Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Hard Way
I’ve stated more than once that one of my favorite tropes of the zombie genre is when characters board up whatever shelter they’ve found themselves in. I don’t know why, but the idea of turning a normal home into a half-assed fortress is interesting to me, especially when those fortifications are doomed to fail, as they generally are in a zombie story.
One thing that I rarely see addressed in this trope, however, is just how difficult it would make things for people trying to come and go from the house when it comes time to gather supplies, do some scouting, or search for other survivors. Sometimes we’re shown a clever point of ingress that the zombies can’t make use of due to their poor dexterity, but it’s generally ignored.
About this Episode:
Every time I pull out this set of Ted and Vicky’s bedroom, I start to speculate about who sits on what side of the bed. They both get lamps, but one person has a simple coffee cup, the other has a large bottle that looks very much like it should been filled with liquor, possibly whiskey. So the question remains: who drinks themselves to sleep every night?
Next Tuesday is Independence Day here in the US. Normally I’d take a day off for that (probably Monday), but I feel like I’ve taken quite a few of those lately, so I’ve got a comic scheduled. Yay!
Discussion Question: Security and Convenience
Let’s say you have to secure your house for the zombie apocalypse, but that you also want to be able to come and go with minimal inconvenience. What’s your plan? Oh, and try to give a rough understanding of your home’s layout so we can get a better sense of what you mean.
I’m especially interested in those who live in apartments and duplexes where they only control a portion of the building they’re inhabiting.