Zombie Cliché Lookout: Did Anyone Else Make It?
When characters reunite, they swiftly transition through a number of different feeling. The first is shock to see someone they assumed was dead. The second is relief at finding a still-living connection to their previous life. The third is apprehension. When you see a former friend, family member, or coworker has survived, you invariably start thinking about all the others they might have known. Did they make it? Is everyone safe and sound, holed up somewhere secure?
Being the zombie apocalypse and all, the likelihood of your friends and family making it through unscathed is unimaginably low. Regardless, the question has to be asked, “Did anyone else make it?” But the answer is generally along the lines of “No, just us.”
Discussion Question: Mentality of a Survivor
So in the last comic I asked you what the most important physical characteristic was to surviving a zombie apocalypse. This time around I want to think about what sort of mental state a person needs to have to make it through the world of the walking dead.
I went through a phase of watching a lot of shows like Survivorman and Man Versus Wild. Primarily for entertainment, mind you. But one thing that I always found fascinating was that they kept talking about mental state and how important that was to survival. If you aren’t strong mentally, you’re not going to make it.
So what sort of mental capabilities do you need to have for this particular, undead, crisis? And furthermore, let’s say the plague of zombies is completely eradicated and life goes back to normal. Are the people who managed to survive the carnage going to be able to re-acclimate into society, or is society forever changed? Inquiring minds want to know.
The 16×16 Challenge is over. Long live the 16×16 Challenge.
We got a ton of fantastic entries; so it might take the judges a bit to make a final decision. Once we do I’ll make an announcement on the blog. Thanks to everyone who entered. You did amazing work!