Zombie Cliche Lookout: Pushed Too Far
Okay, so this cliche is a lot more at home in a high school movie about bullies, but the message applies pretty much anywhere, even the zombie apocalypse. People might seem weak. They might seem controllable. But if you count on that too much, and you push people too far, they might just snap, and then you’re going to have trouble on your hands. There aren’t many things more dangerous in this world than a person who has completely lost it and feels like they have nothing to lose, especially if they think you’re the one who’s threatening them. Even the meek people out there can ruin your day, so you should probably not be a bully.
I mean, being a bully is a bad idea anyway, this is just icing on the cake, so to speak.
About this Episode:
So, obviously this episode was a little late. For those of you who missed it, I broke my leg on Friday night and was laid up all weekend. I’m getting around a bit better now though, so I’ve got that going for me. If you’re curious, I fell on the ice outside my house and twisted my foot around backwards. In the process, I broke both bones in my lower leg. My tibia has a regular fracture, but my fibula has a spiral fracture, which I’m told isn’t good. With any luck, I’ll rest up and make a full recovery without needing surgery or anything like that.
Discussion Question: Difficult Traditions?
This one comes from Nom Zoms, who posted it in last Friday’s comic: What traditions and habits would make an apocalypse difficult?
Since this isn’t my question, I’m going to take a crack at answering it. I think any complex social tradition that we’ve built up is going to be incredibly difficult to do in a post-apocalyptic environment. We will likely have to go back to a more simple way of doing things. Take weddings, for instance. Weddings today are incredibly complex things. There are dozens or even hundreds of people involved. Multiple locations. Lots and lots of supplies. The cost can be outrageous. But when you boil it down to the basics, it’s just two people getting married. The tradition wouldn’t change, just all the complicated trappings.