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Thu
Oct 4 2012 4:30pm

Social Skills During the Zombie Apocalypse: The Walking Dead, Rhiannon Frater, and Jesse Petersen

The Walking Dead’s Rick, Lori, and Shane*SPOILER ALERT: If you are not up to date with The Walking Dead, please read at your own risk.

It’s the end of the world. Zombies are in abundance, lurking around every corner, looking for their next meal. Hey, look! There’s Lori and Shane from The Walking Dead having sex in the woods. Or maybe it’s Lori and Rick. Hell, I can’t keep up. My feelings for Lori aside, the point I’m trying to make is that intimacy continues to happen even in the direst of times.

But why, when the world is falling apart around you and death is knocking at your door, would intimacy and sex even cross your mind? During the zombie apocalypse, intimacy is extremely important to the health and well-being of any human, and you obtain a healthy well-being through socialization, support and love.

[Live like you're dying...]

Mon
Aug 27 2012 11:00am

True Blood Season 5, Episode 12 Recap: Save Yourself

Bill done drank that Kool-Aid.Eric and Nora embark on their final mission to bring down the Authority and save Pam, Jessica and Bill. Alcide realizes that he must stand up to JD in order to bring respect and justice back to his kind. Sam and Luna use their skills to rescue Emma, and poor Andy is left wondering why he ever let his “little brain” get him into so much trouble.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oh, Russell. I guess your megalomania crown must be passed down. Sad to see you go, you crazy fuck. Anyone wonder where Steve ran off to? Nora is quite taken by Sookie’s blood. Her first fairy encounter? Thankfully, Eric steps in and politely tells her to back the hell off. And Jason sees his mother. Does anyone wonder why Jason doesn’t have any special powers? Or maybe he does? Being dumb as a rock and psychotic don’t count.

[Does it ever?...]

Mon
Aug 13 2012 11:17am

True Blood Season 5, Episode 10 Recap: Gone, Gone, GONE!

Bill in True Blood Season 5, episode 10, Gone Gone GoneThis week’s episode ups the ante as the Authority tries to cover up their obsession with Lilith and all things bloody. Sam and Luna set out in search of Emma and Jason and Sookie finds a mysterious scroll. Meanwhile, Elijah, the new sheriff of Area 5, lays down the law with Pam and Tara. Hoyt decides to leave his old life behind. And lastly, Russell steps further off the crazy train in seek of a higher calling.

(Need to catch up? Check out our previous recaps: Episode 5.01 |Episode 5.02 | Episode 5.03 | Episode 5.04 | Episode 5.05 | Episode 5.06 | Episode 5.07 | Episode 5.08 | Episode 5.09)

HIGHLIGHTS

The episode opens with the news reporting even more True Blood factories being blown to smithereens. They expect a 50% spike in human attacks. Well, duh. Reverend Newlin tries to weasel their way outta that theory during a live interview later in the show. Fitting, since he kind of looks like a weasel.
Sookie gets an unannounced visit from Mike, the town coroner, who promptly tells her he’s looking forward to a Sookie-licious meal. Sookie never gets a break, but you can’t fault her quick thinking. Chopstick death, FTW!

[Move over, Jason Bourne...]

Sun
Aug 12 2012 4:00pm

Compare and Contrast: Romance Novel and Olympics Heroes

Hercules statueDuring the Olympics, we’ve all witnessed some pretty incredible athletes overcome serious odds, beat records, or compete with fierce determination. Thousands of fans cheered them on in the stands and millions upon millions cheered them on across the globe. We are infatuated with our heroes, but why do we hoist them onto a pedestal in the first place?

Is it because they inspire and motivate us to do our personal best? Or maybe it’s because we envy them, wishing we had the athletic ability, intelligence, courage, good looks, or countless other qualities that make up a good hero. It’s not so bad, picturing yourself in their shoes—whether it’s an Olympian or your favorite romantic hero.

[It’s not just being a street-wise Hercules you know...]