Zombie Cliche Lookout: Getting Smarter
In all but a very few zombie stories, the zombies are unable to learn or remember. Most have only the most basic abilities, with many being unable to use stairs or open doors. This is the thing that helps keep the living alive. We can learn from our experiences and those of others, and we can take what we learn to better adapt to the world of the living dead. Naturally, a lot of people are going to die in the process of learning. There’s a very macabre aspect of trial and error at work when we talk about zombie survival. Some people just aren’t cut out to make it very far.
While the zombies will always take the path of least resistance, and blindly attack whoever is closest, the living will begin to develop strategies that let them survive longer. It will likely start simply enough: people will realize that areas need to be searched thoroughly and all points of egress secured. They will figure out that they need to stick together in teams, and to go nowhere unarmed. We’ll learn that it’s easier to avoid detection than to fight the living dead. In time, anyway.
About this Episode:
Apologies here; this episode is kind of filler. I meant to pick up with Cheryl and Russell either outside the cabin, or in another room. Unfortunately, I simply didn’t have the opportunity to finish building out the set (don’t forget, most of the cabin was destroyed when I moved).
Discussion Question: Most Important Zombie Survival Lesson
Based only on films, games, books, and comics, what would you say the single most important zombie survival lesson is? Why? And, for the purposes of this discussion, let’s only look at things that relate to zombies; we all know that clean water and shelter is important.