Zombie Cliche Lookout: Making Lemonade
They say that, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade – and don’t worry, I’ll work zombies into this. Of course, there are a lot of smart-ass retorts to this, but I think that it’s really a good philosophy. There are so many things in life that we simply cannot control. Some are positive, but many aren’t. How we deal with those negative chance elements reveals a lot about our character and our adaptability. A person who can use even the bad in life to further their own ends is likely to go a lot farther than someone who wallows in self-pity.
Naturally, this has applications to zombie survival. When a survivor is faced with hardship, they’re much more likely to overcome it if they can think creatively and use every advantage. Those who despair are lost.
About this Episode:
Brent has been a bit of a pain in the ass character since he was originally introduced, especially with his need to continue filming things when everyone else was desperately fighting the zombies. I liked that, but I also wanted him to be a little more nuanced than that. He shouldn’t just exist to cause other characters trouble. So, in his final hours, I want him to come across as a ultimately decent person, albeit one who had problems with getting caught up in the excitement of things and neglected his fellow man.
Discussion Question: New Year’s Resolution Check-In
Well, we’re a month into 2015, so I figured I’d check in with everyone and see how you’re doing on your resolutions. So, how’s it going?
I’ll play too. My resolution is to lose weight and get in shape for Tough Mudder in September. I’m happy to report that I’m doing okay. I’ve been working out six days a week and watching what I eat. I’ve lost about eight pounds so far, with two inches off my belly. I’m also able to do a few more push-ups and a lot more crunches. Not a bad start, although I still have a hell of a long way to go.