Zombie Cliche Lookout: Informed Opinion
Once again, today’s cliche is in no way unique to the zombie genre. In point of fact, it’s not something that exists only in media (films, book, games, etc.). No, you can witness this one in real life. Many of us like to imagine what other people would do in specific situations. Sometimes like is a game at predicting outcomes, and sometimes this is us trying to reverse engineer how a situation came to life. Regardless, I think very few of us is as good as we think we are. Why is that? Because we tend to make a lot of assumptions that aren’t really all that accurate. We like to imagine that we can put ourselves into someone else’s shoes, but that’s much easier said than done.
About this Episode:
I realize that spending two full episodes showing people making their way through a window is perhaps a bit boring. Okay, there’s no perhaps about it, it’s boring. That said, I’ve done so for a reason, which I’m making quite explicit in that last panel. These two normally abled adults (#ableism) struggled a bit with making their way inside the house through the window. One adult with two small children would have a much, much hard time of it. In fact, it might not be possible without a ladder or some other form of assistance.
Discussion Question: Vicky and the Kids
Let’s say that are in the house. It’s certainly possible, right? Yes, they’d have a harder time than Barb and Clark, but they could do it. Your job is to tell me exactly how they managed it. And, don’t forget, they didn’t leave anything behind that would have clued in Clark and Barb. So you can’t say “Push a picnic table under the window and climb up on that.