Zombie Cliche Lookout: Personalities Clash
If you want proof that people have a hard time getting along, look no further than a representative democracy. Here in the United States, our government just shut down when the Republicans and Democrats played a suicidal game of chicken with the national budget. Stakes are always high when it comes to national policy and money, but just imagine how much bigger a deal this would be in a crisis situation.
Imagine, if you will, this same group of elected officials trying to come to an agreement in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Would either side budge? Could we reach a compromise? With this in mind, it’s really not hard to see what governmental incompetence is such an important part of the zombie mythology.
Of course, we also get almost daily examples of the baffling inability of our elected officials to govern, so zombie writers have a lot of truth to draw on here.
About this Episode:
And yet another lighting effect tried here, which I’m relatively happy with, outside the first frame which looks far too blue. Ah well, try, try again.
Discussion Question: Your Favorite Apocalypse
It goes without saying that most of us here are big zombie fans (a few of you have pointed out that, outside of this excellent comic, you really aren’t fans of the genre). So, discounting zombies, what is everyone’s favorite cause of the apocalypse in books, games, and movies?
We’ve got a lot to choose from here: nuclear war, environmental disaster, artificial intelligence leading to a robot/computer uprising, alien invasion, natural disaster, meteor, disease, et cetera, et cetera.
I’d have a really tough time choosing between robots and nuclear war. I think this is because both are caused by mankind, one through aggression, and one from lack of foresight. In the end, I’d have to lean toward nuclear war, but it’d be a photo finish.