Zombie Cliche Lookout: Trusting Your Instinct
Even outside of zombie-related emergencies, experts advise that you should trust your instincts, because they’re usually correct. If something feels wrong, it probably is. If something sounds to good to be true, there’s usually a good reason for that. The only difference between trusting your instincts when it comes to, say, whether your lunch meat is still good and surviving in the zombie apocalypse is that the stakes are higher.
Of course, when the stakes are higher, that generally means a lot more people are going to feel a lot more passionate about what their instinct tells them is the best. Compromise can be harder, and pretty soon you have a situation in which no one wants to back down. This leads to trouble in just able every piece of zombie fiction I’ve experienced.
About this Episode:
Russell makes some good points here, but he’s certainly not coming across as much of a team player. The last panel is what seals the deal. I had originally wrote it as “we”, but then I didn’t think it was harsh enough, so I changed it to “you”. That seemed to far, so I split the difference. He still sounds accusatory, but at least he’s aware of the fact.
Two pieces of other news for this episode. First, I’ve added a few new character bios. I realize there are more to do, but I’m making progress. Second, I’ve received part of the prize pack for our soon to be announced contest, and it’s pretty awesome. I’m still working on improving it though, so stay tuned and watch out for an announcement soon.
Discussion Question: Dealing with Additional Disasters
This question comes from BrickVoid, who asks “Which brings me to an excellent Discussion Question for Monday: How will natural disasters, tornadoes, floods, fires, earthquakes, etc. affect surviving in a zombie apocalypse? Certainly, there’s no way to tell a tornado to stop outside of your secure complex. Will survivors in a group have to be aware of additional natural disaster contingency plans or will it just be dealt with when it happens?”