Zombie Cliche Lookout: Don’t Make It Worse
The zombie apocalypse isn’t going to be a lot of fun. No, seriously, it isn’t. I know we all talk about it like it’s going to be good times, but in reality? Not so much. To get by, you’re going to have to do everything you can to battle the overwhelming psychological stress factors that crop up constantly (and kill zombies and eat spam, obviously). The key to this is finding things that you can still enjoy. Or, if not enjoy, then at least things that will occupy you mentally. You know, distractions.
Zombieland‘s rule: “Enjoy the Little Things” made a bit point of this (while selling a lot of Twinkies in the process), but I think a much better example is the film version of I am Legend. We really see all the things Will Smith’s character has to do, just to keep himself functioning. Talking to mannikins, “renting” movies, using a decommissioned air craft carrier as a driving range, etc. But even after all that, the character was still just barely hanging on.
About this Episode:
So yeah, after everyone hung out in front of the house, having a long conversation about moving trucks, everyone decided it was a good idea to start being sneaky. Better late than never, right?
Discussion Question: Enjoying the Little Things
So how are you going to keep yourself sane during the zombie apocalypse? What little things are you going to do to help to maintain your grasp of sanity?
Me? I’ll probably try to keep up on my reading. It seems to me that, while my Kindle will probably be unusable pretty quickly, libraries and bookstores will likely be around for a while still. You know, until people raid them, destroy them, or burn them down just for grins.