Shizzle and Dizzle and Zombie Love

Sometimes, inspiration is easier than Paris Hilton. It’s not really that easy to come by, but sometimes you get lucky. Of course, luck is usually a byproduct of busting it on a daily basis. So when I found inspiration by literally just sitting on my ass this afternoon, I was digging the irony.

Went to see Mockingjay with my lovely daughter. She turned me on to the Suzanne Collins books a few years ago and we have been feasting on the cinematic versions ever since. I was initially miffed (pissed) when they halved the final chapter, but after seeing it, I do believe they made the right choice.

I’m gonna throw in a spoiler alert, so if you don’t want to know what happens, scroll down a tad.


Mockingjay Spoiler Alert:

Everybody dies.


It was near the end of the movie that an idea hit me over the head and asked me to take it home. I like my ideas the way I like my women .. strong, decisive and ready for anything. This one checked all my boxes, and so I ran it by Christy and she approved. Which is why we will be considering how to maneuver it into our story moving forward.

And speaking of our Editor in Chief, she came up with the truly brilliant idea of creating a space for Sam and Dave in the blogosphere, so there will be more news on that front in the weeks to come.

Anyways, I’m dealing up another installment of Sam and Dave’s Inconvenient Truths this Sunday. It’s gonna be Dave and his lonesome song journey to the love of his life. No spoilers, not even a hint of what comes next . . sooooo, you’ll just have to catch it on Sunday.

If you want to know what inspires us to imagine a world full of flesh eating zombies? Welp, that’s easy.







20 thoughts on “Shizzle and Dizzle and Zombie Love

  1. I haven’t seen either Mockingjay movie, yet. I figured I would wait until part II came out and watch them both. I did enjoy the books. And that video doesn’t make me laugh. It almost makes me cry. I simply don’t understand what drives these people. I don’t even think they really know what they are fighting over. They’re just grabbing stuff and fighting over it. One of the scenes was pillows. Pillows! Sheesh. Anyway . . . I hope you had a good Thanksgiving! 🙂

    • I devoured the books, it was probably why I am partial to Hunger Games over the Divergent and Maze Runner series, where I didn’t read the books beforehand.

      As for the vid, no, it’s not funny at all. It’s sad, it’s depressing. I remember when my kids were babies, everyone had Elmo fever one Christmas. I didn’t get it then, I don’t get it now. I let my kids know early on, I will not risk life and limb for a gift. Ever.

      Had a really beautiful Thanksgiving, thanks for asking.

  2. The irony of Thanksgiving and being grateful for what we have…followed by Black Friday where we rush out to buy stuff we don’t need. God bless the USA.

    Ahhhh… strong ideas/strong women… now I see why we get along so peachily.

    Meant to say thanks the other day for the Alanis song “Thank U”. That was the very first song on my last marathon playlist.
    “The moment I let go of it
    Was the moment I got more than I could handle”

    Being thankful for each experience, good and bad, because (we live) we learn from it all, and it all made us who we are today. I’m a huge Alanis fan to, btw. Been working on a piece about how all the time growing up I thought I was more Madonna, but turns out I was more Alanis all along. Sounds weirder than it is.

    Looking forward to seeing Dave tomorrow! -c

    • Can’t wait to read that one, C.

      Lemme know what you think of this. I took your advice and cut out that part where Dave was watching her, it was lunky and I couldn’t make it work.

      Oh by the way. Do you know what 23rd and Stanley signifies? It’s an Easter egg.

      • Hey! I’m toast tonight, but you know how much I loved the post. It was my shining light today, and a beautiful fire on a frigid day.
        I loved the entire post and, as an editor, not a single word was out of place. ‘Twas perfect!

  3. I loved the Hunger Games series in novel form. Devoured the books just as you did, which is unusual for me, because I normally do not read dystopian fiction. The world is bleak enough as it is, thank you very much. I couldn’t bring myself to see the movies, though.

    I think the reason I loved Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games is the same reason I love Sam and Dave’s stories — it’s character-driven storytelling, as opposed to plot driven. I’d follow the characters anywhere.

    Glad you got to spend time with your daughter on Thanksgiving. The boy came home and brought a college friend who was visiting him in Boston. We laughed a lot and talked a lot, played CAH, and watched a very bizarre French film.

    I did not go anywhere near a store on Black Friday. Because. Dystopian.

  4. Okay, so I’m sitting at my desk. Helllooooo…it’s Sunday morning. Just waiting on Dave…and flesh-eating zombies.
    I’ll be back whenever you are.
    Glad you enjoyed the show. We want to get out and see it as well, but are covered in ice and snow. I loved the books for all of the reasons Mary outlined ^^^

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