Thursday, December 29, 2016


Here we go, he said with a s*** eating grin.  Another psychopath from the realm of The Walking Dead.  Negan is the latest antagonist.

He has a cocky actually megalomaniacal attitude.  That grin is part of his trademark along with the barbed wire encrusted bat called Lucille. Oh he likes his followers in there gang called the Saviors to kneel with head lowered as he passes.  Sounds almost like a certain defeated presidential candidate lol.  Different kettle of fish than the Governor.  More vicious and far ranging.

That's it for character analysis except he rules by intimidation and fear outright.  It's an old method.

Ok.  There is a lot of buzz about this amongst WD fans.  Fine.  I'm all for fandom/entertainment/sports and the like.  My only caveat is not to let it distract you, especially now in our turbulent times..  I'll let the devotees thrash out all the whys and wherefores.

Me?  I usually wait til the end of a season and watch as many eps as I like at a time w/o commercials.

So what's the deal with this post?  Just a passing observance. 

The world created for the show is vicious, dog eat or zombie eat) dog.  Actually our roving band of protagonists have eaten dogs.  Supplies are short. 

There are/have been roving bands and 'settlements' pop up.  A few good guys.  Mostly not.  May or may not be the case.  For something less Hollywoody try Matt Bracken's books.

Everytime, guns/weapons are forbidden among most of the people and our heroes or whatever always have to surrender their guns.  Noone for instance in Alexandria (please research for yourselves) carries them even apparently after a zombie breach.  They are kept in an armory, with a listed inventory.

Negan just takes them all, leaving Rick etal disarmed save for bladed weapons.

I didn't write the show, and I'm not getting into a big mishmash.  This is again just my 2 cents.

Everybody should have been as trained as possible.  Everyone should have at least one long gun and a sidearm.  They should also have hidden guns and NOT on a dam list.  Oh well.

As for the Saviors, they are a biker gang for all intents and purposes.  They mostly take by murder and threat.  The gang is large and regionally farflung.  There are satellite posts, several manned and well armed.  There is a main base or 'Sanctuary.

My other thought.  Get to know your enemy as well as possible.  All aspects and details are important.  Learn how they function, hierarchy etc. 

Negan is only flesh and blood.  Figure it out.

Btw, he was apparently a high school gym coach and used car salesman pre bad times, fwiw.  Maybe, like the Governor he was triggered -s- by the meltdown.

The show doubtless will stretch out the drama.  Fine.  It's a show.  Good actors and special effects.

Ok, so take him.

Real life and fiction crisscross.  Make sure you know the difference.

1 comment:

Mike H said...

Interesting political perspective.