Episode 447: Implications

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Zombie Cliche Lookout: Guilt Trip Breakdown

I like to watch documentaries about cults and brainwashing. It’s absolutely fascinating to me. I’m drawing on the things I pick up in those shows here, which telegraphs pretty clearly what Abe’s crew is all about, but I think you’ve all come to that conclusion a while ago.

So what am I talking about? If you want to completely integrate an outsider into your group, you’ve got to start by breaking them down. Now, I’m not talking about having someone join your relatively normal group of friends. I’m talking about a group of people that operate completely outside the normal bounds of society. They have their own rules, beliefs, and traditions, and they often run completely counter to what we might consider normal. Needless to say, it’s challenging to get an outsider to accept these new ways of life. But if you start by tearing them down, you can then rebuild them in whatever way you would like.

About this Episode:

We only see Sam’s face in the first panel of this episode, but it’s important. Sam’s been afraid for a long time now, but suddenly his expression has changed. Is he angry? Determined? Trying to be stoic?

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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

Discussion Question: A Bricks of the Dead Trailer

Lately I’ve been trying to build up my YouTube channel, and one of the suggestions I keep seeing is to create a trailer for your channel. The problem is, I’m kind of stymied here, and that’s where you fine folks come in. I need suggestions. What would make a cool channel trailer that represents what Bricks of the Dead is about, but is also tailored to the content I’m posting on YouTube (mostly reviews at the moment, but I’ll probably do some behind the scenes stuff soon).

10 thoughts on “Episode 447: Implications”

  1. I know this is a little bit off-topic, but I would like to greet all BOTD fans a Happy Valentines Day. 😀

    More power to Dave…

    • Right back at you, Franky.

  2. Typo alert: Zombie Cliche lookout, second last sentence: Needless to say, it’s challenging to get an outside to accept these new way of life. outside–>outsider; way–>ways 😀

    • Fixed! Thank you, sir.

      I also went back and fixed Monday’s typo.

  3. Idea for trailer… how bout a movie/tv style trailer of the comic thus far? Could get an epic voice over going… it is the comic that gets people here in the first place then they could see the other stuff. Then you could maybe do a second based on the youtube reviews done thus far… like throwing that shovel at the chair etc

    • Not a bad idea. It might be pretty cool to do a bunch of flashes of the comic like the Marvel Films logo.

  4. Perhaps if you know someone or can do this yourself, you could do a stop motion trailer with that epic voice from the “Honest Trailers” guy. (I mean make it yourself, if you can). I know a lot of people that would love to see this stop motioned.

    • Oh man, I wish I had the patience for stop motion. Maybe I can try a small test run and see if that’s feasible.

      • Not sure stop motion would be a good idea. First, it’s extremely difficult to do right, then, for anyone not knowing what BotD is all about it would be a little misleading as they might expect more of these. Now as a one off special episode it would be very cool. For the trailer I think you could probably achieve a good result with regular pictures and pans/zooms, a few sound effects and voice over.

        • Good point here, Greg.