Zombie Cliche Lookout: Putting Yourself Last
One of the first things you have to get used to as a parent is the idea that you no longer come first in your own life. That’s a really big adjustment for most people. In the past, you only needed to worry about yourself and possibly your significant other. Sure, you cared about other people in your life, but none were dependent on you in any meaningful way. That changes with a baby, and the funny thing is, the responsibility doesn’t change a whole lot as the child grows and becomes more independent. Now imagine needing that child to take care of you. That role reversal is tough for people to deal with.
And when you throw zombies into the mix, it gets even harder. You might need your child to take care of you, but you know that you’re putting them at risk the longer they stay. Prepare for the gut punch of parental guilt.
About this Episode:
You may have noticed that Tara’s dad hasn’t been given a name. In the scripts, he’s shown as “TARA’S DAD”. I did this for two reasons. First, I wanted to show the sort of anonymity people like Tara’s dad are subjected to in stories. They primarily exist for plot purposes rather than character in their own right. They’re another challenge for our heroes to overcome.
So this doesn’t really have anything to do with the comic or discussion for the day, but have you guys watched the Netflix series Stranger Things? If not, go watch it. I mean as soon as possible. Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars, just go watch Stranger Things. It’s so damn good.
Discussion Question: Unexpectedly Effective Survivors
Another great one today from BrickVoid, who says: I have a Discussion Question: Unexpected badass: Which type of person will be more likely to surprise everyone in a zombie apocalypse and come out on top of a heap of dead zombies that have been taken out mostly by their actions. Who do you think will make it through a zombie apocalypse, and why?