Zombie Cliche Lookout: Just Ignore Him
In nearly every group of survivors in nearly every zombie story, there’s always one person who is not only useless, but also tends to complain and act overly dramatic and generally make things even worse for everyone else. Advertisers like to call this character “The one you love to hate”, but most would argue that love has absolutely no part in the equation (see most Walking Dead fans’ opinion of Lori, for instance).
Now there are a lot of different ways of dealing with irritating people like this, and options are going to vary significantly based on the group dynamic. If, for instance, that irritating person is in some position or power or influence, then you have a lot fewer options than if they were unimportant. Either way, one of the most effective ways of dealing with people like this is to simply ignore them, if you can. It’s often not easy, and sometime impossible if their uselessness and griping becomes a liability, but few things discourage a whiny attention whore like completely ignoring their bad behavior.
About this Episode:
I’m planning for this to be the last episode inside the van. I’m not at all happy with the set. It’s just boring, and not terribly realistic looking. I need to stick to exteriors and the insides of buildings. Cramped car interiors are simply not my forte.
Discussion Question: Zombies and Decay
So this is kind of a gross one; apologies in advance.
In your mind, how do zombies decay? Regular old carcasses decay rather quickly, especially when exposed the the elements as zombies would be. Zombies, on the other hand, seem to last quite a while. So how does this work? Is there no decay at all? Is the process retarded somehow, and – if so – to what extent?