Zombie Cliche Lookout: Breaking a Few Eggs
Life in the zombie apocalypse isn’t easy. Resources are scarce, making competition cutthroat, both figuratively and literally. Medical care is a total crap shoot. If you’re really lucky, you might have a doctor or veterinarian in your group, otherwise it’s a bunch of idiots doing their best based on what they remember from high school health class. Oh, and there are zombies all over the place, making daily life a constant danger. Sure, you may be able to hole up in a safe house for a while, but at some point you’ll need to go outside. Good luck with that.
Living in this sort of world is going to change how we perceive loss. It will just be a much more common and, eventually, normal part of life. Make no mistake, having friends and loved ones die will still be painful, but people will become much more used to the trauma.
With the above in mind, that zombie apocalypse doesn’t sound quite so fun as the video games make it seem.
About this Episode:
It’s kind of bugging me that Sam and Murphy have the same face right now. I wanted Sam to look more serious and confident, so this makes sense. Murphy is supposed to be hurt, but the other faces I tried out to show this just didn’t seem to work. Usually I’d go for the grey Darth Vader head, but I don’t want to imply that Murphy is dying/zombifying.
Discussion Question: Guilt Over Shannon?
Sam is clearly feeling a little less happy about the risk he took in acting as a diversion for the rest of the group now that he knows that it wasn’t 100% successful. There really wasn’t much he could have done that would have kept Shannon from her fate, but that logical part of your brain often makes no impact on your perception of things. In Sam’s shoes, would you feel guilty that not everyone made it to safety? Proud that most did? Or maybe somewhere in between?