Posts Tagged: Vicky

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 722: It’s Dangerous to Go Alone, Take This

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Prep Work So you want to sneak out and do some recon in the midst of the zombie apocalypse? Good show, but you should make sure you’re actually prepared for the challenges you’re going to be facing. You might have to fight some zombies. You might get stuck somewhere and need food… Read more »

Episode 721: Confidence Booster

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Zombie Survival Fashion When we think about zombie survival, we probably think about weapons, hideouts, food storage, and first aid. But there’s another big aspect that generally doesn’t get as much attention: what we wear. We would need to balance comfort, ease of movement, appropriateness for weather and temperature, and some measure… 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 »