Zombie Cliché Lookout: What!?
There is a fundamental difference between seeing something absolutely crazy with your own eyes, and hearing about it second hand. It’s hard to deny something that you personally witnessed, no matter how insane it looks. But when you hear about the exact same events from other people, it’s a lot easier to dismiss.
In zombie stories, there is often an initial sense of disbelief about what’s going on, how serious it is, and how widespread the issue is. People have to adjust quickly; those that don’t tend to get eaten. But even once we’ve all accepted the fact that the dead are getting back up and eating the living, we’ll just find other crazy stuff to boggle our minds. Take, for instance, hearing that your buddy was kidnapped by a bunch of people in hazmat suit that were just shooting the hell out of everything in sight. I don’t care how much you trust the person who told you this; you’re going to have some misgivings.
About this Episode:
I really like using Cafe Corner as a backdrop, but the limited size of my lightbox, coupled with the weird angle I have to shoot this at is frustrating at times. I’d really like to getting a cleaner angle on Karen’s face when she’s speaking, but anything close than what I have and it looks like she’s standing in a stark white expanse.
Discussion Question: Work/School Attack
I know a lot of you have preparations at home, and detailed plans for how you’ll react when the zombies show up, but what happens if they get here while you’re at work or school? How far do you have to make it home, and what sort of obstacles do you have (working on the 30th floor, for instance)? What about your family? Can they get home, and what do you do if they can’t?