Zombie Cliche Lookout: Slow and Steady
Zombies, it is known, will pursue their prey doggedly. Unburdened by the needs of the living like sleeping and eating, the zombie can continue along ceaselessly. When fleeing from zombies, survivors count on two very important advantages. First, the average person is significantly faster than a zombie. True, they cannot continue on without pausing, but they can quickly outpace their pursuit to find a place to hide or some strong place to make a stand. Second, the zombie isn’t so single-minded that it will chase only the first living thing it sees. It will continue after you, surely, but if it spies some other prey that can perhaps be gotten to more easily, it will turn aside.
About this Episode:
Is that gray zombie on the left bare-ass naked, or is he simply wearing light gray pants of some sort? I’ll let you be the judge of that.
Otherwise, I have to say that I’m quite happy with how that first frame came out. I took about a dozen different shots of the group walking away, with both high and low angles, and I think this shot is the best of the bunch.
Don’t forget, we’ve added some new stuff recently:
- “The Pilot” – A short story by Bryan James
- Zombies: An Illustrated History – A history of the evolution of our favorite monster, with brilliant MOCs by Greg (Yatkuu)
Discussion Question: Post Apocalyptic Career Day
Once the zombies show up and start chowing down on civilization, a lot of people’s careers are going to be completely obviated. Myself, for instance. I do web design and manage a team of tech and content support people for a web development company. Something tells me that there won’t be a lot of demand for people of my skillset in the post-apocalyptic hellscape that will remain after the zombies show up. So what do you do? What, in a manner of speaking, do you want to do when you grown up and the world ends?