Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Words From A Beating Heart--Tommy's Travels, Adam's Observations

Hello—
I just wanted to give you a quick update on Tommy. He’s safe with friends in Pennsylvania right now, and he’s going to be sending road reports pretty soon. For reasons known only to him, he was lucky enough to have caught a ride from a sympathetic truck driver he met at a service center on the highway. He said that so far just about everyone he’s met along the road has been very kind and helpful to him which has been great. But he also said he’s seen some horrific evidence of crimes against the undead. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Speaking of thoughts and prayers, Adam wanted me to thank everyone who has posted on mysocalledundeath for all of the kind thoughts you’ve sent his way. We both really appreciate it, and I really think it helps Adam as he tries to deal with things now that he’s on the other side of life. The thing that amazes me the most about Adam in this difficult time is how he’s kept his sense of humor. It shows up at really strange times in really strange ways. Like we were watching a basketball game (ok, he was watching a basketball game and I was trying to read) a few weeks ago and every so often he’d make a comment. He doesn’t speak all that much right now—it still takes him a great effort—but during the game he was practically chatty.
The first time it happened I was right in the middle of a really good paragraph so I hadn’t really caught on to what he said, just that he’d spoken.
“What?” I said, looking up.
He nodded at the screen, where a tall man in green was trying to in-bounds the ball.
“Dead…ball,” he said, not looking at me.
A few minutes later he spoke again.
“Watch,” he said. I looked up at the screen as another player in green was jumping and sort of falling back as he shot the ball from far away from the basket.
“Dead…eye,” Adam said as the ball left the player’s fingers. It sailed in a perfect arc into the hoop.
The other team called time out, and after some milling around the station cut to a commercial, and there was a three second gap between the broadcast and the advertisement.
“Dead…air,” Adam said. I made a funny face at him, but when he turned towards me he was completely free from expression.
“I’m trying…to…wink,” he said.
He’s a funny one, when he wants to be.

81 comments:

Axel said...

That's good Adam can still crack jokes. I'm very happy to hear that. It's also good to know Tommy is doing well. I hope he can come down to Georgia soon, cuz there's no Devil here.

okay, that was lame.

Mary said...

I'm glad Adam's doing well. I hope Tommy has more safe travels. Keep writing, Phoebe!

Pipster said...

that's so great that Adam is adjusting. and it's very nice that you "hang out" with him. *wink*wink

i thought karen was supposed to be writing too? have you heard from her lately? she hasn't posted on Haunted House for a while.

Werewolf Moon said...

I hope to see Tommy on his travels!
It's great to hear Adam's doing well.

Morgan said...

I hope the best for adam :)

Anonymous said...

This is a fictional book. There is no Adam. He isn't real. Why are you commenting about Adam if he isn't real? I mean the blog is cool, but commenting as if he was real? Weird...

Oh I wish I was an alien... said...

I'm so happy that Adam's doing better!

tiamat100 said...

Good luck to Tommy on his travels! I'm glad Adam's doing well. Great entry.

gabbooboo said...

How is Karen doing she hasn't written in a while. It is nice to hear that tommy is doing good. I am also glad that adam is doing well.

Lily Benan said...

Awww OMG thtas so sweet!!! I can't want to see Tommy on his travels to south carolina. :D And I'm so glad adam's doing better! He is so kind and caring and deserves good things. :D
~Lily

Sarah said...

Glad To Here Both Adam And Tommy Are Doing Well :) Let Karen Know That We All Miss Her And Would Like To Hear From Her Soon.


~sarah

Anonymous said...

Good to know Adam is doing better, once everything settles down he'll b great :D
and Tommy needs to come homeee!
Err either to Irmo South Carolina!!

MaliceInWonderland said...

I'm glad that things are personally going well for Tommy during his journey!

That's pretty great about Adam. Keeping his chin up and staying funny at the same time. For what it's worth, I giggled.

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kirsten said...

I am happy to hear that Adam is doing better.I am also glad that Tommy is safe,and I hope he continues to stay safe!:)

lucky4193 said...

Adam! That's great! Can't see what happens next! I even finished reading all blog entries til now.!!

Phoebe Static said...

Dude
i'm called Phoebe too, that's why i bought the book by daniel waters
i read kiss of life... i wanna read more :( the book is actually quite exciting like twilight.
I absolutely loved it, thought it was proper lush.
Thank god everyones fine, what happened to karen?
xx

Ebony J. said...

Good luck Tommy! Wish you could come to my hometown, but Happy Travels, anyway! I'm pleased to hear that Adam has finally been coming around. Was a little worried.
What's new with Karen? Phoebe, please continue to keep on writing! How's that poetry coming?
Tommy, you are a genius for doing a blog.
ZOMBIE POWER!(or DIFFERENTLY BIOTIC POWER! Whichever you prefer)
- Ebb.

Andrea said...

I hope Adam gets better and best wishes to Tommy on his travaling!

Taylin said...

Hahahah good for Adam (:

Hearing about him usually puts a smile on my face (:

crazy_music_dreamer said...

Omidiamond I love Adam! You better keep an eye on him Phoebe or someone's going to steal him away (I mean literally steal because he's so in love with you there's no other way anyone could get him :P ). Tell him I say hi (you can call me Emiko if you'd like), and I wish all of you luck. ^-^

Daver said...

Wow great news. Im so relieved.

Daver said...

I hope Tommy and Adam and all the other "living impaired" get along their lives well, more than in the book.

animeface said...

Tommy's in Pennsylvania!!!!
(um...not that I'm anywhere near there...)
Maybe I'll see him around.

Good for Adam!! It just goes to show you, humor never dies.

SNZA said...

I can't wait to see Tommy in Netcong and I promise he will be perfectly well in New Jersey with my friends and me who are very pro zombie!

Ahhh,MyLife. said...

Haha. Silly Adam. We love you guys!!! And I'm speaking for a few of my friends who adore all of you guys!!!
-Mags

AshleeyScream said...

I wish someone would do a movie about the first, then second books. It's b bigger then Twilight.

AsvoriaBlade said...

Power to the man! Tell Tommy to keep up the good work and come stop in Michigan!
ZOMBIE POWER! <3<3<3

Jantastic said...

Oh gosh Adam makes me smile. And I'm glad Tommy is safe. And I hope he stays that way.

Therapy? said...

Hey! Good luck, Tommy! Stay safe, It sounds like Adam's coming along well, though, good luck, guys!

Kate said...

Good luck to Adam. There's not a lot he can do really apart from make the most of it. Just think of all the people who don't get a second chance. I hope Tommy has a safe journey :)

emmers! said...

im glad adams kept his humor! im new to this i just finished book 1!

Jessica said...

Hope everyone is doing well. It is nice that Adam is still funny and that Tommy is doing okay. Hope you keep writing Phoebe. Hope to see new posts soon.

Beccy said...

I'm glad Adam is doing well :)
And I'm happy that Tommy is doing well !
xoxo Beccy

Girl86 said...

Not much of a connection, but humor's the one thing that my brother has kept since joining the US Marines. I know that, even though it gets him in trouble sometimes with his superiors (who want seriousness all the time), the guys who get stuck in platoons with him appreciate it in light of the grim situations they must often face. I'm sure that Adam's humor eases the tension of those around him, both db and trad.

"This is a fictional book. There is no Adam. He isn't real. Why are you commenting about Adam if he isn't real? I mean the blog is cool, but commenting as if he was real? Weird..."
^Why? Because in a way, we can influence the way that things will play out between characters in future books through commenting about how we like a certain personality trait or how we don't like a certain reaction to a series of interactions. Besides, haven't you ever become emotionally invested in a novel? If nobody ever did, then why are there so many Twihards who want nothing more than for Rob and Kristen to have a baby together and name it Renesmee? You think I'm joking? Just poke around on the internet and you'll find out that I'm not.


BTW, just finished reading Kiss of Life (got it from the library 'cause I'm poor). Any chance of there being a national Skeleton Crew tour (hey, there's now a band called The Stiff Dylans, after the band in Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, why not a Skeleton Crew?) or Aftermath being set up temporarily somewhere (maybe on a tour of its own, ie not just in NYC)?

kendallm said...

First, I love your last name...I think it's awesome since it's my first name. I'm getting ready to read Kiss of Life...

I'm way glad to hear things are good with Tommy and Adam. I hope everything goes well for both. It's nice to know you are there as a friend for him. I don't know what I'd do if my sister came back. It might be a little weird since she was cremated but it would be a second chance with her and I would love it.

Keep writing!!!

finalswing_Leindor said...

I'm happy to hear that Adam and Tommy are doing well! I hope things keep on a good track!

Swing away Pheeble!

Carlyle Rose said...

I'm glad to hear that Adam still has his sense of humor and that Tommy is safe. didn't Tommy say he was coming to Charleston SC??

Anonymous said...

I am sooo glad Adam is okay. And Omygawd I can't believe Adam is dead I just finished Generation Dead like a couple seconds ago.I loved it Phoebe I love how you can put up with all of the things that happened!!!

~with all my love ImaGothGirl<33

P.S Tell Tommy to visit Gilbert Arizona Please!!!

Tara said...

That's awesome that Adam keeps up such a positive attitude! I think that says something about how well hes doing in his new life.
<3
Tara

Vikki said...

Amazing blog and equally amazing book! I think it is greatto have come out w/ something likethat seeing as EVERYBODY is fallen for Vamps' and the Cullens'! Also...ZOMBIES ARE AWESOME!

Anna-Tommy-lover said...

Hello Phoebe!
OMG!
I love all Words from a Beating Heart!
You are a very good writer, I think you could be a very good author, like Daniel Waters-have you heard of him?
n_n
Yes, Adam is funny when he wants to be.
He has this kind of humor that I love, really funny.
How is Margi doing?
Hope everyone´s fine!

Bye!
xoxo
Anna-Tommy-lover*

anissa91 said...

thats great about adam!!

best wishes to him and tommy!!!

Sonakaru said...

I hope Adam becomes better soon!

ElricShadow95 said...

I love it when Adam cracks jokes. Even after death he has a great sense of humor haha! Maybe one day he should have his own comedy show?

Glad Tommy's okay. I'm still a bit upset because I live in England where so far there have been VERY few zombies :(
Give my regards to the guys at the Haunted House!

xdaizymaizyx said...

Speaking from someone in the UK, somewhere that has not yet experienced the 'differently biotic' phenomenon I have to say I find this blog inspirational and fascinating. That's great news about Adam, it seems your doing the trick Phoebe *wink*.

Both you and Tommy keep writing, I love hearing from both of you.

Allie said...

Haha Adam's awesome. I'm really glad hes doing better. Good luck Tommy! He should come to Wisconsin ;]

Flint Marko said...

What is going on here?

Bloody hell, I'm lost...

Chrystal said...

Adam seems to be trying at least. And I am happy to hear Tommy is doing well.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha! I'm reading Kiss of Life right now and I love it!!! I'm so happy Adam's doing better! Travel safely Tommy!!

Leebird said...

hey if you or Adam make it to New York, you can find safe haven here. By the way, are you a deadhead? (as in Grateful Dead fan)

Leebird said...

Do you listen to any AC/DC or Jimi Hendrix?

Izzy said...

good to hear that adams at least trying now. keep encouraging him, phoebe!

Pete Martinsburg said...

Phoebe told me you had a blog. Ugh, will you corpsicles ever learn that NO ONE CARES!!

Artemis said...

Uhh... hi, I'm new here. My friend said this was a awesome websites. I have alot of questions and she said Tommy can answer some.

2die4 said...

awwww yay!!! so proud of adam..... tell karen we miss & love her, and give Tommy our best Wishes.

<3

Bloody_Bettie said...

I hope Tommy is still ok it has been awhile since the last post. How is Karen were really worried about her.

Mostly Marnie said...

Tell Tommy to stay far away from Scranton, their very unforgiving here, I'm moving the first chance I can get out

Anonymous said...

ok so i just finished reading "Generation Dead" the book n i LOVED it! so i decided to check out the website... is this all real? are u guys all real was it a true story n are there really zombies like tommy? plz write back to me at laddy_343@hotmail.com thanks!

ElricShadow95 said...

Oh....my...god... WHO LET PETE IN HERE?! PETE SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT BEING A CLOSE-MINDED (If you even HAVE a mind) EVIL JERK!!! THERE ARE PLENTY OF TRADS THAT CARE ABOUT THESE 'CORPSICLES' AND VERY VERY FEW THAT CARE ABOUT IDIOTS LIKE YOU!!!

Sorry about that... I just saw Pete's comment and blew up. I hate that guy...

gnglmj said...

I'm glad about all your news (tommy & Adam doing well). i can't wait to hear more both in blog and, hopefully, book form.

onicaMay said...

Wait... Haunted house? is there a blog for the haunted house also? I only heard about this one... If you know what or if there is a blog for the haunted house, tell me in a comment on my blog, peachfuzzy.blogspot.com

Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

well great 2 c that adams doing well or better n its fun 2 c he hasnt lost his sense of humor
keep on blogging pheobe :D :D :D

Anonymous said...

i'm so glad that adam is getting better and i hope that tommy is traveling safley

Anonymous said...

I'm really glad to hear the Adam is doing better. I'm also happy to hear that Tommy has met nothing but good people on his travels, and I hope his luck with people continues! XOXO Love to all! Good luck Adam and Good luck Tommy!

Rachey Bob said...

good ol adam

Anonymous said...

i just finished kiss of life ohmigod it was so good cant wait for next book an di love mysocalledundeath.com i ove going on it i love Adam and Tommy

PhoebeKendall said...

LeeBird--

I love AC/DC and Jimi Hendrix!

(I just hit Adam with a stuftie because he said his favorite Jimi Hendrix song was "I Don't Live Today". Goof!

XO
Phoebe

Bennett said...

Lol Adams so funny!

KendraCupCake! said...

Im very glad tommy is doing well. Adam i hear u are deffin. getting better too. i love hearing about you and the hole 'crew' I hope everything goes well. I will be glad to hear more about you.

Brandi said...

Im so happy Adam has humor still. but im still waiting for The Kiss of Life.
and im glad Tommy's okay,too

Lil puppy stuck in a tree :D said...

I'm happy Adam is doing much better.
I also would like to wish Tommy good luck.I really enjoy reading everything on this blog. The stories are just so exiting!:D

-Lil puppy stuck in a tree

differently_biotic said...

If its alright with Tommy and Phoebe, i'd like to post my blog on here. It talks about differnetly biotics.
http://differentlybioticandtrads.blogspot.com/

OceanEyes said...

Just wondering. When Adam called Joe the STD, what does STD stand for?
xoxo

prettypicturesilove said...

seriously, i love, love, love the book. but this is fiction. so, why act as if its real?

Anonymous said...

Heyy i love this book and adam iam like balling my eyes out since he died it was real brave of him to do that! And i think it is really sweet that he likes her! *Adam rocks*

Momena said...

*Phew!* i waz a little worried there, i thought that Adam was not gonna be okay in the first book...but every book has a denoument(good or bad)...anyway hope Adam get well and for Tommy Good Luck on your Journey ^^
-Momo_chi ;D

oddity of the undead said...

bwahahaha Adam is the greatest =p he should take his act on the road

Anonymous said...

i just love ta hear Adam is doing well.... it's really good and me and adam know that he is lucky to have u phoebe! hope u guys post some stuff soon! Love u guys and glad tommy is well!

Joke:What streets do zombies like best?
Awnser:Dead Ends!

Hardy-har.... that was lame.... well thanks anyways! :)

-Grace C.

kiara said...

i love adam(not more than you phoebe) he seem like a really cool guy.I hope you and tommy are okay!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, that's funny. My best friend's humor is more full of put downs...which make me really mad at times. But he's not a db, he's a demon. But I'm a trad and even if he ticks me off, I come back saying that I'm sorry for getting mad. Keep in touch with Tommy for us. Please tell him that he is missed by all of us. And please tell Adam that us posters love him (but not as much as you do phoebe).

A friend to all db people and other wise,
-KayKat