Now the heroes, even Ben, are really blind. Even the townsfolk have noticed those zombies…
Zombies? What zombies? That’s how all shoppers look like to me. 😉
Just how much attention do you pay to random people on the street? Cole and Ben are on a date, so it’s understandable for them to not be giving their surroundings as much attention as they perhaps should. Add to this everyday things such as short-term memory limitations and lack of giving a damn….
So oblivious yes, but not unreasonably so. They’re just distracted.
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Actually, to make a point I didn’t notice the zombies on either page they were on until I saw them mentioned in the comments. If I didn’t see them, I don’t think it too unreasonable for them to not have seen the zombies either.
Well, sure. They look and act weird, probably smell worse, but aren’t really DOING anything to call attention to themselves. At best, they merit the attention of that T-Shirt you’re trying to read.
Sure, a blue decrepit face does not attract attention… I have trouble with that concept, sorry guys. :p
Eh, I’ll try phrasing it differently.
You’re walking down the street and see someone in full-on fetishwear, wearing barely enough to go out in public. You stop and stare for maybe three seconds before deciding that you don’t actually care and continue on with your day.
It’s exactly the same concept here: the zombie isn’t doing anything that actually affects anybody, therefore nobody cares enough to disrupt their day because of it.
Sorry to disapoint you but that’s not exactly how i’d react. I’d try to understand what’s going on. In the case of your example, i’d understand it’s either a wierd fetish or a joke on the guy or whatever and as such i would not stick my focus on him, but in the case of the zombies, we’re dealing with something with unnatural flesh.
Even in a modern world where cosplay is a thing, a real zombie would still stand out in the middle of a croud of zombie-looking cosplayers, even well done ones, just because it’s the real thing. In the Stoneverse where stonecraft equals magic, i doubt anyone has ever heard of a zombiestone or necrostone, since that thing was sealed earlier, so zombies would stand out even more as nobody would react to it as “meh, it’s just stonecraft” (like it was done in an earlier joke 😉 )
You have to keep in mind: Human psychology does NOT change. Post-apocalyptic racist future or no, we as a species rarely care about anything unless it actually affects ourselves personally in some way.
Obviously scientists, leaders, etc. would react differently, but Joe Average who’s on his way to buy milk and bread? Very unlikely to actually care.
Heck, even bullying-slash-racism affects ourselves directly: reaffirming one’s own ego by preying on the misfortune of others. As the zombies don’t seem to be reacting to anything, even bullies would have no reason to interact with them: there’s easier prey to be found.
…actually, as per my understanding, NOBODY knows many (if any) Overstones by name, much less what they’re capable of.
Add to that the finite number of Overstones and the fact that prior to the whole Banestone mess it was very rare for any individual to possess more than one at a time, it’s entirely likely that most people have gone their entire lives without ever witnessing a single one personally.
Classic example of hiding in plain sight. Or, in this case, hiding in the foreground. 😛 Great art!
The discussion gets so deeply, uh, philosophical (or just bs:) for an entertaining web-comic. Consider for a moment though that Cole is half-deer; she is literally the offspring of human and a food-animal. If we’re going by “what normal people in modern circumstances” would do, they should be giving Cole far more attention than any zombies. Apparently, they’ve got somewhat used to it (Remember the medieval people had no trouble writing long treatises on the unicorns everybody was seeing and hunting, and I’ll not even mention this God fellow everybody’s talking with). However, people ARE taking notice of the zombies, but what are they gonna do? Post a picture on Twitter and activate Facebook Safety Check? Cole and Ben, obviously, have eyes only for each other.
Will that new Ben finally be curageous enough to kiss or at least actively flirt with Cole? One can only hope.
Ben – run. Run now. Run fast. Run far away. Oh…watch out for the zombies too. Nothing good can come from Makeover Time with Cole!
I’m puzzled, these zombies don’t appear to be on the hunt?
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