Zombie Cliche Lookout: Faith
Faith is an interesting thing. It can be a guiding light in times of trouble. Keeping our hopes alive as we toil through the tribulations in our path. But then it can also pull us down by preventing us from seeing the reality of the situation. We look at things through the lens of our faith, secure in the knowledge that things will work out because God (or whoever) has a plan. All the while we could be making our situation better, we simply grin and bear it based on the notion that things will resolve themselves soon.
In zombie movies, a character with faith in a higher power is typically either dangerous/naive or one of the assured survivors, depending on what sort of faith they have. It seems like we see more dangerous characters than otherwise, but that might be a function of my own prejudices creeping in.
About this Episode:
I’ve been having Abe walk away from Sam, and talk to him without making eye contact quite a lot lately. The idea here is to make Abe seem either completely self-centered, or a little mentally imbalanced, preferably both. Working with LEGO® minfigs doesn’t give you a ton of latitude when it comes to body language, facial expressions, etc, so I’m not really sure if this sort of thing comes through. However, since most of communication is non-verbal, I figured it was worth a shot.
I have decided to move Bricks of the Dead to a different hosting company. The big reason for the move is that I ran into a number of inexplicable slowdowns and occasional short-term outages with my current host. I’ve tried a number of solutions to fix this, but so far haven’t had any luck. Since I want you guys to have the best experience here (and since I’m getting tired of trying to fix issues I’m convinced are not my fault), I’m going to migrate the site to a provider that is highly recommended for hosting sites like this.
So what does that mean for you? Well, the big thing is that some comments are going to get lost. The transition process is never instant, so moving from one host to another mean some comments get lost in the shuffle. It sucks, but I hope that we’ll get improved speed and reliability as a trade-off.
I’m using a site migration service to handle the move, so hopefully it’s a little faster than doing it myself, which I’ve done more than a few times. I am also trying to do it right after a holiday and over a weekend, when the site gets less traffic. Hopefully these two things mitigate the impact a bit.
If you have comments get lost, just pretend that they were eaten by a zombie. That way we’re at least keeping this inconvenience within the established theme of the site.
Discussion Question: Maintaining a Positive Outlook
Read any survival book and it will at least mention, if not have a whole chapter dedicated to the importance of maintaining a positive outlook in a survival situation. When the shit hits the fan and the zombies start eating everyone, well, that’s going to be a real downer. What are you going to do to stay positive?