Zombie Cliche Lookout:
Surviving in the zombie apocalypse requires a lot of luck, as well as a fair bit of attention and flexibility. Any potential survivor lacking these traits isn’t likely to last for long. Luck is obvious; all it takes is a bit of bum luck and you can kiss your ass goodbye. A lack of attention likely means you won’t notice the zombie waiting quietly in the dark corner until it’s too late.
Flexibility is an interesting one. On the one hand, many situations call for focus on a single goal, ignoring issues that aren’t entirely pressing. But in a survival situation, regardless of whether zombies are involved, there are rarely issues that aren’t important. Thus, it’s extremely important to be able to make quick decisions about priorities and shift focus on a dime. Sure, blocking the entrance is going to prevent more zombies from coming in, but it won’t do you a lot of good if a zombie takes a big bite out of you.
About this Episode:
In the third panel, Clark is throwing himself backwards to buy some time and line up his shot on the zombie that’s about to attack him. I’m not sure I really pulled it off. In my defense, that’s a pretty athletic move to try to pull off with a LEGO minifig with extremely limited articulation.
Discussion Question: Using Firearms Indoors
In the last two episodes, a character has fired a gun inside. Now this is an extremely common occurrence in popular fiction. However, in the real world this would cause a number of issues. First of all, guns are a hell of a lot louder than they seem in movies and television shows. Firing indoors, where the sound would just bounce around, would be a good way to blow out an ear drum, or at the very least have everyone hearing an annoying ring for the next day or so. And let’s not forget, bullets don’t simply stop when they hit a zombie; depending on the type of round, velocity, and what it hits, they’ll very likely just keep going, hitting whatever is behind that zombie.
The question is, what do you guys like to see? A more realistic portrayal of firearms, or a more TV/movie-centric focus on action? A little of column A, a little of column B?