Zombie Cliche Lookout: Other Problems
In zombie stories, the zombies usually start off as the biggest problem. The problem here is one of adaptation. People, as a whole anyway, can generally adapt to things fairly quickly. Of course, it’s a painful and deadly process. Eventually, we get past this, and learn how to live in a world with zombies. There are a lot fewer people at the end of it all, but those that are still around are much more capable when it comes to handling the undead.
It is at that point that other threats start to come to the forefront. These are usually other living humans. Sometimes they’re natural antagonists, but other times they just happen to be a different group with different goals who can’t get along with our protagonists for one reason or another. And then there are the other challenges: sudden medical emergencies, inclement weather, lack of needed supplies, natural disasters, and a thousand other issues and emergencies. Surviving in the zombie apocalypse would be a lot more challenging than simply not getting eaten by zeds.
About this Episode:
Don’t worry everyone, we’ll be resolving this broken truck thing pretty soon. I can’t imagine how long we can keep Russell perched on that bumper realistically. I wonder how mechanics normally work on giant trucks like this.
On an unrelated note, I’m trying out a new lighting setup, so let me know if anything looks bad. Or, you know, good.
Discussion Question: Winter Break
As I’m sure everyone here is aware, Christmas is rapidly approaching. I’m planning to take a bit of time off from the comic to spend with my family, and my question is, what does everyone here think is reasonable? I was thinking of taking the last two weeks of the year off – making Friday’s episode the last one for a little bit – and then picking back up in 2015. What do you think; would I have a riot on my hands?