Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kill the Wabbit

The other day a friend of mine (I'm reconsidering his status, BTW) gleefully forwarded a link to a secluded corner of the Internet. Now granted, I love secluded corners of the Internet and visit them often. But he reason he found this one so amusing was because it was a message board thread actually calling for my death!

Har har har! Ho Ho Ho! High hilarity ensues!

As far as I could interpret this call for violence against me, it appeared that the thread mavens were upset over my portrayal of "zombies" as anything other than shambling brain-eaters. It was hard to tell exactly, because no one on the thread seemed to have read either of my books. But the general idea was that zombies were for shooting and not anything else.

Anyway, it wasn't the first time that I've heard people call for my utter annihilation, and I'm sure it won't be the last (especially as my children grow older and begin wanting things like cell phones, drivers' licenses, and dates). But it did get me thinking: if I was taken out by some Zombie Purist fanatic, would I come back as a zombie? I know I'm a little past my teen years and all, but maybe I'd get a special dispensation for writing the books?

All I know is that if I do return as a zombie, I hope I do so as the brain eating kind. Although it might be pretty hard to scrounge a meal in certain secluded corners of the Internet.

9 comments:

r.a.b. said...

Oh, Daniel you cannot die! You are like my favourite author, and I would never allow it. I wonder if I would come back? Hmmm, that gets me thinking, and all this time I've been worried about my science test. Cheese and crackers!

Hang Yourself From Stolen Dreams <3 said...

Oh, wow. What losers! I mean really, they want to kill you? If you died I would never get finish the Generation Dead novels!! Noooo! Just kidding. I would be really, really sad because you're one of my role models. They didn't even read the books! What the **** is their problem?! That is MY question. This really bothers me -.- I like your zombies better then the original zombies. You make me want to date a zombie! Wow... I would like to see this site.

Delaney the Undead said...

Ahhahhahhahha Dan! I would say be more scared of your kids wanting cell phones and dates...an angry teenager is scarier to me than any internet fiend.

-Dee

Anonymous said...

Dont listen to them Daniel your books are way cooler and better then those stupid movies of the brain eating living dead.

EvilGu said...

I guess even bad publicity is good publicity, right? Lol. Don't die.

JD said...

Noooooooo! do not die. do not die on me. Hang in there, Danny-boy. Hang in there until u've finished the generation dead series and then u can let go. Anyway, 'secluded corner of the internet' sounds, um, well actually no comment on that.

Oh I wish I was an alien... said...

I like your Zombies sooo much better, because you know that they are people that can think thoughts as opposed to "RAWR!!! I WANT BRAINS!!!"

Watching said...

D: oh my! They're just ignorant buffoons who think they know everything *throws rotten tomatoes at them* They wouldn't be saying that if they've read your books.

Lita138 said...

wow! That's shocking! Gotta love the crazies! LOL