Posts Tagged: Cheryl

Episode 671: It’s Okay

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Understanding the Risks In the beginning of zombie stories, people struggle to understand the rules of their new reality. Unfortunately for them, those who aren’t smart or lucky enough to figure things out quickly are killed. After a while, people start settling into an equilibrium of sorts. They know how the zombies… Read more »

Episode 670: Reminders

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Old News Survival groups have to be pretty fluid to survive the zombie apocalypse. People will come and go. Sometimes voluntarily, sometimes people will be forced out by circumstances. And, of course, sometimes they’ll be eaten by zombies. This means that, as times passes, the chances that old companions will be reunited… Read more »

Episode 669: Old and New

Zombie Cliche Lookout: After Action Report I’m borrowing this trope from action stories more than zombie fiction, but I still think it fits well into both. After all, there is a lot of action in zombie movies, especially given how often genres are blended these days in search of something fresh and exciting. Anyway, you… Read more »

Episode 668: Reunited

Zombie Cliche Lookout:  Hugging Through the Carnage A big part of the draw in zombie movies is the zombie killing action. People love the gore. They enjoy the carnage. And they really, really love the creative ways people come up with to dispatch zombies. After all, the “Zombie Kill of the Week” was a pretty… Read more »

Episode 667: The Assist

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Taking Care of Business If you’re serious about surviving the zombie apocalypse, that means you’re going to have to get serious about braining zombies. This is going to hold true even when you have other pressing issues to deal with. Let’s say one person in your group is sick, and you’re running… Read more »

Episode 666: Watch Your Back

Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Rescue You can only face zombies so long before luck turns against you. Maybe you’re the type who likes to fight, or maybe you like to avoid them. It doesn’t matter. At some point, you’re going to screw up. With any luck, you’ll be lucky enough to have someone watching your… Read more »

Episode 572: Zombie Disposal

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Zombie Disposal I don’t care how bad a survival situation you find yourself in, nobody wants to be surrounded by a bunch of butchered zombie corpses. Not only is it super gross and smelly, but it can also have a number of real consequences, especially when it comes to negatively impacting morale,… Read more »

Episode 571: A Moot Point

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes In fiction, there are two types of characters: flat and dynamic. Flat characters stay about the same throughout a story; they end the story the same way they started it. Dynamic characters, on the other hand, go through changes as a direct result of what happens in the story. Generally speaking,… Read more »