Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A to Z Challenge – Zombieland and Zooropa by U2, Ninja News, and Big Thanks

Last day of the Challenge – did you survive?

My theme for the A to Z Challenge is Favorite Movies, Bloggers, and Music! I’ll name a favorite movie that corresponds with the letter, and then select a character from the film. I will then name a favorite blogger who reminds me of that character, and then dedicate a song to him. (Also corresponding with the alphabet.) I’ll wrap it all up with trivia and/or fun facts about the movie, the blogger, or the music!

In addition, two lucky commenters this month will receive a review copy of CassaStorm! One comment per day and each is worth one entry except – the first and one hundredth comments on each day will receive ten entries! Winners will be announced May 6.

Zombieland

One word – hilarious. Two words – double tap! This film isn’t just funny, it’s very educational in learning how to survive a zombie apocalypse. Great performances from everyone, especially Harrelson as he searches for his Twinkies.

Little Rock is wise and crafty for her age. And yet her youthfulness shines through in her uninhibited joy and enthusiasm. All she really wants is to go play at that amusement park and she doesn’t want to do it alone.

Who is Little Rock?

Livia!

(Even though she doesn’t like horror films. And probably thinks I forgot her!)

Livia is young and full of enthusiasm. She’s a bundle of joy and energy that us older folks wish we could bottle as save for later. Livia throws herself into her passions one hundred percent, and that includes her devotion to her friends. It has been a total delight getting to know her.

Livia is a writer, movie buff, and resident cheerleader.

To you I dedicate Zooropa by U2. (Title leads to YouTube.)

Because it has a timeless feel to it, something your spirit possesses. “And I don’t know the limit…” (And because I’m sure dedicating T-Ride’s Zombies From Hell would’ve disturbed you, even if it did fit the movie. That’s all right, Livia – we still adore you!)

Trivia and Facts:

All of the characters in Zombieland were named after cities – name them! (I already gave you one answer.)

Y’s trivia answer – Rush formed in 1968.

Ninja News

Don’t forget the Insecure Writer’s Support Group tomorrow!

Don’t forget the Best/Worst Movie Remake Blogfest on May 17!
Hosted by me, Stephen Tremp, Livia Peterson, and Al Diaz.
When Hollywood runs out of ideas, they remake older films. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it fails miserably.
On May 17, list the best remake you’ve ever seen and the worst.
Added bonus – list the worst and/or best song remake you’ve ever heard!

Big Thanks to the Team!

Thanks to my fellow A to Z Hosts, Damyanti Biswas, Tina Downey, DL Hammons, Jeremy Hawkins, Shannon Lawrence Matthew MacNish Konstanz Silverbow, Stephen Tremp, Livia Peterson, L. Diane Wolfe, and Nicole.
Special thanks to founder Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out. Four years now and it’s still just as awesome! Thanks for your incredible vision.

A big thanks to my awesome Ninja Minions team, Al Diaz, Baygirl, Ciara Knight, Elise Fallson, Heather Gardner, JL Campbell, Joylene Nowell Butler, and Michelle. You helped me far more than you realize.

Special note to Father Dragon Al-

Good news and bad news!

No dwarves were harmed or killed while performing their minion duties. In fact, they have picked up many amazing Ninja skills. Even Pancholin is graceful and confident now.

However, they found the clone machine. I will be returning four times as many dwarves as were sent.

Oh, and they now want a cloning machine for the Dragon Cave. And a teleporter if possible.

Sorry. I think I spoiled them.

Good luck and thanks, Al!

Fan of Zombieland? Following Livia? Any U2 fans out there? Ready for the IWSG tomorrow? Signed up for the blogfest? And did you have a good time with the Challenge?

Big thanks to everyone who visited me this past month – you guys rock!

162 comments:

Livia Peterson said...

Oh my godsh, Alex - this was so unexpected! It was like opening a Christmas present from a celebrity. You've made me entire week, month and year!

Thank you so much for your contributions to this writing community. You've been a truly a blessing to me.

I think I may have tears in my eyes right now - I am still so shocked. *happy cries*

*hugs Alex* You defitely have a special place in my heart and thank you again.

Livia Peterson said...

And no, I don't think you forgot me! I was in suspense all April long and seein' the awesome bloggers in which I still have to follow. Aagain, you're an awesome man!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - congratulations to Livia - you've done her proud, as you do so many of us.

Zombies and their land .. I'm very happy here! Films I hope to join .. and you're ISWGing tomorrow .. I shall be catching up ..

Cheers to you all and it's great you've mentioned so many wonderful bloggers - I need to do a recce round in the months ahead meeting other A - Zers .. thank you for all your support - Hilary

Zoltán Gecse said...

Zombieland was a very big suprise to me. I'm not a zombie or horror fan, and mostly I avoid these kind of films. But due to a workmate urge I watched it and enjoyed it... almost every minute of it. And the secret character was awesome.

I was just a reader of this A to Z challange, but I enjoyed very much. Wish I have time to participate next year... Maybe I also have to search after your cloning machine. :)

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats to Livia! She really is a fabulous cheerleader! Zombieland was a really strange movie, but I liked it's quirky quality. Thanks for being such an awesome A to Z host, and I really appreciate all of your visits. I'm still clueless as to how you do it all.

Julie

Lynda R Young said...

Big fan of Zombieland!!!
And it's inspired tomorrow's post...

Woo, we made it to the end of the Challenge!!

Medeia Sharif said...

I survived the month. Yes!

I love Zombieland. I'll watch it again.

Brandon Ax said...

Zombieland is easily one of my favorite comedies. I hear they are coming out with a show.

I had a ton of fun reading the post can't wait to join in next time.

Cynthia said...

It just seemed like a day ago when I was putting together my post for Day A. Is it already the end of the month? Seriously?

Nancy Thompson said...

Not sure how you and I can have such similar taste in music & completely opposite in movies. Yes, I'm ready for the IWSG & I'm signed up for the blogfest. No, I can't say I enjoyed The Challenge much this year, but I did meet some cool new friends. And who doesn't like U2?

Whew, boy I'm glad this is OVER!!!!!

Cassie Mae said...

Livia is the sweetest person in the world! And what a kickbutt character to connect her to. Zombieland is probably the only zombie movie I watch over and over. Though, I do watch Walking Dead, but that's only because of Daryl. If they kill him off I'm so not watching anymore.

mooderino said...

Amazon have produced a bunch of tv pilots including one for Zombieland. You can check it out on their site.

mood

Donna Hosie said...

Thanks to everyone who supported the challenge. It was fab!

MOCK! said...

Ditto to what Zoltan said above!!

Same movie I chose for today! And much thanks for all of is! You rock!

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Congrats to Livia,on being the last on your theme,
Yes I survived, it just goes to show what become from one small idea back in 2010.

Yvonne.

Matthew MacNish said...

Huge fan of Zombieland.

It's been a pleasure serving with you as a co-host, Alex. Glad you made it to the end.

Rick Daley said...

Okay, here's a challenge: Zombieland, or Shaun of the Dead? Which is the better zombie-comedy?

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sorry, never saw Zombieland.

A big congrats on finishing.

jaybird said...

Just saw that IWSG post was due tomorrow, thanks for that reminder!

U2 was my sister's favorite band. Can't think of them or listen to them, and not think of her. :)



Bob Milne said...

It was a long haul, and harder some days than I expected, but here we are at destination Z and I'm still alive. :)

Zombieland was a great flick - just too bad the early reviews of the TV series have been so very, very poor.

michelle said...

I survived!! (I just have to write my final post...)

You have been an incredible host Alex. It's been great working side by side with you, as one of your minions...

Livia is great... such a bundle of energy...

See you tomorrow for the IWSG!

Writer In Transit

Carolyn Brown said...

Zombieland is an awesome movie, lots of laughs!
Congrats Livia! Worthy choice, Alex!

Liza said...

Hooray Alex, for another successful A-Z quest! As I clicked around bloggerland this month, I was amazed at how much your idea has spread! Congratulations to you and all who participated!

J.L. Campbell said...

I think I'm following Livia. Haven't watched that movie and no movie blogfest for me as movies aren't my passion. Gearing up for my first IWSG tomorrow, so the hopping continues. Glad to have been part of the team.

Mark Koopmans said...

U2.

My band!

Livia.

Our Cheerleader :)

ediFanoB said...

Congratulations for an excellent A to Z Challenge!

Zombies are not my cup of tea. Therefore I'm not interested in zombie movies.

Melissa said...

Woohoo! You survived another one!
You rock, Alex. :)

Terri Rochenski said...

Survival! Phew.

Never saw Zombieland. Not so into those zombies. :)

Now, Zooropa however. Wow. Talk about memories!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was suddenly a sophomore in college again, ripping down rt 1 on my way to see the x at St. Joseph's. Wow.

Thanks for some awesome memories this morning!

Sandra Almazan said...

Alex, congrats to you and everyone else who completed the challenge!

Suzi said...

Maybe I should've picked Zombieland for my A to Z. The one I watched was pretty bad. Which I expected from the title and back cover though.

A to Z has been fun and I look forward to doing it again next year.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Great job on the challenge, Alex!
We had a blast.
Your theme, though complex, was fantastic and I am still humbled I was included on your list.
Thank you so much.

Oh, and I giveth to youeth the Zombie Rabbit Award. More details on today's Z post.

Heather

Rusty Webb said...

Loved Zombieland. It would be tough for me to have not mentioned Zoolander, but it would have also been hard not to go with Zombieland too. Tough job you've had this month.

Well done!

kmckendry said...

Yay for Livia!

Wow this was a great A-Z! Thanks for being a great host. :)

Grammy said...

Hey, buddy! Dang! I'm late on this comment list... so many before me, but that's okay. Yes, we did it... and of course, my story I started on April 1 is still continuing on... Once I start, well... you know the saying.. I've had fun, though,as usual, and will continue to enjoy. Best regards to you, my busy friend! Love, Ruby

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Livia, you are most welcome! Sorry you had to be last, but the character fit you so well.

Zoltan, it's a great movie due to the humor. And hopefully you can join us next year.

Julie, all due to clones.

Brandon, they are indeed making a show. Hopefully next year you can join us.

Nancy, you survived!

Cassie, shouldn't have said anything - I bet he's next to go.

Mock, great choice!

Yvonne, we're veterans now.

Matthew, glad you were on the team.

Rick - Zombieland!

Bob, I won't be watching.

Michelle, appreciate your help.

Joy, glad you've joined the IWSG.

Terri, you're welcome.

Heather, couldn't leave you out.

Hey Ruby! I need to go back and start from the beginning with your tale.

Melanie Schulz said...

Yeah! I see a light! I think it's the outside of my office door. I think it's sunny out there. Maybe in May I'll get to see it. LOL>

Stephsco said...

Zombieland is hilarious, esp every psrt with Bill Murray. Love it!

I was a huge U2 fan growing up. Zooropa is one of those more forgotten albums, weren't they B sides to Achtung Baby? I loved that era of their sound and how much they reinvented from their 80s persona.

Gail said...

I know Little Rock! Headed there today to jump through more heart hoops...but grateful to do so.

Wonderful A to Z...may look at next year's. I didn't always comment but I was lurking in the background, Alex.

mlswift.me said...

Now I have to watch Zombieland. You ran a great series, Alex. Whew! It was exhausting just to watch; thank goodness I pulled back and recovered from the pneumonia.

mlswift.me said...

Now I have to watch Zombieland. You ran a great series, Alex. Whew! It was exhausting just to watch; thank goodness I pulled back and recovered from the pneumonia.

J. A. Bennett said...

Yay Livia! She's great :) I'm not doing IWSG tomorrow, I'm blogged out for bit. Thanks for hosting A-Z! It was a blast :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Young energy like Livia's is very refreshing in blogland.

Is it almost May already? Yikes.

xoRobyn

Al Diaz said...

So in the end they did found the cloning machine. No wonder why I was having haunted dreams. What am I going to do with 600 dwarves, hmmm? Maybe I'll donate some to the Lonely Mountain Dragon Society. At least Pancholin won't have breakdowns again for talking to strangers.
It was my pleasure to work with you, Mr. Ninja Captain. :D Thanks for looking after my minions. Be Well!

Al Diaz said...

Oh! and a teleporter would be great. If you tell me where I can buy one, I will certainly appreciate. Of course it would be only for dragon's use, hahaha.

Shell Flower said...

Zombieland is so awesome. I absolutely adore that movie. Livia is pretty cool, too :) I also love U2. Saw them live on the Joshua Tree Tour and also heard a live show in Eugene, OR from my house a few miles away from the stadium. They got a ticket for being too loud, but I got a free show from my porch! Congrats on making it to Z.

Amy Jarecki said...

Zoiks, we made it! Thanks to you and all the A-Zer's who made this such a fun hop!!!

Jeremy [Retro] said...

this Retro-Zombie is sleeping... shhh! it has been one heck of a month...

Alex you are the comment king, i know you are going to be in the next Hobbit film... yes i know that sort of makes sense, but you and the rest of the team has been awesome... you get the gold star for having some stand out, stand up posts!

thank you!

M. J. Joachim said...

Yes, BIG THANKS TO THE TEAM!!! Your posts rocked this year, Alex. It's so much fun following your blog!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Melanie, that's funny!

Stephsco, I'm not sure.

Gail, be fun if you joined us.

ML, hopefully next year. Yeah, it was exhausting.

Al, your food bill is about to go up. As for a teleporter, you'll have to make your own I'm afraid. Thanks for all your help with the list. You are one rocking dragon.

Shell, now that's fun way to see a concert.

Thanks, Jeremy! Just so long as I don't die in the film.

Anne said...

Zombieland, now that should not have surprised me one bit.

Teresa Coltrin said...

Congrats to all of us who finished AND to those who started. It's ok if you didn't get to Z.

There's a lot of awesome bloggers. I'll check out Livia.

Clarissa Draper said...

Yay! We're done! What a fun ride it has been. I love Livia's posts so it was a fitting ending.

Laura Eno said...

Poor Livia! You tagged her with a Zombie movie. :)
600 dwarves...that's a lot of mouths to feed. The dragon cave will be crowded.

Mary Aalgaard said...

I never watched Zombieland. I like some U2 songs. This year's challenge has been a blast to write. I'm sad to see it end.

Birgit said...

Wow the end and thoroughly enjoyed reading yours and others. I have never seen Zombieland but it sounds like it would be funny to see. Kudos to you and all who ventured through the A to Z land

Francis Lee said...

There's a Zombieland TV series made now, fan of a lot of early U2 stuff...Bullet the blue sky being a favourite!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I saw the trailer for the TV series of ZOMBIELAND ... and it just looked lackluster ... sad.

It has been an experience for me -- I had company in my daily posts -- now I am back doing it solo again. Sigh. :-)

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Zombieland was great. My husband is a HUGE fan of anything zombie and this was one we could both enjoy. :)

Pat Hatt said...

Zombieland was one of the best movies in years, Bill Murray was actually funny again, for a change.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I surprised myself by really enjoying Zombieland!

Thanks for the introduction to Livia. :) Sounds like she and I are in the same boat with horror movies!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, MJ.

Laura, I did apologize for the zombie movie. And I guess Al will need to do some expansion work this summer.

Fran, heard it's not very good, which is a bummer.

Roland, I have to starting thinking up posts again - scary!

Mina Burrows said...

Ah, Livia is so sweet!
I've never seen Zombieland.

Thanks for a great A-Z, Alex!

Jen Chandler said...

Whew! I think I've survived! Now my mind is teeming with what to do next :)

As always, the challenge was a crazy joy-ride and I loved every minute of it! Here's to next year :D

Thanks, as always, to you and all the co-hosts for a great April! Now, I'm going to take a nap!

Jen

Ella said...

Awesome Z post...
She is sweet-great choice!

I'm going to go chill...
Tired trying to convert my clone like self to being a day person... lol

Well Done Captain!!!

Julia King said...

I LOVE U2 (you already knew that) and I especially LOVE Zooropa, the entire album, in fact. This morning I was pondering which song you might choose for Z and I thought it would be cool if you picked Zooropa. Well, done! I'm proud of you for choosing such a worthy song for I would say a worthy blogger--Livia.

I still have to get my IWSG post tweaked. But I'll be running live tomorrow. Woot!

mr seckman said...

Mad love to Livia. And yes, I wish I could bottle her enthusiasm!

Glad Al got to clone the dwarfs, the world needs as many as we can get.

Man O' Clay said...

So glad A-Z is over. Yes, I'm in for IWSG tomorrow!

Also, I'm following your blog - again - because you keep getting deleted!

Emilyann Girdner said...

Zombieland is pretty awesome! I am a bit nervous about the television show though. We'll see how that goes:) Congrats on another great A to Z Challenge!

ilima said...

We made it to Z! Somehow I'm not surprised zombies made the list at the end. :) I love Livia--she is one of the sweetest, most supportive people there are. So glad you spotlighted her.

Karen Walker said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge - it was fun cheerleading from the sidelines
Karen

Old Kitty said...

You made it!! And with such flourish too!!! Yay!!!!!

Take care
x

Laura Marcella said...

We appreciate all the hard work all of you did this past month. Hooray for another successful Challenge!!

Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Andrew Leon said...

Well, it hasn't been that long since I did my U2 post, so I don't think I have anything to say there.

Bill Murray's character wasn't named after a city. :P

John Wiswell said...

I enjoyed Zombieland. It was a cute movie with its rules and buddy tropes. I'm sure a sequel could be fun, or a TV series if they really go through with it.

Thanks for all the work and encouragement you spread during the challenge, Alex!

John at The Bathroom Monologues

Alternative Foodie said...

It has been an awesome month, Zombie and all. Thank you for all the support and leadership, Alex. All the best in your coming project. See you in May ;)

Gwen Gardner said...

I haven't seen Zombieland, lol! But yay for Livia and her enthusiasm!

Congrats on finishing the A-Z. I finished too, and now I feel like a ninja warrior!

Kathe W. said...

this was first A-Z Challenge and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Have a great week and I'll come back next year! Cheers!

S. L. Hennessy said...

I friggin love Zombieland. That movie is hilarious. Wish they would make a sequel.

I loved your theme this year Alex. It was a great addition to last years. Congrats on the completion of another A to Z challenge Ninja Leader!!

farawayeyes said...

Hey, I didn't even do the A to Z, but have been following some of you regularly and I've met a whole bunch of wonderful new people. Thanks!

C. Lee McKenzie said...

So this is it! Adios to 2013 AtoZ Challenge. Zippty Do Dah and all that jazz.

I already have my 2014 Theme. Just shoot me, already.

Suze said...

I think U2's 'Zooropa' album is underrated. One of my faves.

All signed up for the blogfest.

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

Didn't ZombieLand have Mila Kunis in it? I really like her. Kinda weird though that the Twinkie is gone. There will probably be generations that watch that movie and think, what is a Twinkie?

S.K. Anthony said...

U2 fan here!
Zombieland was a good one, can't wait for the show.

Poor Al, you done spoil his dwarves, and you are sending extras... you should talk to the dwarves into pampering Al and Mother Dragon with some massage therapy :D

Looking forward to joining the challenge next year, its been fun reading the posts!

The Desert Rocks said...

Yes, we sure do ROCK!

Yolanda Renee said...

Wonderful shout out to Livia!

Zombieland, not a fav, but still entertaining.

See you tomorrow at IWSG!

Thanks so much for including me in your A to Z challenge shout-outs, and for always leaving a comment on my blog. So appreciated!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting, Alex. This was my first year with the challenge, and it was fun. I met a lot of wonderful people. Good Luck to you in the future.

Suzanne Furness said...

Yay for Livia, excellent choice. Congrats on finishing the A-Z and catch you tomorrow for IWSG! Bet you're up for a break on Thursday aren't you?

Patricia Lynne said...

Another great challenge. Thanks Alex and all the other hosts for everything. =)

Samantha May said...

I love that movie! Livia is an awesome choice :D

I believe it's Little Rock, Tallahassee, Columbus, and Wichita.

This was a great theme Alex. Now go take a break!

Jay Noel said...

Congrats on finishing the Challenge, and thanks for co-hosting.

I was late to the party and just saw Zombieland late last year. It was hilarious! So witty. Love the Bill Murray cameo.

Cherie Reich said...

Yay, we survived another A-Z!

Livia is awesome!

And I've been meaning to watch Zombieland. Did you know on Amazon they're trying out original TV series, and Zombieland is one of them. They have pilot episodes to see which one will be made into an actual series.

It sounds like Al is going to have to expand the dragon cave with all those new dwarves! :)

Leovi said...

Yes friend, I survived the challenge, let's go to Zombieland!

Julie Flanders said...

Huge U2 fan here!
Congrats on another successful Challenge, Alex, and thanks to you and all the other hosts for your great work. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Julia, glad I lived up to expectations.

Man O Clay, sorry about that...

Emilyann, so far reviews have not been good...

Andrew, I didn't say he was! But the others were.

Lee, you are way ahead of me.

Michael, I'm sure they will.

SK, massage from hairy dwarves might not be what they had in mind.

Yolanda, you're welcome.

Suzanne, I will be scarce on Thursday...

Samantha, very good!

Cherie, unfortunately reviews for it haven't been kind.

Thanks everyone - we all rocked the Challenge!

Tony Laplume said...

Zooropa is good.

Robin said...

I don't really get the fascination with Zombies. However, I haven't watched The Walking Dead (in spite of all the buzz about it), so maybe there is something I am missing. I do love U2, though:)

Donea Lee said...

I'm terrible! I loved Zombieland - so hilarious! Bill Murray...oy. :) But, the only name I can pin down is Tallahassee, for some reason. Guess I need to rewatch soon! Also a U2 fan - of course, they are awesome. Sorry I missed out on the A-Z this time. But, there's always next year, right?

Carol Kilgore said...

You rock, Alex! This has been quite a month. I'm happy to still be standing :)

nutschell said...

wohoo! congrats Alex, and all of you who did the A_Z. Surviving the challenge is a major achievement, for sure! On another note...I have yet to watch Zombieland. I'm going to put it on my queue thanks to your review :)
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Bish Denham said...

Oh my gosh and I number 100 on the last day?

Of course I've never seen Zombieland, but I do enjoy U2.

Congratulations on another year Alex!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Yes, I follow Livia. What a beautiful name, eh?

Can't believe the month is over already. It was fun. I got to meet lots of terrific bloggers, and I made friends. How kewl is that.

Elsie said...

Zombieland! One of the best movies in all the land! My second favorite comedy zombie flick after Shaun of the Dead.

Who is Little Rock? Little Miss Sunshine ha ha ha

One of my favorite parts in that movie, aside from the truck full of Snoballs (yummy!) is ***SPOILER***
Bill Murray getting shot and his last breath. The Best!! *****SPOILER*****

That was a great pick!!

Sherry Ellis said...

Zombieland is awesome!

Steven said...

Zombies From Hell would've been cool... :)

Lexa Cain said...

I loved Zombieland! Another great Z movie is Zoolander. Congrats on a very impressive A-Z showing!
Yay for Livia!
I've got my IWSG post scheduled and ready to go! :-)

Arlee Bird said...

I still need to see Zombieland.

I concur on the great A to Z Team and all of our assistant teams. What a great group. And thanks to you, Alex, for all that you have done and continue to do.

Lee
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out

L.G. Keltner said...

I love Zombieland! It's a fun movie that I can watch over and over.

The A-Z Challenge was fun!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Donea, there is always next year. Just glad to have you back.

Bish, you are! And four years now - we rock.

Elsie, followed by the scene where they all use hand sanitizer after touching Murray!

Steven, it would've really disturbed Livia though...

Lexa, that's good!

Lee, you can always count on me.

Livia Peterson said...

I've been reading all the comments from this incredible writing community and THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE.

Thank you so much, Alex - again! :)

David List said...

I went to high school with a guy that had a small part in Zombieland! He was the fellow in the opening sequence running from a zombie across the football field.
It's been great to meet a fellow rocker and writer! See you tomorrow at ISWG

David List said...

(IWSG) :)

Christine Rains said...

Yay for Livia! She's awesome, and good movie pick too. The Challenge has been awesome this year.

VikLit said...

Ready for IWSG tomorrow!

L.G. Smith said...

Big U2 fan. :) Fan of Livia, too! And I'll have to think about the movie remake blogfest. Hollywood is driving me nuts with all the remakes lately.

Lisa said...

Zombieland was filmed right down the road from where I live, literally! Not 7 miles from my house. Woody had fun on our university campus using the big lawn to play Frisbee, working out in their gym. It was too much fun! Loved Bill Murray in it too. I am a fan of U2. I'll be busy finishing my work in progress now that the challenge is done. I have to have it ready for my editor before July if we want to see it out in the fall. Love your blog and will continue to follow you! Thanks also Alex for taking the time to come by my blog and leave comments. That means A LOT to me, like having Arlee Bird follow me! Wow! I've got stars in my universe, and they know who I am!

Nancy Jardine said...

Thank you for being the 'co-host?' assigned to me this month. I've thoroughly enjoyed my first challenge. It's pushed me to put out a post that's been same-theme related every day for 26 days. I'm going to collect them all in one file ...and who knows waht I can do with it!Nancy at Welcome to she said, he said

Mel Chesley said...

Congrats to all who completed the challenge and to all those who put in the hard work to make it happen!

Alexandra Heep said...

I made new friends through the challenge and read lots of interesting stuff. It was fun.

Ink in the Book said...

ISWG is tomorrow? Already? Oh my goodness! thanks for the reminder because I had completely forgotten.

What a crazy month! for me anyway. I had a great time and met a tone of new people to stalk...I mean follow!
thanks Alex!

Susan Kane said...

I absolutely hate Zombies, any zombie movie, etc. The only movie that has a chance at redemption is one where Simon Baker (The Mentalist) is the lead.

There! I've said it! Let the floggings begin.

Morgan Katz said...

Thanks for an awesome A-Z challenge! I'll be back next year!!

Jamie Gibbs said...

I loved Zombieland, though it took me long enough to get around to watching it! Can't wait for the TV show too.

Another successful A-Z challenge, Alex. You rock!

M Pax said...

Livia is great. Great pick.

I confess to swearing off fests for awhile... at least through June.

Happy Z!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Livia, everyone adores you!

David, you mean the guy who gets eaten because he lacks cardio?

LG, I bet you could think of some good ones.

Lisa, that is really cool! And I've been trying to visit as many as I can.

Nancy, glad you enjoyed it!

Ink, it is tomorrow!

Susan, no flogging on my blog.

The Happy Whisk said...

Hey Alex - tried to send you email, but it bounced back twice. That was my bad on my blog. It's not Tim's birthday. It's just his favorite number, 27. Though he was born on the 27th.

Thanks for stopping by.

Jo said...

For some reason I couldn't get into reading blogs today.

Do think you should have kept the dwarves away from the modern technology. What will FD do with all those dwarves.

Thanks so much for co-hosting the blogfest.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

Mark Means said...

Well done, Ninja Captain...the effort and thought you put into these posts had to have been Herculean, to say the least.

As always, it's a great place to visit and you always have the coolest stuff going.

Thanks for doing such a great job hosting and looking forward to tomorrow's IWSG! :)

Helena said...

I've heard of Zombieland but don't know anything about it except that, obviously, there are zombies in it. If it's funny then I'll check it out.

And yes, I did sign up for a blogfest recently, but I can't remember what it's about and when it starts! I am so hopeless.

Maria Dunn said...

Once again, Alex, you bring pazzazz and grace to your post (Can Pazzazz count for Z I wonder?) I will visit Livia's blog for with your endorsement it must be worth a visit and I join you in your thanks to all those on the A to Z host list, and thank you too. Wonderful experience! God bless, Maria at Delight Directed Living

Spacerguy said...

Its been such a terrific blogging challenge, we had a great run to the end.

Nick Wilford said...

Congrats to Livia. She's a ray of sunshine. And congrats to you for surviving this month of madness!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jamie, you rock!

Hey Ivy! Thanks for letting me know. And my ISP is having email issues right now, so sorry about that.

Jo, his food bill will go through the roof.

Thanks, Mark - appreciate it!

Helena, if it was mine, you will get an email reminder.

Thank you, Maria!

klahanie said...

Hey Alex,

I'm a fan of Zombieland. Heck, I just have to go outside.

Well done for seeing Livia featured.

I can live with or without U2.

No blogfests for this dude, thank you.

I had a great time with the alternative, thank you.

Must go and visit the dragon dude.

A big thanks for featuring Penny and my humble self, during the month. Dude, you rock!

Gary

Elise Fallson said...

You did an amazing job during A-Z and your posts were a great way to read about some awesome bloggers I haven't had the chance to meet yet. Hope you get some vacation time of your own soon, you certainly deserve one! Thank you Ninja Captain!

Brinda said...

I haven't seen Zombieland. I may check it on the next time I'm renting.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Lucia is a SWEETIE! Congrats to her !

I'd like to offer my thanks to you're ions as well... They always dropped by my blog And were always so supporyive... As we're you, Alex! I know how busy you were but almost every day yours was my first comment. It meant and means a lot.

The challenge was a challenge, but I was thrilled to HP the sales of my blogger friends old and new!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Gary, you and Penny rock!

Michael, you are one of my best bloggy friends - I could not miss a single post.

Kristen Dyrr said...

Great choices, and congrats on finishing the challenge! Love the Livia! blog too. :)

#atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

Stephen Tremp said...

Props for Livia! Glad to see she made your awesome A to Z list!

I have yet to see Zombieland in its entirety. Just in fragmented bits and pieces.

Fan of U@? of course. although not as much as I used to be. Just watched all three versions of Vertigo: MTV studio, live, and Apple commercial.

Thanks for the kind comment on my blog. I definitely need the encouragement after this crazy month/ Glad its over and ready to start May with a new vision!

Stephen Tremp said...

And yes I have my ISWG post ready to go!

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Jack said...

They mention twinkies in a Zombie movie? That one might be worth watching!

Allison said...

I've never seen Zombieland and I really should. Already keyed up my IWSG post!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Carrie Butler said...

We made it! *passes out*

Denise Covey said...

Hi Alex. Glad the A-Z is over before everyone drops! I think Michael de Gesu did an amazing service to bloggers with his professional introductions to books.

Denise

Carrie-Anne said...

My little brother has probably seen Zombieland. He's been really into zombies for a number of years now.

Tammy Theriault said...

big squeeze to livia and all those made it through Alex's tedious blog hop!!

DWei said...

I never watched Zombieland. Is that the one with Micheal Cera in it?

rebeccabradleycrime.com said...

OMG, I had forgotten the IWSG was tomorrow -eek today! It's actually not just the first Wednesday of the month this month. It's the first day!

I'm really not sure I have it in me Alex. Pleeease don't kick me off the list if I don't get one out. I promise to be faithful every other month. :)

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Congratulations on completing the A to Z Challenge again! I'm so totally impressed with you, Alex and the other participants.

Looking forward to the best/worst movie remake blogfest. I remember the last one (I was a part of it) - it was a blast :-)

Dishit D said...

Thanks for hosting this challenge! You guys are amazing!!!

Dishit from Only the Crazy Survive!!!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Amazing challenged! :) Loved every bit of it and kind of bummed it's all over. :( I really enjoyed your theme and loved how you featured bloggers- I now have amazing new friends and bloggers to follow. Have a wonderful night! :)

Fe said...

Alex, thank you so very much for all you do. You're amazing. You really are.

Whoever said that writing is a lonely craft, has not met you!

Livia is a wonderful choice. Livia, congratulations on the accolade! I love the U2 song choice too...

What I'm most glad about is that I still have the IWSG to look forward to each month. Ahhh - all the new writing friends I may make. Joy!

Fe said...

And (and I know that I shouldn't start a sentence with a conjunction) I survived the A-Z with not one day missed although it was touch and go sometimes... :)

J.L. Murphey said...

I never made post #1 or #100 during the month but enjoyed it immensely. Congrats on finishing another one.

Rhonda said...

Congratulations to you too! We made it through AtoZ . . . again (this was my second time).

I haven't seen Zombieland, but it sounds like my kind of movie. Thanks Alex for hosting this.

Rhonda from Laugh Quotes

Laura said...

I've never seen Zombieland, but it sounds pretty good. I can't believe the A to Z is over again for another year - time flies!

Charles Gramlich said...

Zombieland is one of my favorite zombie movies. Just over all a funny but also quite dramatic film.

DMS said...

I love U2 and have seen them in concert twice. :)

Congrats on making it through A-Z and yeah for all the work you put into it! I have loved reading everyone's posts.
~Jess

Tina said...

We made it!!!!!! Um, yeah, I do follow Livia ;-)
Too bad the dwarves took the clone machine...I could use it to clone my real life self...so I can blog while she drives the carpool. Or does it only work for online cloning? Not sure what class it is...

Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Chuck said...

I really enjoyed Zombieland particularly Woody and Bill Murray.

Funny fact for me regarding Rush...when I started listening to them there was another band out called Mahogany Rush. For the longest time I kept getting them confused as I thought my friends were just shortening the name (like Rolling Stones became just the Stones). Completely different music styles between the two bands though.

randi lee said...

I've never seen Zombieland, but I've heard great things about it, so I think I'll Redbox it sometime soon. I had a great time following the blogs of the A to Zers...when I could ;)

Had a great time following along with yours!