Zombie Cliche Lookout: Hardcore Female
Like someone mentioned and episode or two ago, Joss Whedon is one of the biggest influences for the modern geek. One of Whedon’s most identifiable traits is using strong female characters, which is something I’ve always been a big fan of. Barb here is a little nod to some of my favorite Whedon characters. Instead of waiting for someone else to save the day, she grabs a gun and takes charge, saving herself and Clark in the process.
About this Episode:
I’m still not completely sold on these bullet holes. I like them in some frames, but find them distracting in others. The red bush as a stand-in for a geyser of blood, on the other hand, is never not cool.
Discussion Question: On Looting
If you ask the average person to detail their zombie survival plans, sooner or later they’ll probably going to talk about looking stores for food or other supplies. While this is obviously both illegal and unethical under normal circumstances, most people can justify it in a life or death situation. And if they end of the world has come, well then looking the WalMart gets even easier to get comfortable with.
The question is, is if worth it? Don’t get me wrong, if civilization is well and truly gone, and you can get life-saving supplies by picking the bones of a super store, then have at it. But do you really think there would be anything worthwhile in there? And if there was, would if be worth the risk of getting in.
WalMart and stores like it are enormous. Once the power is out, navigating the inside of the store would be like find your way through a laybrnth. And that’s if the place hadn’t been completely sacked by everyone else with the same idea.
And let’s just say that, by some miracle, the place hadn’t been completely picked clean. With all the rotting food (and former employees and shoppers) inside, would you even be able to stomach getting in the doors?
Long story short, is looting as a survival strategy even remotely worthwhile? Obviously, I’m using a very specific scenario here, which does not represent every form of looting.