Zombie Cliche Lookout: Don’t Mess with Her
You will often find that the character who seems like little more than a pushover, actually has a wealth of hidden strength just under the surface. This doesn’t just apply to zombie movies, or even horror flicks. It’s a fairly universal trope. Generally speaking, this character will go through a good chunk of the story – possibly the majority of it – without doing anything terribly interesting. And then something will be too much, and push them over the edge. Then, you’d better look out, because they’re about to unleash their long-simmering fury.
These characters will typically look pretty harmless, often nerdy or excessively feminine. Although occasionally they’ll be some big brute who refuses to use violence for some reason, just to keep the trope fresh.
About this Episode:
I worried that I made Sarah a little too scared and mousey, so I had to do an episode to show that she’s not some typical horror movie pushover female character. The face in the last panel is – I believe – from the roller derby Collectible Minifig from Series 9. I got a couple extras of her just for that face.
Discussion Question: Worst Place to Be
What’s the worst place you could potentially find yourself during the beginning of the zombie outbreak? For this question, I’m mostly talking about places you might reasonably expect yourself to be, like at the mall or out of town on business. Nothing too exotic.
For me, it would probably be at my office. I moved last year and am now about eighty-five miles away from my work. I am fortunate enough to be able to telecommute most days, but I’m still usually in the office one or two days a week. If the zombies showed up while I was at work and the roads clogged up, it would be an incredible struggle to get back to my family.