|Reviews for Blog of the Dead|
| GloryInResurrection chapter 1 . 5/29/2016
It's fucking crazy. This story is really crazy. You, Sir are a genius.
I can't express how amazing this story is. Literally, it's impossible to explain the brilliance of the story.
I hope you can write a sequel. It doesn't necessarily have to be Luigi, you can choose any other guy.
| Canadian Sasquatch chapter 34 . 9/28/2015
Wait... Waaiiiit. WAIT WHAT? DUDE, C'MON MAN! NOT COOL! I don't like this, I'm upset now. How you gonna end it like that? AAAAAAAARRRRGGGGG I'm unhappy.
Well, I guess an abrupt and upsetting ending is kinda fitting for a zombie story. Like not everyone gets a happy end.
Moving on, though. The past few chapters were excellent, just like the others. No matter how hard Luigi seems to try it always seems that any sort of plan he concocts just goes to h*ll. Find a house to stay in? Someone else is already there stealing your stuff. Companion breaks leg? Cue zombie horde. Escape plan? Crazy hag drops you two stories. About to get rescued? Hah, no.
As said, I'm upset this is how it ends. Not because it was bad, but because it was just so unexpected. No one really expects to die, even in a zombie apocalypse, so it's fitting that Luigi only became aware of his ultimate demise within minutes of it happening. You just made it seem like there was so much more meat to the story, like so much more was going to happen with the talk of Starcross and the heli and Caroline finally freaking opening up.
You almost promised more nun-chucks. You lied.
Iunno, man. I just feel like a lot of stuff was never explained. And if Luigi is indeed dead we'll never figure out where Caroline is going and if she'll be safe, and what happened to Mo and Tom and Starcross.
My only saving grace is that if I read correctly, Luigi never got bit. So his whole sickness and going crazy could be possible to recover from. And though the "The End" is a pretty definite hint that the story is now over, Luigi is writing in blog form, so if his phone was running out of juice and he did think he was going to die then it would make sense for him to end his story for that odd person still somehow reading.
Also your story isn't marked as completed. Maybe I'm just in denial and seeing things, but I really don't want him to be dead because I want this story to continue.
But if he is and this concludes Blog of the Dead then I have this to say: It was a fun ride. Good zombie stories are far and few between on this site, so I'm sad I won't be seeing anymore from this but I'm glad to have found it.
| Suicide Silence my dear chapter 34 . 8/5/2015
IT CANT BE OVER! That's not fair...
At first this just seemed like a silly little story and, I had a bit of trouble trying to get past the first couple of chapters but, then, it started getting easier to read. I think that at that point, I started getting sucked into the story.
I'm glad that I got to read this. It was really good despite the ending (which wasn't bad just, you know[NO SPOILERS hERE]) and the occasional spelling or grammatical error.
I hope you post more stories :)
| Dxi chapter 34 . 7/25/2015
Luigi's kept his inner optimist surprisingly shiny, if his writings are any indication
| Demon King chapter 5 . 3/5/2015
This was truth was that people told me about your novel and when I read it I was totally forward for you to continue this novel
| Lara Madeline Night chapter 30 . 4/29/2014
Okay I cannot believe I read more than 20 chapters in...oh my, it's been more than an hour. Well anyway, I was shocked and curious and slightly annoyed when I found out that there was no "Next" button which would allow me to read Chapter 31.
Therefore, I feel the need of writing a long review to vent out all the emotions I've been trough in the last few hours while reading this.
First of all, thank you. Thank you for creating the best zombie apocalypse story I ever had the chance to read.
We all have that special talent, just like yours is writing. Luigi's is humour. I don't think I would have been able to think like that and to even keep writing daily as a way of keeping my sanity. He does it perfectly though, and that is one thing I admire, even at a fictional character.
Moe and Tom are two characters that I truly hope to see again, because no matter how awesome Carolyn is, she can't beat the foreign zombie killer ninja that Moe is.
Now I must say that Ian is one character I was happy to see dead. I mean HE KICKED FRESH! Speaking of which, will we ever get to see the fluffy furball again?
Writing in 1st person POV can be really difficult, I once tried and I finished a story that way, but looking back at that...thing, I can't even imagine how some people even reviewed.
But you successfully pulled it off! Congratulations
And also...this is the very first zombie story I have read that doesn't includes the two main characters jumping on eachother in the first 3 chapters, thing which motivated me to read on! Carolyn being the only surviving female character so far I am really curious as to what will happen to her, and I truly hope she won't be eaten or killed by something or someone. I really do hope she will survive, and that she will keep the kind of attitude that made her kill Ryan. Poor guy...
I never expected him to die, since he seemed to be such a nice guy, that Luigi had cared for. So seeing him like that, wanting only to take advantage of Carolyn, really made me change my opinion on him, since before he was so shy. But I guess a zombie apocalypse and guys like Ian can really change someone...
Well I think I will stop here for now, as it is already late, and I have classes tomorrow (I wonder who invented Math, I'd feed the guy to the zombies) so I can't write a longer review, even though I would've liked to.
So till the next update, I'm going to sleep.
| frosted flaky chapter 30 . 4/20/2014
I wonder how Mo and the other guy are doing.
| Canadian Sasquatch chapter 28 . 10/11/2013
Okay, first things first. Your story is great. It's is awesome and you should feel proud for writing it. It has it's own sense style to it, one that you don't normally see. Making this story a recount of what Luigi has experienced separates itself from every other generic zombie story on this site. And while it doesn't have much, if any, dialogue (which is a major aspect in stories) you've pulled it off. You've pulled it off very well, so congratulations.
I'm gonna be honest here. I saw this a very long time ago, back before I even had an account. I saw the description and thought that this was gonna be some awful fic about the author himself going through his zombie fantasies. I skipped it, having read enough of those. I don't know why I came back. All I know is that I'm glad that I did.
Complete overview time: I like how you didn't just jump into the action. At the start of the story, Luigi and Mo are stuck in their room, just a pair or normal college kids who have no experience in this type of situation besides video games. They don't just go zombies killing bad-ass mode with the first zombie they encounter (not Luigi at least). They sh*t themselves and luckily stab their way through the undead. And as the story goes on, they get a little better at it.
Also, the story itself is just full of turns. There has been so many unexpected events that caught me completely off guard. Luigi getting stabbed by Tom, for one. The guys just one unholy mess of injuries throughout his zombie filled travels. Then there was that mess at the airport, the rescue mission that resulted in the friends getting separated, finding Jarvis' group and Luigi losing his cat. And then this custerf*ck of a chapter. But I'll get there later.
The humour is what really got me into this. As I said, you didnt just jump into the action. You had to build up first, describe what happened and where our heroes are now. It's hard to grip your readers right off the bat, and usually action is the way to go. But you used humour. And that worked just as good. But you also kept up that tone through out. Luigi just makes funny comments, colourful descriptions and generally witty insights into the world around him when he isn't in some deadly encounter. Even then he still does it. It's a good tone. It works with his character. Keep it up.
I don't know what to say about the characters. As I said, dialogue is one of the most important parts of story. When fleshing out a character, you can really only describe their personality through narration, their actions and what they say. The lack of dialogue removes half of that, yet you've still done a decent job giving each character an identity. Luigi - the normal schmuck, Mo - Bad-ass foreign dude with nunchucks. Tom - the smart guy. Ian - the asshole. I could go on about each character, but I won't. Yes, they could all be better written, but I'll say you've done a good job for no dialogue.
That was what I thought of the whole story. This chapter though is what made me wanna leave a review. Because holy sh*t... This was just a riveting chapter.
Okay, throughout Luigi's stay in the camp, you introduced several main players. Jarvis, Carolyn, Ian, Ryan, Nutter, Shawn, Hendryk, Louis and some others I've probably forgotten since it's been awhile. With the tone of the story, I thought a fair bit other them would survive. Ryan seemed to innocent to die, Carolyn was the only female character in the story so far and Louis, Hendryk and Shawn just seemed to have potential for being future major players.
But you killed them all. I seriously did not see that coming. Not one freaking bit. Maybe with Shawn and Hendryk, going off with Ian I felt some unease, but, Jesus. Never saw this. Every new character you introduced is now dead, with the exception of Carolyn.
The death that hit me the most though was Ryan. He was just so timid, you know? He didn't seem evil or violent. He also didn't seem to fit in surviving in the new world, which as pointed out, is probably why he put up with Ian for some protection. So when Ryan demands that Luigi handed over Carolyn, I just drew a blank. I did not know what to make of it. I just kept reading, gripped to see what become of mild-mannered Ryan. And he died. And I was shocked.
Never did I see Ryan dying. It just didnt seem right. What came next, with the forest and the town and Luigi trying to make some human contact with Carolyn, which was very well written too, just didn't compare to Ryan's death. Seriously, man. Great f*cking work there. That took a great amount of daring and skill to pull that off as well as you did.
TL;DR. This story has to be one of the best, if not the best, zombie themed stories on FictionPress. It can definitely be improved, but so can every work of art.
So congrats man. Congrats on making an awesome story. I can honestly say I have no idea what comes next for Luigi. From the recent twist in plot and atmosphere, all I can say is that it won't be good.
| N.D.Iverson chapter 11 . 9/25/2013
I cannot believe I did not read this story earlier! You sir have quite the talent to mix in such humor and gore to create one truly enjoyable piece of reading material. I can honestly say I have never said this in a review but you really should consider publishing this story. I would certainly buy it even though I've read it here. Keep up the awesome work!
| demonicDRAMAqueen chapter 22 . 2/20/2013
nice! Cute banter too.:) keep it up.
| Art7Freak chapter 20 . 2/2/2013
LOL Please continue writing this it's HILARIOUS!
| demonicDRAMAqueen chapter 20 . 1/8/2013
YAY an update! Where were you luigi...i thought the zombies had you for supper xp.
Kill that fucker please! He kicked Fresh!
| Samsonet chapter 19 . 12/28/2012
Hello! Long time no review! I'm sorry. .
This chapter was really great. I liked how Luigi described the cat; with everything else he's been going through, it was really nice to see how there were still good, alive things. (Also, I'm laughing at the name "Funkmaster Fresh". It's perfect!)
Speaking of good things, the car charger was another nice touch. You have to be clever to justify the writing style in a zombie apocalypse. I know Luigi's been alone for quite a while now, but all the same, in this chapter I finally got the impression that he's starting to worry. That last line was perfect.
| Fallingstar123 chapter 1 . 12/24/2012
Hey. I'm Mel from fallingstar awards. Our Martin has reviewed your story:
LegendLuigi91's story is a witty and easy read, essentially all for fun and not serious study. The story is written in blog post format; we are recounted the events of LegenLuigi91's life through these posts.
His life has been turned upside down by the world being turned into the un-dead. A classic, over done story with all the games (Resident evil), books (the stand) and films (28 days, weeks) but no less entertaining for it.
The humour is essentially what carries the story; it is what makes the reader continue to read. For the lovers of zombies this is certainly no waste of time.
Go to fallingstarawards blogspot to see for yourself, request to take it down or if you have any comments.
| demonicDRAMAqueen chapter 18 . 10/31/2012
Perfect as always. Loved it.