Zombie Cliche Lookout: Pulling it Out
Today’s cliche has nothing to do with zombie fiction. Rather, it is simply a truism from life. It can be hard for us to admit unpleasant things, and infinitely more so when we are directly responsible for those bad things. This difficulty is, naturally, twofold. First, simply voicing a terrible truth helps to solidify it for us. We can no longer deny it and must admit that it is true. Secondly, taking personal responsibility for any failing is difficult, but the scales tip sharply as the consequences of our actions become more severe..
Many people will claim that the younger generations are particularly bad about this, but I don’t think that’s true at all. Perhaps self-honesty is part of the maturation process, or perhaps people don’t realize how frequently they self-delude. Regardless, I think taking responsibility for mistakes remains difficult regardless of when you were born.
About this Episode:
I really enjoy mixing up the time of day in the strips, and having a lot of the episodes take place at night (or at least in the dark somehow). That said, it does take a bit of the detail out of the photography. I could probably get around this by doing actual low-light photography, rather than just faking it in Photoshop. That’s still a work in progress, as I haven’t been able to get anything that looks good consistently.
Discussion Question: What’s Barb to Do?
One again, step into Barb’s shoes. Clark has just told her some rough news, and it looks like he’s cracking up a bit from the pressure. What do you do next? Do you take his word for it and move on? Head back to the house and hope to find someone still alive? Maybe go back to at least put them out of their misery? How are you going to deal with Clark?