The Walking Dead

I will soon be doing a book giveaway on Goodreads (Stay tuned for more details on this) and will be signing the free copies of my book. I am looking forward to that. Please share the links and information when I post it on here. Thank you in advance. 

It won’t be until next week, at the earliest as I check the final details and such. 

The writing of the sequel to To The Other is going well. I have ideas, the plot is moving ahead, I know where it will end. I just have to actually write it. The title “From Within” was suggested to me by a friend and I quite like it. I would appreciate your thoughts on this title

I finished The Walking Dead game earlier today. All 5 episodes and the 400 days DLC. I wasn’t planning on playing this game but put it on my rental list as a back up. I love the comic, but was disappointed by the first season of the TV show. I haven’t watched any further than that but I probably will do at some point. After about half an hour of playing the game I was completely absorbed by it. It was everything the TV show wasn’t. I actually cared about the characters and couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. The game had a decent length and even though it wasn’t that challenging it was very gripping and entertaining. I can’t wait for the sequel to come out, and I will be downloading them in the installments. The characters and plot points introduced in 400 days are very interesting and I can’t wait for more.

Playing The Walking Dead also made me want to play other more traditional “point and click” games and I decided on one of my favorites, Broken Sword. I first played that game about 12/13 years ago after borrowing it from a friend. At the time I didn’t understand how to play it or what was going on, but something gripped me enough to want to play it again and again. I never got through the first half hour of the game, even after borrowing it more times than I can count, but as I got older I understood it more, and got further. I’ve never completed the game, as I always get stuck somewhere, but I’m aiming to finally complete it now, and without using the internet for any help.

I still haven’t finished Corey Taylor’s book, but I have less than 50 pages left. I would have finished it in the last couple of days if J.K. Rowling wasn’t revealed to be the author of The Cuckoo’s Calling. I downloaded a preview of it on my kindle and was instantly hooked. While I love the Harry Potter series (and think it’s one of the best stories of all time) I’ve never been a fan of her writing. I don’t know if she’s become a better writer over time or my tastes have changed but I don’t have the problem with it anymore. I’m about 25% of the way through it and will probably finish that before I think about Corey Taylor’s book again.

I was also recommended a documentary about the impact of Vinyl Records on the music industry and how artists used them to change the music they were producing, called When Albums Ruled the World. It covers artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Yes, David Bowie, the album Tubular Bells and the Sex Pistols. I’d never though about the progression of music from the angle, that how people listened to the music changed the way the artists make the music. If you live in the UK it’s on the BBC iPlayer. It aired on BBC 4 last sunday at 11:30PM. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who loves music.

I also recently watched Apartment 1303, with my mum and girlfriend. I have said time and time again that I will stop listening to my mum when she says a film (especially a horror) will be good. In a way I’m glad I ignored my own statement. The film was horrendous. The story was cliched, there wasn’t any acting, there was no suspense, no horror, no terror. But from about 10 minutes into it I just couldn’t stop laughing. I tried to stop, thinking I would ruin the film for the others, but I just couldn’t stop. Spoiler alert. There was one bit when the fragile heroine fell from her 13th floor apartment to her death that I thought was hilarious. I also just googled the film to make sure I got the title right and found out it was also released in 3D, which just makes me smile.

I will be uploading the 11th part of Jimmy shortly. I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for reading,

Ashley

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About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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