Zombie Cliche Lookout: Back to Normal
In a short story, novel, play, or film where you have a limited length story, things tend to run pretty linearly. You have a beginning, middle, and end (or an introduction, raising action, climax, resolution,and denouement, if you prefer). But when it comes to long-form storytelling, such as comics and television shows, things have to get mixed up a little bit. Instead of a single story, things tend to get put into different arcs. They’re not self-contained, but there’s a good bit that happens within that arc that doesn’t necessarily carry forward into the overall story. Of course, a lot of what happen tends to contribute to the overall meta-story, but the little things tend to get reset to the norm once the arc has ended, sort of like a television sitcom.
Obviously, all of this doesn’t apply only to zombie stories.
About this Episode:
I have to give credit to Brickvoid here, he called everything that happened in this episode in the comments from the last episode. Nicely done, sir.
Discussion Question: LEGO Zombie Mood Music
Here’s a great one from Kim, or resident zombie-survival instructor (seriously, that’s her job; how cool is that?): “For my classes, I always play a little zombie mood music (think Jonathan Coulton’s “Re Your Brains”) before class officially starts. But it’s hard to find (I only have 4!). So, the discussion question could be “What zombie music do you listen to? LEGO music? Is there any LEGO zombie music out there?”
This is a tough one; I can’t imagine there are that many songs about LEGO or zombies, and especially LEGO zombies. So how about this, what sort of music do you listen to when you’re building LEGO and planning your zombie survival strategies? I don’t listen to a ton of music these days, so I’ll be the weirdo who says he generally sticks to podcasts and the like.