The whole fighting with canes thing reminds me of one of my greatest literary disappointments of recent years: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I have no problem whatsoever with the idea of re-writing P&P to contain zombies, oh no. What drove me absolutely batty was that the writer used Asian martial arts, when there were perfectly good British martial arts he could have used instead!
I mean, come on; obviously, Darcy would kill zombies with a walking stick, or punch their heads off with skills learnt at Jackson's. And with all those ____shire regiments floating around, it's not as if sabers were exactly unobtainable. Harrumph. Elizabeth don't need no steenken' katanas.
(Also, my Shark with a Freakin' Laser Beam T-shirt arrived in the mail today. Heeeeeeee.)