Wow, three years down the road and we’re still continuously surprised by the amount of love and support we receive from you, loyal brigadiers. As thanks, we’re taking a cue from the way hobbits handle their birthdays—giving their party guests presents—with a giveaway and a contest. What are the prizes? Oh, just a couple things we’ve had tucked away in our prize closet. The prize closet we forgot about until it came time to inventory our supplies for winter. Whoops? Time flies when we’re training future survivors.
To make this part nice and easy for everyone, we’re giving you guys ten days to enter using the form below. Just follow the directions. The prize? An autographed photo from one of your ZSC commanders—Addy Miller, Vincent M. Ward, Lew Temple, or Michael Rooker.
It’s no secret, your ZSC commanders like sweets. Namely, birthday cake. Grab your frosting bags, folks. We’re looking for the most creative ZSC birthday cake (or cupcake). Snap a picture of your sweet creations and email them to command (at) zombiesurvivalcrew (dot) com by 11:59 PM PST on December 29th 2013. Please use the subject line.
ZSC Birthday Cake for your entries.
The most creative cake entry will win a ZSC t-shirt signed by ten cast members from “The Walking Dead,” including: Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Addy Miller, Anthony Guajardo, Jon Bernthal, and more!
The giveaway and contest are open internationally. Please, no pictures of profanity or nudity included with the Birthday Cake entries. By submitting your picture into the Birthday Cake giveaway, you give the ZSC permission to use the image, with your name attached, on our website for purposes of announcing the prize winner. Winners will be notified via email.
This is a tad delayed. We’d picked the winner once after the holiday’s were all safely packed away in the North Pole (a.k.a. the storage shed on the ZSC command compound) but Purple Brigade Commander LK got a little over-eager to play with the new modifications she made on her flux capacitor and, well . . . let’s just say some of us were forced to relive December in order to catch up with the rest of the world. Yes, we hid LK’s shiny new toy until she reads the 2000 page handbook that came with it.
Barring any other incidents, we’re finally ready to tell you guys who won the Holiday Song Contest. And it is . . . Christina Bledsoe!
THE INSPIRATIONAL PICTURE
Congratulations, Christina! Here’s her song. Careful, it’ll get stuck in your head like a walker’s tooth.
Here Come’s Juliette, to the tune of “Here Come’s Santa Claus”
Here come’s Juliette
Here come’s Juliette
Right down zombie lane
Hacking and slashing
Killing zombies the whole fracking way
R.C. whooping, Jinxie hollering
“Get the one to your right”
So grab your duct tape and wrap your arms
Cuz the ZSC is coming tonight.
Here come’s Juliette
Here come’s Juliette
Right down zombie lane
She’s got a bag that’s filled with toys
For her and her brigade
She runs circles around those corpses
With a twinkle in her eye,
It doesn’t matter if it’s Christmas cuz Juliette is coming tonight (spoken softly) “Elf ears and all”
There goes one head
Make that two heads
Right down to the ground
Mixed with visceral, blood and snow
Of the dead, “Oh My” She can’t refrain
From leading her people, on this mission
So if you’re a zombie run away
Cuz Juliette comes tonight.
(Whisper names of ZSC members as the song fades out)
With the holiday season in full swing, things have been rather hectic around the command center. There is a blur of activity and secret shenanigans going on. We recently announced our new line of ZSC Reedus gear which we are all excited about and there’s more to come. I can’t say what ’cause the chief will have my kidneys cooked up as pie for Christmas dinner if I do, but we will be ringing in the new year in style. ‘Nuff said. We recently released our 2nd Annual Zombie Survival Crew Anthology — Undead Uncensored — and it’s something you should check out as soon as you have a chance. And I’ve put Commander Murphy’s army of zombie bunnies decorating the command center and let me tell you, should you drop by for some holiday cheer bring your sunglasses ’cause they like the bling as much as I do… or it could be that I told them the bling it up and forgot to issue the stop command and they just kept on going.
Needless to say we’ve had our hands full… then we realized we hadn’t had a contest in a while… so to help give everyone a bit of holiday cheer, Commander Murphy and I decided to cobble something together to bring everyone a bit of delight.
HOLIDAY CHEER CONTEST
The rules are easy… take a holiday song – whether it be Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, or anything else holiday-ish, and rewrite the lyrics to go with the pic below, and post the lyrics in the comments of this post by 12/26/12 @ 23:59 PS.T (11:59 PM for the non-military types). The prize is a brand, spankin’ new, shiny copy of Undead Uncensored. ***BREAKING NEWS*** the chief has stopped hunting me down in cold blood long enough to ADD a ZSC t-shirt to make it a prize pack. Wheeeee!!! Gotta run, now.
Need an example?? *shrugs* All right, I’ll give you a snippet (but you can’t use my lyrics so I won’t write very many)
To the tune of Rudolph, the Red-nosed ReindeerYou know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donder and Blitzen, but do you recall…? The most famous elf of them all… JT the ZSC commander, had some very pointy ears…
Bonus points for anyone who can work duct tape or running in circles into the verse or refrain. What do you get for earning the bonus points? The knowledge that Commander Murphy and I won’t stop laughing until the New Year should we manage to escape the crossbow bolt for that long. That’s it. Off you go to make marvelous songs to give us all a bit of cheer.
We here at Zombie Survival Crew Command are just now managing to crawl out from under the horde of zombies unleashed by The Walking Dead season premiere Sunday night!!! Wow, what an adrenaline rush! By the time the premiere ended the Command Center was littered with ice cream wrappers, handfuls of tossed popcorn and a pile of bloody machetes!
We were scheduled to announce the country winners for the T-Dog’s Next Line contest right after the premiere aired –and we do apologize for the delay. Those popcorn kernals were really hard to get out of the Command computer keyboard!!!
So now, without any further ado, here are the medal-winning countries in the in T-Dog’s Next Line contest!!!
Gold – U.S.A.
Silver – Ireland
Bronze – France
There were entries that made us laugh, cry…cringe. The Walking Dead fans are definitely a creative bunch! And we’re now continuing to sift through all the entries and will post individual category winners on October 28!
Until then, stay tuned to The Walking Dead Sunday nights on AMC…if you dare!
An Announcement From the desk of the Zombie Survival Crew Commander-in-Chief, Juliette Terzieff
It’s time to have some fun ZSC brigadiers! Green Brigade Commander IronE Singleton has issued an Olympic challenge this summer in honor of the London Games and the Season 3 premiere of AMC’s hit television show The Walking Dead.
Participation is easy and your chance to win is limited only by the borders of your own imagination. Simply take to Twitter anytime beginning July 27, the opening day of the London Olympic Games, and before October 13 to take your shot at identifying #TDogsNextLine.
That is why we chose RC to head down to San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. We need a scout that can maneuver through the massive crowds undetected. And with our current problems surrounding the UGA (Unnamed Government Agency), it is best that whoever takes on this mission can take care of themselves.
However, we want to test our loyal brigadiers and decided to make a contest just for SDCC.
The first person to locate Commander RC will receive a token of gratitude from the Orange Brigade—a ZSC bumper sticker signed by RC and the Orange Brigade’s First Lieutenant, David Della Rocco.
You only have Friday and Saturday of the convention to complete your mission. Any longer and your brave commander risks being discovered. Work quickly and keep your eyes peeled for something small, furry, and ravenous.
We’ve been busy little bees in the ZSC Command Center the last few weeks—all thanks to you, our extremely talented brigadiers. After a lot of reading, we’re ready to announce the second round finalists for our second anthology contest (try saying that ten times fast…). BUT in order to see who moves on to the second round, you have to be a member (or login). Once you’ve created your account (or have logged in), check out the Second Round Anthology Finalists.
As always, you guys have managed to wow us. The Command Center has been buzzing with excitement over the latest batch of contest entries. We asked you to create a zombie, using any medium you wished, put it in an environment… and then kill it. The creativity displayed in the entries we received these last few weeks is amazing.
Enough gushing. You guys want to know who the winner is, right? The first prize winner of our Creature Feature Contest will receive a Zombie Survival Crew t-shirt signed by 11 cast and crew members from The Walking Dead.
First Prize Winner: @Catella_Snape (Lt Blue Brigade) and @Jessadorkadon (Purple Brigade)!
Congratulations! Here is the video they put together with help from Catella’s daughter, Michelle:
The runner-up will be sent a ZSC logo t-shirt. And the runner-up winner is…
Matthew Jones (Yellow Brigade)!
Here is Matthew’s winning drawing and the story that accompanies it:
This is Johnny Decker. Well, was Johnny Decker. Now he’s just a head, an undead head. Sadly he had decided to tag along with his girlfriend, Penny, and several others to a secluded cabin in the woods. DUN DUN DUN *thunder crash*. While there, the secret gov’t base neighboring the local skinny dipping spot was having some “security issues.” After much grabbing, biting, screaming, and running all but Johnny and Penny were eaten. Though Johnny had become infected from an ankle biter! That’s the plot twist! Luckily for Penny she had been training for years to be a champion lumberjack. Finding her weapon embedded in a tree stump Johnny quickly got the chop; flying through the air (as depicted) he cursed his newly found zombie desire for brains and longed to see his home again. Then he was split in twain by the mighty axe of Penny the Zombie Slayer. The End.
P.S. A neat little trick for the kiddies! Print out Johnny Decker and hold down the paper at the center of his head, just above his mouth… gash, with a pin or similar device. Now… spin! Voilà! Flying decapitated zombie head action! Fun for all ages.
Congratulations again to both winners.
If you any of you are still feeling creative, you have until February 20th to submit your entries for our second ZSC anthology contest.