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Old February 23 2012, 04:58 AM   #1036
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How can people complain there are no blacks in the show when that bald headed black guy has been there from the beginning?
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Old February 23 2012, 05:16 AM   #1037
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Who's complaining there are no blacks?
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Old February 23 2012, 05:17 AM   #1038
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How can people complain there are no blacks in the show when that bald headed black guy has been there from the beginning?
Read that post again. I said interesting black people.
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Old February 23 2012, 05:36 AM   #1039
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Wow, so it's a major international hit as well? How popular is Andrew Lincoln in Britain? I know he appeared in a series or two in the UK. Since they produce fewer episodes for their shows, it's easier for an actor to have greater exposure. I wonder if it's the material or Lincoln which contributes most to the international success?
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Old February 23 2012, 06:14 AM   #1040
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Yes. He's introduced in the third arc of the book, in the location after the farm.
Huh. Okay. It's been a while since I've read but I thought...
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Old February 23 2012, 07:57 AM   #1041
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Ever see the movie Fido? Apart from making zombies servants they seem to have a society that works.
You mean the comedy where they rely on a collar that magically stops zombies from being flesh-hungry monsters from Hell (or in other words, not zombies at all)? And where when one of the magical collars does malfunction, a small outbreak occurs and is only stopped when super soldiers are sent to clean it up? And the same film where, despite that, there's still a "wild zone" full of rampaging zombie monsters anyway?

To paraphrase from something I saw just the other day: "How do you kill a vampire?" "Stake through the heart, garlic, sunlight... I dunno." "No, you can kill a vampire however the fuck you want, because vampires don't fucking exist. You can make up rules for whatever the fuck you want."

Pointing to some lame zombie using rules and a setting completely alien to the discussion at hand is pretty pointless. Fido is nothing like Walking Dead in any way, shape, or form. There's nothing even remotely similar about them aside that they both have zombies, and even then they're completely and utterly different from the ones in Walking Dead.
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Old February 23 2012, 08:07 AM   #1042
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Huh. Okay. It's been a while since I've read but I thought...
Not even close.
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Old February 23 2012, 08:10 AM   #1043
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I'm not saying that it's impossible for some kind of society to form in a zombie-ridden world, but it won't be anything even remotely normal or what we're accustomed to. Which was the point of this branch of the conversation, and why Rick has likely not told the others about what the CDC might have told him (about everyone already being infected). Because that knowledge would eliminate all hope of any kind of normalcy returning to these characters, diminished as it may currently be. Hope of finding a safe haven is the only thing they have, but if everyone is already infected -- meaning they don't have to be bitten to be turned -- completely and utterly negates that hope. Because no matter where they go, no matter who they live with, the threat of an outbreak will be there.
Did you even see the movie? In that universe every one is infected (and yes I realize it is a comedy but isn't everything)
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Old February 23 2012, 08:14 AM   #1044
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If we're going to play the "my understanding of the fictional rules of various universes is better than yours" game, then I'd argue that Fido takes place years if not decades after the "Zombie Wars" were won, and not weeks after the zombie apocalypse. Plenty of time for a society to establish itself, invent collars, etc. I'm fully with Santeria that these worlds are different and can't be held to each other's rules (except in the sense that genres do have rules), but if you really wanted to, you could explain the differences away by referring to the time scale.
I was just using Fido as an example of what can be done after an apocalypse. in that universe it worked, in TWD it may not and there is no hope. And lets not forget one of the greatest zombie movies of all time "Land of the dead"
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Old February 23 2012, 08:30 AM   #1045
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Huh. Okay. It's been a while since I've read but I thought...
Not even close.
Looks like I'll be breaking the Compendium open when I go home in March. Last time I read it was when the volume nine trade was about to be released.
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Old February 23 2012, 11:09 AM   #1046
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The writing on this show is just getting dumber and dumber. I'm really starting to hate the characters and increasingly want the zombies to win. I actually feel bad for the actors having to act out this garbage.
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Old February 23 2012, 02:00 PM   #1047
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How can people complain there are no blacks in the show when that bald headed black guy has been there from the beginning?
That would be T-Dog that everyone keeps mentioning
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Old February 23 2012, 02:15 PM   #1048
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I was just using Fido as an example of what can be done after an apocalypse. in that universe it worked, in TWD it may not and there is no hope. And lets not forget one of the greatest zombie movies of all time "Land of the dead"
Oh I agree with that: post-apocalypse zombie fiction is the newest wave. Not just Land of the Dead (which I liked, sadly) and Fido, but the "Forest of Hands and Teeth" trilogy for young readers, Walking Dead (of course), the "Monster Planet" trilogy, etc.
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Old February 23 2012, 02:56 PM   #1049
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Did you even see the movie? In that universe every one is infected (and yes I realize it is a comedy but isn't everything)
And in possession of uber magic technology that neuters the threat. And for when that fails (which it does) there's a highly organized, super-equipped task force at the ready to step in. Neither of which exist in The Walking Dead.

Is that clearer?

If the Walking Dead has magitech collars and a megacorporation with super soldiers available for immediate deployment at every population center, then sure, Fido would be a decent reference. But it doesn't. Nor will it ever. Especially the magic collar bullshit.
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Old February 23 2012, 06:47 PM   #1050
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The writing on this show is just getting dumber and dumber. I'm really starting to hate the characters and increasingly want the zombies to win. I actually feel bad for the actors having to act out this garbage.
In your opinion. I had no problems with any of it. Thought it was a great episode.
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