Zombie Cliche Lookout: Clarification
Even, or perhaps especially, in the zombie apocalypse, you’ve got to be careful about what you agree to. I recently watched a great documentary called Terms and Conditions May Apply that examined all those creepy little things we agree to when we sign end-user licensing agreements (affectionately known as EULAs). You know, those dense little documents you have to sign before you upgrade iTunes or sign up for Facebook. The ones that no one reads because they’re pretty much inscrutable. Well it turns out those things are forcing you to sign away some of your rights, and that’s pretty uncool.
What’s this have to do with zombies? Well, I’ll admit it’s a stretch. However, I think you can still glean the lesson that you need to know exactly what you’re getting into before you commit to something. That can come up in all sorts of different ways when surviving a zombie epidemic. Perhaps you have to disarms before entering a survivors’ camp. That’s fine and good, but is that temporary, or permanent. When you leave, do you get your stuff back? Does anyone else use it while you don’t have access to it? If there’s an emergency, can you get to it to help with general defense? Those are all pertinent questions.
About this Episode:
In this episode, I decided to take the advice from the comments. I was originally going to go back and forth on my shots, with the camera facing the character speaking each time. Joy, Michael, and Stewart would simply back up for some woods. I had the woods built (easy enough, since I could just rearrange previous sets), but figured I’d take a stab at what you guys suggested, and not worry about showing the face of the speaking character now that we all know who they are.
So, what do you think?
Discussion Question: Addiction in a Survival Scenario
BrickVoid posted another interesting question that I’m going to shamelessly steal here: how do you deal with people like alcoholics and drug addicts in a survival situation? Are you able to trust them in any capacity? For instance, could you trust an alcoholic to keep watch if there’s a chance he or she could find a way to get access to booze while they’re responsible for keeping the rest of the group safe?