Posts Tagged: Sam

Episode 61

Zombie Cliché Lookout: The saying goes “Better one in the head than the walking dead”, but sometimes characters take things well beyond that basic advice. If you’re penned in without any avenue of escape, hope of rescue, or means of procuring food and water, then things are indeed bleak. If things don’t improve after your… Read more »

Episode 60

Zombie Cliché Lookout: The thing about zombies is that if there are only a couple of them, and if you’re reasonably well armed (carrying a loaded Glock, for example), then they’re just not as scary. So what does the aspiring zombie writer do to up the ante? Gun jams, broken weapons, loss of ammo, mobs… Read more »

Episode 56

About this Episode: God, the photography really came out poorly this week. Apologies. Zombie Cliché Lookout: The post-rescue celebration is an important event. It welcomes the almost-doomed back into the fold and heaps well deserved praise onto the savior.  Of course, one has to weigh the importance of the celebration against the likelihood of getting… Read more »

Episode 54

Zombie Cliché Lookout: Let’s say you need to search a dangerous area for some reason. Wouldn’t you start off by looking out for any potential dangers and addressing them before searching for clues/supplies/confederate gold? You wouldn’t if you were in a genre film, anyway. Whenever people are searching an area that might be infested with… Read more »

Episode 53

Zombie Cliché Lookout: I like to call this The Scooby Doo Technique: you need to cover a large area quickly, but there’s some scary/dangerous stuff going down. What’s the best approach? Split up and hope for the best (of course on Scooby Doo they generally broke into teams and could count on the buddy system)…. Read more »

Episode 52

Zombie Cliché Lookout: Ask any police officer, firefighter, paramedic, etc. about gallows humor and they’re tell you it’s an essential part of the job for a lot of people. Seeing horrible things on a daily basis is a severe psychological strain that must be relieved, so what better method than inappropriate jokes? Characters in a… Read more »

Episode 51

Zombie Cliché Lookout: A power struggle is an essential part of any fictional survival situation (and probably most non-fictional survival situations, for that matter). You’re always going to have more than one person who thinks they should be calling the shots, whether that’s because they’ve got experience with leadership, they have some special insight, or… Read more »