Zombie Cliche Lookout: On Your Feet
This trope is a staple in both horror and war fiction. When a character is injured in the zombie apocalypse (or in a war), they simply don’t have the luxury of taking it easy until they can heal up properly. Instead, they’re forced to get back on their feet and get moving, despite the pain. This does two things. First, it establishes the urgency of the situation. There is a real danger here, and even though you’re injured, you still have to move or be killed. Second, it demonstrates the toughness of the character. Sure, they’ve just been horribly injured, but they’re not going to let that slow them down.
While I didn’t use it in today’s episode, I particularly like it when this trope is used along with the line “On your feet!” or “On your feet, soldier!” I know it’s a terribly cliche line, but it just works for me. Probably because it reminds me of The Terminator.
About this Episode:
I don’t know how well it comes across, but I wanted to give a bit of a non-verbal hint about Murphy’s condition here. He’s able to get up with a bit of help, but he’s certainly not happy about it. Whether he’s able to walk, with or without assistance, is left to be seen.
You might notice some things looking a bit different around here. Well, they are. Last week I installed a major update to the software that makes Bricks of the Dead work. Unfortunately, that broke the comic navigation. After a fair bit of research, I found a way to fix it, but that meant redoing my theme a bit. I think I’ve got almost everything back into place, but I’m still reviewing.
Discussion Question: Broken Stuff?
This episode’s question is a bit self-serving. After the update, do you notice anything that is either not working, or missing? Is so, please let me know and I’ll work on correcting it.