Posts Tagged: Stewart

Episode 551: Clean-Up

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Dirty Work When people talk about zombie survival, they’re usually discussing cool stuff like guns and other weapons. Some of them might talk about the less sexy aspects of survival, like procuring food and purifying water. What few people like to talk about is the truly disgusting aspects of survival, especially when… Read more »

Episode 542: Oops

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Wounded Friends Generally speaking, people don’t survive very long into the zombie apocalypse before they figure out that the bites are a sure way to turn a friend into a dangerous zombie. Naturally, fear of bites becomes a huge priority. When fighting zombies, not getting bitten is the biggest priority. When bringing… Read more »

Episode 541: Divide and Conquer

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Let’s Split Up If there’s one trope about horror movies that everyone – even people who don’t like horror movies – are aware of, it’s that when a group splits up in a horror story, people die. There is a lot of wisdom here. We all know the inherit truism in the… Read more »

Episode 540: Late Comers

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Bring Me Up to Speed People showing up late for the action bring with them a number of problems. The first and most obvious is that they weren’t actually there to lend assistance with the actual problem. Secondarily, they need to be brought up to speed on the situation once they do… Read more »

Episode 539: Bloody Mess

Zombie Cliche Lookout: I’m Done For In the early stages of the zombie apocalypse, people will often not know that a zombie bite is a death sentence, but those who last for a little while tend to learn this lesson pretty quickly. After a few weeks of zombie apocalypse, anyone still standing understands how this… Read more »

Episode 538: Lucky One

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Of course, not everyone can be lucky enough to be rescued at the last minute. If that were true, the whole zombie apocalypse thing would never quite get off the ground, and what a shame would that be? That said, not all of those victims are lucky enough to be quickly killed… Read more »

Episode 537: Choices

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Trade Off Building on what we were talking about in the last episode, one of the toughest things writers like throwing at characters are life and death binary choices. One way or another, someone is going to die, and it’s up to you to figure out who. That’s rough, especially considering the… Read more »

Episode 536: Cliffhanger!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Binary Choice It’s very popular in media, and especially games, to force characters into very difficult A/B choices. I’m going to go with a non-zombie, non-horror example here, simply because it’s the first thing to pop into my head. In Spiderman, the Green Goblin tries to force this on the titular hero…. Read more »