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.
Yeah she’s wearing clementine’s (from the 2nd the walking dead videogame) clothes…
(I was just trying to draw her with her cap on but… this happened… XDD)
( plus they both have got pig tails and a cap)
Man, Clementine is a complete different person now.
When I first saw Clementine in season 1, she was this innocent little girl determined to find her parents. Her personality was like any little girl in real life.
When we get to play as Clementine in season 2, she was somewhat the same girl we knew. Though throughout the course of that season, she slowly changes with the people she’s with. Her personality changed.
Now in Season 3: New Frontier, Clementine’s this cold-as-steel teenager. Same girl we all knew, complete different person throughout the years she’s survived.
I didn't know you watched Zoo?! Who's your favorite character? What did you think of the second season finale? Did you know the character who plays the "grown up" Clementine also played Greer Danville, the lesbian in love with her bisexual bean Brenna Carver, in Chasing Life??? Ps: I love your blog :)
I LOVE ZOO!!
My favourite character was Chloe :( you should have seen my texting history while I was watching that episode! Right now my really digging Jamie, but I also really like Mitch and Abraham (I just love them all lol)
I’m actually watching season 2 for the first time now, I actually had to rewatch season 1 because I had left it for so long before I watched so I haven’t seen the finale yet! There is a twitter I follow deathtodickens that live tweets while she watches and her commentary on the show kills me!
NO!! I haven’t seen Chasing Life but I’m gonna add that to my list!
aw shucks anon thank you! I’m glad you like the obnoxious mess that is my blog!
I’m replaying 1-2 episodes to make resources for my edits and I must confess that my thoughts are quite different from what I said in my post after first playthrough right after release.
I didn’t touch the game since that moment because I was like disappointed idk???? Everything was so indifferent and very few things touched my feelings. But now I see some very good things and I can feel that good old TWDG feels™.
Javier now seems not that whatever character like I saw him before, I now see him as a great chance for us to finally establish and fully play real friendship with someone for Clementine (not playing from her side though, but still) which we NEVER properly had before. Lee was a father figure and in S2 I wanted to make friends with Nick & Sarah but the moments were so small that more of that was in my head, not in game. With inderstanding of this I’ve got brand new fresh and good look at this game. No matter what will happen during the plot, this moment is one of my dreams come true and I’m so glad about it
(also look at those nerds omg)
I must confess as well that I again cried, screamed and went my heartbeat crazy at the moment when Clem appears for the first time because how can I not to WHEN ALL THESE FEELS
I also worry A LOT about Tripp! He’s such a gem!!! He is so sensible and clear, he does things so neatly and all that. It’s a success for him to live during 2 episodes already, but who knows? I don’t want him to die some stupid death (probably his death’s pointlessness will be as great as his character awesomeness lol) or turn into some dickhead (like what happened to Richard in TWD TV series). So ugh, I’m really nervous. I’ve lost too many beloved characters from Telltale already so I’m like prepared for the worst but I’m not prepared for ignition of that eternal butthurt and soul pain again
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.