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Jan. 8th, 2015

So I've been working on a zombie fic for the past couple of months and like, I'm having a lot of fun with it but I don't know how bad it is that I really don't have much background knowledge about it. On the one hand, I feel like everyone who writes a vampire story creates their own vampire lore - in some books, sunlight hurts/kills them but in others, it doesn't affect them; in some books, garlic affects them and in others, it doesn't. So why can't I create my own zombie lore, right? I hope that's how it'll come across to my readers, anyway.

I love supernatural stuff but usually it's vampires, werewolves, witches, and shifters. Not zombies. I don't think I've ever read a book about zombies, though I have read several zombie apocalypse fics which are usually from the perspective of humans fighting off zombies. The only zombie movie I've seen was the Will Smith one - what was it...oh, I Am Legend (thanks, IMDB) - and I couldn't watch half of it because the shaky hand-cam effects were making me nauseous. I also wanted to watch Walking Dead but same problem (what's with all the shaky effects in zombie movies/shows?). I've been meaning to watch World War Z but haven't gotten around to it yet. But yeah, I think that's it. And then one day, I decide I want to write a zombie fic. Where did that even come from? Lol.

And now, after 11,000 words (and it feels like I've been writing this forever, how in the world do people write novels???), I think I'm nearing the end except that I woke up this morning with an idea for a zombie apocalypse follow-up fic, set in my universe where basically zombie-ism is like a chronic condition that's managed by regular doses of brains. Ugh, what am I getting myself into?
Some of the zombie apocalypse fics I mentioned reading in my last post:

Good Thing At A Bad Time by scottmcniceass
Fandom: 1D | Pairing: Ziam | Summary: Zayn prefers to be on his own. It's easier to survive when you don't have to worry about anyone else. Liam leads a large group of people that have taken residence in an abandoned prison. When Zayn wakes up in a prison cell, all he can think about is finding a way out. Liam makes him want to stay.

Just Like Last Tuesday, Except With Zombies by angel-dawes
Fandom: Glee | Pairing: Puckerberry | Summary: Lima is infested with zombies, and McKinley High's glee club, along with guest judge Emma Pillsbury, hole up inside the school to combat the blood-thirsty hordes.

Miles to Go Before I Sleep by mothermedusa20
Fandom: Big Bang Theory | Pairing: Sheldon/Penny | Summary: Sheldon prepares for everything- zombies, restaurant closures, and power outages. He also plans for the apocalypse by packing survival kits for each of his friends, including a certain neighbor across the hall. When the unthinkable finally happens, Penny is separated from those who can help her most until she finds a series of letters from Sheldon in the compartments of her bag. Slowly, she realizes her genius neighbor knows more than he’s ever been given credit for and that there is more to their relationship than she ever thought possible.

Hm, that's all I have in my bookmarks. Weird, I could have sworn there was an SPN one but the apocalypse fics I have for that are demons, not zombies. Oh well. Happy reading! If anyone's got any to rec, please do so! I'm always looking out for new fics and I read tons of fandoms.
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