Zombie Cliche Lookout: Disarming New Friends
Food, water, guns, ammo, machetes, those will all be harder to come by in the zombie apocalypse. But perhaps the thing in the shortest supply is going to be trust, especially among strangers. You just never know how desperate your fellow survivor is going to be. You don’t know how many people they have back in camp, and how much those people might need supplies. Your supplies. You also can’t ever be sure when you’re dealing with a full-on psychopath.
The trouble is, both sides are going to be feeling the same thing. They just don’t know if these new people are any better than the zombies, so it behooves them to be as cautious as possible. That means, if one side manages to get the upper hand, they’re going to want everyone else disarmed. Of course, the disarmed people aren’t going to be to happy about that, and taking away their weapons isn’t going to do much to engender their trust.
About this Episode:
So, speaking of Stewart’s machete, I had to cheat a little bit on this one. It’s just stuck onto his backpack with a small dot of sticky-tac. I wanted him gathering up sticks, which takes two hands, but it would be absolutely suicidal to go out into the woods unarmed.
Discussion Question: Off-Camera Dialog
In this episode, a person is off-camera giving Stewart commands. This made me think, how much sense does it make to add a tail to the dialog balloon if it doesn’t actually point to anyone we can see? Do you guys prefer tail-less dialog balloons for these types of episodes? I think I kind of do, although you could make the argument that the tail points in the direction that the voice is coming from, which may be important. I’m definitely curious what you guys think.