will only be safe until the sun sets again, at which point the wolves will be after them again! They’d better Do Research/Find Help if they hope to survive! If they haven’t done so yet, Louise suggests checking out the local church (Religious Offices). The church is empty, but unlocked, which seems strangely inviting (Odd Behavior). As they investigate, they should hear typing coming from one of the offices. The church secretary will be here (“Linda”), dutifully hammering together the church bulletin (Vixen…though it’s a stretch). She is surprised to see them here, but unlike the rest of the town, she will be nervously forthcoming with information (Fugitive). She confirms that the lycanthrope conspiracy is real and that townspeople are fearful of talking about it. (“You either end up dead, or as one of THOSE!” she says.)

She begs them to help, even breaking into the church’s altar room to give them some silver trinkets that could be potentially used as weapons. If asked who in town is cursed, she lists off a few of the town’s notable leaders (but she is unaware of Pratt’s involvement, though if asked, she’ll say that he creeps her out). “And I think Pastor Burchell is one of them too!” she’ll whisper. Linda will then scream as she falls to the floor. Behind her stands Pastor Burchell with a dagger. “She’s right,” he’ll hiss as he attacks (Monster). So the PCs have a combat on their hands with one of the conspirators! He’s not currently in wolf form, but he does have lycan claws and teeth in this encounter, so the combat will be a challenge. During the fight, Louise should be injured via scratch or bite (she’s now cursed!). If it goes badly and if he’s not killed outright, Pastor Burchell will run off.

Challenge: Assist/Save NPC
Action: Decide
Thing: Owner/Proprietor
Plot: Never Speak of This
Opposition: Serial Killer/Animated Objects
Location: Crime Scene
Clue: Lack of Alibi

Scene 3: Louise is now cursed with lycanthropy, so she only has until sundown before she becomes one of the pack! (Assist/Save NPC) Louise explains (per our clues in the previous post) that destruction of the pack leader will break the curse for all those who have contracted the disease. The chase is on to find the leader! The PCs should now know most of those Coldcreek residents cursed with lycanthropy (from both their observations as well as Linda’s list). Although I mentioned in an earlier entry there were eight of them at the temple, I’m going to scale back and say there were five: Pastor Burchell; Steve Thompson, the town food market proprietor, and Roger Warner, the town mechanic (the large surly townperson who threatened them in our first act) are three that they know of. (The other two are Pratt’s deputies. And, of course, Pratt is behind it all, though he was not at the temple that night.) Logically speaking, confronting Thompson for info would be the best course of action (Owner/Proprietor). His store is closed, so the PCs should investigate his home.

It will be locked, though it’s obvious someone’s in there. Whether they break in or talk to him through the door, Thompson will beg them to go away and leave him alone. If convinced to talk by telling him they know he’s one of the pack (Lack of Alibi), he will let them in and agree to tell them everything (Decide…Never Speak of This). Thompson is afraid for his family, friends, and the community, and he wants to be rid of the curse. (He’s been able to retain his humanity in human form, though he feels Pratt’s influence on him at all times.)

“It’s Sheriff Pratt!” he says. “He used to be a great man, but now he’s a monster! He and his deputies are planning to turn everyone into wolf-men under his control! He controls them all, you know! With that medallion of his! Right now, I can feel him looking at you through my eyes!” Thompson can explain what he knows of the Eye of Anubis, and how Pratt uses it to control his minions. Pratt is indeed using the medallion on Thompson right now, but his will is too strong. So Pratt has sent his deputies to put an end to the meddling PCs (Serial Killer). They are now waiting outside Thompson’s house with guns drawn, ordering everyone to leave the house with their hands up. (Doing so is suicide.) Thompson may decide to end it all by charging at the deputies, buying time for the PCs to escape. Or the PCs may decide to confront the lycan deputies during the day. (Though the deputies are crackshots, so the firefight may be one-sided.) The deputies are completely loyal to Pratt and have orders to kill everyone in the house (Crime Scene).

If the PCs overcome or drive away the deputies, Pratt’s voice crackles on the patrol car radio: “You’ve been a thorn in my side since arriving. It’s time to end this. Come to my Temple. Fail to show up, and I’ll slaughter everyone in town.”

And the gauntlet is thrown…


(Normally the finale doesn’t use random results. But the items for Act 2, Scene 4, just lent themselves so well to the finale resolution that I’ve incorporated them here.)

Challenge: Collect Evidence/Recover Items
Action: Rally
Thing: Pick-Pocket
Plot: Cursed Artifact
Opposition: Conspiracy/Evil God
Location: Study
Clue: Things Out of Place

Scene 4 and Finale: The cat (er…”wolf”) is out of the bag now. Pratt and his plans have been exposed, and the clock is ticking now that Louise is in danger of turning. Pratt is now in the Temple and is completely delusional. He has put on his Anubis costume and is ready to show the town of Coldcreek their new “god.” (Conspiracy/Evil God). He is summoning his minions to return to his side using the Eye of Anubis (Cursed Artifact…Rally). Depending on what the PCs have done, there could be two, one, or even no one showing up to defend their master! Pratt is now ready for the final showdown with the “infidels.”

When the PCs arrive, Pratt will be waiting on the steps of his “temple” wearing his Egyptian finery. Any minions still alive will be standing before him. The townpeople watch from behind closed doors and through window curtains. It’s an Old West showdown with a Middle Eastern flair.

“Kneel cattle!” Pratt demands. The PCs will probably refuse. They may even say something fairly insulting. Or they may open fire. Regardless, Pratt touches the medallion, and his minions charge. If the sun is down, Pratt transforms into his werejackal form and joins the fight as well. If the sun is up, he still transforms, but into a form of considerably lesser power. Since Louise has been “touched”, she may join the fight for Pratt under the influence of the medallion. (It could be an interesting turn to see if the PCs can hold her at bay without hurting/killing their partner.) If the medallion is somehow taken from Pratt during the fight (Pick-Pocket), all of his minions will break off their attack on the PCs and will then turn on Pratt! If Pratt is killed or destroyed, the curse will be broken and his minions (and Louise) will return to normal. The lycanthropic threat to Coldcreek has ended.

THE END Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:31:00 +0000

Comic » Chapter 6 Page 27
Added on Sunday Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:54:59 +0000

Wisconsin writer Michael Perry of ‘Population: 485′ pens post-apocalyptic … – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin writer Michael Perry of ‘Population: 485′ pens post-apocalyptic
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
In a glowing appraisal, Kirkus Reviews called it “a fast-paced, post-apocalyptic Laura Ingalls Wilder wilderness story, complete with morning chores and Ma’s dreams of a cabin with windows.” Teen Maggie and her family have chosen to live outside the … Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:27:52 +0000

Art! Valère Bernard
Just found this guy.  I can’t find much about him, other than he died in the 30s.  Some seriously awesome stuff, though – I’ve just spent the last hour surfing from one image to the next. 2014-09-14T17:41:00.001-05:00

12-19: Simple. A hit-and-run raid.
Not everyone is on board with this plan. Check out the main page for some news and updates about the Patreon campaign, and rewards that are available to everyone! Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:08:10 +0000

Patreon First Milestone Reward – for everyone!
The Messenger & Follower Patreon is doing stupendously well so far! In a little over a month, we’ve managed to break through three milestone goals, which will enable me to do more with the comics! As a reward for accomplishing the first goal, I’ve created a brand new Chio-themed wallpaper that’s available for everyone, not […] Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:51:01 +0000

Threat of Ebola going airborne…..
Last reply by KevinTheCynic on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:33:47 +0000 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:33:47 +0000

Weekend Writing Warriors: CITY OF SCARS

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Click on the image […]

The post Weekend Writing Warriors: CITY OF SCARS appeared first on Steven Montano. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:00:11 +0000

Zombie-Proof Safe House Designs
Apocotecture Awards: 10 Zombie-Proof Safe House Designs Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:22:57 +0000

Zombie-Proof Safe House Designs
Apocotecture Awards: 10 Zombie-Proof Safe House Designs Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:22:57 +0000

Episode 67: The Skies is Falling (Falling Skies S4 Eps5-8)

The boys (hosts Tim Watts and Michael O’Connell) are back to talk about four more episodes of TNT’s alien invasiony series Falling Skies.  There’s mechs and aliens and drama and explodery galore on this episode of Post-Apodaclypse.

   Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:38:00 +0000

Episode 67: The Skies is Falling (Falling Skies S4 Eps5-8)

The boys (hosts Tim Watts and Michael O’Connell) are back to talk about four more episodes of TNT’s alien invasiony series Falling Skies.  There’s mechs and aliens and drama and explodery galore on this episode of Post-Apodaclypse.


Wizards, Mutants, Lazer Pistols Volume 1 Compilation Now Out!

Woo-hoo! By now you’ve seen me praising the gonzo RPG fanzine Wizards, Mutants, Lazer Pistols. This fantastic zine resource is chock-full of bizarre fantasy-sci-fi-horror-humor gaming good stuffs. And now all six issues (so far!) have been compiled into one master edition! Presenting the Wizards, Mutants, Lazer Pistols Volume One Compilation!

The 138-page book collects all six issues of WMLP with resources, new monsters, new classes, new treasures, new weapons, new scenarios, and support for such games as:

  • Dungeons & Dragons!
  • Labyrinth Lord!
  • Mutant Future!
  • Encounter Critical!
  • Cryptworld!
  • And the six-part mega-dungeon “Beneath the Ruins!”

Wizards, Mutants, Lazer Pistols Volume One Compilation is available at Lulu for $16.99. Plus, there’s a current 20% Lulu coupon, so punch in SHOW20 for an extra $3.40 off. Sniderman says, “Go get some.” Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:08:00 +0000

Emily St. John Mandel takes positive view of post-apocalyptic life – Boston Herald

Boston Herald
Emily St. John Mandel takes positive view of post-apocalyptic life
Boston Herald
If you’re planning to write a post-apocalyptic novel, you’re going to have to breathe some new life into it. Emily St. John Mandel does that with her new book, “Station Eleven.” It’s set in a world in which a plague decimates the population; only a few
In ‘Station Eleven,’ culture endures in post-apocalyptic world Kansas City Star
‘Station Eleven,’ by Emily St. John Mandel New York Times
Station Eleven offers suspense and science fiction, but it is undoubtedly a The Globe and Mail

all 9 news articles » Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:00:11 +0000

First I just want to apologize, I told you guys that I’d post more often, but I haven’t posted in nearly a month. I had somewhat of a family crisis. I will try and keep up with the blog more and going into the winter it should be back up to at least twice a week. Sometimes life just gets in the way.Today’s post is about a possibly true urban legend. I first heard about the Melon Heads when Rich my co-host from the Megapods podcast asked me if I had heard the story about these abominations [...] Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:14:35 GMT

Post-Apocalyptic Fashion For A Disgusting Violent Planet – WTF?
Okay, I’ve got to give it to people in the fashion world, they KNOW how to make a statement.   Watch this video: At 1:43, this guy, I don’t know if he’s the designer or not, but he says, “This new style is about surviving in a violent, disgusting planet.” Cue the video footage of super […] Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:38:33 +0000

‘Soviet Ghosts’ Captures Post-Apocalyptic Scenes Left Behind by the Fall of … – PetaPixel

‘Soviet Ghosts’ Captures Post-Apocalyptic Scenes Left Behind by the Fall of
Rebecca Litchfield is a photographer who has faced radiation exposure risks, arrest and interrogations, and even accusations of espionage… all for the sake of her project “Soviet Ghosts.” You see, Litchfield is an avid urban explorer who has been

and more » Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:42:14 +0000

Attack-X 2 in Kamloops this weekend

Do you live in or near Kamloops, British Columbia?

Well, I’ll be setting up the Outland Arts booth at a small gaming expo there this weekend during Attack-X .

If you’re a local Mutant Epoch fan, want to create a character with me, see some storm troopers from the 501st legion or take part in a wide assortment of tabletop gaming, why not stop by… its free to enter.
 The gaming convention goes from 6pm  (Sept 12th 2014)  tonight until late afternoon on Sunday. The event will take place inside the Campus Activity Center at Thompson Rivers University..
 Here is the link to the expo website
Hope to see you there!
Will 2014-09-12T11:05:00.000-07:00

Dying Light får en ny udgivelsesdato
Polske Techland har efterhånden arbejdet en del år på deres kommende zombie-spil Dying Light, og indtil nu har alle udmeldinger været at spillet ville komme i handlen til februar næste år. Men noget må have ændret sig, fordi på deres twitter profil har de nemlig i går smidt et billede op der kunne tyde på […] Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:48:50 +0000

Se Katniss folde sig ud
Det har de sidste par måneder været en storslået kampagne i gang for den næste film i Hunger Games serien, nemlig The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1 der udkommer herhjemme (og i det meste af resten af verden) 19. november 2014. Vi har ikke dækket den store medie kampagne her på bloggen men den […] Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:07:10 +0000

Transmetropolitan Bd. 3: Lonely City – Rezension / Kritik
Spider is back. Aber so richtig. Und er tritt wieder Ärsche. Aber können die Geschichten rund um den Ausnahmejournalisten auch im dritten Band Transmetropolitan Bd. 3: Lonely City noch fesseln? Worum geht in diesem Band? Wenig überraschend, Spider tut genau das, was er am besten kann. Enthüllung-Storys schreiben, Ärsche treten und dabei versuchen das System zu stürzen. […] Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:43:09 +0000

Schwermetall – Season 2 – ab November endlich erhältlich!
Einige der 80er bzw. 90er Generation werden die Comicreihe Schwermetall sicherlich kennen, wobei ich gestehen muss, dass die Serie damals völlig an mir vorbei gezogen ist. Leider. Denn dabei handelt es sich um eine, zum Teil etwas abgedrehte, aber dennoch schön düstere Endzeitserie mit vielen Werltraum-Scifi-Elementen. 2013 erschien die erste Staffel der DVD Umsetzung und war […] Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:47:32 +0000

Resident Evil Revelations 2 angekündigt
Eigentlich wussten wir bereits alle, dass dieser Titel erscheinen wird, aber vor zwei Tagen hat Capcom Resident Evil Revelations 2 nun auch offiziell angekündigt. Dabei wird wieder eine duale Vertriebsstrategie verfolgt. Zum einen könnt Ihr Resident Evil Revelations 2 wöchentlich als Episoden zum Download für jeweils 5,99€ beziehen, oder die komplette Version für 24,99€ kaufen. Diese enthält […] Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:17:05 +0000

Wanna Play Cryptworld In Columbus On Sept. 20?

Hey Ohio folks,

I’m planning to run a 4-hour pick-up game of Cryptworld at Ravenstone Games in Columbus on Saturday Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. I’m planning on a six-person game, and I already have two potential players at the table. I’m planning on running the scenario I ran at North Texas RPG Con earlier this year:

Game Title: Unquenchable
Game System: Cryptworld (Pacesetter Ltd.)
Number of players: 3-6
Pregens/Level of characters: Yes / NA
World/Setting: Modern horror
Game Info: Three days ago, a group of hunters failed to return from their annual deer hunt near Akron, Ohio. Your team of expert trackers and investigators have been brought in to assist in the search. But there seems to be an undercurrent of unease amongst the police who whisper of a disturbing discovery they’ve made; the withered husks of several animals. Could the missing hunters have done this…or is something more sinister lurking in the forest?

Drop me a note at gameagain at gmail period com if you’d like me to set a seat aside for you! Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:26:00 +0000

Lockbox and Key Sale

Take a chance with a lockbox this weekend. 25% off in the marketplace this weekend along with keys. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:32:01 +0000

Survival product reviews
Last reply by jimpi on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:43:31 +0000 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:43:31 +0000



Having trouble coming…



Having trouble coming up with your own post-apocalyptic hero(ine)?  Try out this generator! I tried to include options that would help with building both the character and their world.  I’d love to check out what you make with this generator if you wanna tag it “characterdesigninspiration”!

To Play: click and drag each gif or take a screenshot of the whole thing.

I thought this was just for us in general at first without having read the writing, and got the awesome result. And then read the writing and was like: it’s even BETTER.

Draw 3 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:38:47 +0000

L’Orange – Need You (feat. Blu)
Director’s Note – “As a multi-media artist coming from a back ground in performanc Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:42:42 +0000

The Wait is Over wednesdays
The wait is over guys, and apparently September 16th is going to be a wonderful day, there are as ma Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:14:20 +0000

Time to start writing Tabitha II.
Hi everyone, how’s it going? I’ve got Bat Out of Hell playing on my iTunes, I’m in Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:59:14 +0000

Barnes & Noble on the Brink
You know you’ve had a rough time when flatlining is a sign of good health. That’s the news from B&N as same-store sales decreased a mere 0.4% when investors were expecting a 2% decline. Shares rose on the news. The loss of only $30 million this quarter was mostly made possible by slashing the investment […] Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:23:51 +0000

Waterworld (1995)
It’s one of those films that comes with a reputation even before you watch it, one that I knew Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:16:55 +0000

The introduction thread
Last reply by matov on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:01:21 +0000 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:01:21 +0000

“Underspace” is a short science fiction story I wrote a few years ago. It’s been l Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:19:33 +0000



The 40 Most Breathtaking Abandoned…



The 40 Most Breathtaking Abandoned Places In The World Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:18:22 +0000

Dirty old men beware!

I run a lot. One of my routes takes me through a lovely park here in the ‘Ville where I am often humbled by the zippy stylins’ of various high school track teams. It’s only by accident that I wind up in the tail or headwinds of those teams. It’s also a wonder I don’t […]

The post Dirty old men beware! appeared first on JACK WALLEN | the zombie king. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:00:26 +0000

Sparrow’s Reading Corner: {Book Review | World After Penryn & the End Days #2}
Name: World After | Penryn & the End of Days #2 Author: Susan Ee # of Pages: 314 (Published 2013 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:00:39 +0000

Zombies, black helicopters, the government…
I’m not sure which is worse! In Practical Prepping: No Apocalypse Required…it doesn’t matter! From a snowstorm induced power outage to a full-scale invasion of the United States, Randy Powers of Practical Tactical and I will point you in the right … Continue reading Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:15:51 +0000

Tokyo’s ‘Disaster Parks’
Last reply by KevinTheCynic on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:55:38 +0000 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:55:38 +0000

Post-Apocalytpic Hunter
Last reply by KevinTheCynic on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:44:50 +0000 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:44:50 +0000

Station Eleven- Emily St. John Mandel
Combining the darkened realms of the post-apocalyptic with a keen warmth and compassion is Station E Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000

Cover Reveal – Brew by David Estes
Salem’s Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:39:28 +0000

A Day At the Park With Rented Dogs

It’s been a crazy few weeks.  Between moving into […]

The post A Day At the Park With Rented Dogs appeared first on Steven Montano. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:00:58 +0000

Israelske Another World er endelig udgivet
For over tre år siden da denne blog var helt ny skrev jeg om den israelske zombie-film Another World, og allerede den gang stod den som “coming soon” på de fleste online medier. Det tog så åbenbart lidt længere end de havde regnet med og først i sidste måned fik verden for første gang lov […] Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:59:18 +0000

The Creeper Report: Fantasy Football Week 2

The Internet loves lists. Although it makes me feel like gnawing my arm off in the morning and she is a whore who gets around worldwide, I love the internet.

So the Creeper Report is taking list form. Ten things on my mind regarding fantasy football, real football and the world in general.

I am pioneer of the 10 by 10 poem, after all, and I need to know where to stop and start.

#1 4-0, You Punks

I’m following up on my best fantasy football season ever. All four teams made the playoffs and two won it all. I made more money than I spent for the first time ever. Maybe I’ve learned how to draft. Maybe I’ve learned not to overthink.

I won all four games this week. The tightest match was won with a combination of Golden Tate and Joique Bell. Calvin Johnson helped me win another.



My two teams that didn’t win it all last year were quarterbacked by Matthew Stafford and tanked at the end of the year when he did.

I say to the Lions like Cheech once said to his cheeks: “Keep it together.”

#2 Steve Smith is Still a Beast

I thought Steve Smith was getting old and starting to disappear. He kept getting quieter and quieter in Carolina.

In his 14th year and with a new team, Smith is not being gentle. He tells Pacman Jones to go make it rain someplace else and stay out of his way.

I added him on a couple teams. If Joe Flacco wants to throw 62 times a game, Smith has a spot on the Creepers.

#3 Another Story about the Ravens

And here’s my obligatory Ray Rice mention:

Amazing it took over half a year for the public to see video from inside the elevator when the feed from outside the elevator was available instantly. Someone was concealing evidence and the NFL was not pushing hard enough to find it.

I’m shocked that Roger Goodell went from the No Fun League’s Grand Inquisitor to a wrist slapper in just a few years. He’s like the dad that wore himself out disciplining his eldest child and lets the youngest do whatever.

How do you make a disciplinary decision without seeing that video? You know it’s someplace. You run a multi-billion dollar corporation. Use your weight.

But after everyone messed up at least a little, the right thing has been done. Ray’s out of the sport and the league is mobilized against domestic violence like they’ll be saving the tatas in October.

#4 Pickups this Week

In addition to grabbing Steve Smith if he’s available, I like Justin Forsett at least a little this week. With only a few days before facing Pittsburgh, I think he stays hot and Bernard Pierce takes a few more days to get out of the doghouse.

Kelvin Benjamin did good with Derek Anderson at QB. With Cam Newton coming back, he should do better.

Markus Wheaton will find space opposite Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger is bringing Pittsburgh’s offense back around.

Ahmad Bradshaw just won’t stay down. From cracked feet to neck surgery, Bradshaw has seen a lot of Ps and Qs with some Os. Yet here he is, with 85 yards on 8 touches against a much improved Broncos’ defense. He gets Philly this week. If he stays healthy and Trent Richardson slips, he could get 20 touches or more a game. He can still break tackles and outrun defenders.

#5 Things I don’t Believe

Neither Ben Tate, Terrance West or Isaiah Crowell emerge as an important fantasy back unless two are hurt.

Allen Hurns will not bust long touchdowns every week. 4 catches on 9 targets? Almost invisible in the second half? I don’t trust deep-ball dependent receivers. I don’t like whack-a-mole.

The NFL and NFLPA will not radically restructure their drug legislation in the middle of the season. They’ll do it, but not until they have time to focus on it. Too many arguments over the details will keep this from going down until the offseason. So don’t expect Josh Gordon’s suspension to go bye-bye that fast.

I won’t be trading Percy Harvin for Larry Fitzgerald and Keenan Allen. Not only do I believe Percy is set to have a huge year, but I roll deep at receiver. I don’t need to divide one great receiver into two good ones. But thanks for asking.

I have a side-bet in the East Crown league with a co-worker over which one of us earns the most total points this year. I asked him today what’s that guy with mismatched shoes that scores field goals. “A kicker?” he replied. I told him he should own one. Trying to beat me in points with no kicker on the squad? I’m ahead by 29, so far.

#6 Why did Andy Grab Josh Gordon in Every League?

I look up and a buddy in three of my leagues snaked Josh Gordon in each one of them. He’s one of the savviest FF players I know. The best sportswriter in the world not writing about sports. When he speaks, he delivers opinion, history and stats without a teleprompter or even thinking about it.

So when he does something like that, I wonder what he knows that I don’t. Hours later, I hear about the possible restructure of the NFL drug policy. Oh, that’s what he knows.

I don’t think it will happen soon enough, but Andy will be ready if it does.

#7 Defenses I Like

I like Philly against the Jags last week and it was a good idea in the second half. Versus Indy this week? Not so much.

So Philly’s getting dropped. I like Houston against Oakland, not just because I like picking on the Raiders. Only partly.

I like Green Bay against the Jets. Geno Smith will turn it over against a pissed-off Packers’ team. They don’t like what Seattle just did to them.

I like Arizona against the Giants. Eli Manning and his squad looked really sloppy. Arizona, despite all the losses on defense, looked good. Larry Foote was flying around, making plays and leading the troops. It didn’t look like the Cardinals were weak at ILB.

I even like Tennessee against Dallas. This could go one of two ways. Tony Romo could be cracked and throw more ugly, early interceptions. Or, he could get the air power going for about 95% of the game before blowing it at the end. Do what your gut says.

#8 Percy

Since the moment Seattle traded for Percy Harvin, I’ve been excited to see how he would open up the Seahawks’ offense. After jet sweeps and read options against Green Bay, you can see how disruptive Harvin in motion can be. Him in a wing formation behind Russell Wilson is making 31 defensive coordinators seasick this week.

Double digit touches weekly? I think so, with about 10% of them going big. A good thing for Marshawn too. The rest of Seattle’s playmakers will split the other third of the ball, however. Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin will be an occasional flash.

#9 Michael Sam Just Needed a Lousier Defense

Michael Sam got drafted onto one of the best defensive lines in the game. He stood little chance of making the Rams’ team. Already they had 8 defensive linemen likely to make the team.

Give him a chance on a horrible defense? Presto, he has a job. And he deserves a shot. He works hard. And he did it the right way.

Just when NFL teams were getting over the Super Bowl and thinking about the draft, Sam stepped up and said: “No surprises. Draft me knowing that I’m gay.” By the time rookie camp was starting, all the media blah-blah had died down a little and it was mostly about the football.

ESPN wouldn’t stay out of his shower, but that’s what they do.

#10 When You’ve Been in the Restaurant Business Too Long…

I called my dog “Corner” the other night.

In the hospitality biz, we say “corner” all the time when walking around a bend so we don’t crash into each other. At my job, I need to say it 3 times just to drop off a dirty plate. I say it hundreds of times a week.

I was playing frisbee with my dog at the local middle school. We came around the building. I got the leash out and called him “Corner”. Like a good dog, he knew what I meant, forgave me and walked home with me anyway.

Sorry, Oli.

Good luck and happy creepings. 2014-09-10T02:04:00.001-07:00

Hot Off the Proverbial Presses: September 9, 2014
The Iron Trial: Book One of Magisterium by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare From NEW YORK TIMES bests Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:27:54 +0000

Brain-to-brain communication is finally possible
This is likely the closest that people have ever gotten to telepathy Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:27:11 +0000

Day 77 – The Postapocalyptic Concert
The demon girl weaved through the crowd toward the cute ghost boy she’d seen from across the club. H Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:51:05 +0000

Music 2014
Wasteland Weekend features live bands and DJs, bringing you a variety of hard-driving music for your post-apocalyptic soundtrack. (Lineup is always subject to change) The full entertainment schedule, including music, can be downloaded here: WW event schedule 2014 –   Our main stage will again proudly feature pro performance gear and staff provided by LAST MINUTE SOUND & … Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:47:43 +0000

I am selling my Zombie Apocalypse Shelter on Ebay
Last reply by naturallyvein on Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:51:13 +0000 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:51:13 +0000

Zombie Apocalypse Shelter for Sale on Ebay!!!!
Last reply by naturallyvein on Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:45:47 +0000 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:45:47 +0000

L’ETRANGE 2014: THESE FINAL HOURS is an Effective Apocalyptic Drama [Review]
It’s refreshing for a change to get a good old apocalypse of biblical proportions. Not zombies/viruses/aliens/apes with human resistance building up and a glimmer of hope (read sequel) at the end, but Cretaceous–Paleogene-type of cataclysm and total annihilation of every living creature on the surface of Earth. These Final Hours is just what the title implies: a look at the last twelve hours of the remaining portion of mankind before it is engulfed in flames.

Ferrara’s tried his hand at the apocalypse with 4:44 (review), and while being great in it’s own scale it can easily be summed up as “hipster/mellow jazz/Valium” while this is more “white trash/grind core/amphe [Continued ...] Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:05:01 +0000

Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres Sunday, October 12 on AMC and the pressure is on for this season to bring back some viewers who were less than impressed with the slow TV style the show is maintaining. While I was a fan of last season and some of the twisted episodes, I can agree that there was some real dullsville filler going on that didn’t seem to add much to plot or characters.

Of course, when the group finally converged and got to Terminus, everything changed and I imagine most were back on board for this coming season.

This latest trailer for the season is easily the best. Very tense stuff. And watch for the biggest zombie explosion yet.

[Continued ...] Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:36:03 +0000

Review: Drowned
Title: Drowned Author: Nichola Reilly Publisher: Harlequin Teen Publication Date: June 24, 2014 Good Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:48:11 +0000

Reset 2014-09-09T14:01:00.001+01:00


Monroeville Mall floor plans.


Monroeville Mall floor plans. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:00:27 +0000


Monroeville Mall floor plans.


Monroeville Mall floor plans. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:00:27 -0500

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse edited by John Joseph Adams, Part I
Release Date: 2008 Pages: 333 Publisher: Nightshade Book Format: Paperback Buy it: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:49:03 +0000

Book Review: Jacinto by JM Vaughn
This book is action packed right from the get go. This short story tells the tale of a group of frie Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:16:23 +0000

GUIDED Blog Tour: Inspiration Is A Fickle Thing, a Guest Post by Danielle Young

For quite some time, I’ve been online friends wit […]

The post GUIDED Blog Tour: Inspiration Is A Fickle Thing, a Guest Post by Danielle Young appeared first on Steven Montano. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:00:53 +0000

Last reply by KevinTheCynic on Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:12:10 +0000 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:12:10 +0000

“Divergent” – A Review. Another dystopian female protagonist: Yay or Nay?
Set in a society where people are divided into factions, Tris Prior begins to question where she tru Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:13:09 +0000

Review #1: The Maze Runner
Blurb for The Maze Runner: If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, t Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:04:37 +0000

Entertainment Lineup 2014
Wasteland Weekend 2014 has a variety of entertainment in store for you! *We expect to update the schedule with even more info a few days before the event, so be sure to check this page again before you head out to the wastes!* (Lineup subject to change) The full daily/hourly schedule of events can be downloaded … Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:01:22 +0000

WW Art Posters 2014
Wasteland Weekend is proud to partner with a great group of artists to offer a series of collectible posters commemorating Wasteland events past and present. All profits from these posters go directly to the artists who created them. Wasteland 2014 Art Poster. Priced at only $10! To commemorate our fifth anniversary, this year’s poster is … Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:53:02 +0000

It’s the End of the World as We Know It
We really are living in a golden age for indie RPG’s. Between PDF, print on demand, and crowd Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:24:16 +0000

Prep Test # 5 – Stella & Chewy’s Freeze Dried Food Trial (Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Flavor)
This is the Flavor my Dogs Loved!    When I first approached trying this food out I assumed it would Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:25:48 +0000


Edifici Banca Catalana by Fargas & Tous
Built in…


Edifici Banca Catalana by Fargas & Tous

Built in 1978 as a bank headquarters. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:00:20 +0000


Edifici Banca Catalana by Fargas & Tous
Built in…


Edifici Banca Catalana by Fargas & Tous

Built in 1978 as a bank headquarters. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:00:20 -0500

New Walking Dead Season 5 trailer
Walking Dead is set to return to our television screens in just over a month, and the excitement is Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:59:40 +0000

Comic » Chapter 6 Page 26
Added 2 Weeks Ago Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:12:10 +0000

Writing Prompt Mondays
I found a writing prompt on Reddit, and here is the result.   A ray of warm light lands on Stev Mon, 08 Sep 2014 04:37:45 +0000

Seattle Seahawks and Old Women: Green Bay Packers Unpacked

Contributed by Kathe Frahm

Old women don’t care much about pre-season games. They have learned don’t bother unless it counts… in everything.

Back in the rec room at the home, all wearing Seahawks T-shirts now, the old women troop in with more food than anyone can eat, including the lone old man in the back. They all bring the excitement and nervous laughs that precede every game. But this year, so much more is riding on their expectations. All remember poor showings from former Seahawks teams. They need winners. Old women are familiar with loss. They withstand and endure and soldier on, but that doesn’t mean they like it.

The old women comment on their boys that are missing. Golden Tate was a favorite. One woman said Tate was just plain cute. Walter Thurmond too, even though he was a screw up. If you’re using drugs, don’t get caught.

The women weren’t too sure about the Packers. Oh, they thought Aaron Rodgers was kind of nice to look at, especially every time he overthrew a receiver or got sacked. No sympathy here for a kid who was so outclassed by their Russell Wilson. Packers getting any score on the board was met with anxious screams, but with kicker Steve Hauschka’s perfect field goal, they calmed down and breathed a sigh of relief that all would be well. Of course again when Steve was in kicking position, many somewhat risque comments were made about his great long legs.

The old women stop talking only when plays are being run. If there are ten women in the room, there are five completely different conversations going around the room. The old man in the back of the room is in on all of it, enjoying his exclusive status. He does have helpful knowledge of the game but the women are quick to shut him down if they think he is showing off or talking down to them. There are limits of tolerance. Old women have much experience with overbearing men and do not suffer them gladly.

He did make one comment about seeing an uncalled Packer foul that made the women howl with laughter. He yelled that he could see the foul and he was miles away.

Marshawn Lynch was just doing his job with Packers hanging off of him. The old women counted the Packer defenders he dragged along with him. Remarks about him earning his pay were common. Yet when he got hit especially hard by the Green Bay defense, one old woman jumped up, hands on ample hips and screamed: “Stop it boys! Don’t make me come over there!” A Mom thing.

Cleaning up the room and carefully saving left-over food, the talk was mostly about their Russell and how the California surfer boy, Coach Pete Carroll, still is classy and so good at what he does. Bringing fifty some young men with such passion and egos into a cohesive working and winning force is no small feat for any coach. Carroll has and is succeeding. Some old women know that drive. Some never had it. 2014-09-08T01:01:00.000-07:00

Sparrow’s Reading Corner: {Book Review | Angelfall Penryn & the End Days #1}
Name: Angelfall | Penryn & the End of Days #1 Author: Susan Ee # of Pages: 284 (Published 2011) Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:38:58 +0000

Currently Reading #1: The Maze Runner
I went to see If I Stay with my best friends, Evette and Amanda (I need to get that book; it was a g Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:00:55 +0000

End of the World 1895: Social Darwinism is Self-Defeating
H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine (1895) With H.G. Wells, science fiction left behind the 19th cent Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:01:44 +0000

PCAGZ Ep. 31 Apocalypse Music September 15th 9PM EST For the 31st episode of Podcast at Ground Zero the topic will be Apocalypse Music. More specifically we are going to music that was written about or has an Apocalypse theme. Also we will discuss how people will listen … Continue reading Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:57:23 +0000

PCAGZ Ep. 31 Apocalypse Music September 15th 9PM EST For the 31st episode of Podcast at Ground Zero the topic will be Apocalypse Music. More specifically we are going to music that was written about or has an Apocalypse theme. Also we will discuss how people will listen … Continue reading Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:57:23 +0000

How would you fare in a post apocalyptic world?
Take this PlayBuzz quiz to see how you’d fair in the Apocalypse. Nuclear wastelands, flesh eating zombies, road warriors… welcome to the neighborhood. Do you think you have what it takes to survive? If so, what kind of future survivor … Continue reading Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:26:13 +0000

How would you fare in a post apocalyptic world?
Take this PlayBuzz quiz to see how you’d fair in the Apocalypse. Nuclear wastelands, flesh eating zombies, road warriors… welcome to the neighborhood. Do you think you have what it takes to survive? If so, what kind of future survivor … Continue reading Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:26:13 +0000

The End of Times… War and Rumors of War
  Mankind has always possessed a morbid fascination with the apocalypse. From the Biblical Flood and Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:35:02 +0000


A rather interesting AOW (Any Other…



A rather interesting AOW (Any Other Weapon) build. Using the Black Aces receiver, this allows for the use of most if not all of the Saiga 12 magazines and drums currently on the market. Most AOW shotguns sacrifice capacity for compact concealment; this would be a reversal, especially if using a drum. (GRH) Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:00:40 +0000


A rather interesting AOW (Any Other…



A rather interesting AOW (Any Other Weapon) build. Using the Black Aces receiver, this allows for the use of most if not all of the Saiga 12 magazines and drums currently on the market. Most AOW shotguns sacrifice capacity for compact concealment; this would be a reversal, especially if using a drum. (GRH) Sun, 07 Sep 2014 09:00:40 -0500

The Walking Dead secures spin-off TV series
Executives for the AMC network have confirmed that the putative spin-off series for the hugely succe Sun, 07 Sep 2014 11:50:48 +0000

Dreams of Revival
Last night I dreamed that my friends and I all lived together in a house near a forest. Something wa Sun, 07 Sep 2014 11:44:53 +0000

12-18: Something called Vloxen
Which you’ll be familiar with if you’ve read Follower, hint hint. Check out our Patreon! Sun, 07 Sep 2014 02:51:05 +0000

Weekend Writing Warriors: THE BLACK TOWER

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Click on the image […]

The post Weekend Writing Warriors: THE BLACK TOWER appeared first on Steven Montano. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 16:00:41 +0000


IF Science Fiction N° 114, The Robots Are…


IF Science Fiction N° 114, The Robots Are Here, 1967. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 14:00:30 +0000


IF Science Fiction N° 114, The Robots Are…


IF Science Fiction N° 114, The Robots Are Here, 1967. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:00:30 -0500

Mat Dawson concept art
How cool is this. Found it by accident. This is the web page of Mat Dawson, recent graduate of Sunderland University. Used ‘Rapture’ as the inspiration for his final project. Very talented young man.Mat Dawson’s webpageIf that wasn’t cool enough, I contacted Mat Dawson and he has made this. The concept art booklet of Rapture. So amazing. Captured my vision perfectly!The Concept Art of Rapture [...] Sat, 06 Sep 2014 01:36:47 GMT

London 2313 Presents a Strange Post-Apocalyptic…

London 2313 Presents a Strange Post-Apocalyptic London Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:00:19 +0000

London 2313 Presents a Strange Post-Apocalyptic…

London 2313 Presents a Strange Post-Apocalyptic London Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:00:19 -0500

Why People are Choosing to Rent – The New American Dream
The following “shareslide” discusses why renting is more popular than buying, at the moment. The statistics and “facts” based on these statistics seem to have a lot of  assumptions built into it that will be addressed in a future article.  However, it is still an interesting glance/read-through to flip through when you have the time. It … Continue reading » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:50:05 +0000

Boosters and G.O.R.E. Sale

Grab some boosters or G.O.R.E. items before venturing out into the wasteland. All boosters and G.O.R.E. items 25% off. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:39:19 +0000

The Destiny Live Action Trailer is Awesome
I am super stoked for Destiny’s launch next week, and this new live action trailer isn’t making the final days’ wait any easier to handle. I hope we see more of these guys in the future.

And what’s down that big hole? Is that an area we’ve seen before? Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:37:35 +0000

The Destiny Live Action Trailer is Awesome
I am super stoked for Destiny’s launch next week, and this new live action trailer isn’t making the final days’ wait any easier to handle. I hope we see more of these guys in the future.

And what’s down that big hole? Is that an area we’ve seen before? Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:37:35 +0000

Shia LaBeouf & Dito Montiel Reunite for Post-Apocalyptic ‘Man Down’ – First Showing

Reality TV World
Shia LaBeouf & Dito Montiel Reunite for Post-Apocalyptic ‘Man Down’
First Showing
After all, we’re not sure why there’s a post-apocalyptic world in the film, so there’s obviously some kind of sci-fi angle to the film though it will likely be very subtle, maybe more akin to The Road. Of course, the only downside is that Montiel doesn
Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman in post-apocalyptic ‘Man Down’ Reality TV World
Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, Kate Mara to star in ‘Man Down’
Kate Mara to star with Shia LaBeouf in ‘Man Down’ The Journal News |  - Hollywood Reporter  - Just Jared
all 29 news articles » Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:53:35 +0000

Egy vesztébe rohanó világ bölcsességei

A filozófusok, költők gondalatait ugyanúgy őrzik az ősi fóliánsok, mint a giccses üdvözlőkártyák, könyvjelzők, s hála Coelho és Oravecz Nóra számtalan rajongójának, a közösségi oldalak posztjainak legalább fele. Addig ismételgetjük őket, amíg már a fülünkön jön ki az összes intelem, jótanács. (Persze még mindig jobb ez, mintha testnyílásainkon keresztül sokkal durvább dolgok távoznának.) Így a bölcsességek idővel megkopnak, közhelyekké válnak. Ami viszont sohasem változik, az a keserű igazságuk.








Megosztom Facebookon!
Megosztom iWiWen!
Megosztom Twitteren!
Megosztom Google Buzzon!
Megosztom Google Readeren!
Megosztom Tumblren! Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:16:39 +0200

Lord Byron’s ‘Darkness’: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of Climate Change
Lord Byron’s ‘Darkness’: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of Climate Change: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:00:18 +0000

Lord Byron’s ‘Darkness’: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of Climate Change
Lord Byron’s ‘Darkness’: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of Climate Change: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:00:18 -0500

Mutants In The News — “Google Preps For The Sharkocalypse” Edition

It’s long-known that those toothy predators target sunken power and telecom lines.

I imagine that the dreaded subterranean seps from Gamma World congregate near Ancient energy plants and ruined communications hubs.  That’s a hook certainly worthy of an adventure or three. 2014-09-04T03:30:00.000-05:00

Far Out! Kickstarter For “Spirit Of 77″ RPG Launched! Can You Dig It?
It’s time to grab a can of Pabst or Schiltz, jump into your souped-up Firebird, and put the hammer down! A Kickstarter for Monkeyfun StudiosSpirit of 77 RPG is underway!

From the Kickstarter description:

Spirit of 77 is an over-the-top, pedal-to-the-metal, nitro-burning, action adventure role playing game about an alternate history 1977. Richard Nixon has made a deal with aliens, and is still in the White House; renegade rock gods from another galaxy have shared with us the power of Glam; kung-fu bad-asses wander the city streets righting wrongs, and everyone is trying to stick it to The Man.
Spirit of 77 is about recreating all the classic action and adventure TV shows, Movies, and Comic Books of the 1970s. It draws inspiration from movies like Shaft, Smokey and the Bandit, The Warriors, Barbarella, Rocky, and Enter the Dragon; TV shows like The Dukes of Hazard, The Bionic Man, The Rockford Files, and Charlies Angels; and music like James Brown, KISS, David Bowie, Jerry Reed, and Issac Hayes.

Spirit of 77 uses the Apocalypse World engine created by D. Vincent Baker, like a classic hot-rod we’ve made a number of modifications to amp up the horsepower. The basic mechanics consist of rolling two six sided dice adding a modifier and then narrating the success or failure.

Easy to pick up for novice role players, and with plenty of options for the experienced, the rules of Spirit of 77 are geared towards encouraging over-the-top, pedal-to-the-metal action. You know the type: leaping cars, swinging from rooftops, blowing up tanker trucks, and punching bigfoot right in his hairy face.

Although I’m not a huge fan of the AW engine, I gotta say that the setting and genre has got my mojo boilin’ over. I’ve always wanted to run a Convoy/Smokey and the Bandit/BJ and the Bear 1970′s trucker game, and this system could be that on-ramp! Still not convinced? How about a free demo to try out the system and setting?

This looks like it’ll be a big 10-4, good buddies. We gone. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 23:52:00 +0000

Neuerscheinungen September 2014
Dystopische LiteraturDystopische LiteraturLeider wird diese Funktion noch nicht unterstuetzt. 2014 

Leider wird diese Funktion noch nicht unterstuetzt. 2014 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:21:34 +0000

The Creeper Report: Fantasy Football Week One

The Creeper Report returns for its second season. Last year it sprawled and wandered across The Penalty Flag, covering the usual fantasy football topics and including a cigar review and a limerick.

Since then, I’ve dumped TPF, dabbled with RantSports, and have decided to post it here at Eighty Six the Poet. I’m too late to talk draft strategy, although I’ve written some articles and slideshows on the topic for Rant.

Drafts have happened. It’s time to play the game.

My Leagues

East Crown: My free friends and family league returns, still with a strong representation from the Czech republic. Last year I started 2-6 after drafting Michael Vick then starting Geno Smith and Nick Foles at all the wrong times. With the help of Josh McCown, some crafty pickups and a humidor full of luck, I won every game from Week 9 one and stole the championship. My wife led the league from wire to wire until she tangled with me in the playoffs. Sorry, lasko.

Last year East Crown had 16 teams with huge benches. This year, only 10 teams and a bench of 5. Gotta be shrewd with pickups and drops.

Andy’s League: The guy that go me into all this. Some of the players have changed, but I’ve been in one of his leagues for 8 years. He plays it straight forward with non-funky scoring and no gimmicks. The owners here know what they’re doing and are quick to make smart pickups. Last year I made the playoffs, but swirled down the drain with Matthew Stafford.

Nate’s League: I’ve been in this league 3 years now. The scoring is also non-weird, but this was my first exposure to IDP. I’m still not an expert with them. I usually pick a quality guy and stick with him. If he doesn’t create turnovers or get sacks or end up in the end-zone this week, he should next week, right? Nate does start 3 WRs and 2 RBs with one flex, so it’s important to be a little receiver heavy.

Bethanie’s League: I’ve played with her but never in a league run by her. She’s being adventurous with the scoring. Completions are worth 1 point. Carries are .5. Receptions are worth 2. I’m glad I thunked about this pre-draft. It seems obvious to me WRs will outscore RBs and QBs will outscore everyone. So I went Peyton Manning in the first followed by 3 WRs. I may be the only one to change draft strategies radically.

I may have given myself a big advantage. Stay tuned.

So Who Did I Draft?

I stayed with my strategy of loading up on wide receivers and running backs. As usual, I did not draft a defense or kicker and picked a tight end late.

I feel Russell Wilson was heavily undervalued and was happy to take him in the 7th round in every league but Bethanie’s. Yes, I’m a Seahawks fan and I love the guy that brought us our first Super Bowl, but I also objectively think he’ll have a great statistical year.

I reached for Percy Harvin, too. I hope I’m not a tremendous homer.

I did avoid Marshawn Lynch, who I love but I don’t think he puts up huge numbers again.

I was big on Victor Cruz for a bounce-back year and I like Rashad Jennings to flourish with the Giants. I also felt Martellus Bennett was undervalued and was glad to grab him late twice.

The Mess with Wes

What the hell, Denver? So your kicker and slot receiver are both in trouble for substance abuse? Matt Prater and Wes Welker are both out for 4 games. They call Welker’s suspension a PED thing because of the amphetamines in his ecstasy, but partying at the Kentucky Derby is partying.

I won’t over-react to a breaking news story. Wes says the sample was tainted and he’d never put anything like that in his body. I’ve always respected him as a hard-working professional who excelled despite not having great measurables. We’ll see how it pans out.

But for fantasy purposes, this is good for Andre Caldwell and Cody Latimer. I found them both available in most of my leagues and stashed them despite my preexisting WR depth. Jacob Tamme gets a boost, too. Emmanuel Sanders is no longer a question.

Defenses I Like

Some good teams playing bad ones this week. It’s hard to say what defenses outside the marquis few will be any good this year, but calling offenses that are a mile from being decent is not so hard. Jacksonville will not come together soon. Neither will Cleveland or Buffalo, so grab Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Chicago if they’re around.

Philly is starting on every one of my teams.

Who’s Running the Rogue Program Now?

After suspensions to Brandon Browner, Walter Thurmond and Bruce Irvin, plus Richard Sherman’s successful appeal, folks were muttering about the shady camp Pete Carroll was running in Seattle. Jim Harbaugh even said: “You want to be above reproach, especially when you’re good, because you don’t want people to come back and say, ‘They’re winning because they’re cheating.’”

With Aldon Smith suspended for 9 games and Ray McDonald becoming the pioneer of Roger Goodell’s new domestic violence rules, who’s above reproach now? The only noise from Seattle’s camp was a made up accusation against Marshawn Lynch. The 49ers have a player beating a pregnant woman and another guilty of DUI, weapons charges and being stupid in an airport.

Reel it in, Coach Harbaugh. This one’s getting away.

What did I say about the Seahawks looking more stable than the 49ers? San Francisco fans were all pissed off. Too bad I was right.

Just when I thought the NFC West was going to be the strongest division in football, the 49ers’ defense is collapsing, the Cardinals have losses on D and the Rams lose Sam Bradford. Get well soon, Sam. Calais Campbell too.

And Stay Tuned for Next Week

Not too much fantasy football writing to do after the draft yet before the season. Next week I’ll have more to work with. I promise to go off on more tangents.

I’ll put in some study for the cigar review.

Good luck and happy creepings. 2014-09-03T16:02:00.000-07:00

Unboxing: The End is Now! Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:01:00 +0000

A Geiger Counter for an Off-Road Apocalypse Vehicle
A Geiger Counter for an Off-Road Apocalypse Vehicle: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:00:22 -0500

Mutants In The News — “I Think That I Shall Never See…Something, Something, Radioactivity” Edition
[This accidentally sat in my drafts cue for months.  Apologies!]

The illustrious Smithsonian reports that, decades after the fact, long-dead trees in the Chernobyl hot zones aren’t decomposing properly.  And by “properly”, they mean “the fundamental processes underlying ecosystemic function are plum broken, and new stuff ain’t growin’ cuz old stuff ain’t dyin’.”

(I may have paraphrased there.)

Scientists suspect that the radiation impacted not only the insects that facilitate rotting, but also the fungi and microbes, leading to an abundance of leaf litter and debris.  The ruined vegetation just won’t go away.
It’s a fascinating read.  And, clearly, the Mutant Future is full of dead-yet-still-standing trees. Zomboreal forests, perhaps? 2014-09-03T01:53:00.002-05:00

My Interview with Tim Knox Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:22:04 +0000

The Ending Beginnings Omnibus – prequel novella compilation 2014-09-02T19:45:00.003-07:00

Top 10 Strangest Post-Apocalyptic Societies
Top 10 Strangest Post-Apocalyptic Societies: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:00:27 -0500

Episode 66: The Last Ship (S1 Eps5-7)

Our favorite post-apocalyptic sailors are back in the middle part of season 1 of TNT’s The Last Ship.  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O’Connell to find out what’s afloat on this latest episode of Post-Apodaclypse. 2014-09-02T12:17:00.000-07:00

A quick Homesteading lesson
From the Konkoly family garden. I decided to try something new this year. After researching and writing three post-apocalyptic, prepper-themed books in a row, I started to grasp the sheer scope and effort required to raise enough food on your land … Continue reading Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:03:16 +0000

Secret Santicore 2014 Is Underway!

I’ve missed out on this in previous years, but not this year, buddy-boy! Secret Santicore 2014 is now underway, accepting requests for your deepest role-playing desires. Want a new monster? A new race? An adventure hook? A random table? Climb up on Ol’ Santi’s lap and let him know what you want. Then, in a twist on the classic gift exchange, YOU’LL be given a request from another requester. You fulfill a gift request by creating what that person asked for and, come December, everyone gets a newly created RPG element for the holidays! (And all of this OSR DIY open content goodness is compiled into one big ol’ book for everyone!)

Move fast since you only have through September 14 to get your request in! Later that week, you’ll get your own gift request to create, and you have until October 13 to get it done and submitted. Then Santicore’s Paindeer take over the editing, proofing, compiling, formatting, and general hammering into shape.

So why are you still standing there? Go sign up! And don’t forget: “He sees you when you’re sleeping, and he knows when you’re awake.” Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:49:00 +0000

“P” is for “Phibbon”


No. Enc.:  1d8 (3d6)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  120′ (40′)
Armor Class:  4
Hit Dice:  2
Attacks:  1 (bite)
Damage:  1d6
Save:  L1
Morale:  8
Hoard Class:  II
XP:  47

The arboreal, 2′-tall phibbons possess massive jaws and grinding teeth to better masticate nuts and armored mutant plants. And though their markings render them almost invisible in the treetops, phibbons’ incessant hoot-croaks make them considerably less than stealthy (meaning they Surprise on a 1-3 on 1d6).

Phibbons shoot energy beams (type determined at random) from their cyclopean eyes, and their bites inject a powerful hallucinogen which causes Confusion for 1d12 hours upon a failed Saving Throw Versus Poison.  Native tribes use such secretions for medicinal purposes, and in religious rites.

Mutations:  Energy Ray (Any), Toxic Weapon (Venom) 2014-09-02T09:57:00.000-05:00