Zombie Cliché Lookout: Let’s Roll
There are two basic types of zombie stories: siege stories, and road stories. In the former, the characters pile into some sort of structure, setup defenses, and see how long they can hold up. The zombies show up and it’s a battle between the seemingly unstoppable army of the walking dead, and the survivors barricaded inside with limited weapons and supplies. In the latter, the survivors are on the move, driving/walking/riding from one place to another, never sticking around too long and trying to avoid swarms of the dead. Our nomadic survivors will loot and pillage for supplies, counting on mobility to keep the safe from the zombies.
Of course, in ongoing stories, you often have to transition between the two. Sometimes the characters dig in and try to hold of the zeds, and sometimes they keep on the move. And sometimes they have to move between digging in and bugging out, and that generally involved grabbing everything of value and hauling ass to the nearest vehicle, hoping that it can both hold everyone and will start without issue.
Discussion Question: Bug In or Bug Out?
When the zombies show up, what’s your plan? Are you going to barricade your home and hold out there, or are you going to hit the road? Or are you going to hit the road until you make it to your designated Alamo location?
Personally, I live in the suburbs, in a fairly densely populated area outside Detroit. When the zombies show up, I’m grabbing the family and we’re heading to my parents’ house, some four hours away and in the middle of nowhere.
About this Episode:
You know how I usually make a mistake, and then totally miss it until one of your guys points it out? Well not this time. I completely reshot this episode when I realized that the street baseplate way facing the wrong direction (the street was running right into the side of the cafe). So I reshot, and edited, and realize that you can only actually see the street in two panels, and you have to sort of be looking for it.
Other News: Support The Winchester
Remember Yatkuu’s incredible rendering of The Winchester Tavern from Shaun of the Dead? Well he’s now setup a whole site just to support the creation. Check it out, support it, and you’ll even get an awesome freebie for your trouble.