Zombie Cliche Lookout: Tact
There are a lot of different ways of breaking bad or embarrassing news to someone, but on popular entertainment these tend to boil down to the same two choices you get with band-aid removal: tear it off, or slowly peal it away. How a character chooses to disseminate this information tends to reveal a lot about them. Someone who slowly peals it away is likely sensitive and cares about the other person’s feelings, but they can also be coddling and underestimate a person’s ability to cope. Those who tear it off are the opposite, they are likely to feel the person is more than capable of handling this news, although they may have come to this conclusion because they never actually considered that person’s feelings in the first place.
About this Episode:
I tried out a couple faces for Clark, eventually setting on the paniced scream. I think this is one of the best expressions LEGO® has made. It’s great for someone screaming in fear, but also works well for angry, confused screaming as well. So I’ve more or less got my screaming bases covered.
We’ve got some exciting bonus content this week. Zombie author Bryan James has given us an awesome short story, “Pilot” to run. You can read “Pilot” here. We’re hoping that this is only he beginning, so we’ve created a “Zombie Short Fiction” section of the site to house this, and hopefully other stories from some of our favorite writers.
Discussion Question: Zombie Animals
We all know that humans are quite susceptible to zombies. We can be devoured or infected, and neither choice is terribly appealing. But what about animals? Do zombies try to eat them? Can animals reanimate? All animals, or only certain ones? Depending on what movie, game, book, or comic you ask, the rules are all over the map.