Zombie Cliché Lookout: My God, You’re Beautiful
Okay, so this one is in no way, shape, or form a zombie movie cliché, but I’m going to use it anyway because it’s my comic and I can. At any rate, revealing a female character looks all womanly be having her let her hair down is such a shopwarn cliché that even the even the parodies of it are old. Despite that, you still see it used unironically in movies and TV shows. It’s odd, it’s almost as though directors don’t think a woman can be attractive if she’s wearing glasses and has her hair pulled back.
My favorite parody of this trope comes from Arrested Development, when a character has a secretary take off her glasses and let down her hair, only to be greeted by a cross-eyed woman whose hair stuck out at every conceivable angle.
About this Episode:
So it’s pretty hard to tell, given that we’re talking LEGO® here, but this girl is supposed to be pretty good looking. Unfortunately, there are only so many female faces and hairstyles to choose from, so she doesn’t end up looking too different from any other female character. What I’m saying is, LEGO® really needs to give us more female figures.
Also, it’s pretty much impossible to show someone taking off a helmet smoothly, so just assume that Emma did that between the second and third panels. Also, when she did it she shook her hair out like women always do in the movies. I think that mental images adds to the effect.
Discussion Question: How Zombie Proof is Your Home?
The zombies are here, and thankfully you and your loved ones are together in the comfort of your home. Of course, that might not be much of a blessing if your home has all all glass frontage or is similarly poorly suited to zombie defense. So let’s hear it, how would you home fair against a horde of zeds? Do you have anything nearby (in the garage or shed perhaps) that could help make the place more defensible?
I live in a bungalow with several windows on the first floor, a couple of which could be accessible by zombies standing outside if they worked at it a bit. I do, however, have some lumber and plenty of screws and nails in the garage to help batten down the hatches, so to speak.