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November 21, 2012 – the release of the final episode of Season One of Telltale Games The Walking Dead.

“Telltale’s The Walking Dead is one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time and […] a huge part of that success is due to the immense talent and hard work of Dave Fennoy and Melissa Hutchison who played Lee and Clementine. They worked together to create one of the most endearing and enduring relationships in video game history.” - Performance Matters

Fun fact: Dave Fennoy and Melissa Hutchison NEVER recorded a scene together as Lee and Clementine and only met for the first time randomly around the time Season 1, Episode 3 was being developed.

it doesn’t matter if you ship gabentine or clemgabe or whatever you call it, it doesn’t even matter if clem liked gabe romantically, but you seriously have to acknowledge how badly clem was affected by gabe’s death. for the first time since duck, which was how many years ago, she finally meets someone her age. and he’s willing to talk to her andhe even teaches her how to play cards. clementine has a real friend, someone in her age group. and she watches him die, like she does everybody else.

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Just watched Telltale’s update on future games AND OH MY GOD THE FEELS™

Look at Melissa Hutchison, she’s like nearly has tears in her eyes. TWDG Season 4 in 2018, playing as Clementine.

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Clementine gingerly played a few notes, and then a few chords, and some scales. She was definitely out of practice, but despite that she still couldn’t help but smile at the harmonious sounds she created. It had been so long.

“What’s all this?” Peter’s voice broke her trance.

“Oh, ah, homework from Dr. Ritter… she told me to focus more on doing things that make me happy…,” she said slowly.

I love the scene in ep 4 where Clementine asks Javi about periods. (I wish she had a woman, say, Christa, to talk to about it but I guess we take what we get.)

It shows that.. despite being so strong and independent and apparently completely different from the little girl we had to look after five years ago, she’s still a kid (rightfully so), a completely inexperienced kid who needs help and guidance with growing up as much as the next kid.

It was also nice to help her out, give her advice and just be there for her again like old seasons (I know Javi has his own family to worry about, but we’ve spent years getting to know Clementine and I feel like before this episode, Javi, and in turn us, hasn’t really been there for Clem and given her the advice and help that we, as people who love her, would like to give.)

It was a nice addition by Telltale and in my opinion one of the few good writing decisions they’ve made in this season.

I just saw a blog that used to (hasnt been updated in 2 years) role play 18 year old Clementine using pictures of a white girl, it says that the reason Clem is portrayed as white is because over time she has grown paler due to lack of vitamin D as she prefers to stay in colder areas. Damn that has to be the most inventive excuse for whitewashing a black character.

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

Vinny Tagle on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, Michel Gondry)

In celebration of Pelikula Tumblr’s fifth anniversary, we asked some of our favorite writers to talk about films that they personally relate to

The first time I saw Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was after a breakup.

I was in my junior year of college, and I saw it with a friend who recommended it after she found out that I had split with my girlfriend of two years. She seemed to be pleased with herself when she saw the response the movie elicited from me: bucketloads of snot and tears, a running commentary in the form of my unsolicited sharing of random memories with my new ex, and a sudden desire to go ice skating even though it was the height of summer. By the time the screen faded to white as the last glimmers of Joel and Clementine playing in the snow led to the end credits, I was a mess. I was still hurting then, and watching the movie felt like someone grabbed my heart and dashed it against the wall.

I have since lost touch with my ex and even that friend who introduced me to it, but, like a crazy ex-girlfriend, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind still firmly, almost insistently, continues to stay with me.

The film’s premise borrows from science fiction. Joel (Jim Carrey) finds out that soon after his breakup with his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet), she had undergone a procedure that wiped out every memory of him from her mind. Out of resentment and feelings of betrayal, he decides to go through the same process as well. The movie largely takes place in his subconscious as his doctors probe his brain and try to erase all traces of Clem. With a nostalgic filter accented by Jon Brion’s poignant score, he revisits old memories and rediscovers the reasons why he loved her.  He relives the first time they met in a bookshop. Their first night under the stars. Their playful roughhousing under the sheets. But also, their quarrels. Their awkward dinners. And eventually, their breakup. He goes through these memories and belatedly realizes that he wants to keep them, and that the entirety of his memories of Clem is greater than the sum of its parts.

It isn’t hard to see why someone who had just gone through a breakup would have had such an emotional response to the film. It naturally invites us to reassess our current and past relationships and dwell on all the what-could-have-beens. Are we already, as Clem so precisely describes, the “dining dead”? Have I been appropriating blame correctly? Which painful events should I slowly forget and which experiences should stay and continue to define me? The movie is a reflection on our tendency to edit our amorphous memories and reshape our pasts to make living in the present more bearable. But the film also distinguishes between our memories, which are inherently fragile and subject to forgetting, and our feelings that lurk underneath those memories, which are less malleable and are more ingrained in our characters. In the end, as Joel and Clem meet each other again in Montauk, they are granted another chance to fall in love and share a future even though they might very well make the same mistakes.

Eternal Sunshine is a cerebral film, and its nice when directors treat our most untamed organ —our hearts—with some intelligence. Annie Hall, Blue Valentine, Her, these are some of the movies that try to do this as well. But for me, nothing can top the emotional catharsis and philosophical inquiries of Eternal Sunshine. It isn’t a perfect movie: the subplot involving the doctors played by Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst, and Elijah Wood (what a fun group of actors) bored me. But it’s the best treatise on modern relationships that I have seen on screen. And as Joel and Clem’s romance ebbs and flows and comes full circle, it leaves us with the hope that when we find someone new (or even someone not so new), we won’t let history repeat itself and we continue to work on being better versions of ourselves.

anonymous asked:

DId you know that there are people shipping Luke and Clementine

I noticed it a post on it yes.

For me, I just see them like a brother and sister [I’ve always had a soft spot for things where you find family with those who aren’t related to you]. But I did get with the person when they said about shipping when they were older, and only when they’re older.

So long as it’s a ship on the terms of friendship or a brotherly/sisterly relationship with the ages Clem and Luke are in the game, I don’t mind at all. And heck, if I saw a fanfic where Clem was older and started taking a liking to Luke, sure I’d read it as long as it was good. But if people start shipping them on the term of romance at Clementine’s current age of 11? NO!!! HELL NO!!!

Canon wise everything behaves platonic between them and that’s how I view them. I just think of Lee and how he became a father to Clem. Luke isn’t playing into that fatherly role the more that I see of him, but behaves more like than older brother around Clementine, perhaps because he’s not as old as Lee, or got that parental instinct in him as strongly. He is a little careless [sending a little girl up a huge ladder and giving the worst encouragement ever when she trips and nearly falls] but he’s honest and tries his hardest at least.

To me, it seems like they’re hinting at Luke carrying on a guardian role from Lee, but he’s different as a person and in the way he treats Clementine that he won’t be an exact copy of Lee, which I’m glad about since I’d of hated a clone of the first season. Where Lee was often looking out for Clem and they had very father/daughter like moments together that broke my heart towards the end, Luke and Clementine have a little buddy thing going for them, and if on a few occassions Clementine has snapped at him [like how she had to pull the hammer out of the walker’s head and got grumpy at him]. No way would she have gotten away with that talk on Lee.

Actually I think if I recall right, Telltale were originally going to have season 1 be about a brother and sister. It was in a video somewhere that they were talking about it, and that for the first draft a younger sister woke her older brother about a strange person [walker] outside the house. I’m really wondering if this scrapped concept is being brought into play with Clementine and Luke in this season. But it’s probably that too the reason why I see them like siblings. Luke wouldn’t be the greatest dad, but the coolest brother, definitely.

That’s what is so great about the game to me. These characters have lost so much that they can wind up finding family in others even when they’ve lost their own. Lee was there as a parent for Clementine when he didn’t need to be, and Kenny looks out for her too like an uncle in a way as well. Luke is just a new member to the family in Clem’s life, along with the rest of the group as well.

But yeah, this is how I fly with these two.