Posts Tagged: Cheryl

Episode 96

Zombie Cliché Lookout: All too often we avoid the unpleasant until our response is forced by time or circumstance. It is often easier, though seldom wiser, to put off facing an uncomfortable situation. We hope, in vain, that whatever problems we face might disappear on account of our lack of consideration, but that is never… Read more »

Episode 95

Zombie Cliché Lookout: The stunned silence and awkward conversation following a sudden, inappropriate act is a staple of not just genre fiction, but life in general. Too often we are gobsmacked by the sudden and inexplicable actions of a person we thought we knew, and find ourselves struggling to account for it while keeping up… Read more »

Episode 94

Zombie Cliché Lookout: At some point in the story, the lamb becomes the lion, dispensing violence like an old pro and saving the day. This can either be spun as a singular moment of victory, or as the anguished loss of innocence. Acts like these can upset the dynamics of the group just as much… Read more »

Episode 93

Zombie Cliché Lookout: Nerd rage is a powerful force. While the physically or psychologically weaker generally kowtow to their betters, some will gradually build up a supply of bile that is inevitably going to boil over at the least opportune time for their former tormentors. The nerd will seize upon any moment of weakness to… Read more »

Episode 92

Zombie Cliché Lookout: The freak out is an important psychological moment for tender characters. Up to this point in the story, the person having the freak out has demonstrated a certain history of action, which will change drastically following this moment. After the freak out, the character can go in a number of directions, from… Read more »

Episode 91

Misc. A couple quick reminders: We have an new area to discuss Your Zombie Survival Plans. Stop by and join the discussion! Get your entries in for the Adaptation Challenge. We’ve only got one so far (although it’s quite excellent) Zombie Cliché Lookout: If there’s one things that guys who like to think they’re tough… Read more »

Episode 90

About this Episode: I don’t know why, but I absolutely love ending strips with everyone running like a herd of frightened deer. Zombie Cliché Lookout: In zombie stories characters often get isolated, either do to straighten circumstance, necessity, or just plain old-fashioned stupidity. Once the characters are on their own it’s just a matter of… Read more »

Episode 83

Zombie Cliché Lookout: People are kept in check by a lot of factors like rules, ethics, and potential damage to their reputation. In a zombie survival situation (or any survival situation, for that matter), these factors will gradually become less and less important as the person becomes more and more desperate to survive. A person… Read more »