We are a community fan blog for the hit comic book and TV series The Walking Dead.
This site is updated and maintained by fans, for fans. Our blog authoring team are doing a fantastic job with all of their articles - they are definitely worth a read. But don't just take it from me, hear what they have to say below.
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Meet the team...
I am the site owner of TalkingWalkingDead.com so obviously I am a massive Walking Dead fan. My first experience with the Walking Dead was back in 2010 when the Pilot episode "Days Gone Bye" aired on TV. I remember seeing it a week later than the US due to the fact I live in Scotland, UK. Back then, the episodes didn't show for us until a week had passed - it was painful. I was instantly hooked, and by the time Season 2 was confirmed I decided to create a blog where other fans could share their thoughts and opinions on the series. Fast forward 6 years and here we are. There's been many problems with the website along the way, but I won't get into that here. The main thing is we are back, just in time for Season 7.
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I am in part just a geeky fan girl who grew up reading large amounts of science fiction and horror, borrowed mostly from a local library, almost 100 years old and said to be haunted. Early self-exposure to good writing - the first “grown up” book I read, at age 11, was Stephen King’s The Shining - gave me a love for well developed characters and plots. I try to focus on this in my writing about the characters of The Walking Dead.
I have a BS from the University of Southern Indiana with a double major of journalism and sociology, although I am not currently using either in the “real world.” I also attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia studying in the Master of Applied Sociology program, with emphasis in gender roles and women’s studies. Gender roles in media of all forms… television, cinema, art, literature, music… are of great interest to me and something I also plan to explore in relation to world of The Walking Dead. I am Hoosier born and bred and it is true what they say: “You can take the girl out of the mid-west but you can’t take the mid-west out of the girl!”
I like comfort foods and when I talk, I tend to drop the “g” off the end of any words ending in “ing.” I’ve been married since 1999 to my best friend. Jeff not only puts up with my quirkiness, he seems to love me all the more for it. If you see a typo, it’s his fault; he is my copy editor. We have no children, just a cat, Dippy, who adopted us several years ago. (It’s kind of like having a perpetual 5 year old. All day long “feed me, love me, pay attention to me.”) When I’m not reading or writing, I’m usually on the back of Jeff’s motorcycle, straightening out the twisties on some back country road.
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My earliest memories didn’t start with Disney movies, but with movies like The Last Unicorn, Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and Legend. I can remember sneaking my Dads books in the middle of the night, after he had gone to bed, reading under my blanket with a flashlight. Books about places that didn’t exist, objects that couldn’t be real, about people doing amazing and impossible things. This is how my love for science fiction and fantasy started.
This will sound extremely cliché, but my first exposure to anime was Akira back when I was 16. You gotta remember, we didn’t have the internet at this time. We had to go to comic book stores, and participated in things like D&D and MTG. People shared new finds all the time. This is also, where my first experience with a wonderful black and white film happened. VHS. Night of the Living Dead. 1968. The beautiful work of George Romero.
You can imagine, over the years how I’ve watched the evolution of zombies. I remember the first time I saw AMCs The Walking Dead Trailer, it’s release date for Halloween back in 2010. I never expected any network to ever make a zombie series. If there was going to be one, I had expected it on SyFy (never really putting any money into it), AMC would of never been on my list of expected networks to host this amazing show.
I will always be a TWD fan, and I’m looking forward to sharing this experience with all the other Deadheads!
The rest of the team will be getting added soon - stay tuned :)