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 coordination, speed, and cunning, but we’re awfully squishy. Add to that the fact that zombies are rarely encountered on their own, and unarmed, hand-to-hand combat against the undead starts looking mighty unfair. That’s why it’s generally advisable to try to break contact and flee as quickly as possible, if for no other reason than getting to a weapon or finding reinforcements.
Bearing these things in mind, it makes a lot of sense that people who tend to survive in zombie stories avoid unarmed combat with the dead at all costs. And when they’re forced into it, they do everything they can to escape the conflict before they’re bitten or completely overwhelmed.
About this Episode:
Trying out a slightly larger comic now that there’s a bit of extra room. This means bigger, clearer images. That said, it also means slightly larger downloads. I’ve optimized the image as much as possible, but please let me know if it seems slow.
Discussion Question: Broken Stuff
As I mentioned in the blog on Friday, I updated the theme for Bricks of the Dead. This is something I’d be tinkering with for quite a while now, but it wasn’t quite finished. So why did I put it up if it wasn’t done yet? Well, starting tomorrow, Google is making changes to its algorithm that will affect websites. Sites that are mobile friendly will get preference over those that aren’t. Since I didn’t want to lose any of my placement in Google, I decided to push forward.
That said, the new template still needs a lot of work. So I’m asking you guys to point out to me anything that isn’t working right, or looking good. For instance, I know that the advertisements are wonky. I’m going to be fixing that pretty soon since it’s an easy one.