Revision history for WeblogsGenresAndLinksGroupD


Revision [9155]

Last edited on 2011-10-27 10:07:39 by KatieJohnson
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We ended up finding two relatively separate sphericules, the more serious sphericule and the more lighthearted sphericule of zombie blogs. Included under the more serious sphericule are [[http://zombieresearch.net/ the Zombie Research Society]] and [[http://www.zombiesarecoming.com/ Zombies Are Coming]]. Under the more lighthearted sphericule are [[http://donteatmybrain.com/ Don't Eat My Brain]] and [[http://aworldonfire.com/ A World on Fire]]. The blogs in the serious sphericule are more concerned with the serious/logical aspects of zombies and how to survive if zombies were ever to attack. Their commenters also seem to take the topic far more seriously and will discuss the topic of the post in a more "civilized" manner (i.e.: very little to no flaming). The diction of a lot of posts in the serious sphericule seem as though they are trying to draw the reader into an argument/into the post (especially in posts concerning weaponry). The way the posts seem to draw the reader into an argument helps make the reader suspend their disbelief, particularly because the diction of the post acts as though what the post is saying is true (like that [[http://zombieresearch.net/2010/04/14/zombies-could-have-night-vision/ Zombies could have night vision]]).
Deletions:
We ending up finding two relatively separate sphericules, the more serious sphericule and the more lighthearted sphericule of zombie blogs. Included under the more serious sphericule are [[http://zombieresearch.net/ the Zombie Research Society]] and [[http://www.zombiesarecoming.com/ Zombies Are Coming]]. Under the more lighthearted sphericule are [[http://donteatmybrain.com/ Don't Eat My Brain]] and [[http://aworldonfire.com/ A World on Fire]]. The blogs in the serious sphericule are more concerned with the serious/logical aspects of zombies and how to survive if zombies were ever to attack. Their commenters also seem to take the topic far more seriously and will discuss the topic of the post in a more "civilized" manner (i.e.: very little to no flaming). The diction of a lot of posts in the serious sphericule seem as though they are trying to draw the reader into an argument/into the post (especially in posts concerning weaponry). The way the posts seem to draw the reader into an argument helps make the reader suspend their disbelief, particularly because the diction of the post acts as though what the post is saying is true (like that [[http://zombieresearch.net/2010/04/14/zombies-could-have-night-vision/ Zombies could have night vision]]).


Revision [9154]

Edited on 2011-10-27 09:56:45 by KelleyRyan
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====Register of donteatmybrain.com-Enjoyment spherical====
The blog Don't Eat My Brain is an entertaining blog. The register is casual and while there is some semi serious debate surrounding things like the speed at which zombies could be expected to move the majority of the blog is funny and offers links to zombie related oddities in the real world such as a line of zombie killer knives, images of houses that double as fortresses and zombie themed 5K's. The blog also does take the time to do basic reviews of zombie movies and books. The author uses humor to connect with the audience which makes it fun to read even for a non zombie enthusiast. The use of the non humor related links are strictly informational they link to very basic sites like Wikipedia and Amazon for info and items. One of my personal disappointments with the blog is that due to the presence of photos many of the comments for the posts are date invitations for the writer.


Revision [9143]

Edited on 2011-10-27 06:34:37 by MatthewAdams
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====Register of aworldonfire.com-Enjoyment spherical with donteatmybrains.com====
The blog of author Brian Moakely is much more personal than ZAC or ZRS while also having a bit more activity happening on the webpage. This can best be summed up as a middle style blog due to its personal nature as the blogger's [[http://www.aworldonfire.com/2009/06/26/original-fiction-walking-dead-part-one-of-four/#more-283/personal works]]) are show, numerous image and video links, and the diction which stressed their basic opinion on zombie topics which is stressed not as fact but as a point of view. The register then is one of enjoyment and interest. Topics brought up are predominantly zombie activities, new movies and books, and comedic articles with a zombie spin.


Revision [9142]

Edited on 2011-10-27 05:43:01 by MatthewAdams
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Much the same as the ZRS, ZAC diction comes to the reader with little flair and a level of factual formality which implies that their information should not be taken lightheartedly. Many of their articles are speaking for the future survival following Z-Day in which one will for example [[http://www.zombiesarecoming.com/2011/09/25/food-preservation-and-preparation/#more-947/ need to preserve food]]) after the fall of humanity.
Deletions:
Much the same as the ZRS, ZAC diction comes to the reader with little flair and a level of factual formality which implies that their information should not be taken lightheartedly. Many of their articles are speaking for the future survival following Z-Day in which one will for example [[http:// http://www.zombiesarecoming.com/2011/09/25/food-preservation-and-preparation/#more-947/ need to preserve food]])
after the fall of humanity.


Revision [9141]

Edited on 2011-10-27 05:40:55 by MatthewAdams
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====Register of ZAC-Serious spherical with the Zombie Research Society.====
Much the same as the ZRS, ZAC diction comes to the reader with little flair and a level of factual formality which implies that their information should not be taken lightheartedly. Many of their articles are speaking for the future survival following Z-Day in which one will for example [[http:// http://www.zombiesarecoming.com/2011/09/25/food-preservation-and-preparation/#more-947/ need to preserve food]])
after the fall of humanity.
The basic register of ZAC is encyclopedic. Articles are created to be taken as a matter of fact rather than exclamatory or comedic. This comes to the reader with a plain style of delivery. The most flashy aspect of the website is found in singular pictures which help illustrate the topic of the article. This style creates the tone of encyclopedic certainty, were the majority of the websites information is situated into categories meant for the viewer and organize their thoughts and preparations for the coming Z-day.


Revision [9140]

Edited on 2011-10-27 05:20:37 by MatthewAdams
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@@Zombiesarecoming.com@@
Use of Links:
@@Aworldonfire.com@@
Use of Links:
Use of links


Revision [9139]

Edited on 2011-10-26 23:39:35 by KatieJohnson
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The more lighthearted sphericule blogs have posts that are not so focused on the scientific or survival aspects of a zombie attack like in the more serious sphericule. The more lighthearted sphericule blogs may still have posts on the scientific or survival aspects of a zombie attack, but many of the posts are going to be about more entertaining things, like this post with a [[http://donteatmybrain.com/2011/01/write-this-down/ "helpful" flow chart]]. The comments are less serious and are more likely to be [[http://donteatmybrain.com/2009/02/this-shit-bothers-me/#comment-105 unrelated to the topic]] of the post.
Deletions:
The more lighthearted sphericule blogs have posts that are not so focused on the scientific or survival aspects of a zombie attack like in the more serious sphericule. The more lighthearted sphericule blogs may still have posts on the scientific or survival aspects of a zombie attack, but many of the posts are going to be about more entertaining things, like [[http://donteatmybrain.com/2011/01/write-this-down/ this post with a "helpful" flow chart]]. The comments are less serious and are more likely to be [[http://donteatmybrain.com/2009/02/this-shit-bothers-me/#comment-105 unrelated to the topic]] of the post.


Revision [9138]

Edited on 2011-10-26 23:38:29 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
The more lighthearted sphericule blogs have posts that are not so focused on the scientific or survival aspects of a zombie attack like in the more serious sphericule. The more lighthearted sphericule blogs may still have posts on the scientific or survival aspects of a zombie attack, but many of the posts are going to be about more entertaining things, like [[http://donteatmybrain.com/2011/01/write-this-down/ this post with a "helpful" flow chart]]. The comments are less serious and are more likely to be [[http://donteatmybrain.com/2009/02/this-shit-bothers-me/#comment-105 unrelated to the topic]] of the post.
Deletions:
The more lighthearted sphericule blogs have posts that are not so focused on the scientific or survival aspects of a zombie attack like in the more serious sphericule. The more lighthearted sphericule blogs may still have posts on the scientific or survival aspects of a zombie attack, but many of the posts are going to be about more entertaining things, like [[http://donteatmybrain.com/2011/01/write-this-down/ this post with a "helpful" flow chart]]. The comments are less serious and are more likely to be [[http://donteatmybrain.com/2009/02/this-shit-bothers-me/#comment-105 unrelated to the topic of the post]].


Revision [9137]

Edited on 2011-10-26 23:37:37 by KatieJohnson
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The diction used in the blog [[http://zombieresearch.net/ the Zombie Research Society]] is very serious and is sometimes very similar to a news format. The style of posts tends to be plain, with very little flowery or ornamental language. They also tend to be written in the third person, particularly when explaining some new "scientific" evidence that zombies do exist or [[http://zombieresearch.net/2009/10/22/the-zombie-colony-of-roanoke/ have existed]]. The register used is still very simple and normal even though many of the posts try to sound scientific. There are few posts that have any scientific jargon that would not be understood by the average person (or if there is, it is [[http://zombieresearch.net/2011/10/17/clinical-term-for-fear-of-zombies/ readily explained]]).


Revision [9136]

Edited on 2011-10-26 23:20:18 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
The more lighthearted sphericule blogs have posts that are not so focused on the scientific or survival aspects of a zombie attack like in the more serious sphericule. The more lighthearted sphericule blogs may still have posts on the scientific or survival aspects of a zombie attack, but many of the posts are going to be about more entertaining things, like [[http://donteatmybrain.com/2011/01/write-this-down/ this post with a "helpful" flow chart]]. The comments are less serious and are more likely to be [[http://donteatmybrain.com/2009/02/this-shit-bothers-me/#comment-105 unrelated to the topic of the post]].
Deletions:
The more lighthearted sphericule blogs have posts that are not so focused on the scientific or survival aspects of a zombie attack like in the more serious sphericule.


Revision [9135]

Edited on 2011-10-26 23:11:09 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
We ending up finding two relatively separate sphericules, the more serious sphericule and the more lighthearted sphericule of zombie blogs. Included under the more serious sphericule are [[http://zombieresearch.net/ the Zombie Research Society]] and [[http://www.zombiesarecoming.com/ Zombies Are Coming]]. Under the more lighthearted sphericule are [[http://donteatmybrain.com/ Don't Eat My Brain]] and [[http://aworldonfire.com/ A World on Fire]]. The blogs in the serious sphericule are more concerned with the serious/logical aspects of zombies and how to survive if zombies were ever to attack. Their commenters also seem to take the topic far more seriously and will discuss the topic of the post in a more "civilized" manner (i.e.: very little to no flaming). The diction of a lot of posts in the serious sphericule seem as though they are trying to draw the reader into an argument/into the post (especially in posts concerning weaponry). The way the posts seem to draw the reader into an argument helps make the reader suspend their disbelief, particularly because the diction of the post acts as though what the post is saying is true (like that [[http://zombieresearch.net/2010/04/14/zombies-could-have-night-vision/ Zombies could have night vision]]).
The more lighthearted sphericule blogs have posts that are not so focused on the scientific or survival aspects of a zombie attack like in the more serious sphericule.
Deletions:
We ending up finding two relatively separate sphericules, the more serious sphericule and the more lighthearted sphericule of zombie blogs. Included under the more serious sphericule are [[http://zombieresearch.net/ the Zombie Research Society]] and [[http://www.zombiesarecoming.com/ Zombies Are Coming]]. Under the more lighthearted sphericule are [[http://donteatmybrain.com/ Don't Eat My Brain]] and [[http://aworldonfire.com/ A World on Fire]].


Revision [9134]

Edited on 2011-10-26 22:54:15 by KatieJohnson
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We ending up finding two relatively separate sphericules, the more serious sphericule and the more lighthearted sphericule of zombie blogs. Included under the more serious sphericule are [[http://zombieresearch.net/ the Zombie Research Society]] and [[http://www.zombiesarecoming.com/ Zombies Are Coming]]. Under the more lighthearted sphericule are [[http://donteatmybrain.com/ Don't Eat My Brain]] and [[http://aworldonfire.com/ A World on Fire]].
Deletions:
We ending up finding two relatively separate sphericules, the more serious sphericule and the more lightehearted sphericule of zombie blogs. Included under the more serious sphericule are [[http://zombieresearch.net/ the Zombie Research Society]]


Revision [9133]

Edited on 2011-10-26 22:52:44 by KatieJohnson
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We ending up finding two relatively separate sphericules, the more serious sphericule and the more lightehearted sphericule of zombie blogs. Included under the more serious sphericule are [[http://zombieresearch.net/ the Zombie Research Society]]
Deletions:
We ending up finding two relatively separate sphericules, the more serious sphericule and the more lightehearted sphericule of zombie blogs. Included under the more serious sphericule is [[
http://zombieresearch.net/ the Zombie Research Society]]


Revision [9132]

Edited on 2011-10-26 22:50:50 by KatieJohnson
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We ending up finding two relatively separate sphericules, the more serious sphericule and the more lightehearted sphericule of zombie blogs. Included under the more serious sphericule is [[
http://zombieresearch.net/ the Zombie Research Society]]
Deletions:


Revision [9099]

Edited on 2011-10-25 10:10:08 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- Bradley Voytek, PhD and Timothy Verstynen, PhD most recent 10/23 post
Deletions:
- Bradley Voyetk, PhD and Timothy Verstynen, PhD most recent 10/23 post


Revision [9085]

Edited on 2011-10-25 00:05:23 by KelleyRyan
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I started looking at the links on this blog and the majority no longer work or go crazy places so I think we should switch blogs. I am still happy to get another one caught up but I spent some time searching and had trouble finding something I felt would work. Can we please spend time tomorrow finding an alternative? This is really more of a reminder to myself to talk to you guys about it :)


Revision [9084]

Edited on 2011-10-24 23:07:39 by KelleyRyan
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I would characterize the majority of the links in this blog as casual informational, and humorous. Many link to basic mainstream sites like Wikipedia for generic info, amazon for products, past posts, and a whole category of links to what I would call “fact is stranger than fiction” links. These links go to pages with zombie themed 5ks, knives marketed as zombie killers, houses built with the apocalypse in mind, a man tattooed to look like a cadaver, and an article about a Walking Dead billboard that had to be removed from the side of a funeral parlor. I did spot on link to another blogger and she does give credit to those who help her find links and other info on occasion.
Deletions:
I would characterize the majority of the links in this blog as casual informational, and humorous. Many link to basic mainstream sites like Wikipedia for generic info, amazon for products, past posts, and a whole category of links to what I would call “fact is stranger than fiction” links. These links go to pages with zombie themed 5ks, knives marketed as zombie killers, houses built with the apocalypse in mind, a man tattooed to look like a cadaver, and an article about a Walking Dead billboard that had to be removed from the side of a funeral parlor. I did spot on link to another blogger and she does give credit to those who help her find links and other info on occasion.


Revision [9083]

Edited on 2011-10-24 23:05:02 by KelleyRyan
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- The second are links located on the right side of the blog posts that include links that may be used to contact the writer and links included in the writers blogroll. These blogroll links are particularly interesting because if you hover over them you will see that the writer has made comments about each one which gives the writers personal take of each one. There are only 5 sites in her blogroll, but there is a lot of diversity. One is a social media site working on a collaborative film project, one is zombie weather, one is Max Brooks site featuring his books and movie, one has survival advice (on the funny end of the spectrum) and one is the zombie research society which still confuses me. To me these sites help puts the writer firmly in one camp of the zombie obsessed. She is obsessed but she likes laughing at zombie mania in both herself and others. The blogroll consists primarily of art, quirk, and humorous zombie sites.
- -The third type of links are ones in the posts. The writer of this blog incorporates her links into the text and they read smoothly, and deal with the topic of the blog pretty directly (she doesn't get carried too far off topic). In her blog about the Dead Set miniseries she links to the miniseries website, and the wiki page for one of the actors. She also links to her dogs site because he is in her picture which starts the blog. One of her comments about the movie is that she feels fast zombies are unrealistic and she sends links her readers to the wiki page on rigor mortise. There is also a topical but admittedly a distraction of a link to a yahoo thread, and a link to a past post.
I would characterize the majority of the links in this blog as casual informational, and humorous. Many link to basic mainstream sites like Wikipedia for generic info, amazon for products, past posts, and a whole category of links to what I would call “fact is stranger than fiction” links. These links go to pages with zombie themed 5ks, knives marketed as zombie killers, houses built with the apocalypse in mind, a man tattooed to look like a cadaver, and an article about a Walking Dead billboard that had to be removed from the side of a funeral parlor. I did spot on link to another blogger and she does give credit to those who help her find links and other info on occasion.
Deletions:
- The second are links located on the right side of the blog posts that include links that may be used to contact the writer and links included in the writers blogroll. These blogroll links are particularly interesting because if you hover over them you will see that the writer has made comments about each one which gives the writers personal take of each one. There are only 5 sites in her blogroll, but there is a lot of diversity. One is a social media site working on a collaborative film project, one is zombie weather, one is Max Brooks site featuring his books and movie, one has survival advice (on the funny end of the spectrum) and one is the zombie research society which still confuses me. To me these sites help puts the writer firmly in one camp of the zombie obsessed. She is obsessed but she likes laughing at zombie mania in both herself and others. The blogroll consists primarily of art, quirk, and humorous zombie sites.


Revision [9082]

Edited on 2011-10-24 22:53:38 by KatieJohnson
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None of the links really show any wit. Quality of links is good (with exception of the broken link); none of the links lead somewhere other than expected (except maybe Rhiannon Frater's link to Twitter). Links don't violate quantity because the links are explained in the link context. The links are related to the topic of each post , except maybe the links in the 10/21 post, although they could still be related as they are explaining why certain people (like Kenemore) are important within the post. Nothing is unusual in the manner of linking, and there is little variation in the posts looked at. I don't really see any tropes being used, unless it is synecdoche because each link is part of whatever it is linking to.


Revision [9081]

Edited on 2011-10-24 22:42:38 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- Aliens to Zombies, Rhiannon Frater (Twitter), Mandi Moss of Zurvive 10/23
- Zen of Zombie, Zombie, Ohio, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombie, That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore 10/21, all to Amazon
- The Zombie Autopsies (Amaz0n), Zombie Research Society Advisory Board (count as separate website since connect to website connected to blog?), HERE (Amaz0n) 10/18
Deletions:
- Aliens to Zombies, Rhiannon Frater, Mandi Moss of Zurvive 10/23
- Zen of Zombie, Zombie, Ohio, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombie, That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore 10/21
- The Zombie Autopsies, Zombie Research Society Advisory Board (count as separate website since connect to website connected to blog?), HERE 10/18


Revision [9080]

Edited on 2011-10-24 22:41:14 by KatieJohnson
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- The Zombie Autopsies, Zombie Research Society Advisory Board (count as separate website since connect to website connected to blog?), HERE 10/18
- HERE (Forbes) in most recent 10/23 (if Forbes counted mainstream media)
- Almost all linking with is separate except for:
- HERE in most recent 10/23, incorporating linked text
- HERE 10/18, incorporating
- What link doing:
- tell more
- most recent 10/23 HERE
- 10/23 Aliens to Zombies, Joe McKinney, Rhiannon Frater, Scott Kenemore, Mandi Moss of Zurvive
- 10/17 Forbes Magazine, Quora
- evidence
- most recent 10/23 Bradley Voyetk, PhD, Timothy Verstynen, PhD, HERE
- 10/18 Zombie Research Society Advisory Board
- 10/17 Forbes Magazine
- credit
- most recent 10/23 Bradley Voyetk, PhD, Timothy Verstynen, PhD, HERE
- 10/23 Joe McKinney?
- 10/18 Zombie Research Society Advisory Board
- 10/17 Forbes Magazine, Neil Girling
- action
- 10/21 Zen of Zombie, Zombie, Ohio, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombie, That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore
- 10/18 The Zombie Autopsies, HERE
Deletions:
- The Zombie Autopsies, Zombie Research Society Advisory Board, HERE 10/18
- HERE (Forbes) most recent 10/23 (if Forbes counted mainstream media)


Revision [9079]

Edited on 2011-10-24 22:39:44 by KelleyRyan
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-Links
- There seem to be three main types of links working in this site.
- The first type are internal links that make it possible to navigate the site. There are five main pages and there are links between them and one can always hit the title of the blog in the header to navigate back to the home page. In this group I would also include the category links to the right of the blog posts. These category links allow the reader to find past posts by topic. They link to internal past postings.
- The second are links located on the right side of the blog posts that include links that may be used to contact the writer and links included in the writers blogroll. These blogroll links are particularly interesting because if you hover over them you will see that the writer has made comments about each one which gives the writers personal take of each one. There are only 5 sites in her blogroll, but there is a lot of diversity. One is a social media site working on a collaborative film project, one is zombie weather, one is Max Brooks site featuring his books and movie, one has survival advice (on the funny end of the spectrum) and one is the zombie research society which still confuses me. To me these sites help puts the writer firmly in one camp of the zombie obsessed. She is obsessed but she likes laughing at zombie mania in both herself and others. The blogroll consists primarily of art, quirk, and humorous zombie sites.


Revision [9078]

Edited on 2011-10-24 22:32:31 by KatieJohnson
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==Part 1==
==Part 2==
Posts 10/17/11 to 10/23/11
- Many links website
- Bradley Voyetk, PhD and Timothy Verstynen, PhD most recent 10/23 post
- Aliens to Zombies, Rhiannon Frater, Mandi Moss of Zurvive 10/23
- Zen of Zombie, Zombie, Ohio, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombie, That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore 10/21
- The Zombie Autopsies, Zombie Research Society Advisory Board, HERE 10/18
- Bradley Voytek, Quora 10/17
- Some links blogs
- Joe McKinney, Scott Kenemore, Mandi Moss of Zurvive 10/23
- Neil Girling 10/17
- Few links mainstream media
- HERE (Forbes) most recent 10/23 (if Forbes counted mainstream media)
- Forbes Magazine 10/17
- ZRS Head Matt Mogk link on 10/23 broken/incorrect link
- Unsure Mandi Moss of Zurvive, blog/vlog or website, webseries?
Deletions:
-Links
- There seem to be three main types of links working in this site.
- The first type are internal links that make it possible to navigate the site. There are five main pages and there are links between them and one can always hit the title of the blog in the header to navigate back to the home page. In this group I would also include the category links to the right of the blog posts. These category links allow the reader to find past posts by topic. They link to internal past postings.
- The second are links located on the right side of the blog posts that include links that may be used to contact the writer and links included in the writers blogroll
-


Revision [9077]

Edited on 2011-10-24 22:23:59 by KelleyRyan
Additions:
-Links
- There seem to be three main types of links working in this site.
- The first type are internal links that make it possible to navigate the site. There are five main pages and there are links between them and one can always hit the title of the blog in the header to navigate back to the home page. In this group I would also include the category links to the right of the blog posts. These category links allow the reader to find past posts by topic. They link to internal past postings.
- The second are links located on the right side of the blog posts that include links that may be used to contact the writer and links included in the writers blogroll
-
Deletions:
==Part 1==
==Part 2==
Posts 10/17/11 to 10/23/11


Revision [9076]

Edited on 2011-10-24 22:06:04 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
Posts 10/17/11 to 10/23/11
Deletions:
Post 10/23/11
- Links to:
- Blogs
- tags at top post link other posts within blog
- Websites
- name links link homepages each person
- Mainstream Media
- Forbes link at bottom of post?
- Linking with:
- Separate
- names
- Sample
-


Revision [9075]

Edited on 2011-10-24 22:03:11 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
==Part 1==
Post 10/23/11
- Links to:
- Blogs
- tags at top post link other posts within blog
- Websites
- name links link homepages each person
- Mainstream Media
- Forbes link at bottom of post?
- Linking with:
- Separate
- names
- Sample
-


Revision [9074]

Edited on 2011-10-24 21:57:17 by KatieJohnson
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==Part 2==
Deletions:
-


Revision [9073]

Edited on 2011-10-24 21:05:31 by KelleyRyan
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Revision [9072]

Edited on 2011-10-24 19:10:27 by MatthewAdams
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Use of links
Zombies are coming.
Spherical of ZAC-The article on pistols had a huge number of comments which we very serious, seems to be a sphere of people of enjoy shooting things and day dream of killing humanoids---but without the prison sentences (227 comments).
Adds/Links in text
• Embedded within the full readings of the articles are googleads for merchandise which is slightly related to the article.
o (16 comments) Hornady max ammo-airsoft guns
o (16 comments) Food preservation-ADD plastic packaging.
o (227 comments) Pistols in the Zombie Apocalypse-ADD 9MM won’t protect youclosecombattrainer.com.
o (67 comments) World War Z to the big screen-ADD repeat of 9MM won’t protect add.
o (9 comments) Run for your lives-training opportunity-ADD Zombiefy yourself
o Wait and Die-I don’t think so. LINK The Zombie Survival Guide daily calendar, while usually a great resource, dropped the ball the other day
Angryvikingman/ ZACadmin-
• links are always informative and lead to sites which provide additional information for products and or themes of the posts.
• To zombie related activities such as a 5k zombie run. Links are always portrayed as needed to prepare for z-day.
• At times lead to sites which they respect as serious zombie prep sites.
Unaffiliated posters.
• Vast majority of commenting links deal with information on what to have/use/do in case of Z-day.
• A very few post link to interesting, less serious links to zombie related movies (Food preservation article), (Best pistol for Z-day article) to accessories for zombie killing weapons.
Aworldonfire.com
One interesting note for this website is that all of the links open up in a new tab rather than taking the viewer away from the website.
Major links on the right column of the blog, each indented bullet is a new category with links below bold writing.
• Three links to the blogger’s favorite zombie pod-casts.
• Links to the blogger’s favorite zombie authors with the links either taking a person to the author’s homepage or their personal blog.
• Links to the blogger’s favorite zombie blogs.
• Additional links to zombie comics, forums, games, and news.
All of these are links to outside sources of interest and enjoyment and give the blogger the chance to tell his blog followers what his favorites are in the online zombie enjoyment genre.

In-text post links
• All of the links I noted were incorporated within the text.
• The links to the viewer to other blogs and websites of interest.
• Generally links were used to provide additional information for the viewer on subjects. There was not any wit to be noticed, informative would be the best word for these links.
• There was one link which did take the viewer to a funny youtube video of a doctored press conference of President Bush.
• Some incorporated links were also found to link to past articles within the blogs archives.
• In one instance, an incorporated link did take the viewer to a CNN article about Woody Harlson attacking a cameraman who he thought was a zombie.
Overall structure of the links used in posting show the consistent use of incorporated links which primarily provide additional information on the topic of the post. These links take the reader to other zombie blogs, websites, and once to a CNN article. There was no wit used and very little humor.


Revision [9055]

Edited on 2011-10-20 11:08:56 by MatthewAdams
Additions:
@@ Serious Spherical@@
@@ Enjoyment Spherical@@
1) Dont Eat My Brains- relaxed diction, personal to blogger, interest driven, reviews.
Deletions:
1) Dont Eat My Brains- Formal diction, personal to blogger, interest driven, reviews.


Revision [9053]

Edited on 2011-10-20 11:06:28 by MatthewAdams
Additions:
- Register
1) Zombie Research Society- Authoritative, informative, scientific, formal diction, serious about their information.
1) Zombies Are Coming- Authoritative, informative, prepratory, formal diction, serious.
1) Blog of the Dead- Authoritative, informative, informal diction (very abrasive), serious.
1) A World on Fire- Formal diction, personal to blogger, interest driven.
1) Dont Eat My Brains- Formal diction, personal to blogger, interest driven, reviews.


Revision [9048]

Edited on 2011-10-20 10:37:01 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- Many put previous posts into categories instead visible/easily found archives link (Don't Eat My Brain,
Deletions:
- Many put previous posts into categories instead just archives link (Don't Eat My Brain,
- Blog of the Dead does have archives


Revision [9045]

Edited on 2011-10-20 10:28:05 by MatthewAdams
Additions:
- Blog of the Dead and A World on Fire link to previous/recent posts
A spherical type commonality can be seen between the ZAC, Zombie Research Society and Blog of the Dead in which the idea of a zombies as real is never questioned, they are real and one must be ready.
Deletions:
- Blog of the Dead, Zombie Research Society Blog and A World on Fire link to previous/recent posts


Revision [9041]

Edited on 2011-10-20 10:20:48 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- Blog of the Dead, Zombie Research Society Blog and A World on Fire link to previous/recent posts
Deletions:
- Blog of the Dead and A World on Fire link to previous/recent posts


Revision [9040]

Edited on 2011-10-20 10:18:26 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- Blog of the Dead does have archives


Revision [9031]

Edited on 2011-10-20 08:58:00 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- Similar topic: zombies
- All have posts relate to surviving zombie apocalypse, although not all posts are concerned with this
- Many put previous posts into categories instead just archives link (Don't Eat My Brain,
Zombie Research Society Blog, Zombies are coming)
- Blog of the Dead and A World on Fire link to previous/recent posts


Revision [9028]

Edited on 2011-10-20 08:20:45 by KelleyRyan
Additions:
-This is a blog about zombies. It's primary focus seems to be survival in the event of a zombie apocalypse.


Revision [9027]

Edited on 2011-10-20 08:09:11 by KelleyRyan
Additions:
This blog is humorous, quirky, and personal with a focus on zombies, survival, reviews of zombie related media and interesting tidbits. It is less gory then it could be, more cutesy really and funny. It is powered by wordpress and lacks ads
Deletions:
This blog is humorous, quirky, and personal with a focus on zombies, survival, reviews of zombie related media and interesting tidbits. It is less gory then it could be, more cutesy really and funny.


Revision [9026]

Edited on 2011-10-20 08:07:57 by KelleyRyan
Additions:
This blog is humorous, quirky, and personal with a focus on zombies, survival, reviews of zombie related media and interesting tidbits. It is less gory then it could be, more cutesy really and funny.


Revision [9025]

Edited on 2011-10-20 08:04:52 by KelleyRyan
Additions:
- All the posts and pictures are aligned left and in the upper right hand side there is a search bar. Below the search bar are some headings with subheadings below them. The headings are
- Contact below contact are twitter and email links
- Categories under categories are the main subjects of her blogs so you can find them via topic ie books, movies ect.
- Blogroll under blogroll is a list of links for other zombie related sites.
- Searches that bring people here is just what it sounds like, search terms.
- Didn't find what you were looking for? Under this are the words "you should totally complain" which is a link to email.
Deletions:
-


Revision [9024]

Edited on 2011-10-20 07:53:05 by KelleyRyan
Additions:
- Sticking with the color scheme the blog text is in gray on a black background with the title and links in red.
- There are some block quotes but not many, and she does give credit to those who help her with links.
- Under each post is a link to zombie news that is a link to her archives and a link to leave a comment.
-
Deletions:
- Sticking with the color scheme the blog text is in gray on a black background with the title and links in red.


Revision [9023]

Edited on 2011-10-20 07:49:03 by KelleyRyan
Additions:
-The blog topic is zombies
- At the top of the blog is a large banner that has the blogs title "don't eat my brain" centered in large letters and in all caps. The lettering is gray and has a weathered look to it. The background is a blood red with black zombie outlines spread throughout. There is an illusion of depth created as the zombies become lighter and gray in color and get smaller as they seemingly are farther away. Embedded within the banner on the right hand side is a white box that indicates the current zombie threat level. If you click on this it links you to the sites description of what the different threat levels are and what they mean for the zombie apocalypse.
- under the main banner is a navigation bar with the following links: Home, About, Best Of, Survival Guide, and Threat Level.
- Below this navigation bar is where the writing and images exist. There is a center or main section that scrolls while the sides stay static. The part that stays static is decorative in nature and thematic of course. It is a black background with red blood splatters on it.
- The one and only blogger on this site is Maya. If you click the about link in the navigation bar you can find out more about her and why she started this blog. Everything is very casual especially on her about page. She lives in New York and on this page she offers thanks to those who have helped her with the blog. There are a couple of pictures of her dressed up for Halloween.
-It looks as though Maya has been posting since December 2008 her most recent post is October 14 2011. She is an irregular poster posting sometimes twice a month and sometimes not posting for a few months (at least recently).
- With only a few exceptions each post has an image and many of them lead with the image. The image may be anything from a photo to a pie chart, to a labeled drawing of zombies in french and the blogs subject is often these images. There are also a couple of videos.
- Sticking with the color scheme the blog text is in gray on a black background with the title and links in red.
Deletions:


Revision [9019]

Edited on 2011-10-20 07:10:38 by MatthewAdams
Additions:
Tropes:
• The major driving trope I find with this website is either Ellipsis or Enthymeme, I cannot decide decisively between the two. The argument and/or explanation that zombies are real is a supposition which is never explained in the website but simply expected to be understood.
• Allegory-Much of this website is built upon the driving theme of Z-Day. This could be a reference to the WWII Allied landings at Normandy (the most commonly known Letter-Day WWII reference) and/or in terms of many zombie movies, this is a reference to the day in which masses of zombies begin reaching havoc.
Basic Genre:
• This is easier to spell out for this website. The is a zombie interest blog. Those who enjoy zombie books, merchandise, movies or community events rely on this zombie author to bring them some mention of upcoming zombie activities of note.
Tropes:
• Hyperbaton/Enallage-The tag cloud pulls embedded links from their source and places them in an unorganized jumble of links of differing font sizes. There they stand alone, out of context, but still usable for those who pick through sentence fragments which interest them.
• Climax-At the bottom of the blog, those articles which have been commented on the most are once again posted in order of most popular. Here popular articles posted in the chronological scroll are shown again, adding to their popularity.
Deletions:
-The blog topic is zombies
- At the top of the blog is a large banner that has the blogs title "don't eat my brain" centered in large letters and in all caps. The lettering is gray and has a weathered look to it. The background is a blood red with black zombie outlines spread throughout. There is an illusion of depth created as the zombies become lighter and gray in color and get smaller as they seemingly are farther away.
Tropes: The major driving trope I find with this website is either Ellipsis or Enthymeme, I cannot decide decisively between the two. The argument and/or explanation that zombies are real is a supposition which is never explained in the website but simply expected to be understood.


Revision [9018]

Edited on 2011-10-20 07:08:32 by KelleyRyan
Additions:
-The blog topic is zombies
- At the top of the blog is a large banner that has the blogs title "don't eat my brain" centered in large letters and in all caps. The lettering is gray and has a weathered look to it. The background is a blood red with black zombie outlines spread throughout. There is an illusion of depth created as the zombies become lighter and gray in color and get smaller as they seemingly are farther away.


Revision [9014]

Edited on 2011-10-20 06:51:22 by MatthewAdams
Additions:
Basic Genre- The website posits that zombie are in fact real and must be prepared for. Viewers I would have to imagine enjoy the level of seriousness the bloggers into their work. How they can be termed up into a genre I am still a bit curious about. The most basic genre is zombie related, but they take this to a new level.
Tropes: The major driving trope I find with this website is either Ellipsis or Enthymeme, I cannot decide decisively between the two. The argument and/or explanation that zombies are real is a supposition which is never explained in the website but simply expected to be understood.


Revision [9012]

Edited on 2011-10-20 06:16:57 by MatthewAdams
Additions:
@@Zombiesarecoming.com@@
Basic Description:
• Top page there is a zombie face with Zombies Are Coming as the header below the picture.
• Top navigation tabs running left to right: Home, About, Downloads, Readings, Shop, Contact.
• The scroll runs down the center, at the bottom of the page is a link to the next page of articles.
• To the right in column format (top down) are the following headings, under which are links to new websites: The Latest (newest articles), a search tab which only searches within the website (I typed in hot air ballons and oddly enough came up empty handed), Categories (their archive of sorts), Follow us on Twitter (emblem), Allies (links to related blogs and websites), Blogroll, Defend (additional links to zombie defense related information), Games, Resources, Shop, and Survivors.
Bloggers:
• The creators of ZAC are hard to nail down exactly. Their literature notes that they are a group who started the website in 2007. On the scroll there are two names which consistently take credit for a post, ZACadmin, or Angryvikingman.
The Scroll:
• Runs down the center of the page.
• Postings are dated at the end of the article.
• Rather than simple comments and zombie jokes, these people are serious as each post is informative and details serious ways to survive a zombie attack.
• The general format consists of(top to bottom) a bold heading followed by picture/video, under which the information is provided with links embedded in the text to additional reading. Most of these post are quite long so after a few main clauses have been stated a embedded link (continue reading) takes the reader to the articles own page which repeats the above information but also has all of the comments posted by viewers.
• At the bottom of each article is the following information: Author, date submitted, file under (what category, embedded link), comments (also linked).
Archives:
• There is not archive par say, but on the top left side, separated from the scroll, there is a list of the lastest ten articles. Below the archives is a new list of categories to find articles dealing with certain subsets such as Home Defense or Weapons. Rather than a archive the creators are creating a Zombie Defense Encyclopedia of sorts based upon topic rather than the date of posting.
Adds for Products:
• There are no obvious links or emblems to Amazon or other areas to shop, but much of this website is based on serious survival techniques for Z-Day (you can guess I am sure). The articles contain within them large amounts of links to products mean for this survival. The current first article in fact advertises for a brand of gun ammo.
Sphericals:
In my opinion this website is by itself a spherical. It brings to its users a vast amount of information on zombie related topics, all with the stressed goal of survival. This idea of survival is expressed along a wide array of topics such as food preparation, zombie anatomy, weapons and home defense. There is even an article on underwater methods of survival. All of the supporting links relate to this topic. There is a sense of seriousness about the website even as they deal with fictional material that I feel creates a sense of community for those who don’t mess around with their zombie preparations.
Use of Links:
@@Aworldonfire.com@@
Basic Description:
• Top of webpage is a graphic depiction of fire and zombie walking through it. Also included is the blogs name, Brian Douglas Moakley’s A WORLD ON FIRE, Zombie blog and book trilogy.
• Navigation tabs running left to right are: Home, The Books, Forums, Wallpaper, About the Author, Contact, a search tab with looks through the website only.
• Basic set up below the navigation tab has the scroll on the left side of the website taking up about two thirds of the page, to the right side in a top down column are the accompanying blogrolls and additional links.
• At the bottom of the page are the sections: Most Commented, Recent Articles, Tag Cloud.
Bloggers:
• Brian Moakley is the only blogger for this website.
The Scroll:
• Basic format of the scroll has the name of the posting in bold at the top with a dotted line separating the heading and the blog entry, below this in smaller text is the date of the blog followed by a red link to the comments on the blog. If there are comments it will read something like: Four Comments. If there are no comments it will simply say: Comment.
• Each posting has a picture off set to the left of the scroll. Text begins on the upper right side of the photo and moves down, semi surrounding the picture. At the bottom of each entry is a red link which states: read the rest of this entry.
• At the top of the page Moakley begins with a video link (of which there is a still photo) to an older youtube video of a Bush parady. In which he admits to being lazy and digging up some old postings.
• Below this blast from the past sections are two headings, side by side, which seem to be a permanent staple before the general scroll begins. Starting on the left is, A World On Fire Status, in which the author give information on his zombie book and also provides links to excerpts from his book. To the right is a section titled: Other Zombie Project News, in which the blogger highlights other upcoming zombie books, activities, or movies of interest.
• Finally before the general scroll begins there is an add for another company (embedded emblem with text and picture) which links to a website which takes an uploaded photo and zombies it up.
Archives/Additional Links:
• The right side of the webpage contains the additional links such as blogrolls. Starting from the top they include: A world on fire facebook group link which has photos of some of its members, All Starts (highly recommended) which highlights some of the bloggers favorite websites for zombies, Writers (highlights other zombie authors of note), Zombie Blogs, Zombie Comics, Zombie Forums, Zombie Games, Zombie News.
• There is no archive much the same as the last website (zombiesarecoming.com) but there is a search tab for the website, and also a listing at the bottom of the page of recent articles, most commented on articles, and a tag cloud for all of the recent links created.
Adds for Products:
• There is one emblem style add for a photo modifying website which is situated right in the center of the website (hard to miss). Other than that many of the related links which the author placed in his blogroll and favorite website sections do support/advocate products for sellers of zombie products and also authors of zombie books.
Sphericals:
• In contrast to zombiearecoming.com, this website gives viewers more information on zombie related events and interesting/funny news articles. The idea the zombies are real is next the main message of the website, but rather that they are fun and interesting. This creates a genre of those who enjoy zombies as an imaginative getaway spherical as it does focus heavily on zombie authorial and film productions, along with community zombie events.
Use of Links:


Revision [9010]

Edited on 2011-10-20 06:12:58 by KelleyRyan
Additions:


Revision [8975]

Edited on 2011-10-19 13:09:49 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- located on right
- previous posts listed when follow category links, listed by date


Revision [8974]

Edited on 2011-10-19 13:08:04 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- Paragraphs
- length: average 2-4 sentences per paragraph
- number: average 4 per post
- variations/range: one post with one paragraph 4 sentences long, one post with four paragraphs of 3, 7, 2, 4 sentences in length
- tricky count number sentences, include block quotes and bullets into one paragraph or each get a paragraph?


Revision [8973]

Edited on 2011-10-19 13:00:04 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- Taxonomy of Links
- embedded within and outside text, no blogroll
- links to another part website, only RSS subscribe, Twitter, Facebook, and links in footer (to give credit to web design theme and host of blog), as well as share buttons in post link outside website
- links used to give more explanation to what written in post (like linking to a news article the post is discussing or to get tickets to event the post is advertising)
- if referring to specific article, link straight to article, if referring to person links to person’s page/page with information about them not specific post


Revision [8972]

Edited on 2011-10-19 12:51:44 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- //About ZRS//
- //Become a Member//
- //Contact Us//
- //Facebook Page//
- //ZRS Merchandise//
- //Local Chapter News//
- //Not Zombie Movies//
- //Reader Questions//
- //The Walking Dead//
- //Zombie-Like Animals//
- //Zombies in Film//
- //ZRS Announcements//
- //ZRS Contests//
- //ZRS Photos//
- //ZRS Press//
Deletions:
- About ZRS
- Become a Member
- Contact Us
- Facebook Page
- ZRS Merchandise
- Local Chapter News
- Not Zombie Movies
- Reader Questions
- The Walking Dead
- Zombie-Like Animals
- Zombies in Film
- ZRS Announcements
- ZRS Contests
- ZRS Photos
- ZRS Press


Revision [8971]

Edited on 2011-10-19 12:50:42 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- Title: usually all caps on top of post
- Date: underneath title, left aligned, MM/DD/YYYY format
- Signature: underneath date, left aligned, on same line as tags (right aligned), seems always be ZRS Staff
- Images: every post on the first page has an image attached to it. The image is frequently in line with the text but aligned on the right. The first two images have links to the jpg/png of the image, the third post has two images, both linking to an event advertised in the post, the last two images don’t link anywhere. The images all relate to something in the text, usually to show what they are talking about.
- Block Quotes: there are two block quotes in two posts on the front page, respectively. They both seem to be attached to the image and are part of the text of the posts (i.e. one must read the quote to like any other sentence in the text)
- Comments: comments are enabled and are a link to them is at the bottom of each post.
- Embedded links: each post has at least one link embedded in the text, most of them are phrases or titles, others are deictic expressions (like //here//)
- Links outside text: there are many links outside of the text, including the tags and at the bottom right of each where the category the post is from is stated.
- Formatting: in text links are bold, novel, film, and blog/magazine? titles are in italics, block quotes are in italics, scientific terms (ex: necrophobia, fear of the dead) are in bold, photo credit line is in italics.


Revision [8970]

Edited on 2011-10-19 12:42:20 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- 7 links under heading //Recent Comments//
- 10 links under heading //Top Posts//


Revision [8959]

Edited on 2011-10-19 09:53:01 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- topic-based (zombies)
- Name: Zombie Research Society Official Blog
- name split, Zombie Research Society right aligned in top right corner in header, official blog in middle header from top to bottom but slightly to left of center align
- Banner/header links to blog page
- Tagline: none/Official Blog?
- Header/banner has numerous circle icons on it, however, entire banner links back to blog page, circles not clickable
- information I
- heart with heartbeat line inside
- eye drawing, etc.
- Sidebar
- Zombie Research Society Heading, 5 links underneath
- About ZRS
- links zombieresearch.org/hom.html, says when founded (2007), states goal (//raising the level of zombie scholarship in the Arts and Sciences//)
- Become a Member
- Contact Us
- Facebook Page
- ZRS Merchandise
- Categories Heading, 41 links underneath, links stand in for archive page, each link brings to archive of posts in the Category
- Local Chapter News
- Not Zombie Movies
- Reader Questions
- The Walking Dead
- all links after top 4 are listed alphabetically
- next 31 are //Zombie// follow by subject like //History//, //Quotes//, //Music//, //Survival//, //Swag//, etc.
- //Zombie Survival// further broken down into different topics like //Psychology// and //Water//
- Zombie-Like Animals
- Zombies in Film
- ZRS Announcements
- ZRS Contests
- ZRS Photos
- ZRS Press
- Posts
Deletions:
- topic-based (zombies)
- Name: Zombie Research Society Official Blog
- name split, Zombie Research Society right aligned in top right corner in header, official blog in middle header from top to bottom but slightly to left of center align
- Banner/header links to blog page
- Tagline: none/Official Blog?
- Header/banner has numerous circle icons on it, however, entire banner links back to blog page, circles not clickable
- information I
- heart with heartbeat line inside
- eye drawing, etc.
- Sidebar
- Zombie Research Society Heading, 5 links underneath
- About ZRS
- links zombieresearch.org/hom.html, says when founded (2007), states goal (//raising the level of zombie scholarship in the Arts and Sciences//)
- Become a Member
- Contact Us
- Facebook Page
- ZRS Merchandise
- Categories Heading, 41 links underneath, links stand in for archive page, each link brings to archive of posts in the Category
- Local Chapter News
- Not Zombie Movies
- Reader Questions
- The Walking Dead
- all links after top 4 are listed alphabetically
- next 31 are //Zombie// follow by subject like //History//, //Quotes//, //Music//, //Survival//, //Swag//, etc.
- //Zombie Survival// further broken down into different topics like //Psychology// and //Water//
- Zombie-Like Animals
- Zombies in Film
- ZRS Announcements
- ZRS Contests
- ZRS Photos
- ZRS Press
- Posts


Revision [8958]

Edited on 2011-10-19 09:51:06 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
- Kind of blog
- topic-based (zombies)
- Top of Page
- Name: Zombie Research Society Official Blog
- name split, Zombie Research Society right aligned in top right corner in header, official blog in middle header from top to bottom but slightly to left of center align
- Banner/header links to blog page
- Tagline: none/Official Blog?
- Header/banner has numerous circle icons on it, however, entire banner links back to blog page, circles not clickable
- information I
- heart with heartbeat line inside
- eye drawing, etc.
- Sidebar
- Zombie Research Society Heading, 5 links underneath
- About ZRS
- links zombieresearch.org/hom.html, says when founded (2007), states goal (//raising the level of zombie scholarship in the Arts and Sciences//)
- Become a Member
- Contact Us
- Facebook Page
- ZRS Merchandise
- Categories Heading, 41 links underneath, links stand in for archive page, each link brings to archive of posts in the Category
- Local Chapter News
- Not Zombie Movies
- Reader Questions
- The Walking Dead
- all links after top 4 are listed alphabetically
- next 31 are //Zombie// follow by subject like //History//, //Quotes//, //Music//, //Survival//, //Swag//, etc.
- //Zombie Survival// further broken down into different topics like //Psychology// and //Water//
- Zombie-Like Animals
- Zombies in Film
- ZRS Announcements
- ZRS Contests
- ZRS Photos
- ZRS Press
- Posts


Revision [8955]

Edited on 2011-10-18 11:12:34 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
=====Commonalities=====


Revision [8953]

Edited on 2011-10-18 11:10:20 by KatieJohnson

No Differences

Revision [8946]

Edited on 2011-10-18 11:03:23 by KatieJohnson
Additions:
[[http://www.zombiesarecoming.com/]]


Revision [8944]

Edited on 2011-10-18 11:02:04 by KatieJohnson
Additions:

[[http://donteatmybrain.com/]]
[[http://zombieresearch.net/]]
[[http://aworldonfire.com/]]
[[http://zombiebloggers.blogspot.com/]]


Revision [8927]

The oldest known version of this page was created on 2011-10-18 10:43:13 by KatieJohnson
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