Did you know that in the original Night of the Living Dead, they never use the word Zombie. They do, however, use the word Ghoul. At least, it’s said in one of the news reports. The people in the house just call the undead “those things.” It kind of bugs me that the whole genre is mislabeled, but to Sydney’s point, “Zombie” is just a better word than “Ghoul.” It was suggested in the comments that ghasts are the kind of zombies that appear in iZombie/Santa Clarita, and if they don’t get enough brains they devolve to ghouls. I couldn’t find much to support that, and D&D certainly has different ideas about ghasts, but I support the idea that the iZombie type of undead needs an agreed upon moniker.

Demon society superficially resembles something in between medieval Europe and post-apocalyptic movies. Lots of keeps and castles adorned with spikes and skulls, city states run by the baddest dude, that sort of thing. But modern demon society is actually pretty good about inter-state commerce, modern amenities, and internet-like communications. Don’t forget they’re a star faring race. They just prefer a very dire aesthetic, and keep things like satellite dishes either out of site or decorate them so they look like they’re made of bones and peeled skin. Want to get rich? Take over the contact paper industry on Infernum.

So I did rewatch Return of the Living Dead 1, 2 and 3. 1 was by far the best. Coincidentally it also had full frontal Linnea Quigley in it. If you don’t know who she is, basically she’s an 80’s scream queen who practically spent more of her screen time nude than not. LD 2 was really a waste of time. LD 3 wasn’t great, but at least it wasn’t virtually a remake of 1 minus the nudity like 2 was. I also watched Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave. It was… fine, I guess. I also watched Creepozoids, also starring Quigley. It was pretty dull. Then I watched Vamp, starring Grace Jones painted like a Zebra. It was okay. Just a “People go to place, discover vampires are a thing, people die, vampires die, the end.” flick. I also watched The Phantom Empire. I know that sounds like a Chinese Star Wars knock off, but it was a horrible, boring Roger Corman flick and I didn’t finish it. Then there was Peelers, your basic zombies vs. strippers flick. As those sorts of movies go, not too bad. I would hardly recommend it, unless you’re exactly in the mood for some gore and toplessness of moderate frequency. At some point I watched Night of the Creeps. Your basic “alien slugs turn people into zombies whose heads explode and release more slugs” movie. Honestly, it was one of the best ones of the bunch. Probably tied with RotLD1.

Though if you want the best alien slug movie, you’ve got to go with Slither. I mean, it’s got Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, and was directed by James Gunn. If I had to pick a #2 alien slug movie, it’d be The Faculty.

I also watched (look, I watch and listen to a lot of stuff while I draw.) Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity. Actually, not too bad. Not good, certainly, but better than most of the stuff I watched since Monday. A barely Sci-fi version of The Most Dangerous Game starring blonde chicks in feathered 80’s hair and bikinis.

The July vote incentive is finally up! There was a disagreement about digitigrade and plantigrade leg configurations. What better way to resolve it than a race?

And in the Patreon variant, what better way to resolve it than a nude race? You know, to eliminate uh… wind drag I guess?



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