Free Zombie Story & We Are On Smashwords!

Free zombie story

Free Zombie Story & We Are On Smashwords!

It is the giving season, and instead of going out and giving our money away to companies, we are instead giving back to you, our lovely and always appreciated readers.

Click here to download your free Zombie story from Zombie Killing Stoners, Episode 2.

If you enjoy the story (and we think you will), consider buying the books. In addition to Amazon, we are also available on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.

C Che is working as we speak on Episode 3. This has been a long time coming, and we will keep you posted about publishing dates and such.

Enjoy!free zombie story

 

 

Meet Juniper Peanut-Darlin’

Juniper

I realized this weekend that I haven’t updated this blog in almost six months. So I wanted to reassure you that C. Che and I are still here – We Are Not Zombies!

Meet Juniper Peanut-Darlin’

When Miss Smiley passed away in January, we were devastated! When I saw the ads for Adoptapalooza at Union Square park in April, where the corporate sponsors cover all adoption fees, 100I put it on the calendar.

C. Che didn’t want to go and kept coming up with excuses. I ignored him, and we are both happy that I did!

When we moved to Turks and Caicos, Miss Smiley adopted us. She just started showing up regularly and insistently until we took her in full time. C. Che wanted that to happen here.

So, we showed up at Union Square at the start time, landlord and vet references in hand and two others ready to call. And at the Posh Pets Rescue table this little girl leaped into C. Che’s arms in a full-on front hug. He put her down and she jumped on me. And so it went.

Her name is Juniper and she was rescued from dog meat butchers in Thailand by Soi Dog. The butchers like the dogs to be scared, because it flavors the meet, so the dogs are basically tortured – kept packed in tiny cages, starved, and often skinned alive while the other dogs listen and watch. She is 5 years old, 30#, scarred everywhere, totally scared, and sweet as can be.

Four and a half month later, with tons of love and great training from Tasha Bute, she is calmer and we are totally in love. We have discovered some old injuries that cause some chronic pain and that she takes stress into her guts (the canine version of human colitis and IBS), but all told, she is wonderful!

Follow her on Instagram @juniperpeanut.

 

Amazon TOS Now Covers the Zombie Apocalypse

Amazon TOS Now Covers the Zombie Apocalypse

Now game developers who are working with Amazon’s new Lumberyard Materials can truly help out in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse. The Amazon TOS now covers the Zombie Apocalypse.

So, while in normal times developers must not write game software to be used militarily, this rule is dropped during the Zompoc.

Clause 57.10 of the AWS terms of service:

The Lumberyard Materials are not intended for use with life-critical or safety-critical systems, such as use in operation of medical equipment, automated transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, aircraft or air traffic control, nuclear facilities, manned spacecraft, or military use in connection with live combat.

However, this restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization.

Gotta love this! But it makes sense, doesn’t it? Why not have game software developers help the military after the Zompoc, when all other bets are off?

Yet another reason to love Amazon. And maybe another plot addition to ZKS?

(photo by Gage Skidmore)

Zombie Nativity Scene Approved

Zombie Nativity Scene

The Infamous Zombie Nativity Scene of Ohio Has Finally Been Approved

We are so thankful to live in New York City, where people are generally pretty tolerant of their neighbors. In fact, I could see any fun take on a Nativity Scene going over well here, where people have a sense of humor.

Things haven’t gone so well for Jasen Dixon in the suburbs of Cincinnati, OH. For two years his awesome Zombie Nativity Scene has met with a cold reaction from so-called Christian neighbors and the County Clerk’s Office. Claiming that the scene was too large, the township fined Dixon $500 per day.

That is over now, as the township has approved the Christmas decoration! Yay!

In addition, religious groups in the area are still leaving messages. Some indicate that “God frowns upon this manger scene” and that any child of God would understand.

All of this is documented on the Zombie Nativity Scene Facebook page. That is also where the image came from.

Frankly, we here at Zombie Killing Stoners love a good joke, and this Zombie Nativity is so obviously done with humor that we can’t even imagine someone being offended. Seriously people, get a sense of humor!

Here is more about the Zombie Nativity Scene controversy:

 

 

Top 10 Movie Zombies

top 10 movie zombies

Top 10 Movie Zombies are here!

Lists abound of the top Zombie movies, Zombie shows, Zombie books. But even in a great Zombie movie, there is usually just one or two Zombies that we really remember (especially since we tend to smoke a lot of pot during movies, which can make it hard to remember).

The guys at WatchMojo.com have come with their list of the top 10 most memorable movie Zombies, pulling from both old and new films.

Do you agree with their choices? Any other zombies that you think should have made the list? Leave a comment and let us know!

Zombie Apocalypse – Best Place to Hide?

zombie apocalypse

Hiding will be hard after the Zombie Apocalypse.

According to CBS News, researchers at Cornell University have published a report finding that the Rocky Mountains are the best place in the United States to hide during/after the Zombie Apocalypse.

Big cities like New York, not so much.

In “The Statistical Mechanic of Zombies”, which will be presented this week at the American Physical Society meeting in San Antonio, TX, researchers looked at

a full scale simulation of an outbreak in the United States, and discover that for ‘realistic’ parameters, we are largely doomed,” the study’s abstract said.

“Modeling zombies takes you through a lot of the techniques used to model real diseases, albeit in a fun context,” Cornell physics graduate student Alex Alemi told Phys.org.

The research team used various equations factoring in population and rate-of-infection to determine how and where a fictional zombie outbreak would spread across the U.S.

Basically, densely populated areas will go first after the zombie apocalypse, giving less populated areas a chance to prepare. The northern Rockies will do the best.

To us, the difference in Manhattan is that it is an island, so once you cut off all access by blowing up bridges and tunnels, no more new zombies wandering in.

And you have enormous buildings with great infrastructure, including alternative energy sources and uber-security.

Zombie Killing Stoners is set in one such building in lower Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bridge. Totally secure, with lots of infrastructure and tenants who are both well heeled and well armed.

We find that situation to be much more interesting. Hope you do too.