Posts Tagged: Zombie

Episode 618: Forever Alone

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Standing On Your Own When it comes to zombie stories, they tend to come in two flavors: those that find strength in numbers, and those that focus on a sole survivor. From a survival perspective, surviving all on your own seems like a long-term dead end. You’ll have to take more risks,… Read more »

609: Lock It Down

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Turning Point In fiction, battles tend to go back and forth a few times, and then the good guys win in the end after some big, dramatic turning point. This can come in a lot of different flavors. Sometimes one member of the home team pulls off a risky maneuver. Or maybe… Read more »

Episode 608: Backstop

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Over-Penetration When it comes to dispatching zombies, guns can be incredibly effective. Provided you’re able to hit the brain and the calibre and load are sufficient, a gun can take out a zombie with only a couple of pounds of pressure. Of course, there are an awful lot of drawbacks. Perhaps the… Read more »

Episode 607: Pivot

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Surviving in the zombie apocalypse requires a lot of luck, as well as a fair bit of attention and flexibility. Any potential survivor lacking these traits isn’t likely to last for long. Luck is obvious; all it takes is a bit of bum luck and you can kiss your ass goodbye. A… Read more »

Bricks of the Dead Episode 606

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Buying Time Fighting against a zombie is bound to be challenging. Unlike the living, they feel neither pain nor fear, won’t get tired, and can only be stopped by destroying their well-protected brain. Oh, and all they need to do is break your skin, and you’re screwed. People have the advantage of… Read more »

Episode 600: Force Multiplier

Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Power of the Mob One zombie, all on its own, isn’t much of a threat. They’re slow, uncoordinated, and lack the skill and dexterity to use tools (most of the time, anyway, let’s not talk about Land of the Dead). Indeed, all by itself, a zombie can be easily destroyed or… Read more »

Episode 260: Tunnel Vision

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Seeing the Forest for the Trees Focus is often a double-edged sword. While it can allow you to divert all your attention to performing a single task to the best of your abilities (stabbing a zombie in the face and cracking wise over it’s bleeding corpse, for instance), it can also lead… Read more »

LEGO Zombie Creation: Forced Perspective Zombie

There’s a lot of zombie stuff out there, and most of it is crap. People like to jump on bandwagons and produce quick tie-ins rather than investing love and effort into their creations. Luckily for you, I’m here to help separate the wheat from the chaff. Check back every Thursday, when I’m going to share… Read more »