Zombie Cliche Lookout: Info Dump
At the beginning of a zombie outbreak, people are going to have a lot more questions than answers. As they slowly learn (and the numbers of non-zombies drops at a geometric rate) they become more confident and less afraid. But at the beginning? Fear and chaos reign.
Once in a while, people learn a whole bunch of information in one sitting. They can do one of two things with this. Option one includes just completely freaking out, shuting down, and then probably getting killed. Violently. The second option is to absorb that information and use it to inform your survival strategy. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. And sometimes the information is accurate, and often it isn’t. At the beginning of the zombie outbreak, you can count on a lot of bad intel.
About this Episode:
I figure there are a few different sort of people in situations like this. There are those who are very goal based; they have one thing on their mind and they don’t need any distraction. There are also the people who want to try to put together all the pieces and try to figure out what’s going on and how it works. Then the people who are at the edge of a complete panic and are looking for something to push them over.
Discussion Question: What Do You Fear
So, other than zombies, what is it that you are afraid of?
For me, it’s crowds. Not very exciting, I suppose, but crowds really, really freak me out. There’s just something about not having a clear exit, with lots of people in the way, that bothers me. And the more people, that more freaked out I get. I suppose it’s probably like claustrophobia, which is interesting because small spaces don’t really bother me.