The Walking Dead - Season... ah, does anyone care?

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  1. Tererun

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    I do enjoy cute girls wielding deadly weapons, but their choice to turn coral and rick into negan's new 8 year old spank fantasy really failed. I am also glad the zombies came back. TWD without a zombie threat had become really stupid.

    I am also glad they did not tone down carol. I was so worried she had gone soft allowing the saviors to steal her wedding ring and beat up on her kid, until she came for them and eliminated the problem. I really don't get why the fuck anyone bothered trying to rescue dumbfuck the teenage boy when all they need to do is tell carol and that will be the end of these whispering douchebags. Sure she will probably also wipe out hilltop too, but she will let pooky go.
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    And Glenn.
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    Rosita is still hot!
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    I thought this season was interesting and better than the previous. Rick is not essential and perhaps was holding back the development of different characters. The whisperers were a better more terrifying enemy. They went one episode too far. They should have dropped the season on the second to last episode. It was a nice creepy way to end it for next season.

    Then they let their really shitty writers do the final episode and it made absolutely no sense. There was not a single part of it that worked.

    1. You do not cut wood for a blizzard the day before it and survive.
    2. Eugene is smart enough to now what creosote is but dumb enough not to think of cleaning the chimneys before the winter starts, or cutting wood so it dries?
    3. How many winters have they had so far, and no one seems to know how to handle a snow storm?
    4. Rivers do not freeze solid like lakes, and flowing water would not hold people because of a few hours of snow.
    5. Why the fuck didn't they leash judith considering her tendency to run away at the worst possible moments?
    6. How the fuck do zombies work? If they freeze because their tissues have water they should not have tissues after ten years of freezing and melting.

    Then comes the worst of it all.

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    agree with most of what Tererun said except rivers do indeed freeze solid - in Minnesota, The Yukon Territory, and other locations hundreds of miles from Alexandria. And agree a few hours of snow would insulate any ice that would have formed before it started snowing, keeping the ice thinner than it could be without it snowing. I used to ice fish a lot when I lived in Wisconsin and Alaska.
    Get a cold, clear night (or a few cold nights with no cloud cover) and ice forms fast and solid and thick but only if the water was cold to begin with of course. If it snows a lot? The ice won't form for shit because snow insulates. The worst thing for ice thick enough to walk or drive on is a blizzard.
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    I did say they do not freeze like lakes. I meant that a lake or pond would be frozen enough to support weight while a river would still be extremely dangerous because of thin ice. Of course they can freeze, but a river like that would have taken some time to freeze solid. The whole episode was very odd time wise. You have to figure these places are within 50 miles of each other considering the time it takes to get from one to the other. Which brings up another problem. Neegan was chasing down judith in winds that were blowing debris hard enough to fuck his leg up. This was happening while the kingdom people were crossing the river. They are in the middle of the woods where it would be extremely dangerous to travel because of blowing debris and falling limbs if that was a surprise storm with that power really early in the year.

    Also, when at the river they were attacked by walkers. If it was so cold to have frozen that river the walkers would have been frozen also since they were under the snow. They came out of the snow and attacked people, but we saw that the walkers froze solid and could not move at other times in the episode. The episode did not even adhere to it's own physics. That is really shit writing.

    The whole storm episode was poorly written and was really abnormal for the end of a season. If you think about the ways other seasons have ended the episode before it should have been the end. They could have started the next season with the storm and journey and presented it much better.

    I can somewhat suspend my disbelief regarding the walker's decay rates and them still having flesh despite the flesh obviously decaying. When you start piling other things on there it just becomes too much. I also really get tired of obvious mistakes by smarter people. By this time they should already be piling up chopped wood and cleaning out chimneys. They should be prepared like old time people for the winter months. The kingdom should have had some sort of back up heating source for the boiler they knew was going. They had time to put chimneys in, and I cannot imagine they could not make some fireplaces or find some wood burning stoves. I live in NY and even in modern times with electric companies we still had woodburning stoves. We had kerosene and wood heaters. We knew that you had to prepare wood for them before the first snows.
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    yep - you have to dry the firewood for quite some time. When I was a teen in Wisconsin all we had was a wood burning stove in the basement. We would dry the wood for many months before we burned it.
    BTW if you ever burn tamarack be very careful! :nono: It is some high-octane wood! Put too much in and it will buckle/ruin your stove - maybe it has a lot of natural oils or whatever in it.
    Interesting thing - the tamarack (also called larch) is one of the few conifers that sheds it's needles in the winter! :huh: Yep - the needles turn color and fall off just like many deciduous trees shed their leaves. They have tamarack in upstate NY but most people don't burn it for fuel - it's very much a "poor man's" firewood. It often grows in wet swampy areas and prefers colder climates.