Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Good Samaritan
Being a hero in a zombie story is often defined as being a person who somehow survives in the face of incredible odds. Being a good person seems to be optional, and – often – a liability. This leads to all sorts of interesting questions about the nature of survival, and whether it’s really worth it if price of surviving is trading your humanity.
This often serves as a divisive element within groups of survivors in zombie stories. One characters – who might be an asshole or simply a pragmatist -wants only to keep moving and survive, while another – either a true hero or completely naive – needs to help people along the way.
About This Episode:
The interior of the news van is probably a little boring. It is, by necessity, a separate model than the actual news van. As a model, well, it’s not much of a model. Little more than a white wall and some seats on a plate, I needed this to get interior conversations without looking terrible. In order to look reasonable, the interior model is eight studs wide, while the actual news van is only six.
Discussion Question: Halloween Traditions and Plans
This Wednesday is Halloween, so naturally I’m interested in what everyone has planned for the most spooktacular holiday of the year.
I’ve got two kids, but one is just a baby and will be staying home (the forecast is calling for rain and possibly snow; joy), so I’ll be taking my son out trick-or-treating. He’ll be going as Buzz Lightyear, I’ll be going as an overweight 32 year old man. We should make quite a frightening pair. Later that night it’s time for my Halloween tradition: watching Night of the Living Dead and going to bed.
I lead a crazy life, no?