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

So, I don’t know what day it is.

Mental health and emotional well being are about more than being depressed or not being depressed, being sick or not being sick. Sometimes it's just about being in balance and taking care of your self-- more than physically. 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

Zombie link

From arstechnica: zombie preparedness. Did you know there are zombie-inspired fitness programs? I sure as hell didn’t. Clearly I’m going to have to look into this. Linky link Have any of you started a zombie-inspired fitness program? Tell us about it! Read more

This week in the real world, part 2

So you may have noticed that my post today is late. By a lot. There’s a reason for that: we got possession of our new house today. Now personally, I think that’s an okay reason to get a post up late. I was up late last night packing up the rental apartment (and not getting anywhere near done). Today we were packing up the rest of our crap, moving crap from one place to another,... Read more

This week in the real world

First of all, sorry for being absent as of late. I just didn’t have anything to say and so I didn’t say anything.  But I have been busy. Not buying a house like Char or getting good grades like Ann. Mostly I’ve been playing video games and reading comic books and I got a new phone (almost immediately after, my work phone died). While its always important to plan for the worst the current situation... Read more

Being out of sorts can kill you post-apocalypse

So it’s no secret that I’m in the middle of a move. Still. (Swear to god, this move just will not end.) And since this gongshow just keeps going (and going…and going…), I’m a little discombobulated. Seriously, my brain will not compute a damn thing. This is…not necessarily a good thing. I’m disoriented, I don’t know where I am, I don’t know my way around the city, blah blah blah. I’m guessing this is pretty... Read more

Happy Anniversary TO US.

This month, ICoS turns a year old. In this year, we’ve been much more successful than we thought we ever would be- we’ve even made some money ($7.16 each) from the ads! From a tiny little nerd spot, we’ve come on in leaps and bounds. GO US. If you’ve been here from the start, you’ll have noticed the changes we’ve made. Well, more are coming. Don’t worry, we’ll never lose our focus on the trivial... Read more

I am your post-apocalyptic benevolent dictator.

Oh yes, I am. It’s time to be honest with you – I don’t prepare so I can spend the next thrity years of my shortened life span grubbing in the dirt. I prepare so that I can make you do that for me. And you’ll do it, because by then you’ll love me. Read more

Happy Hemophilia Awareness Month!

Hemophilia Awareness Month is a real thing and it starts today, March 1st. In general, we should make sure we’re aware of all kinds of diseases and disorders –especially those that are partially responsible for spawning supernatural rumors. Hemophilia is a disorder of your blood-clotting system. Clotting is the process by which your blood changes from a liquid to a solid state. There are several types of hemophilia. All types can cause prolonged bleeding. If... Read more