Posts Tagged: Murphy

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 89

Zombie Cliché Lookout: Every now and then the people you think you’ve got figured out will surprise you. The faithful husband cheats on his wife of twenty years, the put-together young executive hides a destructive gambling addiction, and the wanton coward comes back from running away to save the day. Horror flicks love this trope…. Read more »

Episode 88

Zombie Cliché Lookout: Whenever young tough guys talk about what they’d do in a zombie outbreak, they tend to talk primarily about combat and weaponry. They generally neglect minor details like where they’re going to procure food and water. When these issues are brought up, the tough guy like to say that they’ll just scavenge… Read more »

Episode 87

Zombie Cliché Lookout: In zombie stories,we often only see the beginning of zombies feeding on their victims. We witness those initial few bites as the prey slowly loses the ability to fight back before they finally die in agony. After that, we’re usually whisked away to some other scene. The zombies, too, are often interrupted…. Read more »

Episode 86

Zombie Cliché Lookout: At some point in our lives we’ve had to deal with an unapologetic jerkass. You know the type. They like to lord things over you when they have the chance. They like to pick arguments whenever they think they can win. And they like to sling derision instead of trying to work… Read more »