Christmas Cliché Lookout:
That’s right, it’s a sappy Christmas Episode. Everyone has them, no one really likes them. But, you know, you’ve got to have a Christmas Episode. Or sometimes a Chanukah Episode. Or Kwanza. You know, whatever holiday most of the production staff celebrate. And, in the spirit of inclusion, you have to make sure to keep the greeting really generic. “Seasons Greetings” or “Happy Holidays” generally work well.
Of course you also have to try to keep the schmaltz within the universe of the series, at least tangentially. Sure, our protagonists are too busy surviving in the zombie filled wasteland to really celebrate Christmas, but that shouldn’t stop the people behind the scenes, right?
Okay everyone, this is a cool one. The fine folks over at GI Brick got word of our little contest. They saw our prizes and said, “This is great and all, but you know what this prize needs? More weapons and zombies?” So they sent over a brand new Zombie Apocalypse Survivor Pack to sweeten the pot. This this is cool too. Not only is it chock full of BrickArms goodness, but it’s got an awesome Zombie head, a pair of blood-stained combat knives, and two prototypes: a SABR Shotgun and a Spiked Baseball Bat. Damn straight (look out for a full review of the pack in January).
So, pot sweetened, eh?
Discussion Question: Holiday Plans:
So what’s everyone doing over the holidays? Does it involve zombies, and if not, why not?
Closing Remarks for 2011:
Well that’s it for me for 2011, folks. It’s been a heck of a fun year and I can’t wait to see what happens to Sam, Cheryl, Stewart, Murphy, and the rest of the gang in 2012. I hope you’ll stick around to find out. And tell some friends because we could use more traffic.
I’ve got some pretty awesome reviews coming in 2012, and Mutts is working on some great interviews. The comic’s anniversary is sometime in February, so I’ll probably do one of those “looking back” kind of articles to show off how much the site, and this fantastic community has grown since the beginning. Sure, it’s kind of masturbatory, but what the hell?