Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Danger of Hesitating
Under normal circumstances, taking some time to make a decision is often smart. It forces you to take a step back from the stress and emotion of the moments and look at things from a more logical, strategic perspective. Making a knee-jerk decision without considering all the variables usually results in a poor decision being made. All that changes in a zombie survival situation. More accurately, it often changes in emergencies in general, regardless of how many zombies, if any, are involved.
Indeed, in an emergency, time becomes one of, if not the most important factors. Sure, you could probably make a better decision if you had the chance to carefully consider everything, but you simply do not have that chance. You either act, or you fail to act. If you choose the latter, odds are something bad is going to happen. You cannot afford the time it takes to find the best solution; you must simply find and act upon a solution as quickly as possible.
About this Episode:
That last panel is a little darker than the other three, which is something I didn’t notice until I looked at the comic on a different monitor. I wish I could say that was intentional. That it was supposed to symbolize the darkness and dread the Vicky is experiencing as a character. It’s not though. I just screwed up.
Discussion Question: Snap Decisions
I know we’ve got people here from all sorts of backgrounds with a variety of interesting careers. I’m curious how many of you have to make quick, shoot-from-the-hip decisions on a regular basis, and how you go about doing it. In my work, I usually have the opportunity to take my time and consider everything before deciding, so I think quick decision making would be a challenge for me.