Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Breaking Point
Stress is an interesting thing. Under a little bit of stress, we can be pushed into our best performance. That stress serves as a motivator to get us to give the task our all, and we’re able to thrive under it. And then there’s the other side of stress. When that little bit starts getting strong and stronger, and what once motivated you starts looming large overhead like and angry god. There’s a point when the stress becomes completely unmanageable (like, say, during a zombie apocalypse), and that’s when people break.
Of course, no two people are going to break in quite the same way. Some people might have a cathartic emotional experience, which somehow gives them the strength to carry on after the emotions subside. Others just give up. And some people become violent and dangerous, lashing out at whatever is around out of an uncontrollable sense of fear and dread. Sometimes, those people turn into monsters.
About this Episode:
I’m quite happy with that last panel there. Lou looks quite threatening and Murphy – whom we’re used to seeing looking authoritative – looks completely pathetic and insignificant in the background.
I’ve also played around quite a bit more with my lighting, and found that I can drastically reduce the light bleed by blocking around the lens, and now I’m thinking a lens hood might be a solid investment at this point.
Discussion Question: Long Term Survival Vehicle
This one comes from Just a Guy on the forums. In case you haven’t seen it, I posted a thread there to submit discussion questions (something I get stuck on quite a bit). This is the very first one, and I think it’s a good one.
Finding yourself in the zombie apocalypse, what is your ideal long-term survival vehicle, and why? Do you want something big and powerful? Something that can carry a lot? Something fast and sleek? Self-powered?