They bombed my city and I’m scared….

I work in Boston’s Back Bay-Copley area. I had lunch with my bestie at Copley square last week and that spot between the two bombs is where you can usually find some great food trucks. Sugar Heaven, that candy store next to Marathon Sports where all the blood is staining the sidewalk, is where I bought my co-workers candy because they helped me prep and score my sweet new job. All of that is now... Read more

April Fool’s

In case you haven’t already figured it out (it probably wasn’t that hard though), my last post was an April Fool’s joke. Sadly, ICoS isn’t really building bunkers (but maybe some day!). Okay, so for real, I am back at ICoS (though I never really left). I may not get a post up every week, but I’m hoping for at least every other week. Lots of stuff still happening in my offline life (which is weird... Read more

Tower Offense? Yes, Please; I’ll Take ANOMALY 2.

ANOMALY 2 from 11 bit studios is going to be available for demo at PAX East this weekend and I’m stoked! Why? Obviously, I’m for anything thing that leads with “build war mechs,” but this glee is mainly because I’m a huge geek for tower defense games. Ninja Town is for real my favorite game. I lent it to my mom and then strongly considered buying a new copy because I missed it. But ANOMALY 2 isn’t a tower defense game.... Read more

Post-Apocalypse: The land of hairy women.

So, I watch a lot of post-apocalyptic and dystopian TV. I read a lot of fiction. I thoroughly enjoy doing these things. The problem is with consuming such a huge amount of one thing is your brain starts to go to strange places, thinking strange things. This leads to me questioning all sorts of things that are probably supposed to be ignored. But the main thing that is bugging me at the moment? How in... Read more

Zombie apocalypse parenting class: Part three

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been writing about the zombie apocalypse parenting class I took at Babes in Arms, a local baby store. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here. This is the third and final installment to the post series. Note: Babes in Arms gave me the complimentary seat in the class because I’m writing about it for ICoS.   COLD WEATHER PREP: FOR THOSE AWESOME MID-WINTER BLIZZARDS   So,... Read more

STUFF

I’m still moving, and currently wondering how I got so much STUFF. I won’t be able to keep so much STUFF with me post-apocalypse, that’s for sure! Like last week I direct you towards an interesting post-apocalypse thing. Awesome Zombie Stories. That should take up an hour or two you should be spending working. And hopefully in a week or two I’ll be back to writing proper posts. Because of course, your life is bereft... Read more

Winner of This is the New Plan

Based on the votes yesterday, we have decided a winner! The winner is….Jamie! Jamie, email me at char(@)incaseofsurvival(.)com so we can figure out how to get you your e-book of This is the New Plan. Thanks, everyone, for entering! I enjoyed all of the stories. (Now that the contest is over, you can all write your non-entry stories with those same ten words. Just post in the comments as per usual.)   Read more

Why minorities will survive the apocalypse

In most popular media about the apocalypse minorities are pretty much Red Shirts— there because someone needs to die so it might as well be them. This was highlighted in a PinkRayGun article recapping the season finale of Falling Skies. The Black Dude Dies First is a well trodden trope in almost all mediums, especially the post-apocalyptic genre. Terra Nova did it. The Walking Dead has championed the token minority trope— but at least they get to live. However... Read more

Announcement:

On tuesday I will be liveblogging the ridiculous Black Sheep, at around 3pm GMT. So acquire your copies, and come join me.   Consider this post not only an announcement but the testing of the live-blog software before we go live.   Testing, testing.   OK, Worked it out. What you need to do on tuesday is to refresh the page fairly often in order to read the liveblog. Join in with your reactions in... Read more

Meta-Post: Writer-Type Announcements.

Now, this isn’t strictly speaking apocalyptic, but if you like my writing style and you want to read my opinions about games, gaming and the games industry, you could do worse than pop over to PlanetIvy.com now and again, as I now write for them. My first post can be found here, and trust me, there are more where that’s coming from. Planet Ivy like gonzo-style journalism and opinionated people, so if you like those... Read more

What would a zombie attack look like in your neighbourhood?

UK market comparison website confused.com have a cute little answer for you on that question. 1 Their Home Sweet Zombie mini-vid takes your address and uses it with images from googlemaps to simulate a zombie assault on your neaighbourhood. It’d be nice if there were a greater variety of zombie attacks to increase replayability, but you can’t have everything in this life, and perhaps expecting a lot of variety from an advert is a bit... Read more