#FearTWD #BecauseTheyBuiltAn #AmusementPark On #CatalinaIsland

So apparently the Walking Dead have constructed an amusement park in Avalon on Catalina Island — excuse me, “Catrina Island” — in an attempt to draw in more victims. You may want to visit Two Harbors instead.

Some of this stuff is really there.

Here’s what Avalon looks like from a similar angle when it’s not being overrun by the living dead and their ambitious waterfront redevelopment endeavors:

Avalon apparently had a post-apocalyptic building boom.

And of course the panoramic view:


From the air, we can sort of get an idea of where the “Catrina Island” ranger station was located:


As for staying on the island or leaving, I’d have gone with staying, at least until Lloyd’s of Avalon runs out of caramel apples.  After all, it’s the zombie apocalypse.  Once the caramel apples are gone, they’re gone for good.  Unlike, say, gasoline, of which there appears to be an unlimited supply.

You like apples? How do you like THOSE apples?

By the way, did anyone else have a “look at the flowers” flashback in that final scene? Or was it just me?

Teaser Tuesday 4/12/2016: “The Golem and the Jinni”

So this week I’m reading The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker, which is not about Grundy and somebody who does not grant wishes, but rather, about a golem whose master dies almost immediately after she becomes animated and a jinni who is accidentally freed from an olive oil decanter while it is in for repairs.


Both of these rather lost supernatural creatures find themselves adrift in New York City at the very end of the 19th century.  Hilarity, most likely, does not ensue.

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Teaser Tuesday 4/5/2016: “Ramage”

So this week I’m reading Ramage, by Dudley Pope. No, “Ramage” is not Scooby-Doo trying to say “Damage”; it’s the first book in a 1960s-era naval series along the lines of the “Horatio Hornblower” novels — at least, I assume it’s along those lines, since I never read the “Hornblower” books or saw the television series. But look! Boats!

Somewhere, beyond the sea ...
Somewhere, beyond the sea …

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