Zombie Cliché Lookout: Perspective
Running into new people in the zombie apocalypse is hard. You have no way of knowing what sort of person they are. You can try to figure this out a few different ways. You can look for clues in their appearance and the way they carry themselves. You can listen to how they speak. You can follow their actions and see how they handle different circumstances. These are fantastic ways to get some insight on people, but you’re still only scratching the surface.
So what does all this have to do with perspective? Bear with me here.
Because it’s impossible to really know people, their goals, or their motivations, it’s really tough to judge their actions. Especially in dire situations, such as massive zombie uprisings. That’s why character (and the audience) often perceive others as doing harm, when they’re actually working to help our protagonists. The opposite is also a frequent occurrence. And let’s not even get started on double reversals.
Discussion Question: Kidnappers or Saviours?
Okay everyone, here’s a plot-related one for you. Do you think the people who have Sam rescued him, or kidnapped him? Some bizarre combination of both? Speculate with reckless abandon in the comments below.
About this Episode:
I really enjoy using this mostly-naked, flabby Sam figure (and I’m sure the ladies really appreciate it as well). He might be sticking around for a little while. Perhaps those fellows in the hazmat suits will burn his clothes for some reason.
Okay everyone, the clock’s ticking on the 16×16 Challenge (the deadline is the end of the month, after all). That means it’s time to get crackin’ on those entries before it’s too late. Need to see what the competition is up to and see if you measure up? Well then you’ll want to check out the Flickr group now!