Zombie Cliche Lookout: Bad News
This trope tends to show up more often in war movies than zombie flicks, but I’m going to use it anyway because I like it. What happen is that one or more characters discover something that could be potentially devastating to someone else in the group, and they really need that person for something in the near future. So how do they deal with the situation? They certainly can’t afford to lose anyone, so they either need to be very careful, or just not bother telling them at all.
About this Episode:
I had a hard time coming up with how Clark might tell the group what was going on. He’s a strange character, not really liking other people, but obviously appreciative to these guys for saving him (even if they hit him with their van in the process). He’s also pretty sarcastic and has an unusual manner of speaking, but that’s not always appropriate for situations like this. So what did i do? Kept it simple.
Other News: My First Video
In case you missed it, I did my very first video review recently, for the Special Forces Shovel by Cold Steel. If you haven’t checked it out yet, please do. And if you’re on YouTube, likes and subscriptions and comments are always cool.
At any rate, I think it came out fairly well, but I’m definitely interested in constructive criticism so that I can improve any future videos I happen to do. If nothing else, I’d love to do more “Can It Kill a Zombie” tests.
Discussion Question: Breaking Bad News
Let’s say you stumble upon some information that could be potentially devastating to another member of your group. How do you go about breaking the bad news to them? Are you blunt and to the point? Do you try to soften the blow? Do you just keep it to yourself and avoid the problem altogether?