Zombie Cliche Lookout: Justifications
Even in the best of times, it’s hard to talk people into something they don’t want to do. Some people are worse for this than others, and some people who seem pretty easy going might surprise you with where they suddenly decide to dig in their heels. At this point, I’ve likely trained you all to expect me to say that this will be even more difficult in a zombie survival situation, and that was exactly what my first instinct was. But then I thought about it a bit, and I started thinking that maybe this might not be true.
Hear me out here. In times of extreme stress, people are going to quickly realize that they need to be a little more open minded if they want to survive. They might not like the idea of sleeping in a dirty tool shed, but they’ll get over their squeamishness in a hurry when they realize that it has a nice, strong door. So maybe people will be a little more open minded when they have zombies to contend with?
About this Episode:
We’re wrapping up this story arc after next week’s episode. The following week we’ll be checking in with some characters we haven’t seen in a while. Any big predictions? Wanton speculations? People willing to bet their lives on the outcome?
There will be no comic on Monday, as it is a holiday here in the US: Labor Day. We’ll resume our normal schedule on Wednesday, September 7th. As always, thank you for your patience.
Discussion Question: Dying with Dignity
Here in the US, euthanasia is a pretty sticky issue, both legally and socially. I’m curious how you think people would look at assisted suicide in a large scale zombie survival scenario. In this case, let’s assume that the person who wants to die is going to die soon anyway. Either they’re fatally wounded or are suffering from a non-survivable disease. Would this be acceptable, and what additional considerations would people have to bear in mind?