The diary returns! I’m splitting this dream into two parts. I had this one in the thick of all my zombie dreams in 2009, when I seemed to have one every single night for months. It features a zombie lifecycle I thought was very clever when I woke up.
I’m living in New Zealand, where there’s been a recent series of zombie attacks in our metropolitan area. Rather than evacuate or take military action, the overwhelming response from the population is to demonstrate against the zombies with picket signs and rallies.
By all accounts, the zombie infection isn’t as virulent as it is in movies, where whole cities can turn in a matter of days — it’s much more restrained here, and it’s as though we all believe zombie-ism is spread by lack of understanding.
Yes! I have a huge store announcement for May!
And if that wasn’t enough, nearly everything in the shop is on sale for Starslip’s eighth anniversary. Starslip launched May 2005. In honor of this, all the books in the store are available for $8 each. You can get all six Starslip books for under $50 right now!!
Same goes for all the Chainsawsuit books! $8 each!
The t-shirts in stock have also been drastically marked down! Get them out of there! Last chance!
Switchwater, as we’ve seen the Bottlefly Boys mention and experience, is non-alcoholic but packs one hell of a kick. It was made in Broodhollow via some brewing process involving switchwood bark, found in nearby Stillwood Forest.
The only thing I can think of that comes close to switchwater — whose trademark properties aren’t from alcohol content but some other compound — is absinthe. But absinthe is a spirit, not something you’d drink a pint of.
The original recipe for switchwater has been lost to time. What do you imagine a dark, foamy glass of switchwater to taste like? I hope to make some investigations in real life.
When I get home, I put it in a cardboard box and look for things to feed it and let it play with. But now I see that it isn’t actually a tiny chihuahua — it’s a long-antennaed spider that seems oddly dog-like in behavior.
Shortly afterwards I discover that what I assumed was trust, was just a bizarre counter-survival instinct to go towards a threatening new object, instead of run away from vibration like most bugs do.