Episode 775: Goodbyes

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Burning Bridges Once again, I’m going to be banging the drum of working together in the face of a zombie uprising. Seriously, in the event of zombies, we’re going to need to cooperate. I’ll admit that zombies are pretty unlikely, but still, it never hurts to be prepared, right? I’m making the… Read more »

Episode 774: Lines

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Separate Ways I frequently talk about the importance of community and cooperation when it comes to surviving the zombie apocalypse. I know it’s fun to imagine oneself becoming completely independent, but it’s simply not realistic. Humans are social animals that depend upon one another for a variety of reasons. Obviously, there are… Read more »

Episode 773: Clarification

Zombie Cliche Lookout: An Alternative Theory People in our normal, “polite” society often have drastically different views on the same event, imagine just how much worse this will get in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. On top of the horror of trying to not get eaten by the walking dead, people are also going… Read more »

Episode 772: Leveling

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Uncomfortable Questions Once again, today’s cliche goes beyond the zombie genre. It’s actually a staple of drama in general. I’m speaking, of course, of confronting an untrustworthy character about their lies, or perceived lies. Typically speaking, this is a turning point moment in the plot, or at least in the relationship between… Read more »

Episode 771: Discount Double Check

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Top to Bottom Search In a zombie story, people will inevitably get separated, and the missing parties will need to be located and brought back to the group. This can prove difficult since, you know, there are also zombies to contend with. Not only do those zombies present problems to the people… Read more »

Episode 770: Obstacles

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Informed Opinion Once again, today’s cliche is in no way unique to the zombie genre. In point of fact, it’s not something that exists only in media (films, book, games, etc.). No, you can witness this one in real life. Many of us like to imagine what other people would do in… Read more »

Episode 769: Easy Does It

Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Hard Way I’ve stated more than once that one of my favorite tropes of the zombie genre is when characters board up whatever shelter they’ve found themselves in. I don’t know why, but the idea of turning a normal home into a half-assed fortress is interesting to me, especially when those… Read more »

Episode 768: Locked Room Mysteries

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Exploring Every Option When it comes to surviving the zombie apocalypse, every member of your group matters. Even those who seem useless sometimes can become indispensable under the right circumstances. Of course, this isn’t quite so true when you’re running low on resources, but let’s ignore that for the time being. When… Read more »