Zombie Cliché Lookout: Pistol Whip Diplomacy
Beyond just a zombie movie cliché, or even a horror movie cliché, is the idea that you can settle an argument by pistol whipping one party into unconsciousness. Seriously, it’s deeply ingrained into the tapestry of modern storytelling. Get two parties into an intensive enough argument, and there’s a good chance someone’s getting pistol whipped.
But I digress. I’m pretty sure I’ve covered closed head injuries and the repercussions thereof in the past, so I won’t retread that. I will, however, point out how hilarious I think it is that characters are so brazen in their willingness to assault someone with the intent to potentially do great bodily harm, simply because they’ve grown weary of discourse.
Invariable, when the assaulted party wakes up sometime later with a headache but no other adverse reactions to having been unconscious for an extended period of time, they’re more concerned with where they are and what they missed than the fact that they should probably be seeking medical attention before they start forgetting things like their family members and basic arithmetic.
Discussion Question: Settling the Big Damn Argument
In a mixed group arguments are an inevitable part of daily life. Since you live in the real world and not in an action movie (although this is the real world where we pretend it’s a zombie apocalypse), pistol whipping your opponent into submission is, sadly, not an option. That said, how do you resolve standoffs in the zombie apocalypse?
The comic’s two-year anniversary is coming in February, and I’d like to do up a nice little anniversary posts with some statistics and whatnot. I’m wondering if the readers of Bricks of the Dead would be willing to take a short survey so that I can learn a bit more about how you found the comic, what you like, what you don’t, and what you’d like to see in the future.
So who’s up for a survey?