The Insane Noveling Zombies (TINZ for short) was a band, organized on the NaNoWriMo YWP forums, that fell apart before it started.


Kalculator created a thread called "NaNo Band" in the Recess forum, on which a number of users tried to plan how they would make music from opposite sides of the world. (One band member dropped out partway through upon realizing that there was actual music involved and not just roleplaying.) The idea was that everyone would get YouTube accounts, Kalc would send out a video of herself conducting a piece, and then everyone would play along with the video on their clarinets and pianos and xylophones, and then someone would compile all the videos into one audio file. Sadly, technical difficulties discouraged TINZ, and the thread died.


This had a few interesting outcomes. Homeschoolcool got a YouTube account and wrote a song about NaNoWriMo. Kalculator wrote a song about the The Great NaNo War for TINZ and later a poem about TINZ for a figment writing contest. The prompt was to begin a poem with the sentence, "I want to play in a band with a crazy name."


  • Bloodshed and Resurrection, their first attempt at a song.