Tattoo Tuesday: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead comic is one of the few series that constantly stresses me out. With complex and interesting characters thrown into unbearable situations, there’s bound to be some emotions involved. And for me, it has been all of them. Issue 100 left me devastated for days, to say the least. I still don’t like to talk about it. (Obsessed much?!)

Although my opinion of the comic and TV show waivers from positive to negative at times, my love for The Walking Dead always remains.

And to think that I thought I was a huge fan of The Walking Dead!

I include all the information about each tattoo that was available. If you’re interested in your tattoo being featured on a past or future Tattoo Tuesday or Tattoo Tuesday Featurette, email me at jamila[@]girlgonegeekblog[.]com.

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drago1983‘s The Walking Dead Logo Tattoo [Source]

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Sam Marie‘s The Walking Dead Comic, Rick Grimes Tattoo . Tattoed by Curt Baer at Championship Tattoo. Redding, CA.

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Carl Grimes [Source]

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Tattoo by Artsaurus [Source]

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Rick Grimes tattoo – Done by Filip in Interskin, Staines [Source]

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Zombie Lori from The Walking Dead comic, back cover art (Half done). Tattoo by senshicat [Source]

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Original art by Tony Moore, Tattooed by BigDealTattoos [Source]

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walking-dead-tattoo-bike-girlWalking Dead Bike Girl Tattoo by Paul Acker [Source]

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walking dead tattoo rick grimes 1Rick Grimes – Walking Dead Tattoo by Chris Jones [Source]

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dlowery317‘s Zombie Shane from The Walking Dead TV Show. By James Rowe at Tattoo Station Tennessee [Source]

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Walking Dead – Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) Tattoo [Source]

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Walking Dead Zombie Girl Tattoo by Ron Russo [Source]

the walking dead tattoo zombie 2Tattoo by graynd [Source]

the walking dead tattoo zombie 3Tattoo by Bob Tyrrell [Source]

the walking dead tattoo zombieWork in Progress by spidey1 [Source]

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TV Talk: The Walking Dead Episode 309 ‘The Suicide King’

TV Talk: There will be spoilers about the featured episode and previous episodes. I will not discuss major spoilers from the shows source material (even though I really want to). However, I might compare the source material and show only after that event has happened, or clearly won’t happen. TV Talk isn’t really a recap, or an official review. It’s how I feel about the episode and show in general. Just me, talkin’ about TV.

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a TV Talk, but it’s time I shared my thoughts on a platform other than Twitter.

the-walking-dead-3.09-the-suicide-king-explosionAs you probably know, I’m a pretty big fan of The Walking Dead. I read the comics, watch the show, play the game… I literally have the show in my calendar as an event. However, what I don’t do is blind admiration. I adore the show. It stresses me out in a way that may concern others. But I’m not ignorant to its faults. Now I don’t mean to worry you, I actually enjoyed almost all of this episode, but it left me a little nervous, and I’ll tell you why.

If TWD writers learned anything from season 2, it was that fans were not fond of the slow-paced farm life. I valued the melodrama and character development that occurred, but of course it dragged on like a hot and humid southern summer. Season 3 on the other hand has been the complete opposite. It has been intense to the point where I feel like I’m out of breath after watching an episode. It’s exciting again. (Yay!) All of the things I love from the comic are happening… all except one. Rick loosing his mind.

Rick’s mental break is completely understandable. Add up a zombie apocalypse, plus killing your best friend and your cheater wife dying, and you have the perfect ingredients for a mental breakdown. But I don’t want this to happen to Rick. I want him to be strong, and more importantly sane. I didn’t like the “phone thing” in the comic, and it still annoys me on the show. the walking dead the sucide king

I feel like there’s a link missing that doesn’t make the “Crazy Rick story” fit quite right. It feels more like an awkward and forced way to illustrate the stresses of living in a perpetual war zone. Excuse me if this sounds strange, but Rick seeing dead Lori took it too far. Yes, I know I’m talking about a zombie show, but it’s “my” zombie show. I love it dearly, therefore feel I can say when I think it may be headed in the wrong direction. The Crazy Rick storyline, despite how much it makes sense in the scheme of things, I feel can easily jump the shark. I’m not entirely against it, but apprehensive of where it could go.

Enough of crazy old Rick… Now onto some random musing about what happened in this episode. Michonne isn’t going anywhere, let’s be real. So I’m not worried about Rick being determined to throw her out. He’s going to need her when The Gov comes looking for revenge. I’m still really excited to have Tyreese on the show, Rick can’t kick them out. They didn’t bring them in and make us like them for him to kick them out an episode later. So the walking dead the sucide king rick grimesI’m not too worried about that either. Carl continues to be the bad ass that he is. It was a very touching (and sad) moment when he confessed to Carol that all he thinks about is being mean to his mom. There’s no amount of therapy that can fix that kid. Although, much time hasn’t passed in the show, you can already tell Carl’s personality has been dramatically molded by the apocalypse. In my opinion, he’s found a way to deal with it better than anyone else on the show.

Oh and Daryl will come back. He has to come back…

Sunday Funnies- Every Episode of The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead finale is tonight and I can’t wait to see some beautiful gory zombies and sexy head shots! *click click boom*

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TV Talk: The Walking Dead Episode 211 ‘Judge, Jury, Executioner’

TV Talk: There will be spoilers about the featured episode and previous episodes. I will not, however, discuss spoilers from the shows source material (even though I really want to). However, I might compare the source material and show only after that event has happened, or clearly won’t happen. TV Talk isn’t really a recap, or an official review. It’s how I feel about the episode and show in general. Just me, talking about TV. 

The Walking Dead Episode 211 ‘Judge, Jury, Executioner’

This is the Rick I know. These past few episodes TV Rick has really been aligning with the Comic Rick, and I love it. But I do admit, it’s scary to see Rick make these critical decisions and they’ve only had a taste of the horrors that the humans and zombies will bring. I mean, they haven’t even met the governor yet!

Now let’s talk about the moment of the night, Dale’s death. I was completely shocked by his (very gross) death. I think the comics tainted my view of characters longevity in the tv show. Dale’s death wasn’t just the death of his character, it was the death of everything he stood for.

In this episode he’s the only one trying to save Randall’s life. He’s clinging to how life used to be and wants to remain ignorant on how much the world has changed. He was mostly likely going to be the only one to urge the group to hang on to their fleeting humanity in this now inhumane world. I’m interested to see how much that will affect the groups future decisions.

Random reflections:

  • – I sensed a bit of foretelling when Dale told Rick, “You think about your son… The message you’re giving him.” Just sayin’!
  • – And can we all take a moment to reflect on how cute the scene was between Hershel and Glenn.
  • – Was T-Dog even in this episode?
  • – Carl is 10 going on 35. That’s what happens to kids when the world has gone to shit. He ended up indirectly saving Randalls life (at least for this episode) and getting Dale killed.
  • – Also Carl, didn’t your mom ever tell you not to throw rocks at zombies?
  • – I saw someone tweet that Daryl went from the Sawyer of the group to Sayid (from Lost), and I agree.

Overall I really enjoyed this episode. They did a fantastic job highlighting the new world these characters are living in and the choices and responsibilities that come with it.

28 Geeks Later- A Short Zombie Film

“I just don’t think we should run, it’s not what I grew up with.”, said one zombie to another. These nerd zombies bitch and groan about how inauthentic they are because they can think, and talk and run. Which is exactly what you’d imagine a bunch of infected undead nerds doing during the inevitable apocalypse. This funny short zombie film was written by 
Tyler James Nicol

 and stars Duchess Jenean L. Skappak, JJ Webb and Tyler James Nicol.

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Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story

I love zombies and musicals, but never in my wildest dreams did I think someone would create a zombie musical! Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story is just what you’d image a zombie musical would be campy, bloody, funny and of course an obligatory “Thriller’ish” dance. If you liked Dr. Horrible or Reefer Madness then Rigamortis is definitely worth a shot (no pun intended… okay it was intended).

“After humanity quells an undead uprising,the last two remaining zombies pair up in search of sanctuary, but instead find love.

Rigamortis takes place shortly after humanity has put down a recent zombie outbreak.  The last two zombies left “undead” are looking for their place in the world, while one lonely zombie hunter’s newfound fame and glory can’t fill the hole in his heart left by the recent loss of his now undead love. The characters are forced to confront zombies, angry mobs, double-barreled shotguns, and an ever-dangerous thing called love, until fate brings them all face to face in an explosive finale.[Rigamortismovie.com]”

This musical gives me a tinge of guilt now that I think back to every zombie I shot in the head assuming it wanted my brains but it might have just wanted… love. This 40 minute low-budget musical is available to watch in full length for a limited time via YouTube. Who knew the undead could carry a tune?!

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Zombie Stationery

I would revert back to the old-fashioned ways of *gasp* hand writing letters if they could be done on this too-cool-for-words zombie stationery. Not only are they gory but designed exceptionally well. I went through to mild bought of depression when I realized these weren’t for sale.

They were created by Behance Network for the German crime and horror cable channel 13th Street which is now their official stationery.

Credit and Awards for this unbelievably awesome undead design:

Credits:
Client: NBC UNIVERSAL Global Networks Deutschland GmbH
Agency: Jung von Matt AG, Germany
Creative Directors: Jacques Pense, Michael Ohanian
Art Directors: Matthias Kracker, Stefan R?singer
Copywriters: Lennart Frank
Graphic Artist: Karla Kurz
Account Manager: Kerstin Stutzmann, Ruben Ockenfels
Post Production: Recom
Production: Frank Schweizer
Published: 2008 

Awards:
New York Festivals – Silver
ADC Germany – Bronze
ADC Europe – Finalist
D&AD – In Book


[Source: Geekosystem and Behance]