Zombie Cliche Lookout: Instant Regret
We’ve all had that feeling before. The one where, mere second after committing to a decision we discover that we’ve made the wrong call. Sometimes, these are pretty minor errors, and sometimes they alter the course of our lives. In the middle of a zombie apocalypse, I really don’t think I’d want to find myself in this situation. Odds are that, when you make a bad call, either you’re getting yourself killed, or someone else. Neither is a terribly appealing prospect.
And if you mess up badly enough, you end up putting your whole survival colony on the all-you-can-eat zombie buffet, and that’s never a good feeling. Except, of course, in Land of the Dead, one of George A Romero’s many missteps in his late-period zombie filmography.
About this Episode:
I’m not sure if this came through clearly or not, but a small period of time has passed between the third and forth panel. Not a lot, mind you, just enough for Inez to walk out of sight and for Brent to relax against the building, completely off-guard despite his explanation of “following orders”.
I’d also like to point out what a big fan I am over using a shallow depth-of-field in conversations like this, keeping only the speaker in focus. Of course I’m probably overdoing it a bit at this point.
Discussion Question: What Junk Food Would You Miss?
And once again I’m tapping into my strategic reserve of discussion questions. This time it’s a great one: what’s the number one junk food item you’d miss in a zombie apocalypse scenario? Is it Funyuns? It’s probably Funyuns.
As much as I like Funyuns, I’d have to go for ice cream. It’s always my number-one choice for a snack. As a result, I try not to keep it in the house, because lord knows I don’t need any snacks.