Mostly caryl and the walking dead stuff on this blog. Although I do have a penchant for many things from the Supernatural Fandom, Lord of the Rings, and various other movies/tv shows.
Also post a lot of liberal-leaning (particularly on social issues) stories, feminism posts, etc.
Entertainment Weekly, 9/5/14 issue, on Melissa McBride dancing to Norman Reedus beatboxing between takes (via carol-on)
You know, Melissa McBride not getting nominated for an Emmy still irks me, but really, almost every single person involved in the production of The Walking Dead saying, “You’re pretty much the greatest thing that has ever happened, ever,” …well. As a fan that means more to me than Melissa having yet another dust collector.
bye … Melissa KILL ME … SHE JUST KILL ME
Firstly, I don’t “blame” Beth for anything. I understand why she acted the way that she did. I get it. I just don’t think that the way she acted was mature. I mean, if you want to argue that risking your life for booze or burning down a perfectly good shelter is mature, knock yourself out. But I think that’s a losing battle.
It’s not meant as a slight against Beth that she is immature, it’s just the way it is. She is 18 years old. How many 18 year old people do you know that are very mature? It’s more realistic for Beth’s character to behave in a somewhat immature way because she is 18 and she has been very much sheltered throughout her life. This naiveness and innocence is actually a really beautiful thing about her character, in my opinion.
I have some additional thoughts about people who continue to argue that “Beth is not immature. Her actions were about grieving. It doesn’t make her immature.” I might remind them that Beth was not the only person who lost people. It’s not as though all people who are experiencing grief behave in an immature way. Case in point:
1) Rick was right there, probably ten feet away, when the Governor cut off Hershel’s head. He thinks that his infant daughter was devoured by walkers. You didn’t see him saying to Carl, “Hey let’s go risk our lives searching for booze and then burn down a house that we could use as a shelter.”
2) Michonne was right there next to Hershel when the Governor cut off his head. When she got out of the prison alone, she probably thought everyone was dead too. You didn’t see her thinking to herself, “I could really go for a drink right now. Maybe I’ll set this car I’m using as a shelter on fire.”
3) Tyreese found the charred body of his girlfriend, his sister became seriously ill and almost died, and then he lost his home at the prison and probably thought that his sister died at the prison. You didn’t see him saying to Mika and Lizzie, “You hold Judith. I’m going to get shit-faced. Heyyyy, is that a house?? *drunken laughter* Let’s burn it down!”
You have a point that Daryl was complicit in the search for booze and burning down the shack. That’s true. It was entirely her idea, however. My take on “Still” was that when the search for the booze first started, he was really annoyed with Beth and thought it was stupid and reckless (as EK herself said that part of the rationale behind getting the drink “was a teenage, rebellious, ‘live your life to the fullest’ kind of thing”). I think he went along with it because she was the only other person left alive with him and he didn’t want to just let her go off on her own and possibly get killed.
As to burning down the shack with Beth, I wish he had put his foot down and said, “No, we’re not doing that. Let’s at least wait until tomorrow morning, if we’re going to burn it down.” Unfortunately, Daryl does have this tendency to be a “follower,” which had a lot of potential for disaster in this case. I wish he had acted more like a responsible adult. Maybe if he had been a little more careful (not just willy nilly opening a door assuming that it was a dog and not a herd of walkers), Beth and Daryl wouldn’t have gotten separated and she wouldn’t have been kidnapped.
Um if I just lost my “home” again and saw my father be murdered right in front of me I would need a damn drink too.
ok. People respond to grief in different ways. Like I said in my post, I get it. It still doesn’t mean it’s a mature choice of action to risk your life for booze.
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