Zombie Cliche Lookout: Nothing Left
There are, essentially, two types of characters in fiction, even zombie fiction. You’ve got static characters, and dynamic characters. Static characters tend to play supporting roles, and stay more or less then same throughout the course of the narrative. On the other side of the fence are your dynamic characters. These are generally the protagonists and antagonists of the story, and they change as a result of the story. Often, the change is major, but not necessarily.
When you look at the zombie genre specifically, there are a few things that are usually the driving force behind the characters’ change. Two of the more popular options are being pressed into a leadership role, and losing loved ones. In the former situation, they have to adapt to the needs of the group, which often fundamentally alters the way they think and perceive the world. In the latter, they survive where loved ones don’t, which can cause all sorts of psychological changes in a person, sometimes even changes that make them better adapted to surviving in the zombie apocalypse.
About this Episode:
I’ve been playing around with my camera a lot lately, and forgot to reset a few settings when I shot the last episode. As a result, I shot it with my ISO cranked up pretty high, which caused a bit of noise and jagginess. Sorry about that. This episode looks better, but I think I still need to make some more tweaks to my setup.
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Discussion Question: Holidays
So in the last episode there were a couple of comments from people who were surprised that I was updating on Good Friday and today (Easter Monday). As I explained then, I usually only take days off when my work is closed, or if I take vacation. But that makes me wonder, is this something that offends people? Obvious, Easter is a pretty important holiday to Christians. I consider myself an agnostic, but I was raised Catholic so I understand the feeling.