Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Holy Shit... I've Been a Total Slacker!

Holy shit.

It's been since August of goddamned LAST YEAR since I updated the old Midnight Theater of Terror blog.

I am, apparently, a lazy, lazy slacker.

When last we left off, I was on my way to Providence, Rhode Island, to attend and present a paper at the 2015 Lovecraft NecronomiCon.

Sadly, that never happened.

You see, Mrs. Zombie was stricken by a severe emergency medical condition that necessitated a nearly month long hospital stay. That hospital stay began roughly a week before I was due to leave for Providence. And because I'm not always the cold, sociopathic bastard that I sometimes portray... I had to cancel my trip.

Fortunately, I explained my situation to the Chair, and they were amazingly cool with it.

I even was offered the opportunity to reapply to next year's 2017 conference, which I plan to do. I will make it to Providence, I will walk in Lovecraft's footsteps, and I will bask in the hallowed New England town that gave birth to the greatest horror writer of all time.

So I've got that going for me.

Additionally, my inability to update my blog has been further complicated by the insanity that was my first year of grad school. That's right, Dr. Zombie is working to get himself a Masters in English Literature. My hope is to teach college at some point.

And on that day, I will be known as PROFESSOR Zombie.

That's right -- tremble in fear, mortals!

The work for my Masters, and the ridiculous amount of reading I've had to do, has seriously compromised my ability to write long, meaningless posts about my ego, read anything for personal pleasure, and have any semblance of a normal life.

But, now that I've survived my first year (and I have the summer off before I start my next, and hopefully final, year) I plan to rectify this unacceptable drought of fart jokes and ridiculous opinions. I also plan to write this year (in between getting ahead on my readings for NEXT fall).. so watch for more frequent updates, dear reader.

In fact, I'm writing this because I realized that - last fall - Zombie Boy and I took a late Autumn pilgrimage to another horror movie filming site, and I never bothered to write it up. That's what prompted me to dust off the old, forbidden tome that is my blog and start writing again.

So, watch for a Dr. Z Horrific Road Trip post in the next few days.

Until then, gentle reader, Unpleasant Dreams!