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7x10: General Analysis

Good Morning and Happy Monday! What did everyone think of last night’s episode? I liked it a lot. I’ll admit that, as an episode, I liked it less than 7x09, which surprised me because I thought I’d like it more. But in terms of what it means moving forward, I’m super excited. Let me start by saying that there is a gazillion (totally a number) callbacks to S4 in this episode. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

We begin with the Kingdom meeting the Saviors for a pickup. A walker shows up and Diane kills it. 

This sequence is suspicious to me. I’m not entirely sure what it means yet, but I’m side-eying it. I’ve already talked about (I think) how the Greek goddess Diana would be an apt template for Beth, especially where owls are concerned. And in this scene, she refers to her sister several times. I will also say that in some ways, the goddess Diana equates better with Maggie than Beth, because she is the patron of pregnant women. But again, there’s that sister reference, and Diane in the show has a bow. I also noticed that she spoke of her sister and Richard said, “Don’t think about it.” Then the Saviors arrived. Then, as soon as they left, Diane returned to her sister again. 

Just kind of bizarre, but I’m sure it’s purposeful. Will have to think about it some more. Oh, I also googled to try and find out if the Greek goddess Diana has a sister. She doesn’t. She has a twin brother, but that’s a theme we’ve seen before too. Twin bridges. Plus, Denise had a twin brother, so it’s obviously all connected.

Next, this isn’t specific to this episode, but I think I’ve had ten people ask me in the last week if I’d noticed the blue feather in Ezekiel’s hair and what it meant. 

I still think blue is the color of imprisonment (Beth wore blue scrubs constantly at Grady). So I’d say it’s a symbol that Ezekiel is imprisoned to the Saviors through his deal. It will be interesting to see if the feather changes color or disappears once that’s no longer the case.

The leader of this Savior group foreshadowed his own death. He threatened Ezekiel and specifically Richard: “This has got to stop. Things might need to get a little visceral.” But I think he’s the one that will die.

And Morgan lost his stick, just like Daryl lost his bow, and Rick lost is gun before. Definite theme going on there as well.

Then we move on to Daryl and Morgan. Their scenes together are gold. The air crackles with angst and emotion when they glare at one another. Loving it! I thought it was interesting that when Morgan said Carol had left specifically because she didn’t want to kill anyone, Daryl gives this little disbelieving laugh. 

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I’m Gonna Stick With You

If anyone had told my 14 year old self that I’d be using Pussycat Dolls lyrics to title SVU fanfiction, I probably would have been speechless. And yet, here we are.

You heard a sigh as your boyfriend tossed another tissue at the trash can and missed. After putting the last of the ingredients in the green chili, you walked back into the living room and saw him sprawled out on the couch, case files splayed across the coffee table, and used tissues circling the temporarily relocated garbage can.

“How’re you doing?” you asked with a knowing smirk. He had tried to convince you he could go to work, only relenting when he stood up and complained of feeling lightheaded, nearly passing out.

“Life sucks, the world sucks, everything sucks” he replied, the stuffy nose still apparent in his voice. Surely, he must be feeling somewhat decent since he was giving you one liners.

“You have a cold, you’re not dying” you answer with the same deadpan snark he gave everyone else.

“I’m not so sure about that” he said facetiously.

“Seriously, grow up” you retort. “You act like I haven’t been taking care of you, making sure to get the best cold medicine, your favorite orange juice, and the lotion infused tissues. Not to mention the fact that there is currently a pot of green chili simmering on the stove that is guaranteed to clear your sinuses. Now, I believe it’s time for your next dose of cough syrup, which you will take without complaining.”

You see him swallow and nod, like a small child getting a reprimand.

“And then, you are going to march yourself to bed and take a nap until the chili is done. And don’t even try to tell me that you have work to do, because you and I both know that you can’t actually make sense of the words on the page.”

“Yes ma’am,” he guiltily replied, taking his medicine and shuffling off to bed.

Within moments, you hear chainsaw-like snores coming from the bedroom. You decide to take this opportunity to clean up, organizing his folders, throwing away the tissues, and wiping everything down with disinfecting wipes.

After a few hours, the smell of the simmering chili is too delightful to ignore. Rafael wonders into the kitchen as you ladle the stew-like substance, eagerly sitting down to eat his helping.

“Feeling better?” you ask.

“Much, thanks to you” he said, leaning over to give you a kiss.

“Uh-uh. Nope. Not until you’re no longer contagious” you reply, pushing him away. “Now eat your chili and start clearing your sinuses out.”

You eat in silence for a few minutes, with Rafael doing some exaggerated pouting.

“You know I’m doing this because I love you, right?” you finally ask, breaking the silence.

“Yes, but I want to let you know that I appreciate your efforts” he countered, with complete sincerity in his eyes. That’s when you knew you couldn’t resist him. One kiss couldn’t hurt, right?

“Fine,” you say, slightly exasperated. “But you had better take care of me if I catch whatever unholy bug you have.”

“Deal,” he replies, and gives you a gentle kiss.

And he holds up his end of the bargain, making sure you stay home from work, making you soup, and never once objecting to the multitude of swear words and name calling you launched his way. Sure, he was a bit dramatic sometimes. And maybe you were a bit bossy sometimes. But at the end of the day, you knew that the two of you would always take care of each other.

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“I wanna hear you! I want everyone here to yell as loud as they can, because I want fucking Donald Trump to hear everyone in Polska, everyone in Europe, everyone in Africa, everyone everywhere to tell this motherfucker to fuck off!
I WILL NOT OBEY ANYTHING THAT THAT MAN SAYS! I believe in equality! I don’t believe in fucking racism, I don’t believe in fucking sexism, I DON’T BELIEVE IN FUCKING ALL THE BULLSHIT THAT HIS CAMPAIGN FUCKING REPRESENTS! FUCK THAT MOTHERFUCKER! NOT MY PRESIDENT! NOT MY PRESIDENT! NOT MY PRESIDENT!”

(21st January 2017)

(I was going to gif this but fuck that, you need the full experience, you need to hear and see him say it.)

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Billie brought a disabled girl (Rachel) on stage to play guitar tonight, and it’s just the most precious thing

look at them😭😭😭

ok but at their show in turin last night billie’s mic stopped working so he had to use mike’s but it was TOO TALL for him so he had to stand on his tippy toes while singing and then he went back to his mic and said “mike, you’re so tall” IDK IT WAS SO CUTE