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Okay, it’s been almost a week since the season finale of Walking Dead and that AWESOME introduction of “The Mysterious Sword wielding stranger who saved Andrea in the Forrest”.

A fan favorite in the comics, Michonne has been a bad-ass since Issue 19, and while there was a few things mentioned about her past before the outbreak, a full origin story hasn’t been revealed…until recently. Taken from the April issue of “Playboy” (of all things…), here’s a 6-page short story revealing how Michonne went from an attorney to zombie slicing warrior.

The Next 2 pages has her Boyfriend help close the door, but not before he gets bit, she wraps the wound and they talk while waiting till night falls when she starts to look to neighboring buildings to find food, medical supplies and weapons, she didn't find any guns, but a neighbor's son had a collections of swords, she sleeps in the house clutching one sword till the next morning, these pages was removed due to posting limits...

By the time she returns, she discovers her boyfriend turned...


Date: 2012-03-24 02:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Insanely creepy cool though this looks, you can only post a third of a story, not the whole thing (unless it's a one or two page story)

Date: 2012-03-24 05:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I think Rule 3 here means that it's not any different. Our basic unit of measurement is a story (or chapter), not an issue.

Date: 2012-03-24 11:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] greenmask
Sorry! Actually icon_UK is right; our limit is one third of a story that's over two pages long, no matter the publication type. In fact if this is less than a month old, the maximum share length is four pages. If you can't edit your post down within six hours a mod will have to do it for you.

Is it the fact that we don't mention magazines specifically that caught you off balance? We'll fix that.

Date: 2012-03-25 02:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] greenmask
Neither icon_UK nor I are suggesting you're in the wrong; the fact is that our rules exist for the safety of the community. If we allow full stories or high numbers of recent scans we have a much weaker position on an Internet and under an industry that are both cracking down on copyright issues.

Like I said, we will re-word that section of the profile to avoid the confusion of others.

You're not being sanctioned. As always, your contribution to the community is appreciated! There is nothing personal in my request - it's simply a matter of policy and I am sorry that you were unaware of all the facts when you made your original post.

Thank you for removing some of them!

Date: 2012-03-24 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So she finds a way to slip past the zombies, and never makes use of it again.


It's beating a dead house with me, but man, I wish someone would show some tactical intelligence with zombies. Patton, they ain't.

Date: 2012-03-24 04:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
This. I think that one of the reasons that I haven't gotten into TWD is that it's one long idiot plot.

Date: 2012-03-24 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'd also note that of three katanas available, she only took one when she left. Over reliance much?

Date: 2012-03-24 05:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
If you were going to nitpick about that, I'd nitpick about the fact that the neighbor boy apparently did not just collect swords, but collected full tang combat blades and kept them regularly sharpened and oiled.

I think she found Chicago Ted's house.

Date: 2012-03-24 05:20 pm (UTC)
stolisomancer: (mmm soda)
From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
Have you read the comics? Every time they undertake an action, there's usually at least a page that boils down to Kirkman telling the reader point-blank that he's spent a lot of time thinking about this and he'd like to preemptively address any concerns you might have.

Michonne's pet zombies isn't a million miles away from Rick and Glenn using zombie offal to camouflage themselves in the early issues, and since then, I can't think of a single arc in which they actually needed to slip past the zombies. They've been holed up since then dealing with, for the most part, humans.

Date: 2012-03-24 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've followed Walking Dead some, yeah. And no, they really don't plan well.

In the latest arc, for instance, they might have discouraged the horde by just grabbing a few zombies, doing what Michonne did and tying them up. During the arc, we see Glenn and that other guy hopping roofs and one time, sleeping on top of one instead of chopping one up, and using it for camo (and there are plenty of ways to do that without it touching your skin).

When it comes to dealing with zombies, tactical intelligence is low and if a trick gets used twice, it's a miracle.

Date: 2012-03-24 10:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
They really hated using the "chop up the zombies" trick before, so it's not hard to imagine that they wouldn't want to use them again unless they absolutely had to. Rooftops are easier than wearing an intestine garland.

The whole point of the "herd" is that it pretty much just moves unstoppably forward in a wave, so I can't imagine any amount of subterfuge would've worked.

Date: 2012-03-24 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They needed supplies, IIRC and time was an issue. So yeah, slathering up would have been the smart thing to do.

Same with the Herd. Once inside, all they do is mill around unless they see a target. Since zombie guts make them invisible, slather up and start hacking away. Not like the zombies would notice.

So yeah, subterfuge could be useful. Hell, I'm hard pressed to think of an instance where being functionally invisible to your enemy isn't a great advantage.

Hell, all they really need is a ten pound weight, some rope and their guard tower. Draw the zombies in, drop the weight, rinse, repeat.

Date: 2012-03-24 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I think what he meant was the time problem--because of the sheer amount of the zombies, by the time they got the "intestinal garlands," as someone else put it, a three more zombies would be chomping on you.

Date: 2012-03-24 05:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
It's a common trope in episodic fiction, especially in sc-fi and fantasy (Consider classic Trek's "This Side of Paradise" which introduced a planet where everyone who visits is restored to perfect health by the effect of some local flowers, and the side effects are counteracted by a shot of adrenaline. An instant panacea for all ills... never mentioned again)

Date: 2012-03-24 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, but in other serial fiction they're dealing with a far, far wider range of threats.

The Walking Dead? Not so much.

And in addition, it's a prob in zombie movies too, that are not episodic.

Date: 2012-03-24 04:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eyz
Hey! HEY!
Was this ever collected in the TPBs??

Date: 2012-03-24 04:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] flint_marko
It just came out, though it'll probably be collected in a future collection.

Date: 2012-03-24 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Wasn't bad, but...really, if you read the comics, you pretty much read this already. It's just the first time we see visuals of it.

"Taken from the April issue of “Playboy” (of all things…)"

Makes some sense to me--even with the rise of free porn, I imagine Playboy sells more copies of issues than Walking Dead. Plus, Playboy has a history of being in the comics industry.

Date: 2012-03-25 07:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jkcarrier
Yup. I don't think I've looked at Playboy since I was old enough to legally buy it ;-) but back in the day, at least, they used to run lots of comics...Harvey Kurtzman's Little Annie Fanny, Frank Thorne's Moonshine McJuggs, Skip Williamson's Neon Vincent, etc. Of course, those were all humor strips, so I guess an adventure comic is kind of new territory for them.

Date: 2012-03-25 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Not to mention that I believe I've read somewhere that Playboy has commissioned modern comics artists to do stuff for them. Names like Adam Hughes, Gulliem March, and Jamal Igle.


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