Posts Tagged: Barb

Episode 341: Dun Dun Duuun!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Drop ‘Em When something bad happens in a zombie story, it’s often immediately compounded by something even worse. Gene gets shot, and before Barb can even try to assess the wound, the man that shot him (presumably, anyway) is holding everyone up and gunpoint. Things are not going well for them. As… Read more »

Episode 339: A Quick Peek

Zombie Cliche Lookout: One Last Glance Before putting a plan into action, it’s never a bad idea to take one more good look around to make sure there isn’t anything you’re missing. It’s just as true in the zombie apocalypse as it is right before you leave for a long trip. You never know what… Read more »

Episode 338: Sneaky Sneaky

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Flank’Em If They Can’t Take a Joke I might be taking a big leap here, but I’m guessing that most of us are not military strategists or tacticians. However, we’ve seen enough war movies and played enough first person shooters to understand the concepts of flanking the enemy and the element of… Read more »

Episode 337: Let’s Go!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Assets and Liabilities Okay, I’m going to admit this one right up front: this isn’t from a zombie movie at all. It’s from The Princess Bride, one of my favorite films of all time. Recently, my son has gotten into the movie (although he’s a bit frightened by the rodents of unusual… Read more »

Episode 336: Mr. Sensitive

Zombie Cliche Lookout: You’re Doing it Wrong Remember how we talked before about the best way to break bad news to someone who is probably already in a fragile emotional state during the zombie apocalypse? Well, this is a good example of how not to do that. Being blunt has it’s places; after all, there… Read more »

Episode 335: We Have a Problem

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Bad News This trope tends to show up more often in war movies than zombie flicks, but I’m going to use it anyway because I like it. What happen is that one or more characters discover something that could be potentially devastating to someone else in the group, and they really need… Read more »

Episode 334: Get Down!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Don’t Make It Worse The zombie apocalypse isn’t going to be a lot of fun. No, seriously, it isn’t. I know we all talk about it like it’s going to be good times, but in reality? Not so much. To get by, you’re going to have to do everything you can to… Read more »

Episode 332: Wait and See

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Contingencies Sometimes, it’s helpful to have Plans B, C, and D all mapped out before you even think about trying Plan A. Other times, even contemplating the failure of Plan A can set you up for disaster. In those cases, it just might be appropriate to go ahead, and figure out what… Read more »