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Old October 30 2013, 10:22 AM   #406
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Battery chargers can still be in use as long as electric generators are able to power them, which will be as long as their magic petrol holds out. Then you can work on some solar power or wind power as well
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Old October 30 2013, 12:09 PM   #407
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None of this explains what happened to her sprained ankle or why she needed Carl to rescue her
She just tripped over a plot hole, she'll be fine
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Old October 30 2013, 12:59 PM   #408
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None of this explains what happened to her sprained ankle or why she needed Carl to rescue her
She just tripped over a plot hole, she'll be fine
LOL.

She tripped over what looked like a string or small rope tied between two poles which just looked oddly placed to me, why would anyone put it there? wouldn't you risk exactly what happened?
As I said in an earlier post, I just hope we don't start seeing more of this type of "contrived" thing that makes our heroes look dumb or clumsy and are obvious plot devices.

On a side note, did anyone notice the bicycle wheel noise maker they set up inside the fence line when Carol was fixing the waterline?

Why wouldn't you set these types of things all over the place to draw the Walkers AWAY from the prison?

Better yet into some sort of pit that you could set on fire daily to destroy whatever you trapped?

As a Michonne and her Katana, for all we maybe she was taking Kendo lessons or something.

I actually have a real Ninjatō (Ninja Sword) that my step father had made for me when he was in the Philippines, it's very well made and very sharp, you can physically see and feel the difference of something you would pick up from like a world of blades type place for $49.99.
So if we ever had a Zombie Apocalypse I'd damn sure give it a go.

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Old October 30 2013, 02:25 PM   #409
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Why wouldn't you set these types of things all over the place to draw the Walkers AWAY from the prison?

Better yet into some sort of pit that you could set on fire daily to destroy whatever you trapped?
Shhh! Don't you dare offer rational, obvious solutions! Characters MUST stumble through bad decisions from the writers!

As a Michonne and her Katana, for all we maybe she was taking Kendo lessons or something.

I actually have a real Ninjatō (Ninja Sword) that my step father had made for me when he was in the Philippines, it's very well made and very sharp, you can physically see and feel the difference of something you would pick up from like a world of blades type place for $49.99.
So if we ever had a Zombie Apocalypse I'd damn sure give it a go.
I do too, and have friends who were trained to use it, but for all of their skill, they cannot cut through a tough, hard mass like the skull as though someone was cutting into a block of butter. Michonne doing that is crossing the border into superhero territory. It is like she's using a Lightsaber.
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Old October 30 2013, 02:36 PM   #410
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Why wouldn't you set these types of things all over the place to draw the Walkers AWAY from the prison?

Better yet into some sort of pit that you could set on fire daily to destroy whatever you trapped?
Shhh! Don't you dare offer rational, obvious solutions! Characters MUST stumble through bad decisions from the writers!

As a Michonne and her Katana, for all we maybe she was taking Kendo lessons or something.

I actually have a real Ninjatō (Ninja Sword) that my step father had made for me when he was in the Philippines, it's very well made and very sharp, you can physically see and feel the difference of something you would pick up from like a world of blades type place for $49.99.
So if we ever had a Zombie Apocalypse I'd damn sure give it a go.
I do too, and have friends who were trained to use it, but for all of their skill, they cannot cut through a tough, hard mass like the skull as though someone was cutting into a block of butter. Michonne doing that is crossing the border into superhero territory. It is like she's using a Lightsaber.
Yeah those guys in those vids posted above are some pretty hefty guys but in the same token the Zombie virus seems to have turned a regular human skull into the consistency of an egg shell, how many times have we seen our heroes step or stomp on a Walker head and squished it like cantaloupe?
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Old October 30 2013, 02:48 PM   #411
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I have rechargeable batteries that have been in use for 2 years and still hold a very good charge. Unused batteries can easily last for that long. Why would chargers, etc be "long gone"? And how do you know that they didn't get the solar panels sometime during the 6 month time gap? We've seen them using electricity around the prison.

If you're going to nitpick at least nitpick things that can be verified.
Oh? Can you verify they have solar panels (you never see) or chargers? To suggest either is writing for the show. At least Woodbury established a solar power source from the start. As for batteries, in order for it to last, they need to be regularly charged. Even then, batteries go bad (iPod, anyone?), so were are the replacements coming from?

I want to see the computer rick is using to put music on that media player, unless he just found that one already loaded with music.
.....and music he readily listens to. If I found my neice's player.....the pain...the pain....
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Old October 30 2013, 03:10 PM   #412
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Oh? Can you verify they have solar panels (you never see) or chargers?
Can you verify they don't? Absence of proof is not proof of absence. Basically, until a character says they don't or we see something that proves they don't, your assumption that they don't has no real merit.
To suggest either is writing for the show. At least Woodbury established a solar power source from the start. As for batteries, in order for it to last, they need to be regularly charged. Even then, batteries go bad (iPod, anyone?), so were are the replacements coming from?
Bestbuy, Walmart, Sears, etc. Take your pick. Batteries will easily last on the shelf for 2+ years.

See here for an example.


Rechargeable batteries, while they may lose their initial charge while sitting on a shelf, will still be useable (able to be charged and function) for just as many years as expendable batteries.

Moving on.....
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Old October 30 2013, 03:19 PM   #413
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Oh? Can you verify they have solar panels (you never see) or chargers?
Can you verify they don't? Absence of proof is not proof of absence. Basically, until a character says they don't or we see something that proves they don't, your assumption that they don't has no real merit.
To suggest either is writing for the show. At least Woodbury established a solar power source from the start. As for batteries, in order for it to last, they need to be regularly charged. Even then, batteries go bad (iPod, anyone?), so were are the replacements coming from?
Bestbuy, Walmart, Sears, etc. Take your pick. Batteries will easily last on the shelf for 2+ years.

See here for an example.


Rechargeable batteries, while they may lose their initial charge while sitting on a shelf, will still be useable (able to be charged and function) for just as many years as expendable batteries.
Well I have a car charger for my Zune, nothing saying they can't plug things like that in on one of their runs, just saying.

If someone ran across my abandoned 2013 Ford F-150 FX4 (yeah I went there ) and I hadn't taken anything out of it they would find (that could be possibly useful in a Z A).

1. A 40 cal S&W handgun with an extra clip, 26 hollow point rounds total.

2. A small toolbox with basic hand tools.

3. A basic first aid kit.

4. A 120 gb special edition Gears of War Zune loaded with over 5,000 songs and the car charger for it.

5. A car charger for an Andriod Razor.

6. Maps for the 5-6 surrounding major cities.

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Old October 30 2013, 03:37 PM   #414
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Ha. AMC execs have a sense of humor.

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According to AMC, "The Walking Dead" is the No. 1 show among adults 18-49.
"We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: 'The Walking Dead' is renewed for a fifth season," Charlie Collier, AMC president, said in a statement. "This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently -- and most notably -- with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more 'Dead.'"
Scott Gimple will return as showrunner for Season 5. Executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse are also on board for Season 5.
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Old October 30 2013, 04:36 PM   #415
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We've long ago had to come to terms with the fact that Walker skulls are of lesser bone density than a normal person's. They stomp them to mush, they bust them open with blunt objects, and with enough force, one splayed open with nothing more than a chain link fence against it

Get use to it. If it helps, I attribute it to being related to the zombification process, which is wholly fictional , and entirely unbelievable in and of itself. It's all part of the same bag, man
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Old October 30 2013, 05:41 PM   #416
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Swords are cooler to talk about than ankles. Well, unless you're into ankles.

Anyway, in the comics...



IMO, the REAL question is how she learned to maintain the blade. Such things, even with light use, will tarnish and wear over time. Maybe she picked up a book on katana maintenance along the way. Or, maybe the same stuff that's keeping gas, batteries and zombies from decomposing is working on sharpened blades too. :P
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Old October 30 2013, 06:50 PM   #417
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Her sword bugs me all the time. It just seems to super hero-ey for the show. But if it's there, why couldn't she get out of that situation with a only a couple walkers? and what happened to her sprained ankle?
Yes, her use of the sword is unrealistic--even for this kind of show, as she slices through skulls with the ease of cutting a pineapple.
They're rotten skulls...
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Old October 30 2013, 08:03 PM   #418
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Well so long as she looks after the blade and keeps it sharpened, there's no reason at all why that thing couldn't cut through a skull that easily. I mean, that's what they're designed to do, no? I'm sure if you check youtube there'll be no shortage of people demonstrating what a proper katana can do to melons and coconuts with relative ease.
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I don't doubt you can do that with it, I just think the whole sword wielding thing is out of place with the rest of the show.
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Old October 30 2013, 08:48 PM   #420
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I don't doubt you can do that with it, I just think the whole sword wielding thing is out of place with the rest of the show.
Daryl wields a cross bow. Actually l in a world where zombies are attracted by loud noises Michonne and Daryl's methods are better than gunfire.
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