Zombie Cliche Lookout: Cold Pragmatism
In the zombie apocalypse, you’re going to have to make some tough decisions. You simply won’t have the supplies, time, or strength to carry everything you think you need, or help everyone who needs help. And, of course, there’s also the question of safety. Those people who need help? Can you trust them? Perhaps they’ve been bitten. Maybe they’re just trying to put you at ease so they can rip off your supplies. It’s hard to say.
There are are couple of different approaches a person can take here. You can go Murphy’s route, and try to do the most possible for the most people, while still being relatively guarded. Or you can be like Inez and be coldly pragmatic. She’s looking out for herself, because she feels like she has to. She can’t trust people for one reason or another, so she’s not going to put herself into situations where she needs to.
About this Episode:
I wonder if Murphy and Inez think ol’ Lou is unconscious or something behind them? Or perhaps that his injury is also affecting his hearing? Either way, they’ve got some serious tunnel vision going on.
Discussion Question: What Sort of Questions Do You Like?
This one is a bit of a meta question, but it’s one that has me really curious. We have a few different types of questions around here, and I’m wondering what everyone’s favorite is, and why. Off the top of my head, I figure these are some of the more common question types (feel free to add any that I’ve missed):
- How do zombies work?
- What’s your favorite X?
- Here’s a hypothetical scenario, what do you do?
- Just for fun (e.g. pick a weapon, zombie killing theme song)
I’m absolutely certain I’ve missed a few here.