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Sydney, you’ve been with the show since you were 9 years old. You are now 11. It’s a show that deals with very adult themes - frankly, candidly - and I think that’s… it’s strength. How did you discuss the show - you know, as a 9 year old talking to your mom or to your director - about what’s going on in the show and how you dealt with that?

She showed him her way and he fell in love with it. Not necessarily her—although it seems to Maggie that he did as well—but the idea she presented to him. He fell in love with the way she saw the world. And the way she saw him. Like he could do anything. Be anything. He saw what she saw when she looked at him and wanted to be that person, so he tried to do it.
—  Daryl’s feelings for Beth foretold through Maggie’s perspective // Where Are You?

ok no hate or anything, I’m just really genuinely curious and I’m hoping someone can give me a comprehensive explanation. I started watching TWD a couple of weeks ago (I’m finished) and I was aware of TD even before then but obviously didn’t understand the background of it or whatever. I’ve been around the tags and seen some disjointed hopes and theories and “maybes” and interpretations and all that, but I’d love it if someone could give me a good explanation for this, specifically the following questions (all of which I’m basing off the theories I’ve seen floating around):

one

the assumption is that Beth survived the headshot, being carried around, and Maggie crying over her presumably dead body at least for a little while because they were at a hospital with like….. one doctor who I don’t think was a neurosurgeon (but I don’t remember). my question is: even if we assume that’s true, why would Maggie and Daryl (or anyone really) leave her behind? do we assume they don’t realise she’s alive? because they were offered an opportunity to stay at the hospital after killing the leader, so if Beth was alive and receiving treatment, they had no reason to leave or never come back for her.

two

if we assume they didn’t realise she’s alive and thought her to be dead (which makes sense), how do we think she survived? are we assuming they just left her body lying around near the hospital? (or, I’m sorry, stuffed in a TRUNK? which I’ve also seen a theory of, which makes me a little ?? because would Maggie really do that to her sister? why? would Daryl?) do we think they carried her out of the hospital only to get her back inside to the people they most definitely can’t feel very generous towards and entrusted them with her ‘dead’ body to take care of? what do you think happened to the body? how did she survive?

three

I’ve seen some people heavily imply or outright state that TF doesn’t act like Beth is dead but ‘gone’, implying that they know she’s ‘alive’. So my question is: why would they never try to get her back? or even talk about the possibility of finding her again? it’s a huge theme throughout the show that they never give up on each other and always try to find back to each other again, and if they can’t or don’t think they can, they at least talk about that. why would they never mention Beth and the unlikelyhood of ever seeing her again when they do it in every other case? Maggie and Daryl are clearly reeling from the loss, and they have a talk about that, but none of it implies she’s still alive out there, and I can’t really see Maggie just abandoning her sister, especially not considering how we see her determination to reconnect with Glenn when they lost each other. are we assuming Maggie is the kind of person who’d leave her sister behind knowing she’s alive?

again, I’m not looking for a fight, so please no passive-aggressive attacks from EITHER side (pro and anti Beth). I’m really genuinely curious and while I’ve seen several “these are the hints she’s alive” posts flying around, I’ve never actually found good answers to these questions, so I’m hoping someone can clear this whole “Beth’s alive” theory up for me. it’s kinda driving me crazy at this point. thanks!

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Is it possible that Rick from Rick and Morty is NOT a genius? We got an interesting theory on this week’s Cartoon Conspiracy hosted by Justin, from Stuff With Scout Fly! http://frdr.us/2mzeret

Bullet (a Walking Dead ficlet, Richonne, undertones of LoRick).

This one’s a little weird, you guys.  I’m not particularly fond of it, but I’m trying to get the words flowing again, and this is what came to mind when I read this prompt. 

My brain goes strange places sometimes, hahaha. 

Anyway.  Weird or not, I hope you enjoy it.  It’s not my best stuff, but hopefully, it’s a jumping off point to getting back in the swing of things. 

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