Posts Tagged: Murphy

Episode 408: Missing in Action

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Where Is He? It’s never good when someone turns up missing from your group of survivors in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. Not only is that person likely in danger, dead, or now a zombie, but the group has to stop whatever they were doing and figure out how to deal… Read more »

Episode 406: Cover Me

Zombie Cliche Lookout: I Got This As I’ve said countless times before, teamwork is going to be an important part of surviving the zombie apocalypse. Figuring out people’s strengths and weaknesses, then using those to work together to overcome obstacles is going to be an important skill for any leader. That means compromise, keeping your… Read more »

Episode 405: Tabled DIscussion

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Pressing Matters Personal conflicts are an everyday occurrence. Some are minor, some are huge blow-ups. The fact of the matter is that people are often hard to get along with, and stress is only going to exacerbate things. That said, the group of survivors who can manage to put aside petty differences… Read more »

Episode 404: Secrets

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Perspective If a crowd of ten people witnesses an event, odds are you’re going to get ten very different descriptions of what happened. Eye witnesses, as it happens, are kind of terrible. Our minds do all sorts of things to the stimuli we take in, ignoring some, focusing on others, and maybe… Read more »

Episode 403: Justification

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Think About It We take a lot for granted in our day to day lives. We just assume that we know what’s going on, and we’re generally right. Generally, but not always. Now, with our relatively comfortable lives, being wrong about things from time to time usually won’t be disastrous. It can… Read more »

Episode 402: Don’t I Get a Say?

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Cold Pragmatism In the zombie apocalypse, you’re going to have to make some tough decisions. You simply won’t have the supplies, time, or strength to carry everything you think you need, or help everyone who needs help. And, of course, there’s also the question of safety. Those people who need help? Can… Read more »

Episode 401: Ready? Okay!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Break! There’s an old horror movie cliche about sticking together. When a group of characters split up in a dangerous situation (e.g. a town full of zombies), they can get picked off in smaller groups. Without the benefit of numbers, the monsters have a lot of advantages. This is such a well… Read more »

Episode 400: The Dinner Bell

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Zombie Bait I can’t tell you how many horror books, movies, and games I’ve experiences where a character will use the phrase “You just rang the dinner bell”. It’s quite a cliche, but it’s so evocative that it just keeps showing up, long after most people are even familiar with the concept… Read more »