Posts Tagged: Cheryl

Episode 781: Awkward Memories

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Unfinished Business One of the consequences of bringing all your characters back together is that anything left unresolved is going to bubble back up to the surface, and the zombie apocalypse has a way of leaving a lot of unresolved conflict. I mean, it’s kind of hard to settle up every interpersonal… Read more »

Episode 780: Reunited and It Feels So Good

Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Story Contracts Today’s cliche isn’t unique to the zombie genre. In fact, it’s a mainstay in fiction, especially where stories become long form. At the beginning of a big story, things tend to be relatively compact. The reader is introduced to the protagonist, or the small group of protagonists, and the… Read more »

Episode 685: Time to Fly

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Transportation In an apocalyptic zombie scenario, people will quickly begin to miss many of the conveniences that we enjoy today. I want to draw a distinction here between items that are necessary for peoples’ survival, such as the medicine we hit on previously, and the little things that we’ve been spoiled on… Read more »

Episode 684: Making Due

Zombie Cliche Lookout: No Time to Worry Leadership is a difficult, often thankless task, and will likely be even more so during a zombie outbreak. People are going to be upset, or tired, or hungry, hurt, or afraid. They’re not going to want to keep moving. They’re not going to want to be productive. They’ll… Read more »

Episode 683: Modern Conveniences

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Side Effects When healthy people lose power in non-zombie outbreak conditions, it’s usually an inconvenience. They might lose things in their refrigerator and freezer, and have to call into work, but they’re able to get by without too much trouble. That’s not so true for people with health problems, many of whom… Read more »

Episode 682: Best Laid Plans

Zombie Cliche Lookout: (In)Comprehensive Planning Planning is great, but in a zombie survival situation you often won’t be afforded the luxury of following a plan, let alone time to conceive one of any merit. While loose planning for contingencies will still be beneficial, a good survivor is one who can quickly assess a situation and… Read more »

Episode 681: Will You Be Bringing a Guest?

Zombie Cliche Lookout: New Membership As we have discussed many times during the tenure of this comic, working with other people will be absolutely essential in a zombie survival situation. That being said, there are a lot of caveats to that piece of wisdom. First, every new person you add to your group increases the… Read more »

Episode 680: Why Do You Need All That?

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Favors The zombie apocalypse will have a profound effect on pretty much every aspect of our lives and society. Generally speaking, we focus of the more obvious and visceral things. We lose power. Food is increasingly hard to come by. Law enforcement and public order is completely destroyed. Oh, and all your… Read more »