Every scene is made for a reason, and every scene is included for a reason. Like Denise Huth said on Talking Dead, they film swaths of footage, and there’s so much that doesn’t make the cut, and we don’t see onscreen.
But Daryl and Carol’s little interaction on the porch was included. Which means it’s important.
Daryl is pretty shocked when he looks at Carol, expecting to see her like this.
And instead he sees her in her new uniform. (And his expression is pretty priceless.)
Now, Daryl was really the only one we saw comment/react at all to Carol’s wardrobe change. Daryl, who is covered in layers of dirt and pretty much wears the same clothes everyday (and does not give a shit about clothes). He never comments on people’s clothes. Ever. Because normally, he doesn’t care. But with Carol, he notices. He stares at her, practically in disbelief. I think it’s safe to say that Daryl Dixon has been paying pretty close attention to Carol and her clothes (and liking them). Yep, he’s looking. And his reaction was the one that mattered.
Carol stated once that her husband never let her wear nice things, so she probably dressed like this a lot.
But Daryl tells her she looks ridiculous in that outfit. He likes when she wears nice things. When he says that she looks ridiculous in that outfit - the way she used to dress, the way Ed made her dress - he’s being the exact opposite of Ed.
Kenzie:I mean, look. “I Really Like You” is a fucking perfect pop song, in my opinion. This is glittery swooning pale pink pop at its finest and most addictive, like consuming whole swaths of cotton candy and sucking on your fingertips to get every last remnant of sugar. Swooping butterflies in your stomach, it’s way too soon I know…
The land of 10,000 lakes, any of which could be hiding anything (a body? something more?), the whole state is frozen over for more than half of the year, and if you go missing during the freeze, you might not be found for months.
all roads leading north head to the forests. the trees start closing in on the horizon, lines of pines becoming wilder and thicker until the trees are pressing on the road around the unkempt pavement. at the far northern border, the endless swathes of forest spread out into the boundary waters and canada. countless campers have gone missing in these woods. some of them wander off the paths and into the neverending birches and pines.
10,000 lakes in the state, and not all of them are for swimmers. the stagnant waters are deeper than you think, the rocky lakebed disappearing under your feet as you swim out just a little farther until you feel the slimy grip of lakeweed wrapping around your feet and tugging you down into the water.
wendigoes, demonic creatures that stalk the woods, old as the settlers that once came around these parts. in the long, neverending winters, some resorted to cannibalism, their bodies stretching and twisting to accommodate their monstrosity, stalking the woods.
paul bunyan land located in northern minnesota. you are greeted by a smiling giant statue of paul bunyan who knows your name. once you get inside the gate, the small, decaying rides wheeling about under the cloudy sky hardly distract from the vacant stares of the staff, and the ways the path wants to lead you out to the corn fields.
blizzards are all too common in minnesota, leaving entire families snowed in for days. even with electricity, it can be difficult to keep warm, and sometimes the doors get frozen shut. if you’re unlucky enough to be caught out in a blizzard, you can be facing a complete white-out while you drive home. no matter how much you use your windshield wipers or how slow you drive, the road in front of you is completely invisible, and driving into the ditch is far too easy. sometimes you might even think you catch glimpses of other cars on the sides of the road, buried in snow.
duluth on the northern coast next to lake superior, one of the biggest freshwater lakes in the world. huge supply ships come through the harbor, and the storms at sea are brutal, leaving many at the bottom of the deep lake. if you decide to go out on superior in a small boat, all too quickly you can lose sight of the shore, and storms bearing down on shore are all too eager to capsize your ship.
as for duluth, the entire city is an old city of industry, shut-down plants lining the shore and hilly houses descending up into the far-off hills. the glensheen mansion, infamous murder house, resides in the city, as well as countless haunted places.
anoka, minnesota, the halloween capital of the world. in long, dark nights in october, you’ll find yourself surrounded by skeletons and party directions, the bright party lights barely drowning out the darkness coming in from the edge of town.
the wabasha street caves in st. paul used to be a speakeasy during prohibition, and are known to be haunted. some areas are used, but the caves stretch off into the rock and get colder and darker the farther in you go.
tiny towns dotted all along the road north, each one smaller and more decayed than the next. some only sport a population in the double digits, and broken-down houses and empty gas stations line the path. sometimes, residents will come out to watch you drive by, but most of the time, these towns could almost be ghost towns as you drive past on your way to somewhere far away.
the infamous minnesota goodbye, standing with your extended family at the threshold of night outside, saying goodbye over and over and accepting offers of leftovers and checking coats and hats and gloves to postpone driving off into the dark alone.
Okk so idk what happened but I guess I missed the whole OQ/CS ships being misogynistic??? How are they misogynistic??? I just feel really stupid and out of the loop for not knowing what's going on
well, if it makes you feel any better, they’re misogynistic in the way that huge swaths of contemporary media are casually misogynistic.
the longest-standing issue with CS and Hook generally is the way the narrative arc is a greatest hits of rape culture: Hook being pushy and insisting on his sexual desire, Emma shutting him down and looking uncomfortable, Hook treating Emma like an object that he had a right to possess, the sexualization of the violence Hook commits on women, and finally Emma’s “no”-s turning into “yes.”
a secondary issue that crops up starting (i think) in 322 is Hook trying to belittle Emma’s capabilities and insist that she needs him to save her. that’s fairly standard abusive relationship behavior, along with his stalker-y ness before.
the problem with OQ starting in 4A is similar—Hood chooses between “his” two women, whose job it is to wait around to be chosen or not. Regina mopes around like her life is over because her boyfriend broke up with her, reducing her whole storyline to that relationship and denying her independent existence. Then, after he changes his mind Regina tries to do the right thing and not get involved again, but he doesn’t take that “no” for an answer and keeps coming around, including a forcible kiss.
ultimately, both narratives use sexist tropes that identify women as existing first and foremost in relation to men. they’re distressingly common narratives, of course, but rooted in seeing women as lesser nevertheless.
Germany’s submarine blockade, barely a week old, had already sent thousands of tons of shipping to the bottom of the sea in a swath of the sea surrounded England. Merchant ships, unsuspecting and unprotected, made easy targets for Germany’s killer subs. But they were not entirely defenseless, as Captain Charles Fryatt showed when attacked by a U-Boat on March the 3rd, 1915.
Fryatt worked for the Great Eastern Railway Company and had a long life of experience in the merchant marine. When he spotted a German submersible emerge out of the water to sink his ship, the SS Wrexham, his know-how allowed him to escape. Fryatt sailed away at full steam, the U-Boat giving chase like a predatory animal. The chase lasted 74 km but in the end the Wrexham escaped, though its funnels were burnt out from going so fast for so long. Fryatt was awarded a golden watch by the company.
Fryatt’s escape was not his last experience on the wrong side of a U-Boat. Later the same month he attempted to ram a U-Boat that surfaced to sink him, though in June the Germans finally managed to sink his ship. Frayatt was captured near Bruges and charged with sinking German submarines. To the horror of the British public, the civilian captain was found guilty as a franc-tireur and executed.
“In many ways, denominations are seeing the existence of the gifts of the Spirit on LGBT preachers and pastors, as well as the existence of love and accountability in same-gender relationships. Stories of men together for decades waiting to get married. Stories of LGBT clergy who have served the Church faithfully for decades. The evidence is there and it is overwhelming. So at what point do we see that deniers of LGBT inclusion are in fact betraying the future church of reaching entire swaths of humanity–and indeed, the losses have already begun?”
It doesn’t die, it doesn’t give up, it doesn’t stop… It follows.
After a sexual encounter with an older boy, 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe) finds that she is stalked by something that only she can see, that can shape-shift to look like anyone and that does not stop. ‘It’ is a sexually transmitted ‘curse’ and if ‘it’ catches up to you, you die in a pretty horrible way.
The plot may sound as little silly or hokey but this is actually one of the most immensely satisfying horror films that I have ever sat through.
I consider myself somewhat of an aficionado or connoisseur of horror and I can safely say that It Follows is fantastically unique and original in its concept whilst also adding huge swathes of nostalgia and homage to the classics of the genre, through its 80s inspired stylisation, cinematography and synth-heavy score.
One of the really great things about the film is that it doesn’t rely on gore or special effects and in fact the scares are actually rather minimalist, with most of the tension and atmosphere coming from ‘it’ in the distance, background or in the corner of the screen. The sense of unease, dread and paranoia is perfectly and masterfully brought to the fore by writer and director David Robert Mitchell.
As lead character Jay, Maika Monroe proves herself to be an actor to watch and certainly one with a penchant for 80s inspired genre films after this and her turn in last year’s terrific The Guest, to which It Follows bares great resemblance stylistically.
Unlike most American horror films where groups of cliche, stock, attractive teens are essentially cannon fodder, It Follows features a small group of realistic (to a certain extent), believable, likeable and most importantly relatable young characters. This helps no end to draw the audience into the story, ramp up the tension and concern and make the film genuinely, nail-bitingly engaging.
While the concept, style and characters of It Follows are all top-notch, it is the soundtrack/score that truly stands out and makes the film the success that it is. The film owes a great deal to the early works of John Carpenter. Not least the score which may be the best in the genre since Carpenter’s own Halloween. Perfectly encapsulating the prickling tension and growing unease.
I absolutely loved the fact that the film provides no explanation and no resolution. It simply is. I can understand that this may annoy some people but I feel that it only adds to the films otherworldly, supernatural brilliance.
It Follows is almost a perfect horror film that delivers in every respect and certainly a modern cult classic. You will be looking over your shoulder for days afterwards.
Although she was not born of a union between Thoratun and Aelorelle, Thorelle Aurora Dawnsworn bore a striking resemblance to her natural born Dawnsworn siblings. With her striking eyes of sea glass blue and unmarred pale complexion, she had a ghastly beauty about her when she blossomed into maturity. Even as a child, she dreamt of grandeur and lavish things, favoring the decadent over simplicity. Her aspirations for an opulent lifestyle carried well into adulthood, attending galas swathed in her mother’s own Thalassian silks and donning circlets of carven gold. While appearance alone lured suitors aplenty, it was her dancing that truly delighted. Having watched her Aunt, the illustrious Baroness of Celaestia’Aranal dance countless times, Thorelle took it upon herself to learn the dazzling art. But with a charm that came naturally to the Dawnsworn heiress, the Baroness herself can be quoted as saying, “she not only dances, but performs.”
Thorelle finally came to love a druid woman who believed that she was more beautiful with flower wreathes adorning her hair. Due to her station, Thorelle was saved from ever setting foot onto a battlefield, but her lover was not so lucky. When she received word of her beloved’s demise, the Duchess wore only crowns woven from flower stems and lilies. Poisoned by a man whose affections she had rejected countless times, the Dawnsworn Covenant honored their progenitor’s daughter by laying her to rest in a coffin filled with white carnations: the flower of remembrance.