Reblog if you’re part of those little, overlooked fandoms.
The tiny fantasy series fandoms.
The not-well-known game fandoms.
The cheesy box office failure fandoms.
The obscure book that got forgotten because of betsellers fandoms.
The fandoms people forget.
You are there.
And don’t ever, EVER let anyone tell you your fandom isn’t valid.
It doesn’t matter if the thing has 10 fans or 10,000.
We are here, and we are just as obsessed and feels-ridden as the biggest fandoms.
The most romantic ‘fight to the death’ scenario scene that’s ever been filmed... ever.
“The air is getting thinner.” “There’s one way to double how long it lasts.” - “Kill me.” “Has the lack of air driven you mad?” “It could give Richard the time he needs to find us and when he does you can give me the Breath of Life .” “As tempting as the offer to kill you may be, Richard would never forgive me if I let you die.” “But I’d only be dead for a short time. And then you could bring me back.” “It’s too big a risk. We don’t know how long it’s gonna take Richard to find us… but there is another way.. I’ll die instead.” “I can’t bring you back.” “But you can live.” “Cara! No. If you die your death would be final.” “Better one of us than both of us.”
And I’d like to mention that during this conversation these were the kind of faces they made at each other:
(and then the following scene)
I mean how do you top ‘we’re stuck in a tomb and the air is running out so I’m gonna kill myself so you have more time. what do you mean you will physically and brutally fight me with all you have, to stop me and get to that dagger first yourself, so that you can drive it through your own chest? I will not allow this.’.
And then both dropping to the ground from lack of oxygen because they used up all the air fighting while trying to stop each other from dying. Oh, the irony.
(That’s the correct use of ‘irony’, I’m pretty sure?)
Cue the most touching hand-holding scene (also ever):
Seriously their scenes in this episode always make me dizzy with a sort of blissful agony.
And the thing is… Kahlan’s plan even kind of makes sense. I mean she’s a crazy martyr who obviously thought of this largely because she cares abut Cara, but the plan actually has logical merit. They need more time, one person breathing takes up less air and Cara can bring her back. So yes, it makes sense.
Except that by now Kahlan dying is out of the question and killing Kahlan is unimaginable. I mean there’s a scene that basically amounted to the same thing at the end of the season, when Cara couldn’t shoot Kahlan even to save her, because she was too afraid that she’d be unable to bring her back.
And there’s one more thing that makes Cara’s plan to kill herself a huge deal.
Cara joined their little ‘world saving’ group for one reason and one reason only… to protect Lord Rahl. She’s been raised since childhood to carry out that one cause. And to do that she needs to remain alive. She can talk as much as she wants about how saving Kahlan would have been what Richard would want, but she’s shown previously that she can disregard Richard’s wishes when she thinks that what he actually needs is something else.
And Richard Rahl being happy is always secondary to Richard Rahl being alive.
Which brings to question why being there alive to protect Richard is secondary to Kahlan’s life?