Episode 43

Zombie Cliché Lookout:
The freak out is an essential part of a lot of genre entertainment, from the nervous private getting his first taste of war, to exhausted survivors trying to cope with some cataclysmic disaster. Zombies take this trope and turn it up a few notches. Survivors don’t just have to deal with the horrors of gore, death, destruction, and cannibalism, they have to personally destroy monsters who were, only a short time ago, acquaintances and loved ones. And if they don’t, they’re going to be eaten alive.

The psychological stress on everyone is more than understandable, but it’s often condensed into one or two designated freak out characters. A prime example of this being Hudson from Aliens. Sure, all the rest of the civilians and colonial marines were scared, but only Hudson vocalized it.

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replica

Well, sometimes real lifes like that. If everyone is scared, some people wait for someone else to vocaly express their shared fears.

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Lich Barrister

I love the art on the wall.

Sorry that I keep blanking on reading – I’m so dropdown-centric that I feel I’m done when I’ve read my fill from it. That’s just not cool, since you’re such a devoted reader – and were an author on BCN before me. Don’t you have enough episodes now to ask to be on the dropdown?

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Dave

Yeah, I do. However I asked a bit prematurely before, so now I want to get into the 60-70 range before asking again. No sense pissing off the admins 🙂

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Lich Barrister

Well, fair enough, but I’ll ask on your behalf. I’m tired of my tunnel-vision keeping me from keeping up with BotD. The Internets will serve my forgetfulness!

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zombielegos

He’s not gonna last long. The lego guy I mean. You guys will probably have a 60-80% chance of surviving. If you think about it than we all have a 60-80% chance of surviving. I mean, who has a definent chance of surviving? No matter how much we know we will eventually have a nervous breakdown. By either realising that there is no one else alive or that the only girl in your group won’t date you if/when it over. Except maybe Chuck Norris. Oh well.still when this happens we will be let for dead because we are useless or the group spares you and handels you with kid gloves untill you kill a horde of zom- I mean zeds, to prove yourself. If you don’t than tell me when we meet up at the canadian border.

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Dave

You got that right. I doubt many of us have the fortitude to handle that kind of stress for that long.

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Dave

No worries. I like when people take what they see in the comic and try to apply it to themselves or to broader circumstances.

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Brickicide

YOU ARE ALL FAILURE COPS! I should dare say that my LEGO security is much better! Except for Murphy!
Oh, or was it “were failure cops”? Cuz now you’re just failure zombies.

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