zombie kills of the week

Astro in a Zombie apocalypse

MJ:
- Hides in a tree house
- Only goes down to get food
- Runs like he could win the Olympics and always leaves the rest behind
- “Jinjin where the fuck are you?”

Jinjin:
- Has been protecting Myungjun since day 1
- “Listen don’t panic but we might need to run”
- Only eats canned food
- Hasn’t slept in weeks

Eunwoo:
- Has a notebook to keep track of everything he learns about zombies
- Surprisingly good with firearms
- “Did you know that…?” “NO ONE FUCKING CARES DONGMIN”
- Once cured a zombie with his angelic looks

Moon Bin:
- Feels bad whenever they kill a zombie
- “What if zombies just need a hug?”
- “Okay, maybe not”
- Gets bitten on day 3

Rocky:
- Nobody has seen him since the apocalypse started
- Has been living in the woods for weeks
- Survives on raw meat
- Kills zombies with his bare hands

Sanha:
- Only has his blankie and a knife
- “Fuck I left my blankie behind”
- “Guys? Where are you?”
- Gets bitten by Moonbin on day 4

If I can suffer thru 6 seasons of Glee just for Naya, go thru 7 loooong years of PLL just for Shay, then you better believe I’ll watch every got damn episode of FearTWD for Alycia lol

Epic Movie (Re)Watch #221 - Zombieland

Spoilers Below

Have I seen it before: Yes

Did I like it then: Yes.

Do I remember it: Yes.

Did I see it in theaters: No.

Format: Blu-ray

1) The prologue.

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We are immediately given a sense of Columbus’ voice in the prologue, which is important because he narrates the entire film. From the beginning we get a strong sense of not only who Columbus is but the rules by which this film operates (in a literal sense, as Columbus lists his rules for surprising Zombieland). We get all the backstory we need: we’re dealing with fast zombies, world on the brink (or post) apocalypse, etc. It all works as a strong setup to a great film.

2) According to IMDb:

[Rhett Reese] the co-writer of the film plays the man in the white tuxedo with an assault rifle in the opening credits.

3) Columbus as the gas station.

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We have been introduced to Columbus’ rules for surviving Zombieland (cardio, beware bathrooms, seat belts, etc.) but this is where we first really see them in action. Whenever a horror comedy is made it is easy to go low on one of those elements in favor of the other. The comedy has been established by Columbus’ voice but now we see that this film CAN be scary. There is genuine suspense on the scene as we practically wait (like Columbus does) to see if there will be a zombie attack. Not to mention they get in a good jump scare or too.

4) Jesse Eisenberg as Columbus.

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As mentioned above, Columbus is our film’s main character. He’s the one we get to know best throughout his narration. That means he cannot - under any circumstances - be boring (or else the film will be too). And although Eisenberg’s performance may not differ TOO greatly from some of his other work, that’s largely because it does support the character. Columbus is interesting, developed, funny, and sometimes tragic. We get a sense of his fears (of which there are MANY) and how they can define him, but we also see him grow to face those fears for those he cares about. All of the characters are developed wonderfully in this film and Columbus is no exception.

5) Story is conflict, conflict is interesting. The two parts of the main bromance meet when they’re pointing their guns at each other. That just DRIPS with conflict and speaks to the wonderful heart of their relationship.

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6) Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee.

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From the very first moment Tallahassee shows up on screen you know he’s special. He just LOOKS badass and Harrelson ends up stealing every single scene of the movie. Tallahassee is largely enigmatic, but we do get to know him as the film goes on.

Columbus [seeing a zombie eat a corpse]: “I mean it makes you -”

Tallahassee: “Hungry.”

Columbus: “I’m worried about you.”

He’s developed throughout. You understand how much he fucking hates zombies and later you understand why. Sometimes when you reveal more about an enigmatic character they lose what makes them interesting (see: Jack Sparrow). But not with Tallahassee. I think this is a testament to Harrelson and the filmmakers for making him strong throughout.

7) This could really be a note thrown in while talking about Tallahassee, but I think it deserves its own recognition. The fact that such a notable part of this movie is Tallahassee looking for Twinkies gives the film two things: a strong through line and a unique character detail. Columbus’ analysis of why Tallahassee feels so strongly about this, about how it makes him remember a time when things were normal, also gives it heart. It’s not a joke just to be funny, there’s a reason behind it. I love that.

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8) I’m so tired of this idea that if you’re a guy who still has his virginity you’re some kind of loser. Like, fuck that shit.

Columbus [explaining how he was kind of a dweeb before zombies]: “Virginity: totally justifiable to speculate on.”

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9) Amber Heard as 406.

There’s a pretty good chance that this is the only film I’ve seen Amber Heard in (that’ll probably change when Justice League comes out) and while it may not be exactly the part of the year, Heard really commits to it. In her human form you are able to invest in 406 really quickly, as Heard plays her fear and panic totally believable. But the actress also plays the part as a zombie which requires a unique physicality that not everyone can master. 406 as a zombie is freaking great though, with Heard bringing that unique movement to the character while also being really fucking scary. I dig it.

10) There are so many small jokes in this film I love I couldn’t possible list them all.

Tallahassee [about a zombie free place]: “It’s all just nonsense. You know, you’re like a penguin on the North Pole who hears the South Pole is really nice this time of the year.”

Columbus: “There are no penguins on the North Pole.”

[Beat.]

Tallahassee: “You wanna feel how hard I can punch?”

11) The scene with Columbus and Tallahassee in the grocery store shows off one of this film’s best qualities: it has fun with its zombie violence. It’s over the top and crazy making all the zombie killing just wildly fun.

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12) The con Little Rock and Wichita run on the two guys is so interesting. For one thing actresses Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin are so good I’m 100% riveted by both performances. They give it their all even though it’s fake, even though they’re conning them. And the fact that it is a con, that twist to the scene, speaks to who they both are as characters.

Wichita: “Better you make the mistake of trusting us then we make the mistake of trusting you.”

Their trust issues with everyone but each other is great. The relationship these sisters have is developed wonderfully, defined by their interaction during the following car ride. We understand how this relationship works and the love they have for each other in NO TIME.

13) “Zombie Kill of the Week” discussion.

Take a look at that scene, take a look at that production design. The film never calls attention to it but you 100% understand what has happened just by looking at it. The tanks, the banners, the propaganda posters, all speak greatly to the world we are currently in. Juxtaposing that against the sheer irrelevance of the conversation Tallahassee and Columbus are having about killing zombies is a perfect representation of the film. Incredible humor against a bleak landscape. (Note: the first half of the scene is not featured in this video, the one where they’re talking about zombie kills of the week. Just so you know.)

14) Abigail Breslin as Little Rock.

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None of the main four characters in this film are weak, meaning Breslin is able to hold up against her cast members (including and especially veteran Woody Harrelson). There’s this sense of sarcastic humor, almost jadedness, and charisma that Breslin breathes into every scene. She’s basically twelve year old Han Solo fighting zombies. I love that.

15) I relate to Columbus in this moment.

Columbus [after Wichita highjacks his car and points a gun at him]: “I kinda like this girl.”

16) There are occasional flashbacks to life BEFORE zombies which could’ve really messed with the film (especially considering it’s less than 90 minutes), but they’re put in good spots and improve on the movie’s human element (which is incredibly important and I’ll speak more on soon).

17) Emma Stone as Wichita.

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I love Emma Stone. I’d watch Emma Stone read the phonebook as a film. So I’m not exactly unbiased here, but I freaking love her as Wichita. The character is wonderfully layered, with trust issues being a defining trait but so is her love for Little Rock. The more she lets those issues go, the more she trusts Columbus and quits keeping him and Tallahassee at bay, the more fun we get to have the character/the more invested I am. But again, I’m hardly unbiased.

18)

Wichita [about Columbus, Ohio]: “It’s a total ghost town, it’s burned to the ground.”

The fact that this packs as much of a punch as it does speaks greatly to a really important part of this movie: it’s human element. In a movie called Zombieland there are probably more scenes without zombies than there are with them. Except you don’t notice this, you’re not bothered by it, and that’s because this movie isn’t about the zombies. It’s about the people living in Zombieland, living this world with zombies in it. We don’t spend as much time developing the zombies or the mythos there as much as we do getting into the characters who we are traveling with. Through trashing the roadside shop, through their time together, through their car ride conversations, through all of it. And it is done in an incredible way that just keeps getting stronger the longer the film goes.

Columbus [about Little Rock]: “It’s tough growing up in Zombieland.”

Wichita: “It’s tough growing up.”

19) Okay, the entire idea with “Zombie Kill of the Week” is a holdover for when this script was going to be a TV show. And it’s one of the best gags in the film.

20) I love the following car scene. If I could find a clip of it I would post it here, but it’s a bunch of little moments cut together which are so great (including a scene where Little Rock explains “Hannah Montana” to Tallahassee in an improvised moment). It’s one of my favorite moments in the film and I wish there was a clip of it online.

21) Bill. Fucking. Murray.

The video is not the best quality but it’s the only one I could find with the whole scene.

Okay, the first time I saw this was in 2012. I hadn’t laughed in movies a lot since then, it had kind of died out of me. This scene busted my gut and has me laughing like crazy still to this day. The best fucking scene in the whole film it is just pure, unbridled fun! Murray fucking shines! And the way it ends!? Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I can’t explain it in justice. Watch it. Watch it now.

22) When we learn the truth about Buck (that he’s Tallahassee’s son who was killed by zombies, not his dog), the fact that this film is a human story is clearer than ever. It’s this one scene, this one revelation, which catapults it from good to great. Before it was a really funny zombie comedy movie and now its something else entirely. It’s so much more human and relatable. I just really love the thought the filmmakers put into that.

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23) One of my favorite pairings in this film is one which doesn’t get a lot of screen time and that’s Tallahassee and Little Rock. There’s this close to parental bond (more like uncle or older brother) they have and it comes through very nicely in the scene where Tallahassee shows Little Rock how to shoot.

24) Columbus and Wichita’s nightcap.

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This is a great moment of vulnerability and honest connection between the pair. The fact that the film spends a couple minutes just going over their respective 1997’s means we get to know even MORE about them in an interesting way. As the audience we are treated to so much rich character information and development in not a long runtime and this scene shows that off beautifully.

25) I thought of this as Little Rock and Wichita get to the rumored Zombie-free-zone of Pacific Playland: the external goal in the movie is the amusement park, but that’s not what they’re looking for. What they’re looking for - what everyone is looking for - is something they had before the zombies. Columbus was looking for his family, Tallahassee is searching for Twinkies, and the sisters are looking for just a little fun that kids get to have. There all looking for a little bit of normalcy where they get to just be PEOPLE who can relax a little, something they end up finding in each other.

26) The extended climax of this film works for a few reasons. For one thing: Little Rock and Wichita being stuck on the drop ride creates a great amount of tension. The suspense and sense of risk is present throughout in scenes like the haunted house and Tallahassee in the prize cage (supported by slow-motion). That, and the zombie killing is as kickass as ever.

27) I haven’t really talked about this before but I like how this film is able to make their zombies a little unique in design. They’re not carbon copies of Romero zombies or 2005 Dawn of the Dead zombies, they’re their own thing.

28) This is Columbus’ climax.

Columbus [trying to save Wichita, stopped by a zombie clown (he hates clowns)]: “Of course, it had to be a clown. No, it HAD to be a clown. And it had to be Wichita for me to finally understand that some rules are made to be broken.”

He disregards his rules (specifically, “Don’t be a hero,”) in order to just do the right thing. To live for someone else for once. I dig it.

29) I always say you can tell a climax works because once its over all the tension in your body just vanishes. That is true for this film, once the zombie clown is dead.

30) Wichita’s real name - Krysta - is actually the name of Emma Stone’s mother in real life.

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31) TALLAHASSEE GETS HIS FUCKING TWINKIE!

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32) There are few films which are able to include their message in dialogue without being cheesy as all hell. This film is one of them.

Columbus: “And without other people, well you might as well be a zombie.”

33) And, if you stay after the credits…


Zombieland is a freaking classic. Holy crap, I love this movie. It’s tight, funny as hell, and the decision to tell a human story above all else gives it an amazing beating heart. All four the main cast members are through the roof incredible, it’s got Bill Murray in it AS Bill Murray, I just really fucking love it. One of my favorite films of all time. Go watch it, it’s not that long.

Caddies and Crossbows

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Zombie Land / The Walking Dead crossover

Light/Beginnings of Daryl Dixon x Reader
Best Buddies!Tallahassee x Reader

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Set between CDC in S1 and beginning of S2 of The Walking Dead.


What was this idiot doing?

Well, looting, just like you but he was just doing it so badly. He’d not even checked the area, he had no clue that you were there, hidden around the doorway in the other room. But that was the way that you’d rather keep it for now, save for your little group, other survivors had been only bad news.

So keeping your distance, you watched the young Asian man adjust his cap and continue to riffle through the draws in the pharmacy. If he wanted antibiotics then he was sorely out of luck because you’d stashed them all in your satchel bag. Someone in your group had to think about things like that, God knows that Tallahassee wouldn’t.

Speaking of your group, you needed to find them. Running from a particularly large group of Walkers you’d gotten separated and you managed to duck away into this small pharmacy and had just finished filling your bag when you heard the man coming in and ducked around the corner.

If it came to it you could probably take him down, it just if he had any friends hiding out close by and as if on que the man was joined by a larger black man.
“Glenn hurry it up man, we need to find the others.” So there were others with them.

Fuck.

Daring to peak over the windowsill you could see that the street was heaving with Walkers, they wouldn’t be leaving any time soon, they just didn’t realise it yet. Luckily, as always, you were heavily armed and a damn good shot too. Tallahassee had taught you how to shoot way back before he’d taken that as his name. You’d had an odd friendship; he was many years older than you and had been a close friend of your older brother, until your brother got in trouble with some bad guys. Tallahassee had kept you away from it all and when the brother vacuum in your life had been created Tallahassee had been sucked right in.

He changed a lot too, when you first met him he’d been a recently rehabilitated drug user, though he’d be embarrassed to admit it. He would tell you about how he used to hang around with a real wrong ‘un called Merle who used to deal to him.
You were glad that you never knew him like that and that he got out of that life long before his son, Buck, came into the world.

Not that any of that mattered now, your brother, the bad guys, Tallahassee’s son, everyone was dead. It had been just the two of you for a while, on a destructive path of alcohol and adrenalin fuelled survival and zombie killing competitions until Columbus had stumbled into your lives with his neurotic ways and irritable bowels, later Little Rock and Wichita had forced their way into your lives. But you loved them all and the younger three had taken to calling you ‘Mama’ to wind you up, they didn’t try the same with Tallahassee for fear he may think that they were trying to take Buck’s place.

Shit.

A rotting smell brought you back to your senses and your head snapped up to watch the two men in the other room, couldn’t they smell that? You reached down to your thigh holster and pulled free the machete that you’d stolen from Tallahassee, slowly you creeped forward and when the Walker dove for the men they scrambled away. None of them saw you until the Walker had the black man pinned and your machete came straight through the Walker’s head.

You jumped back and kicked the body off of your weapon. Both men stood watching you with wide eyes, their chests heaving.
“Who the fuck?” One of them hissed.
You raised your weapon at them, “Either of you bitten?”
They shook their heads, “No no.”
“If you’ve lied to me, then I’ll kill you.” You warned and sheaved the machete back into its holster, from the looks on their faces they believed you and that was all that mattered. You doubted that you could but putting the idea in their hands was all that you wanted.

Kicking the body away, you ducked down and gestured for the men to join you on the floor as a pack of the walkers shuffled past. They ducked down too and you let yourself get comfy.
You extended your hand to them, “Y/N.” They shook your hand and all of you settled for a long wait.

——————–

Out of all the people that Tallahassee ever expected to see again, Merle Dixon’s scrawny little brother was pretty fucking low on the list. Though it would make sense given all the weapons lying around the Dixon homestead, and god he must have dragged himself up so he must have some survival skills.

But, Dixon or not, Daryl wouldn’t survive Tallahassee blowing out his ribcage with a shot gun and Columbus, who was stuck in the middle with Daryl’s bow trained on him, certainly didn’t want to get caught in the cross fire.
“Fuck me!” Tallahassee exclaimed, “Don’t tell me your junkie brother is about here somewhere too.”
“Shut up.” Daryl snarled and held his bow up straight at Columbus who stood with his hands raised. Behind Tallahassee Wichita and Little Rock had lowered their weapons. Behind Daryl his group had lowered their weapons and Lori and Carol held their children away from the confrontation.

“If I could say something?” Columbus started and raised one hand slightly higher in an attempt to get attention and when Daryl’s gaze focused on his he swallowed hard, “Well you see- the thing is. I – that is we-”
“Just spit it out.” Little Rock sighed.
At the confused glances getting thrown his way, Tallahassee shrugged, “He gets nervous, don’t think you’re helping with the bow.”
“We’re looking for our friend,” Wichita added, “We got separated.”
With a nod of agreement both Tallahassee and Daryl lowered their weapons.
“That’s better, look we’ve also been separated from two of our men, we can help each other look.” The Sheriff stepped forward and spoke evenly like he was afraid of sparking another confrontation.
“Who the fuck are you?” Tallahassee asked as he took in the sight of the law man.
“Rick Grimes.” He introduced himself and held his hand out in greeting.
Tallahassee didn’t take it but instead scrunched his face and mocked, “Rick Grimes.”
Daryl smirked, now he remembered this guy, Merle’s old friend and if he remembered rightly, he was a crazy bastard.

They reminisced slightly as they stalked towards the closest town, with Wichita and Little Rock jumping into the conversation every now and again with sharp mocking remarks. Both Carl and Sophia where enamoured with Little Rock, there couldn’t have been many years between the three but Little Rock had obviously been matured through the brutality of the new world.
Columbus was very happy holding up the back of the group with Dale, they were two peas in a pod. The two groups exchanged descriptions of their lost members and made a plan of action, but as usual best laid plans often fail and the group was forced to flee from a pack of walkers.

“Get in doors, hide out.” Rick ordered as he pushed a Walker away from Lori and Carl and the group split.

———————–

The clock on wall didn’t look like it had worked in decades, even before the end of the world so you had no clue how long you and your new friends had had to get acquainted but, and you hated to admit it, you had enjoyed their company. Both men were engaging and more than willing to tell you about their group and their misadventures at the CDC, you made a mental note of everything they said in case the rest of their group showed up and weren’t as accommodating.

They told you all about their very own Sheriff Rick and his family and their resident redneck Daryl Dixon, the man sounded familiar and though you couldn’t place it he already reminded you of Tallahassee. You told Glenn and T-Dog all that you dared too about your group, you were cautious of giving anyway any information that could prove dangerous.

So you kept it simple:
- Columbus was highly tuned and very observant. (Neurotic was more like it.)
- Little Rock and Wichita were sisters and it was best not to try to fuck with them. (100% true.)
- Tallahassee was slightly bat shit crazy. (Very true.)

But your nice time was cut short by a scream.

You didn’t recognise it but the guys seemed to as they jumped to their feet and pushed their faces up against the window. You followed their lead, out of the window you could see the tail end of the pack, there was nowhere near the amount of walkers that had flooded the street but still way too many to handle.
“Carl.” Glenn breathed out and you finally found what had captured their attention. Atop a long abandoned car a young boy was surrounded by walkers, he screamed as they grasped and snarled at his feet.
“Jesus fuck.” You hissed and before you could think, and Tallahassee would argue that you never thought, you had yanked open the door and where barrelling out into the street. Machete out, you slashed at any walker that came close as you raced to the car.
At the sound of whistling you looked up and saw Tallahassee racing out of another building, he was joined by a thin man with a crossbow and with both of them whistling walkers close by turned to follow the sounds and you disposed of them.

Fucking suicidal rednecks.

Out of the corner of your eyes you could see two men rushing towards the boy on the car. Running over to snatch a bin lid from the side of the road you hollered to the two men, “You get the boy, we’ll distract them!”
The thicker set of the two nodded and you ran back to help Tallahassee while banging your machete against the bin lid to distract more walkers.
“Hey now don’t be tryna take Zombie Kill of the Week.” Tallahassee laughed as he caught a walker by the back of the head and smashed its face down into the floor.
“As if you stood a chance.” You smirked and pushed a walker away with the bin lid before cutting it down with your machete.

Everything moved too fast after that.

The pack of walkers seemed to surge and swell until you’d been cut off from both Tallahassee and his new crossbow wielding friend.
“Shit. Shit.” You hissed to yourself as you tried to back up while cutting down the walkers. More of the other group had come to help and you’d seen Columbus helping the boy down from the car but still you were all overwhelmed.
You managed to find a break and rushed back out of the crowd of gnashing hands but you were relieved when, above the chaos, you caught sight of Columbus and the boy being dragged by the other group into the safety of a building.
Tallahassee caught your eye and you gestured wildly for him to follow Columbus, there was no way that you could get to him through these walkers but you could get them away while everyone got somewhere safe. He shook his head in disagreement with your silently exchanged plan but you were already too far away. Spinning on your heel, you whistled loudly before beginning to bolt down the street.

The pack swarmed and moved as one, following you instantly. You ran, your feet pounding along the road until a walker sideswiped you knocking you to the ground. You hissed and pushed the dead woman up, holding her above you as he clawed at the ear and snapped her jaw at you.
A booted foot kicked the side of her head and she was knocked to the floor beside you but you had already jumped to your feet and had begun to back up beside the crossbow man who had saved you.

“Thanks.” You breathed out, he gave you a brief nod and then both of you were running.

You couldn’t say how long you’d been running, but your lungs and throat burned, your legs shook and finally the noises of the dead quietened behind you. When you finally stopped in your little safe haven, an old auto body shop at the edge of town, both of you dropped to the floor panting for breath.

Neither of you spoke nor moved for a while until finally, on a huffed breath, he introduced himself, “Daryl Dixon.”
“Y/N Y/L/N.” You responded and he nodded and you both fell into silence against listening to the walkers outside as they passed past you.
“So,” Daryl breathed after a moment, “Zombie kill of the week?”

He asked, he couldn’t help showing his amusement.
“Gives us something to focus on.” You laughed and he returned it.
“Who’s winning?” He asked.
You pulled a face, “Tally.”
He smirked, “Tally? Well I am definitely using that.”
“You two know each other?” You asked and he gave a one armed shrug.
“He knew my brother.” He answered and realisation hit you.
“Wait.” You pointed at him, “I knew I recognised your name, your brother is Merle right?”
Daryl narrowed his eyes at you and scrutinised your expression as though he was trying to decide whether or not he should tell you, “Yeah.” He mumbled after a moment and chewed his thumbnail before stating, “You don’t sound like a fan.”
“I’m not. But I’m sure I’m not the first.”  You mused and he made a noise of agreement while you dug through your bag. Daryl watched, somewhat amused, as you pulled out and placed down; a bottle of Jack, a pack of cards, some broken biscuits and a small hand turn lantern.
“Ya’ll planning a party?” He asked you, you moved for him to come and sit closer to you, and after shooting you a suspicious look he did.
“We don’t know how long we’ll be stuck here until its safe, let’s get to know each other.” You held up the pack of cards and teased, “Strip poker? Truth or dare?”
He rolled his eyes at your mischievous expression, “Now ya’ll being friends with Tallahassee makes sense.”
“He is lucky to have my friendship, I will give you that.” You joked and he shook his head slightly as he shuffled the cards, he didn’t trust you not to fix the deck, while you cranked the lantern. It was going to be a long night but at least he wasn’t stuck in there with Officer Friendly.


Not sure how well this will work but I’ve had it stuck in my head!

Arrow 4.06 - ‘Lost Souls’

I’ve never been shy of saying that, for me, character development has always been more important than plot. Plot is the thing that makes you go from A to B; character is what makes you care. For all that this is a show based on a comic book character, it wouldn’t mean much to audiences if we couldn’t follow the character’s journey on-screen, to see him go from A to B, to develop and grow and evolve in healthy ways. In the comics, it might work to have a character who largely lives in stasis and each week seems to do the same thing to much the same results; on screen, that would not fly. As Stephen Amell has often said, if you don’t care about Oliver’s relationships and his emotional journey, then why would you care about why he fights so hard? In fact, just this past weekend he said a similar thing: action and stunts are great, but on their own they cannot sustain a show.

All this to say that this week’s installment of Arrow is probably my most favourite of the season, and that is largely because of its focus on character work. One of my complaints in past seasons has been that the show races through plot at the expense of character development, and at last we get to see an episode almost entirely devoted to exploring the nuances of characters both in their individuality and in a relationship, with plot being entirely secondary.

That’s not to say that this approach is entirely successful – there is a marked (and frankly slightly bizarre) lack of development on the Sara/Lances/Ray fronts; of course this is yet another symptom of the ‘disease’ I like to call ‘the LOT backdoor pilots’, but it does ring false in some places. That said, the episode as a whole works well because it balances humour, pathos, action and focuses on relationships that have always connected well with the audience.

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Things That Make Me Want To Scream, part one of an ongoing series:

gossip blogs. people speaking on behalf of norman, as some kind of an authority, like they know what they’re talking about. just because daryl dixon kills zombies on your tv once a week, it doesn’t mean you know norman reedus. (neither do i, by the way.)

i don’t understand how anyone can claim to be a fan while participating in that crap, because that’s not respectful at all. being a fan of someone means supporting them, not tearing them down. just because he is a successful and well-known actor, it doesn’t mean that his private life, away from work, is free game and open for public judgement. i can only imagine how violated he must feel when people take liberties like that.

stop worrying so much about what he’s doing in his personal time and start worrying about what you’re doing in your personal time. you have one life to live, and if you’re spending your precious time on this earth gossiping and speculating about the private life of some guy who doesn’t even know you, then you might wanna step back and reevaluate.