The Stiff: Chapter 1: Page 15

The Stiff: Chapter 1: Page 15

Some of these old pages are older-looking than others. I keep being tempted to make little changes, but once I start, there’ll be no end to it…

If you’re into gaming, please check out the continued adventures of St. Cuthbert’s D&D Lair Assault for Troubled Youth at The Keep on 16th & Valencia: Pit of Madness #2! Meanwhile, I’m working on some new oversize D&D maps. And I did a 5K run today! And watched horrible things happen in “Game of Thrones”! A pretty typical weekend.

NEXT UPDATE: Wednesday!

Discussion (2)¬

  1. Night-Gaunt says:

    Just saw the three part “In The Flesh” on BBC America. Excellent. If you don’t know the premise it is that after the zombie apocalypse is won. The story jumps between 2009 and 2013. The British govt had not only one but science has found away to bring back to a closer state of humanness those suffering from PDS. (Partially Deceased Syndrome.)

    Through the use of a GMO drug called neurotriptylene they can maintain the PDS sufferer closer to the human norm and away from the “rabid” state. It is injected into the spinal column between the first and second vertebrae of the back through a permanent hole in the skin. It gives the PDS new glial cells and stimulates the brain chemistry.

    However there is a prejudice against the PDS person. Hatered, mistrust by many. The HVF, Human Volunteer Force was used to augment the police and military during the crisis. Many still maintain them even though the crisis is past. (There are still a few scattered remnants of the plague in uninhabited forests and ruins in out of the way places.) The standing govt order is to capture, not kill rabid PDS, bring them in for treatment.

    There is also contrarians out there. The ones who embraced their previous existence as a zombie and want the PDS to leave the makeup, contact lenses and medication to return to what they were “meant to be.” Also there is a black market drug called “blue oblivion” that cancels the neurotriptylene and brings on the rabid symptoms quickly.

    It is one hell of a drama in about 4 hours. Lots of characters, covering all kinds of aspects of humans, their confusion etc. Good things and bad things happen. Worth watching if not getting on DVD. Hopefully with a comment track.

  2. Jason says:

    Thanks for letting me know about “In the Flesh,” I hadn’t heard of it at all! Sounds a tiny bit like “Dead Creatures,” a British film from about 10 years ago.