Zombie Cliche Lookout: Heavy is the Head
In my experience, anytime someone brings up voting on a leader, or making one person be in charge, they’re talking about themselves. It’s a sort of weak, passive-aggressive way of making a power grab, and few people fall for it. Generally speaking, it just comes across as self-serving in a pathetic way. Not exactly the impression most people are going for when they’re trying to seize control of a group.
If you want to be a leader of a fairly eclectic, completely ad hoc group in the middle of a zombie outbreak, you’re going to have to be either a lot more direct, or just one of those people who cause people to naturally gravitate toward them. Most of us aren’t the latter, so we’ll either have to go for the former, or hope the group remains a sort of loose democracy.
About this Episode:
I’m kind of playing around a bit with the lighting and exposure here, since I think the first episode with this set came out a tad over-bright. This is done with the exposure compensation turned down a touch, and the lights repositioned to be a bit more indirect. Does it look better to anyone? I think there’s an improvement, but the first and last frames are still a bit washed out.
Discussion Question: Want to Be in Charge?
It seems to me that a hell of a lot of people want to be in charge. To what end, it’s hard to imagine. Now when it comes to the zombie apocalypse, and being in charge means that you take complete responsibility for the life or death of the people in your party (at least as far as your decisions go, there’s no accounting for anyone being a dumbass and getting themselves killed), does it still sound like as much fun? Don’t get me wrong, bossing people around is awesome and all, but that comes with quite a bit of responsibility.