It’s not one of those relationships where you throw each other up against a tree in the moonlight. It has to play all the awkward moments and really mean something. When Daryl and Carol happens, it’s going to be great.—Norman Reedus


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Reblogging today in lieu of a certain promo shot that was released yesterday.

I’m not sayin’. But I’m just sayin’.

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"We wanted to leave that conversation as if Daryl’s going, let me process this for a second, so that he understands but he’s not done talking about it. So we left if like that, because there’s no way at the end of that scene, Daryl is happy with that decision, but it’s something we’re not done talking about yet. Then we get attacked, and we never get a chance to finish the conversation. We worked on that scene a lot to make it a much better scene so that the conversation is open-ended, and we’re not done talking about it- Daryl is not happy about that at all”- Norman Reedus




Every Carol and CARYL fan remembers this key moment in Season 2’s Chupacabra after Daryl gets hurt and is then accidentally shot during his self-initiated search for Sophia, which of course prompts Carol to reach out to him and attempt to express her personal gratitude for his…

*Claps enthusiastically*  ALL OF THIS ^^^

Once again Sanja beautiful.. amazing.. love it, glad I stayed up to read it because it was so worth it. 

The outdoor cat being let again… *massive feels* :D


That’s actually been an argument for why Caryl is ‘delusional,’ because it wasn’t insta-love or insta-sex. I think that is a question more young women should be asking themselves, ‘Why is more of the same a selling point? Why do I develop my concept of romance around a female character that meets Western standards of traditional feminine beauty? Why do I expect romances where the female character increases the male character’s worth by requiring his protection in exchange for her love? Why do I find it romantic when the entire purpose of the female character in a relationship is to act as a source of “purity” or “light” that fixes the damaged male character and heals his man-pain?’

I have no problem with Beth as a character, and she certainly has developed her own strengths. From that scared 16 year old girl that attempted suicide because she could not cope, she has become someone with a remarkable degree of emotional fortitude. Nevertheless, there is just too much about this pairing that calls to patriarchal ideas of romance that have been perpetuated for far too long. It is no coincidence to me that much of the Bethyl ship draws parallels with Daryl/OC fanfiction where a vulnerable female character is rescued by Daryl and proceeds to bring down his “walls” with her love. This is the fantasy we have taught young women to accept. Men take care of women and we love them for it.

rapturednight (23/Aug/2014)

I excerpted this commentary from a longer discussion (that can be read in full by clicking on the date link above). I think it articulates in a succint way something that I have been seeing voiced repeatedly over the past 10 months, and I agree. A sharp little piece of analysis.

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In reference to the post linked above, shecantevenwalkyet​ had some insightful comments that I believe need a wider view, so I’m sharing them with her permission as this separate post. (Minor edits for readability as an independent post.)

This particularly ugly comment [re: hope that Beth would be raped] was posted by one of “entertainment’s” most prolific “professional” trolls.  And it worked, the entire comments section became this person’s playground. Sadly, there are many more waiting victims.  And many more “alistaircrane”s…

Anyone who really thinks this person is even a shipper at all… well, I have bridge to sell you.  Seriously, google alistaircrane + troll. It’s not the first time this person has brought up rape either. (Scary.) This person was once hanging out on a different EW page I came across and someone called them out on a couple other suspected handles they use on EW… they’ve been around for YEARS.  TVLine is another favorite of theirs… most anything that uses Discus.

HERE is an interview with another troll, this one frequented Yahoo and got outed. Slightly different MO, but one tip of the iceberg and quite eye opening to many who don’t understand people really do this. It is extremely prevalent in online communities, especially popular ones… and TWD fits that bill. Tumblr especially being a goldmine of thrills for this type of person…

Shippers of ALL ships… don’t be a victim. They want nothing more than a reaction. Just go enjoy your pairing… there is no ship war without trolls. ;)



If a female character kicks ass, she’s overpowered. If a female character can’t defend herself, she’s unnecessary. If a female character acts nice, she’s boring. If a female character acts mean, she’s a bitch. If a female character shows no emotion, she’s heartless. If a female character shows emotion, she’s weak. What can a female character do without being criticized mercilessly?