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inkpop Fundamentals: September 16, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on September 16, 2010

Move over vamps; zombies are on the loose! Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, True Blood; you don’t need a Master’s Degree in pop culture to realize that vampires have basically taken over the world as we know it. But there’s a new creature rising from the dead that may just be capable of knocking vamps out of the top spot…zombies! Though in past decades, zombies have always ranked as B-grade material, whereas bloodsucking creatures of the night have taken top tier; new research proves that zombies may have what it takes to move up in the ranks. Come October 31, 2010 (yes, Halloween), AMC will debut The Walking Dead a new drama that centers around zombies; and there are currently half a dozen zombie-centric features headed to theaters and in development in the studios. Now that’s something to sink your teeth into! Reuters.

Farewell social media AOL Instant Messenger is always running in the background while we’re trudging through homework; we can’t go four hours without updating our Facebook status; and even when we’re out and about we’re Tweeting from our phones. There’s no question about it, we’re of the techie generation, and can hardly tear ourselves away from our beloved gadgets; which is why professor’s at Pennsylvania’s Harrisburg University of Science and Technology have decided to halt the use of all forms of social media – at least for a short time. In an effort to show that there truly was life before Facebook, the campus has elected to block all forms of social media from students AND faculty for an entire week; the only way to beat the week-long ban is to surf the net from another location – like an off-campus coffeeshop or library. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Play it again, Stephenie Stephenie Meyer has worn quite a few hats over the years. Aside from being a bestselling author, she has also played the role of stay-at-home mom and student at Brigham Young University; but the authoress also knows her way around the radio – if her playlists are anything to judge by. During the writing process for her bestselling Twilight series, Meyer created playlists to accompany each one of her books – Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, Midnight Sun, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, and even The Host. Now you can check them out by clicking on the title of your favorite book! Stephenie Meyer.

Over to you…what are your thoughts on zombies? Would you like to see zombies take the place of vampires – why or why not? What do you think of Harrisburg’s ban? Do you feel that you would be able to survive for an entire week without access to social media? Do you create playlists when you write? What do you think of Meyer’s taste in music?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

3 Responses to “inkpop Fundamentals: September 16, 2010”

  1. Lycanthrope said

    VAMPIRE DIARIES!!!! <3<3<3
    The zombie movie sounds cool. And personally, I dont understand the need to be on facebook. It's just kind of… I dont know. I'd rather be on Inkpop. And Stephenie Meyer has some really good songs on her playlist. Lots of Muse… and MCR. 🙂

  2. drsheridan said

    Stephenie Meyer likes Muse.

    I think the guys in that band should be offended.

  3. WereWolfe said

    Hurrah for Zombies! =D
    It’s freaky, but they’re totally my favorite “monster”. O.o

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