Zombie Cliche Lookout: Unnecessary Delays
In a crisis, it’s important to act quickly. Don’t worry about things that aren’t immediately important. That project for work? It can wait, you need to run away from the zombies now. But in zombie stories (and horror, and many disaster stories), people often come to peril by ignoring this advice and taking completely unnecessary detours to do something that really doesn’t matter in light of the current situation.
Of course, there are examples both ways. Countless people have said, “If I hadn’t stopped to pick up that penny, I wouldn’t have been crushed by the out-of-control ice cream truck”. But then, witnesses to other events might weigh in with, “If only she hadn’t slowed down to push that child out of the way, she’d be alive today.”
About this Episode:
I tried my best to make Sam’s office building seem modern, but not too modern. Like a software company from the early 90s, perhaps. Lots of grays, with pops of color from modern art and the seats in the lobby. Speaking of those seats, I had originally used brown, but they faded into the background way too much. I was hesitant to use brighter colors, but then I thought about Tiger Stadium.
Several years ago now, they tore down the old Tiger stadium in Detroit. The Tigers had moved to their new stadium – Comerica Park – years earlier. A lot of people bought pieces of old Tiger’s stadium, including lots and lots of bleacher seats. And some of those seats were used in businesses, “man caves”, and the like. With that in mind, I think these yellow and blue chairs work just fine.
Discussion Question: What Will You Miss Most
While I’m sure most of us look forward to killing hordes of zombies in creative ways, there is going to be a lot about our modern society that we come to miss. Hot and cold running water, electricity, television, internet, the grocery store… I could go on and on.
With that in mind, what do you suppose you will miss the most, and why?