Z Nation (Season 1)

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What is it?

The 2014 action / horror / comedy-drama / post-apocalyptic television show Z Nation (Season 1).

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this television show:

A ragtag team attempt to transport the only known survivor of a zombie virus across post-apocalyptic America to a lab that’s waiting for his blood.

Along the way they face endless troubles including; soldier zombies, psychotic outlaws and giant hoards of flesh-eating monsters.

Final Thoughts

After deciding to give up on the television show Fear The Walking Dead after how terrible Season 4 was, I also had given up on The Walking Dead several seasons ago, I decided to give Z Nation a chance even though I thought that I would not like it.

I assumed that Z Nation would be too goofy and stupid, but to my surprise it was not as goofy as I had thought that it would be and it was better than Fear The Walking Dead (Season 4) and better than where I left off in The Walking Dead when I gave up on it.

I had never given this show a chance because the trailers made it look too goofy and stupid and no one I know ever talked about it, that is unfortunate, because this is currently better than some of its competition that takes itself too seriously (which I normally like, but The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead got worse and worse).

This show does not take itself too seriously and it is more fun and enjoyable to watch than some of its competition, and it is more consistent than some of its competition.

I did not like how a certain character died, I felt that the loss of that character hurt this show, and that the show would be better if that person had stayed alive.

Me and my brother GC finished this season and are trying to catch up with this show by watching all the seasons so far, and we are currently on season 5.

Season 1 is possibly my favorite of the seasons so far.

The end,

-John Jr


Family Members Arguing | Social Problems | Zombies

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Dream 1

All that I can remember of the first dream is that it was once again a dream that was inspired by the video game Far Cry 3, which I once again played before going to sleep, and I was once again playing the game and / or inside the game during the dream; and I remember thinking about Duolingo’s new strength bar lessons experiment and how I like it better than the hearts system, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of the first dream is that it took place during the day and I remember being in a quiet fictional neighborhood where family members from my mom’s side of the family were gathering outside of a one-story house, and I was there with some of my family probably.

I am not sure who the house was for or why we were there but some of my family members like my male cousin ME wanted to go inside the house immediately, but some of my family members like my uncle CE wanted everyone to wait outside; and so an argument started, the argument became intense/serious, and my uncle CE threatened to physically stop anyone from entering the house.

My cousin ME did not give up and so the two of them continued arguing with my cousin ME walking toward the door threatening to go inside the house as my uncle CE threatened to stop him, my uncle CE kept warning that someone should talk him out of it or he would deal with him (my other male cousin ME and a few other people tried to calm my cousin ME down, but he pushed them out-of-the-way), and the him and my uncle CE were about to fight; but someone and/or I was able to calm them down eventually.

They eventually agreed that everyone would wait outside for now/for a certain amount of time, some of my family and some of my cousins (mostly female cousins) left in an automobile with my mom to relax until that time, and my mom dropped them off at W Park (so I guess that this was a fictional version of the city of D) while her and I went to drive through maybe Burger King to get something to eat.

My mom did not plan on buying something for everyone like she usually does because we had so many people with us and for several other reasons probably, she was going to only buy something for her and my brothers and I, but I suggested that she consider buying something for everyone this time like she usually does.

There was a sale on some large / long french fries for $1 and maybe a sale for some french fries and chicken nuggets for $1, we thought about the situation as we got closer to the drive through, but I woke up.

Dream 3

The third/last dream was actually several connected dreams that I had each time after waking up and going back to sleep, they were longer and detailed dreams that dealt with/focused on social problems/situations/issues with zombies in the background as a threat, but I can not remember most of them so I barely remember part of three of them.

The first one involved the character Maggie Greene from the television show The Walking Dead, her fictional female friend who had whitish colored skin who followed her everywhere, maybe several other women who possibly were not in the dream until later, and I; and it took place during the day in a fictional location, but I can not remember most of the dream.

All that I can remember is that things were normal until we got attacked by zombies, at some point something happened between Maggie and I that led to me pushing her (maybe I was trying to save her by pushing her out of the way of danger or maybe I pushed her in anger during an argument involving our life and death situation, but I can not remember), and she became very angry with me and an argument started.

We had no time for an argument and I was not worried about arguing, I was worried about saving her/their life/lives, and so eventually I apologized to get her to stop trying to argue with me so that we could run to a safer location before the zombies kill us and I was sorry about pushing her regardless of why I did it; and so we finally ran away to a house or building somewhere.

Maggie was still angry at me and she let me know it by mostly angrily ignoring me and using other distancing/punishing/et cetera techniques like we were a couple (maybe we were, but I am not sure), the other women followed her lead and so she become the leader of the group, and everyone treated me like a villain; and they did not want to listen to my suggestions of not staying in one place for too long especially if we have not fortified the building first (which we did not), and that we should try to stay in areas up high where the zombies could not reach us hopefully (we were in a one-story building/house now).

I continued to try to reason with them and to fix my relationship with Maggie while trying to do what I could to make sure that everyone was safe, but that is all that I can remember of this one.

The second one started during the night and it involved some college students with the main character being a man with whitish colored skin with long brownish colored hair who somewhat looked like Egoraptor (Arin Hanson) from YouTube, he had several male friends over who all had whitish colored skin with short medium-colored hair who acted like stereotypical members of a college fraternity who like to party and have sex, and several women over with one of them being his girlfriend who had whitish colored skin with long yellowish colored hair.

They partied and then everyone went to separate rooms to sleep and have sex and to relax, somehow I was inside the house now as well sitting in maybe a family room alone, and the man/main character and his girlfriend were trying to have sex in his room but they got interrupted by maybe the doorbell; and so he went to see who it was or it was someone who was already in the house, either way the interruption involved his young male cousin who probably had a mental handicap, and he had to babysit him.

He was not happy about this or about the interruption and he brought his young cousin into the family room where I was, he was clearly frustrated and annoyed, but he slowly started to relax as he probably started to feel sorry for his cousin; and I remember him talking to his cousin asking him what was wrong, and checking on him but we got attacked by zombies.

We and everyone in the house ended up escaping outside and eventually we escaped to a countryside with fields and a few houses, we possibly hid in an abandoned building or house until the next morning, and the next morning we walked around the yard of the building/house that we had hidden in.

Most of the fields had custom-built fences made of barbed wire but the yard that we were in had no fence, we were trying to decide if we should stay or hide in one of the fenced in fields or keep moving, and across the street we saw a man with whitish colored skin sitting on his front porch; and we walked slower to the road, and he came to talk to us.

We talked about the neighborhood and zombies, at some point we climbed a fence into one of the fenced in fields because it was safer as we continued trying to decide what to do next, but that is all that I can remember of this one.

The third/last one involved maybe the same countryside neighborhood or one like it but I am not sure if zombies were a problem or not, I just know that my family and I and many family members from my mom’s side of the family were there, and we seemed to be having a celebration/gathering at a house/building like maybe it was connected with the recent wedding of my aunt SE.

I remember this dream feeling realistic where my social anxiety/et cetera was there bothering me as I was around my family members but I still did pretty well considering, eventually I started talking to my uncle EE about my social anxiety/et cetera after he started questioning me about my strange behavior, and some other family members joined the conversation like my aunt SE who was drunk.

I was very uncomfortable being questioned and trying to explain my thoughts, feelings, problems, et cetera to them clearly but it also felt good to finally get to talk to them about this; but I woke up probably before the zombies could attack.

The end,

-John Jr


Aaron Paul And Accidentally Leaving The Dishwater Running

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Dream 1

The first dream was long and detailed but I forgot almost all of it, all that I can remember is that the dream possibly involved a familiar multi-story building/complex that was possibly controlled by the military, and it possibly involved survivors of a disaster/whatever working together trying to survive using a more military-like structure with each person doing something/a job to help; and I was in the dream but that is all that I can remember unfortunately.

Dream 2

I think that the second dream was inspired by the television series The Walking Dead, which I watched an episode of last night, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 3

All that I can remember of the third dream is that it was inspired by the television series Homeland (Season 4), that I watched an episode of last night, and it probably focused on the aftermath of what happened after someone changed Carrie Mathison‘s medicine for her Bipolar Disorder causing her to have a breakdown/go crazy; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 4

The fourth/last dream took place during the day at my parents house and I remember something about/a joke about the actor Aaron Paul from the television show Breaking Bad starring as / playing himself in something, I think it was a joke about how his character acted like he acts in real life or something like that, and while that was going on I was cleaning the inside of my parents house.

While I was distracted with that and cleaning and doing several other things I started running new dishwater with straight hot water, I walked off briefly to do something else, but I forgot that the dishwater was still running as I walked outside distracted by something else that probably needed cleaning.

When I walked back inside the house and into the kitchen my mom was in the kitchen and the sink was full of soapy dishwater but I did not see any water on the floor at first glance, my mom said that the hot water was running when she walked into the kitchen so she turned it off, I explained what happened and I apologized; and I was annoyed and angry with myself for forgetting about it/getting distracted, and wondered how much water had been wasted and if anything got water damaged in the house.

I remember constantly nagging/complaining/et cetera at myself in disappointment/anger/annoyance/et cetera blaming myself, trying to figure out how I forgot, trying to remind myself to never let this happen again, trying to punish myself, et cetera; but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr


An Elementary Inspired Dream | Adventuring With Some Classmates | A Dream Within A Dream Of Reuniting With Some Classmates

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Dream 1

I remember part of three dreams from last night but I am not sure which of the first two dream fragments took place first, so I will start with the dream inspired by the TV show Elementary which I watched an episode of last night for the first time, and it took place during the day I think in a fictional city or a fictional version of a city in L.

I was with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson from the TV show Elementary, I remember riding around with them in their automobile & I remember us buying things at various places and doing other things that I can not remember, and I remember that I had to buy almost everything for myself and some things for them; and I remember that they only bought me one thing the entire trip, and I felt that they should buy me more stuff since I had bought stuff for them but I can not remember the details related to this.

At some point we stopped at a grocery store and went inside to shop, and Mr. Holmes saw some wine on sale for $3 a bottle or two bottles for $3; and so he bought two bottles, and we went back to the automobile but Mr. Holmes wanted to buy some more wine.

They asked me to go buy at least six more bottles of wine and so I went inside to get the wine, while getting the wine my dad walked over toward the wine too, and it seemed that he had talked with Mr. Holmes & Mrs. Watson outside and that they probably asked him to get the wine if he did not see me getting it; but my dad saw me getting the wine and so he stopped, we briefly spoke, and then I walked toward the front with the wine & oddly I had a small pile of clothing that I was carrying magically that I had somehow brought into the store without noticing at first it seemed.

I put the clothes on the counter telling the male worker at the cash register that the clothes were mine and that I brought them from outside, and I asked him to scan them to prove that they did not belong to the store; and so he did, and it was clear that the clothes were mine & did not belong to the store.

He started ringing up/scanning the wine and I realized that Mr. Sherlock & Mrs. Watson did not give me money for the wine that they wanted, and so I was going to have to use my money again to buy something for them; which annoyed me a bit, and I was going to ask them to pay me back once I got back to the automobile but I woke up.

Dream 2

I almost remember nothing of the next dream which involved me and some classmates (fictional and/or real former classmates) going on an adventure or something; and I remember us working together as I team but that is all that I can remember except that one of the classmates was a woman who looked a bit like a younger version of Carol Peletier from the TV show The Walking Dead but with longer hair, and I guess I went to sleep in the dream at some point.

Dream 3

I woke up in the dream thinking that I was awake but I was really in another dream, so I was now in a dream within a dream I guess, I remembered dreaming of adventuring/working together with some classmates; and I felt/remembered that we were supposed to meet in a park, but this new dream or dream within a dream took place years later & so we were older now.

It was a nice day and I went to a park that looked like a fictional version of W Park, I went to a fictional bridge where we were supposed to meet, and there I came across my former classmate AM & another man who looked like a former soccer/football teammate of mine; they were walking by, and they looked older but also a bit younger at the same time which was odd.

I barely recognized AM since he had a receding hairline and he looked different & maybe shorter, he wore a black sports coat/jacket with a white v-neck t-shirt with dark pants, and I greeted him/them; but AM seemed to be trying to keep walking, but I got him to briefly stop to talk.

I told him how we both got/look older now and I joked that I got even uglier, I mentioned a few other things like that I remembered having a dream last night with some classmates (I did not realize that I was still dreaming and maybe AM was in that dream but I am not sure) & I gave him a short overview of the dream, but AM started trying to walk off again; and then the man walking with him told me that he knew me and he asked me if I recognized him, and I told him that he looked like one of my former soccer/football teammates (who was deaf).

The classmate from the other dream who looked a bit like Carol from The Walking Dead was also older & looked older but a bit young at the same time, she had her hair cut short now & looked even more like Carol, and she greeted me as I was saying goodbye to AM & the other man.

She remembered the meeting location as well and we talked about the dream from earlier and the other classmates from that dream, and we talked about how we were older now; and we both seemed to get along very well.

I think that we saw some of the other classmates starting to arrive at the park to meet us on the bridge, but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr