Posts Tagged: Kelly

Episode 752: Last Stand

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Mama Bear While today’s cliche lookout isn’t unique to the zombie genre, it’s certainly well represented there. I’m talking, of course, of the incredible heroics a parent can achieve in a horror story when their children’s safety is on the line. A normally timid or even cowardly person can step up to… Read more »

Episode 751: Good Luck!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: No Scrubs I’m going to get a little dark in regards to zombie fans in this write up. Please bear in mind that I’m not making a sweeping statement about all fans of the genre, but rather only a small subset of fan. Okay, that disclaimer out of the way, I have… Read more »

Episode 750: No Time to Stop

Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Strength of Denial No one likes dealing with uncomfortable truths, but one sign of maturity is that person will prefer the ugly truth to the comforting lie, or at least have the ability to cope with those truths. Of course, any crisis is a crucible to test our coping abilities. Many… Read more »

Episode 749: Clear?

Zombie Cliche Lookout: No Clean Getaways When it’s time to sneak away from a horde of zombies, things rarely go easily for characters in fiction. After all, if they did, it really wouldn’t be much of a story, would it? No matter how careful and deliberate they are about killing or drawing away all the… Read more »

Episode 748: Go Time

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Women and Children First Anyone who has ever dealt with kids before knows that they can get stressed out really easily, and few things would be more stressful than the zombie apocalypse. If your group of survivors has some children in it, then you’ve got a whole new challenge you need to… Read more »

Episode 720: Specialization

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Expert Opinion They say that everyone is good at something (debatable, but let’s go with it), and while the insane level of specialization we now enjoy likely won’t work in the zombie apocalypse, you never know who might be able to help you out. Case in point, while Vicky might not be… Read more »

716: No Time for Discussion

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Ending the Discussion Today’s cliche isn’t going to be directly related to the zombie genre, but it still tends to come up in zombie stories a lot. I’m speaking, of course, of quickly ending, or at least extricating yourself from an argument or discussion. This is a skill many people – myself… Read more »

715: Protecting The Assets

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Children as Props If you’re looking for a cheap, easy way to raise the stakes in your drama (zombie or otherwise), there’s probably no simpler way than to put a child or two in peril. Most people, even those who don’t really like kids, have a natural protective instinct about children. I’m… Read more »