Zombie Cliche Lookout: Pressing Matters
Personal conflicts are an everyday occurrence. Some are minor, some are huge blow-ups. The fact of the matter is that people are often hard to get along with, and stress is only going to exacerbate things. That said, the group of survivors who can manage to put aside petty differences – at least temporarily – are going to stand a much better chance of surviving in the zombie apocalypse than those who don’t or won’t. You know that guy who always has to have the last word? He’ll probably end up as Grade A Zombie Chow.
That’s not you, is it?
In zombie stories, sometimes this trope is addressed pretty directly, with one character not dropping something and the others reminding him/her that there are more pressing matters at hand. One of my all time favorites, Shaun of the Dead does this wonderfully.
About this Episode:
As always, I need to get things moving. We’ve spent quite a lot of time at this little store, and it’s about time we checked in on some other characters. So what better way to usher in a scene change than by having a bunch of zombies show up to chase our heroes away?
Discussion Question: A Matter of Government
I’m picking yet another question from you guys. This time from Bo, who posted the following in the forum:
What kind of government would you support in the Zombie Apocalypse? If the IRS man came through, and instead of collecting income tax, he wanted a portion of your crop (whatever it might be), would you comply? What if the sheriff came through looking to press men into service as deputies? What authority would you respect in the aftermath of a zombie outbreak?
So what would it be? Are you an autonomous collective?