Zombie Cliche Lookout: An Appeal to Logic
When you’re trying to convince someone of something, you have a few different avenues to pursue. For instance, consider that you are a survivor in the zombie apocalypse, and are trying to convince someone to let you into their safe house. You could try to appeal to their emotion or humanity, by pointing out that you need to get inside in order to survive the night and continue on your quest to reunite with your young children. On the other hand, you could appeal to logic and point out the benefits you would offer to him, for instance, the first aid supplies that you would share as a price of admission.
About this Episode:
Poor Brent has had to sit around quietly for quite a while now, which is a damn shame, considering how much I love pain-in-the-ass characters like him. He doesn’t add a whole lot here, but I like it nonetheless.
Discussion Question: Zombie Tolerances
I’m taking this question from the comments, but tweaking it a bit. Brickvoid’s original question was: “If your zombies encountered a geothermally heated hot springs, would they be able to survive the heat from the water somehow or would their bodies cease to be able to support their head and cause them to die when the head boils?” I’d like to broaden this a bit, and simply ask what everyone thinks are the relative environmental tolerances of zombies. We’ve had a couple of related topics so far (zombies and deep water pressure, and zombies freezing in low temperatures).
Instead of asking another specific question, I wonder what everyone thinks zombies could survive, at least as far as environmental hazards. Could zombies cross the desert, or would they dry out too much to maintain locomotion? Would zombies fall apart more quickly in extremely humid areas like jungles? Could zombies, as BrickVoid mentions, survive extreme heat from hot springs or geysers?