Episode 771: Discount Double Check

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Top to Bottom Search

In a zombie story, people will inevitably get separated, and the missing parties will need to be located and brought back to the group. This can prove difficult since, you know, there are also zombies to contend with. Not only do those zombies present problems to the people doing the searching, they may also force the missing parties to make themselves harder to find.

Kids in particular can make this difficult. Not only are they small and easy to hide, many children also tend to hide when they get scared. They may even remain hidden when rescuers arrive because they’re too worried to reveal themselves. I took a firefighting class in high school (career prep, although I am not a fireman) where this was stressed heavily. Firefighters have to thoroughly search for kids, as they often hide.

About this Episode:

There are two things I wanted to point out about this episode. First, my photos seemed to have come out much crisper than usual (even more so before I optimized them in Photoshop to reduce the file size. I have no idea why this is. I’ve attempted to reproduce this in several subsequent episodes with no luck.

Second, this is the last time we’re going to see some of these sets. They’ve been taking up a lot of space, and I’ve been really happy about tearing them apart. As soon as I finished shooting this episode I tore down several of these, with the exception of the bedroom and the exterior of the house. Sweet, sweet freedom!

Discussion Question: Holiday Weekends

Did everyone in the US and Canada (happy Canada Day, everyone!) enjoy their long weekend? Get down to anything fun? We did a lot of yard work, but otherwise not much. Just some nice, relaxing family time. For those of you in the rest of the world, apologies for the Amero-centrism.

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BrickVoid

Typo alerts: “Not only do those zombie present problem to the people doing the searching, they may also force the missing parties to make themselves harder to find.” zombie–>zombies ; problem–>problems 😀

“where they was stressed heavily” they–>this 😉 Or maybe “was” should become “were”. 😀

Not too bad, Dave, I do wonder where your typos come from, sometimes! Stress, perhaps? 😀

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BrickVoid

It’s a pity these sets will be gone by the time we see these episodes. Oh, well, can’t have everything can we? 😀

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BrickVoid

I’m going to surmise a bit here, and say that the logical next step would be to fan out from the area where they were last seen. With two people, though, this is going to be the needle in a haystack challenge! And they don’t have Mythbusters on hand to help them out, either! 😉

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Dave

No, they certainly don’t. There are 360 degree in which Vicky and the kids could have fled, and that assumes they’re still together. That’s not promising unless they left some sort of sign behind.

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Pepper Valentino

Why was the bedroom window boarded up, if it’s so high up that you can barely get in it?
The zeds aint gonna get in through there! 🙂 Lol!

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BrickVoid

Well if enough zeds pile against the wall there’s a possibility one of them will shamble over the rest of them and get in that way. So boarding up the bedroom windows is still critical in case the zombie horde outside is big enough to pile up against the wall of the house. 😀

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BrickVoid

World War Z had a stunning example of just how this could happen in it’s trailers. The zeds were trapped in a long curved trough with high walls they couldn’t climb out of. But there were a lot of zeds in there and if their numbers got large enough one or two might get pushed up over the edge through sheer force of numbers! 😉

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Dave

That was indeed really cool, although WWZ zombies are quite a bit different from those featured in the comic, you never know what they’ll manage to do.

BrickVoid

I tend to think of the WW Z zombies as what would have been in your comic had LEGO minifigs been given more flexible limbs. If it wasn’t so much work you could actually pull it off in your comic. It’d be a lot of work to find supports zombies could hold onto for the photography, for one thing! 😀

Dave

They were just being thorough. Although, once they took the boards down, they never did bother to put them back up.

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Greg

Great shots Dave! Too bad these appear to be accidental in nature, lol. Ooh the frustrations of photography… You should maybe try to shoot a couple of episodes with your phone, that is when you’ll get really frustrated to notice that the shots will probably come out great, if not better than with your camera.

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