Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

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I saw Ann from Ann’s Reading Corner post this book tag with an open invitation. I love zombies so I’m totally in.

The Rules:

Choose 5 books.

  1. Randomly set up your books in order.
  2. Flip to a random page in the book and write down the first two names you see.
  3. Put the names in the categories listed below in the order you saw them.
  4. Have fun imagining your apocalypse team getting ripped to shreds one by one.

I’ve decided to take a slightly different direction with the and use Shakespearean plays.

1. Much ado abou Nothing

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2. The Tempest

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3. Hamlet

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4. Titus Andronicus

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5. Macbeth

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Our characters:

  • Benedick
  • Beatrice
  • Miranda
  • Prospero
  • Hamlet
  • Horatio
  • Lucius
  • Titus
  • Macbeth
  • Seyton

Let the zombies attack!!!

The first person to die: Benedick

Benedick was a soldier, but I got the feeling he was all talk and would certainly be no match for a bunch of zombies. I bet he gave them an earful while he was being eaten.

The person you trip to escape the zombies: Beatrice

Sorry love!! She wouldn’t have been able to run in that skirt anyway. At least she doesn’t need to worry about Hero now, although I dare say I would get a tongue lashing as I was running away.

The person that trips you to get away from the zombies: Miranda

Miranda is the 15 year old daughter of Prospero and she has lived with him in exile from the tender age of 3. I would have thought Miranda would go to pieces in this situation, but liaising with Caliban, her fathers magical subject, has clearly taught her a thing or two about survival. You go girl!

Team Idiot: Prospero

I’m really disappointed in Prospero. He’s a smart guy – too smart some might say – which is why he was exiled in the first place. Perhaps his source wasn’t correct and magic wasn’t as effective as he believed it would be. Sometimes there’s no substitute for real world experience. Have a long hard think about what you’ve done, dude.

The Brains of the Group: Hamlet

As he has demonstrated, Hamlet is perfectly capable of coming up with a plan or five when the chips are down. Execution has always been his issue (if you’ll pardon the pun). Just as well he has a team to rely on!

The Team Medic: Horatio

Horatio – Hamlet’s dear, supportive friend – would be totally awesome at this. He also does the comforting ‘it’s going to be ok’ thing very well, even when everything around him is going to hell in a hand basket. Good work Horatio, good work.

The Weapon’s Expert: Lucius

Only surviving son of Titus, Lucius is pretty good with a sword. Having been banished from Rome he knows how to look after himself – and hopefully a group too.

The Team’s Brawler: Titus Andronicus

Dude killed his enemy’s sons, baked them into pies and fed them to her. DO NOT piss him off.

The first person to turn into a zombie: Macbeth

This guy was very much about getting to the top job by taking out everyone else who stood in his way. But the stress of it all sent him over the edge. I can see him turning and running towards the hoard of the undead screaming  “is this a zombie I see before me?!?”

Team Leader: Seyton

Given that Seyton is Macbeth’s chief servant, and possibly some sort of military officer, who stands by him when everyone else is losing their heads and abandoning the cause, I have great faith in him for potential leadership skills. If anyone can save us, it’s Seyton. I’m sure that the fact his name sounds like Satan means nothing at all.

That was heaps of fun – I’m surprised I made it out alive. What do you think of my Shakespearian zombie crew??

I tag everyone who wants to play!!!  Perhaps there are some more themed zombie crews just waiting to have their stories told!

 

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3 Days 3 Quotes Tag, Day 3

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I’m late but I got there in the end! Finishing up our 3 Days 3 Quotes Tag, courtesy of Okoto Enigma – don’t forget to check her blog if you haven’t already!

Today, I’m going to hit you up with some Shakespeare. I fell in love with Will the first time I met him – over the Merchant of Venice in year 10 English and I’m pretty sure this is going to be a life long affair for me.

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It really annoys me when people make out that Shakespeare’s work terribly  intellectual and that you need a degree to understand him. This is utter nonsense. I reckon Shakespeare’s current equivalent would be George R.R. Martin and Game of Thrones – I don’t think he’s reached Shakespeare’s death toll yet but he must be getting close.

tennant-hamletShakespeare’s work is fairly obese with amazing quotes, but my absolute favourite is from Hamlet – which I’m sure you’ve already guessed.

Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

In other words, things are just things, events are just events. It is how we think about them that affects the way we interact with the world.

(I now have a deep seated desire to watch David Tennant sulk, cry and pretend to be nuts for 3 hours ….)

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