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I was sick a couple of weeks ago, feeling and looking DISGUSTING. My head throbbed like a Dickinson "funeral in my brain and mourners to and fro" poem. My eyes leaked like a plague victim in The Stand. My only incentive for living was the Walking Dead marathon, which I'd have gotten out of bed to watch even if it meant slouching towards the sofa like a rough beast.
Everyone in my family LOVES The Walking Dead. We sync our iPads to The Walking Dead site. We vote in the polls. We get extra newsy tidbits reserved for fans. We're freakishly attached to The Talking Dead show, a discussion group immediately following Walking Dead episodes. We play The Walking Dead board game as a family and for Christmas, we got Walking Dead action figures to fit our personalities according to the Walking Dead Personality Test: Which Character are You?
My sister's personality was a match for...duh, can you guess: Andrea. My nephew tested out as Dale, my son Glenn Rhee, and my daughter as T-Dog. Unfortunately, nearly all of these characters have died yet their memories shall live forever in our motley crew. Poor Andrea. May she rest in peace. Truthfully though? That chick was making me sick. I was like "What In the Hell are you Doing Sleeping with The Governor? Can't you figure out that any guy with decapitated zombie heads in an aquarium isn't a man you wanna be copulating with?" It took enormous restraint on my part, to keep from throwing my Women Who Love Psychopaths book at the television.
Those bad boy characters can really mess up a good woman's life. Just ask me. I married one and was forced to walk away from the marriage before I turned. It was close call. Thank God my values held me steady when he claimed to be too sexy for his pants. Values and principles have always held me in good stead, even when falling short of perfect action. As in free fall short occasionally. You won't go wrong putting principles above personalities tho' it's never easy to do.
Our rag-tag crew of survivors we affectionately call family, hopes Sheriff Rick pulls himself together and counters the Governor's tyrannical reign. Somebody has to organize the community. Somebody has to take the blame when things go wrong.
This won't surprise people who've gotten to know me over the years, but I tested out as Sheriff Rick. Sheriff Rick is the moral yet flawed good guy going slightly crazy when his wife died (or her husbaNd ran away, ha!) That's when Sheriff Rick started talking on the phone to nobody. Check. Heard a ring nobody heard but himself. Check. Saw things other people didn't see. Check. Wandered outside prison gates muttering to himself. Check. During the third season of the zombie apocalypse, Sheriff Rick was only intermittently sane. If he starts writing "I am a WoNderful Woman of Worth" on his arm, I'll search my house for spy cameras. (Now if only my X would wander through pastures while wearing a gossamer white gown, that would give me some closure.)
By the last episode of the third season, a traumatized Sheriff Rick had come full circle having passed through a Super Control Freak Stage betraying his communal values. When you find yourself crying during zombie apocalypse movies because a ragtag band of survivors overcame their fear and distrust of one another, you know you're gonna do just fine from there on out. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to know which character some of you might be. If you're interested in sharing, I'd like to keep tabs on the Governors hanging out in cyberspace. So here's the test and it doesn't take long to complete the questions (you'll be asked to make situational choices. This is not a yes or no quiz).
p.s. The Walking Dead video game is a fantastic point-and-click adventure story. Accumulated choices change the story which makes it curious seeing how many people survive your decision-making. The game has won numerous game of the year awards and it deserves critic-and-fan's accolades, in my opinion. You can read more about The Walking Dead Video Game on Wikipedia and if you have an iPad, go to your Apps link. The first episode is free; subsequent episodes can be purchased separately or all together for fifteen bucks! You will LOVE Clementine. Actually, you will probably (unless you don't have a heart OR imagination) sympathize with each character in the game since writers have done an outstanding job with character development.