Zombie Cliche Lookout: Possibilities
People don’t like uncertainty, and I’m confident that will hold doubly true during the zombie apocalypse. Uncertainty makes us nervous, and rightfully so. There are so many different ways for things to go sour, and generally only a few ways they can go well. It reminds me a bit of a quote from an old football coach: “When you three the ball, one of three things can happen, and two of them are bad.” I think many of us are wired to notice the negatives, even the possibility of a negative, far more than we notice the positives. It seems like things can more easily go bad, even if that’s not strictly the truth.
Of course, I’m drawing these conclusions from my very safe, very comfortable life where, I must admit, I don’t spend every day struggling for survival. I’m risk averse now, I wonder if that would change at all should the relative danger of day-to-day life increase dramatically. Who knows, maybe I’d turn into a danger junky.
About this Episode:
I had a lot of fun shooting this episode. I was going for something out of Law and Order, with two cops reviewing the evidence and discussing what to do next in the case. In this case, Barb is playing the senior detective, who has a lot more experience and confidence. I think it came out pretty well.
Also, I’m still going to be slow (or entirely absent) on the comments. Apologies, and please carry on without me.
Discussion Question: Risk Positive People
Okay, so that write-up above is drawing on a hell of a lot of generalities. Clearly, not everyone is as risk-averse as I am, and that’s a damn good thing. We need risk takers, and we continue to need them in zombie fiction. Bearing that in mind, what are some ways taking a few big risks can yield big rewards when it comes to zombie survival?