Zombie Cliche Lookout: Inquity
Say what you will about the many injustices in the world today, but I’d argue that we’re a lot further toward egalitarianism now than at any other point in history. As nice as that is (and, again, despite the work that remains), all of that is going to come quickly to and end when the zombies show up. Once the proverbial shit hits the fan, we’ll be right back to “might makes right”, and those with the most capacity for violence will rapidly rise to the top of the food chain. And no, I’m not just talking about zombies here.
People who are willing to be violent, and have the resources to overwhelm others, will very quickly find themselves in a dominant position in what’s left of society. But don’t worry, there’s good news (kind of). Those new-age warlords? They won’t last long. In-fighting and power struggled should ensure that most of them are only in power a very finite amount of time. And if they’re only getting by through the seizing of resources from others, it’s only a matter of time before they meet up with either overwhelming resistance, or nothing left to steal.
About this Episode:
I tried something a little different in this episode. In additional to turning off all but on light and blocking the set’s ceiling with some cardboard, I also draped everything with a bit of cloth, including the area around the camera. It definitely helped to cut down on the light bleed.
A quick personal update. I’m going to be taking this Thursday through the following Tuesday off from the comic. My wife and a bunch of other woman from my family are doing a Tough Mudder run in Pittsburg this weekend, and I’m going to go out and cheer them on. Should be a good time. We’ll return to our regular schedule on Wednesday. As always, apologies for people looking forward to new updates.
Discussion Question: Zombies Throughout the Ages
If you had to pick a single historical time for a zombie book/movie to be set, what would it be and why? Zombies taking on the Roman empire? Zombies versus Mayan Jaguar Warriors? Zombies during the Revolutionary War? I’ll be honest with you, every single one of these sounds pretty awesome to me.